Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have been almost unimaginable a few short months ago. With more rapid change inevitable and the time frame for a return to a new, predictable normal still unknown, a trusted, reliable and real-time source of information is more important than ever.

The Vancouver Island Free Daily is firmly committed to seeing you through the changes ahead, whatever they may be, but we need your help.

COVID-19 has wrought havoc on businesses across almost every sector and the VI Free Daily is no exception. For years, the local reporting that the VI Free Daily delivers to your devices has been supported by Vancouver Island businesses and organizations. But while they navigate this sea-change towards their new normal, we’re asking you, our readers, to recognize the value of local journalism to our community by making a one-time or ongoing donation to support local journalism.

The VI Free Daily covers the stories that matter to you and to our communities. While COVID-19 is top-of-mind right now, we’ve spent years helping shape Vancouver Island into the great place it is to live and work by highlighting local government decisions, supporting charitable groups, covering Island sports and shining a light on those who might impinge on our quality of life.

We’re asking you to lock arms with us, as we look to better days ahead, doing what we do with dedication and pride.

By making a one-time or ongoing donation to the VI Free Daily you can help ensure that our communities continue to enjoy the benefits that come with a local newspaper.

This is not a silver bullet to save local media but for those who care about our communities and local journalism on Vancouver Island, a donation offers the chance to show your support and ensure continues to reap the benefits that local journalism delivers.

Thank you for your contribution.

Sincerely,

Peter McCully

Publisher, Vancouver Island Free Daily

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