In Nova Scotia, TC Media has announced plans to merge four Annapolis Valley community newspapers into two publications. The Hants Journal and the Kings Country Advertiser will combine to create The Valley Journal-Advertiser. Meanwhile, the Kings County Register will merge with the Annapolis County Spectator to become the Annapolis Valley Register. The two amalgamated publications will launch in early May. TC Media also announced plans to cease publication of the Valley Now free paper, which launched last year.