Paying for local news: Waterloo Region Record launches paywall

The Waterloo Region Record, which has existed in the community under a few different names since 1878, has launched a paywall to help drive revenue.

As part of the plan, non-subscribers will be locked out of the site after reading seven locked articles each month. You will still be able to read headlines, but not the stories.

It means non-subscribers will only have access to a limited number of stories each month before they’re asked to pay for a subscription or wait until the next month when the number is reset.

You can read more about the change here.