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We are about community by the community. We are deeply rooted in the principles of local content and offer exceptional coverage and distribution. We combine print with digital media for the best local marketing value possible. With rates starting at $ 55 per month, TAKE 5  is one of the most economical forms of advertising. TAKE 5 Newsmagazine is the only publication in this area that is mailed directly to over 11,000 households. An additional 2,000 to 4,000 copies are distributed throughout the area for non-residents. Our Newsmagazine is published monthly and is the best read local magazine with over 38,000 readers from South Nanaimo to Chemainus plus more than 2,000 monthly views online. TAKE 5 Print & Digital Media is a local publishing company established over 20 years ago and is based in Ladysmith BC. To read the current edition click HERE. To access our BACK ISSUE library click HERE

We publish the Explore Ladysmith, Cedar, Saltair & Chemainus Guide annually, this glossy full-color vacation guide has become a must have resource for visitors and residents as well. It is available at Vancouver Island Tourism Centres, Nanaimo Airport and the Port of Nanaimo. Pick up a copy everywhere people are having fun! This full colour magazine walks you through historic and rural communities highlighting events, the arts, waterfront activities, trails, dining, histories and shopping. You will find unique places to stay, fun things to do and explore.

Thinking of moving to the area? The Explore Guide also includes our handy relocation section that will answer many questions you may have. Real estate, services, medical and licence transfers; these are a few of the topics covered in the guide.

Our Explore Guide features YouTube links to interesting places, local attractions and helpful info!

To read the current edition of the Explore Guide click HERE.

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