Odd that Kate should mention the Q-C Daily & PNS. OB, in his blog today, mentioned the same thing, with a little more info. He put in his & Kate’s blog that there blog is alternatives for viewing local news & events online, that they are free for viewing, & what's in them. He/she claimed the editing at both of those online news sites is much better than the TD. (Of course, they would say that) OB also mentioned that they will see their “number of page hits increase, making people’s advertising dollars worth while and well spent”.
It’s my guess that they are on this forum & TD to get news articles for their blog.