PostmediaPostmedia Inc. announced that it is extending a digital pay meter to its remaining properties on May 14, 2013. The move means online readers of the Edmonton Journal, National Post, Financial Post, Calgary Herald, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Regina Leader-Post and Windsor Star will be asked to register for online accounts after reading 10 articles for free. Postmedia’s entry into paid online news content started two years ago when the Victoria Times Colonist — which has since been sold — and the Gazette in Montreal started to charge digital readers. The second phase started late last summer when the Vancouver Sun, Province and Ottawa Citizen introduced metered paywalls. At that time, the National Post and Financial Post sites began charging their international readers.

Print subscribers fo the Edmonton Journal can go to www.edmontonjournal.com/activate where they will be provided with details on how to activate their free digital subscription. They can also view a video that walks them through the registration process.

Non-subscribers can sign up at www.edmontonjournal.com/subscribe where they will be presented with two options: To purchase an All Access Subscription (includes print, web, smartphone and tablet access), or a Digital Access subscription (web, smartphone and tablet access).

Print subscribers fo the Calgary Herald can go to www.calgaryherald.com/activate where they will be provided with details on how to activate their free digital subscription. They can also view a video that walks them through the registration process.

Non-subscribers can sign up at www.calgaryherald.com/subscribe where they will be presented with two options: To purchase an All Access Subscription (includes print, web, smartphone and tablet access), or a Digital Access subscription (web, smartphone and tablet access).

Customers can purchase a stand-alone app for all brands if they choose not to subscribe to Digital Access through iTunes and pay a monthly rate of $9.99.