CBC fund­ing slashed

Stanstead Journal - - CLASSIFIEDS -

There may be big­ger line-ups at the bor­der this sum­mer af­ter the new spend­ing lim­its on Amer­i­can shop­ping are in place. Be­gin­ning on June 1st, cross-bor­der shop­pers will be able to bring back $200 worth of mer­chan­dise af­ter a twenty-four hour stay in the United States, up from $50. Shop­pers who are in the United States for forty-eight hours or more will be able to bring back $800 worth, up from $400.

The bud­gets of the CBC, the Na­tional Film Board and Tele­film have been slashed. The CBC will have its fund­ing cut by $27.8 mil­lion this year, by $69.9 mil­lion in 2013-14, and $115 mil­lion in 2014-15. Its present fed­eral fund­ing is about $1.1 bil­lion an­nu­ally.

There was never a bet­ter time to be fifty-four. Any­one un­der fifty-four years of age will have to work longer be­fore they re­ceive their Old Age Se­cu­rity.

– Septem­ber 3, 1934 - Fe­bru­ary 22, 2012. Betty Smith 77, went peacefully to her rest on the Wed­nes­day morn­ing Fe­bru­ary 22nd, 2012. Betty was born in Mar­ling­ton, Que­bec to Wil­liam and Es­ther (Ro­bitaille) Young. She was mar­ried on June 23rd, 1956 to Al­lan Smith in Stanstead and they had three daugh­ters, Cindy of Pointe Claire, Que., Deb­bie (Denis Blouin) of Pier­re­fonds, Que. and Lisa (Marc Strat­ton) and grand­daugh­ters Sara, & Hanna of Brockville, Ont. She worked in Rock Is­land at Kaiser’s & Spencer’s un­til she mar­ried and moved briefly to New Brunswick with Al­lan. On re­turn­ing to Que­bec, they moved to St. Lau­rent where she was em­ployed at Canadair un­til Cindy was born and then be­came a stay-at-home mom and home­maker, never to re­turn to the work force, choos­ing to re­main an ex­cel­lent home­maker. They lived for over 30 years in St. Lau­rent, Fabre­ville and Pointe Claire un­til 1989 when Al­lan took semi-re­tire­ment and they moved back to Beebe where they made their home. Af­ter mov­ing back to Beebe, she be­came very in­volved with the Christ Church Acw/guild and spent many vol­un­teer hours work­ing in the “Thrift Shoppe” and with the ladies at their sales and cater­ing events, her pride was in tak­ing care of the food ta­ble. She was a mem­ber of the Fri­day Morn­ing Bowl­ing League which she got much en­joy­ment from, she also en­joyed the monthly ladies birth­day lun­cheons. She en­joyed the many trips that she made with Al­lan and fam­ily and es­pe­cially the two trips in 2010 & 2011 with all the fam­ily to Myr­tle Beach S.C. Betty was held in very high es­teem, as shown by the many tributes re­ceived and the large turnout for the fu­neral.

– Passed away af­ter a coura­geous bat­tle in the pres­ence of his lov­ing fam­ily at the C.S.S.S. Mem­phrem­a­gog on March 31st, 2012, at the age of sixty-five. Cher­ished hus­band of Rol­lande Ladouceur and ador­ing fa­ther of Guy (Linda), Gilles (Julie), Manon (Mark) and Gae­tan (Melissa). Pre­cious grand­fa­ther of ten beau­ti­ful grand­chil­dren and dear brother of Emile, Louis (Marie-claire), Noella (Richard), Denise (Roland), Jo­ce­lyn (Mau­rice) and the late Fran­cois. Claude will also be sadly missed by his broth­ers and sis­ter-in-law as well as many nieces, neph­ews, cousins, un­cles, aunts, other rel­a­tives and many friends. Rest­ing at the

Cass Fu­neral Home 545 Duf­ferin, Stanstead 819-876-5213/www.casshomes.ca where friends may visit on Sun­day, April 8th, 2012, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and also on Mon­day, April 9th, from 9 to 10:45 a.m., fol­lowed by a fu­neral ser­vice in the Sa­cred Heart Church at 11 a.m. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions made to the Fon­da­tions du CHUS Lab­o­ra­toire du Dr. David Fortin, 3001 12ieme Ave. Nord, Sher­brooke, QC J1H 5N4, would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated by the fam­ily.

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