CBC funding slashed
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.