Free con­nec­tion to satel­lite TV

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Many­house­holds in the Estrie re­gion lost tele­vi­sion chan­nels fol­low­ing the change to dig­i­tal tele­vi­sion, even when us­ing the ap­pro­pri­ate de­vices. Be­cause of that prob­lem, a free so­lu­tion was put in place which was a con­nec­tion to satel­lite TV for ba­sic chan­nels. This pro­gram, which was sup­posed to end in Novem­ber, 2011, was ex­tended for one full year, so those in­ter­ested have only un­til the end of the month to re­ceive this free ser­vice.

This pro­gram, of­fered by Shaw Di­rect, is aimed at house­holds that lost ac­cess to tele­vi­sion chan­nels that they used to re­ceive be­fore the sys­tem went dig­i­tal. It is not for peo­ple who sub­scribed to ca­ble tele­vi­sion or satel­lite tele­vi­sion in the ninety day pe­riod be­fore the re­quest for this ser­vice. “In the be­gin­ning, the of­fer cov­ered only a few postal code ar­eas, how­ever, af­ter be­ing pres­sured by us, the pro­gram was ex­panded,” ex­plained Sylvie Bonin, co­or­di­na­tor of the

(ACEF Estrie). It is rec­om­mended that house­holds who ap­plied to this pro­gram pre­vi­ously and were de­nied, should reap­ply be­fore the end of the month.

This pro­gram al­lows the house­holds that meet the cri­te­ria to re­ceive free in­stal­la­tion of the nec­es­sary equip­ment and the con­nec­tion to ba­sic chan­nels un­til Au­gust, 2016. To ap­ply call 1-888-782-7602 and Shaw Di­rect will send you a form that must be re­turned be­fore Novem­ber 30th.

Stanstead’sSun­ny­side El­e­men­tary School held their an­nual Re­mem­brance Day Cer­e­mony, last Fri­day morn­ing be­gin­ning at 10:45, with sev­eral Stanstead Le­gion mem­bers and spe­cial guests tak­ing part. Once all of the students had taken their seats in the cafe­te­ria, the cer­e­mony be­gan with the Le­gion’s piper, An­drew Blair, who is also the Di­rec­tor of Aca­demics of Stanstead Col­lege, lead­ing in the other spe­cial vet­eran Cap­tain Don­ald Tay­lor, vice-pres­i­dent of the Stanstead Le­gion; Ma­jor Christo­pher Galvin, Deputy Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer of the Sher­brooke Hus­sars; Cor­po­ral Rus­sell Sang­ster of the RCMP; and Stanstead Le­gion pres

Af­ter in­tro­duc­ing the guests to the quiet students who were all wear­ing their pop­pies, the Last Post was played fol­lowed by two min­utes of si­lence. Mr. Blair, a pre­vi­ous mem­ber of the Cameron High­landers, then played the La­ment beau­ti­fully.

Stu­dent Miles Boyer climbed onto the stage to read “In Flan­ders Fields” which was fol­lowed by students from each grade plac­ing their hand­made wreathes at the small ceno­taph. Ms. Col­lette’s class took the stage next to read a poem and then the en­tire all the flow­ers gone” while

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