Free connection to satellite TV
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