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Page 26 THE QUODDY TIDES 27 July, 2018 Lighthouse Digest offers online edition GROCERY TARIFF (from page 1) Lighthouse Digest, the Maine-based in- The July/August 2018 edition of Light- temational lighthouse news and history house Digest features West Quoddy Head magazine, has announced its first electron- Lighthouse located in Lubec. ic downloadable version of the highly Timothy Harrison, editor of Lighthouse popular magazine that is now in its 27th Digest, says that although they currently year of publication. As well as releasing plan to continue to publish the print ver- the current July/August issue as a down- sion of the magazine, they will also offer a loadable electronic edition, the magazine downloadable version of each future issue has made all of the back issues of Light- for sale. To purchase electronic download- house Digest from 2016 through 2018 able copies of Lighthouse Digest, visit available for download. . 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MLS #1322712. $88,900. fected, as the list also includes toilet pa- discouraging some people from cross-bur- per, candles, plastic household articles, der shopping." The exchange rate has greeting cards and postcards, pillows, ball- been steadily decreasing for Canadian point pens and many more products, shoppers this year, with their dollar cur- Most items on the list are subject to a rently worth about 76 cents. 10% tariff if the individual bringing them Some see how the tariffs negatively im- over has more than $20 of applicable pact both Calais and St. Stephen. Pastor goods, although that changes if the shop- Johnny Chambers, a dual citizen who di- per is in the United States for more than rides his time between the two countries, 24 hours, says the new tariffs "are really going to The wide breadth of items affected has hurt border communities." Chambers says led to some St. Stephen residents choos- that Canadians who previously shopped ing to do all of thefr shopping in Canada in Calais will be shopping in Saint John rather than to go through a lengthy and instead, which will in turn impact St. potentially expensive crossing process. St. Stephen. "Dollar-for-dollar, money spent Stephen resident and journalist Rob Patry in Calais would wind back up in the St. describes the new tariffs as '!beyond dev- Stephen community," Chambers says. astating" and says that many residents are Business owners are remaining cautious now looking to make any necessary pur- about the changes. Carla McLellan, man- chases without crossing the border. "Word ager at Tradewinds Shop 'n Save in Cal- around town is that people are not want- ais, says that it's "too early to tell" at this ing to go to the states to purchase much of stage in terms of how much, if any, the anything," Patry says. "Because the list is tariff will affect business beyond what the so long and complex, I think a lot of peo- exchange rate has already done. pie will just as soon not even bother going With the consensus being that the tariffs there. I don't understand why any of this are not a positive change for the St. Croix has happened or what will be gained from Valley, residents who were formerly di- it." vided by no more than a river have now St. Stephen Mayor Allan MacEachem found far-distant central governments be- points out that the grocery tariff is at the tween them. The impact of such divisions top of a list of concerning issues. "The will undoubtedly shape the ongoing evo- tariffs have definitely been a hot topic of lution of a valley that has always held its discussion, for sure," MacEachern says. international nature to be part of its identi- "Along with the exchange rate, it may be ty. AmeriCorps to focus Healthy Acadia has received an Ameri- Corps grant from the Corporation for Na- tional and Community Service (CNCS) to launch the Maine RecoveryCorps Pro- gram. The program will focus on expand- ing recovery coaching to strengthen recovery support services in area commu- nities and to improve recovery success among individuals facing opioid use dis- orders. This grant will support 30 AmeriCorps members who will serve throughout north- eastern Maine, including Aroostook, Han- cock, Knox, Penobscot, Waldo and Washington counties. RecoveryCorps members will help tackle the critical chal- lenges of a devastating opioid epidemic, which results in high morbidity and mor- tality throughout the region. This grant will also support recovery coaching, which is an innovative form of peer-to- peer recovery support. RecoveryCorps coaches will serve as personal guides and mentors for the people seeking recovery, on recovery coaching helping them remove barriers and navi- gate systems to meet their treatment, well- ness and recovery support goals. RecoveryCorps coaches have typically ex- perienced substance use disorder and re- covery either directly themselves or through someone close to them. "The RecoveryCorps Program repre- sents a significant expansion of recovery coaching services across a broad region," says Elsie Flemings, executive director of Healthy Acadia. "We're thrilled that the Corporation for National and Community Service has recognized the need to ex- pand services to support individuals seek- ing recovery from opioid use disorders and that they saw the value that Ameri- Corps members can bring in the form of recovery coaching. These AmeriCorps members will meet pressing local needs as they develop civic and leadership skills that will last a lifetime." 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