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Cross Border Services launches Pacific, Central & Northern branches

Posted on August 3, 2014 at 7:06 PM Comments comments (6)
CBS has launched new Pacific and Central branches servicing Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon Territory, Alaska, California, Washington, Oregon, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and now the entire U.S.A. and Canada are serviced. Welcome to all of North America!
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Travellers Personal Exemptions Amounts

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (16)
I get asked this question on a daily basis so I am sharing this information with all of you out there, have a great summer of family travelling everyone! Take care and stay SAFE! 
President, CBS

The length of your absence from Canada determines the amount of goods you can bring back, without paying any duties.

Less than 24 hours

Personal exemptions do not apply to same-day cross-border shoppers.

24 hours or more

Up to CAN$200 – Alcohol and tobacco cannot be claimed. Goods must be in your possession at time of entry to Canada. If the value of the goods you have purchased abroad exceeds $200 after a 24 hour absence, duty and taxes are applicable on the entire amount of the imported goods.

48 hours or more

Up to CAN$800 – May include alcohol and tobacco products, within the prescribed limits set by provincial or territorial authorities. Goods must be in your possession at time of entry to Canada. Travellers absent for periods of 48 hours or more will have the applicable exemption level credited against the total value of goods.

7 days or more

Up to CAN$800 – May include alcohol and tobacco products, within the prescribed limits set by provincial or territorial authorities. For the seven-day exemption, goods may be in your possession at time of entry to Canada but are also permitted to follow entry to Canada (such as via courier, mail or delivery agency), except alcohol and tobacco products, which must be in your possession. All the goods will qualify for duty- and tax-free entry if they are declared at the initial return to Canada. 

C-TPAT Steps up it's requirements

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 9:56 AM Comments comments (6)
C-TPAT Steps up it's requirements for approvals within the C-TPATprogram. The C-TPAT stipulations have been boosted so high that it's nearly impossible now to gain Certification in the program. Please be advised to be very cautious and careful when applying to the C-TPATprogram and/or for continuing in the C-TPATprogram. Be sure to get sound advice from the true licensed expert on the C-TPATprogram, contactDawn Truell

Ebola Virus Epidemic

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 9:48 AM Comments comments (59)
Ebola Virus Epidemic in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia is "out of control," the medical charity Doctors without Borders has stated. The World Health Organization is working to enhance its response. There have been 350 deaths since the epidemic began in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, in February. 

World Cup Soccer 2014

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 12:24 PM Comments comments (7)
June 18, 2014
World Cup Soccer 2014
Awesome Soccer!!!! 
Today's matches:
AUS vs NED - early start today - 11:30 am
ESP vs CHI - 3:00 pm
CMR vs CRO - 6:00 pm 

Ferry in South Korea

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (5)
April 17, 2014  Dawn Truell
Once again a Ships Captain Lee Joon-Seok, abandons his ship leaving his 477 passengers to try desperately to survive, over 300 were reported missing. Part of a Ship Captain's responsibility is to keep his passengers safe and in case of any incidents to STAY with his ship and protect his passengers and to aid in the safe rescue of ALL. There were 46 Life Boats aboard this ship, only 1 was used and it was reported that this 1 life boat was used by the ship's Captain. The voice recording by the Ship's Captain stated to all passengers to NOT MOVE, yet he moved and quickly got himself off of the boat, how very sad. The majority of these passengers are students. What is this world coming to? What has happened to Humanity?

Jim Flaherty..Rest in Peace..

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 8:26 AM Comments comments (23)
Rest in Peace Mr. Jim Flaherty, you did so much for our economy here in Canada, it is with much respect that we honour you today. 

Nova Scotia Nursing Strike

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (7)
Nova Scotia nursing strike, striking over nurse to patient ratios and higher wages..89% of all surgeries have been cancelled, emergency services severely disrupted..there is no legal legislation to order the nurses and emergency services workers back to work..lives in the balance over an argument between nurses, emergency services worker vs Nova Scotia government..I'm sorry but REALLY? So the NS government has no actual governing power to provide urgent medical care to patients?

Missing Teenage Girl, Toronto Police seeking public's help

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM Comments comments (9)
Toronto police are asking for the public's help finding a missing girl.
Danniceque Andrews, 14, was last seen Friday morning in the area of Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue. 
She is described as black, five feet, four inches tall, 119 pounds, with brown eyes and braided black hair. It is not known what she was wearing. 
Police are concerned for her safety. 
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4100, or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS or

Railroad Blockade Southern ON Montreal-Toronto Line This Morning

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 8:52 AM Comments comments (8)
A First Nations railroad blockade in southern Ontario has forced Via Rail to stop all trains on the Montreal-Toronto line Wednesday morning..
The blockade is at Marysville, Ont., between Belleville and Kingston.
Via Rail's media relations manager Jacques C. Gagnon said Marysville is a popular site for railroad blockades.
"We had hints since late last night that there would be a blockade," Gagnon said.
Train service between Montreal and Ottawa is still running. However, service between Toronto and Ottawa has been stalled.
Trains travelling in the Montreal-Toronto corridor have been replaced by chartered buses.
Ontario Provincial Police in Smith Falls, Ont., have confirmed that Wyman Road/Highway 2 in Tyendinaga is also blocked. 
Earlier this month, protesters from the Tyendinaga Mohawk reserve blocked a highway over what they said was a lack of action on investigations into missing and murdered aboriginal women.