CSANews Issue 32


Issue 32 Summer 1999
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Letter from the Editor Issue 32
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
CSA Hits a hole-In-One! Golf program New Zealand: A Snowbird Destination? Medipac Answers Your Travel Insurance Questions Letter from the Editor Issue 32 - As we approach the end of the dog days of summer, I tend to reflect upon the happenings of the last few months. Canada saw three provincial electi....   Read more...

New Zealand
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
New Zealand - When we published a Bird Talk letter extolling the virtues of wintering in New Zealand, we had no idea how great the response would be. New Zealand's ....   Read more...

Out-of-Country Travel Medical Insurance: Most Common Misinterpretations
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Out-of-Country Travel Medical Insurance: Most Common Misinterpretations - It still surprises us when people say that Medipac won't cover their pre-existing condition. The truth is, that we are one of the companies that will,....   Read more...

President's message
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
President's message - Another summer has come...and is passing very quickly. It's hard to imagine that in just a few weeks, many of us will begin packing for our winter awa....   Read more...

Government Relations Report
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Government Relations Report - As chairman of the Government Relations Committee, I find it heartening to hear about the number of calls that we have received regarding the CSA Spec....   Read more...

Dundee and the CSA
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Dundee and the CSA - For those of you interested in financial planning issues (and these days, who isn't?), you'll be pleased to know that the CSA has renewed its alliance....   Read more...

From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 32
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 32 - Last fall, I was asked by the Ontario Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations to serve on the Board of the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (T....   Read more...

I'M IMPRESSED
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
I'M IMPRESSED - It has been one year since I joined the team at Medipac, and I'm pleased to say that I'm impressed with their tenacity towards serving the Canadian Sn....   Read more...

Travellers' Cheque Catch-22
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Travellers' Cheque Catch-22 - CSA member Kenneth Ramsay wrote to warn fellow members about a sea of red tape he fell into after a recent holiday. While on vacation in Green Valle....   Read more...

Snowbird Precautions
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Snowbird Precautions - Here are some wise words of caution from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade: Given uncertain weather conditions (such as the....   Read more...

Xenical Now Available in Canada
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Xenical Now Available in Canada - Xenical, an obesity-fighting drug has been approved by Health Canada, and is now available to the public. Taken three times per day in conjunction....   Read more...

Snowbird Currency Exchange Program
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Snowbird Currency Exchange Program - The CSA Currency Exchange program is one of our most popular benefits, and therefore requires a great deal of manpower to administer. Any changes to y....   Read more...

Telephoning Home
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Telephoning Home - Canada Direct, offered by the Stentor Alliance of Canadian telephone companies, provides travellers with toll-free and hassle-free access to the Canad....   Read more...

Great Association and Events
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Great Association and Events - Dear Bird Talk, Please find enclosed our cheque for $15.00 for our membership for 1999-2000 term. We attended the Canadian Extravaganza in Palm S....   Read more...

LOVELACE AUTO SERVICE
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
LOVELACE AUTO SERVICE - Dear Bird Talk, On April 13/99, as we were returning home from Florida, we had a medical emergency while stopped at the CITGO gas station, LOVELACE....   Read more...

Donate your CSANews
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Donate your CSANews - Dear Bird Talk, I would like to suggest that fellow snowbirds donate their old CSA magazines to hospitals and doctors' offices, rather than throw t....   Read more...

Help a Friend
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Help a Friend - Dear Bird Talk, It is my pleasure to submit for membership, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Konkin, whose application form is attached. Mr. Konkin is the retired C....   Read more...

Government Insurance Benefits
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Government Insurance Benefits - Dear Bird Talk, Every time we receive CSA News, we make it a point to read all the interesting articles from cover to cover and we wish to thank yo....   Read more...

Mexico - Hotel Hacienda El Contadero
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Mexico - Hotel Hacienda El Contadero - Patricia and I and our 10-year-old son, Sam, recently returned from the "real" Mexico, and I didn't even know it existed. My previous experiences of M....   Read more...

Radio Online
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Radio Online - The use of e-mail has certainly changed the way we all function in the world, increasing both the speed and frequency of communications. For many of u....   Read more...

Developments in Parkinson's Disease Research
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Developments in Parkinson's Disease Research - Research is an integral part of progress in any health-related program. The Movement Disorder and Functional Neurosurgery Programs at the University o....   Read more...

A God in Ruins
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
A God in Ruins - A God in Ruins By Leon Uris (Harper Collins, 483 pages, $38.00) The year is 2008 - the presidential race is neck and neck - between a brilliant, ru....   Read more...

Board of Directors Nominees to the Canadian Snowbird Association
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Board of Directors Nominees to the Canadian Snowbird Association - The following are brief resumes of the members put forward by the Nominating Committee for the positions of Officers and Directors at Large of the Boa....   Read more...

Hurricane Wilma Travel Advisory
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Hurricane Wilma Travel Advisory - Hurricane Wilma is now a Category 4 storm, which only two days ago was the most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded packing sustained winds up to....   Read more...