CSANews Issue 41


Issue 41 Winter 2001
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Letter from the Editor Issue 41
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Bob Jackson Tribute Dear Mr. Romanow Delta Flight 15 Letter from the Editor Issue 41 - I still remember my first experience with a "summer" Christmas ­ what a strange feeling. The whole family was in Florida, basking in the hot sun, and....   Read more...

Bob Jackson: A President's President
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Bob Jackson: A President's President - If ever there was a person to live by the words honesty and integrity, that man is Bob Jackson.On January 30, 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association ....   Read more...

An Open Letter to Commissioner Roy Romanow
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
An Open Letter to Commissioner Roy Romanow - On April 4, 2001, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and Health Minister Allan Rock announced the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada. Within ....   Read more...

Counting Alligator Teeth
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Counting Alligator Teeth - Did you know that two out of five Florida swamp alligators have bad breath? They do...and I should know since I've been surrounded by them and within ....   Read more...

Delta Airlines ­Flight 15
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Delta Airlines ­Flight 15 - This is a moving first-hand account of a Delta airlines flight attendant on board Delta Flight 15, which was diverted to Gander, Newfoundland on Septe....   Read more...

Farewell to our Retiring Board Members
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Farewell to our Retiring Board Members - With the upcoming inauguration of the new Board of Directors, we must sadly bid farewell to some visionaries who helped make the CSA what it is today.....   Read more...

Introducing Your New CSA Board of Directors
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Introducing Your New CSA Board of Directors - On January 30, 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association's acclaimed nominated slate will be inaugurated as its Board of Directors for the 2002-2004. Th....   Read more...

CSA Board - Directors at Large
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
CSA Board - Directors at Large - On January 30, 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association's acclaimed nominated slate will be inaugurated as its Board of Directors for the 2002-2004. Th....   Read more...

CSA AGM Notice 2002
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
CSA AGM Notice 2002 - CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGCANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC.(A Corporation without Share Capital under Part II of THE CANADA....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 41
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 41 - What a ride it's been!!This is going into my 10th year on the CSA board of directors and, for the past four years, I have had the honour of being pres....   Read more...

Pre-ex Clauses Look the Same: But They're NOT!
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Pre-ex Clauses Look the Same: But They're NOT! - "I am annoyed at Mr. Quigley's defense of Medipac Travel Insurance each year. Prior to our trip each year I check rates and Medipac are never, repeat ....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 41
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 41 - On November 8, 2001, a delegation from the Canadian Snowbird Association was invited to attend and present at the Standing Senate Committee on Social ....   Read more...

Executive Director's Report
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Executive Director's Report - This past fall, both the U.S. and Canadian media constantly and strongly queried us as to whether snowbirds still planned to head south following ....   Read more...

90% of Snowbirds Not Intimidated by Terrorism
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
90% of Snowbirds Not Intimidated by Terrorism - I am impressed with the courage of Canadian Snowbirds! According to a survey conducted in late September and early October of U.S. winter travellers, ....   Read more...

From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 41
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 41 - Hi Folks!If there was ever a more appropriate time to publish the following poem, I can't think of one. With Armistice Day just past and September 11t....   Read more...

Hedging the Dollar
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Hedging the Dollar - Things have changed financially for Canadian snowbirds as at no time we have ever seen in the past. The Canadian dollar hit a record historical low ag....   Read more...

Car Service You Can Trust
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Car Service You Can Trust - Does the thought of getting your car repaired make you cringe, because you're never really satisfied with the quality of repair service?If so, you're ....   Read more...

Shopping Online for Gifts!
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Shopping Online for Gifts! - By the time you read this column, I will have finished my Christmas shopping and already decorated our home to celebrate the year's most important hol....   Read more...

Do CEOs Live Longer than You Do?
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Do CEOs Live Longer than You Do? - Despite their stress and hectic lifestyles, CEOs of corporations are known to live longer than the general population. This is thought to be due to th....   Read more...

Fotheringham's Fictionary of Facts & Follies
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Fotheringham's Fictionary of Facts & Follies - In these days of anthrax anxiety, post-terrorist trauma and hyper-jingoistic patriotism, we are all in dire need of a subversive chuckle. Just in time....   Read more...

Arresting Cardiac Arrest
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Arresting Cardiac Arrest - In the US, the national resuscitation rate of a person suffering a cardiac arrest is a very low 3-5%, primarily because a cardiac defibrillator is not....   Read more...

Herbs and Drugs a Risky Mix
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Herbs and Drugs a Risky Mix - One of the most serious herb-drug complications occurs when warfarin ­ an anticoagulant with a narrow dosage range that is often prescribed to preven....   Read more...

Nitrates and Viagara: Deadly Combination?
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Nitrates and Viagara: Deadly Combination? - A new study confirms that you shouldn't take nitrate medications, such as the heart drug nitroglycerin, in combination with the impotence drug sildena....   Read more...

Quebec Passport Changes
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Quebec Passport Changes - Effective immediately, the province of Quebec will no longer accept birth certificates, issued prior to 1994, as valid proof of identity to obtain a p....   Read more...

Auto Insurance: How Much is Enough?
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Auto Insurance: How Much is Enough? - Dear Bird Talk,When renewing my automobile insurance, the agent recommended that anyone travelling south should carry five million dollars of liabilit....   Read more...

Standard General Election Date
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Standard General Election Date - Dear Bird Talk,Am I missing something here, or are you and some CSA members spending too much time in the United States and thus losing touch with our....   Read more...

Spain Canada Club!?
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Spain Canada Club!? - Dear Bird Talk,Thank you for your recent article on Barcelona! My wife and I are transatlantic snowbirds and hibernate in Spain. Our nest is in Oliva ....   Read more...

CANPASS Clarification
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
CANPASS Clarification - Paul Jenkins, CSA's vice-president, advised us that there has been some misunderstanding of the CANPASS program.CANPASS is a photo identification card....   Read more...

Bermuda: A style All Its Own
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Bermuda: A style All Its Own - Bermuda is the epitome of a luxury retirement destination. The island holds all the excitement and seduction of a Caribbean island and combines it wit....   Read more...

Know What You're Taking!
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Know What You're Taking! - Have you ever left your doctor's office with a prescription and not known why it was given to you?Too often, the focus of the appointment is on the co....   Read more...

Exercise: The Confidence Builder
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Exercise: The Confidence Builder - In a new study, older adults who exercised three times a week not only became more fit, they perceived themselves as stronger and more attractive, and....   Read more...

Better Sleep Habits
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Better Sleep Habits - No matter the cause of insomnia, sleepless nights often lead to poor "sleep hygiene". In some cases, simple changes in your daily and nightly habits m....   Read more...

Water Wars
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Water Wars - The big conglomerates are fighting tooth and nail to sell you their brand of water. We thought it might be helpful to review some of our previous comm....   Read more...

Believe It or Not
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Believe It or Not - The following transcript was found on the Internet of an alleged conversation between a US naval ship and the Canadian authorities off Newfoundland in....   Read more...

Just a Thought...Or Six
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Just a Thought...Or Six - A truly happy snowbird is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun.Birth....   Read more...

A Brief Histroy in Medicine
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
A Brief Histroy in Medicine - The practice of medicine has dramatically evolved over the years. These are the treatments for a common earache that have been recommended by "practit....   Read more...

The Two Dollar Tryst
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
The Two Dollar Tryst - An older couple dropped into a doctor's office and asked him if he could watch then make love. The doctor was somewhat puzzled but agreed to watch. Af....   Read more...

Inter-State Updates
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Inter-State Updates - General Advisory: any major bridge or tunnel on your route to the south may, from time to time, be subject to traffic control by the National Guard, f....   Read more...

Texas Deals
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Texas Deals - The Texas department of economic development has once again put out their publication "Buckaroo Bucks," which provides Texas-sized savings for Canadia....   Read more...

Did You Know...?
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Did You Know...? - In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance), but did not renumber the other ch....   Read more...

New Area Codes for Mexico
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
New Area Codes for Mexico - For those of you who travel to, or winter in Mexico, as of November 17, 2001 they have changed all of their telephone area codes.For information about....   Read more...