CSANews Issue 44


Issue 44 Fall 2002
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Letter from the Editor Issue 44
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Watching the Romanow Commission Canadian Travellers' Report Card Driving South - Make Sure You Get There Safely Letter from the Editor Issue 44 - Well, we're back! Hopefully you will have had time to read our Summer issue which was really delivered in the Fall, as you obviously noticed. This is ....   Read more...

Driving South
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Driving South - Warm fall days, cool October evenings, dew on the early morning grass; as the weather changes, many of us - whether full-time Snowbirds, Winter Texans....   Read more...

Watching the Romanow Commission
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Watching the Romanow Commission - "The Medicare House needs remodelling, not demolishing."It's no secret that for many years, Canadians have viewed their national health-care system as....   Read more...

Canadian Travellers' Report Card 2002
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Canadian Travellers' Report Card 2002 - As we are sure you'll agree, some of the marks come as no surprise, and others are very surprising! We would like to thank all of those involved in ou....   Read more...

Online News
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Online News - My morning ritual, outside of bathing, shaving (not my legs) and dressing for work, was going through the morning paper to keep current on the daily n....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 44
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
President's Message Issue 44 - If all goes according to plan, Canada's politicians will be reading copies of The Canadian Travellers' Report Card at the same time as you are reading....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 44
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 44 - The Canadian Travellers' Report Card was a two-year undertaking that, while now drawing to a close in one way, will open doors in another. It has been....   Read more...

Thanks, Patsy!
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Thanks, Patsy! - I was speaking with Patsy Clyke, Medipac's Vice President of Operations, today, and I was trying to determine what questions were being asked of our s....   Read more...

From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 44
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 44 - Hi Folks! The Ontario Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations have come and gone for another year. The quality of sponsors and entertainment just continues t....   Read more...

Want to Find a Couple of Bucks?
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Want to Find a Couple of Bucks? - It is hunting season in some parts of Canada and the U.S. and this winter season as a Canadian Snowbird (whether you're a hunter or not) you will prob....   Read more...

PSA Test? Yes!
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
PSA Test? Yes! - Using data from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging, Johns Hopkins urologist H. Ballentine Carter, M.D., found that men in their 40s and 50s wit....   Read more...

Mammograms? Yes!
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Mammograms? Yes! - Mammograms are in the news again, causing confusion and dismay. This time it's a study that concludes there's no evidence that mammograms save lives. ....   Read more...

Farley (The Life of Farley Mowat)
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Farley (The Life of Farley Mowat) - Farley Mowat is a genuine Canadian icon. His very life is an ongoing creative work in progress. In his 38 books, Farley has already revealed so much a....   Read more...

Pack Well...Or It Will Cost You.
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Pack Well...Or It Will Cost You. - Flying to your destination this winter? Beware! Airlines are starting to clamp down on luggage size and weight, according to the Travel Goods Associat....   Read more...

Drive Now, Talk Later!
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Drive Now, Talk Later! - Talking on a cellular phone while driving may be as dangerous ­ perhaps more so ­ than drinking and driving. Researchers at the British Transport Re....   Read more...

Yet Another Phone Scam
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Yet Another Phone Scam - We've already told our members to be aware of people calling to tell you that you've won a prize and giving a phoney number for you to call to collect....   Read more...

Randy Brooks
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Randy Brooks - Dear Bird Talk,We attended the CSA program in Kitchener last night, and want to thank you for all the effort that went into presenting the program. We....   Read more...

Western Shows
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Western Shows - Dear Bird Talk,We were wondering why there are no Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations out in the west? We are new CSA members living in Edmonton, and wou....   Read more...

Angels Come in All Shapes and Sizes
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Angels Come in All Shapes and Sizes - Dear Bird Talk,"Angels come in all shapes and sizes"A wonderful experience happened to us while travelling back north for the summer, we were on I-79 ....   Read more...

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Percutaneous Vertebroplasty - Dear Sir,In the winter 2000 issue you had an article under Health & Wellness pertaining to the procedure "percutaneous vertebroplasty" which was a....   Read more...

Martin Downs Golf & Country
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Martin Downs Golf & Country - Dear Bird Talk,Enclosed please find a photo taken on our "Canada Day" in February at our golf club Martin Downs Golf & Country Club in Palm City F....   Read more...

Royal Canadian Legion
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Royal Canadian Legion - Dear Don Slinger,Regarding the gentleman who just received a disability pension through the Royal Canadian Legion. The Legion not only carries out gre....   Read more...

Animal Crackers
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Animal Crackers - Bird Talk?Frank's parrot swore like a sailor, he could swear for five minutes straight without repeating himself. Unfortunately, Frank was a quiet, co....   Read more...

Stressed Out!?
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Stressed Out!? - The American College of Physicians and Surgeons estimates that as many as 80 percent of visits to doctors' offices are due to stress.Source: Top Healt....   Read more...

Phrase Origins
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Phrase Origins - In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to ....   Read more...