CSANews Issue 46


Issue 46 Spring 2003
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Letter from the Editor Issue 46
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Winter Event Wrap-up Health-Care Funding Benefit Spotlight Letter from the Editor Issue 46 - Welcome Home! Most of our snowbird readers are now in Canada and they returned to Snow (due to global warming, no doubt)! SARS! Iraq and North Korea a....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 46
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
President's Message Issue 46 - Our journey through the sun belt this winter proved to be a most interesting few weeks on the road with our Extravaganza/Winter Information Meeting to....   Read more...

Health-Care Funding
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Health-Care Funding - Several members and even a Director of the Canadian Snowbird Association have shared their personal experiences with us describing how the provincial ....   Read more...

Why the CSA Auto Club is Right for You
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Why the CSA Auto Club is Right for You - ....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 46
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 46 - In early March, we received some extremely welcome news ­ the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS), formerly the Immigration and Nat....   Read more...

Executive Director's Report Issue 46
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 46 - The CSA was asked to attend the groundbreaking delivery of the Ontario budget this year. Rather than bringing down the budget in the legislature as ha....   Read more...

It is time to get serious!
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
It is time to get serious! - During the many social events I visited throughout Florida, I must admit that I was impressed with the positive attitude of most Canadians. Considerin....   Read more...

It Is Just Not Fair
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
It Is Just Not Fair - Insurance, as we all know, is just a game of averages. We each pay our premiums and hope that we will never have to make a claim. In travel insurance ....   Read more...

From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 46
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 46 - Hi folks!If you missed Snowbird Extravaganza 2003 ­ held in Lakeland, Florida on Jan 14 and 15 ­ too bad! Here is my synopsis: Superb! There w....   Read more...

Permanent Resident Card for Non-Canadian Citizens
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Permanent Resident Card for Non-Canadian Citizens - Permanent residents of Canada who travel abroad and wish to re-enter Canada must have a valid Permanent Resident Card (PRC). Residents who became afte....   Read more...

Visa Requirements for Canadian Landed Immigrants
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Visa Requirements for Canadian Landed Immigrants - As of March 17, 2003, all landed immigrants and permanent residents of Canada must possess a non-immigrant visa as well as a valid passport to enter t....   Read more...

CSA Appoints Quebec Director
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
CSA Appoints Quebec Director - The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Roland Belanger of Gatineau, Quebec to the position of director-at-l....   Read more...

Driver's License for Trailers
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Driver's License for Trailers - Dear Bird Talk, Further to my conversation with Ellen White at the Texas Snowbird Show. As I explained to you at that time, I was informed by m....   Read more...

Snowbird Rule: Trading Stocks from the US
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Snowbird Rule: Trading Stocks from the US - Dear Bird Talk, I'm finding out much to my chagrin, that it is illegal for Value Line, an arm of the RBC and with whom I have my portfolio, to allo....   Read more...

Bringing Meat Across the Border
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Bringing Meat Across the Border - Dear Bird Talk, We returned to Canada on April 7 after our winter in Arizona, crossing at the Coutts, Alberta/Sweetgrass, Montana border station. W....   Read more...

The News Broadcasts That Kept Us Tuned In
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
The News Broadcasts That Kept Us Tuned In - We Interrupt This Program would be the perfect gift for the news junkie in your life. CBC broadcaster Raj Ahluwalia has produced a wonderful book of c....   Read more...

West Nile Virus
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
West Nile Virus - It's mosquito season again! According to Health Canada, last year there were 158 confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Canada resulting in 11 death....   Read more...

Favorite Foods of Health Nutrition Experts
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Favorite Foods of Health Nutrition Experts - What do nutrition experts pack in their lunch bags and put on the dinner table? Mayo Clinic experts share their favorite food picks in the January iss....   Read more...

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - At press time there were 344 "probable and suspected" cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Canada. Of this number, there have been 21 ....   Read more...

Never Underestimate the Intelligence of Women
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Never Underestimate the Intelligence of Women - There was a man who had worked all of his life, had saved every penny and was a real miser when it came to his money. He loved his money more than any....   Read more...

Millitary Support
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Millitary Support - The Canadian Government has decided to assist the USA in the war against terrorism: They have agreed to send: 2 of their largest battleships 6,00....   Read more...

Signs Seen Around the World
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Signs Seen Around the World - At a Budapest zoo: PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS. IF YOU HAVE ANY SUITABLE FOOD, GIVE IT TO THE GUARD ON DUTY Message on a leaflet: IF YOU CAN....   Read more...

Go Digital For Pictures
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Go Digital For Pictures - January 2003 was my first foray at Snowbird Extravaganza in Lakeland, Florida. No bias here, but how can anyone not visit this two-day spectacle. Ever....   Read more...

Home Remedies
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Home Remedies - Worried about West Nile virus? Here are some home remedies to keep the mosquitoes away: Outdoor-lovers in Louisiana (known for its humidity) use Bo....   Read more...