CSANews Issue 49


Issue 49 Winter 2003
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Letter from the Editor Issue 49
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Flying Machine Louisiana Andropause Letter from the Editor Issue 49 - Early this morning, as I arrived for work, I was greeted by about thirty Canada Geese who had stopped for a rest on their way South. They were a somew....   Read more...

A Tribute to Retiring CSA President Ellen White
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
A Tribute to Retiring CSA President Ellen White - For the past two years, the CSA has been guided by our version of the "Iron Lady." Strong-minded and strong-willed, she has never wavered in her goals....   Read more...

CSA Directors' Tribute
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
CSA Directors' Tribute - At the Annual General Meeting on Jan. 14, 2004, we not only inaugurate a new board of directors, we say good-bye to some who have helped guide the ass....   Read more...

How I Accidentally Flew a Wright Flying Machine
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
How I Accidentally Flew a Wright Flying Machine - Dec. 17, 2003, marks the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight of a heavier-than-air machine, when Orville Wright of Dayton, Ohio, flew the fi....   Read more...

Louisiana...
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Louisiana... - We've Got a Great Deal to Celebrate! Louisiana has long been a favourite travel destination for visitors from Canada because of its mild climate, uni....   Read more...

Andropause: Ironing out the Bumps on Life's Road
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Andropause: Ironing out the Bumps on Life's Road - While there is much written about female menopause, a similar phenomenon called andropause occurs in many men, and has recently attracted considerable....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 49
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
President's Message Issue 49 - I always laugh when I'm greeted with the phrase "What's new?" For the past two years every single day has brought something new. When I became pre....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 49
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 49 - For the past six years, it has been my honour to chair the Canadian Snowbird Association's Government Relations Committee. I am extremely proud of our....   Read more...

Survey Trends
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Survey Trends - One thousand three hundred and eighteen snowbirds took the time to complete the eight page survey in our recent CSANews. They ripped it out of the mag....   Read more...

Will the Strong Dollar be Influential?
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Will the Strong Dollar be Influential? - The Canadian dollar is the strongest it has been against the U.S. dollar for many a year and it has many snowbirds looking forward to spending the win....   Read more...

From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 49
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 49 - Hi folks! Have you ever taken an extended tour by coach? Until this summer we would have answered no to this question, but Beth and I celebrated ou....   Read more...

Changes in the FIRPTA
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Changes in the FIRPTA - As of November 3, 2003 anyone who purchases property from a foreigner on U.S. soil (i.e. a Canadian who owns U.S. Property) that is valued over $300,0....   Read more...

BC Residency Questions Finally Answered!
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
BC Residency Questions Finally Answered! - As a direct result of the extensive efforts of the CSA, we have finally received a policy letter from the government of British Columbia regarding the....   Read more...

Crossing the Border: Leave Your Meat at Home
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Crossing the Border: Leave Your Meat at Home - We've been getting many calls asking what kind of meat you can take over the border for you trip. Meats, meat products, and animal by-products from ru....   Read more...

Political Advertisements
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Political Advertisements - Dear Bird Talk, I was very surprised to see an ad for the Ontario PC Party on the back page of the Fall issue of CSANews. I don't believe it is in....   Read more...

Tax Breaks
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Tax Breaks - Dear Bird Talk, I read your article about Ontario leading the way for TAX BREAKS FOR SENIORS. In fact BC HAS HAD THE SENIOR PROPERTY TAX BREAK ON E....   Read more...

Nexus Lane
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Nexus Lane - Dear Bird Talk, Further to my discussions with your office about whether to use the Nexus Lane or not, I have taken your advice and talked to 2 dif....   Read more...

CSA Nomination Slate
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
CSA Nomination Slate - On January 14, 2004, the Canadian Snowbird Association will inaugurate its Board of Directors for the 2004-2006 term of office. The ceremony will take....   Read more...

CSA Board ­ Directors at Large
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
CSA Board ­ Directors at Large - Pic 1: Roland Belanger Quebec/Florida Director-at-large, 2003-2004 Member, CSA Francophone Committee Captain of Marshalls, Honda Classic PGA ....   Read more...

Smokers Warning
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Smokers Warning - Health care professionals are now using caution when recommending vitamin and mineral supplements that contain beta-carotene to smokers. Two major stu....   Read more...

Go Nuts for Lower Cholesterol
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Go Nuts for Lower Cholesterol - We're usually told to stay away from nuts due to their high fat content, but you should think twice about cutting them from your diet completely. R....   Read more...

Another High Blood Pressure Indicator!
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Another High Blood Pressure Indicator! - Scientists have concluded that memory lapses may be an indication that you have high blood pressure. When your blood pressure is too high, your blo....   Read more...

Non-invasive Colon Cancer Test
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Non-invasive Colon Cancer Test - Up until recently, a colonoscopy was the most accurate way to diagnose colon cancer - although also the most invasive and expensive. But Dr. Tedros Be....   Read more...

Age-Related Vision Loss
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Age-Related Vision Loss - Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65 and the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over ....   Read more...

AOL User Fee and How to Get Around Them
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
AOL User Fee and How to Get Around Them - As many services come of age, they evolve their pricing strategies, and you, the customer, begins to see the start of nickel-and-diming practices. Wel....   Read more...

Teacups and Sticky Buns ­ Mom's Story
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Teacups and Sticky Buns ­ Mom's Story - As book reviewer for the CSA News, I was particularly gratified to hear from Tom Culligan, a member of our CSA family, who sent along a copy of his un....   Read more...

Yet Another Innovative Snowbird
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Yet Another Innovative Snowbird - A man in Newfoundland calls his son in Calgary two days before Christmas and says, "I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother a....   Read more...

A Frequent Flyer Tale...
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
A Frequent Flyer Tale... - A guy sitting at an airport bar in Atlanta noticed a beautiful woman sitting next to him. He thought to himself, "Wow, she's so gorgeous she must be a....   Read more...

Winter Break in Laughlin, Nevada
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Winter Break in Laughlin, Nevada - The second annual "Winter Break" event will take place on January 13 ­ 16, 2004 in Laughlin, NV. Festival events include wine tasting, health and edu....   Read more...

Fast Facts Issue 49
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Fast Facts Issue 49 - DEALS FOR CANADIANS VISITING WESTERN U.S. STATES "Buckaroo Bucks" are available once again! Call the Texas Department of Economic Development at 1-80....   Read more...

Senior Power
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Senior Power - Seniors are the fastest growing segment of the Canadian population. Seniors have worked hard for Canada, fought our wars, and contributed immensely to....   Read more...