CSANews Issue 50


Issue 50 Spring 2004
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Letter from the Editor Issue 50
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Retiree Visa Stillborn TIA and Stroke Canada Clubs! Letter from the Editor Issue 50 - Today is Mother's Day, or at least it was when I sat down to write this Editor's note. My wife, Patricia (a mother, of course) is urging me to get dow....   Read more...

Our Southern Winter Wonderland
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Our Southern Winter Wonderland - We are so fortunate that we live in a country with cozy homes, central heat and comfortable, airtight cars. Perhaps we take them for granted, but we w....   Read more...

Retiree Visa Still Born - Should We Try Again?
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Retiree Visa Still Born - Should We Try Again? - Entry into the United States on a long-term basis is currently based upon three concepts ­ family unity, employment creation, or humanitarian grounds....   Read more...

TIA and Stroke: What Every Senior Should Know
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
TIA and Stroke: What Every Senior Should Know - Much progress has been made in the past few years in the prevention and treatment of Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA or "mini-stroke") and stroke. Beca....   Read more...

To File or Not to File? 8840
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
To File or Not to File? 8840 - I do not mean to be repetitive BUT... I can't remember how many times I have written about the Closer Connection Exception Statement (Form 8840) fili....   Read more...

CSA Update Issue 50
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
CSA Update Issue 50 - The Canadian Snowbird Association would like to take this opportunity to formally announce their President for the 2004 ­ 2006 term, Mr. Gerald Briss....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 50
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 50 - I am proud to have been appointed President of the Canadian Snowbird Association. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors on behalf of y....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 50
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 50 - The CSA's government relations committee met in conjunction with the recent Board of Directors' meeting in Orlando, Florida. A number of items were di....   Read more...

Executive Director's Report Issue 50
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 50 - It is indeed a pleasure for me, as your new executive director, to write this first of many columns for CSANews. With several family members and fr....   Read more...

Vacation Rentals
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Vacation Rentals - Dear Bird Talk, As a member of CSA, I was hoping to get some information. I would like to rent a condo in south Florida next winter and am wonderi....   Read more...

Foreign Investment in Real Property
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Foreign Investment in Real Property - Dear Bird Talk, In your last publication you published an article entitled "Changes in Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act" and stated that....   Read more...

Satellite Confusion
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Satellite Confusion - Many members have asked us if it is legal to use their Canadian satellite system in the U.S., and vice versa. We have been contacting satellite provid....   Read more...

Carbon Monoxide Detectors for the RV and the Boat
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors for the RV and the Boat - Many home owners have been thoughtful enough to purchase Carbon Monoxide Detectors for the house, but don't forget to protect you and your family when....   Read more...

Pick a Colour...
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Pick a Colour... - Buying a new car? A recent study showed that silver cars are 50 per cent less likely to be involved in collisions compared to white, blue, red and yel....   Read more...

Make Sure Everyone Buckles Up!
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Make Sure Everyone Buckles Up! - A recent study conducted by the Journal of American Medicine determined that a vehicle occupant is 20 per cent more likely to die in a crash when anot....   Read more...

Don't Get Burned!
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Don't Get Burned! - The number of deaths resulting from fires caused by unattended candles has increased over 300 per cent in the last 20 years. This is largely attribute....   Read more...

From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 50
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 50 - Hi folks! For all you history buffs, I thought I would take this opportunity to broaden your knowledge of some activities and sayings that originat....   Read more...

Your Automobile Insurance NIGHTMARE
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Your Automobile Insurance NIGHTMARE - You bought a nice new car a few years ago and have taken very good care of it. Being a good driver, you have obeyed all the traffic rules and have had....   Read more...

Prescriptions, Start Talking!
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Prescriptions, Start Talking! - Ever have trouble reading your prescriptions? An Illinois company called En-Vision America is developing the ScripTalk System, designed to give the bl....   Read more...

The REAL Active Ingredient
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
The REAL Active Ingredient - Been wanting to try a new back pain medication? There may be an easier way to get the same effect. Quite often, the "special ingredient" which make....   Read more...

Immunization DID YOU KNOW?
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Immunization DID YOU KNOW? - Diphtheria kills 1 in every 10 persons who get the illness; tetanus kills up to 1 in 5. Measles causes encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in ....   Read more...

Chronic Pain: New Solutions to Age Old Problems
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Chronic Pain: New Solutions to Age Old Problems - Botox injections. Muscle relaxants. Physiotherapy. Chiropractics. From pain-killers and narcotics to acupuncture and deep-muscle Rolfing massage, Cath....   Read more...

Spyware
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Spyware - With all the things that are good with the Internet, there will always be some accompanying bad (I wanted to say crap, but I think it will be edited o....   Read more...

In My Own Name: A Memoir
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
In My Own Name: A Memoir - Maureen McTeer's memoir is an intriguing and intimate recounting of a personal, professional and political life, lived on fast forward, by a very priv....   Read more...

Death & Taxes
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Death & Taxes - Tax his land, tax his wage, Tax his bed in which he lays. Tax his tractor, tax his mule, Teach him taxes is the rule. Tax his cow, tax his goat, ....   Read more...

A Man, a Boy and a Donkey
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
A Man, a Boy and a Donkey - An old man, a boy and a donkey were heading to town. The boy rode on the donkey and the old man walked. As they went along, they passed some people wh....   Read more...

Ontario Celebrates Seniors' Month
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Ontario Celebrates Seniors' Month - June is Seniors' Month in Ontario, and the theme for 2004 is "Active in Body, Mind & Spirit." Seniors are invited to take part in the celebrations ....   Read more...

Travelling With a Pet?
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Travelling With a Pet? - Taking your pet with you to your southern destination? Check out www.pettravel.com for tips on taking your pet across the border. Whether you are driv....   Read more...

Top 10 Ports of Entry
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Top 10 Ports of Entry - 1. Lewiston-Queenston Bridge ­ NY 2. Rainbow Bridge ­ Niagara Falls, NY 3. Whirlpool Rapids ­ Niagara Falls, NY 4. Ambassador Bridge ­ Detroit,....   Read more...