CSANews Issue 52


Issue 52 Fall 2004
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Letter from the Editor Issue 52
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Hurricane Charley Tantalizing Tales RVing in Mexico Letter from the Editor Issue 52 - The media frenzy is over - Hurricane Charley is history! This disastrous event of Mother Nature led to billions of dollars in damage, approximately 20....   Read more...

Hurricane Charley
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Hurricane Charley - The physical damage caused by Hurricane Charley is easy to see. Just look at these images. Soon enough, though, the debris will be removed, houses wil....   Read more...

Tantalizing Tales from the Sunny South
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Tantalizing Tales from the Sunny South - KATHY AND I LOVE CHASING UNUSUAL stories when in the South and, over the last 10 years, we've had some intriguing successes. Several years ago, we ....   Read more...

RVing in Mexico
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
RVing in Mexico - If you're looking for a new destination or a new mode of travel, why not travel to Mexico in an RV? My wife and I have made 9 extensive trips into Mex....   Read more...

Golf Hidden Bargins
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Golf Hidden Bargins - I can't count the number of times I have driven south over the years and unknowingly, along the way, passed by some of golf's greatest values. For ....   Read more...

Travel Health Insurance: Why You Need It?
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Travel Health Insurance: Why You Need It? - Every senior person who likes to travel south each winter contemplates the necessity of choosing a travel health insurance policy that is affordable a....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 52
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 52 - Since the last issue of CSANews, your directors and staff have been very busy. Our British Columbia director, Jim Sherb, attended a two-day seminar in....   Read more...

US Social Security Number
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
US Social Security Number - Dear Bird Talk, Our friends got a U.S. Social Security number. When I asked them what the advantages of having a U.S. number were, they simply said....   Read more...

Health Care Premium
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Health Care Premium - Dear Bird Talk, I have written to my MPP and voiced my objection to the health care premium recently announced in Ontario and I wanted to pass this....   Read more...

Check Your Nuts and Bolts
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Check Your Nuts and Bolts - Dear Bird Talk, We are members of the CSA and read with interest your publication. One new point of interest to members may be regarding car/van....   Read more...

Medicare and Mobility Rights
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Medicare and Mobility Rights - Dear Bird Talk, Now that the "new" government is in place, I trust that the CSA will lobby strongly to have the provisions requiring a Canadian to ....   Read more...

Border Security and the US Presidential Election
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Border Security and the US Presidential Election - Our American friends go to the polls November 2. Snowbirds should expect heightened security this fall at all U.S. border points. The U.S. Department ....   Read more...

Be Prepared for a Hurricane
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Be Prepared for a Hurricane - Would you know what to do if a hurricane was coming your way? Being prepared in advance is the best way to reduce the chances of personal injury and m....   Read more...

Protect your Home from Fire
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Protect your Home from Fire - Did you know that your home is 10 times more likely to have a fire than to be burglarized? Fortunately, you can easily protect your home and family ag....   Read more...

When Crossing The Border...
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
When Crossing The Border... - By far, the majority of Canadians have very little trouble entering the U.S. Over the years, I have heard lots of stories about how easy it is – and....   Read more...

Canada Clubs! Issue 52
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Canada Clubs! Issue 52 - ArizonaCanadian Club of Green ValleyPicnic, Nov. 20, 2005, 12 noon at Madeira Vista Ramada. Wine & Cheese, Jan. 30, 3-5 p.m., at Canoa Hills Rec C....   Read more...

From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 52
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 52 - Hi Folks! In light of the many perversions and jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different. This is not intended to be a j....   Read more...

Tarará: What's in a Name?
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Tarará: What's in a Name? - The name Tarará carries an inherent suggestion of musicality, yet in Latin America, it can refer to very different topics. For instance, in Venezu....   Read more...

Bystander CPR Better than Waiting for Paramedics
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Bystander CPR Better than Waiting for Paramedics - New research shows that bystanders performing CPR or using external defibrillators save as many cardiac arrest victims as trained paramedics. The data....   Read more...

Valley Fever
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Valley Fever - One of the unique health risks for travellers to the southwestern United States and to parts of Central and South America is the chance of contracting....   Read more...

Severe Heart Attacks Don't Always Hurt
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Severe Heart Attacks Don't Always Hurt - According to a recent study published by Chest journal, heart attacks that are not accompanied by chest pain are deadlier, more apt to be missed, and ....   Read more...

Crime School: Money Laundering
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Crime School: Money Laundering - In "Crime School: Money Laundering," author Chris Mathers has produced a fascinating, sometimes humorous book that reads like an informative Damon Run....   Read more...

Get the Party Started - With Evite Online Invitations!
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Get the Party Started - With Evite Online Invitations! - Need to send out invitations for an event? Don't bother using costly cards and snail mail. Rather, turn to the Internet to create and send fun and inn....   Read more...

Pundles
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Pundles - Visualize and sound out the word image to determine the phrase, cliché, or "catch phrase" that is depicted. Adapted from "Pundles", published 197....   Read more...

Weird Town Names and Their Origins
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Weird Town Names and Their Origins - Hot Coffee, Mississippi Travellers heading for Mobile or Ellisville in the early 1880's would stop by a local inn that was owned by Levi Davis, who a....   Read more...

Points to Ponder...
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Points to Ponder... - Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them? Why do people who know the least know it the loudest? If a ....   Read more...

Fright Flight
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Fright Flight - Passengers on a commuter plane are waiting for the flight to leave. The entrance opens and two men walk up the aisle, dressed in pilot uniforms. Both ....   Read more...

Hurricane Category Ranges
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Hurricane Category Ranges - Category 1 Winds range from 75 to 95 mph. This type of hurricane causes minor flooding and damage. Category 1 hurricanes are similar to a normal stor....   Read more...

Fast Facts about House Fires
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Fast Facts about House Fires - 26% of fires originate in the kitchen; 23% originate in the garage 75% of house fires occur on the ground floor Between 60% and 65% of fire fata....   Read more...

Grandparents' Day
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Grandparents' Day - According to the General Social Survey of 2001, there were 5.7 million grandparents in Canada. Only 2% of women and 1% of men aged 45 and under wer....   Read more...

Medipac Clients and Vioxx
Posted date : Sep 24, 2004.
Medipac Clients and Vioxx - Merck &. Co., Inc. announced the voluntary worldwide withdrawal of VIOXX® (rofecoxib), its arthritis and acute pain medication on Sept. 3....   Read more...