CSANews Issue 54


Issue 54 Spring 2005
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Letter from the Editor Issue 54
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Visit Manitoba - Canada at its best Medical Screening The Wired Snowbird Letter from the Editor Issue 54 - What has happened to our CSA issues? During this period of minority government in Canada, we have not even been able to get a simple budget passed to ....   Read more...

Visit Manitoba
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Visit Manitoba - Assiniboine Park A hundred years ago, an ambitious councillor in Manitoba's capital city decided that he wanted to be mayor. In order to promote hi....   Read more...

Medical Screening
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Medical Screening - We are all familiar with the advice to have an annual physical examination by our doctor, including certain basic blood tests and a urinalysis. But wh....   Read more...

The Wired Snowbird: Travels with my Laptop
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
The Wired Snowbird: Travels with my Laptop - You're thousands of miles from your snow-bound home, basking in the midday rays, when a nagging doubt arises: wasn't there a gas bill due about now ba....   Read more...

Ontario Intends to Close Facilities for the Disabled
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Ontario Intends to Close Facilities for the Disabled - The Ontario Minister of Community and Social Services has announced plans to close Huronia (Orillia), Rideau (Smiths Falls) and Southwestern (Chatham)....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 54
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 54 - Snowbird season has come to its traditional end. As we return to our Canadian homes, let's look back at the accomplishments of the past season. Our sn....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 54
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 54 - In the 2005 series of winter events, CSA President Gerry Brissenden made a concerted effort to bring as many political representatives to our gatherin....   Read more...

The CSA has broken new ground...again!
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
The CSA has broken new ground...again! - This year, for the first time ever, The Canadian Snowbird Association held a Winter Information Meeting entirely in French. The event was researched, ....   Read more...

CSA Key Members!
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
CSA Key Members! - Current members who recruit five new, paying members to the CSA will be awarded a free, one-year membership and a "KEY MEMBER" pin. Current members....   Read more...

Passports for Canadians
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Passports for Canadians - Phase 1 – by December 31, 2005 (this year) – U.S. citizens, Canadian citizens, and citizens of Bermuda entering the U.S. by air or sea FROM THE CA....   Read more...

Phishing
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Phishing - Phishing attacks are "look alike" e-mails and fraudulent websites designed to fool recipients into divulging personal financial data, such as credit c....   Read more...

A Tribute to Lorne Power
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
A Tribute to Lorne Power - We are saddened to announce the passing of Lorne Power, former Second Vice-President of the Canadian Snowbird Association between 1993 and 1996. He pa....   Read more...

Losing Doctors!
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Losing Doctors! - Dear Mr. Don Slinger, You sound like a man of action, so this letter is coming to you. If that's not your department, I'm sure you will send it to ....   Read more...

Demographics
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Demographics - Dear Bird Talk, Reading the winter issue of CSA News, I noted the various efforts on recruiting new members. After showing the issue to friends, mo....   Read more...

US Medicare
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
US Medicare - Dear Bird Talk, There has been a drastic increase in Medicare premiums for alien permanent residents (formerly Green Card holders) in the United St....   Read more...

Travel within Canada
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Travel within Canada - Dear Bird Talk, My wife and I are members of CSA and I have my Travel Emergency Insurance with Medipac for U.S. travel (5 months). We will be in....   Read more...

Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris...Have you heard of this before?
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris...Have you heard of this before? - What I'm about to tell you is somewhat personal, but it's so unusual that I wanted to pass it on to you. And for those of you who were (are) wondering....   Read more...

Honesty is the Best insurance Policy
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Honesty is the Best insurance Policy - May I first welcome many of you back to Canada from your splendid winter vacation. I must say that you missed a lot in your absence – tons of snow, ....   Read more...

From the Desk of Don Slinger
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
From the Desk of Don Slinger - Hi Folks! Beth and I attended another very successful Snowbird Extravaganza and CSA Annual Meeting in Lakeland back in January. If you were within ....   Read more...

No Man's Riverw
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
No Man's Riverw - In No Man's River, Farley Mowat, one of Canada's master story-tellers, returns to the Arctic. This is familiar territory for him, and for all of us wh....   Read more...

Online Anywhere
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Online Anywhere - Internet on a dish? Yes, it's true. However, that satellite dish you have been using to "steal" Canadian broadcast signals while you are in the south....   Read more...

VeriChip: The Human Implantable Computer Chip
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
VeriChip: The Human Implantable Computer Chip - Applied Digital, a Florida-based company, has recently gained FDA approval to market their implantable computer chip in the U.S. The device, called th....   Read more...

Benefits of Moderate Weight Loss
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Benefits of Moderate Weight Loss - Moderate weight loss has received increasing attention as a strategy for those who are overweight or obese. And, unlike many weight-loss programs in w....   Read more...

Strengthen Your Body and Mind
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Strengthen Your Body and Mind - If you're looking for an invigorating activity this spring, why not try Tai Chi? This ancient Chinese martial art is renowned for its ability to promo....   Read more...

Fun and Games Issue 54
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Fun and Games Issue 54 - Alannograms Can you guess them all? 1. Reincarnate 2. Location 3. Chocolate squares 4. Repeat after me 5. To paraphrase 6. Double or nothing....   Read more...

Never Underestimate the Wisdom of your Elders
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Never Underestimate the Wisdom of your Elders - A farmer goes out one day and buys a brand new stud rooster to copulate with his chickens. The farmer puts the rooster straight in the pen so he can g....   Read more...

Personals...
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Personals... - This ad actually ran in The Atlanta Journal newspaper: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE seeks male companionship, race unimportant. I'm a very good-looking girl....   Read more...

Some comments heard in the year 1957
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Some comments heard in the year 1957 - "I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a weeks groceries for $20.00." "Have you seen t....   Read more...

Now I lay me down to sleep...
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Now I lay me down to sleep... - We spend approximately one-third of our life sleeping. People can take "cat naps" with their eyes open and not even know it. If you fall asleep as s....   Read more...

Think a gallon of gas is expensive?
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Think a gallon of gas is expensive? - Look at what we are paying for other fluids... Diet Snapple: 16 oz $1.29 $10.32/gallon Lipton Ice Tea: 16 oz $1.19 $9.52/gallon Gatorade: 20 oz $1.....   Read more...

Health-Care Spending
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Health-Care Spending - Total Health-Care Budget in 2003 $121.4 Billion Hospital Spending: $36.4 Billion Other Institutions: $11.6 Billion Drug Spending: $19.6 Billion ....   Read more...

Thunderstorms
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Thunderstorms - The dark colour of clouds in thunderstorms is caused by water accumulation. A lightning stroke can heat the air through which it travels to an incr....   Read more...