CSANews Issue 55


Issue 55 Summer 2005
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Letter from the Editor Issue 55
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Portugal Healthy Minds For thy Sake, Tobacco Letter from the Editor Issue 55 - The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is one of our most important and effective charities. For more than 50 years, the Foundation has worked in c....   Read more...

Portugal
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Portugal - The Portuguese, it seems, discovered North America long before Canadians and Americans discovered Portugal. As far back as the late 1700s, that countr....   Read more...

Happy Canada Day!
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Happy Canada Day! - Canadian Embassy Washington, DC Dear Canadian Snowbird Association Members, I hope you were able to celebrate our great country on Canada Day, ....   Read more...

For thy Sake, Tobacco
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
For thy Sake, Tobacco - Those who travel to Cuba will discover the tempting charms that lure more than two million visitors every year – the mysterious realm of pleasures, ....   Read more...

Gord and Nancy Hopcraft: Drive to Panama City Beach
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Gord and Nancy Hopcraft: Drive to Panama City Beach - In this and future issues of CSANews, we will go straight to the source and ask snowbirds like you how they came to be, and why they continue to liv....   Read more...

Healthy Minds
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Healthy Minds - Much emphasis is placed on physical well-being and disease prevention, with less attention being paid to the measures which lead to preserving mental ....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 55
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
President's Message Issue 55 - Here we are once again, back in our own wonderful country. As I sit here writing this message the sun is shining, the birds are singing, it is a beaut....   Read more...

Notice of CSA Annual Meeting 2006
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Notice of CSA Annual Meeting 2006 - CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (A corporation without share capital under part II of The Canada Business Corporations Act) CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 55
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 55 - Advocacy—the act of arguing in favour of a cause, idea, or policy—is the raison d'être of the Canadian Snowbird Association. In 1992, our associa....   Read more...

Tips to Avoid Identity Theft
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Tips to Avoid Identity Theft - 1. The next time you order cheques, have only your initials (instead of first name) and last name put on them. If someone takes your cheque book, the....   Read more...

Indoor Air Quality
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Indoor Air Quality - Is the air quality inside your home up to snuff? Floors, carpets and upholstery can be major sources of bacteria, mould spores and allergies. You m....   Read more...

Stop Them Dead in Their Tracks
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Stop Them Dead in Their Tracks - If your wallet is stolen or missing, call the national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and Social Insur....   Read more...

U.S. Banking Information Scam
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
U.S. Banking Information Scam - This latest scam involves the misuse of the W8-BEN form (Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding). The W8-....   Read more...

Two Tier Health Systems
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Two Tier Health Systems - Dear Bird Talk, I read the letter from a member that included a letter from their physician saying he was quitting practice because he could no lon....   Read more...

Ontario Healthcare Facilities
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Ontario Healthcare Facilities - Dear Bird Talk, I have just spent 2 weeks in one of our Ontario healthcare facilities. I had a really hard time realizing that we are in the 21st c....   Read more...

Are You Aware of ALL Your Medical Conditions?
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Are You Aware of ALL Your Medical Conditions? - CANADIAN SNOWBIRDS BE AWARE AWARE is the key word in my story and will come up again several times. It all started in September of 2004 when my ....   Read more...

Competitive Prices
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Competitive Prices - Dear Bird Talk, I think it is great that the CSA supports the Medipac Insurance program and vice/versa. It is an important membership benefit to a ....   Read more...

The Early Bird has Landed...
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
The Early Bird has Landed... - Medipac has been negotiating with Manulife over the past few months and the results of our vigorous discussions have just landed in your mailbox. It i....   Read more...

A New Disaster? Yes, It's FEMA
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
A New Disaster? Yes, It's FEMA - The 2004 hurricane season saw four destructive hurricanes touching land in the United States during a seven-week period in August and September. Three....   Read more...

Canada Clubs! Issue 55
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Canada Clubs! Issue 55 - Do you have a group of Canadians getting together in the United States for a meeting, a lunch or a picnic? If you do, just call 1-877-633-4722. We wil....   Read more...

From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 55
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 55 - Hi Folks! I just finished reading a book authored by Bill Bryson entitled, "A Short History of Nearly Everything." The author is not a scientis....   Read more...

A Proud Member of the CSA
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
A Proud Member of the CSA - I am a proud member of the Canadian Snowbird Association. Why? I want the freedom to travel where I want and when I wish to go. I want the opportun....   Read more...

Hilton Head Island
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Hilton Head Island - Why Hilton Head beats the Sun and Shine-ola out of – anywhere else. Among the greatest of America's writers, and the world's, Mark Twain once sai....   Read more...

Amazing Deals for Canadians Visiting Virginia
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Amazing Deals for Canadians Visiting Virginia - During your trip south this summer, fall or winter, be sure to visit Virginia and take advantage of some excellent savings opportunities. The "2005 Lo....   Read more...

The Beauty of Telemedicine
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
The Beauty of Telemedicine - Thanks to technology, physicians don't always need to see their patients in order to diagnose medical problems and to recommend treatment. Remote acce....   Read more...

Seniors and heat exposure
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Seniors and heat exposure - Exposure to extreme temperatures can be deadly for seniors, especially in the summer. It's important for seniors, their families and their caregivers ....   Read more...

Mosquito Myths
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Mosquito Myths - Myth: All mosquitoes carry diseases. Fact: Only certain fresh water mosquitoes (as low as 15 per cent of the species) actually carry viruses which c....   Read more...

Days of Victory
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Days of Victory - On May 8, 1945, Col-Gen. Gustof Jodle, chief of staff of the German army, formally surrendered to the Allied nations at Rheims, France. The signing ce....   Read more...

The Wired Snowbird II: Hotel Connections
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
The Wired Snowbird II: Hotel Connections - The long day's trek is behind you and at last you haul your suitcase into your hotel room, lie back, put your feet up and let the travel tension drain....   Read more...

Alannograms
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Alannograms - Can you guess them all? Answers: 1 Two at a time 2. Amen 3. Enlarge 4. Eating disorder 5. Apparel 6. Alignment Alannograms, in....   Read more...

The Perfect Husband
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
The Perfect Husband - Several men are in the locker room of a golf club... A cell phone on a bench rings, and a man engages the hands-free speaker function and begins to....   Read more...

The Wise Old Poodle
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
The Wise Old Poodle - A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa, taking her faithful aged poodle, Duchess, along for the company. One day Duchess starts ....   Read more...

Fun Food Facts
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Fun Food Facts - The can opener was invented 48 years after cans were introduced. Wine is sold in tinted bottles because it spoils when exposed to light. An onion,....   Read more...

Condiments Can Go Bad, Too!
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Condiments Can Go Bad, Too! - We all have a bottle of ketchup in our fridge that seems to last forever? But should it? Many people keep condiments around much longer than they shou....   Read more...

Non-Emergency Wait Times
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Non-Emergency Wait Times - Based on population reporting waiting times for non-emergency surgeries accessed in past 12 months. Analysis excludes non-response ("I don't know", "n....   Read more...

W8-BEN SCAM Targeting Canadian Snowbirds
Posted date : Jun 29, 2005.
The CSA wishes to inform its members of a newly discovered "SCAM" targeting Canadian snowbirds. This SCAM involves the use of a bogus W8-BEN form - Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding. W8-BEN SCAM Targeting Canadian Snowbirds - U.S. BANKING INFORMATION SCAMW8-BEN – Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax WithholdingThe Canadian Snowbird Assoc....   Read more...