CSANews Issue 56


Issue 56 Fall 2005
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Letter from the Editor Issue 56
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
New Zealand Along Florida's Highways & Byways US-VISIT update Letter from the Editor Issue 56 - The first words of this issue should be from all of us."Congratulations to the nominees for the Canadian Snowbird Association, 2006 – 2008, Board of....   Read more...

New Zealand
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
New Zealand - Kia Ora... That's how you are apt to be greeted in New Zealand. It's a Maori greeting, but almost everyone uses it, regardless of their personal back....   Read more...

Along Florida's Highways & Byways
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Along Florida's Highways & Byways - How well do you know Florida? I've always wanted to write a book about Florida ... to share some of the adventures and special places I've enjoyed ov....   Read more...

Travel Health and Safety Tips
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Travel Health and Safety Tips - While the majority of Canadian seniors who travel outside of Canada go to the United States and in particular, the sunbelt states during the winter, t....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 56
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
President's Message Issue 56 - I can't believe the summer has gone by so fast. We have been very busy attending political functions as well as meeting with individual government off....   Read more...

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING 2006
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
NOTICE OF 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 56
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 56 - As you have already read in the president's message, association representatives have been busy attending political functions as well as meeting with ....   Read more...

US-Visit Update
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
US-Visit Update - Canadian citizens, with proof of Canadian citizenship, can travel to the U.S. for a maximum of 182 days (6 months) each year. With a few exceptions, C....   Read more...

Personal Importation of Beef Not Permitted
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Personal Importation of Beef Not Permitted - On July 18, 2005, Canadian/U.S. borders resumed commercial beef importation. Live Canadian cattle under 30 months of age is again permitted entry into....   Read more...

Get it in writing!
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Get it in writing! - A recent study conducted by psychologists at the University of Washington found that persons in their mid 60's and older were easily swayed and were m....   Read more...

Accessible Health Care
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Accessible Health Care - Dear Sirs, Off the road for a couple of days, saw your message (issue 54), so thought I'd assist you in sending them to a very warm place. It will b....   Read more...

Romanow Commission
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Romanow Commission - Dear Bird Talk, I appreciate the excellent service my wife and I obtain from our private insurance with Medipac for coverage during our winter sta....   Read more...

Blank Cheques
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Blank Cheques - Dear Bird Talk, I have just finished reading your CSANews summer 2005 issue. I enjoy reading all issues. In regards to "Tips to avoid identity thef....   Read more...

Canada News
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Canada News - Hi there, Just a note to say thank you for all the years I have been a member of CSA, and also for receiving care and kindness whenever I needed so....   Read more...

Motel Security
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Motel Security - Dear Bird Talk, On my drive home from Florida last spring I made it a point to stop overnight, before dark, at a large well-lit center. I was given....   Read more...

The Evolution of the Snowbird Market
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
The Evolution of the Snowbird Market - And I thought that the travel health insurance market had finally matured! Wrong! After 25 years in this high risk business (and I love it), I natural....   Read more...

Is It Better Who You Know, Or What You Know?
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Is It Better Who You Know, Or What You Know? - During a recent chat with several of my American friends who also happen to be retired newsmen, it was brought to my attention that the Canadian media....   Read more...

Canada Clubs! Issue 56
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Canada Clubs! Issue 56 - ArizonaCanadian Club of Green ValleyPicnic, 12 noon, Nov. 19, 2005 at Madeira Vista Ramada. Wine & cheese, Jan. 29, 2006, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Canoa....   Read more...

From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 56
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 56 - Hi Folks! My, how time flies. Back in June, Beth and I went to Guelph to celebrate my 55th alumni reunion. A large number of my classmates are no l....   Read more...

Art & Judy Devlin - Drive to Brownsville
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Art & Judy Devlin - Drive to Brownsville - Q: What enticed you to spend your winters in the south? A: Those cold and dreary winters in the north. We love new adventures and meeting new people.....   Read more...

Heart Disease - Doesn't Discriminate
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Heart Disease - Doesn't Discriminate - Many people think of heart disease as a male health problem. As a result, women sometimes ignore warning signs of heart disease – often with devasta....   Read more...

How Your Diet Affects Prostate Cancer
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
How Your Diet Affects Prostate Cancer - The bad news is that prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men, affecting one in seven men during their lifetime. The good news, ho....   Read more...

Be Gone, Ugly Varicose Veins!
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Be Gone, Ugly Varicose Veins! - Varicose veins are those unsightly thick and lumpy bluish-green veins that protrude from your legs. It is estimated that 41% of women suffer from abno....   Read more...

Swing
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Swing - Swing is a delicious, historical thriller, set in 1940, during the very heart of the big band era, and at a time of troubled peace in the U.S. Autho....   Read more...

The Dawn of a New Age
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
The Dawn of a New Age - A recent Ipsos-Reid study revealed that Internet usage has finally surpassed the original electronic medium – radio. The study focused on "Internet-....   Read more...

Fun & Games Issue 56
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Fun & Games Issue 56 - Can you guess all of them? Answers: 1. All messed up 2. Darken 3. Britain 4. Dog Day Afternoon 5. Upside down 6. What's up Doc? 7. A M....   Read more...

Amish Elevator
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Amish Elevator - An Amish boy and his father were visiting a mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could....   Read more...

A Wonderful Exercise for Mature People
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
A Wonderful Exercise for Mature People - We came across this exercise suggested for older adults, to build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders. It seems so easy, so we thought we would ....   Read more...

Drug Costs
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Drug Costs - Did you ever wonder how much it costs to make that prescription drug? The following is a list of some of the most popular prescription drugs in Nor....   Read more...

Duty Free Shopping
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Duty Free Shopping - Many travellers are aware of the duty free limits. But few know that you can import more into the U.S. than the exemption amounts permit. You simply h....   Read more...

Don't Let Your Dryer Suffer a Burn Out!
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Don't Let Your Dryer Suffer a Burn Out! - One of our loyal readers wrote in and shared her wisdom in the art of drying clothes. Simply removing the lint from the mesh catcher in your clothes d....   Read more...