CSANews Issue 57


Issue 57 Winter 2006
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Letter from the Editor Issue 57
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
America's Great Southwest Power to Prevent and Control Diabetes Louisiana Rebirth Letter from the Editor Issue 57 - A light dusting of snow is covering the world on this beautiful sunny Canadian day. A striking cardinal sits high in a tree watching over his mate as ....   Read more...

America's Great Southwest
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
America's Great Southwest - The American Southwest encompasses a very large area. There are stories in every corner of this region, one of Mother Nature's true wonderlands. Where....   Read more...

Diabetes: The Power to Prevent and Control
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Diabetes: The Power to Prevent and Control - As a public school student in Kingston, Ontario, I recall being given a reading assignment about diabetes. I became totally immersed in the book about....   Read more...

Louisiana Rebirth: Restoring the SOUL of the U.S.
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Louisiana Rebirth: Restoring the SOUL of the U.S. - If you're scanning a continental map and considering your next destination, let your eye wander to that intoxicating spot where the Mississippi River ....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 57
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 57 - Well, here we are again, another snowbird travel season. I hope that all members had a safe and enjoyable trip to their winter destination. We had a g....   Read more...

2008 CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
2008 CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS - On January 18, 2006, the Canadian Snowbird Association will inaugurate its Board of Directors for the 2006 - 2008 term of office. The ceremony will ta....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 57
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 57 - The fall is always a busy political season in Canada. With the federal and provincial legislatures back in session from coast to coast, there is no be....   Read more...

Florida's New Self-Defence Law
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Florida's New Self-Defence Law - On October 1, 2005, the state of Florida passed a legislation that will allow people to justly "meet force with force" if they are threatened or attac....   Read more...

Sneaky Scams: Be aware!
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Sneaky Scams: Be aware! - Here are just a few more illegal schemes to be aware of, whether you're online, on the telephone, or at your front door. Reloading Also known as "....   Read more...

Part-time Employment in the US
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Part-time Employment in the US - Dear Bird Talk, Here are some facts about my current circumstance. I am the president of our co-op condo association. I have also volunteered to ho....   Read more...

Lifestyle Presentation - Halifax
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Lifestyle Presentation - Halifax - Dear Bird Talk, Thank you for bringing the Lifestyle Presentation to Halifax. We enjoyed it so much. You have a lot of talent. So nice to see Gordi....   Read more...

Lifestyle Presentation - Peterborough
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Lifestyle Presentation - Peterborough - Dear Bird Talk, We are CSA members and attended Peterborough's first CSA presentation on September 22nd. This was absolutely the best CSA extravaga....   Read more...

Medical Conditions - Know Them of All
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Medical Conditions - Know Them of All - Dear Bird Talk, This is in response to the member who wrote a letter in the summer edition regarding an Insurance Company that had a clause in its ....   Read more...

Sign Your Cheques
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Sign Your Cheques - Dear Bird Talk, The mail is in so I am now reading everything, cover to cover, with great interest in the CSANews Fall Issue 56. Donna Wilson's tip....   Read more...

Medipac Hits the Target!
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Medipac Hits the Target! - At the beginning of the Medipac Early Bird Insurance campaign, it was pledged that $5.00 would be contributed to the Heart & Stroke Foundation for eve....   Read more...

I Love Prince Edward Island
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
I Love Prince Edward Island - Christmas is imminent; a federal election is looming; CSA's Special Government Report is going to press; and P.E.I. has quietly made a dramatic change....   Read more...

In Memoriam
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
In Memoriam - William "Bill" C. Leeder, 70, of Auburndale, Florida, died on Monday, October 10, 2005 at his residence. Many Canadian snowbirds knew Bill well from t....   Read more...

The Aussies Know How to Do It!
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
The Aussies Know How to Do It! - Wow! What a year 2005 was for tropical storms, hurricanes and tornadoes in the southern United States, and yes, even in some of Canada's provinces. Hu....   Read more...

Wills and Such in Florida
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Wills and Such in Florida - A question often arises as to whether persons owning property in Florida need to have a separate will to cover that property in the event of their dem....   Read more...

From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 57
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 57 - Hi Folks! Being retired and with time on my hands, I have lots of opportunities to keep in touch with world events. Here is one of the most rec....   Read more...

Helena and Vic Mageau
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Helena and Vic Mageau - Q: Where do you spend your winters in the south? A: We spend our winters in Yuma, Arizona at a gated park named Country Roads Resort. It has 1,250 lo....   Read more...

Vaccines
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Vaccines - Vaccine helps prevent pneumonia and meningitis. We have said it before...but if you protect yourself with a flu shot, you should think about gettin....   Read more...

Protect Your Feet
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Protect Your Feet - Protect Your Feet from the Sun. Your feet are just as susceptible to skin cancer as any other part of your . According to the American College ....   Read more...

Should We Be Worried About Bird Flu?
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Should We Be Worried About Bird Flu? - There's absolutely no need for us to panic about avian influenza – for now. Currently, avian influenza, known as "bird flu," is a highly species-spe....   Read more...

New Developments in the Treatment of Alzheimer's
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
New Developments in the Treatment of Alzheimer's - There has been a recent glimmer of hope in the treatment of Alzheimer's, a debilitating brain disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Scien....   Read more...

Beethoven's Mask
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Beethoven's Mask - George Jonas's brilliant memoir, Beethoven's Mask, is more a dazzling kaleidoscope of the period between 1935 and 2001 than a formal chronological aut....   Read more...

You CAN Vote – Even if You're Away.
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
You CAN Vote – Even if You're Away. - The federal election is fast approaching. For those of you already down south, don't think that you can't vote because you're not in Canada. This is n....   Read more...

Fun and Games Issue 57
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Fun and Games Issue 57 - Dementia Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time. Answer all of them imme....   Read more...

Headlines from the year 2029!
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Headlines from the year 2029! - Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions in the seventh-largest country in the world, Mexifornia, formerly known as California. BABY CON....   Read more...

The way children see things
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
The way children see things - Honesty My son Zachary, 4, came screaming out of the bathroom to tell me he'd dropped his toothbrush in the toilet. So I fished it out and threw it i....   Read more...

Food for Thought
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Food for Thought - 1. Match the flavours and intensity of the wine with the strongest flavour on the plate. 2. When in doubt, use s sparkling, because sparkling goes ....   Read more...

Wash Those Hands
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Wash Those Hands - A disturbing study conducted by the American Society of Microbiology finds that one-third of people passing through major U.S. airports don't wash the....   Read more...

Redesigned US Currency - $10
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Redesigned US Currency - $10 - Following the 2003 and 2004 redesigns of the $20 and $50 notes, the U.S. government has recently introduced the new $10 note, which will appear early ....   Read more...