CSANews Issue 59


Issue 59 Summer 2006
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Letter from the Editor Issue 59
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Access to Good Medical Care Tunisia Snowbird Interview Letter from the Editor Issue 59 - Is it just my imagination, or has it really become a little easier to cross the U. S. - Canada border? I flew to California last week to pick up a car....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 59
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
President's Message Issue 59 - Once again, it is time to report what your association has been doing on behalf of you as well as all travelling Canadians. In the last issue of CSANe....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 59
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 59 - As most of you are aware, the CSA is heavily involved in lobbying our federal, provincial and territorial governments right here at home. That is i....   Read more...

Florida Power of Attorney
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Florida Power of Attorney - In a previous article regarding wills in Florida, I had indicated that it was not necessary to have a separate will (or a Florida will) to dispose of ....   Read more...

Acces to Good Medical Care -at Home and Away
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Acces to Good Medical Care -at Home and Away - Last week, when my ear plugged up for several days and my own physician was not available, I decided to go to a walk-in clinic for service. After a fe....   Read more...

Tunisia
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Tunisia - Until I visited Tunisia, Carthage, that page of history, that vague vestige of the past was associated in my mind with a man known as Hannibal, and an....   Read more...

Pro-Rate Clause
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Pro-Rate Clause - Dear Bird Talk: Re: the "Pro-Rate Clause" I am compelled to write regarding the "angry letter" received by an "unhappy client". Who did she thin....   Read more...

Driver's License
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Driver's License - Dear Bird Talk, I have just had a rather annoying and stressful situation crop up which I am relating to Bird Talk so that other CSA members will b....   Read more...

Thanks Medipac!
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Thanks Medipac! - Dear Bird Talk, I am 85 years old and have taken health insurance every year going south for the past 15 years. I often wondered what would happen ....   Read more...

Keep Your Receipts
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Keep Your Receipts - Dear Bird Talk, In February, a friend drove me to Orlando and then flew down to drive me home at the end of the month. I booked our accommodations ....   Read more...

Foreign Bank Drafts
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Foreign Bank Drafts - Dear Bird Talk, Re: Mr. Gardner's Experience with Bank of America I was very surprised to read Mr. Gardner's letter in the recent issue, since w....   Read more...

Currency Exchange and Transfer
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Currency Exchange and Transfer - Dear Bird Talk, I am writing with respect to the Bird Talk on p. 7 of the latest CSANews Spring 2006, Issue 58, about a cash in dispute with an Ame....   Read more...

Drive Safely
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Drive Safely - Nearly 80 per cent of all automobile accidents involve driver inattention, according to a major report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Admini....   Read more...

Beware of SPIM
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Beware of SPIM - Now that we are well trained in the art of avoiding spam in our e-mail accounts, we should also now be wary of Instant Messages from unknown users whe....   Read more...

Travelling Through the American Southwest & Mexico
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Travelling Through the American Southwest & Mexico - Q. What enticed you to spend your winters in the South? A. The lack of snow and the warmer weather. Alberta winters can be long, cold and dreary. Ski....   Read more...

Rates DOWN!... Benefits UP!
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Rates DOWN!... Benefits UP! - It's about time! Over the past two years, as our Canadian dollar has strengthened, Medipac has warily been passing on rate reductions to our best clie....   Read more...

From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 59
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 59 - Hi Folks! As background information to the following experiences of a friend, who was an only child, I should tell you that I am one of eight child....   Read more...

Be Kind to Your Knees
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Be Kind to Your Knees - Knee problems seem to be a common occurrence among older adults. This is because older adults are remaining more active as they age, thereby putting m....   Read more...

What Causes Easy Bruising?
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
What Causes Easy Bruising? - Easy and frequent bruising is very common in older adults, especially women. Many people find ominous-looking bruises on their arms and legs, but cann....   Read more...

Most Healthy People do not have Heart Problems
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Most Healthy People do not have Heart Problems - We've all heard of the guy who ran in marathons and never smoked a day in his life succumbing to a massive heart attack. However, research shows that ....   Read more...

Tips for Shopping on eBay
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Tips for Shopping on eBay - If you have Internet access, you've probably visited the eBay website at one time or another. eBay is the largest online auction site in the world, al....   Read more...

Fodor's Guide to The Da Vinci Code
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Fodor's Guide to The Da Vinci Code - First there was The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown's runaway best seller, a publishing phenomenon; then, the court case in which Brown was finally acquitted....   Read more...

Fun and Games Issue 59
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Fun and Games Issue 59 - Can you guess them all? Answers from Fun & Games. 1. Spot check 2. Over-the-counter medicine 3. Icy roads 4. Tornado 5. West ....   Read more...

Perspective
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Perspective - One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. Th....   Read more...

The Apron
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
The Apron - I don't think our kids know what an apron is. The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath but, along with that, it ser....   Read more...

Kids and Animals: Keep them Both Safe
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Kids and Animals: Keep them Both Safe - Nothing is quite as precious as watching the bond between children and animals. However, some animals don't take too kindly to having their space inva....   Read more...

Loons...
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Loons... - Loons are reported to be among the oldest groups of birds still living today; their origin is thought to have been more than 50 million years ago. Lo....   Read more...

Debit and Credit Card Skimming
Posted date : Jul 14, 2006.
Debit and Credit Card Skimming - On July 13, 2006, the manager of the Rainbow Esso Gas Station, located at 2688 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, discovered a new s....   Read more...