CSANews Issue 60


Issue 60 Fall 2006
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Letter from the Editor Issue 60
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Snowbird Side-trips Osteoarthritis Treatment A Leader Speaks Letter from the Editor Issue 60 - The Age of the Snowbird" is upon us. It is our time. After almost 15 years of lobbying and letter writing and meetings with politicians, including one....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 60
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
President's Message Issue 60 - I hope that everyone has been having a great summer; the weather in Ontario is just perfect. In between the many government meetings which we have bee....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 60
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 60 - A common political misconception is that when federal, provincial and territorial legislatures adjourn for the summer, not much happens on the politic....   Read more...

AGM Notice Issue 60
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
AGM Notice Issue 60 - CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (A corporation without share capital under part II of The Canada Business Corporations Act) CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ....   Read more...

Mackinac Island
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Mackinac Island - Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step into a machine and travel magically back to an earlier time? You would have to choose your era ve....   Read more...

Roanoke, Virginia
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Roanoke, Virginia - Roanoke is that unique type of town in which you can explore and imagine yourself living at the same time. In addition to its cozy atmosphere, this Vi....   Read more...

Snowbird Interview with Jack Layton
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Snowbird Interview with Jack Layton - "Different rules for snowbirds‘ridiculous’ and‘not right" says Jack Layton The issue of health care for Canadians who happen to be snowbirds ....   Read more...

Osteoarthritis
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Osteoarthritis - Although there are many forms of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and gouty arthritis (each of which requires very specific medical tr....   Read more...

New prostate cancer EPCA
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
New prostate cancer EPCA - Recent studies show that a new cancer antigen-2 (EPCA-2) blood test may be more effective in detecting prostate cancer than the currently used prostat....   Read more...

Proposed change to US -VISIT
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Proposed change to US -VISIT - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has recently announced a proposed rule change to the photographing and digital finger-scanning procedures of ....   Read more...

Enhanced security measures for air travel: Be prepared
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Enhanced security measures for air travel: Be prepared - Enhanced security measures for air travel normally result in checkpoint delays. You can help to minimize the inspection time by ensuring that you do n....   Read more...

Florida Property Taxes
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Florida Property Taxes - Dear Bird Talk: I’m a Canadian snowbird that owns a condo in the Broward County (Pompano Beach) in Florida. My property taxes, and those of other....   Read more...

Health Care System
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Health Care System - Dear Bird Talk, The article in your magazine, #59 By Dr. Bob MacMillan was interesting and while the author seems to have a handle on the medical sy....   Read more...

When to Call
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
When to Call - Dear Bird Talk, I am concerned about Medipac travel insurance. The policy on page 2 states as follows: “You or someone on Your behalf (if you a....   Read more...

Snowbird Survey 2006
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Snowbird Survey 2006 - The results are in! And we must say – Canadians, or rather Canadian Snowbirds, are a true symbol of democracy and a shining example of how Canadi....   Read more...

Insurance Update Issue 60
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Insurance Update Issue 60 - I met Mr. Kitt in the parking lot this morning, at about 7:30 a.m. He had left Manitoulin Island at about midnight on the previous night and, after a ....   Read more...

Pension Benefits
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Pension Benefits - Hi Folks! If you have been a regular reader of this column, you will recall my comments about the pension plan that I and 2,300 other former employ....   Read more...

Don't read this with a grain of salt!
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Don't read this with a grain of salt! - We all know that excess sodium intake can lead to high blood pressure. However, sodium is an essential nutrient and cannot be eliminated completely. T....   Read more...

High Cholesterol Silent but potentially deadly
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
High Cholesterol Silent but potentially deadly - High cholesterol can be an especially dangerous ailment, as it usually does not manifest itself in typical symptoms. This is why it is so important to....   Read more...

A Lemon a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
A Lemon a Day Keeps the Doctor Away - Did you know that drinking a few glasses of lemonade each day can prevent the formation of kidney stones? Citrate (citric acid) is a natural inhibitor....   Read more...

Prostate Cancer: Know Your Options
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Prostate Cancer: Know Your Options - In Canada, prostate cancer is the most-often diagnosed cancer in men; approximately one in seven will be diagnosed during their lifetime. Fortunately ....   Read more...

Mind Your Manners When Sending E-mails
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Mind Your Manners When Sending E-mails - Now that e-mail messaging is the most dominant form of communication, it has been necessary for people to establish a set of informal online rules, of....   Read more...

Fatal Greed
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Fatal Greed - Fatal Greed is a political thriller that starts with a contamination accident in suburban Toronto and continues with a complex, violent coverup involv....   Read more...

Fun & Games Issue 60
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Fun & Games Issue 60 - Answers 1. Small fortune 2. one-sided 3. Right side up 4. Half decent....   Read more...

Canadian Health Care
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Canadian Health Care - Two patients limp into two different Canadian medical clinics with the same complaint. Both have trouble walking and appear to require a hip replaceme....   Read more...

Beer, Fishing, Sex & Golf
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Beer, Fishing, Sex & Golf - Beer, Fishing, Sex & Golf A man was walking down the street when he was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asked hi....   Read more...

Alligator Safety
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Alligator Safety - Over the decades, humans and alligators have begun to live closer and closer together. And as a result, we’re not quite as scary to them as we once ....   Read more...

All about GOLD
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
All about GOLD - It is recorded that only 88,000 tons of gold have been taken from the earth since recorded history. The number of gold nuggets being found in the wo....   Read more...