CSANews Issue 63


Issue 63 Summer 2007
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Letter from the Editor Issue 63
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Southern Gardening in the North Discover Ontario Healthy Hors d'Oeuvres and Matching Wines Letter from the Editor Issue 63 - Twenty-five bucks is a lot of money for a piece of paper! But when it is a CSA membership card, you and your spouse bought some of the best insurance ....   Read more...

Consumer Protection
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Consumer Protection - Home RenovationsRenovations don’t automatically add to the value of your home. Don’t be talked into unnecessary renovations. Don’t be pressured ....   Read more...

Best Cell Phone Plan
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Best Cell Phone Plan - Dear Bird Talk,I learn so much from reading our CSA magazine, plus the sharing of information from our snowbirds via Bird Talk. Is there a way to dete....   Read more...

Canadian Involvement in the Second World War
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Canadian Involvement in the Second World War - Dear Bird Talk,When reading the article regarding the “death of four Canadian soldiers” included in the “from the desk of the late Don Slinger,....   Read more...

Snowbird Destinations other than Florida
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Snowbird Destinations other than Florida - Dear Bird Talk,We have been Florida snowbirds for the past 10 years but are becoming weary and more and more wary of the general attitude of the Flori....   Read more...

Federal Superannuates Insurance Coverage
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Federal Superannuates Insurance Coverage - Dear Bird Talk,It is my understanding from information in a letter to "Bird Talk" included in the latest issue of CSANews, that retired federa....   Read more...

Rental Car Insurance Coverage
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Rental Car Insurance Coverage - Dear Bird Talk, We are two of 2,000 in Westwind R.V. Park and many more thousands in 30 other parks in Yuma. We are now aware of a special insurance p....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 63
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
President's Message Issue 63 - Joan and I love to get away during the cold winter months and enjoy the warmer climate in the southern states. It is, however, always great to return ....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 63
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 63 - One of the greatest challenges of government advocacy work is that governments are always changing. Since last June alone, we have new premiers in Alb....   Read more...

AGM Notice Issue 63
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
AGM Notice Issue 63 - CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC.(A corporation without share capital under part II of The Canada Business Corporations Act)CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIA....   Read more...

Absentee Mail-in Ballots by 2011
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Absentee Mail-in Ballots by 2011 - Ontario snowbirds won't be able to send an absentee mail-in ballot for this fall's Oct. 10 election. But a Conservative member of the Ontario legislat....   Read more...

Your Claim and What the Government Paid
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Your Claim and What the Government Paid - Do you have any idea how many idiots (oops, sorry, I meant to say people) hop on a plane and take a quick vacation to Disneyland, drop in to Las Vegas....   Read more...

Snowbirds' Florida Tax Crisis
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Snowbirds' Florida Tax Crisis - Peter Benedek (RetirementAction.com). It's been called loony, outrageous, two-tier, discriminatory, confiscatory and worse. The bottom line is that Fl....   Read more...

The CSA Placemat…Building Bridges for Canadians
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
The CSA Placemat…Building Bridges for Canadians - Sometimes it’s the little things that you do, that get the most attention.We have been supplying CSA/Medipac placemats for the last eight years, to ....   Read more...

Why Do You Head South?
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Why Do You Head South? - "For the warmth", Marilyn exclaimed."For the WARMTH"! Don was even more emphatic when I asked the Peels why they travelled to Florida every winter. Ma....   Read more...

Discover Ontario
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Discover Ontario by: Gordon Garrison Discover Ontario - When our friends from Denmark wrote to tell us of their plans to visit us last September, we were delighted. Another chance to show off our country, w....   Read more...

Infections: Prevention and Current Treatments
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Infections: Prevention and Current Treatments - Last week, my new grandson had to be admitted to the hospital with a serious infection. He’s only four weeks old and was premature – still under s....   Read more...

Southern Gardening in the North
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Southern Gardening in the North - I spend many days on the road as a travel writer gathering new material for my “Interstate-75” and “Florida” books…and so it probably comes ....   Read more...

Healthy Hors d’Oeuvres and Matching Wines
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Healthy Hors d’Oeuvres and Matching Wines - Hors d'oeuvres are an important element in entertaining, creating the mood, pace and style of the evening ahead. These tiny bites can be s....   Read more...

Nuts for your Heart
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Nuts for your Heart - One or two handfuls of pistachio nuts a day can help reduce blood levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) by up to 11%. Don't just add the....   Read more...

Work it out!
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Work it out! - Recent studies have shown that several small workouts throughout the day are more effective at reducing blood pressure than one extended exercise sess....   Read more...

Waltzing Helps Weak Hearts
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Waltzing Helps Weak Hearts - Typical exercise on a treadmill or stationary bicycle for men and women with stable chronic heart failure can be improved upon by substituting a 21-mi....   Read more...

Stroke Survivor’s Long-term Improvements
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Stroke Survivor’s Long-term Improvements - Stroke survivors who have damaged the area of the brain that controls “executive function” may find that antidepressants have a long-term positive....   Read more...

Vaccinate this!
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Vaccinate this! - You may have been vigilant about getting your annual flu shot, but there are several other vaccinations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control....   Read more...

Top 10 Tips to a Better Brain
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Top 10 Tips to a Better Brain - Scientists say that mental decline as we age appears to be largely due to altered connections among brain cells. The synapses, or the electrical curre....   Read more...

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah - A Long Way Gone is a gritty, beautifully written book about the civil war in Sierra Leone, and the children who are forced to fight it.Ishmael Beah co....   Read more...

MedlinePlus
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
MedlinePlus - Recently, I was introduced to a website called MedlinePlus.  At first glance, it appeared a little daunting.  It's big!  It is an Ameri....   Read more...

Fun & Games Issue 63
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Fun & Games Issue 63 - Can you guess them all?These "Outside the Box" puzzles will definately tease your brain!From: OutsidetheBox.comAnswers in Pic 2....   Read more...

Celibacy
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Celibacy - Celibacy can be a choice in life, or a condition imposed by circumstances.While attending a marriage encounter weekend, Walter and his wife Ann listen....   Read more...

Swept Away…
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Swept Away… - Two brooms were hanging in the closet and after a while, they got to know each other so well that they decided to get married.One broom was, of course....   Read more...

Disorder in the Courts
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Disorder in the Courts - From a book called “Disorder in the American Courts,” which includes stories of things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down an....   Read more...

Word Watch
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Word Watch - Half-back – A new nickname for snowbirds who chose Florida as their original retirement destination, but have subsequently retreated back to Georgia....   Read more...

By the Numbers
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
By the Numbers - Banking or debit cards are the ultimate in convenience. More than 34 million banking cards are in circulation among an adult population of 25 million.....   Read more...

Allergies Indoors?
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Allergies Indoors? - If you find that staying inside isn’t offering you the relief from your allergies that you would expect, you may want to check your house plants. Al....   Read more...

Planning to Travel to Mexico from Canada?
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Planning to Travel to Mexico from Canada? - Although the government of Canada recommends that Canadians travelling to any destination outside of Canada carry a valid passport, it is not mandator....   Read more...

NEXUS
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
NEXUS - This “pre-screened” fast-track, border-crossing program is currently offered at the following airports:Vancouver International Airport Toronto Pea....   Read more...