CSANews Issue 68


Issue 68 Fall 2008
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Letter from the Editor Issue 68
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Taking Care of Your Skin The Allure of Oaxaca Mexico And the Survey Says.... Letter from the Editor Issue 68 - This is your chance, again! ; ....   Read more...

Boat Insurance and a Driver's Licence?
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Boat Insurance and a Driver's Licence? - Dear Bird Talk,For your info, I have a story of interest but do not wish to have my name published in the CSANews.A few years ago, I surre....   Read more...

Veteran Rights
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Veteran Rights - Dear Bird Talk,Thank you for reminding old soldiers in the Spring 08 CSANews magazine about exercising rights vis-a-vis retirement benefits, p....   Read more...

Florida Driver's Licence and Insurance
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Florida Driver's Licence and Insurance - Dear Bird Talk,I read with interest the letters of my snowbird colleagues and would like to offer my experience and opinion.1.) Do we need a Flori....   Read more...

Air Conditioning Costs
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Air Conditioning Costs - Dear Bird Talk,I am paying almost $200 a month hydro for my 1,400 sq. ft in Lakeland; the only thing running is the AC, set at 85. We have....   Read more...

Newfoundland Jokes
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Newfoundland Jokes - Dear Bird Talk,I want you to know right from the start that I take offence to the word "Newfie." If I ever read another "Newfie" joke in this maga....   Read more...

BC Ferries
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
BC Ferries - Dear Bird Talk,Recently, we travelled to the province of British Columbia to go over to Victoria. When we stopped at the visitor centre in Bri....   Read more...

Traveling with a Pre-Existing Condition
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Traveling with a Pre-Existing Condition - Dear Bird Talk,My wife and I just retired this year and unfortunately shortly afterwards, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was success....   Read more...

South Africa
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
South Africa - Dear Bird Talk,I immigrated to Canada some 40 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa and it is with great interest that I read the article ....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 68
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
President's Message Issue 68 - I trust that everyone has been enjoying a relaxing summer at home in Canada. With fall right around the corner, it is almost time to start contemp....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 68
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Government Relations Report Issue 68 - It has been a busy summer on the political front here at the CSA. In July, I, along with research and communications officer Michael MacKenzie....   Read more...

The Allure of Oaxaca Mexico
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Oaxaca Mexico By: Alvin Starkman The Allure of Oaxaca Mexico - Oaxaca has two main advantages over other southern destinations for Canadian snowbirds.  First, you can explore one of the most culturally ri....   Read more...

Taking Care of your Skin
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Taking Care of your Skin - Taking Care of your SkinWe pay a lot of attention to maintaining good health when it comes to nutrition, heart and lung health, but we often n....   Read more...

Shingles vaccine approved by Health Canada
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Shingles vaccine approved by Health Canada - Health Canada has approved a shingles vaccine for adults 60 years and older. The vaccine, called Zostavax, is manufactured by Merck Frosst Can....   Read more...

Breakthrough pill for treating prostate cancer
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Breakthrough pill for treating prostate cancer - A breakthrough prostate cancer drug, called abiraterone, may be available for general use by 2011. Researchers at the Royal Marsden Hospital i....   Read more...

Increased heart risks for men with low levels of vitamin D
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Increased heart risks for men with low levels of vitamin D - A recent study reveals that men with low levels of vitamin D have a greater risk of having a heart attack. Over a period of 10 years, blood sample....   Read more...

Government of Ontario funds new cancer drugs
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Government of Ontario funds new cancer drugs - The government of Ontario is investing $50 million in three groundbreaking cancer drugs. The first, Avastin, will receive $30 million in fundi....   Read more...

Reds Like Cool Weather Too!
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Reds Like Cool Weather Too! - Some wine enthusiasts believe that red-wine grape varieties prefer warm climates.  It is true that certain reds like the heat.  But other va....   Read more...

Loyalist and Layabouts
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Loyalist and Layabouts - Author Stephen Kimber doesn't claim to be a historian, instead, he insists that by training he's a journalist; by inclination, a storytell....   Read more...

Snowbirds.org - updated to serve you better!
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Snowbirds.org - updated to serve you better! - Since its grand debut in 2000, the official website of the Canadian Snowbird Association has been providing pertinent information to travelling Ca....   Read more...

Home Insurance Conditions Revised to Benefit Snowbirds
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Home Insurance Conditions Revised to Benefit Snowbirds - Royal & Sunalliance (RSA) has added an option for snowbirds who leave their homes unattended for extended periods of time during the regular heati....   Read more...

Passports a Must have for Snowbirds!
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Passports a Must have for Snowbirds! - It's a redundant reminder, but we just couldn't help ourselves, since it is the eve of the last snowbird season in which passports will not be....   Read more...

Purchasing Travel Health Insurance
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Purchasing Travel Health Insurance - Here are a few questions that you should consider when making a decision to purchase travel health insurance:Will the policy cover you for the entire ....   Read more...

And the Survey Says...
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
And the Survey Says... - AND THE SURVEY SAYS......that our readers represent the best people that you can find in Canada. The number of responses to our survey increased b....   Read more...

The cost of labour.
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
The cost of labour. - The cost of labour in the "Snowbird States":State                Minimum WageFlorida&nbs....   Read more...

The cost of fuel
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
The cost of fuel - U.S. Regular Conventional Retail Gasoline PricesMonth/Year         Price per GallonOctober 1998     ....   Read more...

Property Taxes
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Property Taxes - Understanding Tax Bill TermsAd Valorem Taxes – These are property taxes based on the property's value. Millage Rate – This is your property tax ra....   Read more...

The Bathtub Test
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
The Bathtub Test - It doesn't hurt to take a hard look at yourself sometimes. This should help you get started...During a visit to a mental asylum, a visitor asked t....   Read more...

Have fun everyday!
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Have fun everyday! - Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting.Well, for example, the other day I went downtown and went int....   Read more...

Average Canadian
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Average Canadian - A recent study found that the average Canadian walks about 900 miles a year.Another study found that Canadians drink, on average, 22 gallons of beer a....   Read more...

Fun & Games
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Fun & Games - Click the large image on the left to view the puzzles.Click small image to view the answers. ; #F....   Read more...

Get your flu shot – Make it a double-double!
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Get your flu shot – Make it a double-double! - It is highly recommended for persons over 50 to receive the flu vaccine.  The fall is the best time to get the shot, because you beat the cur....   Read more...