CSANews Issue 70


Issue 70 Spring 2009
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Letter from the Editor Issue 70
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Explore Alberta Immunization for Adults Protect Yourself from Identity Theft Letter from the Editor Issue 70 - Happy spring! And I hope that your taxes are filed and your gardens are blooming. The first goldfinches showed up today, along with a cranky,....   Read more...

You do not have an Enhanced Driver’s Licence!
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
You do not have an Enhanced Driver’s Licence! - The following provinces OFFER Enhanced Driver's Licences that will be recognized as a suitable travel document which will allow you to cross the U....   Read more...

Don’t Forward “Chain Letter” E-mails!
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Don’t Forward “Chain Letter” E-mails! - Friends and family enjoy forwarding e-mails to us that share messages of hope, remind us of why we are doing well, draw our attention to a sub....   Read more...

Feeling Insecure about Online Security?
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Feeling Insecure about Online Security? - Whenever you are prompted to provide personal information online, especially credit card or bank account information when making a purchase, t....   Read more...

Closer Connection Form 8840: TO FILE OR NOT TO FILE
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Closer Connection Form 8840: TO FILE OR NOT TO FILE - The Canadian Snowbird Association recommends that all snowbirds who consistently spend four (4) months or longer in the United States each year file a....   Read more...

Changes Necessary to RRIF Payments for 2008
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Changes Necessary to RRIF Payments for 2008 - Dear Bird Talk,I have been asked by several senior friends as an original CSA member to write to you of our concern regarding what is happening to....   Read more...

Homestead Tax Exemption
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Homestead Tax Exemption - Dear Bird Talk,I am a Florida homeowner. Are Canadians eligible to apply for a Homestead Tax Exemption ($25,000) on their property taxes in Fl....   Read more...

Driving Trips in California, Nevada, Arizona
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Driving Trips in California, Nevada, Arizona - Dear Bird Talk,Just a word of caution to those of us who travel to Nevada, Arizona and California and use Shell, Chevron, Valero or Di....   Read more...

Driving to Myrtle Beach
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Driving to Myrtle Beach - Dear Bird Talk,Having used Medipac Insurance for the past six years for our trips to Myrtle Beach, I received a complimentary issue of your Wi....   Read more...

Banking Overdraft Fees in the U.S.
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Banking Overdraft Fees in the U.S. - Dear Bird Talk,Recently, I decided to remove the money I had remaining in my U.S. Royal Bank chequing account because I was returning to Canad....   Read more...

Canada Day Celebrations at Horseshoe Cove R.V. Resort
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Canada Day Celebrations at Horseshoe Cove R.V. Resort - Dear bird talk,I could not let this year's Canada Day celebrations, spent here at Horseshoe Cove R.V. Resort, pass without letting you....   Read more...

Comments on Bird Talk Previous Editions
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Comments on Bird Talk Previous Editions - Dear Bird Talk,I read with interest two letters in Bird Talk Fall 2008 Edition.The first by Stanley Knight. My comments on his story are as follow....   Read more...

Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations - Dear Bird Talk,Just a brief comment on the chosen sites for your Lifestyle Presentations. May I suggest that in the future, you might consider....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 70
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
President’s Message Issue 70 - I would like to welcome everyone back to Canada. As much as we all enjoy escaping the cold, there really is no place like home.It was another busy....   Read more...

Property Taxes in Florida
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Property Taxes in Florida - By the time you read this, you will be back in Canada. How do I know? Well, because that is where we are mailing your magazine. A wise man onc....   Read more...

President’s Award Honourees 2009
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
President’s Award Honourees 2009 - President's Award Honourees 2009Instituted in 2003, the association has created an annual president's award – to be presented at the a....   Read more...

Hockey Legend Urges Snowbirds to Join the CSA
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Hockey Legend Urges Snowbirds to Join the CSA - Hockey Legend Urges Snowbirds to Join the CSACanadian Hockey Legend Ron Ellis takes time out of his busy schedule at Snowbird Extravaganza to join the....   Read more...

CANDIDATES FOR POSITIONS ON THE CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
CANDIDATES FOR POSITIONS ON THE CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS - Both the Canadian and American by-laws of the Canadian Snowbird Association Inc. provide that a nominating committee be established by the board of di....   Read more...

Travel Insurance at its Worst, but not through Medipac!
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Travel Insurance at its Worst, but not through Medipac! - The more you travel…the more you know that you need travel insurance. The more you learn about travel insurance…the more you know that you need ....   Read more...

Do I Need a Florida Will or Power of Attorney?
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Do I Need a Florida Will or Power of Attorney? - How often the dialogue goes something like this – "We own property in Florida, and have been told that we need a Florida will to deal with that ....   Read more...

The Winter Travels of Gerry and Joan
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
The Winter Travels of Gerry and Joan - What a great winter season we had in Florida! We were invited to attend several Canada Club events and provincial picnics.The provincial picnics are a....   Read more...

Marcel and Ernestine Bonneau
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Marcel and Ernestine Bonneau - I'll bet you thought  that all snowbirds fly south for the winter. Not so! Some, in fact quite a few, stay right here in Canada. They....   Read more...

Canadian Politics
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Canadian Politics - I suppose it says a great deal about Canadian politics that the country's two major parties are currently led by genuine intellectuals. What it sa....   Read more...

Explore Alberta
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Alberta By: Gordon Garrison Explore Alberta - Alberta is Canada's fourth-largest province, so there is much to see and do. Let's start off by spending a couple of days (or longer) disc....   Read more...

Immunization for Adults: Have you had your shots?
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Immunization for Adults: Have you had your shots? - A great deal of attention is paid to children's immunization, but adults also need to protect themselves from certain infectious diseases. Ove....   Read more...

Golf Extends your Life expectancy
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Golf Extends your Life expectancy - Golf extends your life expectancyScientists from Sweden claim that the death rate for golfers is 40% lower than other people from the same sex, ag....   Read more...

Worried about being forgetful? Forget about it!
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Worried about being forgetful? Forget about it! - Worried about being forgetful? Forget about it!The act of forgetting is a necessary function of the brain that is required in order for it to operat....   Read more...

Non-invasive Prostate Reduction Procedure
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Non-invasive Prostate Reduction Procedure - Non-invasive Prostate Reduction ProcedureAs men age, their prostate grows. Many older men deal with the primary side-effect of an enlarged prostate on....   Read more...

Going Healthy with Comfort
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Going Healthy with Comfort - Going Healthy with ComfortI love pairing wine with family dishes and comfort food recipes. But in my wanting to drop a few pounds (my husband would di....   Read more...

Secrets of the Light: Lessons from Heaven
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Secrets of the Light: Lessons from Heaven - Secrets of the Light: Lessons from HeavenBy Dannion Brinkley (Harper One, 203 pages, $23.95)In 1975, Dannion Brinkley, a cocky 25-year....   Read more...

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft - Protect yourself from identity theftThere's been a lot of talk over the past several years about identity theft: a kind of fraud in which a crook ....   Read more...

Can you guess them all?
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Can you guess them all? - Click the large image on the left to view the puzzles.Click small image to view the answers. ; backgr....   Read more...

Sayng Goodbye to Mother
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Sayng Goodbye to Mother - Saying Goodbye to MotherWe were dressed and ready to go out for the New Year's Eve party. We turned on a nightlight, turned the answering mach....   Read more...

Canadian Recreational Boaters must have Proof of Competency
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Canadian Recreational Boaters must have Proof of Competency - Canadian recreational boaters must have proof of competencyDeadline to Obtain your Pleasure Craft Operator Card: September 2009After September 15,....   Read more...

Take a Proactive Approach to Avoiding Varicose Veins
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Take a Proactive Approach to Avoiding Varicose Veins - Take a Proactive Approach to Avoiding Varicose Veins You can prevent varicose and spider veins from forming and from growing by taking a few simpl....   Read more...

Medipac's Early Bird Extended
Posted date : Jul 19, 2009.
Medipac's Early Bird Extended - Medipac Early Bird has arrived with another special discount for you. Lock in your rates now, and SAVE AN EXTRA 5% on your Medipac Travel Insuranc....   Read more...