CSANews Issue 71


Issue 71 Summer 2009
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Letter from the Editor Issue 71
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Early Bird Travel Insurance Fix your Retirement Eating Healthy Letter from the Editor Issue 71 - It's 100 out there; we are in Florida and it is HOT. Even the ocean, which usually provides a little relief, is extra warm, but you wi....   Read more...

Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations - 2009
Posted date : Aug 26, 2009.
Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations - 2009 - Canada's favourite musical comedy duo, Bowser & Blue, is appearing to help us celebrate the freedom of the Snowbird Lifestyle and stay....   Read more...

Validation Tag Theft
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Validation Tag Theft - When we receive the new validation sticker for our licence plate, most of us simply clean off the surface of the previous sticker and put the new one ....   Read more...

Don't pay your contractor under the table!
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Don't pay your contractor under the table! - If you're planning on hiring a contractor to do construction, renovation, or repair work on your home, remember that paying "under the table" for ....   Read more...

Using Credit Cards in the US
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Using Credit Cards in the US - Dear Bird Talk,I just read in the spring magazine about the problems experienced in Nevada, Arizona and California when using a credit card at service....   Read more...

Using Credit Cards in the US - more...
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Using Credit Cards in the US - more... - Dear Bird Talk,Here is another suggestion.  We obtained a Discover credit card in Florida using our winter address, which was completely ....   Read more...

Using Credit Cards in the US - and more...
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Using Credit Cards in the US - and more... - Dear Bird Talk,I read the letter from R.D. Burrows in the spring issue of CSA News. We spend the winter in southern Texas and have experienced the sam....   Read more...

Using Credit Cards in the US - and even more...
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Using Credit Cards in the US - and even more... - Dear Bird Talk,We travel to Arizona in the winter and also like to use credit cards at the gas pumps.  It took some time for us to be told of a s....   Read more...

Credit Cards in the US - and the real solution is...ATMs?!
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Credit Cards in the US - and the real solution is...ATMs?! - Dear Bird Talk, I would like to warn CSA members about using ATMs in the USA, based on my personal experience.  In early March, I attempted to wi....   Read more...

I'm Jack Layton's mother
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
I'm Jack Layton's mother - Dear Bird Talk,Re: Michael Coren's Guest ColumnI'm Jack Layton's mother – so I have to object to his claiming there are only two intelle....   Read more...

Winter Information Meetings - Prize Winner
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Winter Information Meetings - Prize Winner - Dear Mr. Quigley (Medipac Travel Insurance),Thank you very much for the US$500 cheque for the door prize at the Winter Information Meeting in Yuma....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 71
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
President's Message Issue 71 - The new U.S. border requirement for passports or specific identity documents went into effect on June 1, 2009 for all Canadians seeking entry into....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 71
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Government Relations Report Issue 71 - Since the last edition of CSANews, there have been provincial elections in both British Columbia and Nova Scotia. In British Columbia,Premier Gordon C....   Read more...

Pricing Your Policy
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Pricing Your Policy - Every year, during the months of April and May, actuaries, mathematicians and underwriters gather in little rooms in several cities of Can....   Read more...

Denise and Russel Belyes
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Denise and Russel Belyes - Texans, being Texans, don't really subscribe to the idea of 'snowbirds'. Folks who spend the winters there are referred to as 'winter ....   Read more...

Special Guet Columnist - Michael Coren
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Special Guet Columnist - Michael Coren - It just so happened that in late May, just as Canadians were in a panic about obtaining passports so as to be able to cross the United States' bor....   Read more...

Special Tribute to Gordon Garrison
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Special Tribute to Gordon Garrison - In MemoriamGordon "Gord" Garrison, contributing travel writer for CSANews magazine, passed away on May 1, 2009 at his winter residence in St. Petersbu....   Read more...

Texas
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Texas By: Gordon Garrison Texas - "IT'S LIKE A WHOLE OTHER COUNTRY"!  That proclamation appears on the cover of the state's maps, accommodation guides and brochures.&n....   Read more...

How to fix a broken retirement
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
How to fix a broken retirement - Simple suggestions for getting the financial side of retirement back on trackTo call it a downturn would be an understatement. For retirees, the p....   Read more...

A Good Night’s Sleep
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
A Good Night’s Sleep - For many older adults, getting a good night's sleep is one of their major health problems. When younger, we often experienced times when we needed....   Read more...

Can eating certain foods make us smarter...?
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Can eating certain foods make us smarter...? - According to recent research, yes – certain foods do contribute to memory, alertness and mood. Here are some of the key nutrients that help ....   Read more...

Cardiovascular risk factors linked to Alzheimer’s disease
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Cardiovascular risk factors linked to Alzheimer’s disease - A study in the journal Archives of Neurology found that obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure can each double your risk of developing Alzh....   Read more...

Memory loss and aging: what’s normal and what’s not
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Memory loss and aging: what’s normal and what’s not - Some memory loss with aging is completely normal. As we get older, we lose brain cells, a few at a time, and our bodies make less of the chemicals tha....   Read more...

The difference between heartburn and a heart attack
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
The difference between heartburn and a heart attack - Is that pain in your chest heartburn or a heart attack? The symptoms are similar, but the health consequences differ dramatically. If you think that y....   Read more...

Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age - Three years and counting until Dec. 21, 2012, the predicted end of time. Author Gregg Braden reassures us that it's not the end of the world, but ....   Read more...

Healthy Pizza and Wine
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Healthy Pizza and Wine - I love barbecues, and I crave pizza.  So, I like to combine this cooking method and comfort food into one course.  Barbecued pizza c....   Read more...

Your Health and Your Computer
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Your Health and Your Computer - Did you know that learning how to work on your computer and navigate the Internet is not the most important part of computing? The fact is,your wo....   Read more...

Fun & Games
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Fun & Games - Click the large image on the left to view the puzzles.Click small image to view the answers. ; ....   Read more...

How would you fix the economy?
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
How would you fix the economy? - This excerpt was published in both the St. Petersburg Times in Florida and the Desert News in Utah. The author had a rather interesting idea about how....   Read more...

PUN FUN
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
PUN FUN - Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.A jumper cable walks into a ba....   Read more...

Passport Facts
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Passport Facts - Number of passport offices in Canada: 33   Average number of passports issued in a year: 1,700,000   Highest nu....   Read more...