CSANews Issue 72


Issue 72 Fall 2009
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Letter from the Editor Issue 72
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Get your health together Scary Stuff! St. Augustine Wintering in Barbados Letter from the Editor Issue 72 - The tall ships have left Halifax, Toronto's Canadian National Exhibition is over, the Calgary Stampede is history and Vancouver is experie....   Read more...

Check the expiry of your driver’s licence or licence plate sticker
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Check the expiry of your driver’s licence or licence plate sticker - Please note that while you may not have received your renewal notice in the mail, you may be able to walk into a provincial licensing office and r....   Read more...

Check the expiry on your provincial health card
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Check the expiry on your provincial health card - If you reside in Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador or PEI and your health card is due to expir....   Read more...

Enhanced driver’s licence
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Enhanced driver’s licence - The new enhanced driver's licence (EDL) will get you across the border by land, but not by air. Therefore, if you travel to the U.S. by ca....   Read more...

Renew your license!
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Renew your license! - Dear Bird Talk,Imagine our surprise when my wife was stopped and ticketed for driving without a licence - $400 plus.We had somehow forgotten to su....   Read more...

Alberta Health & Snowbirds
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Alberta Health & Snowbirds - Dear Bird Talk,Prior to my move to Saskatchewan, I was a resident of Alberta. In September 2008, I called to let Alberta Health know that ....   Read more...

Travel Destinations
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Travel Destinations - Dear Bird Talk,Hello, I'm a widower and the kids are all gone and I'm tired of winter. I'm tempted to just load the dog in the tru....   Read more...

Thank you for publishing my letter
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Thank you for publishing my letter - Dear Bird Talk,Thank you for publishing my letter under Bird Talk in the summer 2009 issue of CSANews. I hope it will be of some help to the members.H....   Read more...

Pun Fun, CSA News, summer 2009;
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Pun Fun, CSA News, summer 2009; - Dear Bird Talk,Pun Fun, CSA News, summer 2009; "A dyslexic man walks into a bra."How insensitive a comment. Ignorant also comes to mind. D....   Read more...

Banking Fees
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Banking Fees - Dear Bird Talk,I have run into banking fees regarding U.S.$ deposits from Canadian banks. Does anyone know of a bank in the Rio Grande Valley whic....   Read more...

CSA Fun & Games
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
CSA Fun & Games - Dear Bird Talk,While your attempt was to provide humour with your recent issue, someone needs to check the math. Forty million people at one million e....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 72
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
President's Message Issue 72 - You are now reading the fall edition of CSANews. As difficult as it may be to believe, it won't be long before we embark on our journeys to ou....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 72
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Government Relations Report Issue 72 - In the summer edition of CSANews, CSA President Don Gardiner announced that work has begun on the next edition of The Canadian Travellers' Report ....   Read more...

Sometimes, You Should Refuse to Wait
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Sometimes, You Should Refuse to Wait - There is not much that is more frustrating than waiting in a doctor's office to have your appointment…you know, your appointment that was booked....   Read more...

Wintering in Barbados
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Wintering in Barbados - As a pilot for Air Canada, Brian Caldwell began flying to Barbados in December 1967. Most trips involved remaining overnight. Thus, many of th....   Read more...

Special Guet Columnist - Michael Coren
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Special Guet Columnist - Michael Coren - A freelance journalist with four children and a wife who works part time. In other words, for the longest time, the idea of me having any investments ....   Read more...

Into the Spirit of Things, St. Augustine, Florida
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
St. Augustine, Florida By: Dave Hunter Into the Spirit of Things, St. Augustine, Florida - Halloween Hauntings with Travel Writer Dave HunterI'm sitting in the haunted bedroom of a haunted inn, in St. Augustine, Florida, argu....   Read more...

Time to refinance?
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Time to refinance? - Quick questions to ask yourself before refinancing your mortgageAs stormy as the North American housing market has been over the past several months, ....   Read more...

Erectile Dysfunction Alarm
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Erectile Dysfunction Alarm - Erectile dysfunction has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. A recent study conducted by the Mayo Clinic found that men wit....   Read more...

Cosmetics Are Not Sunscreen
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Cosmetics Are Not Sunscreen - Many lotions, face creams and cosmetics have SPF factors listed in their ingredients. The SPF does offer protection from limited exposure to the harmf....   Read more...

Eating Out Doesn’t Mean Overeat
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Eating Out Doesn’t Mean Overeat - When you are on the road and have to eat at restaurants, or if you just like to eat out once in a while or like to eat out often, try to maintain your....   Read more...

Be Wary of High SPF Factors
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Be Wary of High SPF Factors - SPF 80 is not twice as strong as SPF 40. In fact, SPF 40 blocks out 97% of the ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation and SPF 80 blocks out 99% of UVB radiatio....   Read more...

Protect Yourself and Others From the H1N1 Flu – “swine flu”
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Protect Yourself and Others From the H1N1 Flu – “swine flu” - All strains of influenza can be dangerous; however, good infection prevention measures can help protect you and others, if this virus begins to spread....   Read more...

Travel Tips for Going South
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Travel Tips for Going South - As many of us prepare for some winter months in the sunny south, it is helpful to review the many considerations, especially relating to our h....   Read more...

Don Messer - The Man Behind the Music
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Don Messer - The Man Behind the Music - Don Messer - The Man Behind the MusicBy Johanna Bertin(Gooselane, $19.95, 280 pages)Canadians of a certain age will have family memories of Do....   Read more...

Grains: Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Grains: Chicken Cacciatore Recipe - My husband and I had dinner at the home of a good friend of mine, Cathy Ruggieri-Davidson, who is originally from southern Italy.  She se....   Read more...

Computer Maintenance and Safety Tips
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Computer Maintenance and Safety Tips - From the numerous e-mails that I receive on a daily basis, it is apparent that most computer problems are software related. Hardware rarely fails ....   Read more...

Fun and Games
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Fun and Games - Click the large image on the left to view the puzzles.Click small image to view the answers. ; backgrou....   Read more...

Barbershop Politics
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Barbershop Politics - One day, a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accep....   Read more...

Monastery Life
Posted date : Sep 23, 2009.
Monastery Life - A young monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to help the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand.He notices, how....   Read more...

How the flu virus spreads
Posted date : Sep 23, 2009.
How the flu virus spreads - Autumn is the right time to plan a prevention strategy for influenza. Indeed, this season is expected to be quite a challenge to our immune systems as....   Read more...

How to improve the air quality in your home
Posted date : Sep 23, 2009.
How to improve the air quality in your home - How to improve the air quality in your home Do not allow smoking in your home Use potted plants to remove chemical pollutants from the air Open window....   Read more...

Passport Canada - Mobile Passport Unit
Posted date : Sep 23, 2009.
Passport Canada - Mobile Passport Unit - Passport Canada's Mobile Passport Unit is travelling to every part of Canada. The Mobile Passport Unit makes passport officers available to answer....   Read more...

Get your passport ready for travel
Posted date : Sep 24, 2009.
Get your passport ready for travel - If you will be travelling this fall, don't wait until the last minute to apply for your passport or to renew an existing one. Passports can be....   Read more...

Videos - A Pittance of Time, Terry Kelly
Posted date : Nov 05, 2009.
Videos - A Pittance of Time, Terry Kelly - On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a Shoppers Drug Mart store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the store's PA....   Read more...

Ontario Driver's Licence
Posted date : Nov 13, 2009.
Ontario Driver's Licence - As many of you are aware there is a strike at all Drive Test locations throughout the province of Ontario. This strike has halted many services includ....   Read more...