CSANews Issue 77


Issue 77 Winter 2010
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Letter From the Editor
Posted date : Dec 16, 2010.
Mexico Riding the Rails Emerging Markets Letter From the Editor - Are you there yet? My goodness, if you are one of the lucky people from one of the western provinces, you are sitting in Arizona, Texas or....   Read more...

Wintering in Arizona
Posted date : Dec 16, 2010.
Wintering in Arizona - For many frostbitten Canadians, Ol' Airy Zonie is the place to be during winter!The Grand Canyon State receives this attention because the souther....   Read more...

Peter Gzowski: A Biography
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Peter Gzowski: A Biography - In Peter Gzowski: A Biography, author R.B. Fleming does something very unusual for a Canadian writer. He exposes the quirks and foibles - the dark sid....   Read more...

Changes to Length of Stay
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Changes to Length of Stay - Dear Bird Talk:Re: Changes to length of stayWe keep hearing from friends that the U.S. is trying to change the length-of-stay time from 182 days to a ....   Read more...

Subtracting Time From My "Six Months"
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Subtracting Time From My "Six Months" - Dear Bird Talk:In issue # 75 under Snowbird Alert, you wrote that spending a week or two at home for the holidays would not be subtracted from the tot....   Read more...

CSA Placemats
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
CSA Placemats - Dear Mr. Brissenden,Thank you very much for the CSA placemats which I received. I run the Wednesday night cookouts at Redington Towers in Redington Sh....   Read more...

Problems With Progress Energy
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Problems With Progress Energy - Dear Bird Talk;As we prepare for our travels to the sunny south, I usually make all of the calls in preparation; i.e. calls to phone, electric, newspa....   Read more...

Travelling With Pets
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Travelling With Pets - Dear Bird Talk:Re: Travel with petsI found, to my chagrin, that WestJet, the company I prefer to use, will not take an animal between May and October.....   Read more...

Are You Insured While In Florida For Six Months?
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Are You Insured While In Florida For Six Months? - Dear Bird Talk: ARE YOU INSURED WHILE IN FLORIDA FOR SIX MONTHS?You can imagine my surprise when I walked into the local Co-Operators office to p....   Read more...

Credit Cards At U.S. Gas Pumps
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Credit Cards At U.S. Gas Pumps - Dear Bird Talk:Re: Using Credit Cards at Gas PumpsAt one time, I heard that if you are using your credit card at the pump and it asks for a zip code, ....   Read more...

Provincial Picnics at Fort DeSoto
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Provincial Picnics at Fort DeSoto - Dear Bird Talk:For a number of years, we have attended and enjoyed the Prince Edward Island picnic held annually at Fort DeSoto Park in Florida. We un....   Read more...

Government Relations Report
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Government Relations Report - The United States' 2010 midterm elections are now in the books and the political landscape has shifted significantly. Elections were held for all ....   Read more...

The Frog Prince
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
The Frog Prince - A lady was lonely and decided that she needed a pet to keep her company. So off to the  pet shop she went. Forlornly, she searched. Nothing s....   Read more...

The Wife
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
The Wife - A woman accompanied her husband to the doctor's office.After his checkup, the doctor called the wife into his office alone. He said, "Your husband....   Read more...

Special Guest Columnist - Michael Coren
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Special Guest Columnist - Michael Coren - It's truly extraordinary how almost every left-of-centre journalist in the country has managed to become an instant expert on the arcane subjects ....   Read more...

Sunshine Alone Won’t Provide Enough Vitamin D
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Sunshine Alone Won’t Provide Enough Vitamin D - Your creates vitamin D from exposure to the sun but, as we age, our bodies are less efficient at converting ultraviolet light into vitami....   Read more...

Eat More Fish!
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Eat More Fish! - Men who eat dark fish are 57% less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer than men who eat no fish at all. Omega-3 fatty acids are abundant in f....   Read more...

H1N1 (2009) Virus Downgraded to Post-pandemic Status
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
H1N1 (2009) Virus Downgraded to Post-pandemic Status - As of August 10, 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the H1N1 (2009) virus - or "swine flu" - has moved to the post-pandemic p....   Read more...

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy - According to a series of new Canadian-led medical trials, a new implantable device has the potential to help patients with heart failure better than s....   Read more...

Scared of Needles? Pick Your Nose!
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Scared of Needles? Pick Your Nose! - If you dread your annual flu shot because you know that you'll have to deal with a needle, there's a new product on the market that may help y....   Read more...

Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite!
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite! - Bedbug infestations are becoming more common in North America, particularly in places with higher rates of human traffic, such as hotels and shopping ....   Read more...

Riding the Iron Horse to Florida: Travel Writer Dave Hunter Regresses to His Youth
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Riding the Iron Horse to Florida: Travel Writer Dave Hunter Regresses to His Youth - Several years ago, I visited Britain's huge National Railway Museum in York and my heart skipped a beat. For there, among the locomotives and othe....   Read more...

Helping Snowbirds Fight Cancer: A Ray of Hope in the Sunshine State
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Helping Snowbirds Fight Cancer: A Ray of Hope in the Sunshine State - The Cancer Support Community is an ideal environment for snowbirds fighting cancer: welcoming outdoor gardens in the warm Florida sun, gentle fitness ....   Read more...

Kale
Posted date : Dec 16, 2010.
Kale - Bitterness is a taste sensation I enjoy both in food and in wine. Black olives, walnuts, spinach and radicchio are all ingredients I put into salads, ....   Read more...

President's Message - Issue 77
Posted date : Dec 16, 2010.
President's Message - Issue 77 - As I sit down to write this column, Lois and I have just arrived in Florida. The Canadian dollar is once again flirting with parity and, if th....   Read more...

What's Your Hobby?
Posted date : Dec 16, 2010.
What's Your Hobby? - Last summer, as I was busy in my shop attaching the radiator to my 1928 Ford Model A roadster, my neighbour stopped by to "supervise" my resto....   Read more...

Auto Insurance Fraud - You Pay For It!
Posted date : Dec 16, 2010.
Auto Insurance Fraud - You Pay For It! - A.C. Thomas of Calgary, Alberta wrote a recent note to us regarding insurance fraud and I think that it is high time that people knew why they are pay....   Read more...

Podcasts
Posted date : Dec 16, 2010.
Podcasts - What is a podcast?A podcast is a computer file, usually audio and sometimes video, which can be listened to on, or downloaded from the Internet.Think ....   Read more...

It's a Small World After All: Why Emerging Markets Demand Some of Your Investment Attention
Posted date : Dec 16, 2010.
It's a Small World After All: Why Emerging Markets Demand Some of Your Investment Attention - You've probably heard talk of the rapid "globalization" of the world economy.  Corporations are becoming increasingly international in scope&....   Read more...

In Memoriam: Jack Kiuru
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
In Memoriam: Jack Kiuru - It is with deep sadness and regret that we must announce the death of our dear friend and colleague Jack Kiuru.     Jack had a long and di....   Read more...

Exploring Mexico's Colonial Cities
Posted date : Dec 16, 2010.
Exploring Mexico's Colonial Cities Exploring Mexico's Colonial Cities -  Lively music lured us into the House of Eleven Courtyards in Pátzcuaro, a four-hour drive west of Mexico City. A guitarist and two fiddlers....   Read more...

Travels of Gerry & Joan
Posted date : Dec 16, 2010.
Travels of Gerry & Joan - By the time you read this, most of us will be in the sunny south.What a wonderful summer we had in Canada... We hope it will be just as nice in th....   Read more...