CSANews Issue 80


Issue 80 Fall 2011
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A Public Thank You to All Medipac Employees
Posted date : Sep 01, 2011.
EXPLORE NEW MEXICO TAX-FREE SAVINGS ACCOUNTS GET READY TO HEAD SOUTH A Public Thank You to All Medipac Employees - Medipac is setting new records in almost every area of our business. For the past two months, everyone has been working long hours and into the ni....   Read more...

Substantial Presence Test
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Substantial Presence Test - Dear Bird Talk,Re: Substantial presence testDoes anyone know whether day trips to the USA to buy gas, shop or play a round of golf are used in calcula....   Read more...

Politics in CSANews
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Politics in CSANews - Dear Bird Talk,We really look forward to our copy of CSANews, and fully understand Ross Quigley's point in the summer 2011 issue. A large part of ....   Read more...

Retired Persons Visa
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Retired Persons Visa - Dear Bird Talk,My summer edition of CSANews just arrived today and I have read it from cover to cover. I believe it was one of the most interesting an....   Read more...

Airfare Refunds with TD Visa
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Airfare Refunds with TD Visa - Dear Bird Talk,I wish to advise you of a situation that I encountered this past April. My husband had to be flown home to Toronto from Florida by air ....   Read more...

Problems With Insurance Claims
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Problems With Insurance Claims - Dear Bird Talk,We are 11-year snowbirds to Florida. Last winter, we changed our emergency travel insurance to [name of insurance company omitted]. By ....   Read more...

Car Insurance Limits in the USA
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Car Insurance Limits in the USA - Dear Bird Talk,I read with interest the article in Bird Talk regarding car insurance and was petrified that I probably was driving in the U.S. potenti....   Read more...

Credit Card Fees
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Credit Card Fees - Dear Bird Talk,Today, I spoke to a different person at Belk customer service regarding the bill with penalties which I received. This person agreed to....   Read more...

Book Review - Cast of Shadows by Kevin Guilfoile
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Book Review - Cast of Shadows by Kevin Guilfoile - "How far would you go to look into the face of your daughter's murderer?" is the subtitle of Kevin Guilfoile's debut thriller. In Cast of Shad....   Read more...

Canada Clubs
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Canada Clubs - As I have said before, it is always good to be back in Canada!We started off the summer season by attending the CSA board meeting in Toronto, where th....   Read more...

Government Relations Report
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Government Relations Report - In the summer edition of CSANews, I outlined our plan of attack in our fight for a Retired Persons' Visa. Since that last column, CSA officials ha....   Read more...

Meatballs - Spicing Up and Old Favourite
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Meatballs - Spicing Up and Old Favourite - I love to look for ways to please my family and friends at dinner parties, all the while keeping within a reasonable budget. For cocktail-style events....   Read more...

Jack Layton 1950-2011
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Jack Layton 1950-2011 - Jack Layton1950 - 2011Jack Layton, the leader of Canada's official opposition, passed away at age 61 after fighting a courageous battle with cance....   Read more...

Opinion With Michael Coren
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Opinion With Michael Coren - Early this July, I accepted an extremely generous offer to host a new prime-time show on Sun News TV. Coren Tonight airs weeknights at 7 p.m.,....   Read more...

Tax-Free Savings Accounts: What You Need to Know
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Tax-Free Savings Accounts: What You Need to Know - TFSAs offer Canadians an intriguing way to save for their retirement Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs for short) aren't exactly new – they ....   Read more...

On the Road Again - Fay and Barry Young Take the Scenic Route Through Their Golden Years
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
On the Road Again - Fay and Barry Young Take the Scenic Route Through Their Golden Years - When it comes to travelling, Fay and Barry Young aren't exactly rookies – the Vancouver couple has travelled extensively throughout their lives.....   Read more...

Insurance Update
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Insurance Update - I love good news!As a person who spends considerable time in the United States, for both business and pleasure, the close of the Canadian doll....   Read more...

Your Winter Vacation - Healthy Planning
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Your Winter Vacation - Healthy Planning - It's that time of year again when many of us are preparing for our winter vacation away from home, most often in the southern states. After al....   Read more...

Using the Internet For Travel
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Using the Internet For Travel - Whether you're a veteran traveller to the sunny south or a greenhorn making the journey for the first time, the Internet can be your best friend a....   Read more...

The Secret to a Happy Marriage
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
The Secret to a Happy Marriage - An old woman was sipping on a glass of wine, while sitting on the patio with her husband, and said,  "I love you so much, I don't know how I ....   Read more...

A Hairy Tale
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
A Hairy Tale - Two elderly ladies were discussing the upcoming dance at the country club. "We're supposed to wear something that matches our husband's hair, ....   Read more...

Old Goats
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Old Goats - A group of Canadians were travelling by tour bus through Holland.As they stopped at a cheese farm, a young guide led them through the process of makin....   Read more...

Fast Facts - Wine, Beer and Spirits
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Fast Facts - Wine, Beer and Spirits - • The oldest active brewery in America is D.G. Yeungling & Son, which brews beer in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1829.• In 1989....   Read more...

The City Different: Santa Fe
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
The City Different: Santa Fe - If you ever go to New Mexico, it will itch you for the rest of your life.– Georgia O'KeeffeA combination of altitude, desert and pueblos has pro....   Read more...

Canada Border Services Agency Now Tweeting Wait Times
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Canada Border Services Agency Now Tweeting Wait Times - Fed up with long lineups at Canadian border crossings? Get real-time tweets about wait times at 22 different borders at twitter.com/CBSA_BWT. The....   Read more...

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Introduces New
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Introduces New - In June 2011, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre added a new "Bulletins" section on their website to keep Canadians informed about new scams to which they....   Read more...

Botswana: Beauty & The Beasts
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
BOTSWANA: SNOWBIRDS ON SAFARI Botswana: Beauty & The Beasts - "His rotten-meat breath woke me up," said our guide, Gavin. "The hyena stuck his nose into my mosquito net, but I pretended to sleep, ....   Read more...