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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...

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...

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...

Rental Fee Correction
Posted date : Sep 17, 2010.
Rental Fee Correction - Dear Bird Talk,With regards to your story in the summer issue Re: Chris & Liz Butler, I think that you meant the rental fee was AU$600-700....   Read more...

Prohibited Food Items and US Customs
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
Prohibited Food Items and US Customs - Dear Bird Talk,Before we call out the Panic Police regarding this issue, I'd like to pass on some information. Every year before we leave ....   Read more...

Can I Legally Work in the USA?
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
Can I Legally Work in the USA? - Dear Bird Talk,Last January, I purchased a Park Model Trailer in Arizona, where I plan to spend my winters. I own a 4000 psi pressure wash....   Read more...

Licence Plate Programs/Canadian Credit Cards/Provincial Travel Insurance
Posted date : May 27, 2010.
Licence Plate Programs/Canadian Credit Cards/Provincial Travel Insurance - Dear Bird Talk,Suggest that you would assist snowbirds in Florida if you could integrate this licence plate program with help in getting ser....   Read more...

American ZIP Code Tip
Posted date : May 27, 2010.
American ZIP Code Tip - Dear Bird Talk, Thanks for the information on the Florida SunPass. When registering online, the system asks for the zip code for both ....   Read more...

Arizona Vehicle Identification Cards
Posted date : May 27, 2010.
Arizona Vehicle Identification Cards - Dear Bird Talk, Thanks for the e-mail with the information as to location and dates for your winter show/gathering in Greater Phoenix. I ....   Read more...

Snowbird Extravaganza for "Mature Lifestyles"
Posted date : May 27, 2010.
Snowbird Extravaganza for "Mature Lifestyles" - Dear Bird Talk,Re: Snowbird ExtravaganzaYou are billing it as being for "mature lifestyles." What does that mean? Senior citizens? Or do you mean ....   Read more...

Innacurate Information About Florida License Renewal
Posted date : May 27, 2010.
Innacurate Information About Florida License Renewal - The Snowbird Alert information on page 6 of issue 73 is not accurate. The "renewal" of a Florida driver's license is straightforward. Canadians wh....   Read more...

Texas ID's
Posted date : Dec 12, 2009.
Texas ID's - Dear Bird Talk,We were told by a few agencies in Texas to apply for an ID card. However, on trying this morning to apply, we have found out that the r....   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...

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...

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...

CSA Member Survey
Posted date : Dec 23, 2008.
CSA Member Survey - Dear Bird Talk,Re: the article 'And the survey says' by J. Ross Quigley.In this article, Mr Quigley states the following statistics.Quote: 80%....   Read more...

Newfoundland Jokes
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Newfoundland Jokes - Dear Bird Talk,I want you to know right from the start that I take offence to the word "Newfie." If I ever read another "Newfie" joke in this maga....   Read more...

Things Never Change
Posted date : Jul 22, 2008.
Things Never Change - Gentlemen: It's really a shame that fuel economy means so little to automobile manufacturers, when so many people are conscious of how much their own ....   Read more...

What Does it Really Cost?
Posted date : Jul 22, 2008.
What Does it Really Cost? - Dear Bird Talk,In the spring issue of CSANews, Mr. Quigley, in his article “What Does it Really Cost?,” refers to “slimy lawyers.” apparently,....   Read more...

Florida Driver’s Licence
Posted date : Jul 22, 2008.
Florida Driver’s Licence - Dear Bird Talk,It was with some surprise that I read your article about needing a Florida driver’s licence in order to register a car in Florida. Ov....   Read more...

Vehicle Registration in Florida
Posted date : Jul 22, 2008.
Vehicle Registration in Florida - Dear Bird Talk,I reference the advice given to John & Debbie Chalmers in the spring 08 issue in the bird talk section. You stated that Florida req....   Read more...

Visa Questions at the Border
Posted date : May 22, 2008.
Visa Questions at the Border - Dear Bird Talk,Neighbours from Kelowna recently arrived in Hemet, California and e-mailed to say that the customs officer asked a new question:"Show m....   Read more...

Best Cell Phone Plan
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Best Cell Phone Plan - Dear Bird Talk,I learn so much from reading our CSA magazine, plus the sharing of information from our snowbirds via Bird Talk. Is there a way to dete....   Read more...

Canadian Involvement in the Second World War
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Canadian Involvement in the Second World War - Dear Bird Talk,When reading the article regarding the “death of four Canadian soldiers” included in the “from the desk of the late Don Slinger,....   Read more...

EBay and Paypal Payments
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
EBay and Paypal Payments - Dear Bird Talk,I am a Canadian spending my winters in Arizona. Last winter I had an eBay account and paid for my purchases through PayPal with a Canad....   Read more...

Importing a Car from the US
Posted date : Jun 01, 2007.
Importing a Car from the US - Dear Bird Talk: I read with great interest Ross Quigley's editorial in your summer 2006 issue of CSANews. Could you possibly relay my comments to h....   Read more...

Driver's License
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Driver's License - Dear Bird Talk, I have just had a rather annoying and stressful situation crop up which I am relating to Bird Talk so that other CSA members will b....   Read more...

Canada News
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Canada News - Hi there, Just a note to say thank you for all the years I have been a member of CSA, and also for receiving care and kindness whenever I needed so....   Read more...

Demographics
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Demographics - Dear Bird Talk, Reading the winter issue of CSA News, I noted the various efforts on recruiting new members. After showing the issue to friends, mo....   Read more...

Thanks Medipac!
Posted date : May 16, 2007.
Thanks Medipac! - Dear Medipac, Thank you very much for mailing pictures of our house in Maple Leaf Estates, Port Charlotte, Florida, taken after the destruction of ....   Read more...

Hurricane Pictures
Posted date : May 16, 2007.
Hurricane Pictures - Dear Medipac, My sincere thanks to you and your organization for the excellent pictures of our unit in Florida. We were down 4 weeks ago and made m....   Read more...

Don Slinger Column
Posted date : May 16, 2007.
Don Slinger Column - Dear Bird Talk, We are members of the CSA and have always enjoyed your magazine, from humour to serious information. However, I don't think I have ....   Read more...

Check Your Nuts and Bolts
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Check Your Nuts and Bolts - Dear Bird Talk, We are members of the CSA and read with interest your publication. One new point of interest to members may be regarding car/van....   Read more...

Vacation Rentals
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Vacation Rentals - Dear Bird Talk, As a member of CSA, I was hoping to get some information. I would like to rent a condo in south Florida next winter and am wonderi....   Read more...

Driver's License for Trailers
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Driver's License for Trailers - Dear Bird Talk, Further to my conversation with Ellen White at the Texas Snowbird Show. As I explained to you at that time, I was informed by m....   Read more...

Angels Come in All Shapes and Sizes
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Angels Come in All Shapes and Sizes - Dear Bird Talk,"Angels come in all shapes and sizes"A wonderful experience happened to us while travelling back north for the summer, we were on I-79 ....   Read more...

Royal Canadian Legion
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Royal Canadian Legion - Dear Don Slinger,Regarding the gentleman who just received a disability pension through the Royal Canadian Legion. The Legion not only carries out gre....   Read more...

Email Machine
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Email Machine - Dear Bird Talk,Last winter while in Panama City Beach, I purchased an e-mail machine. This machine is for sending and receiving e-mails only. I found ....   Read more...

Donate your CSANews
Posted date : Mar 05, 2007.
Donate your CSANews - Dear Bird Talk:I would like to suggest that fellow snowbirds donate their old CSA magazines to hospitals and doctors offices rather than throw them ou....   Read more...

I Have a New Laptop!
Posted date : Mar 04, 2007.
I Have a New Laptop! - Dear Bird Talk,I am a Lifetime Member of CSA (and) I have a new IBM laptop (my first computer) which I will take to Florida. I am so happy to discover....   Read more...

Mail Forward
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Mail Forward - Dear Bird Talk,Thank you for the latest CSA Special Report, which arrived recently. Having been visitors to Florida on a regular basis, each winter si....   Read more...