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1. Handwriting is on the wall
2. History repeats itself
3. If worse comes to worse
4. In one fell swoop
5. Full of beans
6. Let the chips fall where they may
Answers from page 60
Fast
facts
Snowbird Travel
Patterns
Canadian snowbirds took
240,500 trips of 90 days or
longer in 2011
Snowbird trips of 90 days or
longer increased by 18.5% in
2011 over 2010
Snowbird trips are expected
to grow by a further 5% in
2012
84% of snowbirds had some
manner of travel medical
insurance in 2011
New ePassport Facts
Canada’s new enhanced ePassport will be available
to all Canadians as of July 1, 2013.
A 5-year ePassport will cost $120.
A 10-year ePassport will cost $160.
An ePassport contains an electronic chip that is
encoded with:
surname
given name
date of birth
place of birth
gender
a digital picture of the bearer’s face.
Once this information is locked onto the chip, no
information can be added or removed.
The biometric information and photography regarding each individual passport-holder
buried in the computer chip would be scanned by a machine using technology similar to
Radio Frequency Identification chips in retail merchandise.
About 55,000 Canadian passports are lost or stolen each year; the ePassport has a longer
shelf life because it will be “harder to forge.” Passports that do not contain an electronic
chip will still be valid until they expire.
Diamond Jubilee Facts
During the year of celebrations, 60,000 deserving Canadians will be recognized.
The design of the medal was developed by the Canadian Heraldic Authority and
approved by Her Majesty the Queen.
The medal is manufactured by the Royal Canadian Mint. It is composed of nickel silver
and features a proof finish.
The Latin motto VIVAT REGINA means “Long Live the Queen!”
A Diamond Jubilee has only occurred once before, in 1897 for Queen Elizabeth’s great-
great-grandmother Queen Victoria.
To be eligible for this honour, a person
must:
Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of
Canada, but need not necessarily reside in Canada;
Have made a significant contribution to a
particular province, territory, region or community
within Canada, or an achievement abroad that
brings credit to Canada; and
Have been alive on February 6, 2012, the 60th
anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the
throne. The medal can be awarded posthumously,
as long as the recipient was alive on that date.
Congratulations to
theWinners of the
2012 CSA Early Bird
Renewal draw
5-year memberships:
N & GWollbold,
Qualicum
Beach, BC
WVanernokke
, Pickering, ON
R & J Conneley
, Toronto, ON
J & A Hamaliuk
, Calgary, AB
$250 Petro-Canada gift cards
L Iten
, Nepean, ON
L & M Lembock
, Sechelt, BC
T & S Graham
, Vanier, ON
J & D J Courtemanche
,
Saint Lazare, QC
G & S Kirkland
, Maitland, ON
Snowbird Lifestyle
Presentations draw
Congratulations to
Sheila
Piccolo
of Grimsby, Ontario,
winner of a Kobo Vox eReader
courtesy of Group Services
Insurance Brokers and the
CSA Auto/Home program.