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CSA Board of Directors - President - Ontario Director - KAREN HUESTIS
Until her retirement in 2004, Karen Huestis was the co-owner and operator of Crestwood Golf Club in Manilla, Ontario. Ms. Huestis has had an extensive and varied career, holding positions at Bell Canada, Air Canada, and the Lindsay Golf Club. Ms....
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CSA Board of Directors - Vice-President - Atlantic Canada Director - RONALD (RON) STEEVES
Mr. Steeves recently retired following a distinguished career in municipal government serving as Director of Administrative Services, and Director of Transit & Parking Services with the City of Fredericton, New Brunswick. The highlight of Mr....
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CSA Board of Directors - Immediate Past-President - Ontario Director - Robert (Bob) Slack
Mr. Slack has had a long and distinguished career in education. As a teacher, principal and later supervisor of student teachers, he began his teaching career at the Galt Roman Catholic School Board, continued with the Carleton Roman Catholic School...
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CSA Board of Directors - Treasurer - Ontario Director - Garry McDonald
Mr. Garry McDonald was, until his retirement in 2012, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce where, under his leadership, the chamber increased business membership by 60% to over 1,000 businesses. In this...
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CSA Board of Directors - Québec Director - Québec Director - JAMES LEROUX
James hopes to use his position as a CSA Director to grow the francophone membership and to connect with French CSA members and potential members to make them aware of the many benefits of membership in the association. “There are several reasons...
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CSA Board of Directors - Ontario Director - Ontario Director - Robert Herman
Prior to his retirement in 2014, Bob Herman was a law enforcement professional for thirty-four years, including a combined thirteen years as a Chief of Police of the Thunder Bay Police Service as well as the largest First Nations Police Service in...
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CSA Board of Directors - Director for Western Canada - Director for Western Canada - Wendy Caban
Ms. Wendy Caban, prior to retiring in June 2015, was most recently the Corporate Services Manager and Deputy Clerk at the District of Lake Country, British Columbia. She brings an array of board experience to the Canadian Snowbird Association,...
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CSA Board of Directors - Secretary - Ontario Director - Rod Seiling
Mr. Rod Seiling, now retired, has extensive experience in the travel and tourism sector. In November 2006, Mr. Seiling was appointed chairman of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC), a Crown corporation of the Ontario government responsible for...
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CSA Publication - CSA Travellers' Checklist
The Canadian Snowbird Association is pleased to provide this travellers' checklist filled with handy tips on health, home and travel; an essential publication prior to departure and while travelling....
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CSA Publication - CSANews Magazine
CSANews is the official publication of the Canadian Snowbird Association, and is mailed to members on a quarterly basis. The publication is also available for download onto members' computers and iPads, through iTunes....
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CSA Publication - Travellers' Report Card
2017 Sixth Edition Now Available. The Canadian Travellers' Report Card is an evaluation of government policy and practice for Canadians who travel....
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CSA Publication - CSA Member Handbook
The CSA Member Handbook is a guide to the benefits and services provided by the Canadian Snowbird Association. The Handbook is also an introduction to the CSA and its many initiatives and successes....
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Contact CSA - Office Address
Canadian Snowbird Association 180 Lesmill Road, Toronto,Ontario, Canada M3B 2T5...
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Snowbird Currency Exchange - Snowbird Currency Exchange
CSA Snowbird Currency Exchange Program : Preferred exchange rates - LOW or NO transfer fees - Automatic transfers - Join thousands of snowbirds who continue to save hundreds of dollars every year by transferring Canadian to U.S. funds...
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Medipac Travel Insurance - Medipac Travel Insurance: 1-888-633-4722
Medipac Travel Insurance: covers most stable pre-existing conditions regardless of age. Endorsed by the Canadian Snowbird Association....
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CSA Auto Home Insurance Plan - CSA Auto Home Insurance Plan
CSA Auto Home Insurance Plan - Insurance may well be the single most expensive purchase you make in a year...every year. That's why it's important to consider the advantages of our Preferred Insurance Program. Simply put, with Group Services...
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US Tax Forms - IRS Forms W8-BEN and 8840 - US Tax Forms
U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE FORMS : W8-BEN and 8840 - IRS Form 8840 - Closer Connection Exemption Statement for Aliens - IRS Form W8-BEN - Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding...
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CSANews Issue 77 - CSANews 77
CSANews Issue 77 from Canadian Snowbird Association (The CSA) - Mexico - Riding the Rails - Emerging Markets CSANews 77...
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Winter Information Meetings - Free Snowbird event, Open to public - Winter Information Meetings
Canadian Snowbird Association Winter Information Meetings - FREE SNOWBIRD EVENT – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!...
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The CSA - Voice of Travelling Canadians - Home
The CSA -Canadian Snowbird Association is a national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of travelling Canadians....
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Upcoming Events - Upcoming Events
WATCH LIVE VIDEO Click on the Snowbird Extravaganza event to watch the live video stream...OR, come by the Lakeland Center if you're in or around Lakeland, Florida...
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About CSA - Canadian Snowbird Association - About Us
The Canadian Snowbird Association is a national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of travelling Canadians....
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Join CSA - Join or Renew Your CSA Membership - Join CSA
Join CSA - Canadian Snowbirds Association Membership, become a registered or paid user - join hands with CSA, the voice of travelling Canadians...
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CSANews Issue 78 - CSANews 78
CSANews Issue 78 from Canadian Snowbird Association - A Better Way To Give Yummy Avocados - Helping Your Doctor Help You...
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All Issues of CSANews - CSANews
CSANews - Stay up to date on Canadian Snowbird Assosiation's latest happenings and publications. Click here to download your free copy today! - csanews magazine bird talk csa publication csa updates snowbird info travel insurance birdtalk...
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CSANews Issue 79 - CSANews 79
CSANews Issue 79 from Canadian Snowbird Association - Tour the Emerald Isle - Affordable RVing - The Facts About Incontinence...
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Issue 81 - CSANews 81
CSANews Issue 81 - Of course, the best kind of policy is one that covers you if you are taking a drug. The insurer will want you to be stable for a period of time (90 days in the case of Medipac), and your drug dosage must not have changed during...
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Special Action Fund - Special Action Fund
The Special Action Fund is a vital resource when a threat to the rights and privileges of our members is imminent. Every dollar donated is held in a separate account that is independent of the daily operating budget of the CSA....
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CSANews Issue 75 - CSANews 75
CSANews Issue 75 - Visit Holland - Rising Interest Rates - Winter Down Under - Canadian Snowbird Association...
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CSANews Issue 74 - CSANews 74
CSANews Issue 74 from Canadian Snowbird Association - Most of the world around us seems to have gone mad or bankrupt or both, and I believe that we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg. But we in Canada have been fairly well insulated from all of...
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CSANews Issue 73 - CSANews 73
CSANews Issue 73 from Canadian Snowbird Association - 10 Symptoms you should not ignore - HST - Lakeland -- Things are hopping in our snowbird community. We have a new CSA director in Marianna Pupulin, Medipac Assist has hired a new doctor (that...
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Issue 82 - CSANews 82
CSANews Issue 82 :- Two mothers, two dogs, Pat & me, lots of baggage, a new winter home and four months in Florida. We made it! We can now, officially, be called “snowbirds.”...
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Issue 83 - CSANews 83
CSANews Issue 83 - Our congratulations to the Canadian Snowbird Association, again! - Magnificent MALTA - Don’t Break your Heart - The Musical Ride A Canadian Tradition...
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CSA Auto Club - CSA Auto Club
CSA Auto Club - The CSA Auto Club is one of the most affordable and comprehensive roadside assistance programs for all your emergency roadside needs....
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The CSA Graphic License Plate Program - Ontario - CSA Ontario License Plate
The CSA Graphic License Plate Program - Ontario : The Canadian Snowbird Association is proud to present the CSA Graphic License Plate Program for Ontario residents and CSA members....
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Personal Health Record - Personal Health Record
Personal Health Card : A Personal Health Record is an important document for any traveller. In the event of a medical emergency while travelling, a Personal Health Record can help unfamiliar medical professionals to quickly review your medical...
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Issue 84 - CSANews 84
CSANews Issue 84 from Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) - Financial Strategies - Understanding the Basics of Joint Ownership - The evolution of long-Term care - enchanting - San Antonio -exploring The chilean Desert...
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Canada Club - Canada Club
Canada Club! listings have been brought to you by the Canadian Snowbird Association in order to promote and enhance the snowbird lifestyle by acting as the facilitator of communications between Canadian snowbirds while temporarily resident in...
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Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations are just around the corner, and you're invited!...
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Snowbird Currency Exchange Rates - Snowbird Currency Exchange Rates
Snowbird Currency Exchange Rates - Compare CSA's (Canadian Snowbird Association) exchange rates with other financial institutions!...
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Privacy Policy - Privacy Policy
Snowbirds.org Privacy Policy : The Canadian Snowbird Association values the relationship it has with its members and is therefore committed to respecting your privacy....
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BC Seven Month Absence - FAQs - BC Seven Month Absence
FAQs – BC Seven Month Absence in a Calendar Year for Longer Term Vacationers...
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Canadian Celebration Snowbird Extravaganza Arizona - Arizona Extravaganza (Canadian Snowbird Extravaganza Celebration)
Arizona Extravaganza - February 13 and 14, 2018 - Canadian Celebration Snowbird Extravaganza - Arizona has become a popular place for snowbirds seeking a dry desert climate....
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NEW MEDICATION PROCESS ASSISTS SNOWBIRDS, TRAVELLERS - New Medication Process Assists Snowbirds Travellers
CSA Updates > News Releases > Travellers leaving Saskatchewan for an extended period are now able to get up to six months of prescription drugs processed online through the Saskatchewan Drug Plan, saving them upfront out-of-pocket costs and the...
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Issue 85 - CSANews 85
CSANews Issue 85...
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CSANew magazine - CSANews Issue 90
CSANew magazine...
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Tax Change - Tax Change
CSA, CRA, FEDERAL REVENUE MINISTER, Gail Shea...
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International Driving Permit - International Driving Permit
International Driving Permit resolved by the Canadian Snowbird Assoication. International Drivers License no longer required....
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BC Coverage Extension - Medicare Protection Act - BC Coverage Extension
Amendments introduced today to the Medicare Protection Act will create authority to set regulations that would allow British Columbians who take longer-term vacations out of the province, such as “snowbirds”, to stay on holidays for an extra...
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Bird Talk - Questions and Answers - Bird Talk
Bird Talk - Questions and Answers...
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The Canadian Travellers' Report Card Update - Report Card Updates
The Canadian Travellers' Report Card Update...
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CSA Applauds Elections BC - Elections BC
Elections BC has fulfilled its commitment to the CSA by improving access to voting rights and availability of government information.. With these recent changes to both the vote-by-mail process and the information on the Elections BC website,...
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CSA Articles - CSA Articles
Read various CSA articles...
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BC Coverage Extension Update - UPDATE BC Coverage Extension
BC Coverage Extension Update - Canadian Snowbird Association...
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Florida IDP Repealed - Florida IDP Repealed
Canadian Snowbird Association successful in having Florida' IDP legislation repealed....
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Canadian Retiree Visa Update - Canadian Retiree Visa Update
Canadian Retiree Visa - JOLT (Jobs Originated through Launching Travel) Act...
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Proposed Border Fee for Canadian Snowbirds - Proposed Border Fee
The United States government wants Canadians to pay to enter the United States to help ease their desperate financial situation....
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CSA Alberta Coverage Extension - Alberta Coverage Extension
Canadian Snowbird Association Petition: Alberta Government extend health coverage from six to seven months....
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CSA Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives - Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives
Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives...
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CSANews Issue 87 - CSANews Issue 87
Issue 87 of CSANews Magazine from CSA...
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Canadian Retiree Visa Progress - Canadian Retiree Visa Progress
The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) applauds the passage of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act in the U.S. Senate....
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Manitoba Coverage Extension - Update - UPDATE: MB Coverage Extension
Canadian Snowbird Association: Manitoba Health increased the length of time Manitoba residents may temporarily reside outside of Canada to a maximum of 7 months in a 12-month period....
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Address Change Request - Do we have your email and current address?
Address Change Request...
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CSA Alberta Health Coverage - Seven Months for Alberta Snowbirds
CSA helps extend health coverage for Alberta Snowbirds....
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Issue 89 - Issue 89
Canadian Snowbird Association, Florida, CSANews Issue 89...
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NB Health Coverage Extension - NB Health Coverage Extension
Government of New Brunswick has agreed to implement our request, which will allow snowbirds to spend up to seven months outside of the province...
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Beyond the Border - Beyond the Border
Canadian and U.S. policies related to immigration and taxation...
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Sask Heath Coverage Extension - Sask. Health Coverage Extension
The Saskatchewan Government has, effective January 1, 2016, formally increased the amount of time residents may be absent from Saskatchewan, from six to seven months....
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Nova Scotia Health Coverage Extension - Nova Scotia Health Coverage Extension
Canadian Snowbird Association, Nova Scotia Health Coverage Extension, travel insurance...
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UPDATE Beyond the Border - UPDATE Beyond the Border
The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) has recently learned that the full exchange of data on Canadian and American travellers has been delayed....
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Georgia IDP - Georgia rescinds international driving premit requirement
GEORGIA RESCINDS INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT REQUIREMENT...
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CSANews Issue 99 - Issue 99
Canadian Snowbird Association Official news magazine - CSANews...
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CSA Clarifies U.S. Travel Rules - CSA Clarifies U.S. Travel Rules
In a recent article which appeared on CBC News’ British Columbia website, it was suggested that Canadian citizens are only allowed to spend 120 days in the United States each year. For clarification purposes, the Canadian Snowbird Association...
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CSA NWT Health Coverage Extension - NWT Health Coverage Extension
Long-term vacationing residents will now only need to be present in the territory for 153 days each year, as opposed to the previous requirement of 183 days, in order to remain eligible for continuous territorial health benefits. This additional...
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Bill C-21 Canada Border Services Agency - Entry/Exit initiative
An Act to amend the Customs Act, in the House of Commons which will permit Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to collect personal information...
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Rewarding Snowbirds Travel Season - Preparation is Key for a Rewarding Snowbird Travel Season
Today, travelling without supplemental health insurance is akin to gambling with your life savings...
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CSA Canada Club Grant - CSA 25th Anniversary!
Canadian Snowbird Association twenty-fifth anniversary grant program for CSA Canada Clubs....
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CSANews Issue 101 - Issue 101
How to Downsize California Gold Country Understanding Hypertension Riviera Nayarit...
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Manitoba Term Certificate Requirement - Manitoba Term Certificate Requirement
Manitoba Term Certificate Requirement...
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CSANews Issue 102 - Issue 102
CSANews Spring March 2017 Issue 102 - OFFICIAL NEWS MAGAZINE OF THE Canadian SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION | SPRING 2017 | ISSUE 102 - Protect your investments , Top 2 places to visit ,Home Remedies...
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PST SK Travel Insurance Premiums - PST SK Travel Insurance Premiums
PST SK Travel Insurance Premiums Snowbirds...
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Canadian Snowbirds and Hurricane Irma - Canadian Snowbirds and Hurricane Irma
Canadian Snowbirds and Hurricane Irma : Hurricane Irma, a dangerous Category 5 storm containing the most powerful winds ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, has already hit the Caribbean and may well be headed for Florida....
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Birdtalk - Cigarettes at Extravaganza '99
Dear Bird Talk, We have been members of CSA for the past seven years and also use some of the services. We are generally in agreement and appreciate the activities and direction of this organization....
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Birdtalk - New Zealand
Dear Bird Talk, I have just returned from New Zealand where I spent a second winter in that country. Hence, I would like to start a Canadian chapter of CSA for those of us who go to New Zealand....
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Birdtalk - Great Association and Events
Dear Bird Talk, Please find enclosed our cheque for $15.00 for our membership for 1999-2000 term....
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Birdtalk - Government Insurance Benefits
Dear Bird Talk, Every time we receive CSA News, we make it a point to read all the interesting articles from cover to cover and we wish to thank you and your collaborators for articles that are very interesting and hitting some of the points that...
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Birdtalk - Money Orders
Dear Bird Talk, I also had the same problems as Kenneth Ramsay. A teller in St. Pete's, Florida told me, a Canadian money order could bounce like a cheque....
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Birdtalk - 68 Cents US
Dear Bird Talk, Dave Hunter says the Canadian dollar is valued between 65 and 68 cents U.S. - that surely is the value we see on TV....
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Birdtalk - Selling Property in the US
Dear Birdtalk, Do you have information regarding taxes (both U.S. & Canadian) when a Canadian sells a condo in Florida?...
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Birdtalk - 8840 Form
Dear Birdtalk, In our Park in Mesa, Arizona, there are several Canadians who do not complete form 8840, the "Closer Connection Exception Statement for Aliens" form....
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Birdtalk - Winter Texans' Snowbird Extravaganza
Dear Bird Talk: We are all aware that the letter "C" (as in C.S.A) stands for "Canadian", and as such I would like to comment on the remarks appearing in the summer issue of C.S.A....
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Birdtalk - Standard Election Dates
Dear Bird Talk, Your Spring Issue 38 makes reference to voting problems experienced by our CSA members in November 2000....
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Birdtalk - Standard General Election Date
Dear Bird Talk, Am I missing something here, or are you and some CSA members spending too much time in the United States and thus losing touch with our parliamentary system?...
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Birdtalk - Your Favourite Volunteers
Dear Bird Talk, Thank you, CSA members and non-members from Canada and Florida, who recently voted us "Your Favourite Volunteers."...
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Birdtalk - Martin Downs Golf & Country
Dear Bird Talk, Enclosed please find a photo taken on our "Canada Day" in February at our golf club Martin Downs Golf & Country Club in Palm City FL....
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Birdtalk - Royal Canadian Legion
Dear Don Slinger, Regarding the gentleman who just received a disability pension through the Royal Canadian Legion....
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Birdtalk - Snowbird Rule: Trading Stocks from the US
Dear Bird Talk, I'm finding out much to my chagrin, that it is illegal for Value Line, an arm of the RBC and with whom I have my portfolio, to allow me to trade whilst I am in Florida, which is for six months....
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Birdtalk - Bringing Meat Across the Border
Dear Bird Talk, We returned to Canada on April 7 after our winter in Arizona, crossing at the Coutts, Alberta/Sweetgrass, Montana border station....
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Birdtalk - Travel Insurance Rates and the US Dollar
Dear Bird Talk, I hope that the 2003/2004 rates are going to reflect the increase in the Canadian dollar against the US$....
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Birdtalk - Medipac
Dear Mr. Quigley, I do not have any suggestions to improve Medipac. I am quite happy with the way it is working and the service it provides...I am a firm believer in insurance....
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Birdtalk - CSANews: Fun and Games
Dear Bird Talk; My favourite section of the CSA magazine has always been the Fun & Games page....
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Birdtalk - Vehicle Insurance and Licensing
Dear Bird Talk, I spend four winter months in Florida and am getting tired of the return drive....
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Birdtalk - Foreign Investment in Real Property
Dear Bird Talk, In your last publication you published an article entitled "Changes in Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act" and stated that if a Canadian citizen is selling U.S. property over $300,000 U.S. they must get an ITIN from the...
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Birdtalk - Hospital Bills - Negotiate Them!
Dear Bird Talk, My husband and I spend winters in Hemet, CA, and both of us have had to have medical attention there, at our own expense....
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Birdtalk - Medicare and Mobility Rights
Dear Bird Talk, Now that the "new" government is in place, I trust that the CSA will lobby strongly to have the provisions requiring a Canadian to spend six months in his home province to qualify for Medicare coverage....
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Birdtalk - CSANews Content
Dear Mr. Brissenden, I have been a member for several years because I believe in the goals and have benefited, in many ways, from my CSA membership....
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Birdtalk - Losing Doctors!
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Birdtalk - Romanow Commission
Dear Bird Talk, I appreciate the excellent service my wife and I obtain from our private insurance with Medipac for coverage during our winter stay in Florida....
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Birdtalk - 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 some medical attention – even regular follow-up calls to check on my well being....
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Birdtalk - Prostate Cancer Awareness
Dear Bird Talk, Today I am writing as a self-appointed poster boy for prostate cancer awareness, to male snowbirds across Canada....
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Birdtalk - Warning! Unjust Bank Charges
Dear Sirs: I recently had a disturbing banking experience with Bank of America in Fort Myers, Florida....
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Birdtalk - Foreign Bank Drafts
Dear Bird Talk, Re: Mr. Gardner's Experience with Bankof America I was very surprised to read Mr. Gardner's letter in the recent issue, since we banked with B of A in Florida and now in Rancho Mirage, California....
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Birdtalk - Currency Exchange and Transfer
Dear Bird Talk, I am writing with respect to the Bird Talk on p. 7 of the latest CSANews Spring 2006, Issue 58, about a cash in dispute with an American bank....
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Birdtalk - Florida Property Taxes
Dear Bird Talk: I’m a Canadian snowbird that owns a condo in the Broward County (Pompano Beach) in Florida. My property taxes, and those of other snowbirds, Canadian or Americans, will go up from 19% to 53% while that of the Homesteaders will not...
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Birdtalk - 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 him, as well as a few queries I have about his car importing experience?...
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Birdtalk - Money Transfer Issue in the US
Dear Bird Talk, Please check the following information and alert our fellow Snowbirds of the following problems. I have been trying to transfer money from my Canadian bank U.S. Dollar account into my account in the Chase Bank in Arizona....
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Birdtalk - Canada Club! Interested?
Dear Bird Talk, I would like to hear from anyone snowbirding in the Sarasota FL area. I would like to start up a Canadian Club....
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Birdtalk - GHIP Reimbursement
Dear Bird Talk, I know you have received many letters regarding out-of-country medical expenses submitted to OHIP, but I thought your readers might be interested in my experience....
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Birdtalk - 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 Canadian credit card for delivery to my temporary U.S. address....
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Birdtalk - Florida Homesteaders Exemption
Dear Bird Talk: I’m one of the many snowbirds that own a small one-bedroom condo (600 sq. ft.) in Pinellas County, Treasure Island Florida. In the year 2005 our taxes were increased by a staggering 142 % or $1622.12....
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Birdtalk - 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,” I felt moved to write a comment regarding the Canadian involvement in the Second World War....
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Birdtalk - Federal Superannuates Insurance Coverage
Dear Bird Talk, It is my understanding from information in a letter to “Bird Talk” included in the latest issue of CSANews, that retired federal public servants have had their medical coverage increased from $100,000 to $500,000...
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Birdtalk - Rental Car Insurance Coverage
Dear Bird Talk, We are two of 2,000 in Westwind R.V. Park and many more thousands in 30 other parks in Yuma. We are now aware of a special insurance problem for Canadians and their vehicle insurance. We hope this information will help many...
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Birdtalk - Property Taxes
Dear Bird Talk, I have just read Peter Benedek's column and, being a property-owning snowbird who keeps up to date with such issues, I am well aware of this matter. It is sad indeed....
bird-talk/faq/128/Property-Taxes  

Birdtalk - Medications Crossing the Border
Dear Bird Talk, I thought that you would be interested in printing the enclosed information and, by finding out whether other seniors have experienced similar problems, take steps to enlist another voice on our side. Possibly Hon. Tony Clement,...
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Birdtalk - Florida Tax Crisis
For the most part, the proposed legislative changes refer to Florida residents. With a two-tiered property tax system, no mention of non-residents usually means little, if any change...
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Birdtalk - Right of Survivorship
Dear Bird Talk, Perhaps you think that when a couple has a joint bank account with right of survivorship that no changes will be made after the death of one partner. When my husband passed away, I found out that this is not so with our account at...
bird-talk/faq/138/Right-of-Survivorship  

Birdtalk - Medical Coverage for Retired Civil Servants
Dear Bird Talk, I would like to take this opportunity to speak to the letter from R.W. McClure in the summer issue of CSANews regarding the medical coverage offered to retired civil servants, military and RCMP....
bird-talk/faq/139/Medical-Coverage-for-Retired-Civil-Servants  

Birdtalk - Strong Dollar, High Premiums?
Dear Bird Talk: I was interested in reading your Editor’s Message in the winter issue of CSANews (issue 65). There is no doubt that the Canadian dollar is buying much more than it did in even the recent past. All snowbirds hope that the rates of...
bird-talk/faq/140/Strong-Dollar-High-Premiums  

Birdtalk - Florida Tax Crisis
Dear Bird Talk, Just read the Bird Talk letter from David Dillon in CSANews Issue 65. He is quite correct in what he says in his letter about spending by municipal government being hogwash. The whole thing in a nutshell is that now there are too...
bird-talk/faq/141/Florida-Tax-Crisis  

Birdtalk - Non-Residents Driver’s Licence
Dear Bird Talk, At the Detroit border crossing on Oct. 26, 2007, we were unfortunate to get a very officious U.S. border agent by the name of Sanchez. He wasn’t very pleasant while informing us of the 180-day rule (we had our last five years of...
bird-talk/faq/142/Non-Residents-Drivers-Licence  

Birdtalk - British Pensioners
Hello Bird Talk! One of your members has suggested that many other "snowbirds" would be extremely interested to learn about a pension that is available to most people who worked in the U.K. at some point in their lives. I am attaching a brief info...
bird-talk/faq/144/British-Pensioners  

Birdtalk - Windsor/Detroit Border Crossing!
Making reference to your reply to the letter in issue 66 of CSANews re: Florida Driver’s Licence, I would like to tell you about our experience and, at the same time, correct your statement....
bird-talk/faq/147/Windsor/Detroit-Border-Crossing  

Birdtalk - Car Insurance in the U.S.
Dear Bird Talk, I thought this info might be of some interest to other snowbirds who might be contemplating purchasing a car in the U.S....
bird-talk/faq/151/Car-Insurance-in-the-U.S.  

Birdtalk - 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 requires an individual to have a Florida driver’s licence number in order to register a motor vehicle...
bird-talk/faq/152/Vehicle-Registration-in-Florida  

Birdtalk - Boat Insurance and a Driver's Licence?
Dear Bird Talk, A few years ago, I surrendered my U.S. driver’s licence for a Canadian driver’s licence. Last spring (2008), when I renewed my BOAT insurance, my insurance company called to say that they noted I had changed my...
bird-talk/faq/153/Boat-Insurance-and-a-Drivers-Licence  

Birdtalk - Veteran Rights
Dear Bird Talk, Thank you for reminding old soldiers in the Spring 08 CSANews magazine about exercising rights vis-a-vis retirement benefits, prescription medication, support for home safety provisions and matters mobility. However,...
bird-talk/faq/154/Veteran-Rights  

Birdtalk - Florida Driver's Licence and Insurance
Dear Bird Talk, I read with interest the letters of my snowbird colleagues and would like to offer my experience and opinion....
bird-talk/faq/155/Florida-Drivers-Licence-and-Insurance  

Birdtalk - Frequent Flyer Credit Card
Dear Bird Talk, Re: your info in CSANews, would you please tell me how to obtain a frequent flyer credit card....
bird-talk/faq/164/Frequent-Flyer-Credit-Card  

Birdtalk - Heart Saving Tests
Dear Bird Talk, In your CSANews (Fall 2008) magazine, there was on the inside front cover a great article on “Heart Saving Tests” brought by Healthfair. I tried to phone using the number listed – no luck. I used the www.healthfair.com...
bird-talk/faq/166/Heart-Saving-Tests  

Birdtalk - Canada Day Celebrations at Horseshoe Cove R.V. Resort
Dear Bird Talk, I could not let this year’s Canada Day celebrations, spent here at Horseshoe Cove R.V. Resort, pass without letting you all know just how much all us Canadian residents in this park appreciated yet another visit from...
bird-talk/faq/172/Canada-Day-Celebrations-at-Horseshoe-Cove-R.V.-Resort  

Birdtalk - Using Credit Cards in the US
Dear Bird Talk, I just read in the spring magazine about the problems experienced in Nevada, Arizona and California when using a credit card at service station pumps. We, too, ran into similar problems this past winter season all along the I-75 and...
bird-talk/faq/175/Using-Credit-Cards-in-the-US  

Birdtalk - Using Credit Cards in the US - more...
Dear Bird Talk, Here is another suggestion. We obtained a Discover credit card in Florida using our winter address, which was completely acceptable. Discover is good in the U.S. only, as far as we know. If you have a U.S. winter...
bird-talk/faq/176/Using-Credit-Cards-in-the-US-more...  

Birdtalk - Using Credit Cards in the US - and more...
Dear Bird Talk, I contacted both MasterCard and American Express (the cards I use); they entered my American address with the zip code on the cards and the problem was solved....
bird-talk/faq/177/Using-Credit-Cards-in-the-US-and-more...  

Birdtalk - Credit Cards in the US - and the real solution is...ATMs?!
Dear Bird Talk, I would like to warn CSA members about using ATMs in the USA, based on my personal experience....
bird-talk/faq/179/Credit-Cards-in-the-US-and-the-real-solution-is...ATMs  

Birdtalk - Winter Information Meetings - Prize Winner
Dear Mr. Quigley (Medipac Travel Insurance), Thank you very much for the US$500 cheque for the door prize at the Winter Information Meeting in Yuma, AZ. I have attended quite a few of these meetings and we always enjoy them....
bird-talk/faq/181/Winter-Information-Meetings-Prize-Winner  

Birdtalk - 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 I was leaving the country for six months (182 days) as per my instruction....
bird-talk/faq/183/Alberta-Health-and-Snowbirds  

Birdtalk - 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 truck and go ......
bird-talk/faq/184/Travel-Destinations  

Birdtalk - Banking Fees
Dear Bird Talk, I have run into banking fees regarding U.S.$ deposits from Canadian banks....
bird-talk/faq/187/Banking-Fees  

Birdtalk - Welcome Back to Canada
Dear Bird Talk, On some occasions when returning home after spending the winter months in Texas, we have been greeted by Canadian customs officers at the Sarnia/Port Huron border crossing who made us feel as if we were spoiling their day by being at...
bird-talk/faq/189/Welcome-Back-to-Canada  

Birdtalk - Cuban Cigars
Dear Bird Talk, We have been members of the CSA for years and you have been very informative, interesting and helpful to us. Thought some members would like to know about our misfortune at the U.S. border on our last trip....
bird-talk/faq/192/Cuban-Cigars  

Birdtalk - More than the 183 days in the US
Dear Bird Talk, I would like to know how it affects us Canadians if we stay down in the USA for more than the 183 days....
bird-talk/faq/194/More-than-the-183-days-in-the-US  

Birdtalk - Three months of medication in BC
Dear Bird Talk, We have been members of the Canadian Snowbird Association and do enjoy your quarterly magazine. For 20 years, we have been travelling to Florida from Alberta for four or five months each winter and have had no problem filling...
bird-talk/faq/195/Three-months-of-medication-in-BC  

Birdtalk - Licence Plate Programs/Canadian Credit Cards/Provincial Travel Insurance
Suggest that you would assist snowbirds in Florida if you could integrate this licence plate program with help in getting service stations to stop refusing to accept Canadians with credit cards with only five characters in their zip codes....
bird-talk/faq/198/Licence-Plate-Programs/Canadian-Credit-Cards/Provincial-Travel-Insurance  

Birdtalk - American ZIP Code Tip
Thanks for the information on the Florida SunPass. When registering online, the system asks for the zip code for both the home address and the credit card mailing address. It does not accept Canadian six-character postal codes so to override...
bird-talk/faq/199/American-ZIP-Code-Tip  

Birdtalk - Arizona Vehicle Identification Cards
Thanks for the e-mail with the information as to location and dates for your winter show/gathering in Greater Phoenix. I have attended in past years, and intend to do so again this year. You may want to consider adding the state of Arizona...
bird-talk/faq/200/Arizona-Vehicle-Identification-Cards  

Birdtalk - Cross Border Car Purchasing
Since I have a condo in Florida, I wonder if I can buy a car there and use it in Canada as my normal car, without having to make any transfer. This means that I would have to immatriculate my car in Florida and get insurance there. Would...
bird-talk/faq/203/Cross-Border-Car-Purchasing  

Birdtalk - Bowser and Blue
This was our first year to attend the Canadian Snowbird Meeting in Yuma, Arizona....
bird-talk/faq/209/Bowser-and-Blue  

Birdtalk - Arizona Immigration Laws
Dear Bird Talk, We were thinking of visiting Arizona. However, their new "anti-illegal" law is very intimidating....
bird-talk/faq/212/Arizona-Immigration-Laws  

Birdtalk - 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 for our winter vacation, I check the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol website for prohibited food...
bird-talk/faq/213/Prohibited-Food-Items-and-US-Customs  

Birdtalk - Social Security Numbers and US Credit Cards
Dear Bird Talk, Like many snowbirds, I often get asked for my social security number (SSN) for financial purposes, such as applying for credit cards....
bird-talk/faq/214/Social-Security-Numbers-and-US-Credit-Cards  

Birdtalk - Canadian Wines and Wineries
Dear Bird Talk, As I was reading your magazine from Spring 2010, Issue 74, I came across the Food and Drink section. I was so interested in the article about nut varieties, as it suggested that you have a glass of wine with these...
bird-talk/faq/215/Canadian-Wines-and-Wineries  

Birdtalk - Canadian Goverment Health Benefits and Form 8840
Dear Bird Talk, Regarding the suspension of government health benefits - how would they know if I was away or home if I don't go to the clinic for two years or whenever?...
bird-talk/faq/216/Canadian-Goverment-Health-Benefits-and-Form-8840  

Birdtalk - 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....
bird-talk/faq/217/Can-I-Legally-Work-in-the-USA  

Birdtalk - Consensus on the Retiree Visa
I support your upcoming lobby for a Canadian retiree visa. Jerry Kristjanson Ochre River, MB...
bird-talk/faq/218/Consensus-on-the-Retiree-Visa  

Birdtalk - First Ontario CSA Picnic
Dear Bird Talk, It was a bright sunny day on Monday, March 15, 2010 when the first Ontario CSA picnic was held at Fort DeSoto Park, Site 5 in Tierra Verde, Florida......
bird-talk/faq/223/First-Ontario-CSA-Picnic  

Birdtalk - Coren Comments
Dear Bird Talk, Thank you for printing Michael Coren's column in the summer Issue 75 regarding some Canadians' perception of the United States. He was able to express my thoughts and it is my hope that more Canadians will give what he says some...
bird-talk/faq/224/Coren-Comments  

Birdtalk - Changes to Length of Stay
Dear Bird Talk: Re: Changes to length of stay We keep hearing from friends that the U.S. is trying to change the length-of-stay time from 182 days to a maximum stay of 120 days for Canadian citizens....
bird-talk/faq/225/Changes-to-Length-of-Stay  

Birdtalk - 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 understand that the Canadian Snowbird Association, and we believe Medipac Travel Insurance, sponsor...
bird-talk/faq/232/Provincial-Picnics-at-Fort-DeSoto  

Birdtalk - Changes to Length of Stay
Dear Bird Talk, We keep hearing from friends that the U.S. is trying to change the length-of-stay time from 182 days to a maximum stay of 120 days for Canadian citizens. Is there any truth to this?...
bird-talk/faq/233/Changes-to-Length-of-Stay  

Birdtalk - Prescriptions
Dear Bird Talk, This will be our first time being snowbirds for a couple of months. We are wondering how people deal with their repeat prescriptions?...
bird-talk/faq/234/Prescriptions  

Birdtalk - A Horror Story Averted!
Dear Bird Talk, Ross Quigley's article in the summer 2010 edition of CSANews ("Let me first say that Medipac is fine!") hit the nail on the head. I suspect that our personal case illustrates the need very clearly....
bird-talk/faq/236/A-Horror-Story-Averted  

Birdtalk - Liability Insurance
Dear Bird Talk, We just bought a trailer/lanai in a park in Florida. We realize that home insurance is outrageous (if you can even get coverage), BUT shouldn't we have liability coverage?...
bird-talk/faq/237/Liability-Insurance  

Birdtalk - Subtracting Time From Six Months
I sit in dismay, having read your response re: subtracting time from six months. You say that a fewer-than-30-day return to Canada cannot be subtracted when calculating total days allowed in the U.S....
bird-talk/faq/240/Subtracting-Time-From-Six-Months  

Birdtalk - 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 the purpose of CSA is to put political pressure in the most appropriate area in order to benefit...
bird-talk/faq/242/Politics-in-CSANews  

Birdtalk - 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 and informative issues I have read during my years as a CSA member....
bird-talk/faq/243/Retired-Persons-Visa  

Birdtalk - 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 ambulance because of a recent illness....
bird-talk/faq/244/Airfare-Refunds-with-TD-Visa  

Birdtalk - Stay at Nevada / Las Vegas - few questions
There doesn’t seem to be a lot of Bird Talk from Nevada. But we have some basic questions to help us get started. Any info you can provide would be appreciated. Info about Length of stay, Money transfer, Nevada/Las Vegas state or municipal...
bird-talk/faq/250/Stay-at-Nevada-/-Las-Vegas-few-questions  

Birdtalk - Canada America Border - Crossing Issues
I read in our magazine about people having border-crossing issues. We never have had any, either way. I wonder what triggers people’s problems. Like many Canadians, before being a snowbird and joining the CSA, I never thought much about such...
bird-talk/faq/251/Canada-America-Border-Crossing-Issues  

Birdtalk - Maintenance and repair of your own house in Arizona
As a Canadian, can you make maintenance and repair in and around your own house in Arizona? Yes, and you can help your neighbour, too....
bird-talk/faq/252/Maintenance-and-repair-of-your-own-house-in-Arizona  

Birdtalk - Travel Medical Insurance for Visitors to Canada
We have recently had our niece and her family visit us here in B.C., from Colorado. I was interested in what travel medical coverage cost them and how it compares to Medipac....
bird-talk/faq/253/Travel-Medical-Insurance-for-Visitors-to-Canada  

Birdtalk - Selling our Florida home - What we have to do?
It is our understanding that there is some tax agreement between Canada and the U.S. that allows us to be taxed here and not there. Is that true?. When a Canadian sells real estate in the U.S., 10% of the sale price has to be sent to the IRS upon...
bird-talk/faq/256/Selling-our-Florida-home-What-we-have-to-do  

Birdtalk - A new law in Arizona requiring proof of residence!
There is a new law in Arizona requiring proof of residence, which is being challenged in the courts, and no one is certain what the real law is at this point....
bird-talk/faq/261/A-new-law-in-Arizona-requiring-proof-of-residence  

Birdtalk - Unable to complete an application to get a Wal-Mart credit card
I have been unable to complete an application to get a Wal-Mart credit card because the computer insists on a Social Security Number and, of course, I only have a Canadian social insurance number. two weeks of trying to find some way around the...
bird-talk/faq/268/Unable-to-complete-an-application-to-get-a-Wal-Mart-credit-card  

Birdtalk - Cheques issued on Canadian banks will be subject to a handling fee
Effective January 1, 2012, all cheques issued on Canadian banks will be subject to a handling fee of $20...
bird-talk/faq/269/Cheques-issued-on-Canadian-banks-will-be-subject-to-a-handling-fee  

Birdtalk - Visit-USA Act - Canadian health coverage
Visit-USA Act - I was wondering what the effect will be on Canadian health coverage for Canadians who would be out of Canada for more than 183 days....
bird-talk/faq/270/Visit-USA-Act-Canadian-health-coverage  

Birdtalk - No sign-in is now required in CSANews
In CSANews, you recommend that members go to your website and print the (closer connection) form. When I entered the site, I was asked for my membership number and a password...No sign-in is now required....
bird-talk/faq/272/No-sign-in-is-now-required-in-CSANews  

Birdtalk - Crossing the border with dogs
I had to chuckle at the cartoon on p.53. we cross the border at least twice a year with our dogs, but the border patrol/customs people have never made any reference such as the one in the cartoon....
bird-talk/faq/273/Crossing-the-border-with-dogs  

Birdtalk - Issues in trying to acquire U.S. credit cards at major shopping stores.
As snowbirds, we have a home in an adult community in henderson, Nevada and this is what has worked for me when applying for a card with Macy’s, dillards, Kohls, etc. Once you have their card, you will enjoy better discounts.......
bird-talk/faq/275/Issues-in-trying-to-acquire-U.S.-credit-cards-at-major-shopping-stores.  

Birdtalk - Answers for New Snowbirds
Should I get a U.S. Visa and bank account? How do I find locations popular for Canadian snowbirds?...
bird-talk/faq/277/Answers-for-New-Snowbirds  

Birdtalk - Burden of Proof
During a recent U.S. border-crossing interview, we were asked to provide documentation showing closer ties to Canada....
bird-talk/faq/278/Burden-of-Proof  

Birdtalk - Marrying an American
What kind of "rights" or "provisions" does one of the unmarried partners, have, should the Canadian fall ill in his/her own country or vice versa, for the other partner to stay with said partner in either Canada or the U.S. for the duration of...
bird-talk/faq/283/Marrying-an-American  

Birdtalk - USD Credit Card
I have read with interest your previous exchanges on the difficulty of obtaining a U.S. $ bank credit card. Last summer, the solution seemed to be to get a U.S. tax ID number. That option won't work anymore, as the IRS will not issue one unless you...
bird-talk/faq/284/USD-Credit-Card  

Birdtalk - Border Crossing
The official U.S. government website help.cbp.gov/app/answers notes that Canadian vacationers are only required under American law to present a valid passport. Admittedly, they add the caveat that individual officers may ask for further proof....
bird-talk/faq/286/Border-Crossing  

Birdtalk - Information Meetings
Just over 200 listened with appreciation (half-Canadian and half-American audience). The presentation was so well received that one of our American friends asked Gerry if he would consider becoming an American citizen, so he could work on some of...
bird-talk/faq/288/Information-Meetings  

Birdtalk - Do not use your SIN as identification in the United States
I always enjoy the articles and timely tips, but must admit that one article in the recent Bird Talk section raised huge red flags. I refer specifically to the one from V.C. in Lloydminster, AB, where he suggested how to adapt your SIN to facilitate...
bird-talk/faq/290/Do-not-use-your-SIN-as-identification-in-the-United-States  

Birdtalk - Travel Health Insurance is a Tax Deductible Expense, and more
As usual, I read CSANews from cover to cover for its valuable information and advice concerning travel and medical insurance during our annual stay in Florida for the winter months. The current issue, however, contains two items of personal opinion,...
bird-talk/faq/295/Travel-Health-Insurance-is-a-Tax-Deductible-Expense-and-more  

Birdtalk - Cross Border Marriages
I have been a subscriber for a long time and have not seen any articles or letters inquiring about the technicalities of marrying an American. We all enjoy our winters in the U.S. and sometimes, romance happens. I am one of the lucky ones and am...
bird-talk/faq/298/Cross-Border-Marriages  

Birdtalk - Displaying Flags
Some Canadians in our park are flying flags that are one flag with both the American and Canadian flags printed on them. Is this practice followed in proper etiquette?...
bird-talk/faq/299/Displaying-Flags  

Birdtalk - Aspirin and NSAIDs
I am writing with reference to Mr. Dawe's letter regarding Aspirin and NSAIDs in CSA's summer 013 edition. Mr. Dawe states that he "could not find any product that contained ASA" in Florida, and all the Aspirin products that he did find "all...
bird-talk/faq/302/Aspirin-and-NSAIDs  

Birdtalk - Constitutional Challenge to Provincial Regulations?
Has anyone ever launched a constitutional challenge to the provincial regulations? It seems to me that most snowbirds find the potential loss of their health-care policy such a fearsome threat that they are effectively denied that fundamental...
bird-talk/faq/304/Constitutional-Challenge-to-Provincial-Regulations  

Birdtalk - Selling Mobile Homes in the US
We recently bought a manufactured home in Florida. We have heard that if we sell this unit down the road, we will be taxed by the U.S. government. There are many different opinions on this. Can you advise us of the drawbacks of a Canadian selling...
bird-talk/faq/305/Selling-Mobile-Homes-in-the-US  

Birdtalk - Medipac Travel Insurance - Happy Customers
We had just begun our return to Canada from a five-month stay in south Texas and chose to stop for our first night at Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana. About midnight, my husband Steve awoke with chest pain......
bird-talk/faq/307/Medipac-Travel-Insurance-Happy-Customers  

Birdtalk - Unusual question throws snowbirds off guard at the border
Dear Bird Talk, We have just entered the U.S. at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo. We have a mobile home in Florida where we will be living for five months. We had all of our documentation at the ready and prepared for the crossing, something we have...
bird-talk/faq/309/Unusual-question-throws-snowbirds-off-guard-at-the-border  

Birdtalk - Clarifying amount of time allowed in the U.S.
Dear Bird Talk, We understand that there is a limit of 182 days for Ontario residents to be in the states per year. Does the year run from January to December (calendar year), or how do they estimate your stay in the states?...
bird-talk/faq/310/Clarifying-amount-of-time-allowed-in-the-U.S.  

Birdtalk - Making speeches or leading a workshop: is this considered working in the U.S.?
Dear Bird Talk, In your always informative Editor’s notes in the Summer 2013 issue, you mentioned that snowbird visitors are not allowed to work in the U.S. Is this different than for any other Canadian?...
bird-talk/faq/312/Making-speeches-or-leading-a-workshop:-is-this-considered-working-in-the-U.S.  

Birdtalk - Getting top-up insurance while out-of-county: is it allowed?
Dear Bird Talk, In response to your letter from Len Stoll, Ottawa, re top-up insurance. My husband and I wanted an extra five days in April 2011 and I called the insurance company we were with that year and there was no problem....
bird-talk/faq/313/Getting-top-up-insurance-while-out-of-county:-is-it-allowed  

Birdtalk - Do you have an address if you live full-time in an RV?
Dear Bird Talk, The vast majority of snowbirds are without a Canadian home address for the simple fact that they have sold their homes and are living full time in their RVs. Ever try to get into the U.S. with a title of homeless?...
bird-talk/faq/317/Do-you-have-an-address-if-you-live-full-time-in-an-RV  

Birdtalk - It’s fine to own a home and car with U.S. insurance and plates in Florida
Dear Bird Talk, Will owning a home in Florida along with a car with U.S. insurance and plates affect the status of being a Canadian snowbird (thinking of purchasing and leaving auto in Florida)? Thanking you in advance for your comments....
bird-talk/faq/318/Its-fine-to-own-a-home-and-car-with-U.S.-insurance-and-plates-in-Florida  

Birdtalk - U.S. property insurance
Just wondering if CSA or others have done any investigation of U.S. property insurance?...
bird-talk/faq/320/U.S.-property-insurance  

Birdtalk - Visas for Travellers with convictions
We have recently found out that a waiver can be purchased for $580 plus, plus, plus, which ‘may be still rejected’ by an over-officious border guard....
bird-talk/faq/321/Visas-for-Travellers-with-convictions  

Birdtalk - Car Registration
Can we register our car in Arizona, or do we have to take it back to the Canada/U.S. border?...
bird-talk/faq/325/Car-Registration  

Birdtalk - Snowbird/Retiree Visa
The amount of misinformation and false rumours flying around out there is astonishing....
bird-talk/faq/330/Snowbird/Retiree-Visa  

Birdtalk - CSA Travel Information Guide
Do Canadian owners need a work visa to volunteer for grounds maintenance or handyman repairs at the Happy Wanderer RV Park in Indio, CA, or are they exempt as part owners of the common property of the community association?...
bird-talk/faq/331/CSA-Travel-Information-Guide  

Birdtalk - Canadian gun rights in the U.S.
Over the years, we have made a lot of good American friends and all of them own guns for their personal protection. (Stand your Ground) They are very surprised that we Canadians do not have guns for protection....
bird-talk/faq/333/Canadian-gun-rights-in-the-U.S.  

Birdtalk - Speed taps in New York state
I wish to warn our fellow travellers about the “speed trap” just before the Canadian border at Gananoque in New York state....
bird-talk/faq/336/Speed-taps-in-New-York-state  

Birdtalk - Repercussions from not filing the 8840 form
Will there be any repercussions from the previous years when we did not fill out this form?...
bird-talk/faq/340/Repercussions-from-not-filing-the-8840-form  

Birdtalk - Driving a US registered vehicle in Canada
I would like to inquire about being able to drive one of these U.S. vehicles back to Ottawa, Canada....
bird-talk/faq/342/Driving-a-US-registered-vehicle-in-Canada  

Birdtalk - Banking in the United States
Is it necessary to set up a bank account in the U.S....
bird-talk/faq/345/Banking-in-the-United-States  

Birdtalk - Six months vs seven months outside the province
I recently heard that the six-month rule was changed to seven months....
bird-talk/faq/346/Six-months-vs-seven-months-outside-the-province  

Birdtalk - Watch the expiration dates of your cards !
According to the bank, a new replacement card had been mailed to our home. To authorize it, we had a choice of either phoning the bank's 1-800 authorization number from our home telephone number of record......
bird-talk/faq/347/Watch-the-expiration-dates-of-your-cards  

Birdtalk - Date of submission of Form 8840
There have been many questions regarding the wisdom of submitting a form 8840 to the IRS and it certainly makes sense to do this. Would you please provide clarification on two points?...
bird-talk/faq/349/Date-of-submission-of-Form-8840  

Birdtalk - Need to expose bad insurance companies
I think you are doing a grave disservice to your Canadian readers for not letting them know which insurance company refused to pay for the hospital that treated the little girl in Mexico....
bird-talk/faq/351/Need-to-expose-bad-insurance-companies  

Birdtalk - Is this considered “working” in the U.S.?
My question is about defining working in the U.S. I could ask at the border, but I'm afraid that asking will bring attention to my situation with potential negative fallout....
bird-talk/faq/356/Is-this-considered-working-in-the-U.S.  

Birdtalk - Paying taxes when selling home in the U.S.
We are Canadian with a vacation home in Arizona. Our AZ builder offers a trade-in program, so we are using this and building a larger home....
bird-talk/faq/357/Paying-taxes-when-selling-home-in-the-U.S.  

Birdtalk - Estate tax and wills in the U.S.
My wife and I own a home in Arizona. Can you give guidance concerning the estate tax?...
bird-talk/faq/358/Estate-tax-and-wills-in-the-U.S.  

Birdtalk - Exit date given by U.S. CBP officer
I have been given an exit date of March 8, 2015, even though it is far fewer than 182 days for my stay in the U.S. The agent would not tell me why....
bird-talk/faq/362/Exit-date-given-by-U.S.-CBP-officer  

Birdtalk - Canadian homeowners in Florida having to pay more
The statements made in the Government Relations report of Issue 93 of CSANews are misleading. I quote the following from the Saint Lucie County Property Appraisers' website:...
bird-talk/faq/371/Canadian-homeowners-in-Florida-having-to-pay-more  

Birdtalk - Criminal charge from the past prohibits entry into U.S.
A pardon is no good. You need a waiver from the U.S. Consulate....
bird-talk/faq/378/Criminal-charge-from-the-past-prohibits-entry-into-U.S.  

Birdtalk - Days in U.S. and Form 8840 specifications
If I wish to stay in the U.S. for 150 days every year, am I allowed to do that?...
bird-talk/faq/379/Days-in-U.S.-and-Form-8840-specifications  

Birdtalk - Monitoring of advertisers in CSANews
In your last newsletter, there was an ad for the Canadian company called "Roam." Does CSA endorse this cell phone company?...
bird-talk/faq/382/Monitoring-of-advertisers-in-CSANews  

Birdtalk - American waiver needed to enter U.S.?
I read your article about the gentleman who was stopped at Newark because of an old DUI for which he had a Canadian pardon. The offence was from 32 years earlier, but he would require an American waiver....
bird-talk/faq/387/American-waiver-needed-to-enter-U.S.  

Birdtalk - Retiree Visa for Canadian citizens or Canadian residents?
Is the potential "Retiree Visa" for Canadian citizens or Canadian residents? The root of my question is, if a person was a Canadian citizen but a resident of Costa Rica or Panama (as an example), would they be able to spend eight months in the U.S....
bird-talk/faq/390/Retiree-Visa-for-Canadian-citizens-or-Canadian-residents  

Birdtalk - Immigration rules and taxation rules: two distinct sets of rules
I've read with interest the various letters to Bird Talk in issue 94 of CSANews. The clear, definitive answers to the various questions are very helpful...almost. I say almost, because I wonder if you're doing members a disservice with such emphatic...
bird-talk/faq/393/Immigration-rules-and-taxation-rules:-two-distinct-sets-of-rules  

Birdtalk - What does Revenue Canada accept as an allowable expense?
I have been told that I can claim my out-of-country medical insurance premium as a medical expense when I file my Canadian income tax. However, when I talked to Revenue Canada, they told me the premium is only an allowable expense if it covers...
bird-talk/faq/397/What-does-Revenue-Canada-accept-as-an-allowable-expense  

Birdtalk - Canadian Credit cards in U.S. restaurants
This does not occur in Canada, as we have chip/pin identification on our credit cards and we enter the tip amounts ourselves, usually on hand-held devices...just thought I should share this information with your readers....
bird-talk/faq/398/Canadian-Credit-cards-in-U.S.-restaurants  

Birdtalk - Canadian Pledge
At our park, the residents often repeat their pledge of allegiance and were in the habit of holding a minute's silence to recognize Canadians....
bird-talk/faq/400/Canadian-Pledge  

Birdtalk - Four-month Stay in the U.S.
Any further information about a rumour that Canadians who have property in the U.S. and stay for longer than four months in a calendar year are deemed to pay income tax, the same as an American citizen would?...
bird-talk/faq/407/Four-month-Stay-in-the-U.S.  

Birdtalk - Travel Medical Subrogation
The insurance company then went after their in-province insurance company for a good portion of the claim....
bird-talk/faq/408/Travel-Medical-Subrogation  

Birdtalk - Truck and Travel Trailer
Can you give me some direction on how/where I should register the truck and trailer and maybe an insurance company that can provide me with insurance for this type of situation??...
bird-talk/faq/412/Truck-and-Travel-Trailer  

Birdtalk - Camper Van in Both U.S. and Canada
My question: do I have to import it into Canada when it spends about six months in each country (as do I)....
bird-talk/faq/414/Camper-Van-in-Both-U.S.-and-Canada  

Birdtalk - Form 8840
Is there a submission requirement prior to leaving, or will we just have to file in 2017 for the 2016 U.S. tax year?...
bird-talk/faq/416/Form-8840  

Birdtalk - Passport Expiry Dates
Question: What are the requirements in the U.S. for how long after the scheduled return to Canada does the passport have to be valid upon exit from the U.S.?...
bird-talk/faq/420/Passport-Expiry-Dates  

Birdtalk - Receipts for Dances?
Our mobile park dance committee would like to charge $10 admission for our dances. Someone mentioned that receipts had to be given to the Canadians if they were to charge $10. I would like to know what kind of receipts should be given, or if it is...
bird-talk/faq/426/Receipts-for-Dances  

Birdtalk - Hotel Discounts
Every year, thousands of snowbirds travel south. I am wondering if the CSA has ever approached travel hotels to work out a travellers' discount, such as is offered with CAA?...
bird-talk/faq/428/Hotel-Discounts  

Birdtalk - Placemats
I ordered a supply of placemats a week ago and they have already arrived. Thank you so much....
bird-talk/faq/431/Placemats  

Birdtalk - Question about blood pressure medication
In the fall 2016 issue, a writer asked if blood pressure medication containing both hydrochlorothiazide and another medication was considered as ONE medication....
bird-talk/faq/437/Question-about-blood-pressure-medication  

Birdtalk - Home Telephone Service – Canada & U.S.
From time to time, I see articles in Bird Talk regarding questions on telephone services between Canada & U.S. Prior to departing Canada in 2016, I signed up with a company called Comwave which was advertising a six-month promotional deal for...
bird-talk/faq/438/Home-Telephone-Service-Canada-and-U.S.  

Birdtalk - The Fruit Fiasco
In CSANews Issue 101 we, meaning me, provided an incorrect response to a Bird Talk letter from Weldon Hehr regarding importing fruit from the U.S. into Canada. I am not sure where my mind was when I answered the question, because I have often...
bird-talk/faq/439/The-Fruit-Fiasco  

Birdtalk - Exceeding 182 days for medical reasons
Similar to many other Canadian Snowbirds, my wife and I spend 179-180 days in the U.S. every winter, saving 2 or 3 days in case something unforeseen should happen, so as not to exceed the 182 days allowed by the B2 visa....
bird-talk/faq/440/Exceeding-182-days-for-medical-reasons  

Birdtalk - Travel insurance and income tax
My wife and I have travelled to Hilton Head, S.C. for the past two winters for three months each time....
bird-talk/faq/443/Travel-insurance-and-income-tax  

Birdtalk - Use of medical marijuana
Many in the snowbird community must be thinking about the use of medical marijuana. Please give us guidelines concerning Medipac and U.S. border regulations....
bird-talk/faq/448/Use-of-medical-marijuana  

Birdtalk - Annual Add-on for Canadian travel
In the spring, 2017 CSANews Issue 102, I questioned if any travel health insurance company covered travel in Canada at a reasonable rate....
bird-talk/faq/450/Annual-Add-on-for-Canadian-travel  

Birdtalk - The "30-Day Limit"
If Canadian snowbirds can’t deduct their "allowed days" during short times back in Canada (i.e. for Christmas) unless the visit lasts for 30 days or longer...do the U.S. regulations also state for any SHORT trips by Canadians INTO the U.S....
bird-talk/faq/451/The-30-Day-Limit  

Birdtalk - IRS
If my wife and I visit Arizona for five months every calendar year (say Nov. 1-March 31) and file an 8840 every year, will we be subject to U.S. taxes based on worldly income?...
bird-talk/faq/455/IRS  

CSA Articles - Ontario Delivers for CSA!
Ontario Delivers for CSA! Ontarians now have the freedom to travel for seven months. Residents free to travel up to seven months outside province 100 day prescription drug limit DOUBLED New voting rights - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/13/Ontario-Delivers-for-CSA!  

CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 46
President's Message Issue 46 Our journey through the sun belt this winter proved to be a most interesting few weeks on the road with our Extravaganza/Winter Information Meeting tour. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/530/Presidents-Message-Issue-46  

CSA Articles - Elder Abuse and Neglect
Elder Abuse and Neglect Elder Abuse - Until the 1980s, many of us felt that it could not happen in our families, on our street or in our community. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/18/Elder-Abuse-and-Neglect  

CSA Articles - 1999 Annual General Meeting
1999 Annual General Meeting 1999 CSA AGM review. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/19/1999-Annual-General-Meeting  

CSA Articles - Customs Preclearance
Customs Preclearance Airport powers for U.S. agents too broad, lawyers say. Carstairs says bill introduced in Senate is needed to clarify authority in Canada's preclearance zones. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/21/Customs-Preclearance  

CSA Articles - A Great Beginning to 1999
A Great Beginning to 1999 The Canadian Snowbird Association and all of our members is certainly enjoying a historic start to 1999. We have received tremendous news from the government of Ontario, and I anticipate many more positive changes for our...
csa-articles/post/24/A-Great-Beginning-to-1999  

CSA Articles - Government Insurance Benefits... An Oxymoron?
Government Insurance Benefits... An Oxymoron? If the government had applied its own regulations to itself, we would all be rich in retirement, not poor. If the people in charge of private pension plans ran them like the C.P.P. has been run, the...
csa-articles/post/25/Government-Insurance-Benefits...-An-Oxymoron?  

CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
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csa-articles/post/26/Government-Relations-Report  

CSA Articles - SEGREGATED MUTUAL FUNDS: Are They Too Good to be True?
SEGREGATED MUTUAL FUNDS: Are They Too Good to be True? You will pay anywhere from 40 to 100 extra basis points per year in management fees for the guarantee, but there is no medical exam for the insurance guarantee, even for those 75 years of age or...
csa-articles/post/27/SEGREGATED-MUTUAL-FUNDS:--Are-They-Too-Good-to-be-True?  

CSA Articles - Snowbird Extravaganza 1999!
Snowbird Extravaganza 1999! Congratulations to all the folks who made this event even better than last year's. We had a trailer-load of service and product displays, a bucketful of continuous entertainment and seminars galore. I was again privileged...
csa-articles/post/28/Snowbird-Extravaganza-1999!  

CSA Articles - On the road again!
On the road again! I was invited to many Snowbird events this winter and I thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. As I mentioned earlier, it's amazing how much enthusiasm and planning is put into producing social activities for the enjoyment of...
csa-articles/post/29/On-the-road-again!  

CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 31
Executive Director's Report Issue 31 Most of you are aware that the United Nations has declared 1999 as International Year of Older Persons [IYOP]. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/30/Executive-Directors-Report-Issue-31  

CSA Articles - Call in the Substitutes
Call in the Substitutes Adopting a more healthful diet may mean trading in some of your favourite foods and ingredients for lower-fat versions. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/31/Call-in-the-Substitutes  

CSA Articles - Volunteer Work
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csa-articles/post/33/Volunteer-Work  

CSA Articles - New Zealand
New Zealand Dear Bird Talk, I have just returned from New Zealand where I spent a second winter in that country. Hence, I would like to start a Canadian chapter of CSA for those of us who go to New Zealand. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/36/New-Zealand  

CSA Articles - New Zealand
New Zealand When we published a Bird Talk letter extolling the virtues of wintering in New Zealand, we had no idea how great the response would be. New Zealand's climate is desirable, the food is delicious and the accommodation is plentiful and...
csa-articles/post/44/New-Zealand  

CSA Articles - President's message
President's message Another summer has come...and is passing very quickly. It's hard to imagine that in just a few weeks, many of us will begin packing for our winter away. I would like to take a moment to thank the tens of thousands of you who have...
csa-articles/post/47/Presidents-message  

CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report As chairman of the Government Relations Committee, I find it heartening to hear about the number of calls that we have received regarding the CSA Special Report. As we knew it would, this report has become an invaluable...
csa-articles/post/48/Government-Relations-Report  

CSA Articles - Dundee and the CSA
Dundee and the CSA For those of you interested in financial planning issues (and these days, who isn't?), you'll be pleased to know that the CSA has renewed its alliance with Fortune Financial, soon to be under the umbrella of Dundee Wealth...
csa-articles/post/49/Dundee-and-the-CSA  

CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 32
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 32 Last fall, I was asked by the Ontario Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations to serve on the Board of the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO). The Board is made up of a combination of industry and...
csa-articles/post/50/From-the-Desk-of-Don-Slinger-Issue-32  

CSA Articles - I'M IMPRESSED
I'M IMPRESSED It has been one year since I joined the team at Medipac, and I'm pleased to say that I'm impressed with their tenacity towards serving the Canadian Snowbird Association and its membership. And I know that some of you out there are now...
csa-articles/post/51/IM-IMPRESSED  

CSA Articles - Travellers' Cheque Catch-22
Travellers' Cheque Catch-22 CSA member Kenneth Ramsay wrote to warn fellow members about a sea of red tape he fell into after a recent holiday. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/52/Travellers-Cheque-Catch-22  

CSA Articles - Telephoning Home
Telephoning Home Canada Direct, offered by the Stentor Alliance of Canadian telephone companies, provides travellers with toll-free and hassle-free access to the Canadian Telephone Network. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/56/Telephoning-Home  

CSA Articles - Great Association and Events
Great Association and Events Dear Bird Talk, Please find enclosed our cheque for $15.00 for our membership for 1999-2000 term. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/57/Great-Association-and-Events  

CSA Articles - Radio Online
Radio Online The use of e-mail has certainly changed the way we all function in the world, increasing both the speed and frequency of communications. For many of us, it has replaced the telephone as the primary communications tool. On an average...
csa-articles/post/63/Radio-Online  

CSA Articles - A God in Ruins
A God in Ruins A God in Ruins By Leon Uris (Harper Collins, 483 pages, $38.00) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/65/A-God-in-Ruins  

CSA Articles - Board of Directors Nominees to the Canadian Snowbird Association
Board of Directors Nominees to the Canadian Snowbird Association The following are brief resumes of the members put forward by the Nominating Committee for the positions of Officers and Directors at Large of the Board of Directors of the CSA. Due to...
csa-articles/post/67/Board-of-Directors-Nominees-to-the-Canadian-Snowbird-Association  

CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 61
President's Message Issue 61 Wow! What a busy fall season it has been. Our travels started off with the CSA board of directors’ meeting in Victoria, British Columbia. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/68/Presidents-Message-Issue-61  

CSA Articles - Government Report Issue 61
Government Report Issue 61 Well, we have arrived once again at the beginning of another snowbird travel season. We had a very busy autumn on the government relations front and the winter is shaping up to be just as busy (and productive). - Snowbird...
csa-articles/post/69/Government-Report-Issue-61  

CSA Articles - AGM Notice Issue 61
AGM Notice Issue 61 Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/70/AGM-Notice-Issue-61  

CSA Articles - Drive to Bermuda with Dave
Drive to Bermuda with Dave Dave and Kathy Hunter take another unusual trip. This time, they drive to Bermuda. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/72/Drive-to-Bermuda-with-Dave  

CSA Articles - Vision & Hearing Problems of Older Adults
Vision & Hearing Problems of Older Adults The most common eye conditions include cataract, macular degeneration and glaucoma. Persons with diabetes are vulnerable to a number of other conditions as well, including retinal hemorrhages, retinal...
csa-articles/post/73/Vision-&-Hearing-Problems-of-Older-Adults  

CSA Articles - Supporting Canada’s Pensioners and Seniors
Supporting Canada’s Pensioners and Seniors Canadian pensioners and seniors have spent a lifetime building this great country of ours. With selfless determination and dedication they established careers, raised families and paid their taxes. They...
csa-articles/post/74/Supporting-Canadas-Pensioners-and-Seniors  

CSA Articles - Passport Required
Passport Required Effective January 23, 2007, all persons (including U.S. citizens and Canadian citizens) travelling by air will require a valid passport to enter and re-enter the United States. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/78/Passport-Required  

CSA Articles - Importing a Car from the US
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 him, as well as a few queries I have about his car importing experience?...
csa-articles/post/79/Importing-a-Car-from-the-US  

CSA Articles - Money Transfer Issue in the US
Money Transfer Issue in the US Dear Bird Talk, Please check the following information and alert our fellow Snowbirds of the following problems. I have been trying to transfer money from my Canadian bank U.S. Dollar account into my account in the...
csa-articles/post/80/Money-Transfer-Issue-in-the-US  

CSA Articles - Canada Club! Interested?
Canada Club! Interested? Dear Bird Talk, I would like to hear from anyone snowbirding in the Sarasota FL area. I would like to start up a Canadian Club. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/81/Canada-Club!-Interested?  

CSA Articles - Insurance Update Issue 61
Insurance Update Issue 61 At the recent Canadian Snowbird Association board meeting, Roland Bélanger, the CSA’s Quebec Director, passed me a piece of history. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/84/Insurance-Update-Issue-61  

CSA Articles - A Message to All Volunteers
A Message to All Volunteers A Message to All Volunteers You are the glue that helps us stay together and without your help, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to hold our Extravaganzas, Lifestyle shows and Winter Information meetings. -...
csa-articles/post/85/A-Message-to-All-Volunteers  

CSA Articles - Ken and Elsie Forbes
Ken and Elsie Forbes Ken Forbes and his wife, Elsie, are what you could call typical Canadians. They raised a family of three – two girls and a boy – and each has married. The Forbes have three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. -...
csa-articles/post/87/Ken-and-Elsie-Forbes  

CSA Articles - Canada's Leading Exports to Florida 2005
Canada's Leading Exports to Florida 2005 Canada's Leading Exports to Florida 2005 � in millions of U.S. Dollars - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/98/Canadas-Leading-Exports-to-Florida-2005  

CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 60
Letter from the Editor Issue 60 The Age of the Snowbird” is upon us. It is our time. After almost 15 years of lobbying and letter writing and meetings with politicians, including one mass demonstration, one TV special and one...
csa-articles/post/100/Letter-from-the-Editor-Issue-60  

CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 60
President's Message Issue 60 I hope that everyone has been having a great summer; the weather in Ontario is just perfect. In between the many government meetings which we have been attending, I found a little time to play golf. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
csa-articles/post/101/Presidents-Message-Issue-60  

CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 60
Government Relations Report Issue 60 A common political misconception is that when federal, provincial and territorial legislatures adjourn for the summer, not much happens on the political front…this is not so. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
csa-articles/post/102/Government-Relations-Report-Issue-60  

CSA Articles - AGM Notice Issue 60
AGM Notice Issue 60 Notice of Annual General Meeting fo the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/103/AGM-Notice-Issue-60  

CSA Articles - Snowbird Interview with Jack Layton
Snowbird Interview with Jack Layton NDP leader Jack Layton speaks to CSANews about the disparity between provinces and territories in regards to health benefits for snowbirds. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/106/Snowbird-Interview-with-Jack-Layton  

CSA Articles - Proposed change to US -VISIT
Proposed change to US -VISIT Proposed change to US -VISIT procedure does not apply to snowbirds. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/109/Proposed-change-to-US--VISIT  

CSA Articles - Florida Property Taxes
Florida Property Taxes Dear Bird Talk: I’m a Canadian snowbird that owns a condo in the Broward County (Pompano Beach) in Florida. My property taxes, and those of other snowbirds, Canadian or Americans, will go up from 19% to 53% while that of the...
csa-articles/post/111/Florida-Property-Taxes  

CSA Articles - Snowbird Survey 2006
Snowbird Survey 2006 The results are in! And we must say – Canadians, or rather Canadian Snowbirds, are a true symbol of democracy and a shining example of how Canadians of all stripes and ages should exercise their right to vote in Canada’s...
csa-articles/post/114/Snowbird-Survey-2006  

CSA Articles - Insurance Update Issue 60
Insurance Update Issue 60 I met Mr. Kitt in the parking lot this morning, at about 7:30 a.m. He had left Manitoulin Island at about midnight on the previous night and, after a snooze at the side of the road, he arrived on our doorstep at about 6:00...
csa-articles/post/115/Insurance-Update-Issue-60  

CSA Articles - Pension Benefits
Pension Benefits Hi Folks! If you have been a regular reader of this column, you will recall my comments about the pension plan that I and 2,300 other former employees belonged to. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/116/Pension-Benefits  

CSA Articles - Prostate Cancer: Know Your Options
Prostate Cancer: Know Your Options In Canada, prostate cancer is the most-often diagnosed cancer in men; approximately one in seven will be diagnosed during their lifetime. Fortunately due to awareness and PSA screening, more patients are being...
csa-articles/post/120/Prostate-Cancer:-Know-Your-Options  

CSA Articles - Fatal Greed
Fatal Greed Fatal Greed By Robert Landori (Studio 9, $29.99, 358 pages) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/122/Fatal-Greed  

CSA Articles - Canadian Health Care
Canadian Health Care Two patients limp into two different Canadian medical clinics with the same complaint. Both have trouble walking and appear to require a hip replacement. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/124/Canadian-Health-Care  

CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 59
Letter from the Editor Issue 59 Is it just my imagination, or has it really become a little easier to cross the U. S. - Canada border? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/128/Letter-from-the-Editor-Issue-59  

CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 59
President's Message Issue 59 Once again, it is time to report what your association has been doing on behalf of you as well as all travelling Canadians. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/129/Presidents-Message-Issue-59  

CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 59
Government Relations Report Issue 59 As most of you are aware, the CSA is heavily involved in lobbying our federal, provincial and territorial governments right here at home. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/130/Government-Relations-Report-Issue-59  

CSA Articles - Acces to Good Medical Care -at Home and Away
Acces to Good Medical Care -at Home and Away Last week, when my ear plugged up for several days and my own physician was not available, I decided to go to a walk-in clinic for service. After a few basic questions including my health card number, I...
csa-articles/post/132/Acces-to-Good-Medical-Care--at-Home-and-Away  

CSA Articles - Foreign Bank Drafts
Foreign Bank Drafts Dear Bird Talk, Re: Mr. Gardner's Experience with Bankof America I was very surprised to read Mr. Gardner's letter in the recent issue, since we banked with B of A in Florida and now in Rancho Mirage, California. - Snowbird Info...
csa-articles/post/138/Foreign-Bank-Drafts  

CSA Articles - Currency Exchange and Transfer
Currency Exchange and Transfer Dear Bird Talk, I am writing with respect to the Bird Talk on p. 7 of the latest CSANews Spring 2006, Issue 58, about a cash in dispute with an American bank. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/139/Currency-Exchange-and-Transfer  

CSA Articles - Travelling Through the American Southwest & Mexico
Travelling Through the American Southwest & Mexico We like to go straight to the source and ask our snowbirds about their unique lifestyle. for this issue, we've spoken to Sally Banks and Gerry Luttmer, who travel by RV throughout the southwestern...
csa-articles/post/142/Travelling-Through-the-American-Southwest-&-Mexico  

CSA Articles - Rates DOWN!... Benefits UP!
Rates DOWN!... Benefits UP! Medipac's 2006-2007 Early Bird Travel Medical Insurance - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/143/Rates-DOWN!...-Benefits-UP!  

CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 58
President's Message Issue 58 Well, here I am again, putting pen to paper, or should I say putting fingers to the computer. The office staff has reminded me that my report for the CSANews is due. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/156/Presidents-Message-Issue-58  

CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 58
Government Relations Report Issue 58 In 2002, the association released The Canadian Travellers’ Report Card, a national evaluation of federal, provincial and territorial government policies of importance to travelling Canadians. - Snowbird Info -...
csa-articles/post/157/Government-Relations-Report-Issue-58  

CSA Articles - The Wired Snowbird III: Laptop Shopping Tips
The Wired Snowbird III: Laptop Shopping Tips Doug Elliott is a freelance writer who has been working in Canadian high-technology businesses for over 30 years. He recently field-tested the wired snowbird approach during a three-month winter break in...
csa-articles/post/159/The-Wired-Snowbird-III:-Laptop-Shopping-Tips  

CSA Articles - Dr. Bob's Top 10 List for Healthy Living
Dr. Bob's Top 10 List for Healthy Living The following article summarizes the presentation given at the Snowbird Extravaganzas and CSA Winter Information Meetings held throughout the southern states this winter. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
csa-articles/post/160/Dr.-Bobs-Top-10-List-for-Healthy-Living  

CSA Articles - The Homestead Act
The Homestead Act Good public policy should recognize and reinforce the Canadian value of home ownership. A home is the biggest single investment most Canadians make, offering Canadian families long-term security and stability. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
csa-articles/post/161/The-Homestead-Act  

CSA Articles - To File or not to File
To File or not to File If you have been spending an extensive amount of time in the United States over the last few years, it is imperative that you take the Substantial Presence Test and determine if you should file an 8840 with the I.R.S. -...
csa-articles/post/162/To-File-or-not-to-File  

CSA Articles - Passport Deadline Imminent
Passport Deadline Imminent Despite extensive lobbying by Governors of American Border States, the Canadian Border Services Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it appears that valid passports and/or a “secure and accepted” identification...
csa-articles/post/163/Passport-Deadline-Imminent  

CSA Articles - Prostate Cancer Awareness
Prostate Cancer Awareness Dear Bird Talk, Today I am writing as a self-appointed poster boy for prostate cancer awareness, to male snowbirds across Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/165/Prostate-Cancer-Awareness  

CSA Articles - Warning! Unjust Bank Charges
Warning! Unjust Bank Charges Dear Sirs: I recently had a disturbing banking experience with Bank of America in Fort Myers, Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Pro-Rate - Another $Million Reasons to Buy Medipac
Pro-Rate - Another $Million Reasons to Buy Medipac We recently received one angry letter. The words were unfit to print but the message was clear, we had a very unhappy client. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/168/Pro-Rate---Another-$Million-Reasons-to-Buy-Medipac  

CSA Articles - Diabetes: The Power to Prevent and Control
Diabetes: The Power to Prevent and Control As a public school student in Kingston, Ontario, I recall being given a reading assignment about diabetes. I became totally immersed in the book about Dr. Frederick Banting and Charles Best in their 1921...
csa-articles/post/179/Diabetes:--The-Power-to-Prevent-and-Control  

CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 57
President’s Message Issue 57 Well, here we are again, another snowbird travel season. I hope that all members had a safe and enjoyable trip to their winter destination. We had a great summer in Ontario for those of us who like it hot. It was great...
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CSA Articles - 2008 CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2008 CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS On January 18, 2006, the Canadian Snowbird Association will inaugurate its Board of Directors for the 2006 - 2008 term of office. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 57
Letter from the Editor Issue 57 A light dusting of snow is covering the world on this beautiful sunny Canadian day. A striking cardinal sits high in a tree watching over his mate as she pecks away at some unknown food treasure she has found below....
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CSA Articles - I Love Prince Edward Island
I Love Prince Edward Island Christmas is imminent; a federal election is looming; CSA's Special Government Report is going to press; and P.E.I. has quietly made a dramatic change in their government regulations, for the benefit of all snowbirds and...
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CSA Articles - In Memoriam
In Memoriam William "Bill" C. Leeder, 70, of Auburndale, Florida, died on Monday, October 10, 2005 at his residence. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Aussies Know How to Do It!
The Aussies Know How to Do It! Bill Leader's Final Column. Wow! What a year 2005 was for tropical storms, hurricanes and tornadoes in the southern United States, and yes, even in some of Canada's provinces. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/195/The-Aussies-Know-How-to-Do-It!  

CSA Articles - Beethoven's Mask
Beethoven's Mask Beethoven's Mask George Jonas (Key Porter Books-409 pages-$27.96 CDN) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - You CAN Vote – Even if You're Away.
You CAN Vote – Even if You're Away. The federal election is fast approaching. For those of you already down south, don't think that you can't vote because you're not in Canada. This is not true! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/205/You-CAN-Vote--Even-if-Youre-Away.  

CSA Articles - New Zealand
New Zealand Summertime in the Winter - Take a look at what's going on down under in New Zealand. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Along Florida's Highways & Byways
Along Florida's Highways & Byways Dave Hunter tackles the state of Florida with his new publication. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/213/Along-Floridas-Highways-&-Byways  

CSA Articles - Travel Health and Safety Tips
Travel Health and Safety Tips While the majority of Canadian seniors who travel outside of Canada go to the United States and in particular, the sunbelt states during the winter, there is a growing number of us who travel to other world...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 56
President's Message Issue 56 I can't believe the summer has gone by so fast. We have been very busy attending political functions as well as meeting with individual government officials. We presented the concerns of you – our members – and can...
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CSA Articles - NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING 2006
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING 2006 Canadian SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (A corporation without share capital under part II of The Canada Business Corporations Act) Canadian SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (A Florida not-for-profit corporation) NOTICE OF ANNUAL...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 56
Letter from the Editor Issue 56 The first words of this issue should be from all of us. "Congratulations to the nominees for the Canadian Snowbird Association, 2006 – 2008, Board of Directors." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - US-Visit Update
US-Visit Update Canadian citizens, with proof of Canadian citizenship, can travel to the U.S. for a maximum of 182 days (6 months) each year. With a few exceptions, Canadian citizens are exempt from US-VISIT. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/219/US-Visit-Update  

CSA Articles - Personal Importation of Beef Not Permitted
Personal Importation of Beef Not Permitted On July 18, 2005, Canadian/U.S. borders resumed commercial beef importation. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/220/Personal-Importation-of-Beef-Not-Permitted  

CSA Articles - The Evolution of the Snowbird Market
The Evolution of the Snowbird Market And I thought that the travel health insurance market had finally matured! Wrong! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/227/The-Evolution-of-the-Snowbird-Market  

CSA Articles - Is It Better Who You Know, Or What You Know?
Is It Better Who You Know, Or What You Know? During a recent chat with several of my American friends who also happen to be retired newsmen, it was brought to my attention that the Canadian media took some "cheap shots" at the new U.S. ambassador to...
csa-articles/post/228/Is-It-Better-Who-You-Know,-Or-What-You-Know?  

CSA Articles - Canada Clubs! Issue 56
Canada Clubs! Issue 56 A summary of Canadian clubs and social activities taking place throughout the sun belt for Canadian snowbirds and their American friends. Please note: Always call the information person listed for exact times, locations, etc....
csa-articles/post/229/Canada-Clubs!-Issue-56  

CSA Articles - Art & Judy Devlin - Drive to Brownsville
Art & Judy Devlin - Drive to Brownsville Art & Judy Devlin Penticton, British Columbia to Brownsville, Texas "The good times don't just happen! You have to work at planning, execution and a love for people, to fully enjoy your golden years." Art...
csa-articles/post/231/Art-&-Judy-Devlin---Drive-to-Brownsville  

CSA Articles - Heart Disease - Doesn't Discriminate
Heart Disease - Doesn't Discriminate The Heart and Stroke Foundation leads the way in protecting the health of millions at risk of heart disease and stroke – now and for generations to come. The Foundation is pleased to provide this information on...
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CSA Articles - How Your Diet Affects Prostate Cancer
How Your Diet Affects Prostate Cancer The bad news is that prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men, affecting one in seven men during their lifetime. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/234/How-Your-Diet-Affects-Prostate-Cancer  

CSA Articles - The Dawn of a New Age
The Dawn of a New Age A recent Ipsos-Reid study revealed that Internet usage has finally surpassed the original electronic medium – radio. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/237/The-Dawn-of-a-New-Age  

CSA Articles - Portugal
Portugal The new "Hot Spot" for snowbirds? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Happy Canada Day!
Happy Canada Day! Dear Canadian Snowbird Association Members, I hope you were able to celebrate our great country on Canada Day, maybe with a barbecue, or with family and friends! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Gord and Nancy Hopcraft: Drive to Panama City Beach
Gord and Nancy Hopcraft: Drive to Panama City Beach Gord and Nancy Hopcraft live in Timmins, Ontario and make Panama City Beach, Florida their winter home. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/247/Gord-and-Nancy-Hopcraft:-Drive-to-Panama-City-Beach  

CSA Articles - Healthy Minds
Healthy Minds How an active body and high spirits keep your mind healthy. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Notice of CSA Annual Meeting 2006
Notice of CSA Annual Meeting 2006 The annual meeting of the Canadian SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (Canadian Corporation) and Canadian SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (Florida Corporation) will be held at the Lakeland Center, 701 West Lime Street, Lakeland,...
csa-articles/post/250/Notice-of-CSA-Annual-Meeting-2006  

CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 55
Government Relations Report Issue 55 Advocacy—the act of arguing in favour of a cause, idea, or policy—is the raison d'être of the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - My how time changes things!
My how time changes things! My how time changes things!Over the years, I've watched an evolution in our snowbird community. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/860/My-how-time-changes-things!  

CSA Articles - U.S. Banking Information Scam
U.S. Banking Information Scam This latest scam involves the misuse of the W8-BEN form (Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding). - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Are You Aware of ALL Your Medical Conditions?
Are You Aware of ALL Your Medical Conditions? Canadian SNOWBIRDS BE AWARE AWARE is the key word in my story and will come up again several times. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/259/Are-You-Aware-of-ALL-Your-Medical-Conditions?  

CSA Articles - The Early Bird has Landed...
The Early Bird has Landed... The Early Bird has landed...and it is a beautiful sight to behold! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/261/The-Early-Bird-has-Landed...  

CSA Articles - A New Disaster? Yes, It's FEMA
A New Disaster? Yes, It's FEMA The 2004 hurricane season saw four destructive hurricanes touching land in the United States during a seven-week period in August and September. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/262/A-New-Disaster?-Yes,-Its-FEMA  

CSA Articles - Canada Clubs! Issue 55
Canada Clubs! Issue 55 Do you have a group of Canadians getting together in the United States for a meeting, a lunch or a picnic? If you do, just call 1-877-633-4722. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - A Proud Member of the CSA
A Proud Member of the CSA I am a proud member of the Canadian Snowbird Association. Why? I want the freedom to travel where I want and when I wish to go. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Amazing Deals for Canadians Visiting Virginia
Amazing Deals for Canadians Visiting Virginia During your trip south this summer, fall or winter, be sure to visit Virginia and take advantage of some excellent savings opportunities. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Days of Victory
Days of Victory Days of Victory Canadians Remember, 1939-1945 Ted Barris (Thomas Allen Publishers, CDN$ 24.47, 366 pages) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Visit Manitoba
Visit Manitoba Looking for a new travel destination? Manitoba is the place to go! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Medical Screening
Medical Screening Important tests that can keep you healthy and save your life. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Wired Snowbird: Travels with my Laptop
The Wired Snowbird: Travels with my Laptop Great advice for staying "connected" while travelling. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/281/The-Wired-Snowbird:-Travels-with-my-Laptop  

CSA Articles - Ontario Intends to Close Facilities for the Disabled
Ontario Intends to Close Facilities for the Disabled The Ontario Minister of Community and Social Services has announced plans to close facilities for the disabled. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 54
President’s Message Issue 54 Gerry recaps the 2005 snowbird lifestyle events throughout the southern U.S. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 54
Government Relations Report Issue 54 In the 2005 series of winter events, CSA President Gerry Brissenden made a concerted effort to bring as many political representatives to our gatherings as possible. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/284/Government-Relations-Report-Issue-54  

CSA Articles - The CSA has broken new ground...again!
The CSA has broken new ground...again! This year, for the first time ever, The Canadian Snowbird Association held a Winter Information Meeting entirely in French. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/285/The-CSA-has-broken-new-ground...again!  

CSA Articles - Passports for Canadians
Passports for Canadians Passports are coming for Canadians entering the U.S. before January 1, 2008. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/288/Passports-for-Canadians  

CSA Articles - A Tribute to Lorne Power
A Tribute to Lorne Power We are saddened to announce the passing of Lorne Power, former Second Vice-President of the Canadian Snowbird Association between 1993 and 1996. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - No Man's Riverw
No Man's Riverw No Man's River Farley Mowat (Key Porter, 355 pages, $36.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Online Anywhere
Online Anywhere So now that we are all online and taking advantage of the convenience inherent in the Internet, let's take a look at one of the new options for getting online in the first place...the high speed satellite hook-up. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Health-Care Spending
Health-Care Spending Some interesting stats on health-care spending - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Renewal Winners
CSA Renewal Winners CSA announcement. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Notice of CSA Annual Meeting 2005
Notice of CSA Annual Meeting 2005 The annual meeting of the Canadian SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (Canadian Corporation) and Canadian SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (Florida Corporation) will be held at the Lakeland Center, 701 W. Lime Street, Lakeland,...
csa-articles/post/320/Notice-of-CSA-Annual-Meeting-2005  

CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 53
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 53 Hi Folks! In the fall of 2003, I reported that some 2,000 pensioners in the same plan as mine had been receiving only 50 per cent of the pension entitlement that they earned, and to which they contributed during...
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CSA Articles - Insurance Update Issue 53
Insurance Update Issue 53 The 2004-2005 snowbird travel season is starting out with the roar of a lion. Medipac has attracted almost 1,000 new clients this year who have primarily migrated from other insurance plans. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - RVing in Mexico
RVing in Mexico If you're looking for a new destination or a new mode of travel, why not travel to Mexico in an RV? My wife and I have made 9 extensive trips into Mexico. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 52
President’s Message Issue 52 Since the last issue of CSANews, your directors and staff have been very busy. Our British Columbia director, Jim Sherb, attended a two-day seminar in Kelowna at which he was able to spread the word about the CSA and...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 52
Letter from the Editor Issue 52 The media frenzy is over - Hurricane Charley is history! This disastrous event of Mother Nature led to billions of dollars in damage, approximately 20 lost lives (there will be more) and tens of thousands of displaced...
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CSA Articles - Medicare and Mobility Rights
Medicare and Mobility Rights Dear Bird Talk, Now that the "new" government is in place, I trust that the CSA will lobby strongly to have the provisions requiring a Canadian to spend six months in his home province to qualify for Medicare coverage. -...
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CSA Articles - When Crossing The Border...
When Crossing The Border... When crossing the border...has something like this happened to you? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/357/When-Crossing-The-Border...  

CSA Articles - Canada Clubs! Issue 52
Canada Clubs! Issue 52 A summary of Canadian Clubs and social activities taking place throughout the sun belt for Canadian snowbirds and their American friends. Please note: Always call the information person listed for exact times, location, etc. -...
csa-articles/post/358/Canada-Clubs!-Issue-52  

CSA Articles - Tarará: What's in a Name?
Tarará: What's in a Name? The name Tarará carries an inherent suggestion of musicality, yet in Latin America, it can refer to very different topics. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Valley Fever
Valley Fever One of the unique health risks for travellers to the southwestern United States and to parts of Central and South America is the chance of contracting the disease, "Valley Fever." Southern California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico are...
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CSA Articles - Crime School: Money Laundering
Crime School: Money Laundering Crime School: Money Laundering by Chris Mathers (Key Porter, 240 pages-$24.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Survey 2004
Snowbird Survey 2004 CSA members are still the most dedicated and committed people I have ever seen in any organization. Thousands of you took the time to respond to our spring survey, and it is time to share the results. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Hospital Bills - Negotiate Them!
Hospital Bills - Negotiate Them! Dear Bird Talk, My husband and I spend winters in Hemet, CA, and both of us have had to have medical attention there, at our own expense. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Mad About the Bay: Photographs of Georgian Bay
Mad About the Bay: Photographs of Georgian Bay Mad About the Bay: Photographs of Georgian Bay by William Harris, Text by Elizabeth MacCallum and John Fraser (Key Porter, $45.00) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Get Your Passport!
Get Your Passport! Although Canadian citizens are not required to show a passport when crossing the border into the U.S., we strongly recommend that you always carry it with you when you leave Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - US-VISIT Program
US-VISIT Program Effective September 30, 2004, Canadian Residents who are NOT CITIZENS of Canada will be required to provide an inkless digital fingerprint and pose for a digital photo upon entry into the United States. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Happiness is Early Bird
Happiness is Early Bird Well, that might be “pushing the envelope,” as they say. Our phones have already been ringing with requests for Early Bird insurance information. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Finally, a Response From the IRS…You Might Be in for a Big Surprise!
Finally, a Response From the IRS…You Might Be in for a Big Surprise! In my last column, I talked about the validity of filing the U.S. Closer Connection Exception Statement, Form 8840. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/391/Finally,-a-Response-From-the-IRSYou-Might-Be-in-for-a-Big-Surprise!  

CSA Articles - West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus West Nile Virus - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Retiree Visa Still Born - Should We Try Again?
Retiree Visa Still Born - Should We Try Again? Entry into the United States on a long-term basis is currently based upon three concepts ­ family unity, employment creation, or humanitarian grounds. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - TIA and Stroke: What Every Senior Should Know
TIA and Stroke: What Every Senior Should Know Much progress has been made in the past few years in the prevention and treatment of Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA or "mini-stroke") and stroke. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - To File or Not to File? 8840
To File or Not to File? 8840 I can't remember how many times I have written about the Closer Connection Exception Statement (Form 8840) filing for visitors to the United States ­ including Canadians! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Update Issue 50
CSA Update Issue 50 Introducing your new President... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 50
President’s Message Issue 50 An inaugural message from CSA President Gerry Brissenden. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 50
Government Relations Report Issue 50 Review the CSA's current advocacy initiatives. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 50
Executive Director's Report Issue 50 Lawrence talks about his new initiatives on the front line with the CSA. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 50
Letter from the Editor Issue 50 Today is Mother's Day, or at least it was when I sat down to write this Editor's note. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/415/Letter-from-the-Editor-Issue-50  

CSA Articles - Foreign Investment in Real Property
Foreign Investment in Real Property Dear Bird Talk, In your last publication you published an article entitled "Changes in Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act" and stated that if a Canadian citizen is selling U.S. property over $300,000 U.S....
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CSA Articles - Satellite Confusion
Satellite Confusion Many members have asked us if it is legal to use their Canadian satellite system in the U.S., and vice versa. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Your Automobile Insurance NIGHTMARE
Your Automobile Insurance NIGHTMARE You bought a nice new car a few years ago and have taken very good care of it. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - In My Own Name: A Memoir
In My Own Name: A Memoir In My Own Name: A Memoir Maureen McTeer (Random House Canada, 329 pages, $37.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - A Tribute to Retiring CSA President Ellen White
A Tribute to Retiring CSA President Ellen White For the past two years, the CSA has been guided by our version of the "Iron Lady." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Directors' Tribute
CSA Directors' Tribute At the Annual General Meeting on Jan. 14, 2004, we not only inaugurate a new board of directors, we say good-bye to some who have helped guide the association over the years. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Andropause: Ironing out the Bumps on Life's Road
Andropause: Ironing out the Bumps on Life's Road While there is much written about female menopause, a similar phenomenon called andropause occurs in many men, and has recently attracted considerable research and attention. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 49
Letter from the Editor Issue 49 Early this morning, as I arrived for work, I was greeted by about thirty Canada Geese who had stopped for a rest on their way South. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 49
President's Message Issue 49 I always laugh when I'm greeted with the phrase "What's new?" For the past two years every single day has brought something new. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 49
Government Relations Report Issue 49 For the past six years, it has been my honour to chair the Canadian Snowbird Association's Government Relations Committee. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Survey Trends
Survey Trends One thousand three hundred and eighteen snowbirds took the time to complete the eight page survey in our recent CSANews. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Will the Strong Dollar be Influential?
Will the Strong Dollar be Influential? The Canadian dollar is the strongest it has been against the U.S. dollar for many a year and it has many snowbirds looking forward to spending the winter in the sunny south without counting their pennies­ or...
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 49
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 49 Hi folks! Have you ever taken an extended tour by coach? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Changes in the FIRPTA
Changes in the FIRPTA Changes in the Foreign Real Property Tax Act. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - BC Residency Questions Finally Answered!
BC Residency Questions Finally Answered! As a direct result of the extensive efforts of the CSA, we have finally received a policy letter from the government of British Columbia regarding the six month residency requirement for BC health care...
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CSA Articles - Crossing the Border: Leave Your Meat at Home
Crossing the Border: Leave Your Meat at Home We've been getting many calls asking what kind of meat you can take over the border for you trip. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Nomination Slate
CSA Nomination Slate On January 14, 2004, the Canadian Snowbird Association will inaugurate its Board of Directors for the 2004-2006 term of office. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Board ­ Directors at Large
CSA Board ­ Directors at Large CSA Board ­ Directors at Large. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - AOL User Fee and How to Get Around Them
AOL User Fee and How to Get Around Them As many services come of age, they evolve their pricing strategies, and you, the customer, begins to see the start of nickel-and-diming practices. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Teacups and Sticky Buns ­ Mom's Story
Teacups and Sticky Buns ­ Mom's Story Teacups and Sticky Buns ­ Mom's Story TOM CULLIGAN (CULLIGAN PUBLISHING, 272 PAGES, $19.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Fast Facts Issue 49
Fast Facts Issue 49 Deals for Canadians visitng Western US States, and more... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Senior Power
Senior Power Lifestyle Improvements for seniors in Ontario. Ontario's new Seniors' Tax Credit and proposed legislation to end mandatory retirement. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - OMEGA-3 Oils
OMEGA-3 Oils Eating enough fish? Some fats are actually good for you. Omega-3 Oils: healthy fats you can't afford to lose. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Australia
Australia Australia ... the name itself conjures up images of a world far away, isolated in its existence. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 48
President's Message Issue 48 This past summer, as we told you in the last newsletter, has been a very active one for the CSA. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 48
Government Relations Report Issue 48 As you have read read from Ellen White's president's report, she and our executive director have just returned from a political tour of our provinces and territories, meeting with government representatives,...
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CSA Articles - Planning a Can/Am Event, Canada or Provincial Day?
Planning a Can/Am Event, Canada or Provincial Day? I'm sure that most of you who are involved in the planning of social events during your stay in the sunbelt are now busy gathering your Canada souvenirs and other items to be used as hand-outs and...
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CSA Articles - Canada Clubs! Issue 48
Canada Clubs! Issue 48 American/Canadian Days at Cypress Lakes and Outdoor Resorts - Canada Day Celebration. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSANews: Fun and Games
CSANews: Fun and Games Dear Bird Talk; My favourite section of the CSA magazine has always been the Fun & Games page. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Vehicle Insurance and Licensing
Vehicle Insurance and Licensing Dear Bird Talk, I spend four winter months in Florida and am getting tired of the return drive. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Garden
The Garden The Garden Freeman Patterson (Key Porter, 192 pages, $45.00) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbirding in Cuba
Snowbirding in Cuba Cuba's most important tourism company - Cubanacán - has developed a comprehensive proposal for your winter stay abroad. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Islet Cell Transplantation
Islet Cell Transplantation A new procedure that revolutionizes the treatment of Diabetes. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 47
Letter from the Editor Issue 47 Happy Birthday, Canada! Happy Birthday, United States of America! It must be summertime – wonderful fireworks shows, sweltering days in the sun and beautiful flowers, everywhere. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 47
President's Message Issue 47 This spring has been very busy! Now that our politicians have had time to "digest" our Canadian Travellers' Report Card, it's time for the real work to begin. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 47
Government Relations Report Issue 47 In the winter edition of CSA News, we included tear-out cards to be mailed to our premiers and prime minister. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Sometimes It Takes a Small Comment
Sometimes It Takes a Small Comment Sometimes it takes a small comment to tell you that you are on the right track. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Do Not Call List
Do Not Call List Recently the United States government made the Do Not Call Registry available nationally. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Going Down South - Q & A
Going Down South - Q & A Questions about visiting the U.S.? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Travel Insurance Rates and the US Dollar
Travel Insurance Rates and the US Dollar Dear Bird Talk, I hope that the 2003/2004 rates are going to reflect the increase in the Canadian dollar against the US$. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Medipac
Medipac Dear Mr. Quigley, I do not have any suggestions to improve Medipac. I am quite happy with the way it is working and the service it provides...I am a firm believer in insurance. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Joy of Writing
The Joy of Writing The Joy of Writing A guide for writers, disguised as a literary memoir Pierre Berton (Doubleday Canada 328 pages, $34.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - FDA, eh?
FDA, eh? Many have heard said of experimental drugs, "it has reached FDA approval"...but the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is an American outfit. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Health-Care Funding
Health-Care Funding Health care funding responsibilities what's all the fuss about? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 46
Government Relations Report Issue 46 In early March, we received some extremely welcome news ­ the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS), formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) rescinded the proposed changes to...
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CSA Articles - It is time to get serious!
It is time to get serious! During the many social events I visited throughout Florida, I must admit that I was impressed with the positive attitude of most Canadians. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - It Is Just Not Fair
It Is Just Not Fair Insurance, as we all know, is just a game of averages. We each pay our premiums and hope that we will never have to make a claim. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Permanent Resident Card for Non-Canadian Citizens
Permanent Resident Card for Non-Canadian Citizens Permanent residents of Canada who travel abroad and wish to re-enter Canada must have a valid Permanent Resident Card (PRC). - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Visa Requirements for Canadian Landed Immigrants
Visa Requirements for Canadian Landed Immigrants As of March 17, 2003, all landed immigrants and permanent residents of Canada must possess a non-immigrant visa as well as a valid passport to enter the United States. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - CSA Appoints Quebec Director
CSA Appoints Quebec Director The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Roland Belanger of Gatineau, Quebec to the position of director-at-large for the province of Quebec. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Rule: Trading Stocks from the US
Snowbird Rule: Trading Stocks from the US Dear Bird Talk, I'm finding out much to my chagrin, that it is illegal for Value Line, an arm of the RBC and with whom I have my portfolio, to allow me to trade whilst I am in Florida, which is for six...
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CSA Articles - Bringing Meat Across the Border
Bringing Meat Across the Border Dear Bird Talk, We returned to Canada on April 7 after our winter in Arizona, crossing at the Coutts, Alberta/Sweetgrass, Montana border station. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The News Broadcasts That Kept Us Tuned In
The News Broadcasts That Kept Us Tuned In We Interrupt This Program: The News Broadcasts That Kept Us Tuned In RAJ AHLUWALIA, STEWART HOUSE PUBLISHING, 172 PAGES, 2 CDS, $45.00 - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Millitary Support
Millitary Support The Canadian Government has decided to assist the USA in the war against terrorism: - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Considering Romanow
Considering Romanow An initial interpretation of the future of Health Care in Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Canadian Travellers' Report Card 2002
The Canadian Travellers' Report Card 2002 The CSA releases their federal, territorial and provincial grades. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA AGM Notice 2003
CSA AGM Notice 2003 CSA AGM Notice 2003 - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 45
President's Message Issue 45 How time flies! It is hard to believe that so much can happen in a few short months. It was in April, while on our way back to Canada, that the story on the new INS regulations broke. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 45
Government Relations Report Issue 45 After two-and-a-half years of research and hard work, the CSA Travellers' Report Card was released to various levels of government and the media on October 22, 2002. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Roman-Ow! And Portability
Roman-Ow! And Portability "A recommendation to destroy one of the five Supporting Pillars of the Canada Health Act." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - It's Reminder Time!
It's Reminder Time! It's that time of year when I like to remind you about certain programs and activities that could be important to you. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Testaments of Honour
Testaments of Honour Testaments of Honour: Personal Histories of Canada's War veterans BLAKE HEATHCOTE (DOUBLEDAY CANADA, 340 PAGES, $45.00) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - British Commonwealth and Visas for the US
British Commonwealth and Visas for the US Canadian residents who are actually citizens of British Commonwealth countries will likely be required to apply for a visitor's visa for visits to the United States that exceed thirty days. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Don't be Fooled by Imitations!
Don't be Fooled by Imitations! There have been several organizations attempting to take advantage of our SNOWBIRD name. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Driving South
Driving South Warm fall days, cool October evenings, dew on the early morning grass; as the weather changes, many of us - whether full-time Snowbirds, Winter Texans or Southern Visitors - will be thinking about our winter in the sun... it's time to...
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CSA Articles - Watching the Romanow Commission
Watching the Romanow Commission What will become of the future of health care? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canadian Travellers' Report Card 2002
Canadian Travellers' Report Card 2002 Provincial grades are released by the CSA. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 44
Letter from the Editor Issue 44 Well, we're back! Hopefully you will have had time to read our Summer issue which was really delivered in the Fall, as you obviously noticed. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 44
President's Message Issue 44 Canadian Travellers' Report Card... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 44
Government Relations Report Issue 44 The Canadian Travellers' Report Card was a two-year undertaking that, while now drawing to a close in one way, will open doors in another. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Thanks, Patsy!
Thanks, Patsy! I was speaking with Patsy Clyke, Medipac's Vice President of Operations, today, and I was trying to determine what questions were being asked of our staff, on the phones. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 44
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 44 Hi Folks! The Ontario Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations have come and gone for another year. The quality of sponsors and entertainment just continues to amaze me. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Want to Find a Couple of Bucks?
Want to Find a Couple of Bucks? It is hunting season in some parts of Canada and the U.S. and this winter season as a Canadian Snowbird (whether you're a hunter or not) you will probably be hunting to find special discounts to save a couple of...
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CSA Articles - Farley (The Life of Farley Mowat)
Farley (The Life of Farley Mowat) Farley (The Life of Farley Mowat) BY JAMES KING (HARPER, FLAMINGO CANADA, 371 PAGES, $37.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Martin Downs Golf & Country
Martin Downs Golf & Country Dear Bird Talk, Enclosed please find a photo taken on our "Canada Day" in February at our golf club Martin Downs Golf & Country Club in Palm City FL. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Royal Canadian Legion
Royal Canadian Legion Dear Don Slinger, Regarding the gentleman who just received a disability pension through the Royal Canadian Legion. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 43
Government Relations Report Issue 43 There's never really a "restful" time for members of the CSA board of directors. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Staying In Touch
Staying In Touch A CSA Online success story. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Why Don't They Do Something About It?
Why Don't They Do Something About It? How many times have you heard that said? And who are 'they' anyway? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA AGM Notice 2003
CSA AGM Notice 2003 CSA AGM Notice 2003 - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 43
Letter from the Editor Issue 43 We have all watched in frustration, over the past number of years, as the Provincial Governments have slowly eroded our Canadian medical care system and the Federal Government continues to give their tacit approval to...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 43
President's Message Issue 43 In addition to a gavel, I think that the CSA should provide a pair of roller skates to every new director of the association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 43
Executive Director's Report Issue 43 Life around CSA's head office has been extremely busy this past spring and summer. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 43
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 43 School days... School days... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Have you heard this before?
Have you heard this before? I'm sure that, on many occasions, you've heard it said that "Canadian snowbirds are very conservative" (notice I didn't say cheap) when it comes to spending their money. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus West Nile Virus... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - How a Search Engine Works 101
How a Search Engine Works 101 I wish it were easy to search for things on the Web - someone would simply point a finger and exclaim ... there. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Border Guard
Border Guard Certain offices of the United States Government have requested that the CSA keep track of border crossing incidents that go a little over the line. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Awards
President's Awards Throughout the years, the Canadian Snowbird Association has been fortunate to work with a team of volunteers who have given unselfishly of their time and energies. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA's 10th Anniversary
CSA's 10th Anniversary 10th Anniversary: A review of a decade of action by the CSA. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - You can make a difference
You can make a difference In the fall 2001 issue of CSA News, editor Ross Quigley noted that the outpouring of kindness, selflessness and caring following the events of Sept. 11 would impact our lives forever. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA AGM 2002
CSA AGM 2002 On January 30, 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association held its 10th annual meeting in Lakeland, Florida. President Bob Jackson chaired the meeting and welcomed all members, directors and their spouses. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 42
Letter from the Editor Issue 42 From the CSA's humble beginnings in Lakeland, Florida in March of 1992, an exciting decade of action followed. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 42
President's Message Issue 42 Members of the Canadian Snowbird Association, I can think of no better way to start my first president's report than with a heartfelt thank you. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 42
Government Relations Report Issue 42 It's good to be back ­ as much as we all enjoy escaping the cold, there is no place like home. I hope you all had a safe and healthy winter. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 42
Executive Director's Report Issue 42 CSA concerned regarding hassles at the borders. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 42
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 42 Today we mourn the passing of a good friend, by the name of Common Sense - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canada Clubs! Issue 42
Canada Clubs! Issue 42 If a picture says a thousand words, I have already exceeded my quota for this issue of the CSA News. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Web: That's Entertainment!
The Web: That's Entertainment! We have all surfed from site to site and viewed countless pages of information that we have used. Have we tried using our computers as a new platform for entertainment? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Your Favourite Volunteers
Your Favourite Volunteers Dear Bird Talk, Thank you, CSA members and non-members from Canada and Florida, who recently voted us "Your Favourite Volunteers." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - On the Road
On the Road I left Florida heading toward the Canadian border, when I decided to stop at a comfort station. The first stall was occupied, so I went to the second one. I was no sooner seated than I heard a voice from the next stall: - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Bob Jackson: A President's President
Bob Jackson: A President's President A tribute to our retiring President Bob Jackson. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - An Open Letter to Commissioner Roy Romanow
An Open Letter to Commissioner Roy Romanow On April 4, 2001, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and Health Minister Allan Rock announced the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada. Within 20 minutes of the announcement, the CSA made initial...
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CSA Articles - Delta Airlines ­Flight 15
Delta Airlines ­Flight 15 A moving first-hand account of a flight which was diverted to Gander, NFLD. on September 11th. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Farewell to our Retiring Board Members
Farewell to our Retiring Board Members With the upcoming inauguration of the new Board of Directors, we must sadly bid farewell to some visionaries who helped make the CSA what it is today. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Introducing Your New CSA Board of Directors
Introducing Your New CSA Board of Directors On January 30, 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association's acclaimed nominated slate will be inaugurated as its Board of Directors for the 2002-2004. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Board - Directors at Large
CSA Board - Directors at Large On January 30, 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association's acclaimed nominated slate will be inaugurated as its Board of Directors for the 2002-2004. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA AGM Notice 2002
CSA AGM Notice 2002 he Annual Meeting of Canadian SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (Canadian Corporation) and Canadian SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (Florida Corporation) will be held at Youkey Hall, Lakeland Center, Lakeland, Florida on the 30th day of...
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 41
President’s Message Issue 41 This is going into my 10th year on the CSA board of directors and, for the past four years, I have had the honour of being president of this great national association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 41
Government Relations Report Issue 41 On November 8, 2001, a delegation from the Canadian Snowbird Association was invited to attend and present at the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology to discuss the Association's...
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report
Executive Director's Report This past fall, both the U.S. and Canadian media constantly and strongly queried us as to whether snowbirds still planned to head south following the events of September 11th. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 90% of Snowbirds Not Intimidated by Terrorism
90% of Snowbirds Not Intimidated by Terrorism Ninety per cent of Canadian snowbirds not intimidated by terrorism. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Hedging the Dollar
Hedging the Dollar Things have changed financially for Canadian snowbirds as at no time we have ever seen in the past. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Shopping Online for Gifts!
Shopping Online for Gifts! By the time you read this column, I will have finished my Christmas shopping and already decorated our home to celebrate the year's most important holiday. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Fotheringham's Fictionary of Facts & Follies
Fotheringham's Fictionary of Facts & Follies Fotheringham's Fictionary of Facts & Follies BY ALLAN FOTHERINGHAM (KEY PORTER BOOKS, 316 PAGES $34.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Quebec Passport Changes
Quebec Passport Changes Effective immediately, the province of Quebec will no longer accept birth certificates, issued prior to 1994, as valid proof of identity to obtain a passport. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Standard General Election Date
Standard General Election Date Dear Bird Talk, Am I missing something here, or are you and some CSA members spending too much time in the United States and thus losing touch with our parliamentary system? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Believe It or Not
Believe It or Not The following transcript was found on the Internet of an alleged conversation between a US naval ship and the Canadian authorities off Newfoundland in 1995. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Texas Deals
Texas Deals The Texas department of economic development has once again put out their publication "Buckaroo Bucks," which provides Texas-sized savings for Canadian travellers. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Preparing for This Year's Border Crossing
Preparing for This Year's Border Crossing At the time of this update, the turmoil in the U.S. is still painfully fresh and there has been much discussion about our shared border. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Elder Abuse
Elder Abuse Dr. Elizabeth Podnieks, one of Canada's leading authorities on elder abuse speaks out. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 40
President’s Message Issue 40 Tuesday, September 11, 2001 was a sombre and painful wake-up call for us all. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 40
Government Relations Report Issue 40 Bureaucracy. Red tape. Any way you say it, it still adds up to the same thing. Delays. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 40
Executive Director's Report Issue 40 Last month, I attended a very insightful three-day international conference on Technology and Aging, the first of its kind. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canada Clubs! Issue 40
Canada Clubs! Issue 40 Canada Clubs! Issue 40 - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Bearing Up in Bad Times
Bearing Up in Bad Times No one could have anticipated the $5 trillion U.S+ drop in equity markets, the massive drop in interest rates and GIC returns, and the horror of the barbaric terrorist assault on all of us when the planes were hijacked in the...
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CSA Articles - Standard Election Dates
Standard Election Dates Dear Bird Talk, Your Spring Issue 38 makes reference to voting problems experienced by our CSA members in November 2000. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 39
Government Relations Report Issue 39 Travellers Bill of Rights On May 31, 2001, the Canadian Snowbird Association had a truly groundbreaking day. Key representatives of our association met with six Ontario cabinet members and their political staff....
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CSA Articles - Border Relief?
Border Relief? Hope comes in the form of an announcement that a joint study group will look at how to open the borders and create more of a North American community. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nominated Slate for 2002-2004 Board of Directors
Nominated Slate for 2002-2004 Board of Directors The following candidates have been selected by the CSA Nominating Committee as the individuals recommended to form CSA's next board of directors. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Board - Directors at Large
CSA Board - Directors at Large The following candidates have been selected by the CSA Nominating Committee as the individuals recommended to form CSA's next board of directors. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - And the Survey Says...2001
And the Survey Says...2001 Amazing! CSA members are the most dedicated and committed people we have ever seen in any organization. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 39
Letter from the Editor Issue 39 Where has our summer gone? The days seem to just slip by so quickly and effortlessly. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 39
President’s Message Issue 39 It has always been a strong belief of mine, that those who volunteer their time to further or enhance the work of any cause should be recognized. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Your Thoughts and Questions Answered
Your Thoughts and Questions Answered I recently received a very thoughtful letter from a retired actuary who had worked for many years in the Canadian insurance industry. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - You Are Far Too Nice!
You Are Far Too Nice! When you called this toll-free number 1-877-633-4722, to order the CSA table placemats for that pot-luck dinner, picnic, Canada Day, sports tournament or whatever else you're planning or simply attending this winter in the...
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 39
Executive Director's Report Issue 39 The lazy hot days of late summer may be here, but your CSA board and staff are very busy working on various projects that will strengthen our association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA AGM Notice 2002
CSA AGM Notice 2002 The Annual Meeting of Canadian SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (Canadian Corporation) and Canadian SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (Florida Corporation) will be held at the LAKELAND CENTER, 700 West Lemon Street, Lakeland, Florida on the...
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CSA Articles - Fit to Be Tied ­Ontario's Murderous Past
Fit to Be Tied ­Ontario's Murderous Past Fit to Be Tied ­ Ontario's Murderous Past BY TERRY BOYLE (POLAR BEAR PRESS, $19.95. 192 PAGES) Castles & Kings ­ Ontario's Mansions and the People Who Lived in Them BY RON BROWN (POLAR BEAR PRESS. $19.95,...
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CSA Articles - Why you need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Why you need Adobe Acrobat Reader. There is no doubt that if you are an Internet user, you have come across a need for Acrobat Reader to view information you have downloaded. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Of Interest to Snowbirds
Of Interest to Snowbirds A quick glance at info and news of interest to snowbirds. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - In Memoriam: Derek Morrison
In Memoriam: Derek Morrison Medipac International and the Canadian Snowbird Association lost a close friend and colleague last month. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Real Mexico
The Real Mexico CSA's Ellen White discovers the Mexico you won't find in travel brochures. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 38
President's Message Issue 38 It has been a very eventful winter for the Canadian Snowbird Association and I'm very proud of all that we've accomplished. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Early Bird Issues
Early Bird Issues Insurance companies hate to set premium rates without ALL the claims information from the previous year, and the year before, and the year before that. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 38
Government Relations Report Issue 38 This past winter has been exceptionally busy for the entire CSA board of directors ­ and the government relations committee is still working overtime! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - You could have fooled me!
You could have fooled me! There might be fewer of you Canadian snowbirds spending the winter in the sun belt, but boy, oh boy, are you active! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Health Hazard Alert
Health Hazard Alert The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, in April 2001, issued a warning on Autumn Monkshood, a perennial plant that is, or was, available at nurseries in British Columbia and Ontario and had improper labeling. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - CSA Annual General Meeting 2001
CSA Annual General Meeting 2001 It was an historic occasion for the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Instant Messenger - More than just e-mail!
Instant Messenger - More than just e-mail! If you've ever waited hours or days for someone to respond to e-mail messages, you might benefit from using an Instant Messenger (IM). - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Medical Screening - It's Common Sense
Medical Screening - It's Common Sense It just makes sense. Medical sense, Cost sense, Peace of Mind sense and Common sense. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 37
Letter from the Editor Issue 37 Well, our millennium year is coming to a close. Y2K is simply a footnote in our history and the Internet has taken over our world, as we know it. What a year! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The PSA Controversy
The PSA Controversy The PSA test: the controversy comes home to the CSA. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA AGM Notice 2001
CSA AGM Notice 2001 CSA Annual General Meeting January 17, 2001 in Lakeland Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 37
President's Message Issue 37 When an artist completes a painting or a sculpture, he or she has the luxury of taking a step back to appreciate the work that has gone into the making of the masterpiece. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 37
Government Relations Report Issue 37 Your CSA Government Relations Committee has been busy over the last few months, and we are happy to report some real progress for our efforts. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Placemats are Back!
Placemats are Back! Last year, we provided a whopping 143,000 dinner-table placemats to Canadians and to our American friends wintering in the Sunbelt, and I'm happy to report that they are available again for this year. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - The New Tax World and the Retired Canadian
The New Tax World and the Retired Canadian Federal and provincial budgets in 2000 have shown a dramatic turnaround in surpluses and tax reductions. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 37
Executive Director's Report Issue 37 Being associated with the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) for the past eight years, and having had the opportunity to serve as a board member, the first vice-president and the association's executive...
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 37
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 37 I am writing this column in the first week of November, while Beth is busy packing for our winter months in Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Winter Texans' Snowbird Extravaganza
Winter Texans' Snowbird Extravaganza Dear Bird Talk: We are all aware that the letter "C" (as in C.S.A) stands for "Canadian", and as such I would like to comment on the remarks appearing in the summer issue of C.S.A. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - 'Tis the Season To Go Shopping
'Tis the Season To Go Shopping Last Christmas, I placed an order online for some gifts for my kids, with an Internet book retailer who shall remain nameless and, in spite of assurances from the site, the gifts did not arrive in time. - Snowbird Info...
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CSA Articles - Discount Booklets
Discount Booklets Arizona Canadian Cactus Days Discount Program booklet, offering discounts on everything from accommodations, tours, restaurants, etc. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Grass Roots Advocacy Campaign
CSA Grass Roots Advocacy Campaign As discussed in the last issue of CSA NEWS, we are requesting a "call to action" by the CSA membership to directly contact your local and federal politicians regarding various important CSA issues. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - The Border "Mind Game"
The Border "Mind Game" Preparing for potential stress when crossing the U.S. border. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Wow, Where Did Summer Go?
Wow, Where Did Summer Go? Here it is September, I'm already scheduling Canadian events to visit during this winter and I wanted to tell you about some events that I visited last winter. As the saying goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words," so,...
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CSA Articles - Securities Rules Change to Benefit Snowbirds
Securities Rules Change to Benefit Snowbirds Under existing U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules, it has been technically illegal for Canadian snowbirds in the U.S. to issue trading and investment instructions to their financial advisor or...
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CSA Articles - Jerry Waterall...the CSA's Secret Weapon
Jerry Waterall...the CSA's Secret Weapon One thing about our CSA volunteers ­ they know how to get the job done. Last year, when Jerry Waterall took centre stage in organizing our volunteers for the Yuma, Arizona, Winter Information Meeting, we...
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CSA Articles - Stockwell Day: His Life and Politics
Stockwell Day: His Life and Politics Stockwell Day: His Life and Politics BY CLAIRE HOY (STODDARD=T, $19.95, 176 PAGES) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Fast Facts Issue 36
Fast Facts Issue 36 You can find information on just about anything on the Internet. The following is just a sample of what can be found when you use a search engine and a little curiosity. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA AGM Report 2000
CSA AGM Report 2000 The Canadian Snowbird Association reached another milestone when the annual general meeting was held on the second day of the Extravaganza in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 23,2000. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Snowbird Border Crossing Kit
The Snowbird Border Crossing Kit Entering the United States is rarely a problem for snowbirds who are Canadian citizens. Yet, being aggressively questioned by a United States Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) officer or denied entry can...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 35
President's Message Issue 35 For many of us across the country, it's been a decidedly wet summer...but it's a summer at home in Canada to which nothing can compare! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 35
Government Relations Report Issue 35 Since our last issue of the CSA NEWS, your CSA Government Relations Committee has been actively pursuing a number of advocacy matters which are described below. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - What happened to Canada News?
What happened to Canada News? This is a question that I've been asked many times since "The Weekly Newspaper Keeping Canadians In the Sunbelt Informed" stopped publishing last February after 18 years of providing a valuable service to Canadian...
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CSA Articles - Chaos!
Chaos! Canada's medicare system is under stress! More than $4 billion dollars have been cut from the provincial transfers to the provinces, and these monies were used primarily for education, and guess what ­ medicare. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Selling Property in the US
Selling Property in the US Dear Birdtalk, Do you have information regarding taxes (both U.S. & Canadian) when a Canadian sells a condo in Florida? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Texas Visitors
Texas Visitors Canada is the second-largest source of international visitors to Texas and Mexico. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 34
President's Message Issue 34 As we settle in for our winter in warmer climates, the CSA is gearing up for a very busy winter. For your executive and directors, our winters are far busier than our summers back home in Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 34
Government Relations Report Issue 34 On December 7, 1999 CSA President Bob Jackson and CSA general counsel Wallace J.D. Weylie will be in Washington D.C. to meet with Rep. Bill McCollum, R-Longwood regarding House Bill 184 or also known as the...
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CSA Articles - Sorry, but you need a Green Card!
Sorry, but you need a Green Card! My previous column about my working at Walt Disney World last summer generated quite a few phone calls about the legality of a Canadian snowbird working 'part time' in the U.S. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 34
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 34 Hi Folks! Lest we forget. A simple three-word phrase repeated by many but understood by few. What better time for a veteran of the Second World War to reflect than on Remembrance Day. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - The Perils of Polly
The Perils of Polly We recently received a letter from a member who had encountered problems while trying to cross into the U.S. with his pet parrot. Crossing with a bird carries different requirements than crossing with a dog or cat. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - 68 Cents US
68 Cents US Dear Bird Talk, Dave Hunter says the Canadian dollar is valued between 65 and 68 cents U.S. - that surely is the value we see on TV. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 33
Letter from the Editor Issue 33 Happy Thanksgiving! It has just occurred to me that many snowbirds have the rare pleasure of celebrating Thanksgiving Day twice, once in Canada and once in the United States. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canada Clubs! Issue 33
Canada Clubs! Issue 33 Whenever a Canadian hangs his or her hat during the winter months, you can be sure that there's a Canadian Club close by. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Survival Guide
Snowbird Survival Guide SURVIVING THE U.S. DOLLAR In another time, the Canadian dollar was worth a lot of money . . . $1.05 U.S. We loved it; Canadians would head off to the U.S. border to enjoy weekend shopping sprees. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 33
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 33 20 Pre-departure Tips to Simplify Your Life. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 33
President's Message Issue 33 Time to Hit the Trails Well, we're packing up again. It feels like the summers fly by faster each year there's so much to do once we get home, that it's time to start heading south again even before we know it. -...
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CSA Articles - Simplify Your Financial Life
Simplify Your Financial Life To enjoy a happier and more enjoyable financial life in retirement, it seems that an old adage needs to be followed: Less is more! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 33
Executive Director's Report Issue 33 The Canadian Snowbird Association Board of Directors held their fall meeting in Toronto in late September. All directors attended, with the exception of your Alberta director, Carol Brown-Heutinck and British...
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CSA Articles - Y2K and the Traveller
Y2K and the Traveller The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has published a booklet titled, Journey in Y2K: Advice for Canadians Travelling Abroad. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Money Orders
Money Orders Dear Bird Talk, I also had the same problems as Kenneth Ramsay. A teller in St. Pete's, Florida told me, a Canadian money order could bounce like a cheque. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Travelling On Line
Travelling On Line This year, when making your list of 'Things to do before I leave,' be sure to include 'Set up Computer.' - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 62
Letter from the Editor Issue 62 It’s almost overwhelming! We fought, and cajoled, and begged the Liberal federal government for almost 15 years to listen to CSA’s needs. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 8840 – To File or Not to File
8840 – To File or Not to File If you have been spending an extensive amount of time in the United States over the last few years, it is imperative that you take the Substantial Presence Test and determine if you should file an 8840 with the I.R.S....
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 62
President's Message Issue 62 I have now begun my final year as president of our association. It started off with plenty of travel and many meetings. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 62
Government Relations Report Issue 62 I am happy to report that there has been a significant development in one of our most important areas of ongoing government advocacy. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Meets with Minister of Health
CSA Meets with Minister of Health The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, writes to the provinces and territories concerning the Canada Health Act. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 62
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 62 Hi Folks! It’s great to report that Beth and I attended the recent Snowbird Extravaganza and CSA Annual General Meeting in Lakeland, Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - In Memoriam - Don Slinger
In Memoriam - Don Slinger CSANews regrets to announce the passing of Donald Slinger. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Dwayne and Catherine Johns
Dwayne and Catherine Johns Dwayne Alwyn Johns started life and his career in Canada's Midwest. When he graduated from Brandon Collegiate Institute, he was not yet old enough for the Armed Forces (the Second World War was underway), so the teenager...
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CSA Articles - National Seniors' Council
National Seniors' Council National council to advise government on seniors' issues. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Blood Cholesterol - Keeping it Normal
Blood Cholesterol - Keeping it Normal Many decades of research have proved that a high level of cholesterol in the blood exposes one to a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease, especially heart attack and stroke. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Blood Glucose and Cholesterol Measurement Units in U.S.
Blood Glucose and Cholesterol Measurement Units in U.S. If you are diabetic or have high cholesterol, and travel to the U.S., you are probably aware that blood glucose readings and lipids in the U.S. are measured as milligrams per decilitre, or...
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CSA Articles - Oral health is important to your overall health
Oral health is important to your overall health (NC)-Research shows there is a relationship between oral disease and other health problems such as diabetes and certain kinds of pneumonia. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Wine Pairing
Wine Pairing The beginning of spring is heralded by the return of the robin, the blooming of the forsythia and the uncovering and cleaning of the barbecue. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Investment is Mutual
The Investment is Mutual Three academics from the Harvard Business School studied 50,000 mutual funds in 18 countries. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - GHIP Reimbursement
GHIP Reimbursement Dear Bird Talk, I know you have received many letters regarding out-of-country medical expenses submitted to OHIP, but I thought your readers might be interested in my experience. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - EBay and Paypal Payments
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 Canadian credit card for delivery to my temporary U.S. address. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Florida Homesteaders Exemption
Florida Homesteaders Exemption Dear Bird Talk: I’m one of the many snowbirds that own a small one-bedroom condo (600 sq. ft.) in Pinellas County, Treasure Island Florida. In the year 2005 our taxes were increased by a staggering 142 % or $1622.12....
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CSA Articles - CSA President's Award
CSA President's Award CSA President’s Award The president and board of directors is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s CSA PRESIDENT’S AWARD. Instituted in 2003, the award recognizes members who have served the CSA in an...
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CSA Articles - Yukon
Yukon During the first few years of that golden heyday, Dawson City flourished, growing from a few tented shelters into a community of almost 40,000. Ladies had joined the men too, providing much-needed services such as cooking, sewing, laundering...
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CSA Articles - Residency and Drug Policy Changes for Ontario Residents
Residency and Drug Policy Changes for Ontario Residents Tampa, Florida: The Honourable Mike Harris, Premier of Ontario, announced two important changes involving Ontario residency and drug policy issues during his keynote address at Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - CSA to Promote Mail-in Ballots for Federal Election
CSA to Promote Mail-in Ballots for Federal Election Hundreds of Thousands of Canadians absent on Election Day November 27, 2000 Canadian Snowbird Association to Promote Mail-in Ballots - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Healthcare Issues Swept Under the Rug
Healthcare Issues Swept Under the Rug Toronto, Ontario: “The party leaders have buried their heads in the sand to avoid answering our question on a key healthcare issue. If they can ignore 200,000 Canadians BEFORE the election, heaven help us for...
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CSA Articles - Thousands of Voters to Rely on Snail Mail
Thousands of Voters to Rely on Snail Mail Toronto, ON Although they may be in a warmer climate, the timing of the March 12 election may leave Alberta's snowbirds in the cold. By calling an election prior to mid-April, Premier Klein has made it very...
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CSA Articles - Throne Speech Defends Rights of Canadian Travellers
Throne Speech Defends Rights of Canadian Travellers Toronto, ON -- In an unexpected and unprecedented move, Governor General Adrienne Clarkson has, in the Speech from the Throne, firmly put the support of the Federal Government behind the...
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CSA Articles - Breakthrough in Healthcare Appears Imminent
Breakthrough in Healthcare Appears Imminent Langley, BC - Trusting the new government to keep its word, the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is cheering a long-sought-after change in the BC healthcare front. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - PC Party and NDP to Comply with Canada Health Act
PC Party and NDP to Comply with Canada Health Act Toronto, ON - After years of negotiation, The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) has received a positive response from Ralph Klein's PC Party regarding Alberta's compliance with the Portability...
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CSA Articles - BC Liberal Leader Promises Canada Health Act Reform
BC Liberal Leader Promises Canada Health Act Reform Toronto - Canada's most blatant display of contempt for the Canada Health Act (CHA) is set to end should the Liberal Party under the leadership of Gordon Campbell, come to power on May 16. -...
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CSA Articles - Proposed Change to U.S. B-2 Visitor Regulation
Proposed Change to U.S. B-2 Visitor Regulation Toronto, ON - The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) has reacted swiftly to the proposed changes to the B-2 visitors regulation by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). -...
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CSA Articles - Romanow Proposes Discriminatory Change
Romanow Proposes Discriminatory Change North York, Ontario: Former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow has proposed changing the Canada Health Act to limit funding for travelling Canadians who require emergency medical care outside of Canada. -...
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CSA Articles - U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service Exempts Canadians
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service Exempts Canadians Toronto, ON -- After months of speculation and confusion resulting from proposed visa regulation changes by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), Canadian travellers can...
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CSA Articles - CSA Appears Before U.S. House Small Business Committee
CSA Appears Before U.S. House Small Business Committee Toronto, ON - The Canadian Snowbird Association has secured a promise from Representative Manzullo, head of the House Small Business Committee that a letter exempting Canadians from the proposed...
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CSA Articles - CSA Cautiously Optimistic
CSA Cautiously Optimistic Toronto, ON - The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), representing 100,000 long-term travellers across the country, is celebrating now that Deputy Prime Minister John Manley has jumped into the INS proposed visitors visa...
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CSA Articles - Most Provinces Breaching the Canada Health Act
Most Provinces Breaching the Canada Health Act Only the Canadian territories are living up to the requirement of the Canada Health Act to provide portable, universal health care for the more than 47 million trips Canadians take abroad each year,...
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CSA Articles - Proposed Changes to U.S. B-2 Visitors' Visa Shelved
Proposed Changes to U.S. B-2 Visitors' Visa Shelved Toronto, Ontario -- The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is celebrating the Bush administration's decision to withdraw a plan to possibly restrict visitors to the United States to just 30 days,...
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CSA Articles - CSA Rejects Election Call
CSA Rejects Election Call Toronto, ON -- The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) has reacted swiftly to the media rumours of a mid-April election call by Premier Landry. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Seniors Optimistic Upon Klein Victory
Seniors Optimistic Upon Klein Victory Toronto, On – Seniors are expressing optimism that the re-election of Ralph Klein and the Alberta Progressive Conservatives will lead to improved relations with the senior citizens of Alberta. - Snowbird Info...
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CSA Articles - Three Ways for Snowbirds to Vote in This Election
Three Ways for Snowbirds to Vote in This Election Ottawa, On - Friday, December 2, 2005 - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Jean-Pierre Kingsley, and the President of the Canadian Snowbird Association, Gerry Brissenden, jointly announced today...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds Flock to Lakeland Extravaganza
Snowbirds Flock to Lakeland Extravaganza Lakeland, FLA – The largest annual assembly of Canadians outside Canada is about to gather at the Snowbird Extravaganza. Thirty thousand Canadians will gather January 25 – 26 at the Lakeland Center in...
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CSA Articles - $75 Reimbursement Rate “Embarrassing”
$75 Reimbursement Rate “Embarrassing” Kamloops, BC – British Columbia’s estimated thirty thousand snowbirds are calling for an increase to the province’s out-of-country emergency medical services reimbursement rate. The $75 per day is the...
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CSA Articles - Most Provinces Breaching the Canada Health Act
Most Provinces Breaching the Canada Health Act Toronto, ON - Only the Canadian territories and the province of Prince Edward Island are living up to the requirement of the Canada Health Act to provide portable universal health care for the more than...
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CSA Articles - Florida Property Tax Reform
Florida Property Tax Reform As any property owner in the state of Florida is aware, non-full-time residents pay a disproportionate rate of property taxes versus their full-time resident neighbours due to Florida’s Homestead Act and the “save our...
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CSA Articles - Obtain a Passport and Travel Medical Insurance
Obtain a Passport and Travel Medical Insurance Toronto, ON – For the past five years, Canadians have been obtaining passports at an increasingly steady rate. In 2001/02, over 1.7 million passports were issued at a time when approximately 27 per...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Extravaganza - 2007
Snowbird Extravaganza - 2007 Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) president Gerry Brissenden, accompanied by CSA legal counsel Wallace Weylie, recently addressed the Florida Property Tax Reform Committee at their meeting in Tampa, Florida. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds Support National Seniors' Council
Snowbirds Support National Seniors' Council Toronto – Gerry Brissenden, president of the Canadian Snowbird Association expressed strong support for the creation of a National Seniors' Council. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Congresswoman Mary Bono to Attend Extravaganza
Congresswoman Mary Bono to Attend Extravaganza Toronto, Ontario: On February 20, 1999, the Palm Springs Convention Center will play host to thousands of American winter residents and Canadian snowbirds, all celebrating a camaraderie unique to those...
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CSA Articles - Branson, Missouri Superstars Perform Free Concerts
Branson, Missouri Superstars Perform Free Concerts Palm Springs, California: On February 20, 1999, the superstars of Branson, Missouri will perform throughout the afternoon at the Palm Springs Convention Center much to the delight of Canadian...
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CSA Articles - Canadians Migrate to Annual Florida Event
Canadians Migrate to Annual Florida Event Toronto, Ontario: The current upsurge in the Canadian dollar (today closing at 66.5 cents U.S.), combined with drastic drops in temperature has signalled a mass exodus of Canadians to warmer climates even...
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CSA Articles - Premier of Ontario to Attend Snowbird Extravaganza
Premier of Ontario to Attend Snowbird Extravaganza Tampa, Florida: The Honourable Mike Harris, Premier of Ontario (Canada) is expected to bring along good news for his province's snowbirds when he speaks at Snowbird Extravaganza this Friday, January...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Winter Texans Celebration
Canadian Winter Texans Celebration McAllen, Texas: On March 9, 1999, the McAllen International Civic Center will play host to thousands of Canadian Winter Texans, all celebrating a camaraderie unique to those enjoying the famed Texas hospitality. -...
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CSA Articles - Annual Celebration Returns to Indio
Annual Celebration Returns to Indio Indio, CA California Snowbird Extravaganza, the annual event that's anticipated by thousands of snowbirds and American winter residents in Southern California has found a new/old home. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Annual Event to Attract Thousands
Annual Event to Attract Thousands Mesa, AZ Canadian Snowbird Celebration is set to roll back into the Mesa Community and Conference Center on February 8, and this year, show organizers are anticipating record-setting attendance. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Winter Texans' Snowbird Celebration - 2 Days
Winter Texans' Snowbird Celebration - 2 Days South Padre Island, TX Citing too much Information, Education and Entertainment for one day, by show organizers, Winter Texans Snowbird Extravaganza is making the leap to a two-day event February 12...
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CSA Articles - CSA Winter Information and Entertainment Days
CSA Winter Information and Entertainment Days The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is going back to its roots with town hall meetings and you're cordially invited to attend! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Free Seniors’ Event Cancelled Due to Fire
Free Seniors’ Event Cancelled Due to Fire Due to a fire which destroyed two buildings next door to the Sanderson Centre in Brantford, the Brantford Snowbird Lifestyle Presentation, scheduled for Friday, September 24th, has been cancelled. -...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds Flock to Texas Extravaganza
Snowbirds Flock to Texas Extravaganza South Padre Island – One of the largest annual assemblies of Canadians outside Canada is about to gather at the Winter Texans’ Snowbird Extravaganza. Ten thousand Canadians are expected to gather February 7...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds Flock to Mesa Celebration
Snowbirds Flock to Mesa Celebration Mesa, AZ – One of the largest annual assemblies of Canadians outside Canada is about to gather at the Canadian Snowbird Celebration. Several thousand Canadians are expected Tuesday, February 15 at Mesa...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Information Meeting – Yuma
Snowbird Information Meeting – Yuma Yuma, AZ – The Canadian Snowbird Association is hosting a Winter Information Meeting in Yuma on February 17. The Winter Information Meeting is a mixture of information and entertainment for snowbirds. -...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Information Meeting – Indian Wells
Snowbird Information Meeting – Indian Wells Indian Wells, CA – The Canadian Snowbird Association is hosting a Winter Information Meeting in Indian Wells on February 21. The Winter Information Meeting is a mixture of advice and entertainment for...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Information Meeting – Palmetto
Snowbird Information Meeting – Palmetto Palmetto, FL – The Canadian Snowbird Association is hosting a Winter Information Meeting in Palmetto on Wednesday, March 2. The Winter Information Meeting is a mixture of advice and entertainment for...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Information Meeting – Panama City Beach
Snowbird Information Meeting – Panama City Beach Panama City Beach, FL – The Canadian Snowbird Association is hosting a Winter Information Meeting in Panama City Beach on Monday, February 28. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Governor Bush the Radio Guest of the CSA
Governor Bush the Radio Guest of the CSA Toronto, ON – Florida Governor John Ellis (Jeb) Bush will be the radio guest of Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) President Gerry Brissenden this Sunday. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds Flock to Lakeland Extravaganza
Snowbirds Flock to Lakeland Extravaganza Lakeland, FL – The largest annual assembly of Canadians outside Canada is about to gather at the Snowbird Extravaganza. Thirty thousand Canadians will gather January 25 – 26 at the Lakeland Center in Polk...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Information Meeting - Clearwater
Snowbird Information Meeting - Clearwater Clearwater, FL - The Canadian Snowbird Association is hosting a Winter Information Meeting in Clearwater on Friday, March 4. The Winter Information Meeting is a mixture of advice and entertainment for...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Information Meeting – Port Charlotte
Snowbird Information Meeting – Port Charlotte Port Charlotte, FL – The Canadian Snowbird Association is hosting a Winter Information Meeting in Port Charlotte on Wednesday, March 9. The Winter Information Meeting is a mixture of advice and...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Information Meeting – Titusville
Snowbird Information Meeting – Titusville Titusville, FL – The Canadian Snowbird Association is hosting a Winter Information Meeting in Titusville on Monday, March 7. The Winter Information Meeting is a mixture of advice and entertainment for...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Information Meeting – Davie
Snowbird Information Meeting – Davie Davie, FL – The Canadian Snowbird Association is hosting a Winter Information Meeting in Davie on Tuesday, March 15. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - NDP Leader Jack Layton to Meet with CSA
NDP Leader Jack Layton to Meet with CSA Timmins, ON – New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton will meet with Canadian Snowbird Association President Gerry Brissenden and Ontario Director Nancy Hopcraft in Timmins on Friday June 30 at 6:00 p.m. to...
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CSA Articles - CSA to Address Florida Property Tax Reform Committee
CSA to Address Florida Property Tax Reform Committee Tampa, FL – Canadian Snowbird Association President Gerry Brissenden will address the Florida Property Tax Reform Committee in Tampa on Friday November 17th at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the impact...
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CSA Articles - Rising Florida Property Taxes
Rising Florida Property Taxes Panama City Beach, FL – Canadian Snowbird Association President Gerry Brissenden and Ontario Director Nancy Hopcraft will be in Panama City Beach on Thursday, March 1, 2007 to host a Winter Information Meeting for...
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CSA Articles - President
President ROBERT (BOB) SLACK Ontario Director - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations The 2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations are just around the corner, and you're invited! Be sure to check the events schedule for DATES and TIMES and which locations require tickets. Tickets are FREE and...
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CSA Articles - Past President
Past President GERALD (GERRY) BRISSENDEN Ontario Director - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 5) Travellers' Checklist
5) Travellers' Checklist The Canadian Snowbird Association is pleased to provide this travellers' checklist filled with handy tips on health, home and travel; an essential publication prior to departure and while travelling. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - 3) Canadian Travellers' Report Card
3) Canadian Travellers' Report Card The Canadian Travellers' Report Card is an evaluation of government policy and practice for Canadians who travel. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 4) CSA Member Handbook
4) CSA Member Handbook The CSA Member Handbook is a guide to the benefits and services provided by the Canadian Snowbird Association. The Handbook is also an introduction to the CSA and its many initiatives and successes. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 63
Letter from the Editor Issue 63 Twenty-five bucks is a lot of money for a piece of paper! But when it is a CSA membership card, you and your spouse bought some of the best insurance that you can get to protect your travelling lifestyle. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Consumer Protection
Consumer Protection Smart consumers are good for business. Be Aware and Know Your Rights! - Home Renovations, Telephone Sales and Charitable Donations. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canadian Involvement in the Second World War
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,” I felt moved to write a comment regarding the...
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CSA Articles - Federal Superannuates Insurance Coverage
Federal Superannuates Insurance Coverage Dear Bird Talk, It is my understanding from information in a letter to “Bird Talk” included in the latest issue of CSANews, that retired federal public servants have had their medical coverage...
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CSA Articles - Rental Car Insurance Coverage
Rental Car Insurance Coverage Dear Bird Talk, We are two of 2,000 in Westwind R.V. Park and many more thousands in 30 other parks in Yuma. We are now aware of a special insurance problem for Canadians and their vehicle insurance. We hope this...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 63
President's Message Issue 63 Joan and I love to get away during the cold winter months and enjoy the warmer climate in the southern states. It is, however, always great to return to Canada to see our children and grandchildren and to travel this...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 63
Government Relations Report Issue 63 One of the greatest challenges of government advocacy work is that governments are always changing. Since last June alone, we have new premiers in Alberta, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and most recently, Prince...
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CSA Articles - AGM Notice Issue 63
AGM Notice Issue 63 Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Absentee Mail-in Ballots by 2011
Absentee Mail-in Ballots by 2011 Ontario snowbirds won't be able to send an absentee mail-in ballot for this fall's Oct. 10 election. But a Conservative member of the Ontario legislature hopes that they will be able to do so by the next provincial...
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CSA Articles - Your Claim and What the Government Paid
Your Claim and What the Government Paid Do you have any idea how many idiots (oops, sorry, I meant to say people) hop on a plane and take a quick vacation to Disneyland, drop in to Las Vegas to invest a dollar or two, or just pop across the border...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds' Florida Tax Crisis
Snowbirds' Florida Tax Crisis Peter Benedek (RetirementAction.com). It�s been called loony, outrageous, two-tier, discriminatory, confiscatory and worse. The bottom line is that Florida has a property tax system that is rigged against snowbirds...
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CSA Articles - The CSA Placemat…Building Bridges for Canadians
The CSA Placemat…Building Bridges for Canadians Sometimes it’s the little things that you do, that get the most attention. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Why Do You Head South?
Why Do You Head South? “For the warmth”, Marilyn exclaimed. “For the WARMTH”! Don was even more emphatic when I asked the Peels why they travelled to Florida every winter. Marilyn went a little further: “We can get up in the morning and...
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CSA Articles - Discover Ontario
Discover Ontario When our friends from Denmark wrote to tell us of their plans to visit us last September, we were delighted. Another chance to show off our country, we thought. But they had only 10 days to spare, so our tours would have to be...
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CSA Articles - Southern Gardening in the North
Southern Gardening in the North Our favourite Road Scholar, Dave Hunter, shows us his green thumb. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - By the Numbers
By the Numbers Banking or debit cards are the ultimate in convenience. More than 34 million banking cards are in circulation among an adult population of 25 million. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - BC Grassroots Advocacy Campaign
BC Grassroots Advocacy Campaign Our British Columbia members asked us to address the inadequate out-of-country emergency services reimbursement rates of their provincial government. If you are a resident of British Columbia, join our grassroots...
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CSA Articles - CSA Federal Election Handbook
CSA Federal Election Handbook On May 19, 2004, the Canadian Snowbird Association posed four questions to the leaders of our four major federal political parties in Canada. On May 23, 2004 Prime Minister Paul Martin called a federal election. Now...
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CSA Articles - B.C. Election Handbook
B.C. Election Handbook The B.C. Election Handbook was mailed to all B.C. members on May 2, 2005. Don't miss your opportunity to ask your candidates where they stand on snowbird issues! Extra copies are available by calling 1-800-265-3200. We will be...
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CSA Articles - Tsunami Relief Fund - Make a donation
Tsunami Relief Fund - Make a donation A number of organizations are accepting donations in the wake of the massive earthquake and ensuing tidal waves in Southern Asia. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - How to Become a Snowbird
How to Become a Snowbird How to Become a Snowbird: Tips told by CSA President Gerry Brissenden to CHWO-AM Listeners - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Bon Voyage, BUT...
Bon Voyage, BUT... The Canadian Snowbird Association is please to announce its partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the recent publication of the 2005/2006 Edition of "Bon Voyage, But...Information for the...
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CSA Articles - W8-BEN SCAM Targeting Canadian Snowbirds
W8-BEN SCAM Targeting Canadian Snowbirds The CSA wishes to inform its members of a newly discovered "SCAM" targeting Canadian snowbirds. This SCAM involves the use of a bogus W8-BEN form - Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United...
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CSA Articles - Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund - Make a donation
Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund - Make a donation A number of organizations are accepting donations in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Hurricane Wilma Travel Advisory
Hurricane Wilma Travel Advisory Hurricane Wilma is now a Category 4 storm, which only two days ago was the most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded packing sustained winds up to 233km/h. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds and the Homestead Act
Snowbirds and the Homestead Act The Homestead Act received first reading on March 1, 2006. Tim Hudak has been able to switch time slots with a colleague so that the Homestead Act can be debated sooner. As a result, the Homestead Act will be called...
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CSA Articles - Products and Quantities Allowed from the United States
Products and Quantities Allowed from the United States Reminder for Returning Snowbirds - Products Allowed from the United States and Respective Quantities - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Travel Tips
Travel Tips Travel Tips - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Clarification Proposed Expansion of US-visit Program
Clarification Proposed Expansion of US-visit Program Clarification Proposed Expansion of US-visit (border screening) Program to Include Only Some Canadians - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Passport Application Fees
Passport Application Fees Passport Canada responds to the CSA regarding Passports application fees. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations - 2009
Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations - 2009 EVENT - The Snowbird Lifestyle Presentation - 2009 schedule is now confirmed. Join us and Canada's favourite musical comedy duo, Bowser & Blue, and more, to help celebrate the Snowbird Lifestyle. -...
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CSA Articles - Recent Tornados In Florida
Recent Tornados In Florida Message From Canadian Snowbird Association President Concerning Recent Tornados In Florida - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Temporarily Absent Québec Voters
Temporarily Absent Québec Voters Québec City, February 21, 2007 –– Marcel Blanchet, Québec's Chief Electoral Officer, wishes to inform persons who are qualified electors in Québec but are currently residing outside Québec that they may vote...
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CSA Articles - 2007 Québec Provincial Election - A Message from the CSA
2007 Québec Provincial Election - A Message from the CSA On Monday, March 26, 2007, the citizens of Québec will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice...
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CSA Articles - The Canadian Travellers' Report Card
The Canadian Travellers' Report Card The CSA is proud to report that the 2006 edition of The Canadian Travellers' Report Card is now available. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Documentary Requirements for Entering the U.S.
Documentary Requirements for Entering the U.S. Currently most Canadian citizens are exempt from requiring an actual entry visa and valid passport to enter the United States. Under current U.S. procedures, all travellers may be required to present...
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CSA Articles - New Entry Requirements to the United States
New Entry Requirements to the United States New Entry Requirements to the United States - Travel Documentation - From Consular Affairs - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 64
Letter from the Editor Issue 64 Patricia, Chris, Paula and I are just leaving Newfoundland – reluctantly. This was my first trip to Newfoundland and we will all, definitely, be going back. The history, the rugged coastline, the scenery, but mostly...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 64
President's Message Issue 64 Gerry outlines his latest lobby efforts and talks about how the CSA is improving life for Canadian Travellers. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 64
Government Relations Report Issue 64 October is shaping up to be a busy month on the Canadian political scene. Voters in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Northwest Territories will be going to the polls to cast their ballots. How do we...
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CSA Articles - Florida Governor on Property Taxes
Florida Governor on Property Taxes The ongoing efforts of the Canadian Snowbird Association to achieve property tax reform in the state of Florida have been recognized by the governor of Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Border Crossing
Border Crossing The U.S. government will require Canadian citizens to carry government-issued photo identification (such as a driver’s licence), plus proof of citizenship (such as a birth certificate) as of January 31, 2008 when attempting to...
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CSA Articles - Simplified Passport Renewal Process
Simplified Passport Renewal Process Since August 15, 2007, it is easier to renew your Canadian passport. Through the simplified passport renewal process, qualified applicants no longer have to submit documentary evidence of citizenship,...
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CSA Articles - Property Taxes
Property Taxes Dear Bird Talk, I have just read Peter Benedek's column and, being a property-owning snowbird who keeps up to date with such issues, I am well aware of this matter. It is sad indeed. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Medications Crossing the Border
Medications Crossing the Border Dear Bird Talk, I thought that you would be interested in printing the enclosed information and, by finding out whether other seniors have experienced similar problems, take steps to enlist another voice on our side....
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CSA Articles - Sustainability: “Skill vs. Luck”
Sustainability: “Skill vs. Luck” A few months ago, I was discussing last year’s equity returns with a good friend of mine and he mentioned that his advisor did quite well, having returned 14%. Unfortunately, the corresponding index returned...
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CSA Articles - Mucho Bueno!
Mucho Bueno! Mexico is home to about 700,000 U.S. and Canadian citizens who have decided to exchange hectic cities, frigid temperatures and high living costs for a more relaxed, warmer and inexpensive lifestyle. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Lake Chapala Mexico
Lake Chapala Mexico Living in Lake Chapala - an in-depth look at a southern haven for Canadians. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Prostate Cancer Cure Proves Effective
Prostate Cancer Cure Proves Effective Prostate cancer cure proves effective. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Sleeping Buddha
The Sleeping Buddha The Sleeping Buddha by Hamida Ghafour (McArthur &Company, $29.95, 336 pages) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Florida Property Tax Reform
Florida Property Tax Reform As any property owner in the state of Florida is aware, non-full-time residents pay a disproportionate rate of property taxes versus their full-time resident neighbours due to Florida's Homestead Act and the "save our...
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CSA Articles - CSA Addresses Florida Property Tax Reform Committee
CSA Addresses Florida Property Tax Reform Committee CSA president Gerry Brissenden, accompanied by CSA legal counsel Wallace Weylie, addressed the Florida Property Tax Reform Committee at their meeting in Tampa Florida on Friday November 17, 2006. -...
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CSA Articles - DHS Announces Proposed Passport Flexibility
DHS Announces Proposed Passport Flexibility The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today its intent to propose, as part of the forthcoming Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), significant...
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CSA Articles - Letter Writing Campaign
Letter Writing Campaign We need your help – and the help of your friends – to put pressure on our elected politicians – federal as well as provincial/territorial – that they need to obey the provisions of the Canada Health Act. Please write...
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CSA Articles - Don Slinger 1922-2007
Don Slinger 1922-2007 The Canadian Snowbird Association acknowledges, with regret, the passing of Donald Slinger. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Tony Clement on the Canada Health Act
Tony Clement on the Canada Health Act The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, writes to the provinces and territories concerning the Canada Health Act. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Clarification of Six Months Admissibility
Clarification of Six Months Admissibility Clarification of Six Months (182-Day) Admissibility of Canadian Citizens under B-2 Visa (Tourist) by U.S. Homeland Security. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Ontario Election Handbook
Ontario Election Handbook On Wednesday October 10, 2007 the citizens of Ontario will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice is heard! - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Saskatchewan Election Handbook
Saskatchewan Election Handbook Saskatchewan Election Handbook – Vote November 7, 2007 - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Bringing Fruits, Vegetables and Meats to US
Bringing Fruits, Vegetables and Meats to US Bringing Fresh Fruits, Fresh Vegetables, Meat and Dairy Products, Cut Flowers, Firewood, Plants, Seeds and Nuts, Other Food Items, Live Animals, Alcoholic Beverages, Cigars, Medication from Canada to the...
csa-articles/post/1227/Bringing-Fruits,-Vegetables-and-Meats-to-US  

CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 65
Letter from the Editor Issue 65 Here comes Santa Claus...here comes Santa Claus...right down Santa Claus Lane! Loonie and Toonie and all of his reindeer are pulling on the reins. Bells are ringing, children singing; all is merry and bright. Hang...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Credit Cards at US Gas Pumps
Canadian Credit Cards at US Gas Pumps Zip code validation deters snowbirds from using credit cards at gas pump - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Enhanced Driver’s Licences at the Border
Enhanced Driver’s Licences at the Border In an effort to reduce wait times at Canada-U.S. border crossings, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced that enhanced Canadian driver’s licences will likely be accepted as valid proof of...
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CSA Articles - Florida Tax Crisis
Florida Tax Crisis For the most part, the proposed legislative changes refer to Florida residents. With a two-tiered property tax system, no mention of non-residents usually means little, if any change - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Right of Survivorship
Right of Survivorship Dear Bird Talk, Perhaps you think that when a couple has a joint bank account with right of survivorship that no changes will be made after the death of one partner. When my husband passed away, I found out that this is not so...
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CSA Articles - Medical Coverage for Retired Civil Servants
Medical Coverage for Retired Civil Servants Dear Bird Talk, I would like to take this opportunity to speak to the letter from R.W. McClure in the summer issue of CSANews regarding the medical coverage offered to retired civil servants, military and...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 65
President's Message Issue 65 As you know, I am now coming to the end of my second term as president of this great association. It has been four very busy years in which I have had the opportunity, on behalf of our members, to meet many important...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 65
Government Relations Report Issue 65 Since the Fall 2007 issue of CSANews, elections have taken place in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Northwest Territories. There is also a great deal of speculation that an election in...
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CSA Articles - A Tribute to Gerry Brissenden
A Tribute to Gerry Brissenden Hands down, Gerry Brissenden is one of the hardest-working directors that the Canadian Snowbird Association has ever had. It was no surprise that he was acclaimed as president in 2004, or that he would have taken the...
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CSA Articles - The Amazing Canadian Dollar
The Amazing Canadian Dollar The banks came very, very close to running out of money – U.S. money, that is. U.S. dollars were in very short supply in Canada for a few short days in November, when the Canadian dollar breached $1.10 U.S. This new...
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CSA Articles - Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Commission
Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Commission When Jeb Bush was governor of the state of Florida, he appointed a commission to review the property tax situation and make a report to the legislature. That commission held hearings around the state of...
csa-articles/post/1243/Florida-Taxation-and-Budget-Reform-Commission  

CSA Articles - Accidents: Causes and Prevention
Accidents: Causes and Prevention Having spent 25 years as an Ontario coroner and 15 years involved in insurance claims by travelling Canadians who suffer from accidents, I am acutely aware of the types of incidents to which seniors are subject,...
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CSA Articles - Busch Gardens and SeaWorld
Busch Gardens and SeaWorld Long-known for creating one-of-a-kind adventures and interactive experiences with the natural world, central Florida’s Worlds of Discovery parks – Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando – will unveil two...
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CSA Articles - Gazpacho
Gazpacho The holiday season has passed, and it’s time to get back into shape – more veggies, fewer carbohydrates and less fat. If you’re hangin’ south of the border, then gazpacho is a refreshing peasant soup that you can...
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CSA Articles - Arm Yourself with Info to Fight Breast Cancer Recurrence
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CSA Articles - Spook Country
Spook Country Spook Country By William Gibson (Putnam, $32.50, 370 pages) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - An Australian definition of a Canadian
An Australian definition of a Canadian An Australian definition of a Canadian - written by an Australian dentist - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Some Canadian Statistics…
Some Canadian Statistics… Some Canadian Statistics… Households and the Environment - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canadians & RRSPs
Canadians & RRSPs Some Canadian Statistics… - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 8840 – TO FILE OR NOT TO FILE
8840 – TO FILE OR NOT TO FILE Closer Connection Form 8840 – TO FILE OR NOT TO FILE - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Veterans Affairs Canada Benefits
Veterans Affairs Canada Benefits Feeling the pinch of restrictions onyour pension or retirement benefits? If you are a veteran, you may be eligible for certain benefits through Veterans Affairs Canada, such as support for home safety, mobility and...
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CSA Articles - Save the CBC Orchestra
Save the CBC Orchestra The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s recent decision to reprogram the format of CBC Radio 2 has led to the decision to disband the now 70-year-old national treasure, comprised of 35 of Canada’s most-renowned...
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CSA Articles - Strong Dollar, High Premiums?
Strong Dollar, High Premiums? Dear Bird Talk: I was interested in reading your Editor’s Message in the winter issue of CSANews (issue 65). There is no doubt that the Canadian dollar is buying much more than it did in even the recent past. All...
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CSA Articles - Florida Tax Crisis
Florida Tax Crisis Dear Bird Talk, Just read the Bird Talk letter from David Dillon in CSANews Issue 65. He is quite correct in what he says in his letter about spending by municipal government being hogwash. The whole thing in a nutshell is that...
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CSA Articles - British Pensioners
British Pensioners Hello Bird Talk! One of your members has suggested that many other "snowbirds" would be extremely interested to learn about a pension that is available to most people who worked in the U.K. at some point in their lives. I am...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 66
President's Message Issue 66 For more than 15 years, the association has actively defended the rights and privileges of travelling Canadians. As your new president, I am committing to you today to carry on with that challenge on behalf of all of our...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 66
Government Relations Report Issue 66 I am honoured and pleased to have been elected as first vice-president and chair of the Government Relations Committee. I am looking forward to writing the first of what I hope will be many columns for CSANews. -...
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CSA Articles - The Deadly Realities of the U.S. Health-Care System
The Deadly Realities of the U.S. Health-Care System In Cuba, the cost of an asthma puffer is five cents! In the U.S. health-care system, it costs $110.00! Michael Moore’s movie “Sicko” is very entertaining and, unlike his earlier effort,...
csa-articles/post/1277/The-Deadly-Realities-of-the-U.S.-Health-Care-System  

CSA Articles - Peter Appleyard – Canadian Jazz Vibraphonist
Peter Appleyard – Canadian Jazz Vibraphonist I caught up with this world-famous exponent of the vibraphones at Florida’s Busch Gardens. Peter Appleyard was a featured guest soloist with a very fine big band fronted by Terry Myers. I had met...
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CSA Articles - Birding for Beginners
Birding for Beginners One of the best things about seasonal migrations is being able to take in the best of the great outdoors year-round. Snowbirds’ return north coincides with one of the continent’s most spectacular events – the original...
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CSA Articles - Healthy Eating for Seniors
Healthy Eating for Seniors At a recent Winter Information meeting, a CSA member asked me what the latest advice was regarding healthy eating for seniors, claiming that he had become cynical and tired of the changing advice on “what’s good for...
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CSA Articles - Planking Secrets
Planking Secrets For several years now, I’ve loved to barbecue cedar-planked salmon. Cedar-planked salmon offers delicious smoky flavours that harmonize extremely well with a big, fat Chardonnay that has been barrel-fermented and aged. -...
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CSA Articles - www.Dietitians.ca
www.Dietitians.ca Use online tools to help maintain a healthy lifestyle - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The High Cost of Health Care
The High Cost of Health Care Health Care cost highlights... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canadian Travel Patterns
Canadian Travel Patterns Canadian Travel Patterns - Winter 2007/2008 - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canadian, British, U.S. vessels foil pirates in Gulf of Aden
Canadian, British, U.S. vessels foil pirates in Gulf of Aden A Canadian warship helped thwart a pirate attack as part of the NATO mission to keep vessels safely moving in the Gulf of Aden, officials said Sunday. HMCS Winnipeg responded Saturday...
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CSA Articles - CSA Applauds Introduction of 10 Year Passport
CSA Applauds Introduction of 10 Year Passport Toronto – The Canadian Snowbird Association applauds the Harper Government for acting on its recommendation to double the lifespan of the Canadian passport. Starting in 2011, Canadian travellers...
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CSA Articles - Alberta Goes to the Polls - Do You Have Your Absentee Ballot?
Alberta Goes to the Polls - Do You Have Your Absentee Ballot? The citizens of Alberta will be electing a new provincial government on March 3, 2008. If you will be absent from the province on polling day, I encourage you to contact Elections Alberta...
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CSA Articles - Medipac Early Bird Travel Insurance Special
Medipac Early Bird Travel Insurance Special Medipac Early Bird Travel Insurance has just been extended, apply before August 22, 2008 and receive the special 5% Early Bird Discount. NEW Medipac clients may also qualify for up to an additional...
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CSA Articles - CSA's New President - J.D. (Don) Gardiner
CSA's New President - J.D. (Don) Gardiner The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is pleased to announce the election of J.D. (Don) Gardiner as the association's new president who will also serve as a director for Atlantic Canada for the term 2008 -...
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CSA Articles - Documents for Travel to the United States
Documents for Travel to the United States Attention Canadian citizens travelling to the United States by land or water, as of January 31, 2008, if you travel to the U.S. by land or water, a U.S. law will require you to present the...
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CSA Articles - New Document Requirements Beginning January 31, 2008
New Document Requirements Beginning January 31, 2008 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) remind the traveling public that as of Jan. 31, 2008, all adult travelers will be required to present...
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CSA Articles - New Guarantor Policy
New Guarantor Policy On October 1, 2007, Passport Canada will introduce a simpler guarantor policy, which will allow most Canadian adult passport holders to act as guarantors. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Importing a Vehicle Into Canada
Importing a Vehicle Into Canada If you plan to import a vehicle into Canada, you should be aware that it has to comply with all Canadian import laws. The vehicle must meet the requirements of the CBSA, Transport Canada and the Canadian Food...
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CSA Articles - Taking Your Pet to the United States
Taking Your Pet to the United States Both Canada and the U.S. control the importation of pets, including those accompanying their owners for a temporary visit. Specific concerns and questions should be referred, well in advance of travel, to the...
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CSA Articles - Bringing Fresh Fruits, Fresh Vegetables, etc...
Bringing Fresh Fruits, Fresh Vegetables, etc... Bringing Fresh Fruits, Fresh Vegetables, Meat and Dairy Products, Cut Flowers, Firewood, Plants, Seeds and Nuts, Other Food Items, Live Animals, Alcoholic Beverages, Cigars, Medication from Canada to...
csa-articles/post/1340/Bringing-Fresh-Fruits,-Fresh-Vegetables,-etc...  

CSA Articles - Florida Governor Charlie Crist On Property Taxes
Florida Governor Charlie Crist On Property Taxes The following is a letter from Florida Governor Charlie Crist in response to a letter written by the Canadian Snowbird Association concerning property taxes in Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 67
President's Message Issue 67 As most of you are aware, the right of Canadians to travel freely without losing their health coverage or residency status is of paramount importance to the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Reg and Eileen Baker
Reg and Eileen Baker It seems to be a long way to go for a 'snowbird migration.' However, Reg and Eileen Baker have followed the sun to South Africa for the past 13 years. I asked, why South Africa? In reply, Reg asked if I wanted the humorous...
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CSA Articles - South Africa
South Africa What wonderful experiences await you in this “World in One Country”! South Africa has more diversity than one’s imagination could ever dream up. the scenery ranges from dramatic sea coasts on the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, to...
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CSA Articles - Colorectal Cancer: Tests That May Save Your Life
Colorectal Cancer: Tests That May Save Your Life As I proceed with the unpleasant “preparation” for my colonoscopy exam this week, I am reminded of how important this cancer-screening test is and how many lives could be saved in Canada if...
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CSA Articles - www.HealthyCanadians.ca
www.HealthyCanadians.ca The government of Canada has launched a website aimed at providing Canadians with access to the latest health-related promotional campaigns. The website, a joint initiative led by Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Visits to Snowbird States
Canadian Visits to Snowbird States Canadian Visits to Snowbird States - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canadian Snowbird Travel Trends
Canadian Snowbird Travel Trends Canadian Snowbird Travel Trends Canadians older than 55 who spent 90 days or longer outside of Canada: - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - My Advice – Buy Medipac Early Bird
My Advice – Buy Medipac Early Bird It’s time to put on my insurance hat – it’s Early Bird insurance time and most of our readers will have already received their insurance packages. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 67
Government Relations Report Issue 67 As you have no doubt already read in the President’s Report, CSA president Don Gardiner and research and communications officer Michael MacKenzie were recently in Ottawa meeting with federal cabinet ministers...
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CSA Articles - The Cruellest Month by Louise Penny
The Cruellest Month by Louise Penny The Cruellest Month by Louise Penny (headline, 311 pages, $32.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Windsor/Detroit Border Crossing!
Windsor/Detroit Border Crossing! Making reference to your reply to the letter in issue 66 of CSANews re: Florida Driver’s Licence, I would like to tell you about our experience and, at the same time, correct your statement. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Car Insurance in the U.S.
Car Insurance in the U.S. Dear Bird Talk, I thought this info might be of some interest to other snowbirds who might be contemplating purchasing a car in the U.S. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Vehicle Registration in Florida
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 requires an individual to have a Florida driver’s licence number in...
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CSA Articles - Boat Insurance and a Driver's Licence?
Boat Insurance and a Driver's Licence? Dear Bird Talk, A few years ago, I surrendered my U.S. driver’s licence for a Canadian driver’s licence. Last spring (2008), when I renewed my BOAT insurance, my insurance company called to...
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CSA Articles - Veteran Rights
Veteran Rights Dear Bird Talk, Thank you for reminding old soldiers in the Spring 08 CSANews magazine about exercising rights vis-a-vis retirement benefits, prescription medication, support for home safety provisions and matters...
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CSA Articles - Florida Driver's Licence and Insurance
Florida Driver's Licence and Insurance Dear Bird Talk, I read with interest the letters of my snowbird colleagues and would like to offer my experience and opinion. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 68
President's Message Issue 68 I trust that everyone has been enjoying a relaxing summer at home in Canada. With fall right around the corner, it is almost time to start contemplating another winter snowbird travel season. This was my first summer...
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CSA Articles - The Allure of Oaxaca Mexico
The Allure of Oaxaca Mexico Oaxaca has two main advantages over other southern destinations for Canadian snowbirds. First, you can explore one of the most culturally rich regions in Latin America and then, if the mood strikes, hop a...
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CSA Articles - Taking Care of your Skin
Taking Care of your Skin We pay a lot of attention to maintaining good health when it comes to nutrition, heart and lung health, but we often neglect our body’s largest organ – which can be the source of many abnormal conditions – our...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds.org - updated to serve you better!
Snowbirds.org - updated to serve you better! Since its grand debut in 2000, the official website of the Canadian Snowbird Association has been providing pertinent information to travelling Canadians. Over the years, it has evolved into a...
csa-articles/post/1468/Snowbirds.org---updated-to-serve-you-better!  

CSA Articles - CSA Federal Election Handbook
CSA Federal Election Handbook On Tuesday, October 14, 2008 the citizens of Canada will choose their next federal government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice is heard! - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Passports a Must have for Snowbirds!
Passports a Must have for Snowbirds! It’s a redundant reminder, but we just couldn’t help ourselves, since it is the eve of the last snowbird season in which passports will not be required to cross the Canada-U.S. border by land. -...
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CSA Articles - And the Survey Says...
And the Survey Says... And the survey says...that our readers represent the best people that you can find in Canada. The number of responses to our survey increased by 30% and our readers took the time to not only answer the questions, but also...
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CSA Articles - Average Canadian
Average Canadian A recent study found that the average Canadian walks about 900 miles a year. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canadian scientist creates atmosphere-saving CO2 scrubbing machine
Canadian scientist creates atmosphere-saving CO2 scrubbing machine An ever-present point of concern for the planet’s future welfare, worries over damaging CO2 emissions could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a University of Calgary climate...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Travellers' Report Card (publiée en anglais)
Canadian Travellers' Report Card (publiée en anglais) La Canadian Travellers' Report Card (publiée en anglais) évalue les politiques et pratiques des gouvernements concernant les voyageurs canadiens. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/1497/Canadian-Travellers-Report-Card-(publie-en-anglais)  

CSA Articles - CSANews Winter Issue
CSANews Winter Issue The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now available online. Members and registered users of the www.snowbirds.org...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 69
Letter from the Editor Issue 69 Whew! Just in time! The price of gas came down from the stratosphere to the merely exorbitant level of a buck a litre, just in time for the annual snowbird migration. I am totally unable to understand why we send...
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CSA Articles - Don’t use your SIN as a substitute for an SSN
Don’t use your SIN as a substitute for an SSN For some snowbirds, it is common practice to innocently substitute the first eight digits of their nine digit Canadian Social Insurance Number when asked by a U.S. business, bank or other...
csa-articles/post/1572/Dont-use-your-SIN-as-a-substitute-for-an-SSN  

CSA Articles - Heart Saving Tests
Heart Saving Tests Dear Bird Talk, In your CSANews (Fall 2008) magazine, there was on the inside front cover a great article on “Heart Saving Tests” brought by Healthfair. I tried to phone using the number listed – no luck. I used the...
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CSA Articles - President’s Message
President’s Message Over the last few weeks, some people have been asking me what impact the current global financial crisis is having on snowbird travel. Many of these voices, particularly in some of the media interviews which I have been...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report In the last edition of CSANews, I alluded to the fact that a federal election may well be right around the corner. As we all know, that is indeed what has transpired and at first glance it would appear that not...
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CSA Articles - The Pitfalls of Snowbird Insurance
The Pitfalls of Snowbird Insurance As related by Paul Burdette, Lifetime CSA Member Last year, my wife and I went away as usual to Florida for the winter. When I purchased our insurance, I disclosed that I had bone cancer and of...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird profile : Bill and Donna Scott
Snowbird profile : Bill and Donna Scott About a dozen or so years ago, Bill and Donna Scott started looking for a spot to spend a little time away from Ontario's normally unpleasant weather in November. They wanted to go south, yes, but...
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CSA Articles - More bang for your buck
More bang for your buck How to convert currency without losing your shirt. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Time to buy?
Time to buy? Downturn in U.S. housing presents tremendous opportunity for snowbirds Catastrophe. Disaster. Fiasco. Meltdown. Train wreck. Call it what you will—when it comes to the state of the U.S. housing market, it’s hard to find words...
csa-articles/post/1587/Time-to-buy?  

CSA Articles - Special Guest Columnist - Michael Coren
Special Guest Columnist - Michael Coren I think we’ve all noticed that the air smells sweeter, our hair is thicker and food tastier now that he whose name we speak in hushed tones has been elected to the presidency. The man, of course,...
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CSA Articles - High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure High Blood Pressure - Why careful management is so important. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Pierre Berton: A Biography
Pierre Berton: A Biography Pierre Berton: A Biography By A.B. McKillop (McClelland & Stewart, 791 pages $37.99) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Winter Texans’ Snowbird Extravaganza
Winter Texans’ Snowbird Extravaganza Over 280,000 Canadian and American winter residents migrate south to Texas each year to escape the cold winter weather of the north. Winter Texans’ Snowbird Extravaganza is a homecoming and a celebration...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Extravaganza 2009, Lakeland Florida
Snowbird Extravaganza 2009, Lakeland Florida Every year, tens of thousands of Canadian and American winter visitors migrate to the state of Florida to escape the cold winter weather of the north. Snowbird Extravaganza is a homecoming and a...
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CSA Articles - Rates from the Snowbird Currency Exchange Program
Rates from the Snowbird Currency Exchange Program Beginning in April, the monthly rates of the Snowbird Currency Exchange (SCE) Program will be available online, as will the rates from the three of the leading "non-competition". - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds.org - updated to serve you better!
Snowbirds.org - updated to serve you better! The official website of the Canadian Snowbird Association has recently gone through a major overhaul, and after a few months of live testing and receiving excellent suggestions from members and registered...
csa-articles/post/1627/Snowbirds.org---updated-to-serve-you-better!  

CSA Articles - Regina tops Canadian 'crime severity' index
Regina tops Canadian 'crime severity' index Regina had the highest "crime severity index" of any metropolitan area in the country in 2007 — and Saskatchewan had the highest ranking among provinces, a report from Statistics Canada says. The index,...
csa-articles/post/1638/Regina-tops-Canadian-crime-severity-index  

CSA Articles - Canadian Dollar Extends Longest Streak of Gains Since September
Canadian Dollar Extends Longest Streak of Gains Since September April 25 (Bloomberg) -- Canada’s dollar rose for a fourth week, the longest string of gains since September, as stocks rose and oil traded above $50, enhancing the appeal of...
csa-articles/post/1643/Canadian-Dollar-Extends-Longest-Streak-of-Gains-Since-September  

CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 70
Letter from the Editor Issue 70 Having crossed back and forth across the U.S./Canada border about a dozen times this year, I thought that it was time to tell you about my NEXUS experiences. We have recommended it in past issues, but I was...
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CSA Articles - Closer Connection Form 8840: TO FILE OR NOT TO FILE
Closer Connection Form 8840: TO FILE OR NOT TO FILE The Canadian Snowbird Association recommends that all snowbirds who consistently spend four (4) months or longer in the United States each year file an 8840 Closer Connection Form with the United...
csa-articles/post/1652/Closer-Connection-Form-8840:-TO-FILE-OR-NOT-TO-FILE  

CSA Articles - Canada Day Celebrations at Horseshoe Cove R.V. Resort
Canada Day Celebrations at Horseshoe Cove R.V. Resort Dear Bird Talk, I could not let this year’s Canada Day celebrations, spent here at Horseshoe Cove R.V. Resort, pass without letting you all know just how much all us Canadian...
csa-articles/post/1660/Canada-Day-Celebrations-at-Horseshoe-Cove-R.V.-Resort  

CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 70
President’s Message Issue 70 Once again, the Snowbird Extravaganzas and Winter Information Meetings tour allowed me to meet many of our members in Florida, Arizona, Texas and California. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Hockey Legend Urges Snowbirds to Join the CSA
Hockey Legend Urges Snowbirds to Join the CSA Canadians love hockey, but they also love the sun. If they want to continue going south for the winter, it is important that they have the proper support and protection that CSA provides. - Snowbird Info...
csa-articles/post/1667/Hockey-Legend-Urges-Snowbirds-to-Join-the-CSA  

CSA Articles - CANDIDATES FOR POSITIONS ON THE CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CANDIDATES FOR POSITIONS ON THE CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Members who are interested in being considered by the nominating committee as potential members of the board of directors should contact the CSA executive director with their name and address...
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CSA Articles - Travel Insurance at its Worst, but not through Medipac!
Travel Insurance at its Worst, but not through Medipac! The more you travel…the more you know that you need travel insurance. The more you learn about travel insurance…the more you know that you need Medipac! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
csa-articles/post/1669/Travel-Insurance-at-its-Worst,-but-not-through-Medipac!  

CSA Articles - Do I Need a Florida Will or Power of Attorney?
Do I Need a Florida Will or Power of Attorney? How often the dialogue goes something like this – “We own property in Florida, and have been told that we need a Florida will to deal with that property – is that so?” The answer is a...
csa-articles/post/1670/Do-I-Need-a-Florida-Will-or-Power-of-Attorney?  

CSA Articles - The Winter Travels of Gerry and Joan
The Winter Travels of Gerry and Joan What a great winter season we had in Florida! We were invited to attend several Canada Club events and provincial picnics. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canadian Politics
Canadian Politics I suppose it says a great deal about Canadian politics that the country's two major parties are currently led by genuine intellectuals. What it says, I'm not entirely sure – probably that genuine intellectuals can't think of...
csa-articles/post/1673/Canadian-Politics  

CSA Articles - Explore Alberta
Explore Alberta Alberta is Canada’s fourth-largest province, so there is much to see and do. Let’s start off by spending a couple of days (or longer) discovering Calgary, known worldwide as ‘Stampede City’. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Immunization for Adults: Have you had your shots?
Immunization for Adults: Have you had your shots? A great deal of attention is paid to children's immunization, but adults also need to protect themselves from certain infectious diseases. Over the past few decades, remarkable progress has...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Recreational Boaters must have Proof of Competency
Canadian Recreational Boaters must have Proof of Competency After september 15, 2009, anyone operating a motorized pleasure craft must carry a proof of competency on board. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Medical Expenses due to Swine Flu Illness are Fully Covered for Travelling Canadians Insured under Medipac Travel Insurance Policies
Medical Expenses due to Swine Flu Illness are Fully Covered for Travelling Canadians Insured under Medipac Travel Insurance Policies Many travel insurance plans in Canada are refusing to pay for medical expenses relating to the current swine flu...
csa-articles/post/1687/Medical-Expenses-due-to-Swine-Flu-Illness-are-Fully-Covered-for-Travelling-Canadians-Insured-under-Medipac-Travel-Insurance-Policies  

CSA Articles - CSA Board of Directors Nominations 2010-2012
CSA Board of Directors Nominations 2010-2012 SLATE OF CANDIDATES FOR POSITIONS ON THE CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010 - 2012 - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nova Scotia Election Handbook - June 9, 2009
Nova Scotia Election Handbook - June 9, 2009 On Tuesday, June 9, 2009 the residents of Nova Scotia will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association, now is the time to ensure your voice is...
csa-articles/post/1706/Nova-Scotia-Election-Handbook---June-9,-2009  

CSA Articles - Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 65
Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 65 The Amazing Canadian Dollar - Florida Tax Crisis - Accidents: Causes and Prevention - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Reporting Money to Customs at the Canadian Border
Reporting Money to Customs at the Canadian Border There are no limits to the amount of money that you can bring into or take out of Canada. However, amounts of CAN$10,000 or more must be reported to customs at the Canadian border. Failure to report...
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CSA Articles - Medipac's Early Bird Extended
Medipac's Early Bird Extended Due to overwhelming demand, the Medipac Early Bird Plan has been extended to August 24th, 2009. Lock in your rates now, and SAVE AN EXTRA 5% on your Medipac Travel Insurance. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 71
Letter from the Editor Issue 71 The Nexus card struck again as we boarded the plane to come to Tampa, as there were no direct flights to Sarasota. There were hundreds of people lined up in rows and rows and down the aisles and out the door,...
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CSA Articles - Using Credit Cards in the US
Using Credit Cards in the US Dear Bird Talk, I just read in the spring magazine about the problems experienced in Nevada, Arizona and California when using a credit card at service station pumps. We, too, ran into similar problems this past winter...
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CSA Articles - Using Credit Cards in the US - more...
Using Credit Cards in the US - more... Dear Bird Talk, Here is another suggestion. We obtained a Discover credit card in Florida using our winter address, which was completely acceptable. Discover is good in the U.S. only, as far as we...
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CSA Articles - Using Credit Cards in the US - and more...
Using Credit Cards in the US - and more... Dear Bird Talk, I contacted both MasterCard and American Express (the cards I use); they entered my American address with the zip code on the cards and the problem was solved. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Credit Cards in the US - and the real solution is...ATMs?!
Credit Cards in the US - and the real solution is...ATMs?! Dear Bird Talk, I would like to warn CSA members about using ATMs in the USA, based on my personal experience. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/1746/Credit-Cards-in-the-US---and-the-real-solution-is...ATMs?!  

CSA Articles - Winter Information Meetings - Prize Winner
Winter Information Meetings - Prize Winner Dear Mr. Quigley (Medipac Travel Insurance), Thank you very much for the US$500 cheque for the door prize at the Winter Information Meeting in Yuma, AZ. I have attended quite a few of these meetings...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 71
President's Message Issue 71 The new U.S. border requirement for passports or specific identity documents went into effect on June 1, 2009 for all Canadians seeking entry into the United States by land or sea. What do I mean by specific identity...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 71
Government Relations Report Issue 71 Since the last edition of CSANews, there have been provincial elections in both British Columbia and Nova Scotia. In British Columbia,Premier Gordon Campbell led the Liberal party to its third consecutive...
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CSA Articles - Pricing Your Policy
Pricing Your Policy Every year, during the months of April and May, actuaries, mathematicians and underwriters gather in little rooms in several cities of Canada to pore over policy documents, vast spreadsheets and the past five...
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CSA Articles - Denise and Russel Belyes
Denise and Russel Belyes Texans, being Texans, don't really subscribe to the idea of 'snowbirds'. Folks who spend the winters there are referred to as 'winter Texans'. Texans have, among many attributes, intense pride in their state. It was, after...
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CSA Articles - Special Guet Columnist - Michael Coren
Special Guet Columnist - Michael Coren It just so happened that in late May, just as Canadians were in a panic about obtaining passports so as to be able to cross the United States’ border, Presidents Bush and Clinton were on a Toronto stage...
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CSA Articles - Special Tribute to Gordon Garrison
Special Tribute to Gordon Garrison Gordon “Gord” Garrison, contributing travel writer for CSANews magazine, passed away on May 1, 2009 at his winter residence in St. Petersburg, Florida - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - A Good Night’s Sleep
A Good Night’s Sleep For many older adults, getting a good night’s sleep is one of their major health problems. When younger, we often experienced times when we needed an alarm clock to begin the day. As we age, sleep disorders become more...
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CSA Articles - Passport Facts
Passport Facts Passport Facts - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canadian health care hardly a Marxism threat
Canadian health care hardly a Marxism threat Sheesh! To hear the extremist rhetoric floating around south of the border, you'd think Canada's public health-care system was the socialist demon incarnate, hatched directly from the fevered imaginations...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 72
Letter from the Editor Issue 72 hopefully, most of our plans are made for our winter “vacation,” but i do have a mild concern about the h1N1 virus, commonly called the swine flu. those of us over 55, apparently, have a...
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CSA Articles - Banking Fees
Banking Fees Dear Bird Talk, I have run into banking fees regarding U.S.$ deposits from Canadian banks. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 72
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 our winter destinations. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 72
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 Card. Both the 2002 and 2006 editions examined five key areas of...
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CSA Articles - Wintering in Barbados
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 the crew members brought tennis racquets and swimsuits, as they were...
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CSA Articles - Special Guet Columnist - Michael Coren
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 was as absurd as hockey being a truly international sport....
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CSA Articles - Travel Tips for Going South
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 health issues, that are necessary before we leave, during our...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Passports
Canadian Passports Update to CSANews article in Issue 72 - Good News for Snowbirds! As a general rule, passports must be valid for six months beyond the date that the traveller will exit the country being visited. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Get your passport ready for travel
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. UPDATED - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - UPDATED Travel Information Guide
UPDATED Travel Information Guide The Canadian Snowbird Association is pleased to announce that several updates have been added to the CSA Travel Information Guide. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Ontario Driver's Licence
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 including new driver tests, road tests and drivers licence renewals. The...
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CSA Articles - Florida and Texas requirements for licences and identification cards
Florida and Texas requirements for licences and identification cards As Canada and the U.S. continue to increase the anti-counterfeiting security features of government-issued photo identification cards (such as driver’s licences, photo ID cards...
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CSA Articles - Welcome Back to Canada
Welcome Back to Canada Dear Bird Talk, On some occasions when returning home after spending the winter months in Texas, we have been greeted by Canadian customs officers at the Sarnia/Port Huron border crossing who made us feel as if we were...
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CSA Articles - Cuban Cigars
Cuban Cigars Dear Bird Talk, We have been members of the CSA for years and you have been very informative, interesting and helpful to us. Thought some members would like to know about our misfortune at the U.S. border on our last trip. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Three months of medication in BC
Three months of medication in BC Dear Bird Talk, We have been members of the Canadian Snowbird Association and do enjoy your quarterly magazine. For 20 years, we have been travelling to Florida from Alberta for four or five months each...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 73
President's Message Issue 73 In the last issue of CSANews, we appealed to our Saskatchewan members for help in convincing the Saskatchewan government to clarify just how long residents of the province can travel without jeopardizing their health...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 73
Government Relations Report Issue 73 As our members from Ontario may be aware, we are heading into the fourth month of a strike at all DriveTest locations throughout the province. This strike has halted many services including new-driver...
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CSA Articles - Statistically Speaking
Statistically Speaking I recently received a handwritten note from my high school math teacher. His name is Frank Milne and he has been missing for 50 years. Well, perhaps it is me who has been missing but, whatever the reasons, our...
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CSA Articles - Spending the winter in California’s “spa city”
Spending the winter in California’s “spa city” For the past 17 years, Dale and Lyn Collett have made Desert Hot Springs, California their home away from home. “My sister and brother-in-law introduced us to the park,” says...
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CSA Articles - CSA revisits “Retired Persons Visa”
CSA revisits “Retired Persons Visa” Several years ago, when Bill McCollum was a United States congressman from the Orlando area (he is now the attorney general for the state of Florida), the Canadian Snowbird Association was involved in...
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CSA Articles - Lakeland Florida - Home of Snowbird Extravaganza
Lakeland Florida - Home of Snowbird Extravaganza Travel author Dave Hunter takes a few hours out from Extravaganza and discovers some neighbourhood surprises. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The loonie soars
The loonie soars It’s been a good year for the loonie. In the midst of a severe global recession, the Canadian dollar has turned in a strong performance, although that performance certainly hasn’t been slow and steady. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - One on One: Favourite Conversations and the Stories Behind Them
One on One: Favourite Conversations and the Stories Behind Them One on One: Favourite Conversations and the Stories Behind Them By Peter Mansbridge, Random House, $35.00, 138 pages - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Florida Toll Booths are Quicker and Cheaper
Florida Toll Booths are Quicker and Cheaper Snowbirds lined up to pay at Florida’s many road-toll booths have watched enviously as the “locals” zip through the fast SunPass commuter lanes without stopping. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Heart & Stroke Prevention is Paying Off
Heart & Stroke Prevention is Paying Off The Canadian Medical Association has reported that the number of persons who died from heart attack and stroke between 1994 and 2004 has dropped by 38% and 28%, respectively. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - CSANews Winter Issue
CSANews Winter Issue The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now available online. Members and registered users of the www.snowbirds.org...
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CSA Articles - NEW MEDICATION PROCESS ASSISTS SNOWBIRDS, TRAVELLERS
NEW MEDICATION PROCESS ASSISTS SNOWBIRDS, TRAVELLERS Travellers leaving Saskatchewan for an extended period are now able to get up to six months of prescription drugs processed online through the Saskatchewan Drug Plan, saving them upfront...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Travellers’ Report Card
Canadian Travellers’ Report Card The Canadian Snowbird Association has officially released the third edition of the Canadian Travellers’ Report Card. Find out if your province of residence is living up to the standards set out by the Canada...
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CSA Articles - Licence Plate Programs/Canadian Credit Cards/Provincial Travel Insurance
Licence Plate Programs/Canadian Credit Cards/Provincial Travel Insurance Suggest that you would assist snowbirds in Florida if you could integrate this licence plate program with help in getting service stations to stop refusing to accept Canadians...
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CSA Articles - American ZIP Code Tip
American ZIP Code Tip Thanks for the information on the Florida SunPass. When registering online, the system asks for the zip code for both the home address and the credit card mailing address. It does not accept Canadian six-character postal...
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CSA Articles - Arizona Vehicle Identification Cards
Arizona Vehicle Identification Cards Thanks for the e-mail with the information as to location and dates for your winter show/gathering in Greater Phoenix. I have attended in past years, and intend to do so again this year. You may want to...
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CSA Articles - Cross Border Car Purchasing
Cross Border Car Purchasing Since I have a condo in Florida, I wonder if I can buy a car there and use it in Canada as my normal car, without having to make any transfer. This means that I would have to immatriculate my car in Florida and...
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CSA Articles - Bowser and Blue
Bowser and Blue This was our first year to attend the Canadian Snowbird Meeting in Yuma, Arizona. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 74
Letter from the Editor Issue 74 Thank heavens that we are Canadian! Most of the world around us seems to have gone mad or bankrupt or both, and I believe that we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg. But we in Canada have been fairly well...
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CSA Articles - What To Do If You've Been A Victim of Identity Theft
What To Do If You've Been A Victim of Identity Theft Canada is one of the safest countries in the world to live and conduct business. Unfortunately crime exists everywhere and fraud can occur. Each year some Canadians find themselves victims of...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 75
Letter from the Editor Issue 75 It's a great time to be a Canadian! We seem to have, so far, escaped the plagues infecting the rest of the world. Our currency and financial institutions are strong, our housing market is staying the...
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CSA Articles - Arizona Immigration Laws
Arizona Immigration Laws Dear Bird Talk, We were thinking of visiting Arizona. However, their new "anti-illegal" law is very intimidating. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Prohibited Food Items and US Customs
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 for our winter vacation, I check the U.S. Customs and Border...
csa-articles/post/1949/Prohibited-Food-Items-and-US-Customs  

CSA Articles - Sweet Home Alabama
Sweet Home Alabama Snowbirds Jon and Carole Kent have wintered in faraway places such as New Zealand and Australia. They spent some time in the Fort Pierce area of Florida, as well. But, as of yet, no place has matched their home away...
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CSA Articles - A Driving Tour of Holland
A Driving Tour of Holland Holland is a tourism paradox. It's a compact country (only 175 by 295 kilometers in size), but it is so full of things to see and do that it seems much larger. You can drive from corner to corner in just four hours,...
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CSA Articles - A Very Busy Winter In Florida!
A Very Busy Winter In Florida! In the last issue, I started off by saying "What a strange summer it was" in Canada. Well, the winter in Florida had it beat. This was the coldest winter in Florida for years. However, that did not stop us...
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CSA Articles - What your doctor thinks
What your doctor thinks According to the latest National Physicians Survey (2007), Canadian GPs and specialists list the following as major obstacles to providing care for their patients: - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Update on Shingles Vaccine in Canada
Update on Shingles Vaccine in Canada Last fall, the Canadian government approved the sale in Canada of the new vaccine Zostavax to help prevent shingles (herpes zoster). Although not 100% effective in preventing the illness, it reduces the...
csa-articles/post/1922/Update-on-Shingles-Vaccine-in-Canada  

CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report The new British Columbia 12 per cent harmonized sales tax is scheduled to come into effect on July 1. More than 700,000 British Columbians have signed a petition to stop the HST, which many feel is a tax shift...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirding "Down Under"
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CSA Articles - Travels of Gerry and Joan
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CSA Articles - Number of Doctors Increasing in Canada
Number of Doctors Increasing in Canada Between 2004 and 2008, the number of active physicians in Canada grew from 60,612 to 65,440, representing an 8.0% increase across the country. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canadian Doctors Retiring Later
Canadian Doctors Retiring Later Between 1978 and 2008, the average age of GPs in Canada increased by 5.6 years (to 49.0) and the average age of specialists increased by 3.4 years (to 50.6). - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Trips to Non-U.S. Destinations Growing
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CSA Articles - Health Factors Contribute to Early Retirement Among Canadians
Health Factors Contribute to Early Retirement Among Canadians According to a long-term study, Canadian workers with health problems are more likely to retire before the age of 65, in comparison to those who are healthy. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report The third edition of The Canadian Travellers' Report Card was officially released at the Snowbird Extravaganza in Lakeland, Florida this past January. Since then, a copy has been sent to every federal,...
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CSA Articles - CSANews Spring Issue
CSANews Spring Issue The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now available online. Members and registered users of the www.snowbirds.org...
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CSA Articles - Social Security Numbers and US Credit Cards
Social Security Numbers and US Credit Cards Dear Bird Talk, Like many snowbirds, I often get asked for my social security number (SSN) for financial purposes, such as applying for credit cards. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/1950/Social-Security-Numbers-and-US-Credit-Cards  

CSA Articles - Canadian Wines and Wineries
Canadian Wines and Wineries Dear Bird Talk, As I was reading your magazine from Spring 2010, Issue 74, I came across the Food and Drink section. I was so interested in the article about nut varieties, as it suggested that you have a...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Goverment Health Benefits and Form 8840
Canadian Goverment Health Benefits and Form 8840 Dear Bird Talk, Regarding the suspension of government health benefits - how would they know if I was away or home if I don't go to the clinic for two years or whenever? - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Can I Legally Work in the USA?
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. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/1953/Can-I-Legally-Work-in-the-USA?  

CSA Articles - Consensus on the Retiree Visa
Consensus on the Retiree Visa I support your upcoming lobby for a Canadian retiree visa. Jerry Kristjanson Ochre River, MB - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - How Long Can I Visit the U.S.?
How Long Can I Visit the U.S.? A Canadian citizen who is granted entry into the United States under a B-2 Visitors Visa may be permitted to remain in the country for six months less a day. This could be 181, 182 or 183 days, depending on the...
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CSA Articles - President's Message - Issue 74
President's Message - Issue 74 As many of our Ontario members are aware, Ontario was the only place in North America that failed to permit absentee mail-in balloting in provincial elections. Voters enjoyed this right in the rest of Canada,...
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CSA Articles - President's Message - Issue 75
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CSA Articles - Special Guest Columnist - Michael Coren
Special Guest Columnist - Michael Coren All of you who spend time south of the border know that although there is always something about the United States that annoys or even provokes, it's still a remarkable country that is and should be the...
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CSA Articles - The Canadian Travellers' Report Card
The Canadian Travellers' Report Card Here is an excerpt from the third edition of the Canadian Travellers' Report Card. To view the full English report with a province by province breakdown, please visit www.snowbirds.org. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - McGuinty Government Strengthens Democratic Rights for Ontarians Travelling Abroad
McGuinty Government Strengthens Democratic Rights for Ontarians Travelling Abroad In 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association issued its inaugural edition of The Canadian Travellers Report Card. The report card, as most of you know, is an...
csa-articles/post/1936/McGuinty-Government-Strengthens-Democratic-Rights-for-Ontarians-Travelling-Abroad  

CSA Articles - Uncertainty... Something that Nobody can Predict or Guarantee
Uncertainty... Something that Nobody can Predict or Guarantee I hate uncertainty! I am not sure where they even came up with such a dumb word, yet it is everywhere. In the insurance business, it is a time bomb waiting to explode. Take a...
csa-articles/post/1931/Uncertainty...-Something-that-Nobody-can-Predict-or-Guarantee  

CSA Articles - Special Guest Column - Michael Coren
Special Guest Column - Michael Coren So at long last, health-care reform is achieved in the United States. Or sort of achieved. More than a dozen states are taking legal action and much of the legislation will take years to be implemented. It...
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CSA Articles - First Ontario CSA Picnic
First Ontario CSA Picnic Dear Bird Talk, It was a bright sunny day on Monday, March 15, 2010 when the first Ontario CSA picnic was held at Fort DeSoto Park, Site 5 in Tierra Verde, Florida... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Coren Comments
Coren Comments Dear Bird Talk, Thank you for printing Michael Coren's column in the summer Issue 75 regarding some Canadians' perception of the United States. He was able to express my thoughts and it is my hope that more Canadians will give...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Cruise Alert!
Snowbird Cruise Alert! We have all read our travel insurance policies, haven't we? Do we really understand what they say? I want to point out the difference between reading, and really understanding, your travel insurance policy... -...
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CSA Articles - Special Guest Columnist - Michael Coren
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CSA Articles - Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer
Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer Overtreated is an important book. It's even been described as a "bombshell of a book." In it, award-winning journalist Shannon Brownlee dissects the American health-care system to...
csa-articles/post/2001/Overtreated:-Why-Too-Much-Medicine-is-Making-Us-Sicker-and-Poorer  

CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report Summer can often be a challenging time at which to have snowbird issues debated in our national media and by the members of our legislative assemblies. While sitting down to prepare this column, something in the...
csa-articles/post/2002/Government-Relations-Report  

CSA Articles - The Ins and Outs of Dividend Investing
The Ins and Outs of Dividend Investing Looking for income and growth? Look for dividends. Lately, investors have been faced with a difficult choice. On one hand, equity investors have been shaken by ongoing stock market volatility. On the...
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CSA Articles - Vitamins & Supplements: What should I Take?
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csa-articles/post/2007/Vitamins-&-Supplements:-What-should-I-Take?  

CSA Articles - Let's Go RVing!
Let's Go RVing! At our core, we are explorers. It’s in our bones, our marrow and our guts to venture out and discover. Exploration and adventure are vital to the human soul. Called by distant voices or prodded by an inner whisper, we travel, we...
csa-articles/post/2010/Lets-Go-RVing!  

CSA Articles - New Brunswick Election
New Brunswick Election Important Information for New Brunswick Voters On Monday, September 27, 2010 the citizens of New Brunswick will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now...
csa-articles/post/2011/New-Brunswick-Election  

CSA Articles - President's Message - Issue 76
President's Message - Issue 76 Well here I am writing to you in the fall edition of CSANews... can you believe it? It’s certainly been one of the hottest summers in quite a while here in Ontario, but we all know that this won’t last much...
csa-articles/post/2014/Presidents-Message---Issue-76  

CSA Articles - Peter Gzowski: A Biography
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 side - of a complicated, flawed, supremely talented personality who died a...
csa-articles/post/2021/Peter-Gzowski:-A-Biography  

CSA Articles - Changes to Length of Stay
Changes to Length of Stay Dear Bird Talk: Re: Changes to length of stay We keep hearing from friends that the U.S. is trying to change the length-of-stay time from 182 days to a maximum stay of 120 days for Canadian citizens. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
csa-articles/post/2022/Changes-to-Length-of-Stay  

CSA Articles - Provincial Picnics at Fort DeSoto
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 understand that the Canadian Snowbird Association, and we believe...
csa-articles/post/2029/Provincial-Picnics-at-Fort-DeSoto  

CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
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 435 seats in the House of Representatives. Republicans made a net gain of...
csa-articles/post/2030/Government-Relations-Report  

CSA Articles - Special Guest Columnist - Michael Coren
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 of global warming and the science of climate change. Imagine,...
csa-articles/post/2033/Special-Guest-Columnist---Michael-Coren  

CSA Articles - Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
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 standard defibrillators, which are the best currently used option....
csa-articles/post/2037/Cardiac-Resynchronization-Therapy  

CSA Articles - Helping Snowbirds Fight Cancer: A Ray of Hope in the Sunshine State
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 classes, special programs for...
csa-articles/post/2043/Helping-Snowbirds-Fight-Cancer:-A-Ray-of-Hope-in-the-Sunshine-State  

CSA Articles - President's Message - Issue 77
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CSA Articles - It's a Small World After All: Why Emerging Markets Demand Some of Your Investment Attention
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, operating...
csa-articles/post/2066/Its-a-Small-World-After-All:-Why-Emerging-Markets-Demand-Some-of-Your-Investment-Attention  

CSA Articles - Winter Informations Meetings 2012
Winter Informations Meetings 2012 FREE SNOWBIRD EVENT – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message
President's Message Welcome back to Canada. Let me begin by saying that Lois and I had the pleasure of meeting many of you this winter at one of our Extravaganzas or Winter Information Meetings throughout Florida and the southwestern United States....
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CSA Articles - Government Report
Government Report By the time you read this, Canada's 41st general election will have come to a close and we will know which party will form our new federal government. To ensure that our concerns received the attention they deserved, the...
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CSA Articles - Insurance Update
Insurance Update Thank heavens we won't have to listen to any more political ads for a while. They are so filled with misinformation, misquotes and, in some cases, downright lies, that I am thoroughly disgusted by the whole process....
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CSA Articles - Love at First Sight - Marilyn and Peter Miller Discover the Real Mexico
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CSA Articles - Changes to Length of Stay
Changes to Length of Stay Dear Bird Talk, We keep hearing from friends that the U.S. is trying to change the length-of-stay time from 182 days to a maximum stay of 120 days for Canadian citizens. Is there any truth to this? - Snowbird Info - CSA...
csa-articles/post/2099/Changes-to-Length-of-Stay  

CSA Articles - A Horror Story Averted!
A Horror Story Averted! Dear Bird Talk, Ross Quigley's article in the summer 2010 edition of CSANews ("Let me first say that Medipac is fine!") hit the nail on the head. I suspect that our personal case illustrates the need very clearly. -...
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CSA Articles - Gerry and Joan on the Move in Florida
Gerry and Joan on the Move in Florida Like most of you, we travelled south of the border for the winter and, looking at the weather in Ontario, it was a good move. Once in sunny Florida, we started working again. We began mailing out...
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CSA Articles - Surprising Saskatchewan
Surprising Saskatchewan "Yawn." That was the response we got from family and friends when we told them we were vacationing in Saskatchewan. "Really?" That was their response when we told them about the discoveries that we made there. - Snowbird Info...
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CSA Articles - More Fun Facts About Saskatchewan
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CSA Articles - Healthy Canadians
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CSA Articles - Tips to Help Save Your Sight
Tips to Help Save Your Sight (NC)—Every 12 minutes, another Canadian begins to lose his or her sight. This can happen to anyone at any point in their lifetime, bringing challenges which they might never have imagined. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Editor's Message
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CSA Articles - FLIGHT FEE FOR U.S. BOUND CanadianS RUFFLES SNOWBIRD FEATHERS
FLIGHT FEE FOR U.S. BOUND CanadianS RUFFLES SNOWBIRD FEATHERS A proposed “passenger inspection” fee is outlined in the draft 2012 federal budget that has been sent to Congress. If adopted, the charge is expected to be levied against millions...
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CSA Articles - STRONG DOLLAR GOOD FOR SNOWBIRD TRAVEL
STRONG DOLLAR GOOD FOR SNOWBIRD TRAVEL “A strong dollar is obviously great news for Canadian snowbirds but it’s also great news for all travelling Canadians,” said Bob Slack, President of the Canadian Snowbird Association. “Families taking...
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CSA Articles - President's Message
President's Message One of the questions I was asked most often this winter was "when can we expect to see the new, 10-year Canadian passport?" As many of you are aware, the CSA has been lobbying for this for years and I can assure you that...
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CSA Articles - Government Report
Government Report As I sit down to write my column for the summer edition of CSANews, CSA President Bob Slack and staff are just days away from a five-day visit to Washington, D.C. to continue our fight for a Retired Persons' Visa. -...
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CSA Articles - The Price of Canadian Health Care
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CSA Articles - Subtracting Time From Six Months
Subtracting Time From Six Months I sit in dismay, having read your response re: subtracting time from six months. You say that a fewer-than-30-day return to Canada cannot be subtracted when calculating total days allowed in the U.S. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Gerry and Joan Back in Canada
Gerry and Joan Back in Canada Like you, we are back in Canada. I am sure that most of you will agree, it is nice to avoid the Canadian winter, but it is always nice to get back to our own country in the spring. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Troublesome Urinary Problems: Symptoms We Don’t Talk About
Troublesome Urinary Problems: Symptoms We Don’t Talk About At my recent annual health checkup, my family doctor asked, along with countless other questions, about my bladder function. How often did I void during the day? How often at...
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CSA Articles - ...they read our policy, and they know!
...they read our policy, and they know! In 2008 (the last available statistics), the U.S. health-care system provided many free medical and hospital services under their Medicare and Medicaid programs. Just looking at the hospital costs,...
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CSA Articles - Editor's Message
Editor's Message The circle is complete! Over the last few issues, we have received both eloquent and atrocious pleas to stay out of politics, to fire Michael Coren and to basically "go jump off a cliff." It is quite unbelievable that people...
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CSA Articles - CSANews Issue 79
CSANews Issue 79 The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now available online. Members and registered users of the www.snowbirds.org website...
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CSA Articles - PREPARATION IS KEY FOR A REWARDING SNOWBIRD TRAVEL SEASON
PREPARATION IS KEY FOR A REWARDING SNOWBIRD TRAVEL SEASON Toronto – Spending the winter in the sunny south sure beats contending with the ice and snow. If you are truly going to enjoy the fruits of the snowbird lifestyle experience preparation is...
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CSA Articles - Politics in CSANews
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 the purpose of CSA is to put political pressure in the most appropriate area in...
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CSA Articles - Retired Persons Visa
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 and informative issues I have read during my years as a CSA member. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Airfare Refunds with TD Visa
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 ambulance because of a recent illness. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Canada Clubs
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 the president and directors discussed opportunities for our members and what we could...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
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 have now met with 50 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate...
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CSA Articles - Jack Layton 1950-2011
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CSA Articles - Opinion With Michael Coren
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., repeated later in the evening. I’ve hosted a show for more than 12...
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CSA Articles - Insurance Update
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 dollar at $1.059 on July 27 was hopefully a sign of things to come. I have some minor...
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CSA Articles - Your Winter Vacation - Healthy Planning
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 almost 20 years of hearing about the unfortunate, unexpected...
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CSA Articles - Fast Facts - Wine, Beer and Spirits
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. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canada Border Services Agency Now Tweeting Wait Times
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CSA Articles - Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Introduces New
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CSA Articles - CSANews Issue 80
CSANews Issue 80 The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now available online. Members and registered users of the www.snowbirds.org website...
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CSA Articles - FREE Shows - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
FREE Shows - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations are just around the corner....Canada's favourite musical comedy duo, Bowser & Blue, is appearing to help us celebrate the freedom of the Snowbird Lifestyle,...
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CSA Articles - 2011 CSA Ontario Election Handbook
2011 CSA Ontario Election Handbook On Thursday October 6, 2011 the residents of Ontario will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice is heard! Take...
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CSA Articles - Texas - Winter Information Meetings
Texas - Winter Information Meetings Canadian Snowbird Association Directors will be in Texas at various times throughout the winter. They will be there to share important information for travelling Canadians. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations The 2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations are just around the corner, and you're invited! Be sure to check the events schedule for DATES and TIMES and which locations require tickets. Tickets are FREE and...
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CSA Articles - CSANews Fall Issue 84
CSANews Fall Issue 84 The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now available online. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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