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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 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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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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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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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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The Canadian Travellers' Report Card Update - Report Card Updates
The Canadian Travellers' Report Card Update...
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CSA Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives - Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives
Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives...
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Issue 97 - Issue 97
CSANews Issue 97 from Canadian Snowbird Association...
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CSANews Issue 93 - CSANews Issue 93
CSANews Issue 93 from CSA, The Canadian Snowbird Association...
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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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Birdtalk - Beware of OHIP Coverage when Travelling
Dear Bird Talk: I hope you will consider alerting other snowbirds to a terrible experience we had down south this winter....
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Birdtalk - CANPASS Clarification
Paul Jenkins, CSA's vice-president, advised us that there has been some misunderstanding of the CANPASS program....
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Birdtalk - Fraud Safety Precaution
Dear Bird Talk, A SAFETY PRECAUTION Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine, do both sides of each licence, credit Card, etc....
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Birdtalk - US Medicare
Dear Bird Talk, There has been a drastic increase in Medicare premiums for alien permanent residents (formerly Green Card holders) in the United States. This affects persons over the age of 65 such as myself and my wife....
bird-talk/faq/84/US-Medicare  

Birdtalk - Keep Your Receipts
Dear Bird Talk, In February, a friend drove me to Orlando and then flew down to drive me home at the end of the month. I booked our accommodations at Best Western using my credit Card, but paid in cash when we arrived at the motel....
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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....
bird-talk/faq/108/Currency-Exchange-and-Transfer  

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 - 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 - 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...
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Birdtalk - Rules of the “Ontario Drug Plan”
Dear Bird Talk, In view of the problems which I recently experienced when attempting to obtain prescription medicine from my pharmacist before leaving for wintering in Florida, will you kindly clarify the rules of “Ontario Drug Plan”?...
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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....
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Birdtalk - Driving Trips in California, Nevada, Arizona
Dear Bird Talk, Just a word of caution to those of us who travel to Nevada, Arizona and California and use Shell, Chevron, Valero or Diamond Shamrock service stations. If you use a Visa or MasterCard, these Cards are not accepted...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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Birdtalk - Using Credit Cards in the US - and even more...
Dear Bird Talk, We use a credit Card – an American $ Visa this year, to avoid paying exchange every time we buy something – and you can punch in the three digits from your actual postal code followed by two zeros. We assume any five digits would...
bird-talk/faq/178/Using-Credit-Cards-in-the-US-and-even-more...  

Birdtalk - Texas ID's
Dear Bird Talk, We were told by a few agencies in Texas to apply for an ID Card. However, on trying this morning to apply, we have found out that the requirements to qualify for this Card have changed....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Birdtalk - Credit Card ZIP Code Tip
Like many other people, I had the problem of not being able to use my credit Card at the gas pumps in Florida because I did not have a U.S. zip code to punch into the pump. My solution was to phone MasterCard and temporarily change my billing...
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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....
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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?...
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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....
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Birdtalk - Credit Cards At U.S. Gas Pumps
Dear Bird Talk: Re: Using Credit Cards at Gas Pumps At one time, I heard that if you are using your credit Card at the pump and it asks for a zip code, you know of a solution. I heard it was the three numbers in the postal code followed by two...
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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....
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Birdtalk - Credit Card Fees
Dear Bird Talk, Today, I spoke to a different person at Belk customer service regarding the bill with penalties which I received. This person agreed to drop $30.00 in penalties bringing my bill down to $42.00....
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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...
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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...
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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?...
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Birdtalk - Burden of Proof
During a recent U.S. border-crossing interview, we were asked to provide documentation showing closer ties to Canada....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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?...
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Birdtalk - Preferred US Bank?
Is there a U.S. bank that is a better choice for Canadians?...
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Birdtalk - Banking in the United States
Is it necessary to set up a bank account in the U.S....
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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......
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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....
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Birdtalk - Quebec Six Months or Seven?
In a previous bird talk forum, it was mentioned that P.E.I. is the only province that doesn't allow seven months' absence to retain their health plan....
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Birdtalk - Travel outside of the U.S.
Do you have to return to Canada for 30 days or more to get a new B2 visa, or can you go to Mexico or other countries?...
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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...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 32
Letter from the Editor Issue 32 As we approach the end of the dog days of summer, I tend to reflect upon the happenings of the last few months. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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...
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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 ......
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ......
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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 ......
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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 ......
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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...
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CSA Articles - Keep Your Receipts
Keep Your Receipts Dear Bird Talk, In February, a friend drove me to Orlando and then flew down to drive me home at the end of the month. I booked our accommodations at Best Western using my credit Card, but paid in cash when we arrived at the...
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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 ......
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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 ......
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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 -...
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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...
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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 - Government Relations Report Issue 57
Government Relations Report Issue 57 The fall is always a busy political season in Canada. With the federal and provincial legislatures back in session from coast to coast, there is no better time for the CSA to present your concerns to our elected...
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CSA Articles - Helena and Vic Mageau
Helena and Vic Mageau In this issue we are talking with a couple from Timmins, Ontario. Meet Helena and Vic Mageau. "Make sure you bring all your medications with you for the length of your stay." - 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 ......
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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 - Government Relations Report Issue 56
Government Relations Report Issue 56 As you have already read in the president's message, association representatives have been busy attending political functions as well as meeting with individual government officials. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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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 - 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 - President's Message Issue 55
President's Message Issue 55 Here we are once again, back in our own wonderful country. As I sit here writing this message the sun is shining, the birds are singing, it is a beautiful day in Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - Tips to Avoid Identity Theft
Tips to Avoid Identity Theft Tips to avoid identity theft. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Wired Snowbird II: Hotel Connections
The Wired Snowbird II: Hotel Connections The long day's trek is behind you and at last you haul your suitcase into your hotel room, lie back, put your feet up and let the travel tension drain away. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Phishing
Phishing The new era of identity theft scams. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - US Medicare
US Medicare Dear Bird Talk, There has been a drastic increase in Medicare premiums for alien permanent residents (formerly Green Card holders) in the United States. This affects persons over the age of 65 such as myself and my wife. - Snowbird Info...
csa-articles/post/293/US-Medicare  

CSA Articles - Avoid Identify Theft
Avoid Identify Theft Follow these helpful tips to avoid misuse of your personal and financial information: - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/323/Avoid-Identify-Theft  

CSA Articles - Safety and Online Shopping
Safety and Online Shopping Online shopping has become the quickest and least stressful way to shop. Unfortunately, this type of shopping has its perils. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/342/Safety-and-Online-Shopping  

CSA Articles - Travel Health Insurance: Why You Need It?
Travel Health Insurance: Why You Need It? Travel Health Insurance: Why you need it! How you can continue to get it! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/347/Travel-Health-Insurance:-Why-You-Need-It?  

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 ......
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CSA Articles - Get the Party Started - With Evite Online Invitations!
Get the Party Started - With Evite Online Invitations! Need to send out invitations for an event? Don't bother using costly Cards and snail mail. Rather, turn to the Internet to create and send fun and innovative invitations. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
csa-articles/post/365/Get-the-Party-Started---With-Evite-Online-Invitations!  

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 - 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 ......
csa-articles/post/386/Get-Your-Passport!  

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 - Spyware
Spyware With all the things that are good with the Internet, there will always be some accompanying bad (I wanted to say crap, but I think it will be edited out) with which we have to deal in order to realize the best that it has to offer. -...
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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ......
csa-articles/post/505/Sometimes-It-Takes-a-Small-Comment  

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 ......
csa-articles/post/536/Permanent-Resident-Card-for-Non-Canadian-Citizens  

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...
csa-articles/post/537/Visa-Requirements-for-Canadian-Landed-Immigrants  

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 ......
csa-articles/post/553/The-Canadian-Travellers-Report-Card-2002  

CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 45
Letter from the Editor Issue 45 It is probably not very "editor-like," but I want to remember an old friend who recently passed on. - 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 ......
csa-articles/post/559/Government-Relations-Report-Issue-45  

CSA Articles - High Protein - Low Card Diets
High Protein - Low Card Diets Much has been made in the media recently about the effectiveness of high protein, low carbohydrate diets as a weight loss miracle. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Hey, That's My Information!
Hey, That's My Information! Well...it's that time of year again. Get your credit Cards ready for another season of gift buying (my shirt size is 16 x 33). - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/580/Hey,-Thats-My-Information!  

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...
csa-articles/post/586/Driving-South  

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 - Online News
Online News Stay up-to-date like never before. - 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 - 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 - 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 - The Snowbird Annual Plan
The Snowbird Annual Plan We all know that snowbirds are special people. They are more active, more curious, more adventurous, friendlier and they certainly travel more than most people. - 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 - When there's an Ill, there's a Way
When there's an Ill, there's a Way Recently there has been a notable increase in the theft of luxury vehicles. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/634/When-theres-an-Ill,-theres-a-Way  

CSA Articles - The Real Insurance Expert?� Our Client
The Real Insurance Expert?� Our Client In our July 2001 issue of CSANews, our annual survey asked you to give us comments and suggestions to improve the Medipac Travel Insurance Program. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/651/The-Real-Insurance-Expert?�-Our-Client  

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 - Fraud Safety Precaution
Fraud Safety Precaution Dear Bird Talk, A SAFETY PRECAUTION Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine, do both sides of each licence, credit Card, etc. - 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 - CANPASS Clarification
CANPASS Clarification Paul Jenkins, CSA's vice-president, advised us that there has been some misunderstanding of the CANPASS program. - 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 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 - 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 ......
csa-articles/post/760/And-the-Survey-Says...2001  

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 - 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 - Beware of OHIP Coverage when Travelling
Beware of OHIP Coverage when Travelling Dear Bird Talk: I hope you will consider alerting other snowbirds to a terrible experience we had down south this winter. - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ......
csa-articles/post/808/Instant-Messenger---More-than-just-e-mail!  

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 - The Merger, How Organized Crime is Taking Over Canada and the World
The Merger, How Organized Crime is Taking Over Canada and the World The Merger, How Organized Crime is Taking Over Canada and the World BY JEFFREY ROBINSON (MCCLELLAND & STEWART INC. 387 PAGES, $32.99) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/830/The-Merger,-How-Organized-Crime-is-Taking-Over-Canada-and-the-World  

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...
csa-articles/post/831/Tis-the-Season-To-Go-Shopping  

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 - Travel Scams
Travel Scams Services that require payment "up front" have, unfortunately, become a haven for unscrupulous individuals. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/847/Travel-Scams  

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...
csa-articles/post/865/The-Snowbird-Border-Crossing-Kit  

CSA Articles - ATM Safety
ATM Safety You're in a large mall using an automatic teller machine. How secure are you, really? If you approach the machine and then start fishing in your purse or pockets for your wallet, you're setting yourself up for theft. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Virtual Common Sense
Virtual Common Sense Have you ever had a conversation with someone and felt that something just wasn't on the level? Sometimes you can't put your finger on it...but you know. - 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 - 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 ......
csa-articles/post/897/Sorry,-but-you-need-a-Green-Card!  

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 - Signs Your Identity Has Been Stolen
Signs Your Identity Has Been Stolen Identity theft is one of the fastest growing forms of fraud in Canada. Recognize it, report it and stop it. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/1002/Signs-Your-Identity-Has-Been-Stolen  

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 - 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 - 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 - 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...
csa-articles/post/1057/Most-Provinces-Breaching-the-Canada-Health-Act  

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...
csa-articles/post/1070/Winter-Texans-Snowbird-Celebration---2-Days  

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 - 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 - 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...
csa-articles/post/1114/Your-Claim-and-What-the-Government-Paid  

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...
csa-articles/post/1117/Why-Do-You-Head-South?  

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 - Debit and Credit Card Skimming
Debit and Credit Card Skimming Debit / credit Card skimming culprits have developed new technologies for skimming Card data while at the same time capturing PIN numbers. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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...
csa-articles/post/1173/2007-Qubec-Provincial-Election---A-Message-from-the-CSA  

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 - 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 - Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of State announced the official requirement for citizens of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda to present a passport to enter...
csa-articles/post/1179/Western-Hemisphere-Travel-Initiative  

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 - 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 - 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 - E-mail Fraud Alert
E-mail Fraud Alert Department of Finance Canada - Dec. 20, 2006. Some Canadians are receiving e-mails fraudulently identified as coming from the Department of Finance Canada that promise a tax refund if an appended form is filled in and...
csa-articles/post/1216/E-mail-Fraud-Alert  

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...
csa-articles/post/1219/DHS-Announces-Proposed-Passport-Flexibility  

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 - 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 - New Scammers After Credit Cards
New Scammers After Credit Cards New scammers after three-digit pin number on back of credit Card. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Eleanor Isbister
Eleanor Isbister We often tend to think of 'snowbirds' in the plural. However, not all who enjoy the warmth of sunnier climes have mates. We decided to look for a snowbird in the singular. Luckily, we found one in the province of Quebec – a...
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CSA Articles - Cellphone Fraud
Cellphone Fraud In recent years, cellular phone security has improved remarkably. Yet there are still instances in which cellphones and cellphone usage can become the target of fraudulent scams. Two such examples are subscriber fraud and cellphone...
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CSA Articles - The Card
The Card A very cocky Oklahoma Department of Highways employee stopped at a farm to talk to an old farmer. He told the farmer, "I need to inspect your farm for a possible new road."... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - Justice: Hackers steal 40 million credit Card numbers
Justice: Hackers steal 40 million credit Card numbers (CNN) -- Eleven people were indicted Tuesday for allegedly stealing more than 40 million credit and debit Card numbers, federal authorities said. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Province bans gift Card expiry dates and fees
Province bans gift Card expiry dates and fees Pesky expiry dates and jarring fees on retail gift Cards will become a thing of the past after new provincial rules come into play Nov. 1. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - 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...
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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 - 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 ......
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CSA Articles - Family doctors' report Card says little progress in increasing their ranks
Family doctors' report Card says little progress in increasing their ranks TORONTO — The College of Family Physicians says too little progress has been made in improving the number of family doctors in Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Frequent Flyer Credit Card
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. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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...
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CSA Articles - Roads, Walls and Wheels - North England
Roads, Walls and Wheels - North England We are in North England and this two thousand year old road, now designated “A69” and “B6318,” runs across a desolate and barren countryside as it has done since first surveyed in 122 AD. We...
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CSA Articles - Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach On our first drive to South Carolina a few years ago, my wife and I were welcomed by a sign which proudly announced that we had arrived at North Myrtle Beach, the “Home of Vanna White.” At that time, we had been lured...
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CSA Articles - The cutting edge of keeping in touch
The cutting edge of keeping in touch Technology is making it easier to stay in contact with friends and family. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - Feeling Insecure about Online Security?
Feeling Insecure about Online Security? Whenever you are prompted to provide personal information online, especially credit Card or bank account information when making a purchase, take a look at your web browser’s address line and look...
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CSA Articles - Driving Trips in California, Nevada, Arizona
Driving Trips in California, Nevada, Arizona Dear Bird Talk, Just a word of caution to those of us who travel to Nevada, Arizona and California and use Shell, Chevron, Valero or Diamond Shamrock service stations. If you use a Visa or...
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CSA Articles - Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft There's been a lot of talk over the past several years about identity theft: a kind of fraud in which a crook uses your identity to steal money or receive other benefits that normally belong to you. - Snowbird...
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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 - 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 - Using Credit Cards in the US - and even more...
Using Credit Cards in the US - and even more... Dear Bird Talk, We use a credit Card – an American $ Visa this year, to avoid paying exchange every time we buy something – and you can punch in the three digits from your actual postal code...
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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 - How to fix a broken retirement
How to fix a broken retirement Simple suggestions for getting the financial side of retirement back on track. To call it a downturn would be an understatement. For retirees, the past year or so has been nothing short of a disaster. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Check the expiry on your provincial health Card
Check the expiry on your provincial health Card If you reside in Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador or PEI and your health Card is due to expire while you are away ... - 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 - 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 - Computer Maintenance and Safety Tips
Computer Maintenance and Safety Tips From the numerous e-mails that I receive on a daily basis, it is apparent that most computer problems are software related. Hardware rarely fails if computer maintenance and security are taken seriously....
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CSA Articles - Barbershop Politics
Barbershop Politics One day, a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.’ The florist was pleased...
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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 - Texas ID's
Texas ID's Dear Bird Talk, We were told by a few agencies in Texas to apply for an ID Card. However, on trying this morning to apply, we have found out that the requirements to qualify for this Card have changed. - 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 - Snowbird report Card reveals most provinces breaching the Canada Health Act
Snowbird report Card reveals most provinces breaching the Canada Health Act TORONTO, March 17 /CNW/ - Only Prince Edward Island and the Canadian territories and are living up to the requirement of the Canada Health Act to provide portable, universal...
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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 - 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 - Credit Card ZIP Code Tip
Credit Card ZIP Code Tip Like many other people, I had the problem of not being able to use my credit Card at the gas pumps in Florida because I did not have a U.S. zip code to punch into the pump. My solution was to phone MasterCard and...
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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 - Keep Your Purse & Wallet Safe
Keep Your Purse & Wallet Safe Don't be a victim of theft! Grocery stores, restaurants and unattended vehicles are just a few of the common places in which crooks lie in wait of their next prey. By following this simple advice, you can keep...
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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 - 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 ......
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CSA Articles - Protect Yourself From Fraud While Travelling
Protect Yourself From Fraud While Travelling Planning to travel this summer? Whether it is within Canada or abroad, it is important to protect yourself against credit Card and debit Card fraud. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - 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...
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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...
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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...
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CSA Articles - Travels of Gerry and Joan
Travels of Gerry and Joan I am sure that most of us enjoyed the hot summer and are now looking forward to a nice, warm winter season in the south (cross our fingers!). One thing we must remember as we prepare to travel to the United States is that...
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CSA Articles - Credit Cards At U.S. Gas Pumps
Credit Cards At U.S. Gas Pumps Dear Bird Talk: Re: Using Credit Cards at Gas Pumps At one time, I heard that if you are using your credit Card at the pump and it asks for a zip code, you know of a solution. I heard it was the three numbers in the...
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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...
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CSA Articles - What's Your Hobby?
What's Your Hobby? Last summer, as I was busy in my shop attaching the radiator to my 1928 Ford Model A roadster, my neighbour stopped by to "supervise" my restoration work. He recently retired after nearly 40 years of factory shift work and...
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CSA Articles - Are Home Equity Loans a Viable Financial Strategy?
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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 - 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 - Credit Card Fees
Credit Card Fees Dear Bird Talk, Today, I spoke to a different person at Belk customer service regarding the bill with penalties which I received. This person agreed to drop $30.00 in penalties bringing my bill down to $42.00. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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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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