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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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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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Csanews Issue 105 - Issue 105
Csanews Issue 105 from Canadian Snowbird Association - Travel : Antigua and Barbuda - An Antilles paradise - Finance : Anticipation of markets - Health : Attitudes towards aging...
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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 80 - Csanews 80
A Public Thank You to All Medipac Employees - Medipac is setting new records in almost every area of our business. For the past two months, everyone has been working long hours and into the night – including weekends – to make sure that our...
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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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Csanews Issue 76 - Csanews 76
Canadian Snowbird Association - Csanews Issue 76 Seeking Adventure? - Deciphering Dividends - What Are You Taking?...
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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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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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CSA Survey - 2016 Csanews Readership Survey
CSA Survey's - Canadian Snowbird Association conducts survey's to gather inputs from Canadian travellers - Csanews Readership Survey...
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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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Issue 88 - Csanews Issue 88
Canadian Snowbird Association, Csanews 88, Discover Myanmar, Taking Medication on the Road, Choose the Right G.I.C., A Journey for Your Palate...
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Bird Talk - Questions and Answers - Bird Talk
Bird Talk - Questions and Answers...
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Csanews Issue 86 - Csanews Issue 86
Issue 86 of Csanews : In this issue >> Polar Safari - Sweet Home Alabama - Eat Well- Live Longer - Mortgage Strategies - Just another victory for the CSA, as you will read in these pages! Governments DO listen to us, but it does take time and...
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Csanews Issue 87 - Csanews Issue 87
Issue 87 of Csanews Magazine from CSA...
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Issue 97 - Issue 97
Csanews Issue 97 from Canadian Snowbird Association...
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Issue 89 - Issue 89
Canadian Snowbird Association, Florida, Csanews Issue 89...
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Issue 94 - Issue 94
A pristine wilderness! I have been to Newfoundland three times and I would go back tomorrow morning. Once the partying on George Street in St. John’s is finished, an endless expanse of mountains, fjords and lakes awaits you...
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Issue 96 - Issue 96
Canadian Snowbird Association...
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Issue 98 - Issue 98
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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Csanews Issue 91 - Csanews Issue 91
Csanews Issue 91 from Canadian Snowbird Association...
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Csanews Issue 92 - Csanews Issue 92
Csanews Issue 92 from Canadian Snowbird Association...
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Csanews Issue 99 - Issue 99
Canadian Snowbird Association Official news magazine - Csanews...
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Csanews Issue 93 - Csanews Issue 93
Csanews Issue 93 from CSA, The Canadian Snowbird Association...
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Issue 95 - Issue 95
Canadian Snowbird Association official magazine. Early Bird Travel Insurance, Medipac Travel Medical Insurance...
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Csanews Issue 100 - Issue 100
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Csanews Issue 101 - Issue 101
How to Downsize California Gold Country Understanding Hypertension Riviera Nayarit...
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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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Csanews Issue 104 - Issue 104
Csanews Issue 104 Fall 2017- In this issue : Snowbirding by Sea - Cruising all Winter - Time for a portfolio adjustment - Do you really need that pill? - Download Csanews Issue 104...
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Csanews Issue 103 - Issue 103
Csanews Issue 103 Summer 2017: In this Issue :- Saskatchewan Imposes Tax on Travel Insurance, Surprising Gibraltar, Where to stash your cash, South Okanagan, Insomnia - Download Csanews 103...
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Birdtalk - Donate your Csanews
Dear Bird Talk, I would like to suggest that fellow snowbirds donate their old CSA magazines to hospitals and doctors' offices, rather than throw them out, as this will help keep fellow snowbirds, seniors and travellers up to date on matters that...
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Birdtalk - Csanews Arrival Time
Dear Bird Talk, The Fall 1999, Issue 33, was received yesterday, October 28, 1999. We winter in Arizona leaving at the beginning of November as most snowbirds do...
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Birdtalk - Donate your Csanews
Dear Bird Talk: I would like to suggest that fellow snowbirds donate their old CSA magazines to hospitals and doctors offices rather than throw them out, as this will help keep fellow snowbirds, seniors and travellers up to date on matters that are...
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Birdtalk - Csanews: Fast Facts
Dear Bird Talk, The item: "Canada Trust MasterCard (travel medical insurance) Bites The Dust," based on the information I have, is only partly true....
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Birdtalk - Csanews: Puzzles
Dear Bird Talk, Some time ago, when you started a puzzle page, I wrote you and asked if you or your readers, had a copy of a puzzle "who owns the tiger"....
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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 - Political Advertisements
Dear Bird Talk, I was very surprised to see an ad for the Ontario PC Party on the back page of the Fall issue of Csanews....
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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 - Distribution of Csanews
Dear Mr. Gerald Brissenden Our best wishes on your appointment as president of CSA....
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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 - Demographics
Dear Bird Talk, Reading the winter issue of CSA News, I noted the various efforts on recruiting new members....
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Birdtalk - Blank Cheques
Dear Bird Talk, I have just finished reading your Csanews summer 2005 issue. I enjoy reading all issues. In regards to "Tips to avoid identity theft", I would like to share with you an experience I had....
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Birdtalk - Sign Your Cheques
Dear Bird Talk, The mail is in so I am now reading everything, cover to cover, with great interest in the Csanews Fall Issue 56. Donna Wilson's tip and story on the top of page 9 really did catch my eye regarding the blank cheque being cashed with...
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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 - 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 - Federal Superannuates Travel Insurance
Dear Bird Talk, I enjoy very much reading Csanews as I find it offers new perspectives for senior Canadians. In April 2006 retired federal public servants had their coverage for foreign travel health benefits increased from $100,000.00 to...
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Birdtalk - Csanews Article: Drive to Bermuda
Dear Bird Talk, It was such a pleasure reading “Drive to Bermuda” (in winter issue) Csanews. My late husband and I spent wonderful 3 week holidays there in June or October every second year for over 30 years....
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Birdtalk - Csanews Article: Vision and Hearing
Dear Bird Talk, I received your winter 2006 issue and enjoyed the articles and information it contained. Being in the eye-care business I was especially interested in the article on Vision and Hearing problem of older adults....
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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 - Shinglers
Dear Bird Talk, I got shingles in March in Arizona about a month before we came home, and the pain pills I’d been prescribed prevented me from driving (drowsiness, etc.), so we had to pay a friend from Ontario to fly down and drive us home....
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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 - Property Taxes in Arizona
It is interesting to notice the difference in attitude of the residents of Florida and the residents of the state of Arizona regarding snowbirds....
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Birdtalk - Update on Florida Snowbirds’ Tax Crisis - Csanews, Spring 2008
Kudos to Peter Benedek for his article about Florida’s outrageous property tax system. He gave us all a real perspective of snowbirds continually being fleeced and financially “slammed into the boards,” as well as what we can expect in the...
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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....
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Birdtalk - What Does it Really Cost?
Dear Bird Talk, In the spring issue of Csanews, Mr. Quigley, in his article “What Does it Really Cost?,” refers to “slimy lawyers.” apparently, to Mr Q., any lawyer who tries to collect money owed to a client is slimy, whereas health...
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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...
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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,...
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Birdtalk - BC Ferries
Dear Bird Talk, Recently, we travelled to the province of British Columbia to go over to Victoria. When we stopped at the visitor centre in British Columbia, we were told that being seniors and since we travelled on the ferries...
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Birdtalk - South Africa
Dear Bird Talk, I immigrated to Canada some 40 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa and it is with great interest that I read the article from Csanews issue 67 (summer 2008). While Mr. Garrison is correct in extolling the many...
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Birdtalk - Insurance Premium and Heart Conditions
Dear Bird Talk, My wife was diagnosed with a "heart block" – a condition that limited blood flow somewhat, and which required the use of a pacemaker. After spending 6 hours in the hospital, we left for home with her new pacemaker...
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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 - 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...
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Birdtalk - Changes Necessary to RRIF Payments for 2008
Dear Bird Talk, I have been asked by several senior friends as an original CSA member to write to you of our concern regarding what is happening to our savings in this period of economic downturn, in particular as it applies to our RRIFs and...
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Birdtalk - Driving to Myrtle Beach
Dear Bird Talk, Your article headed "Myrtle Beach" by Gordon Garrison stated that the driving time to Myrtle Beach from Ontario was about 12 hours....
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Birdtalk - Thank you for publishing my letter
Dear Bird Talk, Thank you for publishing my letter under Bird Talk in the summer 2009 issue of Csanews. I hope it will be of some help to the members....
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Birdtalk - Pun Fun, CSA News, summer 2009;
Dear Bird Talk, How insensitive a comment. Ignorant also comes to mind. Dyslexia is not funny or punny! Sick, insensitive!...
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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 - Consensus on the Retiree Visa
I support your upcoming lobby for a Canadian retiree visa. Jerry Kristjanson Ochre River, MB...
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Birdtalk - Valley Fever
Dear Bird Talk, I have been a user of this coverage (Medipac) for the past five years during our stays at our home base while in the U.S., Apache Junction, Arizona. I became ill this February and, after some misdiagnosis, was...
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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....
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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...
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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....
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Birdtalk - Medical emergency and Our experience with Visa
I took your advice and contacted Air Canada and, because of my husband’s medical emergency, they were kind enough to offer us two tickets to Florida....
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Birdtalk - Needs of our health and education systems should be met!
I cannot believe that we will be subjected to Michael Coren’s extreme right-wing ranting issue after issue in your Csanews publications. I have asked you in the past to provide a balanced approach to relevant issues....
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Birdtalk - "Balance billing" - the foul practices involved
We were involved in a rather unfortunate car accident on December 31, 2010 at KeyWest, FL, but we can confirm that we were “taken care of immediately and professionally” as one of your Bird Talk readers reported.......
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Birdtalk - Reading issues of Csanews and get quite a bit of valuable information
I am neither right wing or left wing and prefer to be the bird in-between, as in snowbird, and don’t mind entertaining all points of view with an open mind....
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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....
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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....
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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...
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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,...
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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?...
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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:...
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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?...
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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...
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Birdtalk - Green tea article, Csanews 97
My eyebrows were raised on reading the article, particularly because I have a disease called atrial fibrillation and I consume the prescription Warfarin daily as an antidote to the possible blood clots which can be prevalent with this disease....
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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...
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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....
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Birdtalk - Lack of diversity in Csanews
My wife and I enjoy the information and articles found in your magazine. However, I keep being disappointed.......
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Birdtalk - Tax on U.S. income
The information in this section of Csanews is always very useful to snowbirds and others with some connection to the U.S. Could you please clarify your response to a recent letter in which you state that, "if you earn income in the U.S. you do have...
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CSA Articles - Donate your Csanews
Donate your Csanews Dear Bird Talk, I would like to suggest that fellow snowbirds donate their old CSA magazines to hospitals and doctors' offices, rather than throw them out, as this will help keep fellow snowbirds, seniors and travellers up to...
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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 - EPCA-2 Test for Prostate Cancer
EPCA-2 Test for Prostate Cancer The last issue of Csanews described a new test used to detect prostate cancer earlier and more efficiently than the PSA test. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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?...
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CSA Articles - Federal Superannuates Travel Insurance
Federal Superannuates Travel Insurance Dear Bird Talk, I enjoy very much reading Csanews as I find it offers new perspectives for senior Canadians. In April 2006 retired federal public servants had their coverage for foreign travel health benefits...
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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. -...
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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 - 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 - 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 ......
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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 - 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 - 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...
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CSA Articles - Sign Your Cheques
Sign Your Cheques Dear Bird Talk, The mail is in so I am now reading everything, cover to cover, with great interest in the Csanews Fall Issue 56. Donna Wilson's tip and story on the top of page 9 really did catch my eye regarding the blank cheque...
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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 ......
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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 - Blank Cheques
Blank Cheques Dear Bird Talk, I have just finished reading your Csanews summer 2005 issue. I enjoy reading all issues. In regards to "Tips to avoid identity theft", I would like to share with you an experience I had. - 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 ......
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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 - 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 ......
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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 - 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 - 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 ......
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CSA Articles - Losing Doctors!
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CSA Articles - 2004 Closer Connection Form
2004 Closer Connection Form 2004 Closer Connection form 8840 to be published in Spring issue of Csanews. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Csanews Content
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. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Charley Hurricane Charley hits snowbirds hard in Charlotte County. - 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 - 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 - President's Message Issue 51
President's Message Issue 51 By the time you receive this issue of Csanews, the federal election will be history. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Distribution of Csanews
Distribution of Csanews Dear Mr. Gerald Brissenden Our best wishes on your appointment as president of CSA. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 ......
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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 - 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 - 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 - Political Advertisements
Political Advertisements Dear Bird Talk, I was very surprised to see an ad for the Ontario PC Party on the back page of the Fall issue of Csanews. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 48
Letter from the Editor Issue 48 I am buried in your survey responses and Early Bird Insurance applications. And I am happy. - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Csanews: Puzzles
Csanews: Puzzles Dear Bird Talk, Some time ago, when you started a puzzle page, I wrote you and asked if you or your readers, had a copy of a puzzle "who owns the tiger". - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 ......
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CSA Articles - Csanews Visits With...
Csanews Visits With... Last winter was a busy one! I spent a lot of time visiting various social events throughout Florida on behalf of the CSA and Medipac International. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Csanews: Fast Facts
Csanews: Fast Facts Dear Bird Talk, The item: "Canada Trust MasterCard (travel medical insurance) Bites The Dust," based on the information I have, is only partly true. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 36
Letter from the Editor Issue 36 Awarm welcome to Barry Lavalley who has written one of our feature "Lifestyle" articles this issue and, of course, we always turn to Dave Hunter, the author of Along the I75, for driving tips and routes to our...
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CSA Articles - Donate your Csanews
Donate your Csanews Dear Bird Talk: I would like to suggest that fellow snowbirds donate their old CSA magazines to hospitals and doctors offices rather than throw them out, as this will help keep fellow snowbirds, seniors and travellers up to date...
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CSA Articles - Csanews Arrival Time
Csanews Arrival Time Dear Bird Talk, The Fall 1999, Issue 33, was received yesterday, October 28, 1999. We winter in Arizona leaving at the beginning of November as most snowbirds do - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Csanews
Csanews Don’t want to wait for international snail mail? Login to snowbirds.org to read the latest Csanews online. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - 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 - Csanews Article: Drive to Bermuda
Csanews Article: Drive to Bermuda Dear Bird Talk, It was such a pleasure reading “Drive to Bermuda” (in winter issue) Csanews. My late husband and I spent wonderful 3 week holidays there in June or October every second year for over 30 years. -...
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CSA Articles - Csanews Article: Vision and Hearing
Csanews Article: Vision and Hearing Dear Bird Talk, I received your winter 2006 issue and enjoyed the articles and information it contained. Being in the eye-care business I was especially interested in the article on Vision and Hearing problem of...
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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Shinglers
Shinglers Dear Bird Talk, I got shingles in March in Arizona about a month before we came home, and the pain pills I’d been prescribed prevented me from driving (drowsiness, etc.), so we had to pay a friend from Ontario to fly down and drive us...
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CSA Articles - Switzerland: Somebody Has To Do It
Switzerland: Somebody Has To Do It Travel Writer Dave Hunter eats his way through Switzerland - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - 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 - Property Taxes in Arizona
Property Taxes in Arizona It is interesting to notice the difference in attitude of the residents of Florida and the residents of the state of Arizona regarding snowbirds. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Update on Florida Snowbirds’ Tax Crisis - Csanews, Spring 2008
Update on Florida Snowbirds’ Tax Crisis - Csanews, Spring 2008 Kudos to Peter Benedek for his article about Florida’s outrageous property tax system. He gave us all a real perspective of snowbirds continually being fleeced and financially...
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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 - What Does it Really Cost?
What Does it Really Cost? Dear Bird Talk, In the spring issue of Csanews, Mr. Quigley, in his article “What Does it Really Cost?,” refers to “slimy lawyers.” apparently, to Mr Q., any lawyer who tries to collect money owed to a client is...
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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 - BC Ferries
BC Ferries Dear Bird Talk, Recently, we travelled to the province of British Columbia to go over to Victoria. When we stopped at the visitor centre in British Columbia, we were told that being seniors and since we travelled on the...
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CSA Articles - South Africa
South Africa Dear Bird Talk, I immigrated to Canada some 40 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa and it is with great interest that I read the article from Csanews issue 67 (summer 2008). While Mr. Garrison is correct in extolling the...
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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 - Government Relations Report Issue 68
Government Relations Report Issue 68 It has been a busy summer on the political front here at the CSA. In July, I, along with research and communications officer Michael MacKenzie, sat down with Ontario’s deputy leader of the...
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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 - 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 - Insurance Premium and Heart Conditions
Insurance Premium and Heart Conditions Dear Bird Talk, My wife was diagnosed with a "heart block" – a condition that limited blood flow somewhat, and which required the use of a pacemaker. After spending 6 hours in the hospital, we...
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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 - 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 - 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 - Ontario’s Drug Benefit Program
Ontario’s Drug Benefit Program As many of our Ontario members are aware Ontario snowbirds are allowed to remain out of Ontario for 212 days in any 12 month period without jeopardizing their government health coverage. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Driving to Myrtle Beach
Driving to Myrtle Beach Dear Bird Talk, Your article headed "Myrtle Beach" by Gordon Garrison stated that the driving time to Myrtle Beach from Ontario was about 12 hours. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Property Taxes in Florida
Property Taxes in Florida Like many of you I spent the winter in Florida, which meant that I got a steady dose of Florida politics in my morning paper. What always seems to be the hottest topic in Florida politics? Taxes, particularly...
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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 - Csanews Magazine
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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 - 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 - Online Videos and Personal Health Record
Online Videos and Personal Health Record If you have ever had an opportunity to attend Snowbird Extravaganza in Florida, Arizona or Texas, you may remember sitting in with Dr.Bob MacMillan and listening to ideas on how to live a happy and...
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CSA Articles - Thank you for publishing my letter
Thank you for publishing my letter Dear Bird Talk, Thank you for publishing my letter under Bird Talk in the summer 2009 issue of Csanews. I hope it will be of some help to the members. - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 2010 CSA Member Survey
2010 CSA Member Survey The 2010 CSA Member Survey is now available online! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - 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 - Valley Fever
Valley Fever Dear Bird Talk, I have been a user of this coverage (Medipac) for the past five years during our stays at our home base while in the U.S., Apache Junction, Arizona. I became ill this February and, after some...
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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...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor
Letter from the Editor What a response! You have outdone yourselves, again, and sent in almost 1,500 responses to our Spring Csanews Survey. With the price of postage and the importance of time as we get older, I would like to thank...
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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 - President's Message - Issue 77
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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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