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CSA Board of Directors - Québec Director - Québec Director - JAMES LEROUX
James hopes to use his position as a CSA Director to grow the francophone membership and to connect with French CSA members and potential members to make them aware of the many benefits of membership in the association. “There are several reasons...
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CSA Board of Directors - Ontario Director - Ontario Director - Ted Popel
Ted Popel has a long and distinguished career as an Insurance Professional with expertise in the Special Risk and Travel Medical Field, including risk evaluation, client/broker contact and product design. Ted has earned a reputation for being an...
csa-board-of-directors#Ontario_Director  

CSA Publication - Medipac Travel Insurance Guide
The Medipac Travel Insurance Guide shares valuable inFormation regarding the sometimes confusing travel insurance industry and products. This publication is made available to members of the CSA, by Medipac Travel Insurance; the only travel insurance...
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CSA Publication - CSA Travel InFormation Guide
Fifth Edition: Rules and regulations - they are here for your review. The CSA presents this handy and inFormative members' guide to the rules and regulations of crossing borders, mindful that many members are concerned with the intricacies of travel...
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CSA Publication - CSA Hurricane Checklist
CSA Hurricane Checklist BEFORE & AFTER THE STORM Helpful tips and contact inFormation for emergency responders, etc......
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Snowbird Currency Exchange - Snowbird Currency Exchange
CSA Snowbird Currency Exchange Program : Preferred exchange rates - LOW or NO transfer fees - Automatic transfers - Join thousands of snowbirds who continue to save hundreds of dollars every year by transferring Canadian to U.S. funds...
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Medipac Travel Insurance - Medipac Travel Insurance: 1-888-633-4722
Medipac Travel Insurance: covers most stable pre-existing conditions regardless of age. Endorsed by the Canadian Snowbird Association....
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CSA Auto Home Insurance Plan - CSA Auto Home Insurance Plan
CSA Auto Home Insurance Plan - Insurance may well be the single most expensive purchase you make in a year...every year. That's why it's important to consider the advantages of our Preferred Insurance Program. Simply put, with Group Services...
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US Tax Forms - IRS Forms W8-BEN and 8840 - US Tax Forms
U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE FormS : W8-BEN and 8840 - IRS Form 8840 - Closer Connection Exemption Statement for Aliens - IRS Form W8-BEN - Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding...
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CSANews Issue 77 - CSANews 77
CSANews Issue 77 from Canadian Snowbird Association (The CSA) - Mexico - Riding the Rails - Emerging Markets CSANews 77...
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Snowbird Extravaganza Lakeland, Florida - Snowbird Extravaganza
Snowbird Extravaganza is a lifestyle event with over 150 exhibitors, and FREE world class entertainment, all dedicated to the celebrating snowbird lifestyle....
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Winter InFormation Meetings - Free Snowbird event, Open to public - Winter InFormation Meetings
Canadian Snowbird Association Winter InFormation Meetings - FREE SNOWBIRD EVENT – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!...
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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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Upcoming Events - Upcoming Events
WATCH LIVE VIDEO Click on the Snowbird Extravaganza event to watch the live video stream...OR, come by the Lakeland Center if you're in or around Lakeland, Florida...
upcoming-events  

About CSA - Canadian Snowbird Association - About Us
The Canadian Snowbird Association is a national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of travelling Canadians....
about-us  

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...
join-csa  

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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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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CSA Publications - CSA Publications
CSA Publications - Travellers' Checklist, Travel Insurance Guide, CSA Member Handbook…Publications you need to stay inFormed and to enjoy the Snowbird Lifestyle. Check the various publications from CSA Canadian Snowbird Association...
csa-publications  

CSANews Issue 76 - CSANews 76
Canadian Snowbird Association - CSANews Issue 76 Seeking Adventure? - Deciphering Dividends - What Are You Taking?...
csanews-76  

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...
csanews-73  

Terms of Use - Terms of Use
Terms of Use of the Website WWW.SNOWBIRDS.ORG : This Web site is free of charge from Medipac International and may contain links to other Medipac sites that contain additional Terms of Use....
terms-of-use  

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.”...
csanews-82  

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...
csanews-83  

CSA Auto Club - CSA Auto Club
CSA Auto Club - The CSA Auto Club is one of the most affordable and comprehensive roadside assistance programs for all your emergency roadside needs....
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The CSA Graphic License Plate Program - Ontario - CSA Ontario License Plate
The CSA Graphic License Plate Program - Ontario : The Canadian Snowbird Association is proud to present the CSA Graphic License Plate Program for Ontario residents and CSA members....
csa-ontario-license-plate  

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...
personal-health-record  

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...
canada-club  

Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations are just around the corner, and you're invited!...
snowbird-lifestyle-presentations  

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....
privacy-policy  

Subscribe to RSS Feed - Subscribe to RSS Feeds
Subscribe to RSS Feed from Snowbirds.org Official Website of Canadian Snowbird Association - Content from the snowbirds.org website can now be fed directly into your RSS feed reader....
subscribe-to-rss-feeds  

NEW MEDICATION PROCESS ASSISTS SNOWBIRDS, TRAVELLERS - New Medication Process Assists Snowbirds Travellers
CSA Updates > News Releases > Travellers leaving Saskatchewan for an extended period are now able to get up to six months of prescription drugs processed online through the Saskatchewan Drug Plan, saving them upfront out-of-pocket costs and the...
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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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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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Tax Change - Tax Change
CSA, CRA, FEDERAL REVENUE MINISTER, Gail Shea...
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The Canadian Travellers' Report Card Update - Report Card Updates
The Canadian Travellers' Report Card Update...
report-card-updates  

CSA Applauds Elections BC - Elections BC
Elections BC has fulfilled its commitment to the CSA by improving access to voting rights and availability of government inFormation.. With these recent changes to both the vote-by-mail process and the inFormation on the Elections BC website,...
elections-bc  

BC Coverage Extension Update - UPDATE BC Coverage Extension
BC Coverage Extension Update - Canadian Snowbird Association...
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Canadian Retiree Visa Update - Canadian Retiree Visa Update
Canadian Retiree Visa - JOLT (Jobs Originated through Launching Travel) Act...
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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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CSA Alberta Coverage Extension - Alberta Coverage Extension
Canadian Snowbird Association Petition: Alberta Government extend health coverage from six to seven months....
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CSA Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives - Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives
Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives...
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CSANews Issue 87 - CSANews Issue 87
Issue 87 of CSANews Magazine from CSA...
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Address Change Request - Do we have your email and current address?
Address Change Request...
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Issue 97 - Issue 97
CSANews Issue 97 from Canadian Snowbird Association...
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CSA Alberta Health Coverage - Seven Months for Alberta Snowbirds
CSA helps extend health coverage for Alberta Snowbirds....
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NB Health Coverage Extension - NB Health Coverage Extension
Government of New Brunswick has agreed to implement our request, which will allow snowbirds to spend up to seven months outside of the province...
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Beyond the Border - Beyond the Border
Canadian and U.S. policies related to immigration and taxation...
beyond-the-border  

Sask Heath Coverage Extension - Sask. Health Coverage Extension
The Saskatchewan Government has, effective January 1, 2016, Formally increased the amount of time residents may be absent from Saskatchewan, from six to seven months....
saskatchewan-health-coverage-extension  

UPDATE Beyond the Border - UPDATE Beyond the Border
The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) has recently learned that the full exchange of data on Canadian and American travellers has been delayed....
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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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CSA Clarifies U.S. Travel Rules - CSA Clarifies U.S. Travel Rules
In a recent article which appeared on CBC News’ British Columbia website, it was suggested that Canadian citizens are only allowed to spend 120 days in the United States each year. For clarification purposes, the Canadian Snowbird Association...
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CSA NWT Health Coverage Extension - NWT Health Coverage Extension
Long-term vacationing residents will now only need to be present in the territory for 153 days each year, as opposed to the previous requirement of 183 days, in order to remain eligible for continuous territorial health benefits. This additional...
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Bill C-21 Canada Border Services Agency - Entry/Exit initiative
An Act to amend the Customs Act, in the House of Commons which will permit Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to collect personal inFormation...
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Rewarding Snowbirds Travel Season - Preparation is Key for a Rewarding Snowbird Travel Season
Today, travelling without supplemental health insurance is akin to gambling with your life savings...
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CSANews Issue 100 - Issue 100
CSANews Issue 100...
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CSA Canada Club Grant - CSA 25th Anniversary!
Canadian Snowbird Association twenty-fifth anniversary grant program for CSA Canada Clubs....
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Manitoba Term Certificate Requirement - Manitoba Term Certificate Requirement
Manitoba Term Certificate Requirement...
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CSANews Issue 102 - Issue 102
CSANews Spring March 2017 Issue 102 - OFFICIAL NEWS MAGAZINE OF THE CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION | SPRING 2017 | ISSUE 102 - Protect your investments , Top 2 places to visit ,Home Remedies...
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PST SK Travel Insurance Premiums - PST SK Travel Insurance Premiums
PST SK Travel Insurance Premiums Snowbirds...
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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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Birdtalk - Help a Friend
Dear Bird Talk, It is my pleasure to submit for membership, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Konkin, whose application Form is attached. Mr. Konkin is the retired Commissioner of Finance ­ S.S. Marie, as well as a retired J.P. He will make an excellent member ­put...
bird-talk/faq/8/Help-a-Friend  

Birdtalk - 8840 Form
Dear Birdtalk, In our Park in Mesa, Arizona, there are several Canadians who do not complete Form 8840, the "Closer Connection Exception Statement for Aliens" Form....
bird-talk/faq/22/8840-Form  

Birdtalk - 10% Withholding Tax on Property Sales
Dear Bird Talk; In reference to the letter from R.A. Jobber in Issue 35, we have been through this procedure, so we would like to offer the following inFormation:...
bird-talk/faq/25/10-Percent-Withholding-Tax-on-Property-Sales  

Birdtalk - Elections Canada
Dear Bird Talk, As a snowbird going to Florida for five months each year we felt discriminated against in the federal election....
bird-talk/faq/27/Elections-Canada  

Birdtalk - Medicare and Mobility Rights
Dear Bird Talk, Now that the "new" government is in place, I trust that the CSA will lobby strongly to have the provisions requiring a Canadian to spend six months in his home province to qualify for Medicare coverage....
bird-talk/faq/77/Medicare-and-Mobility-Rights  

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....
bird-talk/faq/80/CSANews-Content  

Birdtalk - Two Tier Health Systems
Dear Bird Talk, I read the letter from a member that included a letter from their physician saying he was quitting practice because he could no longer tolerate the conditions under which he had to work for OHIP (Spring 2005, Issue 54)....
bird-talk/faq/86/Two-Tier-Health-Systems  

Birdtalk - Travellers' Cheques
Dear Bird Talk: I wonder how many Snowbirds who have bank accounts in Florida realize that the tellers are NOT responsible for cheques??? I have a receipt for $400 deposited on December 7, 2005 in the Form of 4 x $50, 10 x $20 and am in dispute with...
bird-talk/faq/99/Travellers-Cheques  

Birdtalk - Prostate Cancer Awareness
Dear Bird Talk, Today I am writing as a self-appointed poster boy for prostate cancer awareness, to male snowbirds across Canada....
bird-talk/faq/100/Prostate-Cancer-Awareness  

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?...
bird-talk/faq/112/Importing-a-Car-from-the-US  

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...
bird-talk/faq/126/Federal-Superannuates-Insurance-Coverage  

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

Birdtalk - 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...
bird-talk/faq/149/What-Does-it-Really-Cost  

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...
bird-talk/faq/158/BC-Ferries  

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....
bird-talk/faq/193/Texas-IDs  

Birdtalk - Form 8840
Dear Bird Talk, Re: Form 8840 Is this Form mandatory or a nice-to-do thing?...
bird-talk/faq/204/Form-8840  

Birdtalk - Prolonged Stays in the USA/Homeland Security/Income Taxes
I am not sure that the advice you gave William in B.C. is correct regarding prolonged stays in the U.S. with respect to consequences from the U.S. government. There appear to be two issues and two major U.S. agencies at stake here. One is the verbal...
bird-talk/faq/206/Prolonged-Stays-in-the-USA/Homeland-Security/Income-Taxes  

Birdtalk - Innacurate InFormation About Florida License Renewal
The Snowbird Alert inFormation on page 6 of issue 73 is not accurate. The "renewal" of a Florida driver’s license is straightforward. Canadians who already have a license are grandfathered and with the exception that it is now $48/year; can renew...
bird-talk/faq/208/Innacurate-Information-About-Florida-License-Renewal  

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

Birdtalk - Length of Stay
I travel to Arizona for six months every winter and also cross the border to shop in the summer months. A friend told me that every border-crossing for shopping counts as a day in the U.S. and that I cannot exceed six months' total in the U.S. or...
bird-talk/faq/238/Length-of-Stay  

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

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

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

Birdtalk - 8840 Form Calculations
When calculating days spent in the U.S. on the Form 8840, if a person returns to Canada for two weeks at Christmastime and then returns to the U.S., or if a person is going on a cruise for two weeks on the Panama Canal while they are staying in the...
bird-talk/faq/279/8840-Form-Calculations  

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

Birdtalk - Get an IRS-ITIN Number
Per page 37 from Border Guide, and confirmed by Regional Consultant, Investigative Services, Belleville, Ont., it is illegal for Canadians to give their SIN # to any U.S. entity. But get an IRS-ITIN # to use when you have to pay tax or do banking in...
bird-talk/faq/291/Get-an-IRS-ITIN-Number  

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

Birdtalk - 8840 Form - Advice of Receipt Registered International
I receive acknowledgement for my annual filings (of Form 8840) by making sure my filing is done with an AR “Advice of Receipt Registered International”......
bird-talk/faq/300/8840-Form-Advice-of-Receipt-Registered-International  

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

Birdtalk - Aspirin and NSAIDs
In the summer edition, there was some confusion about NSAIDs in pills. NSAID stands for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. NSAID is used as an adjective that helps to describe a drug; it is not something that can be added or taken away. The three...
bird-talk/faq/303/Aspirin-and-NSAIDs  

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

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

Birdtalk - Questions about time permitted in the U.S.
Dear Bird Talk, I read an article online that was published by the Star which stated some inFormation of which I was unaware and am wondering if you could clarify. We are aware that we can stay for up to 182 days out of a year....
bird-talk/faq/315/Questions-about-time-permitted-in-the-U.S.  

Birdtalk - IRS Tax Form 8840
Do we have to fill out the 8840 for 2013?...
bird-talk/faq/323/IRS-Tax-Form-8840  

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

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

Birdtalk - Form 8840 question
When we fill in the 8840 Form, what risks do we run with the IRS by saying that we have a "closer association" with the U.S. because our only personally owned home is in Nevada?...
bird-talk/faq/334/Form-8840-question  

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

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

Birdtalk - Gun Issue
Our comments on the gun issue woke up every advocate in the CSA, for both sides....
bird-talk/faq/350/Gun-Issue  

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

Birdtalk - Capital Gains Tax and manufactured homes
I believe that a manufactured home is classified as personal property, not real property. Does the capital gains tax apply to manufactured homes?...
bird-talk/faq/370/Capital-Gains-Tax-and-manufactured-homes  

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

Birdtalk - For potential eight-month stay in U.S., will IRS still restrict to 183 days?
I understand that the eight-month option is before congress again, but I was told by someone that it will only apply to immigration and not to IRS....
bird-talk/faq/385/For-potential-eight-month-stay-in-U.S.-will-IRS-still-restrict-to-183-days  

Birdtalk - Filing 8840 for first time; can’t remember dates
We are filling out the Form 8840 for the first time and do not remember the exact dates for the last three years....
bird-talk/faq/386/Filing-8840-for-first-time-cant-remember-dates  

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

Birdtalk - I-194 Form
Just received the I-194 Form from a past conviction 40 years ago....
bird-talk/faq/401/I-194-Form  

Birdtalk - Time out of country
How is this possible with calculating back two years prior?...
bird-talk/faq/402/Time-out-of-country  

Birdtalk - Staying past the 182-day limit if 8840 submitted
My question is, can I stay past the 182-day limit by filling out the Form?...
bird-talk/faq/403/Staying-past-the-182-day-limit-if-8840-submitted  

Birdtalk - Form 8840
We simply forgot to file our Form 8840 in June and filed in November – are there any likely consequences?...
bird-talk/faq/404/Form-8840  

Birdtalk - Four-month Stay in the U.S.
Any further inFormation about a rumour that Canadians who have property in the U.S. and stay for longer than four months in a calendar year are deemed to pay income tax, the same as an American citizen would?...
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Birdtalk - Form 8840 Deadline
Wondering if someone could confirm the due date necessary to file a Form 8840....
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Birdtalk - Form 8840
Would it be possible to file Form 8840 only after the IRS has noticed that you have gone above the 183-day threshold?...
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Birdtalk - Form 8840
Is there a submission requirement prior to leaving, or will we just have to file in 2017 for the 2016 U.S. tax year?...
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Birdtalk - Placemats
I ordered a supply of placemats a week ago and they have already arrived. Thank you so much....
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Birdtalk - Form 8840
I am in the U.S. for approximately 80 days each year so do not need to file the Form.....
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Birdtalk - Question about blood pressure medication
In the fall 2016 issue, a writer asked if blood pressure medication containing both hydrochlorothiazide and another medication was considered as ONE medication....
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Birdtalk - Exceeding 182 days for medical reasons
Similar to many other Canadian Snowbirds, my wife and I spend 179-180 days in the U.S. every winter, saving 2 or 3 days in case something unforeseen should happen, so as not to exceed the 182 days allowed by the B2 visa....
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Birdtalk - IRS Form 8840
We have filed 8840 Forms for a number of years now, having no U.S. income to declare. In Dec. 2016, my lucky wife won a jackpot in a Nevada casino and, of course, they withheld 30%....
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Birdtalk - Filling out Form 8840
We are snowbirds who have been filling out the Form 8840 yearly. We understand that the B2 visa allows us ? as visitors ? to stay in the U.S. for up to six months in a 12-month period....
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Birdtalk - IRS Form 8840
I submit the IRS Form 8840 annually, but do not receive any confirmation from the IRS.....
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Birdtalk - IRS
If my wife and I visit Arizona for five months every calendar year (say Nov. 1-March 31) and file an 8840 every year, will we be subject to U.S. taxes based on worldly income?...
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Birdtalk - Cruise time reporting to 8840
As a Canadian snowbird, I fill out an 8840 annually. On occasion, we have taken a cruise which originates in the U.S. How is this time included in my Form 8840?...
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Birdtalk - 8840 receipt
Your fall 2017 issue, a reader was concerned that no receipt was confirmed or received when they submitted Form 8840.......
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Birdtalk - Closer Connection Form
We travel to Florida every year and complete the Closer Connection Forms...we are usually there for approx. 172-175 days.......
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CSA Articles - Ontario Delivers for CSA!
Ontario Delivers for CSA! Ontarians now have the freedom to travel for seven months. Residents free to travel up to seven months outside province 100 day prescription drug limit DOUBLED New voting rights - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 31
Letter from the Editor Issue 31 Spring is in full bloom! People are sailing in Vancouver and Victoria, Toronto's boardwalk and University Avenue are a continuous parade of young people in their spring attire, and the fields in Annapolis Valley, N.S....
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CSA Articles - Government Insurance Benefits... An Oxymoron?
Government Insurance Benefits... An Oxymoron? If the government had applied its own regulations to itself, we would all be rich in retirement, not poor. If the people in charge of private pension plans ran them like the C.P.P. has been run, the...
csa-articles/post/25/Government-Insurance-Benefits...-An-Oxymoron?  

CSA Articles - Anonymous Email
Anonymous Email Many of us have now experienced the wealth of inFormation that is available on the Internet. Unfortunately, if you spend any time online, or have an e-mail account, you will have also experienced the darker side of the Web. One of...
csa-articles/post/40/Anonymous-Email  

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 - Out-of-Country Travel Medical Insurance: Most Common Misinterpretations
Out-of-Country Travel Medical Insurance: Most Common Misinterpretations It still surprises us when people say that Medipac won't cover their pre-existing condition. The truth is, that we are one of the companies that will, if you are stable for an...
csa-articles/post/45/Out-of-Country-Travel-Medical-Insurance:-Most-Common-Misinterpretations  

CSA Articles - Help a Friend
Help a Friend Dear Bird Talk, It is my pleasure to submit for membership, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Konkin, whose application Form is attached. Mr. Konkin is the retired Commissioner of Finance ­ S.S. Marie, as well as a retired J.P. He will make an...
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CSA Articles - A God in Ruins
A God in Ruins A God in Ruins By Leon Uris (Harper Collins, 483 pages, $38.00) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - Dr. Beach
Dr. Beach When asked about other beaches on his America’s 10 best list, he mentions Holloway Beach on Hawaii’s Kauai Island. Another favourite is Okracoke in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Once known as Blackbeard’s Island, you get there by...
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CSA Articles - Vision & Hearing Problems of Older Adults
Vision & Hearing Problems of Older Adults The most common eye conditions include cataract, macular degeneration and glaucoma. Persons with diabetes are vulnerable to a number of other conditions as well, including retinal hemorrhages, retinal...
csa-articles/post/73/Vision-&-Hearing-Problems-of-Older-Adults  

CSA Articles - 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 - Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis The most frequent health problem that we face in our senior years is arthritis, and osteoarthritis is by far the most common Form of the disease. It is estimated that more than three million Canadians suffer from the condition and the...
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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 - Mind Your Manners When Sending E-mails
Mind Your Manners When Sending E-mails Now that e-mail messaging is the most dominant Form of communication, it has been necessary for people to establish a set of inFormal online rules, often called “netiquette.” - 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...
csa-articles/post/132/Acces-to-Good-Medical-Care--at-Home-and-Away  

CSA Articles - Rates DOWN!... Benefits UP!
Rates DOWN!... Benefits UP! Medipac's 2006-2007 Early Bird Travel Medical Insurance - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Travellers' Cheques
Travellers' Cheques Dear Bird Talk: I wonder how many Snowbirds who have bank accounts in Florida realize that the tellers are NOT responsible for cheques??? I have a receipt for $400 deposited on December 7, 2005 in the Form of 4 x $50, 10 x $20...
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CSA Articles - Prostate Cancer Awareness
Prostate Cancer Awareness Dear Bird Talk, Today I am writing as a self-appointed poster boy for prostate cancer awareness, to male snowbirds across Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Diabetes: The Power to Prevent and Control
Diabetes: The Power to Prevent and Control As a public school student in Kingston, Ontario, I recall being given a reading assignment about diabetes. I became totally immersed in the book about Dr. Frederick Banting and Charles Best in their 1921...
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CSA Articles - New Developments in the Treatment of Alzheimer's
New Developments in the Treatment of Alzheimer's There has been a recent glimmer of hope in the treatment of Alzheimer's, a debilitating brain disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Scientists at the University of Minnesota now believe...
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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 - Along Florida's Highways & Byways
Along Florida's Highways & Byways Dave Hunter tackles the state of Florida with his new publication. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - For thy Sake, Tobacco
For thy Sake, Tobacco A few words about Cuba's most notorious export. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Notice of CSA Annual Meeting 2006
Notice of CSA Annual Meeting 2006 The annual meeting of the CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (Canadian Corporation) and CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (Florida Corporation) will be held at the Lakeland Center, 701 West Lime Street, Lakeland,...
csa-articles/post/250/Notice-of-CSA-Annual-Meeting-2006  

CSA Articles - U.S. Banking InFormation Scam
U.S. Banking InFormation Scam This latest scam involves the misuse of the W8-BEN Form (Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding). - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Two Tier Health Systems
Two Tier Health Systems Dear Bird Talk, I read the letter from a member that included a letter from their physician saying he was quitting practice because he could no longer tolerate the conditions under which he had to work for OHIP (Spring 2005,...
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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 - Passports for Canadians
Passports for Canadians Passports are coming for Canadians entering the U.S. before January 1, 2008. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Real Estate Purchases and Sales in the US
Real Estate Purchases and Sales in the US The ownership of a real estate property in the United States brings several important tax aspects into play. An understanding of these implications enables one to plan a sale or purchase without encountering...
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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 - Television Technology
Television Technology I've lived in Toronto since I was five and, until recently, I have always had a CRT (cathode ray tube) television. My last television was a 32" Sony which I proudly purchased from The Bay 10 years ago. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Tantalizing Tales from the Sunny South
Tantalizing Tales from the Sunny South Tantalizing Tales from the Sunny South of invading armies, a lost battlefield, Florida's Big Foot monster, a skeleton in a...and a scary ghost hunt. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Medicare and Mobility Rights
Medicare and Mobility Rights Dear Bird Talk, Now that the "new" government is in place, I trust that the CSA will lobby strongly to have the provisions requiring a Canadian to spend six months in his home province to qualify for Medicare coverage. -...
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CSA Articles - Get Your Passport!
Get Your Passport! Although Canadian citizens are not required to show a passport when crossing the border into the U.S., we strongly recommend that you always carry it with you when you leave Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 51
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 51 Hi Folks! In March, while Beth and I were visiting a friend near Kitchener, Ontario, an article in a local paper, Grand River Life caught my eye. - 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 - To File or Not to File? 8840
To File or Not to File? 8840 I can't remember how many times I have written about the Closer Connection Exception Statement (Form 8840) filing for visitors to the United States ­ including Canadians! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Louisiana...
Louisiana... Savour the delights of Cajun Country. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Andropause: Ironing out the Bumps on Life's Road
Andropause: Ironing out the Bumps on Life's Road While there is much written about female menopause, a similar phenomenon called andropause occurs in many men, and has recently attracted considerable research and attention. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
csa-articles/post/441/Andropause:-Ironing-out-the-Bumps-on-Lifes-Road  

CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 49
Letter from the Editor Issue 49 Early this morning, as I arrived for work, I was greeted by about thirty Canada Geese who had stopped for a rest on their way South. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Changes in the FIRPTA
Changes in the FIRPTA Changes in the Foreign Real Property Tax Act. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Age-Related Vision Loss
Age-Related Vision Loss Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65 and the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over 50. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - AOL User Fee and How to Get Around Them
AOL User Fee and How to Get Around Them As many services come of age, they evolve their pricing strategies, and you, the customer, begins to see the start of nickel-and-diming practices. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Senior Power
Senior Power Lifestyle Improvements for seniors in Ontario. Ontario's new Seniors' Tax Credit and proposed legislation to end mandatory retirement. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - OMEGA-3 Oils
OMEGA-3 Oils Eating enough fish? Some fats are actually good for you. Omega-3 Oils: healthy fats you can't afford to lose. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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 - Shingles - No Need to Suffer!
Shingles - No Need to Suffer! Shingles (herpes zoster) is caused by the chicken pox virus. A person who has had chicken pox, usually as a child, retains the virus which comes out from a dormant stage at the end of a nerve root. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Coping with
Coping with Is hormone replacement therapy right for you? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Discussing problems with the prostate gland tend to make men uncomfortable; many doctors attribute this to the fact that it has a role in both sex and urination. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - It is time to get serious!
It is time to get serious! During the many social events I visited throughout Florida, I must admit that I was impressed with the positive attitude of most Canadians. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/533/It-is-time-to-get-serious!  

CSA Articles - Permanent Resident Card for Non-Canadian Citizens
Permanent Resident Card for Non-Canadian Citizens Permanent residents of Canada who travel abroad and wish to re-enter Canada must have a valid Permanent Resident Card (PRC). - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Considering Romanow
Considering Romanow An initial interpretation of the future of Health Care in Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Popular Natural Health Products
Popular Natural Health Products Pros and cons to consider when purchasing over the counter herbal remedies. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/552/Popular-Natural-Health-Products  

CSA Articles - Closer Connection Exception Form
Closer Connection Exception Form The IRS Form 8840 is required, on an annual basis, by persons who claim that in spite of meeting the 'Substantial Presence Test' as to presence in the U.S., they are exempt from income tax because their tax home is a...
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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 ......
csa-articles/post/557/Letter-from-the-Editor-Issue-45  

CSA Articles - Driving South
Driving South Warm fall days, cool October evenings, dew on the early morning grass; as the weather changes, many of us - whether full-time Snowbirds, Winter Texans or Southern Visitors - will be thinking about our winter in the sun... it's time to...
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CSA Articles - Acupuncture
Acupuncture Ancient alternative to modern medicine. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 43
Letter from the Editor Issue 43 We have all watched in frustration, over the past number of years, as the Provincial Governments have slowly eroded our Canadian medical care system and the Federal Government continues to give their tacit approval to...
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CSA Articles - Closer Connection Exception Form
Closer Connection Exception Form Closer Connection Exception Form - 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 - An Open Letter to Commissioner Roy Romanow
An Open Letter to Commissioner Roy Romanow On April 4, 2001, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and Health Minister Allan Rock announced the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada. Within 20 minutes of the announcement, the CSA made initial...
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CSA Articles - Car Service You Can Trust
Car Service You Can Trust Does the thought of getting your car repaired make you cringe, because you're never really satisfied with the quality of repair service? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Elder Abuse
Elder Abuse Dr. Elizabeth Podnieks, one of Canada's leading authorities on elder abuse speaks out. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 40
President’s Message Issue 40 Tuesday, September 11, 2001 was a sombre and painful wake-up call for us all. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Beyond Coping -Widows Reinventing their Lives
Beyond Coping -Widows Reinventing their Lives Beyond Coping -Widows Reinventing their Lives AN ANTHOLOGY OF STORIES COLLECTED BY MOLLY HURD AND MARGIE MACDONALD (PEAR PRESS $18.95, 143 PAGES) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - A Little Knowledge Can Be A Dangerous Thing!!!
A Little Knowledge Can Be A Dangerous Thing!!! I've been working in the computer industry for 20 years and have seen, and been a part of, the introduction of mini-computers, personal computers and the grandfather of the graphical user interface...
csa-articles/post/738/A-Little-Knowledge-Can-Be-A-Dangerous-Thing!!!  

CSA Articles - Border Relief?
Border Relief? Hope comes in the Form of an announcement that a joint study group will look at how to open the borders and create more of a North American community. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nominated Slate for 2002-2004 Board of Directors
Nominated Slate for 2002-2004 Board of Directors The following candidates have been selected by the CSA Nominating Committee as the individuals recommended to Form CSA's next board of directors. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Introducing Places to Retire Inc.
Introducing Places to Retire Inc. Places to Retire Inc. has emerged as a retirement destination expert. Led by Karen Schellinck, the president and CEO, the company has grown from strength to strength over the past few years and holds a promising...
csa-articles/post/761/Introducing-Places-to-Retire-Inc.  

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 - You could have fooled me!
You could have fooled me! There might be fewer of you Canadian snowbirds spending the winter in the sun belt, but boy, oh boy, are you active! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Elections Canada
Elections Canada Dear Bird Talk, As a snowbird going to Florida for five months each year we felt discriminated against in the federal election. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Closer Connection Exception Form
Closer Connection Exception Form The IRS Form 8840 is required, on an annual basis, by persons who claim that, in spite of meeting the "Substantial Presence Test" as to presence in the U.S., they are exempt from tax because their tax home is a...
csa-articles/post/814/Closer-Connection-Exception-Form  

CSA Articles - CSA AGM Notice 2001
CSA AGM Notice 2001 CSA Annual General Meeting January 17, 2001 in Lakeland Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 10% Withholding Tax on Property Sales
10% Withholding Tax on Property Sales Dear Bird Talk; In reference to the letter from R.A. Jobber in Issue 35, we have been through this procedure, so we would like to offer the following inFormation: - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Health & Lifestyle Options that May Improve Your Life
Health & Lifestyle Options that May Improve Your Life Health and Lifestyle options that may improve your life. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/839/Health-&-Lifestyle-Options-that-May-Improve-Your-Life  

CSA Articles - Migraine Headaches: A New Long-term Treatment
Migraine Headaches: A New Long-term Treatment People living with migraine headaches know how truly devastating this condition can be. The ominous feeling of the attack coming is a scary reminder of what's ahead in the day or days to come. - Snowbird...
csa-articles/post/852/Migraine-Headaches:-A-New-Long-term-Treatment  

CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 35
Government Relations Report Issue 35 Since our last issue of the CSA NEWS, your CSA Government Relations Committee has been actively pursuing a number of advocacy matters which are described below. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 8840 Form
8840 Form Dear Birdtalk, In our Park in Mesa, Arizona, there are several Canadians who do not complete Form 8840, the "Closer Connection Exception Statement for Aliens" Form. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Common Sense
Common Sense We've all heard it ­ An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Sometimes (and quite often), that ounce of prevention comes in the Form of everyday common sense. Don't take safety for granted ­ ever. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - The Perils of Polly
The Perils of Polly We recently received a letter from a member who had encountered problems while trying to cross into the U.S. with his pet parrot. Crossing with a bird carries different requirements than crossing with a dog or cat. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Making Your Home Safer
Making Your Home Safer The Home Adaptations for Seniors Independence Program is affording seniors greater mobility with grants of up to $2,500 for home adaptations. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Wine Pairing
Wine Pairing The beginning of spring is heralded by the return of the robin, the blooming of the forsythia and the uncovering and cleaning of the barbecue. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - An Insurance Story
An Insurance Story Dear Bird Talk, One of my vices is writing LONG letters, but I will try to keep this short if I can! My husband and I have been members of CSA for many years. We purchase our travel insurance from Medipac International and always...
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CSA Articles - CSA to Promote Mail-in Ballots for Federal Election
CSA to Promote Mail-in Ballots for Federal Election Hundreds of Thousands of Canadians absent on Election Day November 27, 2000 Canadian Snowbird Association to Promote Mail-in Ballots - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - PC Party and NDP to Comply with Canada Health Act
PC Party and NDP to Comply with Canada Health Act Toronto, ON - After years of negotiation, The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) has received a positive response from Ralph Klein's PC Party regarding Alberta's compliance with the Portability...
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CSA Articles - Three Ways for Snowbirds to Vote in This Election
Three Ways for Snowbirds to Vote in This Election Ottawa, On - Friday, December 2, 2005 - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Jean-Pierre Kingsley, and the President of the Canadian Snowbird Association, Gerry Brissenden, jointly announced today...
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CSA Articles - Obtain a Passport and Travel Medical Insurance
Obtain a Passport and Travel Medical Insurance Toronto, ON – For the past five years, Canadians have been obtaining passports at an increasingly steady rate. In 2001/02, over 1.7 million passports were issued at a time when approximately 27 per...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Discover Ontario
Discover Ontario When our friends from Denmark wrote to tell us of their plans to visit us last September, we were delighted. Another chance to show off our country, we thought. But they had only 10 days to spare, so our tours would have to be...
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CSA Articles - W8-BEN SCAM Targeting Canadian Snowbirds
W8-BEN SCAM Targeting Canadian Snowbirds The CSA wishes to inForm its members of a newly discovered "SCAM" targeting Canadian snowbirds. This SCAM involves the use of a bogus W8-BEN Form - Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Snowbird Currency Exchange Program Fees
Snowbird Currency Exchange Program Fees The CSA has been receiving a number of phone calls and emails regarding a change in banking policy and fees in the United States. In particular, many snowbirds have received, with their monthly U.S. bank...
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CSA Articles - BC Residents and Their Property Assessment
BC Residents and Their Property Assessment BC residents and their property assessment – a message from Rick Thorpe Minister of Small Business and Revenue, and Minister Responsible for the British Columbia Assessment Authority. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Temporarily Absent Québec Voters
Temporarily Absent Québec Voters Québec City, February 21, 2007 –– Marcel Blanchet, Québec's Chief Electoral Officer, wishes to inForm persons who are qualified electors in Québec but are currently residing outside Québec that they may vote...
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CSA Articles - 2007 Québec Provincial Election - A Message from the CSA
2007 Québec Provincial Election - A Message from the CSA On Monday, March 26, 2007, the citizens of Québec will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice...
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CSA Articles - 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 - The Sleeping Buddha
The Sleeping Buddha The Sleeping Buddha by Hamida Ghafour (McArthur &Company, $29.95, 336 pages) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - IRS 8840 – Closer Connection Form
IRS 8840 – Closer Connection Form The deadline to submit the Closer Connection (8840) Form is June 15, 2007. - 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...
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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 - Your Property Assessment and Right to a Review
Your Property Assessment and Right to a Review As snowbirds head south during the winter months, I would like to remind those who own property in British Columbia that the deadline for filing a complaint regarding your 2008 property assessment is...
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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 - Non-Residents Driver’s Licence
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...
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CSA Articles - CSA Applauds Introduction of 10 Year Passport
CSA Applauds Introduction of 10 Year Passport Toronto – The Canadian Snowbird Association applauds the Harper Government for acting on its recommendation to double the lifespan of the Canadian passport. Starting in 2011, Canadian travellers...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Currency Exchange Update
Snowbird Currency Exchange Update Effective immediately, the Snowbird Currency Exchange Program can now accept a request to change the amount of your monthly transfer by e-mail. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - The Allure of Oaxaca Mexico
The Allure of Oaxaca Mexico Oaxaca has two main advantages over other southern destinations for Canadian snowbirds. First, you can explore one of the most culturally rich regions in Latin America and then, if the mood strikes, hop a...
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CSA Articles - Taking Care of your Skin
Taking Care of your Skin We pay a lot of attention to maintaining good health when it comes to nutrition, heart and lung health, but we often neglect our body’s largest organ – which can be the source of many abnormal conditions – our...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds.org - updated to serve you better!
Snowbirds.org - updated to serve you better! Since its grand debut in 2000, the official website of the Canadian Snowbird Association has been providing pertinent inFormation to travelling Canadians. Over the years, it has evolved into a...
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CSA Articles - Battle lines Form as Parliament awaits GG's return
Battle lines Form as Parliament awaits GG's return OTTAWA — A caustic atmosphere is settling over Parliament Hill today as the Conservatives fight back against an opposition plan to topple the minority government. As they passed their opposition...
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CSA Articles - Don’t use your SIN as a substitute for an SSN
Don’t use your SIN as a substitute for an SSN For some snowbirds, it is common practice to innocently substitute the first eight digits of their nine digit Canadian Social Insurance Number when asked by a U.S. business, bank or other...
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CSA Articles - The Canada Revenue Agency warns Canadians of mail scam
The Canada Revenue Agency warns Canadians of mail scam The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is warning taxpayers to beware of a recent scam where some Canadians are receiving a letter fraudulently identified as coming from the CRA and asking for personal...
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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 Canada Revenue Agency warns Canadians of mail scam
The Canada Revenue Agency warns Canadians of mail scam The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is warning taxpayers to beware of a recent scam where some Canadians are receiving a letter fraudulently identified as coming from the CRA and asking for personal...
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CSA Articles - Closer Connection Form 8840: TO FILE OR NOT TO FILE
Closer Connection Form 8840: TO FILE OR NOT TO FILE The Canadian Snowbird Association recommends that all snowbirds who consistently spend four (4) months or longer in the United States each year file an 8840 Closer Connection Form with the United...
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CSA Articles - CANDIDATES FOR POSITIONS ON THE CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CANDIDATES FOR POSITIONS ON THE CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Members who are interested in being considered by the nominating committee as potential members of the board of directors should contact the CSA executive director with their name and address...
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CSA Articles - Explore Alberta
Explore Alberta Alberta is Canada’s fourth-largest province, so there is much to see and do. Let’s start off by spending a couple of days (or longer) discovering Calgary, known worldwide as ‘Stampede City’. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Secrets of the Light: Lessons from Heaven
Secrets of the Light: Lessons from Heaven Secrets of the Light: Lessons from Heaven By Dannion Brinkley (Harper One, 203 pages, $23.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 8840 Closer Connection Form
8840 Closer Connection Form Canadian residents who winter in the U.S. are technically subject to U.S. income tax if they exceed a specific number of days in the U.S. in any one year. To avoid U.S. taxation, IRS Form 8840 (Closer Connection Exemption...
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CSA Articles - Special Guet Columnist - Michael Coren
Special Guet Columnist - Michael Coren It just so happened that in late May, just as Canadians were in a panic about obtaining passports so as to be able to cross the United States’ border, Presidents Bush and Clinton were on a Toronto stage...
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CSA Articles - A Good Night’s Sleep
A Good Night’s Sleep For many older adults, getting a good night’s sleep is one of their major health problems. When younger, we often experienced times when we needed an alarm clock to begin the day. As we age, sleep disorders become more...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Government Relations Report Issue 73
Government Relations Report Issue 73 As our members from Ontario may be aware, we are heading into the fourth month of a strike at all DriveTest locations throughout the province. This strike has halted many services including new-driver...
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CSA Articles - Form 8840
Form 8840 Dear Bird Talk, Re: Form 8840 Is this Form mandatory or a nice-to-do thing? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Prolonged Stays in the USA/Homeland Security/Income Taxes
Prolonged Stays in the USA/Homeland Security/Income Taxes I am not sure that the advice you gave William in B.C. is correct regarding prolonged stays in the U.S. with respect to consequences from the U.S. government. There appear to be two issues...
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CSA Articles - Insurance Update
Insurance Update Let me first say that Medipac is fine! But the 2009-2010 travel season appears to be a disaster for most other travel health insurers and their various plans. At a recent Travel Health Insurance Association (THIA) meeting in...
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CSA Articles - Gold and Your Portfolio: Is it Time to Invest in Gold?
Gold and Your Portfolio: Is it Time to Invest in Gold? Throughout history, gold has been a standard of economic value, a ceremonial ornament, an artistic medium and an almost-universal currency. Gold’s position of privilege seems...
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CSA Articles - Facts About Gold
Facts About Gold The world's largest gold nugget was the "Welcome Stranger," found in Australia in 1869. It weighed 2,283 oz (143 lb.) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report The new British Columbia 12 per cent harmonized sales tax is scheduled to come into effect on July 1. More than 700,000 British Columbians have signed a petition to stop the HST, which many feel is a tax shift...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Goverment Health Benefits and Form 8840
Canadian Goverment Health Benefits and Form 8840 Dear Bird Talk, Regarding the suspension of government health benefits - how would they know if I was away or home if I don't go to the clinic for two years or whenever? - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - President's Message - Issue 75
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CSA Articles - Protect Your Identity and Your Computer
Protect Your Identity and Your Computer Many computer users are blissfully unaware of the degree to which virus and malware threaten our computing safety and security. According to published security reports, there are now more than 12 million...
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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 - When To Take Your Vitamins
When To Take Your Vitamins The best method of taking your vitamins is spaced throughout the day; there is evidence that taking them at specific intervals may help with their absorption. If you’re taking a multivitamin, make sure it’s on a...
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CSA Articles - The Ins and Outs of Dividend Investing
The Ins and Outs of Dividend Investing Looking for income and growth? Look for dividends. Lately, investors have been faced with a difficult choice. On one hand, equity investors have been shaken by ongoing stock market volatility. On the...
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CSA Articles - Vitamins & Supplements: What should I Take?
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CSA Articles - The Undiscovered Superfood
The Undiscovered Superfood I eat yogurt every day because it’s good for me and I love it; I keep a tub of fat-free, plain yogurt in the refrigerator because I have yet to master making homemade fat-free yogurt. After every meal, I combine a cup of...
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CSA Articles - New Brunswick Election
New Brunswick Election Important InFormation for New Brunswick Voters On Monday, September 27, 2010 the citizens of New Brunswick will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now...
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CSA Articles - Demystifying the Amazon
Demystifying the Amazon An Amazon cruise is all about shattering misconceptions. Even at the planning stage, the river’s size changed our intentions of taking a full-length cruise. We knew that the 6,740-kilometre Amazon is the...
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CSA Articles - Riding the Iron Horse to Florida: Travel Writer Dave Hunter Regresses to His Youth
Riding the Iron Horse to Florida: Travel Writer Dave Hunter Regresses to His Youth Several years ago, I visited Britain's huge National Railway Museum in York and my heart skipped a beat. For there, among the locomotives and other railway equipment,...
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CSA Articles - President's Message - Issue 77
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CSA Articles - It's a Small World After All: Why Emerging Markets Demand Some of Your Investment Attention
It's a Small World After All: Why Emerging Markets Demand Some of Your Investment Attention You've probably heard talk of the rapid "globalization" of the world economy. Corporations are becoming increasingly international in scope, operating...
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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 - How to Make an Effective Charitable Donation - A Six Step Process to Ensure That You Get the Biggest Bang For Your Charitable Buck
How to Make an Effective Charitable Donation - A Six Step Process to Ensure That You Get the Biggest Bang For Your Charitable Buck Of all the things we do in life, there are few more satisfying than making a charitable gift. Whether it's for a...
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CSA Articles - Bulgur
Bulgur I've been revelling in the beauty of bulgur of late. Bulgur is unappreciated and underrated and spelled in a variety of ways, such as bulgar, bulghur, burghul and arisah. This quick-cooking Form of whole wheat is made from...
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CSA Articles - Subtracting Time From Six Months
Subtracting Time From Six Months I sit in dismay, having read your response re: subtracting time from six months. You say that a fewer-than-30-day return to Canada cannot be subtracted when calculating total days allowed in the U.S. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - 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 - On the Road Again - Fay and Barry Young Take the Scenic Route Through Their Golden Years
On the Road Again - Fay and Barry Young Take the Scenic Route Through Their Golden Years When it comes to travelling, Fay and Barry Young aren't exactly rookies – the Vancouver couple has travelled extensively throughout their lives. But when it...
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CSA Articles - Your Winter Vacation - Healthy Planning
Your Winter Vacation - Healthy Planning It's that time of year again when many of us are preparing for our winter vacation away from home, most often in the southern states. After almost 20 years of hearing about the unfortunate, unexpected...
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CSA Articles - The City Different: Santa Fe
The City Different: Santa Fe A combination of altitude, desert and pueblos has produced a magical city that bears little resemblance to nearby Albuquerque or anywhere else for that matter. Santa Fe is the United States’ longest continuously...
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