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CSA Board of Directors - Ontario Director - Ontario Director - Robert Herman
Prior to his retirement in 2014, Bob Herman was a law enforcement professional for thirty-four years, including a combined thirteen years as a Chief of Police of the Thunder Bay Police Service as well as the largest First Nations Police Service in...
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CSA Board of Directors - Secretary - Ontario Director - Rod Seiling
Mr. Rod Seiling, now retired, has extensive experience in the travel and tourism sector. In November 2006, Mr. Seiling was appointed chairman of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC), a Crown corporation of the Ontario government responsible for...
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Contact CSA - General Inquiries (English)
Toll-Free 1-800-265-3200 Email - csastaff@snowbirds.org...
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The CSA Graphic License Plate Program - Ontario - CSA Ontario License Plate
The CSA Graphic License Plate Program - Ontario : The Canadian Snowbird Association is proud to present the CSA Graphic License Plate Program for Ontario residents and CSA members....
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Privacy Policy - Privacy Policy
Snowbirds.org Privacy Policy : The Canadian Snowbird Association values the relationship it has with its members and is therefore committed to respecting your privacy....
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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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BC Coverage Extension Update - UPDATE BC Coverage Extension
BC Coverage Extension Update - Canadian Snowbird Association...
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NB Health Coverage Extension - NB Health Coverage Extension
Government of New Brunswick has agreed to implement our request, which will allow snowbirds to spend up to seven months outside of the province...
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Beyond the Border - Beyond the Border
Canadian and U.S. policies related to immigration and taxation...
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Nova Scotia Health Coverage Extension - Nova Scotia Health Coverage Extension
Canadian Snowbird Association, Nova Scotia Health Coverage Extension, travel insurance...
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PST SK Travel Insurance Premiums - PST SK Travel Insurance Premiums
PST SK Travel Insurance Premiums Snowbirds...
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Birdtalk - PSA Test
Dear Bird Talk: I have just received via snail mail the winter issue of CSA News....
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Birdtalk - Telephone Bills
Dear Bird Talk: I owe you a big thank you. Two years ago, AT&T was my long-distance server in Florida....
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Birdtalk - Standard Election Dates
Dear Bird Talk, Your Spring Issue 38 makes reference to voting problems experienced by our CSA members in November 2000....
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Birdtalk - Standard General Election Date
Dear Bird Talk, Am I missing something here, or are you and some CSA members spending too much time in the United States and thus losing touch with our parliamentary system?...
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Birdtalk - AGM
Committee chair, I have been a snowbird member since its inception and believe it to be a great organization for the snowbird population....
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Birdtalk - Ontario Healthcare Facilities
Dear Bird Talk, I have just spent 2 weeks in one of our Ontario healthcare facilities....
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Birdtalk - Health Care System
Dear Bird Talk, The article in your magazine, #59 By Dr. Bob MacMillan was interesting and while the author seems to have a handle on the medical system in Toronto, Ontario, he doesn’t have much knowledge about Atlantic Canada, or at least Nova...
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Birdtalk - GHIP Reimbursement
Dear Bird Talk, I know you have received many letters regarding out-of-country medical expenses submitted to OHIP, but I thought your readers might be interested in my experience....
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Birdtalk - Snowbird Destinations other than Florida
Dear Bird Talk, We have been Florida snowbirds for the past 10 years but are becoming weary and more and more wary of the General attitude of the Florida government and big business towards snowbirds at all levels....
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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....
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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 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....
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Birdtalk - Gun Issue
Our comments on the gun issue woke up every advocate in the CSA, for both sides....
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Birdtalk - Bringing furnishings Back into Canada
We have owned a home in Florida for six years and are considering selling it. Can we just bring our furnishings back to Canada?...
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Birdtalk - Getting a straight answer on how the U.S. counts days
Here's another question about the 182-day issue. We live in Vancouver and have a vacation home in Washington State. Unlike true snowbirds, we use it on many weekends through the year and most of the summer....
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Birdtalk - Passport Expiry Dates
Question: What are the requirements in the U.S. for how long after the scheduled return to Canada does the passport have to be valid upon exit from the U.S.?...
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Birdtalk - Use of medical marijuana
Many in the snowbird community must be thinking about the use of medical marijuana. Please give us guidelines concerning Medipac and U.S. border regulations....
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CSA Articles - Elder Abuse and Neglect
Elder Abuse and Neglect Elder Abuse - Until the 1980s, many of us felt that it could not happen in our families, on our street or in our community. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 1999 Annual General Meeting
1999 Annual General Meeting 1999 CSA AGM review. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 32
Letter from the Editor Issue 32 As we approach the end of the dog days of summer, I tend to reflect upon the happenings of the last few months. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Report Issue 61
Government Report Issue 61 Well, we have arrived once again at the beginning of another snowbird travel season. We had a very busy autumn on the government relations front and the winter is shaping up to be just as busy (and productive). - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Ken and Elsie Forbes
Ken and Elsie Forbes Ken Forbes and his wife, Elsie, are what you could call typical Canadians. They raised a family of three – two girls and a boy – and each has married. The Forbes have three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. -...
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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 - Health Care System
Health Care System Dear Bird Talk, The article in your magazine, #59 By Dr. Bob MacMillan was interesting and while the author seems to have a handle on the medical system in Toronto, Ontario, he doesn’t have much knowledge about Atlantic Canada,...
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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 - President's Message Issue 58
President's Message Issue 58 Well, here I am again, putting pen to paper, or should I say putting fingers to the computer. The office staff has reminded me that my report for the CSANews is due. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 58
Government Relations Report Issue 58 In 2002, the association released The Canadian Travellers’ Report Card, a national evaluation of federal, provincial and territorial government policies of importance to travelling Canadians. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - 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 - 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 - President’s Message Issue 57
President’s Message Issue 57 Well, here we are again, another snowbird travel season. I hope that all members had a safe and enjoyable trip to their winter destination. We had a great summer in Ontario for those of us who like it hot. It was great...
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CSA Articles - 2008 CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2008 CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS On January 18, 2006, the Canadian Snowbird Association will inaugurate its Board of Directors for the 2006 - 2008 term of office. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Food for Thought
Food for Thought Food and Wine Pairing Guidelines - 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 - Travel Health and Safety Tips
Travel Health and Safety Tips While the majority of Canadian seniors who travel outside of Canada go to the United States and in particular, the sunbelt states during the winter, there is a growing number of us who travel to other world...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 56
President's Message Issue 56 I can't believe the summer has gone by so fast. We have been very busy attending political functions as well as meeting with individual government officials. We presented the concerns of you – our members – and can...
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CSA Articles - NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING 2006
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING 2006 CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (A corporation without share capital under part II of The Canada Business Corporations Act) CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (A Florida not-for-profit corporation) NOTICE OF ANNUAL...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 56
Government Relations Report Issue 56 As you have already read in the president's message, association representatives have been busy attending political functions as well as meeting with individual government officials. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Personal Importation of Beef Not Permitted
Personal Importation of Beef Not Permitted On July 18, 2005, Canadian/U.S. borders resumed commercial beef importation. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canada Clubs! Issue 56
Canada Clubs! Issue 56 A summary of Canadian clubs and social activities taking place throughout the sun belt for Canadian snowbirds and their American friends. Please note: Always call the information person listed for exact times, locations, etc....
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CSA Articles - Portugal
Portugal The new "Hot Spot" for snowbirds? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Healthy Minds
Healthy Minds How an active body and high spirits keep your mind healthy. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 55
President's Message Issue 55 Here we are once again, back in our own wonderful country. As I sit here writing this message the sun is shining, the birds are singing, it is a beautiful day in Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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,...
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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 - Ontario Healthcare Facilities
Ontario Healthcare Facilities Dear Bird Talk, I have just spent 2 weeks in one of our Ontario healthcare facilities. - 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 - The Wired Snowbird II: Hotel Connections
The Wired Snowbird II: Hotel Connections The long day's trek is behind you and at last you haul your suitcase into your hotel room, lie back, put your feet up and let the travel tension drain away. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Medical Screening
Medical Screening Important tests that can keep you healthy and save your life. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 54
President’s Message Issue 54 Gerry recaps the 2005 snowbird lifestyle events throughout the southern U.S. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Eating Well and Keeping Fit
Eating Well and Keeping Fit As much as new medical procedures and pharmaceuticals have done in modern times to improve and prolong our lives, there is increasing scientific proof that proper food and exercise are equally important in contributing to...
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CSA Articles - CSA Renewal Winners
CSA Renewal Winners CSA announcement. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Notice of CSA Annual Meeting 2005
Notice of CSA Annual Meeting 2005 The annual meeting of the CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (Canadian Corporation) and CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (Florida Corporation) will be held at the Lakeland Center, 701 W. Lime Street, Lakeland,...
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CSA Articles - In For a Penny In For a Pound
In For a Penny In For a Pound In For a Penny In For a Pound The Adventures and Misadventures of a Wireless Operator in Bomber Command. By Howard Hewer (Stoddart Publishers, 272 pages, CDN$ 17.60) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - RVing in Mexico
RVing in Mexico If you're looking for a new destination or a new mode of travel, why not travel to Mexico in an RV? My wife and I have made 9 extensive trips into Mexico. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Travel Health Insurance: Why You Need It?
Travel Health Insurance: Why You Need It? Travel Health Insurance: Why you need it! How you can continue to get it! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - Canada Clubs! Issue 52
Canada Clubs! Issue 52 A summary of Canadian Clubs and social activities taking place throughout the sun belt for Canadian snowbirds and their American friends. Please note: Always call the information person listed for exact times, location, etc. -...
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CSA Articles - Grandparents' Day
Grandparents' Day In celebration of Grandparents' Day (Sunday, September 12, 2004). - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 51
Executive Director's Report Issue 51 While spring and summer are regarded by many people as the “slow” period of the year in which time can be found for cleaning, decorating and General “catching up,” a quick scan of both the...
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CSA Articles - CSA Update Issue 50
CSA Update Issue 50 Introducing your new President... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Directors' Tribute
CSA Directors' Tribute At the Annual General Meeting on Jan. 14, 2004, we not only inaugurate a new board of directors, we say good-bye to some who have helped guide the association over the years. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Andropause: Ironing out the Bumps on Life's Road
Andropause: Ironing out the Bumps on Life's Road While there is much written about female menopause, a similar phenomenon called andropause occurs in many men, and has recently attracted considerable research and attention. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - 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 - CSA Nomination Slate
CSA Nomination Slate On January 14, 2004, the Canadian Snowbird Association will inaugurate its Board of Directors for the 2004-2006 term of office. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Osteoporosis: What You Should Know
Osteoporosis: What You Should Know Minor changes in your lifestyle net major returns to your health. - 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 - Visa Requirements for Canadian Landed Immigrants
Visa Requirements for Canadian Landed Immigrants As of March 17, 2003, all landed immigrants and permanent residents of Canada must possess a non-immigrant visa as well as a valid passport to enter the United States. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) At press time there were 344 "probable and suspected" cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Canada. Of this number, there have been 21 deaths, however 232 people have been discharged or are...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 45
President's Message Issue 45 How time flies! It is hard to believe that so much can happen in a few short months. It was in April, while on our way back to Canada, that the story on the new INS regulations broke. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Acupuncture
Acupuncture Ancient alternative to modern medicine. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 43
Government Relations Report Issue 43 There's never really a "restful" time for members of the CSA board of directors. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - How a Search Engine Works 101
How a Search Engine Works 101 I wish it were easy to search for things on the Web - someone would simply point a finger and exclaim ... there. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA's 10th Anniversary
CSA's 10th Anniversary 10th Anniversary: A review of a decade of action by the CSA. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - You can make a difference
You can make a difference In the fall 2001 issue of CSA News, editor Ross Quigley noted that the outpouring of kindness, selflessness and caring following the events of Sept. 11 would impact our lives forever. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 42
President's Message Issue 42 Members of the Canadian Snowbird Association, I can think of no better way to start my first president's report than with a heartfelt thank you. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Introducing Your New CSA Board of Directors
Introducing Your New CSA Board of Directors On January 30, 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association's acclaimed nominated slate will be inaugurated as its Board of Directors for the 2002-2004. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Board - Directors at Large
CSA Board - Directors at Large On January 30, 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association's acclaimed nominated slate will be inaugurated as its Board of Directors for the 2002-2004. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA AGM Notice 2002
CSA AGM Notice 2002 he Annual Meeting of CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (Canadian Corporation) and CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC. (Florida Corporation) will be held at Youkey Hall, Lakeland Center, Lakeland, Florida on the 30th day of...
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 41
President’s Message Issue 41 This is going into my 10th year on the CSA board of directors and, for the past four years, I have had the honour of being president of this great national association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Pre-ex Clauses Look the Same: But They're NOT!
Pre-ex Clauses Look the Same: But They're NOT! "I am annoyed at Mr. Quigley's defense of Medipac Travel Insurance each year. Prior to our trip each year I check rates and Medipac are never, repeat never, competitive. They are extremely high. The...
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CSA Articles - Do CEOs Live Longer than You Do?
Do CEOs Live Longer than You Do? Despite their stress and hectic lifestyles, CEOs of corporations are known to live longer than the General population. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Standard General Election Date
Standard General Election Date Dear Bird Talk, Am I missing something here, or are you and some CSA members spending too much time in the United States and thus losing touch with our parliamentary system? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Inter-State Updates
Inter-State Updates General Advisory: any major bridge or tunnel on your route to the south may, from time to time, be subject to traffic control by the National Guard, for security reasons. - 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 - Standard Election Dates
Standard Election Dates Dear Bird Talk, Your Spring Issue 38 makes reference to voting problems experienced by our CSA members in November 2000. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Board - Directors at Large
CSA Board - Directors at Large The following candidates have been selected by the CSA Nominating Committee as the individuals recommended to form CSA's next board of directors. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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 - President's Message Issue 38
President's Message Issue 38 It has been a very eventful winter for the Canadian Snowbird Association and I'm very proud of all that we've accomplished. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Annual General Meeting 2001
CSA Annual General Meeting 2001 It was an historic occasion for the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 37
President's Message Issue 37 When an artist completes a painting or a sculpture, he or she has the luxury of taking a step back to appreciate the work that has gone into the making of the masterpiece. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 37
Government Relations Report Issue 37 Your CSA Government Relations Committee has been busy over the last few months, and we are happy to report some real progress for our efforts. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Grass Roots Advocacy Campaign
CSA Grass Roots Advocacy Campaign As discussed in the last issue of CSA NEWS, we are requesting a "call to action" by the CSA membership to directly contact your local and federal politicians regarding various important CSA issues. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Hotel Security
Hotel Security As you prepare to head south, you'll undoubtedly be staying in a hotel for a night or two. Here are some General hotel safety tips to ensure a pleasurable (and uneventful) trip. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA AGM Report 2000
CSA AGM Report 2000 The Canadian Snowbird Association reached another milestone when the annual General meeting was held on the second day of the Extravaganza in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 23,2000. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 35
President's Message Issue 35 For many of us across the country, it's been a decidedly wet summer...but it's a summer at home in Canada to which nothing can compare! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 35
Government Relations Report Issue 35 Since our last issue of the CSA NEWS, your CSA Government Relations Committee has been actively pursuing a number of advocacy matters which are described below. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Millenium
Millenium A century of milestones to be remembered. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 34
President's Message Issue 34 As we settle in for our winter in warmer climates, the CSA is gearing up for a very busy winter. For your executive and directors, our winters are far busier than our summers back home in Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - More on Pre-Existing Conditions
More on Pre-Existing Conditions We now realize that medical questions are asked on an insurance application to determine your eligibility for a policy and the price you must pay. They have nothing to do with the pre-existing condition clause. -...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 34
Government Relations Report Issue 34 On December 7, 1999 CSA President Bob Jackson and CSA General counsel Wallace J.D. Weylie will be in Washington D.C. to meet with Rep. Bill McCollum, R-Longwood regarding House Bill 184 or also known as the...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 33
Government Relations Report Issue 33 The CSA Goes to Washington On January 6, 1999, the Retiree Visa Act of 1999 was referred to the U.S. Committee of the Judiciary and subsequently referred to the subcommittee on Immigration and Claims. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 62
Government Relations Report Issue 62 I am happy to report that there has been a significant development in one of our most important areas of ongoing government advocacy. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 62
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 62 Hi Folks! It’s great to report that Beth and I attended the recent Snowbird Extravaganza and CSA Annual General Meeting in Lakeland, Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - National Seniors' Council
National Seniors' Council National council to advise government on seniors' issues. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Blood Cholesterol - Keeping it Normal
Blood Cholesterol - Keeping it Normal Many decades of research have proved that a high level of cholesterol in the blood exposes one to a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease, especially heart attack and stroke. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - You Ought to be in Pictures!
You Ought to be in Pictures! One of the most precious items which a family has is its photographs. Our family tends to keep our pictorial history in those neat little envelopes from the photo store randomly stacked in shoe boxes for safekeeping. -...
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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 - Residency and Drug Policy Changes for Ontario Residents
Residency and Drug Policy Changes for Ontario Residents Tampa, Florida: The Honourable Mike Harris, Premier of Ontario, announced two important changes involving Ontario residency and drug policy issues during his keynote address at Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Throne Speech Defends Rights of Canadian Travellers
Throne Speech Defends Rights of Canadian Travellers Toronto, ON -- In an unexpected and unprecedented move, Governor General Adrienne Clarkson has, in the Speech from the Throne, firmly put the support of the Federal Government behind the...
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CSA Articles - Three Ways for Snowbirds to Vote in This Election
Three Ways for Snowbirds to Vote in This Election Ottawa, On - Friday, December 2, 2005 - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Jean-Pierre Kingsley, and the President of the Canadian Snowbird Association, Gerry Brissenden, jointly announced today...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds Flock to Lakeland Extravaganza
Snowbirds Flock to Lakeland Extravaganza Lakeland, FLA – The largest annual assembly of Canadians outside Canada is about to gather at the Snowbird Extravaganza. Thirty thousand Canadians will gather January 25 – 26 at the Lakeland Center in...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Extravaganza - 2007
Snowbird Extravaganza - 2007 Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) president Gerry Brissenden, accompanied by CSA legal counsel Wallace Weylie, recently addressed the Florida Property Tax Reform Committee at their meeting in Tampa, Florida. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds Flock to Texas Extravaganza
Snowbirds Flock to Texas Extravaganza South Padre Island – One of the largest annual assemblies of Canadians outside Canada is about to gather at the Winter Texans’ Snowbird Extravaganza. Ten thousand Canadians are expected to gather February 7...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds Flock to Lakeland Extravaganza
Snowbirds Flock to Lakeland Extravaganza Lakeland, FL – The largest annual assembly of Canadians outside Canada is about to gather at the Snowbird Extravaganza. Thirty thousand Canadians will gather January 25 – 26 at the Lakeland Center in Polk...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Destinations other than Florida
Snowbird Destinations other than Florida Dear Bird Talk, We have been Florida snowbirds for the past 10 years but are becoming weary and more and more wary of the General attitude of the Florida government and big business towards snowbirds at all...
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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 - Why Do You Head South?
Why Do You Head South? “For the warmth”, Marilyn exclaimed. “For the WARMTH”! Don was even more emphatic when I asked the Peels why they travelled to Florida every winter. Marilyn went a little further: “We can get up in the morning and...
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CSA Articles - Discover Ontario
Discover Ontario When our friends from Denmark wrote to tell us of their plans to visit us last September, we were delighted. Another chance to show off our country, we thought. But they had only 10 days to spare, so our tours would have to be...
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CSA Articles - Healthy Hors d’Oeuvres and Matching Wines
Healthy Hors d’Oeuvres and Matching Wines Hors d’oeuvres are an important element in entertaining, creating the mood, pace and style of the evening ahead. These tiny bites can be served before a meal or throughout the evening with...
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CSA Articles - MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus Recently, I was introduced to a website called MedlinePlus. At first glance, it appeared a little daunting. It’s big! It is an American website and it is very good! MedlinePlus is a service provided by the U.S. National Library of...
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CSA Articles - Travel Tips
Travel Tips Travel Tips - 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 - Bringing Food and other Items to the U.S.
Bringing Food and other Items to the U.S. Travel Notice – Bringing Fruit, Vegetables, Meat, Seeds, Plants, Alcohol, Medication, Animals, etc. to the United States. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Temporarily Absent Québec Voters
Temporarily Absent Québec Voters Québec City, February 21, 2007 –– Marcel Blanchet, Québec's Chief Electoral Officer, wishes to inform persons who are qualified electors in Québec but are currently residing outside Québec that they may vote...
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CSA Articles - 2007 Québec Provincial Election - A Message from the CSA
2007 Québec Provincial Election - A Message from the CSA On Monday, March 26, 2007, the citizens of Québec will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Medipac Just Added a Plus!
Medipac Just Added a Plus! Your body has two primary engines – your heart, to circulate life-giving blood to your entire body, and your lungs, which breathe in the oxygen so necessary to support life. Almost all serious medical emergencies involve...
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CSA Articles - Mucho Bueno!
Mucho Bueno! Mexico is home to about 700,000 U.S. and Canadian citizens who have decided to exchange hectic cities, frigid temperatures and high living costs for a more relaxed, warmer and inexpensive lifestyle. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Ontario Election Handbook
Ontario Election Handbook On Wednesday October 10, 2007 the citizens of Ontario will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice is heard! - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Gazpacho
Gazpacho The holiday season has passed, and it’s time to get back into shape – more veggies, fewer carbohydrates and less fat. If you’re hangin’ south of the border, then gazpacho is a refreshing peasant soup that you can...
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CSA Articles - Birding for Beginners
Birding for Beginners One of the best things about seasonal migrations is being able to take in the best of the great outdoors year-round. Snowbirds’ return north coincides with one of the continent’s most spectacular events – the original...
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CSA Articles - Quebec City
Quebec City Quebec City Celebrates 400 Years of History, Culture & Excitement - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - www.Dietitians.ca
www.Dietitians.ca Use online tools to help maintain a healthy lifestyle - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Taking Medication to the United States
Taking Medication to the United States The following General information is provided to assist members travelling to the United States who take prescription and/or over-the-counter (OTC) non-prescription medication that was legally purchased in...
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CSA Articles - Taking Your Pet to the United States
Taking Your Pet to the United States Both Canada and the U.S. control the importation of pets, including those accompanying their owners for a temporary visit. Specific concerns and questions should be referred, well in advance of travel, to the...
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CSA Articles - Bringing Fresh Fruits, Fresh Vegetables, etc...
Bringing Fresh Fruits, Fresh Vegetables, etc... Bringing Fresh Fruits, Fresh Vegetables, Meat and Dairy Products, Cut Flowers, Firewood, Plants, Seeds and Nuts, Other Food Items, Live Animals, Alcoholic Beverages, Cigars, Medication from Canada to...
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CSA Articles - South Africa
South Africa What wonderful experiences await you in this “World in One Country”! South Africa has more diversity than one’s imagination could ever dream up. the scenery ranges from dramatic sea coasts on the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, to...
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CSA Articles - Vertebral Fracture Relief
Vertebral Fracture Relief Osteoporosis often leads to vertebral fractures and chronic pain. If you have been unsuccessful at managing the pain with medication and strength-building exercises, you should consider surgery promptly. - Snowbird Info...
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CSA Articles - www.HealthyCanadians.ca
www.HealthyCanadians.ca The government of Canada has launched a website aimed at providing Canadians with access to the latest health-related promotional campaigns. The website, a joint initiative led by Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Breakthrough pill for treating prostate cancer
Breakthrough pill for treating prostate cancer A breakthrough prostate cancer drug, called abiraterone, may be available for General use by 2011. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Loyalist and Layabouts
Loyalist and Layabouts Loyalist and Layabouts By Stephen Kimber (Doubleday Canada, $34.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Harper meets Governor-General
Harper meets Governor-General OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper entered Rideau Hall shortly after 9:30 a.m. ET to make his case to Governor General Michaëlle Jean for temporarily shutting down Parliament. He has now been inside Rideau Hall...
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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 - President’s Award Honourees 2009
President’s Award Honourees 2009 Instituted in 2003, the association has created an annual president’s award – to be presented at the annual General meeting or other suitable venue – to recognize members who have served the association...
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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 - Going Healthy with Comfort
Going Healthy with Comfort I love pairing wine with family dishes and comfort food recipes. But in my wanting to drop a few pounds (my husband would disagree with the word “few”), certain comfort foods are on the ‘not right now’ list. -...
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CSA Articles - CSA Board of Directors Nominations 2010-2012
CSA Board of Directors Nominations 2010-2012 SLATE OF CANDIDATES FOR POSITIONS ON THE CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010 - 2012 - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - How to fix a broken retirement
How to fix a broken retirement Simple suggestions for getting the financial side of retirement back on track. To call it a downturn would be an understatement. For retirees, the past year or so has been nothing short of a disaster. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - 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 - 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 - Ontario Driver's Licence
Ontario Driver's Licence As many of you are aware there is a strike at all Drive Test locations throughout the province of Ontario. This strike has halted many services including new driver tests, road tests and drivers licence renewals. The...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Spending the winter in California’s “spa city”
Spending the winter in California’s “spa city” For the past 17 years, Dale and Lyn Collett have made Desert Hot Springs, California their home away from home. “My sister and brother-in-law introduced us to the park,” says...
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CSA Articles - CSA revisits “Retired Persons Visa”
CSA revisits “Retired Persons Visa” Several years ago, when Bill McCollum was a United States congressman from the Orlando area (he is now the attorney General for the state of Florida), the Canadian Snowbird Association was involved in...
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CSA Articles - The loonie soars
The loonie soars It’s been a good year for the loonie. In the midst of a severe global recession, the Canadian dollar has turned in a strong performance, although that performance certainly hasn’t been slow and steady. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Symptoms you should not ignore
Symptoms you should not ignore It is always a sad event when someone develops certain ominous signs or symptoms and does not seek professional assessment in a timely period, consequently suffering irreparable damage or succumbing to the illness....
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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 - What your doctor thinks
What your doctor thinks According to the latest National Physicians Survey (2007), Canadian GPs and specialists list the following as major obstacles to providing care for their patients: - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Travels of Gerry and Joan
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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 - 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 - Country Doctor
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CSA Articles - The Power of Nuts
The Power of Nuts I've been exploring more vegetarian dishes and recipes of late in an attempt to reduce my family's intake of flesh. Nuts have become of interest, as they add flavour, texture and substance to almost every course within a...
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CSA Articles - McGuinty Government Strengthens Democratic Rights for Ontarians Travelling Abroad
McGuinty Government Strengthens Democratic Rights for Ontarians Travelling Abroad In 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association issued its inaugural edition of The Canadian Travellers Report Card. The report card, as most of you know, is an...
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CSA Articles - British Columbia's Island Playground
British Columbia's Island Playground It was hard to believe that Vancouver was only an hour away. We were standing on Galiano Island’s Bluffs, 180 metres above Active Pass, the busiest waterway in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands. -...
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CSA Articles - Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Get Diagnosed - Get Treated
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Get Diagnosed - Get Treated By far the most common medical condition affecting the gastrointestinal tract in the senior population is GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Estimated to occur in the General...
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CSA Articles - Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer
Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer Overtreated is an important book. It's even been described as a "bombshell of a book." In it, award-winning journalist Shannon Brownlee dissects the American health-care system to...
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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 - 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 - Wintering in Arizona
Wintering in Arizona For many frostbitten Canadians, Ol' Airy Zonie is the place to be during winter! The Grand Canyon State receives this attention because the southern part of the state has a reputation for mild, dry winters. This doesn't mean...
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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 - Helping Snowbirds Fight Cancer: A Ray of Hope in the Sunshine State
Helping Snowbirds Fight Cancer: A Ray of Hope in the Sunshine State The Cancer Support Community is an ideal environment for snowbirds fighting cancer: welcoming outdoor gardens in the warm Florida sun, gentle fitness classes, special programs for...
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CSA Articles - What's Your Hobby?
What's Your Hobby? Last summer, as I was busy in my shop attaching the radiator to my 1928 Ford Model A roadster, my neighbour stopped by to "supervise" my restoration work. He recently retired after nearly 40 years of factory shift work and...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Difficult Diagnoses
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CSA Articles - Surprising Saskatchewan
Surprising Saskatchewan "Yawn." That was the response we got from family and friends when we told them we were vacationing in Saskatchewan. "Really?" That was their response when we told them about the discoveries that we made there. - Snowbird Info...
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CSA Articles - Over 50 - You're Not Immune to STDs
Over 50 - You're Not Immune to STDs Sexual activity in the over-50 crowd has increased significantly in the last five years as a result of access to erectile dysfunction medication and the disintegration of taboos regarding intimacy. Along with this...
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CSA Articles - Opinion With Michael Coren
Opinion With Michael Coren In April, my new book, “Why Catholics Are Right” (McClelland & Stewart) was published. I knew that it would be provocative, but I did not realize just how intolerant our allegedly pluralistic, liberal...
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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 - Gerry and Joan Back in Canada
Gerry and Joan Back in Canada Like you, we are back in Canada. I am sure that most of you will agree, it is nice to avoid the Canadian winter, but it is always nice to get back to our own country in the spring. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Canada Clubs
Canada Clubs As I have said before, it is always good to be back in Canada! We started off the summer season by attending the CSA board meeting in Toronto, where the president and directors discussed opportunities for our members and what we could...
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CSA Articles - 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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