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US Tax Forms - IRS Forms W8-BEN and 8840 - US Tax Forms
U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE FORMS : W8-BEN and 8840 - IRS Form 8840 - Closer Connection Exemption Statement for Aliens - IRS Form W8-BEN - Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding...
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CSANews Issue 77 - CSANews 77
CSANews Issue 77 from Canadian Snowbird Association (The CSA) - Mexico - Riding the Rails - Emerging Markets CSANews 77...
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Winter Information Meetings - Free Snowbird event, Open to public - Winter Information Meetings
Canadian Snowbird Association Winter Information Meetings - FREE SNOWBIRD EVENT – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!...
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About CSA - Canadian Snowbird Association - About Us
The Canadian Snowbird Association is a national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of travelling Canadians....
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Join CSA - Join or Renew Your CSA Membership - Join CSA
Join CSA - Canadian Snowbirds Association Membership, become a registered or paid user - join hands with CSA, the voice of travelling Canadians...
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CSANews Issue 78 - CSANews 78
CSANews Issue 78 from Canadian Snowbird Association - A Better Way To Give Yummy Avocados - Helping Your Doctor Help You...
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All Issues of CSANews - CSANews
CSANews - Stay up to date on Canadian Snowbird Assosiation's latest happenings and publications. Click here to download your free copy today! - csanews magazine bird talk csa publication csa updates snowbird info travel insurance birdtalk...
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CSANews Issue 79 - CSANews 79
CSANews Issue 79 from Canadian Snowbird Association - Tour the Emerald Isle - Affordable RVing - The Facts About Incontinence...
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Issue 80 - CSANews 80
A Public Thank You to All Medipac Employees - Medipac is setting new records in almost every area of our business. For the past two months, everyone has been working long hours and into the night – including weekends – to make sure that our...
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Issue 81 - CSANews 81
CSANews Issue 81 - Of course, the best kind of policy is one that covers you if you are taking a drug. The insurer will want you to be stable for a period of time (90 days in the case of Medipac), and your drug dosage must not have changed during...
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CSANews Issue 76 - CSANews 76
Canadian Snowbird Association - CSANews Issue 76 Seeking Adventure? - Deciphering Dividends - What Are You Taking?...
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CSANews Issue 75 - CSANews 75
CSANews Issue 75 - Visit Holland - Rising Interest Rates - Winter Down Under - Canadian Snowbird Association...
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CSANews Issue 74 - CSANews 74
CSANews Issue 74 from Canadian Snowbird Association - Most of the world around us seems to have gone mad or bankrupt or both, and I believe that we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg. But we in Canada have been fairly well insulated from all of...
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CSANews Issue 73 - CSANews 73
CSANews Issue 73 from Canadian Snowbird Association - 10 Symptoms you should not ignore - HST - Lakeland -- Things are hopping in our snowbird community. We have a new CSA director in Marianna Pupulin, Medipac Assist has hired a new doctor (that...
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Issue 82 - CSANews 82
CSANews Issue 82 :- Two mothers, two dogs, Pat & me, lots of baggage, a new winter home and four months in Florida. We made it! We can now, officially, be called “snowbirds.”...
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Issue 83 - CSANews 83
CSANews Issue 83 - Our congratulations to the Canadian Snowbird Association, again! - Magnificent MALTA - Don’t Break your Heart - The Musical Ride A Canadian Tradition...
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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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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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CSA Survey - 2016 CSANews Readership Survey
CSA Survey's - Canadian Snowbird Association conducts survey's to gather inputs from Canadian travellers - CSANews Readership Survey...
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Issue 85 - CSANews 85
CSANews Issue 85...
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CSANew magazine - CSANews Issue 90
CSANew magazine...
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Issue 88 - CSANews Issue 88
Canadian Snowbird Association, CSANews 88, Discover Myanmar, Taking Medication on the Road, Choose the Right G.I.C., A Journey for Your Palate...
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International Driving Permit - International Driving Permit
International Driving Permit resolved by the Canadian Snowbird Assoication. International Drivers License no longer required....
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The Canadian Travellers' Report Card Update - Report Card Updates
The Canadian Travellers' Report Card Update...
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Florida IDP Repealed - Florida IDP Repealed
Canadian Snowbird Association successful in having Florida' IDP legislation repealed....
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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 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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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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Issue 89 - Issue 89
Canadian Snowbird Association, Florida, CSANews Issue 89...
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Issue 94 - Issue 94
A pristine wilderness! I have been to Newfoundland three times and I would go back tomorrow morning. Once the partying on George Street in St. John’s is finished, an endless expanse of mountains, fjords and lakes awaits you...
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Beyond the Border - Beyond the Border
Canadian and U.S. policies related to immigration and taxation...
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Issue 96 - Issue 96
Canadian Snowbird Association...
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Issue 98 - Issue 98
CSANews is the official publication of the Canadian Snowbird Association, and is mailed to members on a quarterly basis. The publication is also available for download onto members' computers and iPads, through iTunes....
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CSANews Issue 91 - CSANews Issue 91
CSANews Issue 91 from Canadian Snowbird Association...
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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 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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Issue 95 - Issue 95
Canadian Snowbird Association official magazine. Early Bird Travel Insurance, Medipac Travel Medical Insurance...
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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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CSANews Issue 101 - Issue 101
How to Downsize California Gold Country Understanding Hypertension Riviera Nayarit...
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CSANews Issue 102 - Issue 102
CSANews Spring March 2017 Issue 102 - OFFICIAL NEWS MAGAZINE OF THE CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION | SPRING 2017 | Issue 102 - Protect your investments , Top 2 places to visit ,Home Remedies...
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CSANews Issue 104 - Issue 104
CSANews Issue 104 Fall 2017- In this Issue : Snowbirding by Sea - Cruising all Winter - Time for a portfolio adjustment - Do you really need that pill? - Download CSANews Issue 104...
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CSANews Issue 103 - Issue 103
CSANews Issue 103 Summer 2017: In this Issue :- Saskatchewan Imposes Tax on Travel Insurance, Surprising Gibraltar, Where to stash your cash, South Okanagan, Insomnia - Download CSANews 103...
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Birdtalk - New Zealand
Dear Bird Talk, I have just returned from New Zealand where I spent a second winter in that country. Hence, I would like to start a Canadian chapter of CSA for those of us who go to New Zealand....
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Birdtalk - Medical Evacuation
Dear Bird Talk, I feel the following letter would be helpful to all snowbirds if it were printed in the CSA News. It might keep them from making the same mistakes as we did....
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Birdtalk - Government Insurance Benefits
Dear Bird Talk, Every time we receive CSA News, we make it a point to read all the interesting articles from cover to cover and we wish to thank you and your collaborators for articles that are very interesting and hitting some of the points that...
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Birdtalk - Rate Category
Dear Bird Talk, I have been a member of CSA for many years and have been insured by Medipac without claim....
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Birdtalk - Money Orders
Dear Bird Talk, I also had the same problems as Kenneth Ramsay. A teller in St. Pete's, Florida told me, a Canadian money order could bounce like a cheque....
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Birdtalk - CSANews Arrival Time
Dear Bird Talk, The Fall 1999, Issue 33, was received yesterday, October 28, 1999. We winter in Arizona leaving at the beginning of November as most snowbirds do...
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Birdtalk - 68 Cents US
Dear Bird Talk, Dave Hunter says the Canadian dollar is valued between 65 and 68 cents U.S. - that surely is the value we see on TV....
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Birdtalk - Winter Texans' Snowbird Extravaganza
Dear Bird Talk: We are all aware that the letter "C" (as in C.S.A) stands for "CANADIAN", and as such I would like to comment on the remarks appearing in the summer Issue of C.S.A....
bird-talk/faq/24/Winter-Texans-Snowbird-Extravaganza  

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 - PSA Test
Dear Bird Talk: I have just received via snail mail the winter Issue of CSA News....
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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....
bird-talk/faq/33/Standard-Election-Dates  

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?...
bird-talk/faq/36/Standard-General-Election-Date  

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 - Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
Dear Sir, In the winter 2000 Issue you had an article under Health & Wellness pertaining to the procedure "percutaneous vertebroplasty" which was administered to your mother for an osteoporosis condition....
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Birdtalk - PSA Test Should be FREE
Dear Bird Talk, A number of years ago I had an ileostomy, which has rendered it impossible for me to have a rectal digital prostate exam and my only hope for a check-up, was a PSA test....
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Birdtalk - Travel Insurance for Non-US Destinations
Dear Bird Talk, I was really pleased to see "Cuba a new option for seniors" which will now permit me to enjoy winter sun, provided I can get travel health insurance which I can afford....
bird-talk/faq/54/Travel-Insurance-for-Non-US-Destinations  

Birdtalk - Snowbird Rule: Trading Stocks from the US
Dear Bird Talk, I'm finding out much to my chagrin, that it is illegal for Value Line, an arm of the RBC and with whom I have my portfolio, to allow me to trade whilst I am in Florida, which is for six months....
bird-talk/faq/56/Snowbird-Rule:-Trading-Stocks-from-the-US  

Birdtalk - Bringing Meat Across the Border
Dear Bird Talk, We returned to Canada on April 7 after our winter in Arizona, crossing at the Coutts, Alberta/Sweetgrass, Montana border station....
bird-talk/faq/57/Bringing-Meat-Across-the-Border  

Birdtalk - CSANews: Fun and Games
Dear Bird Talk; My favourite section of the CSA magazine has always been the Fun & Games page....
bird-talk/faq/62/CSANews:-Fun-and-Games  

Birdtalk - Political Advertisements
Dear Bird Talk, I was very surprised to see an ad for the Ontario PC Party on the back page of the Fall Issue of CSANews....
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Birdtalk - Tax Breaks
Dear Bird Talk, I read your article about Ontario leading the way for TAX BREAKS FOR SENIORS....
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Birdtalk - Distribution of CSANews
Dear Mr. Gerald Brissenden Our best wishes on your appointment as president of CSA....
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Birdtalk - Medicare and Mobility Rights
Dear Bird Talk, Now that the "new" government is in place, I trust that the CSA will lobby strongly to have the provisions requiring a Canadian to spend six months in his home province to qualify for Medicare coverage....
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Birdtalk - CSANews Content
Dear Mr. Brissenden, I have been a member for several years because I believe in the goals and have benefited, in many ways, from my CSA membership....
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Birdtalk - Losing Doctors!
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Birdtalk - Demographics
Dear Bird Talk, Reading the winter Issue of CSA News, I noted the various efforts on recruiting new members....
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Birdtalk - 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)....
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Birdtalk - Accessible Health Care
I am just a simple guy, who wants to be able to see a doctor when I want to, pay my taxes and enjoy my retirement in peace....
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Birdtalk - Romanow Commission
Dear Bird Talk, I appreciate the excellent service my wife and I obtain from our private insurance with Medipac for coverage during our winter stay in Florida....
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Birdtalk - Blank Cheques
Dear Bird Talk, I have just finished reading your CSANews summer 2005 Issue. I enjoy reading all Issues. In regards to "Tips to avoid identity theft", I would like to share with you an experience I had....
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Birdtalk - Sign Your Cheques
Dear Bird Talk, The mail is in so I am now reading everything, cover to cover, with great interest in the CSANews Fall Issue 56. Donna Wilson's tip and story on the top of page 9 really did catch my eye regarding the blank cheque being cashed with...
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Birdtalk - Foreign Bank Drafts
Dear Bird Talk, Re: Mr. Gardner's Experience with Bankof America I was very surprised to read Mr. Gardner's letter in the recent Issue, since we banked with B of A in Florida and now in Rancho Mirage, California....
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Birdtalk - Currency Exchange and Transfer
Dear Bird Talk, I am writing with respect to the Bird Talk on p. 7 of the latest CSANews Spring 2006, Issue 58, about a cash in dispute with an American bank....
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Birdtalk - Florida Property Taxes
Dear Bird Talk: I’m a Canadian snowbird that owns a condo in the Broward County (Pompano Beach) in Florida. My property taxes, and those of other snowbirds, Canadian or Americans, will go up from 19% to 53% while that of the Homesteaders will not...
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Birdtalk - Importing a Car from the US
Dear Bird Talk, I read with great interest Ross Quigley’s editorial in your summer 2006 Issue of CSANews. Could you possibly relay my comments to him, as well as a few queries I have about his car importing experience?...
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Birdtalk - Money Transfer Issue in the US
Dear Bird Talk, Please check the following information and alert our fellow Snowbirds of the following problems. I have been trying to transfer money from my Canadian bank U.S. Dollar account into my account in the Chase Bank in Arizona....
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Birdtalk - GHIP Reimbursement
Dear Bird Talk, I know you have received many letters regarding out-of-country medical expenses submitted to OHIP, but I thought your readers might be interested in my experience....
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Birdtalk - EBay and Paypal Payments
Dear Bird Talk, I am a Canadian spending my winters in Arizona. Last winter I had an eBay account and paid for my purchases through PayPal with a Canadian credit card for delivery to my temporary U.S. address....
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Birdtalk - Florida Homesteaders Exemption
Dear Bird Talk: I’m one of the many snowbirds that own a small one-bedroom condo (600 sq. ft.) in Pinellas County, Treasure Island Florida. In the year 2005 our taxes were increased by a staggering 142 % or $1622.12....
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Birdtalk - CSANews Article: Drive to Bermuda
Dear Bird Talk, It was such a pleasure reading “Drive to Bermuda” (in winter Issue) CSANews. My late husband and I spent wonderful 3 week holidays there in June or October every second year for over 30 years....
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Birdtalk - CSANews Article: Vision and Hearing
Dear Bird Talk, I received your winter 2006 Issue and enjoyed the articles and information it contained. Being in the eye-care business I was especially interested in the article on Vision and Hearing problem of older adults....
bird-talk/faq/122/CSANews-Article:-Vision-and-Hearing  

Birdtalk - Federal Superannuates Insurance Coverage
Dear Bird Talk, It is my understanding from information in a letter to “Bird Talk” included in the latest Issue of CSANews, that retired federal public servants have had their medical coverage increased from $100,000 to $500,000...
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Birdtalk - Medications Crossing the Border
Dear Bird Talk, I thought that you would be interested in printing the enclosed information and, by finding out whether other seniors have experienced similar problems, take steps to enlist another voice on our side. Possibly Hon. Tony Clement,...
bird-talk/faq/132/Medications-Crossing-the-Border  

Birdtalk - Visa Questions at the Border
Dear Bird Talk, Neighbours from Kelowna recently arrived in Hemet, California and e-mailed to say that the customs officer asked a new question:...
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Birdtalk - Florida State Tax Discrimination – The Final Word
The printing of the letter from the Office of Citizens Services and your own introductory paragraph stating that governor Crist had actually done something for part-time residents, and will do more, is to enter the world of “make believe.”...
bird-talk/faq/135/Florida-State-Tax-Discrimination-The-Final-Word  

Birdtalk - Right of Survivorship
Dear Bird Talk, Perhaps you think that when a couple has a joint bank account with right of survivorship that no changes will be made after the death of one partner. When my husband passed away, I found out that this is not so with our account at...
bird-talk/faq/138/Right-of-Survivorship  

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

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

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

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

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

Birdtalk - Things Never Change
It’s really a shame that fuel economy means so little to automobile manufacturers, when so many people are conscious of how much their own cars are giving in mpg. I personally think they should spend a little more time on economy instead of on...
bird-talk/faq/148/Things-Never-Change  

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 - Vehicle Registration in Florida
Dear Bird Talk, I reference the advice given to John & Debbie Chalmers in the spring 08 Issue in the bird talk section. You stated that Florida requires an individual to have a Florida driver’s licence number in order to register a motor vehicle...
bird-talk/faq/152/Vehicle-Registration-in-Florida  

Birdtalk - South Africa
Dear Bird Talk, I immigrated to Canada some 40 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa and it is with great interest that I read the article from CSANews Issue 67 (summer 2008). While Mr. Garrison is correct in extolling the many...
bird-talk/faq/160/South-Africa  

Birdtalk - Insurance Premium and Heart Conditions
Dear Bird Talk, My wife was diagnosed with a "heart block" – a condition that limited blood flow somewhat, and which required the use of a pacemaker. After spending 6 hours in the hospital, we left for home with her new pacemaker...
bird-talk/faq/162/Insurance-Premium-and-Heart-Conditions  

Birdtalk - Senior Rates on B.C. Ferries
Dear Bird Talk, I think you jumped the gun by supporting Stanley Knight over his concern about not getting a senior rate on B.C. Ferries....
bird-talk/faq/165/Senior-Rates-on-B.C.-Ferries  

Birdtalk - Changes Necessary to RRIF Payments for 2008
Dear Bird Talk, I have been asked by several senior friends as an original CSA member to write to you of our concern regarding what is happening to our savings in this period of economic downturn, in particular as it applies to our RRIFs and...
bird-talk/faq/167/Changes-Necessary-to-RRIF-Payments-for-2008  

Birdtalk - Driving to Myrtle Beach
Dear Bird Talk, Your article headed "Myrtle Beach" by Gordon Garrison stated that the driving time to Myrtle Beach from Ontario was about 12 hours....
bird-talk/faq/170/Driving-to-Myrtle-Beach  

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

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

Birdtalk - Thank you for publishing my letter
Dear Bird Talk, Thank you for publishing my letter under Bird Talk in the summer 2009 Issue of CSANews. I hope it will be of some help to the members....
bird-talk/faq/185/Thank-you-for-publishing-my-letter  

Birdtalk - CSA Fun & Games
Dear Bird Talk, While your attempt was to provide humour with your recent Issue, someone needs to check the math....
bird-talk/faq/188/CSA-Fun-and-Games  

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

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

Birdtalk - 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 - Cross Border Estate Inheritance
A few months ago, my brother passed away. Although his will, drawn up in Ontario, clearly specifies that my husband and I are the beneficiaries of his entire estate - including his portion of a condominium in Florida which we three...
bird-talk/faq/210/Cross-Border-Estate-Inheritance  

Birdtalk - Prohibited Food Items and US Customs
Dear Bird Talk, Before we call out the Panic Police regarding this Issue, I'd like to pass on some information. Every year before we leave for our winter vacation, I check the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol website for prohibited food...
bird-talk/faq/213/Prohibited-Food-Items-and-US-Customs  

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

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

Birdtalk - Rental Fee Correction
Dear Bird Talk, With regards to your story in the summer Issue Re: Chris & Liz Butler, I think that you meant the rental fee was AU$600-700.....
bird-talk/faq/222/Rental-Fee-Correction  

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

Birdtalk - Subtracting Time From My "Six Months"
Dear Bird Talk: In Issue # 75 under Snowbird Alert, you wrote that spending a week or two at home for the holidays would not be subtracted from the total days allowed....
bird-talk/faq/226/Subtracting-Time-From-My-Six-Months  

Birdtalk - Provincial Picnics at Fort DeSoto
Dear Bird Talk: For a number of years, we have attended and enjoyed the Prince Edward Island picnic held annually at Fort DeSoto Park in Florida. We understand that the Canadian Snowbird Association, and we believe Medipac Travel Insurance, sponsor...
bird-talk/faq/232/Provincial-Picnics-at-Fort-DeSoto  

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

Birdtalk - Re: Papers Please, laws
Dear Bird Talk, The Arizona SB 1070-style laws seem to have won the recent election in many states, Florida included. Are you tracking this Issue? I would like to see a report such as the one which you have on the provinces' health care:...
bird-talk/faq/235/Re:-Papers-Please-laws  

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

Birdtalk - Politics in CSANews
Dear Bird Talk, We really look forward to our copy of CSANews, and fully understand Ross Quigley's point in the summer 2011 Issue. A large part of the purpose of CSA is to put political pressure in the most appropriate area in order to benefit...
bird-talk/faq/242/Politics-in-CSANews  

Birdtalk - Retired Persons Visa
Dear Bird Talk, My summer edition of CSANews just arrived today and I have read it from cover to cover. I believe it was one of the most interesting and informative Issues I have read during my years as a CSA member....
bird-talk/faq/243/Retired-Persons-Visa  

Birdtalk - Needs of our health and education systems should be met!
I cannot believe that we will be subjected to Michael Coren’s extreme right-wing ranting Issue after Issue in your CSANews publications. I have asked you in the past to provide a balanced approach to relevant Issues....
bird-talk/faq/254/Needs-of-our-health-and-education-systems-should-be-met  

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

Birdtalk - "Balance billing" - the foul practices involved
We were involved in a rather unfortunate car accident on December 31, 2010 at KeyWest, FL, but we can confirm that we were “taken care of immediately and professionally” as one of your Bird Talk readers reported.......
bird-talk/faq/257/-Balance-billing-the-foul-practices-involved  

Birdtalk - Reading Issues of CSANews and get quite a bit of valuable information
I am neither right wing or left wing and prefer to be the bird in-between, as in snowbird, and don’t mind entertaining all points of view with an open mind....
bird-talk/faq/260/Reading-issues-of-CSANews-and-get-quite-a-bit-of-valuable-information  

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

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

Birdtalk - Tax Deductions for Travel Medical Insurance
Snowbirds allowed to deduct their annual premiums for out-of-province coverage....
bird-talk/faq/276/Tax-Deductions-for-Travel-Medical-Insurance  

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

Birdtalk - Pre-Existing Conditions and Medipac's Return to Destination Benefit
I was under the impression that one needed to be stable for 90 days to be fully insured. Could you give me a bit more information on this particular Issue please?...
bird-talk/faq/280/Pre-Existing-Conditions-and-Medipacs-Return-to-Destination-Benefit  

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

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

Birdtalk - International Driver’s Permits
We have been alarmed to hear that from Jan 1, 2013, we are required to have an international driver’s permit, which we don't have. We are likely to be booked as driving without a licence if we are stopped for ANY traffic offence....
bird-talk/faq/289/International-Drivers-Permits  

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

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

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

Birdtalk - 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 - 25% surcharge for RV insurance: nationwide or just the wrong company?
Dear Bird Talk, We just renewed our RV insurance and were told we would have to pay a surcharge of 25% because we would be in the U.S. for more than 120 days and more than 200 miles from our border....
bird-talk/faq/316/25-Percent-surcharge-for-RV-insurance:-nationwide-or-just-the-wrong-company  

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

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

Birdtalk - Canada-U.S. borders to share information
Canada-U.S. borders to share information...
bird-talk/faq/332/Canada-U.S.-borders-to-share-information  

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 - Medical extensions for illness when it’s time to go home
Can one apply for a medical extension from the INS? Also, when transiting through the U.S. en route to another destination, does that stopover count toward one’s 182 days?...
bird-talk/faq/335/Medical-extensions-for-illness-when-its-time-to-go-home  

Birdtalk - Recurrence clause clarification
Does this mean that one should go home after having received emergency medical care?...
bird-talk/faq/338/Recurrence-clause-clarification  

Birdtalk - Recommendation for ear Issues when flying
The article on page 42 of the Spring 2014 Issue [Health Pulse] missed a great remedy for the unequal pressure between the middle ear and the cabin of an airplane....
bird-talk/faq/339/Recommendation-for-ear-issues-when-flying  

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

Birdtalk - 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 - Gluten-free recipe correction
I enjoy reading your magazine, however the fall Issue no. 92 had some incorrect information in the Low Fat Chicken Stroganoff recipe found on page 49....
bird-talk/faq/353/Gluten-free-recipe-correction  

Birdtalk - Returning to Canada for short time
I was told that if you have coverage (we have six-month coverage Nov-Apr) and we go back to Canada for Christmas, that coverage is void and we have to reapply for more coverage when we go back to Arizona?...
bird-talk/faq/363/Returning-to-Canada-for-short-time  

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

Birdtalk - Higher premium for those with change in medication
Why do insurance companies that provide outside-of-Canada health insurance have you pay a higher premium for health insurance if you have a change in medication, with higher or lower dose, and you are deemed unstable for 180 days and you are not...
bird-talk/faq/374/Higher-premium-for-those-with-change-in-medication  

Birdtalk - Status of Canada and U.S. exchanging individual data at border
In the fall 2014 Issue 92, the Vice President states that the data for individuals crossing from Canada into the U.S. is not yet exchanged between the two countries....
bird-talk/faq/377/Status-of-Canada-and-U.S.-exchanging-individual-data-at-border  

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

Birdtalk - Six-month stay being reduced to four for Quebecers?
I am told that in the Harper budget, it would make changes for long-term stays in the United States, four months instead of six months. True or false?...
bird-talk/faq/388/Six-month-stay-being-reduced-to-four-for-Quebecers  

Birdtalk - CSA President Award Honourees recognize group effort for fundraiser
Our names are Pat and Brian Irving and we are writing about an item in the spring 2015 Issue 94, under “CSA President’s Award Honourees” page 46, beside our photo that recognizes the terrific honour bestowed on us, which states; “Pat and...
bird-talk/faq/389/CSA-President-Award-Honourees-recognize-group-effort-for-fundraiser  

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 - 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....
bird-talk/faq/395/Getting-a-straight-answer-on-how-the-U.S.-counts-days  

Birdtalk - Green tea article, CSANews 97
My eyebrows were raised on reading the article, particularly because I have a disease called atrial fibrillation and I consume the prescription Warfarin daily as an antidote to the possible blood clots which can be prevalent with this disease....
bird-talk/faq/399/Green-tea-article-CSANews-97  

Birdtalk - Top-Up Insurance
As a result of a recent medical trauma, I have discovered a disturbing aspect of the use of top-up insurance....
bird-talk/faq/405/Top-Up-Insurance  

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

Birdtalk - Form 8840 Deadline
Wondering if someone could confirm the due date necessary to file a Form 8840....
bird-talk/faq/409/Form-8840-Deadline  

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

Birdtalk - Vehicle Insurance
I suggest that any snowbird with this coverage immediately check with their agent....
bird-talk/faq/415/Vehicle-Insurance  

Birdtalk - Snowbird Car Insurance
After reading about the 180-day maximum vehicle insurance coverage period when in the U.S. in the last CSA News Issue, I also contacted my Certas/State Farm agent, who was unaware of the 180-day limit but was subsequently advised by HQ that this is...
bird-talk/faq/424/Snowbird-Car-Insurance  

Birdtalk - Tax/Capital Gains/Death in Family
Our mom passed away and dad’s been gone for 13 years. Mom did change the deed of her duplex in Florida into her three children's names and removed her name from the deed three years ago....
bird-talk/faq/425/Tax/Capital-Gains/Death-in-Family  

Birdtalk - Quit Smoking
This is a shout-out to J. Ross Quigley for his article in the summer 2016 Issue in which he referred to laser treatment to stop smoking. As any former or current smoker knows, quitting is very hard....
bird-talk/faq/430/Quit-Smoking  

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

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

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

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

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

Birdtalk - Lack of diversity in CSANews
My wife and I enjoy the information and articles found in your magazine. However, I keep being disappointed.......
bird-talk/faq/454/Lack-of-diversity-in-CSANews  

Birdtalk - Border guards
I enjoy reading the various questions and answers re: Dear Bird Talk. One answer caught my attention in the summer 2017 Issue 103....
bird-talk/faq/458/Border-guards  

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

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

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

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

CSA Articles - 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....
csa-articles/post/23/Letter-from-the-Editor-Issue-31  

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

CSA Articles - Medical Evacuation
Medical Evacuation Dear Bird Talk, I feel the following letter would be helpful to all snowbirds if it were printed in the CSA News. It might keep them from making the same mistakes as we did. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/37/Medical-Evacuation  

CSA Articles - PSA: The Prostate Test
PSA: The Prostate Test Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by the prostate gland. The use of PSA, which is measured with a blood test, has "taken off" in the last decade. PSA is now one of the common blood tests ordered by...
csa-articles/post/41/PSA:-The-Prostate-Test  

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 ......
csa-articles/post/46/Letter-from-the-Editor-Issue-32  

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

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

CSA Articles - Government Insurance Benefits
Government Insurance Benefits Dear Bird Talk, Every time we receive CSA News, we make it a point to read all the interesting articles from cover to cover and we wish to thank you and your collaborators for articles that are very interesting and...
csa-articles/post/61/Government-Insurance-Benefits  

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

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

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

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

CSA Articles - 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...
csa-articles/post/71/Dr.-Beach  

CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 61
Letter from the Editor Issue 61 Merry Christmas! There! I have said it! Happy Hanukkah! There! I have said that, too! Eid Saeed! You should look this one up! Happy Lohri! Light my fire! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/75/Letter-from-the-Editor-Issue-61  

CSA Articles - EPCA-2 Test for Prostate Cancer
EPCA-2 Test for Prostate Cancer The last Issue of CSANews described a new test used to detect prostate cancer earlier and more efficiently than the PSA test. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/77/EPCA-2-Test-for-Prostate-Cancer  

CSA Articles - Importing a Car from the US
Importing a Car from the US Dear Bird Talk, I read with great interest Ross Quigley’s editorial in your summer 2006 Issue of CSANews. Could you possibly relay my comments to him, as well as a few queries I have about his car importing experience?...
csa-articles/post/79/Importing-a-Car-from-the-US  

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

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

CSA Articles - Fun & Games Issue 61
Fun & Games Issue 61 Can you guess them all? These "Outside the Box" puzzles will definitely tease your brain! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/94/Fun-&-Games-Issue-61  

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

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

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

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

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

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

CSA Articles - Fun & Games Issue 60
Fun & Games Issue 60 Can you solve them all? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/123/Fun-&-Games-Issue-60  

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

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

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

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

CSA Articles - Foreign Bank Drafts
Foreign Bank Drafts Dear Bird Talk, Re: Mr. Gardner's Experience with Bankof America I was very surprised to read Mr. Gardner's letter in the recent Issue, since we banked with B of A in Florida and now in Rancho Mirage, California. - Snowbird Info...
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CSA Articles - Currency Exchange and Transfer
Currency Exchange and Transfer Dear Bird Talk, I am writing with respect to the Bird Talk on p. 7 of the latest CSANews Spring 2006, Issue 58, about a cash in dispute with an American bank. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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 - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 59
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 59 Hi Folks! As background information to the following experiences of a friend, who was an only child, I should tell you that I am one of eight children and am as close to the middle of the clan as one can get...
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CSA Articles - Fun and Games Issue 59
Fun and Games Issue 59 Can you guess them all? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 58
Letter from the Editor Issue 58 One day I would like to stand where our cover person is standing – alone, or even better, with someone to share it – at the very edge of another new beginning - 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 Homestead Act
The Homestead Act Good public policy should recognize and reinforce the Canadian value of home ownership. A home is the biggest single investment most Canadians make, offering Canadian families long-term security and stability. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Aspirin Therapy: Women can Benefit, too
Aspirin Therapy: Women can Benefit, too Women can reduce the risk of stroke by taking low-dose aspirin. This information comes from the Women’s Health Study, which recently concluded that women taking aspirin for a period of 10 years had a 17%...
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CSA Articles - Fun and Games Issue 58
Fun and Games Issue 58 Can you guess them all? These “Outside the Box” puzzles will definitely tease your brain! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 57
President’s Message Issue 57 Well, here we are again, another snowbird travel season. I hope that all members had a safe and enjoyable trip to their winter destination. We had a great summer in Ontario for those of us who like it hot. It was great...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 57
Government Relations Report Issue 57 The fall is always a busy political season in Canada. With the federal and provincial legislatures back in session from coast to coast, there is no better time for the CSA to present your concerns to our elected...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 57
Letter from the Editor Issue 57 A light dusting of snow is covering the world on this beautiful sunny Canadian day. A striking cardinal sits high in a tree watching over his mate as she pecks away at some unknown food treasure she has found below....
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CSA Articles - Sign Your Cheques
Sign Your Cheques Dear Bird Talk, The mail is in so I am now reading everything, cover to cover, with great interest in the CSANews Fall Issue 56. Donna Wilson's tip and story on the top of page 9 really did catch my eye regarding the blank cheque...
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CSA Articles - I Love Prince Edward Island
I Love Prince Edward Island Christmas is imminent; a federal election is looming; CSA's Special Government Report is going to press; and P.E.I. has quietly made a dramatic change in their government regulations, for the benefit of all snowbirds and...
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CSA Articles - The Aussies Know How to Do It!
The Aussies Know How to Do It! Bill Leader's Final Column. Wow! What a year 2005 was for tropical storms, hurricanes and tornadoes in the southern United States, and yes, even in some of Canada's provinces. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 57
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 57 Hi Folks! Being retired and with time on my hands, I have lots of opportunities to keep in touch with world events. Here is one of the most recent that should be of interest to all of you. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Helena and Vic Mageau
Helena and Vic Mageau In this Issue we are talking with a couple from Timmins, Ontario. Meet Helena and Vic Mageau. "Make sure you bring all your medications with you for the length of your stay." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Fun and Games Issue 57
Fun and Games Issue 57 Dementia Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time. Answer all of them immediately. - 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 - Government Relations Report Issue 56
Government Relations Report Issue 56 As you have already read in the president's message, association representatives have been busy attending political functions as well as meeting with individual government officials. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 56
Letter from the Editor Issue 56 The first words of this Issue should be from all of us. "Congratulations to the nominees for the Canadian Snowbird Association, 2006 – 2008, Board of Directors." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Accessible Health Care
Accessible Health Care I am just a simple guy, who wants to be able to see a doctor when I want to, pay my taxes and enjoy my retirement in peace. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Blank Cheques
Blank Cheques Dear Bird Talk, I have just finished reading your CSANews summer 2005 Issue. I enjoy reading all Issues. In regards to "Tips to avoid identity theft", I would like to share with you an experience I had. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - 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 - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 56
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 56 Hi Folks! My, how time flies. Back in June, Beth and I went to Guelph to celebrate my 55th alumni reunion. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Fun & Games Issue 56
Fun & Games Issue 56 Alannograms - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 55
President's Message Issue 55 Here we are once again, back in our own wonderful country. As I sit here writing this message the sun is shining, the birds are singing, it is a beautiful day in Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 55
Government Relations Report Issue 55 Advocacy—the act of arguing in favour of a cause, idea, or policy—is the raison d'être of the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 55
Letter from the Editor Issue 55 The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is one of our most important and effective charities. - 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 - A New Disaster? Yes, It's FEMA
A New Disaster? Yes, It's FEMA The 2004 hurricane season saw four destructive hurricanes touching land in the United States during a seven-week period in August and September. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canada Clubs! Issue 55
Canada Clubs! Issue 55 Do you have a group of Canadians getting together in the United States for a meeting, a lunch or a picnic? If you do, just call 1-877-633-4722. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 55
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 55 Hi Folks! I just finished reading a book authored by Bill Bryson entitled, "A Short History of Nearly Everything." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Mosquito Myths
Mosquito Myths Mosquito myths. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Ontario Intends to Close Facilities for the Disabled
Ontario Intends to Close Facilities for the Disabled The Ontario Minister of Community and Social Services has announced plans to close facilities for the disabled. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 54
President’s Message Issue 54 Gerry recaps the 2005 snowbird lifestyle events throughout the southern U.S. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 54
Government Relations Report Issue 54 In the 2005 series of winter events, CSA President Gerry Brissenden made a concerted effort to bring as many political representatives to our gatherings as possible. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 54
Letter from the Editor Issue 54 What has happened to our CSA Issues? During this period of minority government in Canada, we have not even been able to get a simple budget passed to get on with the work of making our country function properly. -...
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CSA Articles - Demographics
Demographics Dear Bird Talk, Reading the winter Issue of CSA News, I noted the various efforts on recruiting new members. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Benefits of Moderate Weight Loss
Benefits of Moderate Weight Loss Moderate weight loss has received increasing attention as a strategy for those who are overweight or obese. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Fun and Games Issue 54
Fun and Games Issue 54 Can you guess them all? - 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 - President's Message Issue 53
President's Message Issue 53 Well here it is again, time to go south for the sunshine. I hope that all of you who do go south for the winter have a safe trip with no problems at the border. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 53
Government Relations Report Issue 53 On September 15, 2004, Prime Minister Paul Martin and the first ministers collectively announced the 10-Year Action Plan on Health. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 53
Letter from the Editor Issue 53 We need more time. Picture this rather simple scene. You are walking down Main Street, filled with an abundance of Thanksgiving turkey, and wearing your Remembrance Day poppy. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 53
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 53 Hi Folks! In the fall of 2003, I reported that some 2,000 pensioners in the same plan as mine had been receiving only 50 per cent of the pension entitlement that they earned, and to which they contributed during...
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CSA Articles - Insurance Update Issue 53
Insurance Update Issue 53 The 2004-2005 snowbird travel season is starting out with the roar of a lion. Medipac has attracted almost 1,000 new clients this year who have primarily migrated from other insurance plans. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - 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 - President’s Message Issue 52
President’s Message Issue 52 Since the last Issue of CSANews, your directors and staff have been very busy. Our British Columbia director, Jim Sherb, attended a two-day seminar in Kelowna at which he was able to spread the word about the CSA and...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 52
Letter from the Editor Issue 52 The media frenzy is over - Hurricane Charley is history! This disastrous event of Mother Nature led to billions of dollars in damage, approximately 20 lost lives (there will be more) and tens of thousands of displaced...
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CSA Articles - 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 - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 52
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 52 Hi Folks! In light of the many perversions and jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different. This is not intended to be a joke. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 51
Letter from the Editor Issue 51 For several weeks now, we have been looking for Blue Flax. For the uninitiated, Blue Flax is a perennial flower that opens its fragile petals every morning to greet us, and closes them at night to rest. Gardening is...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Survey 2004
Snowbird Survey 2004 CSA members are still the most dedicated and committed people I have ever seen in any organization. Thousands of you took the time to respond to our spring survey, and it is time to share the results. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 51
President's Message Issue 51 By the time you receive this Issue of CSANews, the federal election will be history. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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 - Government Relations Report Issue 51
Government Relations Report Issue 51 Health care in Canada has been front and centre in our daily news since the possibility of a spring/summer election was raised earlier in the new year. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Distribution of CSANews
Distribution of CSANews Dear Mr. Gerald Brissenden Our best wishes on your appointment as president of CSA. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Happiness is Early Bird
Happiness is Early Bird Well, that might be “pushing the envelope,” as they say. Our phones have already been ringing with requests for Early Bird insurance information. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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 - TIA and Stroke: What Every Senior Should Know
TIA and Stroke: What Every Senior Should Know Much progress has been made in the past few years in the prevention and treatment of Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA or "mini-stroke") and stroke. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - To File or Not to File? 8840
To File or Not to File? 8840 I can't remember how many times I have written about the Closer Connection Exception Statement (Form 8840) filing for visitors to the United States ­ including Canadians! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Update Issue 50
CSA Update Issue 50 Introducing your new President... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 50
President’s Message Issue 50 An inaugural message from CSA President Gerry Brissenden. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 50
Government Relations Report Issue 50 Review the CSA's current advocacy initiatives. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 50
Executive Director's Report Issue 50 Lawrence talks about his new initiatives on the front line with the CSA. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 50
Letter from the Editor Issue 50 Today is Mother's Day, or at least it was when I sat down to write this Editor's note. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 50
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 50 Hi folks! For all you history buffs, I thought I would take this opportunity to broaden your knowledge of some activities and sayings that originated in 16th-century England. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Spyware
Spyware With all the things that are good with the Internet, there will always be some accompanying bad (I wanted to say crap, but I think it will be edited out) with which we have to deal in order to realize the best that it has to offer. -...
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CSA Articles - In My Own Name: A Memoir
In My Own Name: A Memoir In My Own Name: A Memoir Maureen McTeer (Random House Canada, 329 pages, $37.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 49
Letter from the Editor Issue 49 Early this morning, as I arrived for work, I was greeted by about thirty Canada Geese who had stopped for a rest on their way South. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 49
President's Message Issue 49 I always laugh when I'm greeted with the phrase "What's new?" For the past two years every single day has brought something new. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 49
Government Relations Report Issue 49 For the past six years, it has been my honour to chair the Canadian Snowbird Association's Government Relations Committee. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 49
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 49 Hi folks! Have you ever taken an extended tour by coach? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Political Advertisements
Political Advertisements Dear Bird Talk, I was very surprised to see an ad for the Ontario PC Party on the back page of the Fall Issue of CSANews. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Fast Facts Issue 49
Fast Facts Issue 49 Deals for Canadians visitng Western US States, and more... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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 - Letter from the Editor Issue 48
Letter from the Editor Issue 48 I am buried in your survey responses and Early Bird Insurance applications. And I am happy. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 48
President's Message Issue 48 This past summer, as we told you in the last newsletter, has been a very active one for the CSA. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 48
Government Relations Report Issue 48 As you have read read from Ellen White's president's report, she and our executive director have just returned from a political tour of our provinces and territories, meeting with government representatives,...
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 48
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 48 Hi folks! If you have been keeping up to date with the news over the past year - I don't mean about wars and the strife inflicted because of aggression and dictatorship - then you know that ordinary folks who...
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CSA Articles - Canada Clubs! Issue 48
Canada Clubs! Issue 48 American/Canadian Days at Cypress Lakes and Outdoor Resorts - Canada Day Celebration. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSANews: Fun and Games
CSANews: Fun and Games Dear Bird Talk; My favourite section of the CSA magazine has always been the Fun & Games page. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Coping with
Coping with Is hormone replacement therapy right for you? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 47
Letter from the Editor Issue 47 Happy Birthday, Canada! Happy Birthday, United States of America! It must be summertime – wonderful fireworks shows, sweltering days in the sun and beautiful flowers, everywhere. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 47
President's Message Issue 47 This spring has been very busy! Now that our politicians have had time to "digest" our Canadian Travellers' Report Card, it's time for the real work to begin. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 47
Government Relations Report Issue 47 In the winter edition of CSA News, we included tear-out cards to be mailed to our premiers and prime minister. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The True Experts Have Spoken
The True Experts Have Spoken Medipac has dozens of travel medical experts, working every day, reviewing policy and application language, researching medical conditions, dissecting claims information and analyzing demographic data. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 46
Letter from the Editor Issue 46 Welcome Home! Most of our snowbird readers are now in Canada and they returned to Snow (due to global warming, no doubt)! SARS! Iraq and North Korea and Syria on TV! Separatists no longer in control of Quebec! -...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 46
Government Relations Report Issue 46 In early March, we received some extremely welcome news ­ the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS), formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) rescinded the proposed changes to...
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 46
Executive Director's Report Issue 46 Is breaking with tradition a move ahead, or is it a tragic unthreading of the essential ties that bind and identify a society? Variations of this question have recently been posed for consideration in many...
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CSA Articles - It is time to get serious!
It is time to get serious! During the many social events I visited throughout Florida, I must admit that I was impressed with the positive attitude of most Canadians. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - It Is Just Not Fair
It Is Just Not Fair Insurance, as we all know, is just a game of averages. We each pay our premiums and hope that we will never have to make a claim. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 46
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 46 Hi folks! If you missed Snowbird Extravaganza 2003 ­ held in Lakeland, Florida on Jan 14 and 15 ­ too bad! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Rule: Trading Stocks from the US
Snowbird Rule: Trading Stocks from the US Dear Bird Talk, I'm finding out much to my chagrin, that it is illegal for Value Line, an arm of the RBC and with whom I have my portfolio, to allow me to trade whilst I am in Florida, which is for six...
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CSA Articles - Bringing Meat Across the Border
Bringing Meat Across the Border Dear Bird Talk, We returned to Canada on April 7 after our winter in Arizona, crossing at the Coutts, Alberta/Sweetgrass, Montana border station. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Favorite Foods of Health Nutrition Experts
Favorite Foods of Health Nutrition Experts What do nutrition experts pack in their lunch bags and put on the dinner table? Mayo Clinic experts share their favorite food picks in the January Issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. Here's 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 ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 45
President's Message Issue 45 How time flies! It is hard to believe that so much can happen in a few short months. It was in April, while on our way back to Canada, that the story on the new INS regulations broke. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 45
Government Relations Report Issue 45 After two-and-a-half years of research and hard work, the CSA Travellers' Report Card was released to various levels of government and the media on October 22, 2002. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Roman-Ow! And Portability
Roman-Ow! And Portability "A recommendation to destroy one of the five Supporting Pillars of the Canada Health Act." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - It's Reminder Time!
It's Reminder Time! It's that time of year when I like to remind you about certain programs and activities that could be important to you. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 45
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 45 Hi Folks! How good is your memory? Do you remember what a pain your teacher-assigned memory work was? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Phone Fraud Follow-up
Phone Fraud Follow-up In the last Issue of CSA News, we informed you of a scam in which you would be asked to call a number to inquire about a sick or deceased relative. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - PSA Test Should be FREE
PSA Test Should be FREE Dear Bird Talk, A number of years ago I had an ileostomy, which has rendered it impossible for me to have a rectal digital prostate exam and my only hope for a check-up, was a PSA test. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - New Test for Heart Attacks
New Test for Heart Attacks A new test has been developed to check patients for inflammation deep within the body ­ inflammation which doctors are starting to believe indicates a strong risk of a heart attack. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Watching the Romanow Commission
Watching the Romanow Commission What will become of the future of health care? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 44
Letter from the Editor Issue 44 Well, we're back! Hopefully you will have had time to read our Summer Issue which was really delivered in the Fall, as you obviously noticed. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 44
President's Message Issue 44 Canadian Travellers' Report Card... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 44
Government Relations Report Issue 44 The Canadian Travellers' Report Card was a two-year undertaking that, while now drawing to a close in one way, will open doors in another. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 44
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 44 Hi Folks! The Ontario Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations have come and gone for another year. The quality of sponsors and entertainment just continues to amaze me. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Mammograms? Yes!
Mammograms? Yes! Mammograms are in the news again, causing confusion and dismay. This time it's a study that concludes there's no evidence that mammograms save lives. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
Percutaneous Vertebroplasty Dear Sir, In the winter 2000 Issue you had an article under Health & Wellness pertaining to the procedure "percutaneous vertebroplasty" which was administered to your mother for an osteoporosis condition. - Snowbird Info...
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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 - RV Park Style
RV Park Style RV Park Style: When does a recreational vehicle (RV) park become a mobile home park? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 43
Letter from the Editor Issue 43 We have all watched in frustration, over the past number of years, as the Provincial Governments have slowly eroded our Canadian medical care system and the Federal Government continues to give their tacit approval to...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 43
President's Message Issue 43 In addition to a gavel, I think that the CSA should provide a pair of roller skates to every new director of the association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 43
Executive Director's Report Issue 43 Life around CSA's head office has been extremely busy this past spring and summer. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 43
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 43 School days... School days... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Have you heard this before?
Have you heard this before? I'm sure that, on many occasions, you've heard it said that "Canadian snowbirds are very conservative" (notice I didn't say cheap) when it comes to spending their money. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snacking Linked to Lower Cholesterol
Snacking Linked to Lower Cholesterol Eating several small meals a day as opposed to eating two or three large meals can play a pivotal role in your body's Cholesterol levels. - 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 - Letter from the Editor Issue 42
Letter from the Editor Issue 42 From the CSA's humble beginnings in Lakeland, Florida in March of 1992, an exciting decade of action followed. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 42
President's Message Issue 42 Members of the Canadian Snowbird Association, I can think of no better way to start my first president's report than with a heartfelt thank you. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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 - Government Relations Report Issue 42
Government Relations Report Issue 42 It's good to be back ­ as much as we all enjoy escaping the cold, there is no place like home. I hope you all had a safe and healthy winter. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 42
Executive Director's Report Issue 42 CSA concerned regarding hassles at the borders. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 42
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 42 Today we mourn the passing of a good friend, by the name of Common Sense - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canada Clubs! Issue 42
Canada Clubs! Issue 42 If a picture says a thousand words, I have already exceeded my quota for this Issue of the CSA News. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Drug Runners?
Drug Runners? Every snowbird, really, falls in to this category and there is a lot of confusion on the part of border guards as to the various regulations. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Bob Jackson: A President's President
Bob Jackson: A President's President A tribute to our retiring President Bob Jackson. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 41
Letter from the Editor Issue 41 I still remember my first experience with a "summer" Christmas ­ what a strange feeling. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - Government Relations Report Issue 41
Government Relations Report Issue 41 On November 8, 2001, a delegation from the Canadian Snowbird Association was invited to attend and present at the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology to discuss the Association's...
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 41
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 41 Hi Folks! If there was ever a more appropriate time to publish the following poem, I can't think of one. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Shopping Online for Gifts!
Shopping Online for Gifts! By the time you read this column, I will have finished my Christmas shopping and already decorated our home to celebrate the year's most important holiday. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nitrates and Viagara: Deadly Combination?
Nitrates and Viagara: Deadly Combination? A new study confirms that you shouldn't take nitrate medications, such as the heart drug nitroglycerin, in combination with the impotence drug sildenafil (Viagra). - 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 - Preparing for This Year's Border Crossing
Preparing for This Year's Border Crossing At the time of this update, the turmoil in the U.S. is still painfully fresh and there has been much discussion about our shared border. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Elder Abuse
Elder Abuse Dr. Elizabeth Podnieks, one of Canada's leading authorities on elder abuse speaks out. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 40
Letter from the Editor Issue 40 Sometimes, an event occurs that has the potential to change our entire world. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 40
President’s Message Issue 40 Tuesday, September 11, 2001 was a sombre and painful wake-up call for us all. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 40
Government Relations Report Issue 40 Bureaucracy. Red tape. Any way you say it, it still adds up to the same thing. Delays. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 40
Executive Director's Report Issue 40 Last month, I attended a very insightful three-day international conference on Technology and Aging, the first of its kind. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 40
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 40 HI FOLKS! Beth and I hope that the especially hot summer didn't cause anyone of our gang too much discomfort. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canada Clubs! Issue 40
Canada Clubs! Issue 40 Canada Clubs! Issue 40 - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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...
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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 - Fun and Games Issue 40
Fun and Games Issue 40 Can you solve these puzzles? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Cutting Back on the Cutting Board Germs
Cutting Back on the Cutting Board Germs ROCHESTER, MINN. ­ A few common-sense, cutting-board rules can reduce the risk of contaminating the foods you prepare and eat, according to the August Issue of the Mayo Clinic Health letter. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 39
Government Relations Report Issue 39 Travellers Bill of Rights On May 31, 2001, the Canadian Snowbird Association had a truly groundbreaking day. Key representatives of our association met with six Ontario cabinet members and their political staff....
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CSA Articles - And the Survey Says...2001
And the Survey Says...2001 Amazing! CSA members are the most dedicated and committed people we have ever seen in any organization. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 39
Letter from the Editor Issue 39 Where has our summer gone? The days seem to just slip by so quickly and effortlessly. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 39
President’s Message Issue 39 It has always been a strong belief of mine, that those who volunteer their time to further or enhance the work of any cause should be recognized. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - You Are Far Too Nice!
You Are Far Too Nice! When you called this toll-free number 1-877-633-4722, to order the CSA table placemats for that pot-luck dinner, picnic, Canada Day, sports tournament or whatever else you're planning or simply attending this winter in the...
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 39
Executive Director's Report Issue 39 The lazy hot days of late summer may be here, but your CSA board and staff are very busy working on various projects that will strengthen our association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 30
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 30 HI FOLKS! A history lesson is about to unfold. We can entitle it "You Never Know Who Might Need You Today." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Fun and Games Issue 39
Fun and Games Issue 39 Can you solve these puzzles? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 38
Letter from the Editor Issue 38 "I love it when a plan comes together." This often-repeated statement comes from an old weekly TV series called "The A-Team." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 38
President's Message Issue 38 It has been a very eventful winter for the Canadian Snowbird Association and I'm very proud of all that we've accomplished. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Early Bird Issues
Early Bird Issues Insurance companies hate to set premium rates without ALL the claims information from the previous year, and the year before, and the year before that. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 38
Government Relations Report Issue 38 This past winter has been exceptionally busy for the entire CSA board of directors ­ and the government relations committee is still working overtime! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - You could have fooled me!
You could have fooled me! There might be fewer of you Canadian snowbirds spending the winter in the sun belt, but boy, oh boy, are you active! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 38
Executive Director's Report Issue 38 Many members will miss the familiar and friendly voices of Elizabeth Duguay and Jean Thomson. Jean and Elizabeth worked very hard for you over the years, and left the office at the end of December. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 38
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 38 HI FOLKS! Well, our seventh Snowbird Extravaganza has come and gone. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - PSA Test
PSA Test Dear Bird Talk: I have just received via snail mail the winter Issue of CSA News. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 37
Letter from the Editor Issue 37 Well, our millennium year is coming to a close. Y2K is simply a footnote in our history and the Internet has taken over our world, as we know it. What a year! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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 - A Little "Thank You" to Our Wonderful Staff
A Little "Thank You" to Our Wonderful Staff In our last Issue, I mentioned the many letters we receive, and I want to take a little time to give credit where credit is due. - 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 - Executive Director's Report Issue 37
Executive Director's Report Issue 37 Being associated with the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) for the past eight years, and having had the opportunity to serve as a board member, the first vice-president and the association's executive...
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 37
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 37 I am writing this column in the first week of November, while Beth is busy packing for our winter months in Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Winter Texans' Snowbird Extravaganza
Winter Texans' Snowbird Extravaganza Dear Bird Talk: We are all aware that the letter "C" (as in C.S.A) stands for "CANADIAN", and as such I would like to comment on the remarks appearing in the summer Issue of C.S.A. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - 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 - 'Tis the Season To Go Shopping
'Tis the Season To Go Shopping Last Christmas, I placed an order online for some gifts for my kids, with an Internet book retailer who shall remain nameless and, in spite of assurances from the site, the gifts did not arrive in time. - Snowbird Info...
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CSA Articles - CSA Grass Roots Advocacy Campaign
CSA Grass Roots Advocacy Campaign As discussed in the last Issue of CSA NEWS, we are requesting a "call to action" by the CSA membership to directly contact your local and federal politicians regarding various important CSA Issues. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - The Border "Mind Game"
The Border "Mind Game" Preparing for potential stress when crossing the U.S. border. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 36
Letter from the Editor Issue 36 Awarm welcome to Barry Lavalley who has written one of our feature "Lifestyle" articles this Issue and, of course, we always turn to Dave Hunter, the author of Along the I75, for driving tips and routes to our...
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 36
President’s Message Issue 36 I have had the pleasure over the years of speaking with thousands of you at all of our Extravaganzas and Winter Meetings, and I'd like to take this opportunity to publicly thank you for your support. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Insurance Update Issue 36
Insurance Update Issue 36 We get literally thousands of requests for information at Medipac, on every aspect of Travel Insurance. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Securities Rules Change to Benefit Snowbirds
Securities Rules Change to Benefit Snowbirds Under existing U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules, it has been technically illegal for Canadian snowbirds in the U.S. to Issue trading and investment instructions to their financial advisor or...
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CSA Articles - Grins and Giggles Issue 36
Grins and Giggles Issue 36 Here are a couple of gems that were e-mailed to us. If you see anything funny coming across your computer screen, be sure to send it (if at all possible with the author's name) to us. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Fast Facts Issue 36
Fast Facts Issue 36 You can find information on just about anything on the Internet. The following is just a sample of what can be found when you use a search engine and a little curiosity. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 35
Letter from the Editor Issue 35 We're late! Our spring Issue just did not get together in time for a reasonable publication date, and we've decided to put out three Issues of CSA News before the end of this year, to make up for our tardiness. -...
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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 - A New Financial Paradigm of the Age of Prosperity
A New Financial Paradigm of the Age of Prosperity From June, and continuing throughout summer 2000 until Thanksgiving, the CSA, in conjunction with its financial sponsor, Dundee Wealth Management, is presenting more than 60 totally new...
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CSA Articles - Chaos!
Chaos! Canada's medicare system is under stress! More than $4 billion dollars have been cut from the provincial transfers to the provinces, and these monies were used primarily for education, and guess what ­ medicare. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Going to Mexico?
Going to Mexico? In a recent Issue, we outlined a new "Vehicle Deposit" of up to $800.00, which was going to be charged at the border when crossing into Mexico. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 34
Letter from the Editor Issue 34 In the blink of an eye, the Christmas holiday season will be past and we will enter a new millennium. The crackpots will be predicting the end of the world, while we normal folks can look forward to a new era. -...
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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 - Executive Director's Report Issue 34
Executive Director's Report Issue 34 I have just returned from Florida after attending a two-day CSA Executive Meeting. Your CSA Executive did the final year-end review of last year's budget (CSA fiscal year-end is October 31), and finalized the...
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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 - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 34
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 34 Hi Folks! Lest we forget. A simple three-word phrase repeated by many but understood by few. What better time for a veteran of the Second World War to reflect than on Remembrance Day. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - CSANews Arrival Time
CSANews Arrival Time Dear Bird Talk, The Fall 1999, Issue 33, was received yesterday, October 28, 1999. We winter in Arizona leaving at the beginning of November as most snowbirds do - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 68 Cents US
68 Cents US Dear Bird Talk, Dave Hunter says the Canadian dollar is valued between 65 and 68 cents U.S. - that surely is the value we see on TV. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - AOL Announces Huge Price Reduction
AOL Announces Huge Price Reduction Great news for all AOL Canada members. AOL Canada has announced that, as of December 16, 1999 the unlimited use charge will be dropped to $22.95CAD per month. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 33
Letter from the Editor Issue 33 Happy Thanksgiving! It has just occurred to me that many snowbirds have the rare pleasure of celebrating Thanksgiving Day twice, once in Canada and once in the United States. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canada Clubs! Issue 33
Canada Clubs! Issue 33 Whenever a Canadian hangs his or her hat during the winter months, you can be sure that there's a Canadian Club close by. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 33
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 33 20 Pre-departure Tips to Simplify Your Life. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 33
President's Message Issue 33 Time to Hit the Trails Well, we're packing up again. It feels like the summers fly by faster each year there's so much to do once we get home, that it's time to start heading south again even before we know it. -...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Executive Director's Report Issue 33
Executive Director's Report Issue 33 The Canadian Snowbird Association Board of Directors held their fall meeting in Toronto in late September. All directors attended, with the exception of your Alberta director, Carol Brown-Heutinck and British...
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CSA Articles - Money Orders
Money Orders Dear Bird Talk, I also had the same problems as Kenneth Ramsay. A teller in St. Pete's, Florida told me, a Canadian money order could bounce like a cheque. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Travelling On Line
Travelling On Line This year, when making your list of 'Things to do before I leave,' be sure to include 'Set up Computer.' - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 62
Letter from the Editor Issue 62 It’s almost overwhelming! We fought, and cajoled, and begged the Liberal federal government for almost 15 years to listen to CSA’s needs. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 62
President's Message Issue 62 I have now begun my final year as president of our association. It started off with plenty of travel and many meetings. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 62
Government Relations Report Issue 62 I am happy to report that there has been a significant development in one of our most important areas of ongoing government advocacy. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Meets with Minister of Health
CSA Meets with Minister of Health The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, writes to the provinces and territories concerning the Canada Health Act. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 62
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 62 Hi Folks! It’s great to report that Beth and I attended the recent Snowbird Extravaganza and CSA Annual General Meeting in Lakeland, Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Blood Glucose and Cholesterol Measurement Units in U.S.
Blood Glucose and Cholesterol Measurement Units in U.S. If you are diabetic or have high cholesterol, and travel to the U.S., you are probably aware that blood glucose readings and lipids in the U.S. are measured as milligrams per decilitre, or...
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CSA Articles - Florida Homesteaders Exemption
Florida Homesteaders Exemption Dear Bird Talk: I’m one of the many snowbirds that own a small one-bedroom condo (600 sq. ft.) in Pinellas County, Treasure Island Florida. In the year 2005 our taxes were increased by a staggering 142 % or $1622.12....
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CSA Articles - CSANews Article: Drive to Bermuda
CSANews Article: Drive to Bermuda Dear Bird Talk, It was such a pleasure reading “Drive to Bermuda” (in winter Issue) CSANews. My late husband and I spent wonderful 3 week holidays there in June or October every second year for over 30 years. -...
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CSA Articles - CSANews Article: Vision and Hearing
CSANews Article: Vision and Hearing Dear Bird Talk, I received your winter 2006 Issue and enjoyed the articles and information it contained. Being in the eye-care business I was especially interested in the article on Vision and Hearing problem of...
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CSA Articles - Fun & Games Issue 62
Fun & Games Issue 62 Can you guess them all? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Healthcare Issues Swept Under the Rug
Healthcare Issues Swept Under the Rug Toronto, Ontario: “The party leaders have buried their heads in the sand to avoid answering our question on a key healthcare Issue. If they can ignore 200,000 Canadians BEFORE the election, heaven help us for...
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CSA Articles - CSA Appears Before U.S. House Small Business Committee
CSA Appears Before U.S. House Small Business Committee Toronto, ON - The Canadian Snowbird Association has secured a promise from Representative Manzullo, head of the House Small Business Committee that a letter exempting Canadians from the proposed...
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CSA Articles - CSA Cautiously Optimistic
CSA Cautiously Optimistic Toronto, ON - The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), representing 100,000 long-term travellers across the country, is celebrating now that Deputy Prime Minister John Manley has jumped into the INS proposed visitors visa...
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CSA Articles - Proposed Changes to U.S. B-2 Visitors' Visa Shelved
Proposed Changes to U.S. B-2 Visitors' Visa Shelved Toronto, Ontario -- The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is celebrating the Bush administration's decision to withdraw a plan to possibly restrict visitors to the United States to just 30 days,...
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CSA Articles - $75 Reimbursement Rate “Embarrassing”
$75 Reimbursement Rate “Embarrassing” Kamloops, BC – British Columbia’s estimated thirty thousand snowbirds are calling for an increase to the province’s out-of-country emergency medical services reimbursement rate. The $75 per day is the...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Rising Florida Property Taxes
Rising Florida Property Taxes Panama City Beach, FL – Canadian Snowbird Association President Gerry Brissenden and Ontario Director Nancy Hopcraft will be in Panama City Beach on Thursday, March 1, 2007 to host a Winter Information Meeting for...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 63
Letter from the Editor Issue 63 Twenty-five bucks is a lot of money for a piece of paper! But when it is a CSA membership card, you and your spouse bought some of the best insurance that you can get to protect your travelling lifestyle. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Federal Superannuates Insurance Coverage
Federal Superannuates Insurance Coverage Dear Bird Talk, It is my understanding from information in a letter to “Bird Talk” included in the latest Issue of CSANews, that retired federal public servants have had their medical coverage...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 63
President's Message Issue 63 Joan and I love to get away during the cold winter months and enjoy the warmer climate in the southern states. It is, however, always great to return to Canada to see our children and grandchildren and to travel this...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 63
Government Relations Report Issue 63 One of the greatest challenges of government advocacy work is that governments are always changing. Since last June alone, we have new premiers in Alberta, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and most recently, Prince...
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CSA Articles - AGM Notice Issue 63
AGM Notice Issue 63 Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds' Florida Tax Crisis
Snowbirds' Florida Tax Crisis Peter Benedek (RetirementAction.com). It�s been called loony, outrageous, two-tier, discriminatory, confiscatory and worse. The bottom line is that Florida has a property tax system that is rigged against snowbirds...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Fun & Games Issue 63
Fun & Games Issue 63 Can you guess them all? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of State announced the official requirement for citizens of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda to present a passport to enter...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 64
Letter from the Editor Issue 64 Patricia, Chris, Paula and I are just leaving Newfoundland – reluctantly. This was my first trip to Newfoundland and we will all, definitely, be going back. The history, the rugged coastline, the scenery, but mostly...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 64
President's Message Issue 64 Gerry outlines his latest lobby efforts and talks about how the CSA is improving life for Canadian Travellers. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 64
Government Relations Report Issue 64 October is shaping up to be a busy month on the Canadian political scene. Voters in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Northwest Territories will be going to the polls to cast their ballots. How do we...
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CSA Articles - Medications Crossing the Border
Medications Crossing the Border Dear Bird Talk, I thought that you would be interested in printing the enclosed information and, by finding out whether other seniors have experienced similar problems, take steps to enlist another voice on our side....
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CSA Articles - Lake Chapala Mexico
Lake Chapala Mexico Living in Lake Chapala - an in-depth look at a southern haven for Canadians. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Switzerland: Somebody Has To Do It
Switzerland: Somebody Has To Do It Travel Writer Dave Hunter eats his way through Switzerland - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Fun & Games Issue 64
Fun & Games Issue 64 Can you guess them all? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - DHS Announces Proposed Passport Flexibility
DHS Announces Proposed Passport Flexibility The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today its intent to propose, as part of the forthcoming Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), significant...
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CSA Articles - Letter Writing Campaign
Letter Writing Campaign We need your help – and the help of your friends – to put pressure on our elected politicians – federal as well as provincial/territorial – that they need to obey the provisions of the Canada Health Act. Please write...
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CSA Articles - Tony Clement on the Canada Health Act
Tony Clement on the Canada Health Act The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, writes to the provinces and territories concerning the Canada Health Act. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 65
Letter from the Editor Issue 65 Here comes Santa Claus...here comes Santa Claus...right down Santa Claus Lane! Loonie and Toonie and all of his reindeer are pulling on the reins. Bells are ringing, children singing; all is merry and bright. Hang...
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CSA Articles - Florida State Tax Discrimination – The Final Word
Florida State Tax Discrimination – The Final Word The printing of the letter from the Office of Citizens Services and your own introductory paragraph stating that governor Crist had actually done something for part-time residents, and will do...
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CSA Articles - Medical Coverage for Retired Civil Servants
Medical Coverage for Retired Civil Servants Dear Bird Talk, I would like to take this opportunity to speak to the letter from R.W. McClure in the summer Issue of CSANews regarding the medical coverage offered to retired civil servants, military and...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 65
President's Message Issue 65 As you know, I am now coming to the end of my second term as president of this great association. It has been four very busy years in which I have had the opportunity, on behalf of our members, to meet many important...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 65
Government Relations Report Issue 65 Since the Fall 2007 Issue of CSANews, elections have taken place in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Northwest Territories. There is also a great deal of speculation that an election in...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 66
Letter from the Editor Issue 66 For 10 years now, the pundits have been saying that snowbird travel was growing due to the “baby boomer” effect. We have politely disagreed with these statements and, in reality, snowbird travel...
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CSA Articles - Strong Dollar, High Premiums?
Strong Dollar, High Premiums? Dear Bird Talk: I was interested in reading your Editor’s Message in the winter Issue of CSANews (Issue 65). There is no doubt that the Canadian dollar is buying much more than it did in even the recent past. All...
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CSA Articles - Florida Tax Crisis
Florida Tax Crisis Dear Bird Talk, Just read the Bird Talk letter from David Dillon in CSANews Issue 65. He is quite correct in what he says in his letter about spending by municipal government being hogwash. The whole thing in a nutshell is that...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 66
President's Message Issue 66 For more than 15 years, the association has actively defended the rights and privileges of travelling Canadians. As your new president, I am committing to you today to carry on with that challenge on behalf of all of our...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 66
Government Relations Report Issue 66 I am honoured and pleased to have been elected as first vice-president and chair of the Government Relations Committee. I am looking forward to writing the first of what I hope will be many columns for CSANews. -...
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CSA Articles - Healthy Eating for Seniors
Healthy Eating for Seniors At a recent Winter Information meeting, a CSA member asked me what the latest advice was regarding healthy eating for seniors, claiming that he had become cynical and tired of the changing advice on “what’s good for...
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CSA Articles - 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 - President's Message Issue 67
President's Message Issue 67 As most of you are aware, the right of Canadians to travel freely without losing their health coverage or residency status is of paramount importance to the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 67
Letter from the Editor Issue 67 The year 1956 was a great year! My first real car was a 1956 Jaguar XK140 (an MCDHC, for those who know about these things) at the enormous cost of $800. The money, which I certainly did not have in those...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 67
Government Relations Report Issue 67 As you have no doubt already read in the President’s Report, CSA president Don Gardiner and research and communications officer Michael MacKenzie were recently in Ottawa meeting with federal cabinet ministers...
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CSA Articles - Windsor/Detroit Border Crossing!
Windsor/Detroit Border Crossing! Making reference to your reply to the letter in Issue 66 of CSANews re: Florida Driver’s Licence, I would like to tell you about our experience and, at the same time, correct your statement. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - What Does it Really Cost?
What Does it Really Cost? Dear Bird Talk, In the spring Issue of CSANews, Mr. Quigley, in his article “What Does it Really Cost?,” refers to “slimy lawyers.” apparently, to Mr Q., any lawyer who tries to collect money owed to a client is...
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CSA Articles - Vehicle Registration in Florida
Vehicle Registration in Florida Dear Bird Talk, I reference the advice given to John & Debbie Chalmers in the spring 08 Issue in the bird talk section. You stated that Florida requires an individual to have a Florida driver’s licence number in...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 68
Letter from the Editor Issue 68 In an early September poll of AOL Canada subscribers, the question was asked, "How confident are you in Canada's criminal justice system?" Although it was a small poll and not really statistically...
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CSA Articles - South Africa
South Africa Dear Bird Talk, I immigrated to Canada some 40 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa and it is with great interest that I read the article from CSANews Issue 67 (summer 2008). While Mr. Garrison is correct in extolling the...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 68
President's Message Issue 68 I trust that everyone has been enjoying a relaxing summer at home in Canada. With fall right around the corner, it is almost time to start contemplating another winter snowbird travel season. This was my first summer...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 68
Government Relations Report Issue 68 It has been a busy summer on the political front here at the CSA. In July, I, along with research and communications officer Michael MacKenzie, sat down with Ontario’s deputy leader of the...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds.org - updated to serve you better!
Snowbirds.org - updated to serve you better! Since its grand debut in 2000, the official website of the Canadian Snowbird Association has been providing pertinent information to travelling Canadians. Over the years, it has evolved into a...
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CSA Articles - CSANews Winter Issue
CSANews Winter Issue The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest Issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now available online. Members and registered users of the www.snowbirds.org...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 69
Letter from the Editor Issue 69 Whew! Just in time! The price of gas came down from the stratosphere to the merely exorbitant level of a buck a litre, just in time for the annual snowbird migration. I am totally unable to understand why we send...
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CSA Articles - Insurance Premium and Heart Conditions
Insurance Premium and Heart Conditions Dear Bird Talk, My wife was diagnosed with a "heart block" – a condition that limited blood flow somewhat, and which required the use of a pacemaker. After spending 6 hours in the hospital, we...
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CSA Articles - President’s Message
President’s Message Over the last few weeks, some people have been asking me what impact the current global financial crisis is having on snowbird travel. Many of these voices, particularly in some of the media interviews which I have been...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report In the last edition of CSANews, I alluded to the fact that a federal election may well be right around the corner. As we all know, that is indeed what has transpired and at first glance it would appear that not...
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CSA Articles - The Pitfalls of Snowbird Insurance
The Pitfalls of Snowbird Insurance As related by Paul Burdette, Lifetime CSA Member Last year, my wife and I went away as usual to Florida for the winter. When I purchased our insurance, I disclosed that I had bone cancer and of...
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CSA Articles - More bang for your buck
More bang for your buck How to convert currency without losing your shirt. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Time to buy?
Time to buy? Downturn in U.S. housing presents tremendous opportunity for snowbirds Catastrophe. Disaster. Fiasco. Meltdown. Train wreck. Call it what you will—when it comes to the state of the U.S. housing market, it’s hard to find words...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 70
Letter from the Editor Issue 70 Having crossed back and forth across the U.S./Canada border about a dozen times this year, I thought that it was time to tell you about my NEXUS experiences. We have recommended it in past Issues, but I was...
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CSA Articles - Driving to Myrtle Beach
Driving to Myrtle Beach Dear Bird Talk, Your article headed "Myrtle Beach" by Gordon Garrison stated that the driving time to Myrtle Beach from Ontario was about 12 hours. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 70
President’s Message Issue 70 Once again, the Snowbird Extravaganzas and Winter Information Meetings tour allowed me to meet many of our members in Florida, Arizona, Texas and California. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Property Taxes in Florida
Property Taxes in Florida Like many of you I spent the winter in Florida, which meant that I got a steady dose of Florida politics in my morning paper. What always seems to be the hottest topic in Florida politics? Taxes, particularly...
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CSA Articles - Travel Insurance at its Worst, but not through Medipac!
Travel Insurance at its Worst, but not through Medipac! The more you travel…the more you know that you need travel insurance. The more you learn about travel insurance…the more you know that you need Medipac! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - The Winter Travels of Gerry and Joan
The Winter Travels of Gerry and Joan What a great winter season we had in Florida! We were invited to attend several Canada Club events and provincial picnics. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canadian Politics
Canadian Politics I suppose it says a great deal about Canadian politics that the country's two major parties are currently led by genuine intellectuals. What it says, I'm not entirely sure – probably that genuine intellectuals can't think of...
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CSA Articles - Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 51
Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 51 Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 51 L'été 2004 * Des statistiques sur les Snowbirds * Des renseignements et conseils pratiques * Des mythes et des réalitiés - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 54
Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 54 Printemps 2005 * Rapport du président * Rapport sur le gouvernement * VeriChip : la puce d'ordinateur implantée sous la peau * Examens Médicaux - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 55
Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 55 Été 2005 * Les Lève-tôt sont arrivés ... soyez fin prêts * Portugal * Esprit sain - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 56
Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 56 Automne 2005 * La Nouvelle-Zélande * L'évolution du marché des « snowbirds » * Conseils pour la santé et la sécurité des voyageurs - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 57
Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 57 Hiver 2005 * J'aime l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard * Le pouvoir de maîtriser et de prévenir le diabète * Faire renaître la Louisiane et retrouver l'âme des États-Unis - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 58
Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 58 Printemps 2006 * Les femmes ne doivent plus sous-estimer les dangers des maladies cardiaques * Le palmarès des 10 conseils de Dr Bob * Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 59
Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 59 Été 2006 * Pourquoi les ecchymoses apparaissent-elles facilement? * Accès à des soins médicaux de qualité * Tunisie - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 60
Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 60 Automne 2006 * Les règles différentes pour les snowbirds sont « ridicules » et « injustes », aux dires de Jack Layton * Ceci n?est pas une plaisanterie pleine de sel! * Arthrose - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 65
Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 65 The Amazing Canadian Dollar - Florida Tax Crisis - Accidents: Causes and Prevention - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 66
Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 66 Birding for Beginners - Peter Appleyard - Eating Healthy for Seniors - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 67
Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 67 South Africa - Colorectal Cancer - Medipac Early Bird - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 68
Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 68 Taking Care of Your Skin - The Allure of Oaxaca Mexico - And the Survey Says.... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 69
Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 69 Mrytle Beach - High Blood Pressure - Roads, Walls and Wheels - North England - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 70
Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 70 Explore Alberta - Immunization for Adults - Protect Yourself from Identity Theft - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 71
Letter from the Editor Issue 71 The Nexus card struck again as we boarded the plane to come to Tampa, as there were no direct flights to Sarasota. There were hundreds of people lined up in rows and rows and down the aisles and out the door,...
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CSA Articles - Using Credit Cards in the US - and more...
Using Credit Cards in the US - and more... Dear Bird Talk, I contacted both MasterCard and American Express (the cards I use); they entered my American address with the zip code on the cards and the problem was solved. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 71
President's Message Issue 71 The new U.S. border requirement for passports or specific identity documents went into effect on June 1, 2009 for all Canadians seeking entry into the United States by land or sea. What do I mean by specific identity...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 71
Government Relations Report Issue 71 Since the last edition of CSANews, there have been provincial elections in both British Columbia and Nova Scotia. In British Columbia,Premier Gordon Campbell led the Liberal party to its third consecutive...
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CSA Articles - Special 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 - Online Videos and Personal Health Record
Online Videos and Personal Health Record If you have ever had an opportunity to attend Snowbird Extravaganza in Florida, Arizona or Texas, you may remember sitting in with Dr.Bob MacMillan and listening to ideas on how to live a happy and...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 72
Letter from the Editor Issue 72 hopefully, most of our plans are made for our winter “vacation,” but i do have a mild concern about the h1N1 virus, commonly called the swine flu. those of us over 55, apparently, have a...
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CSA Articles - Thank you for publishing my letter
Thank you for publishing my letter Dear Bird Talk, Thank you for publishing my letter under Bird Talk in the summer 2009 Issue of CSANews. I hope it will be of some help to the members. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Fun & Games
CSA Fun & Games Dear Bird Talk, While your attempt was to provide humour with your recent Issue, someone needs to check the math. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 72
President's Message Issue 72 You are now reading the fall edition of CSANews. As difficult as it may be to believe, it won’t be long before we embark on our journeys to our winter destinations. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 72
Government Relations Report Issue 72 In the summer edition of CSANews, CSA President Don Gardiner announced that work has begun on the next edition of The Canadian Travellers’ Report Card. Both the 2002 and 2006 editions examined five key areas of...
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CSA Articles - Travel Tips for Going South
Travel Tips for Going South As many of us prepare for some winter months in the sunny south, it is helpful to review the many considerations, especially relating to our health Issues, that are necessary before we leave, during our...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Passports
Canadian Passports Update to CSANews article in Issue 72 - Good News for Snowbirds! As a general rule, passports must be valid for six months beyond the date that the traveller will exit the country being visited. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Get your passport ready for travel
Get your passport ready for travel If you will be travelling this fall, don’t wait until the last minute to apply for your passport or to renew an existing one. UPDATED - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 73
Letter from the Editor Issue 73 Things are hopping in our snowbird community. We have a new CSA director in Marianna Pupulin, Medipac Assist has hired a new doctor (that makes five) to help with the ever-increasing number of snowbirds we take...
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CSA Articles - Florida and Texas requirements for licences and identification cards
Florida and Texas requirements for licences and identification cards As Canada and the U.S. continue to increase the anti-counterfeiting security features of government-Issued photo identification cards (such as driver’s licences, photo ID cards...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 73
President's Message Issue 73 In the last Issue of CSANews, we appealed to our Saskatchewan members for help in convincing the Saskatchewan government to clarify just how long residents of the province can travel without jeopardizing their health...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 73
Government Relations Report Issue 73 As our members from Ontario may be aware, we are heading into the fourth month of a strike at all DriveTest locations throughout the province. This strike has halted many services including new-driver...
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CSA Articles - Special Guest Columnist - Michael Coren
Special Guest Columnist - Michael Coren I have to be honest. I was never a particular fan of Barack Obama and I simply couldn’t share in the mass euphoria when the man was elected. Of course, it was an iconic triumph for a black man to become...
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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 - Olive Oil
Olive Oil Olive oil is good for our health. It is the only oil that can be consumed fresh from the fruit. It is high in monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants that heal the body. Its list of health benefits is astounding. "Pure virgin olive...
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CSA Articles - Fun and Games Issue 73
Fun and Games Issue 73 Can you guess them all? These “Outside the Box” puzzles will definitely tease your brain! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSANews Winter Issue
CSANews Winter Issue The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest Issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now available online. Members and registered users of the www.snowbirds.org...
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CSA Articles - Arizona Vehicle Identification Cards
Arizona Vehicle Identification Cards Thanks for the e-mail with the information as to location and dates for your winter show/gathering in Greater Phoenix. I have attended in past years, and intend to do so again this year. You may want to...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Innacurate Information About Florida License Renewal
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...
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CSA Articles - Cross Border Estate Inheritance
Cross Border Estate Inheritance A few months ago, my brother passed away. Although his will, drawn up in Ontario, clearly specifies that my husband and I are the beneficiaries of his entire estate - including his portion of a condominium...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 74
Letter from the Editor Issue 74 Thank heavens that we are Canadian! Most of the world around us seems to have gone mad or bankrupt or both, and I believe that we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg. But we in Canada have been fairly well...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Letter from the Editor Issue 75
Letter from the Editor Issue 75 It's a great time to be a Canadian! We seem to have, so far, escaped the plagues infecting the rest of the world. Our currency and financial institutions are strong, our housing market is staying the...
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CSA Articles - Prohibited Food Items and US Customs
Prohibited Food Items and US Customs Dear Bird Talk, Before we call out the Panic Police regarding this Issue, I'd like to pass on some information. Every year before we leave for our winter vacation, I check the U.S. Customs and Border...
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CSA Articles - A Very Busy Winter In Florida!
A Very Busy Winter In Florida! In the last Issue, I started off by saying "What a strange summer it was" in Canada. Well, the winter in Florida had it beat. This was the coldest winter in Florida for years. However, that did not stop us...
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CSA Articles - 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 - CSANews Spring Issue
CSANews Spring Issue The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest Issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now available online. Members and registered users of the www.snowbirds.org...
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CSA Articles - 2010 CSA Member Survey
2010 CSA Member Survey The 2010 CSA Member Survey is now available online! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 71
Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 71 Nouvelles « CSA » Issue 71 - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canadian Wines and Wineries
Canadian Wines and Wineries Dear Bird Talk, As I was reading your magazine from Spring 2010, Issue 74, I came across the Food and Drink section. I was so interested in the article about nut varieties, as it suggested that you have a...
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CSA Articles - Consensus on the Retiree Visa
Consensus on the Retiree Visa I support your upcoming lobby for a Canadian retiree visa. Jerry Kristjanson Ochre River, MB - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message - Issue 74
President's Message - Issue 74 As many of our Ontario members are aware, Ontario was the only place in North America that failed to permit absentee mail-in balloting in provincial elections. Voters enjoyed this right in the rest of Canada,...
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CSA Articles - President's Message - Issue 75
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CSA Articles - McGuinty Government Strengthens Democratic Rights for Ontarians Travelling Abroad
McGuinty Government Strengthens Democratic Rights for Ontarians Travelling Abroad In 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association Issued its inaugural edition of The Canadian Travellers Report Card. The report card, as most of you know, is an...
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CSA Articles - Uncertainty... Something that Nobody can Predict or Guarantee
Uncertainty... Something that Nobody can Predict or Guarantee I hate uncertainty! I am not sure where they even came up with such a dumb word, yet it is everywhere. In the insurance business, it is a time bomb waiting to explode. Take a...
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CSA Articles - Rental Fee Correction
Rental Fee Correction Dear Bird Talk, With regards to your story in the summer Issue Re: Chris & Liz Butler, I think that you meant the rental fee was AU$600-700.. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Coren Comments
Coren Comments Dear Bird Talk, Thank you for printing Michael Coren's column in the summer Issue 75 regarding some Canadians' perception of the United States. He was able to express my thoughts and it is my hope that more Canadians will give...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Vitamins & Supplements: What should I Take?
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CSA Articles - Let's Go RVing!
Let's Go RVing! At our core, we are explorers. It’s in our bones, our marrow and our guts to venture out and discover. Exploration and adventure are vital to the human soul. Called by distant voices or prodded by an inner whisper, we travel, we...
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CSA Articles - President's Message - Issue 76
President's Message - Issue 76 Well here I am writing to you in the fall edition of CSANews... can you believe it? It’s certainly been one of the hottest summers in quite a while here in Ontario, but we all know that this won’t last much...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor
Letter from the Editor What a response! You have outdone yourselves, again, and sent in almost 1,500 responses to our Spring CSANews Survey. With the price of postage and the importance of time as we get older, I would like to thank...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Subtracting Time From My "Six Months"
Subtracting Time From My "Six Months" Dear Bird Talk: In Issue # 75 under Snowbird Alert, you wrote that spending a week or two at home for the holidays would not be subtracted from the total days allowed. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message - Issue 77
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CSA Articles - Auto Insurance Fraud - You Pay For It!
Auto Insurance Fraud - You Pay For It! A.C. Thomas of Calgary, Alberta wrote a recent note to us regarding insurance fraud and I think that it is high time that people knew why they are paying such exorbitant automobile insurance premiums. Mr....
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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 - Winter Informations Meetings 2012
Winter Informations Meetings 2012 FREE SNOWBIRD EVENT – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Opinion with Michael Coren
Opinion with Michael Coren When we speak of property rights, personal responsibility and our obligations as well as our rights, we also speak of knowing when the state has demanded too much and pushed too far. This applies to every country...
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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 - Re: Papers Please, laws
Re: Papers Please, laws Dear Bird Talk, The Arizona SB 1070-style laws seem to have won the recent election in many states, Florida included. Are you tracking this Issue? I would like to see a report such as the one which you have on the...
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CSA Articles - Homeward Bound!
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CSA Articles - President's Message
President's Message One of the questions I was asked most often this winter was "when can we expect to see the new, 10-year Canadian passport?" As many of you are aware, the CSA has been lobbying for this for years and I can assure you that...
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CSA Articles - Government Report
Government Report As I sit down to write my column for the summer edition of CSANews, CSA President Bob Slack and staff are just days away from a five-day visit to Washington, D.C. to continue our fight for a Retired Persons' Visa. -...
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CSA Articles - Money-saving Tips: Extending Your RV Travel Dollars
Money-saving Tips: Extending Your RV Travel Dollars The latest Campfire Canvass survey of RV owners conducted by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) revealed that 53% intend to use their RV more this summer, despite higher fuel...
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CSA Articles - Are Home Equity Loans a Viable Financial Strategy?
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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 - Troublesome Urinary Problems: Symptoms We Don’t Talk About
Troublesome Urinary Problems: Symptoms We Don’t Talk About At my recent annual health checkup, my family doctor asked, along with countless other questions, about my bladder function. How often did I void during the day? How often at...
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CSA Articles - ...they read our policy, and they know!
...they read our policy, and they know! In 2008 (the last available statistics), the U.S. health-care system provided many free medical and hospital services under their Medicare and Medicaid programs. Just looking at the hospital costs,...
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CSA Articles - How to Mention the Unmentionables to Your Health Care Provider
How to Mention the Unmentionables to Your Health Care Provider Are you anxious to talk to your health professional about urinary incontinence, prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, sexually transmitted diseases, or gynecological...
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CSA Articles - Editor's Message
Editor's Message The circle is complete! Over the last few Issues, we have received both eloquent and atrocious pleas to stay out of politics, to fire Michael Coren and to basically "go jump off a cliff." It is quite unbelievable that people...
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CSA Articles - CSANews Issue 79
CSANews Issue 79 The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest Issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now available online. Members and registered users of the www.snowbirds.org website...
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CSA Articles - Politics in CSANews
Politics in CSANews Dear Bird Talk, We really look forward to our copy of CSANews, and fully understand Ross Quigley's point in the summer 2011 Issue. A large part of the purpose of CSA is to put political pressure in the most appropriate area in...
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CSA Articles - Retired Persons Visa
Retired Persons Visa Dear Bird Talk, My summer edition of CSANews just arrived today and I have read it from cover to cover. I believe it was one of the most interesting and informative Issues I have read during my years as a CSA member. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Book Review - Cast of Shadows by Kevin Guilfoile
Book Review - Cast of Shadows by Kevin Guilfoile “How far would you go to look into the face of your daughter's murderer?” is the subtitle of Kevin Guilfoile’s debut thriller. In Cast of Shadows, Guilfoile contemplates a future in which...
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CSA Articles - Canada Clubs
Canada Clubs As I have said before, it is always good to be back in Canada! We started off the summer season by attending the CSA board meeting in Toronto, where the president and directors discussed opportunities for our members and what we could...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report In the summer edition of CSANews, I outlined our plan of attack in our fight for a Retired Persons' Visa. Since that last column, CSA officials have now met with 50 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate...
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CSA Articles - 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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CSA Articles - CSANews Issue 80
CSANews Issue 80 The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest Issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now available online. Members and registered users of the www.snowbirds.org website...
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CSA Articles - CSANews Fall Issue 84
CSANews Fall Issue 84 The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest Issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now available online. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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