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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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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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CSANews Issue 78 - CSANews 78
CSANews Issue 78 from Canadian Snowbird Association - A Better Way To Give Yummy Avocados - Helping Your Doctor Help You...
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All Issues of CSANews - CSANews
CSANews - Stay up to date on Canadian Snowbird Assosiation's latest happenings and publications. Click here to download your free copy today! - csanews magazine bird talk csa publication csa updates snowbird info travel insurance birdtalk...
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CSANews Issue 79 - CSANews 79
CSANews Issue 79 from Canadian Snowbird Association - Tour the Emerald Isle - Affordable RVing - The Facts About Incontinence...
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Issue 80 - CSANews 80
A Public Thank You to All Medipac Employees - Medipac is setting new records in almost every area of our business. For the past two months, everyone has been working long hours and into the night – including weekends – to make sure that our...
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Issue 81 - CSANews 81
CSANews Issue 81 - Of course, the best kind of policy is one that covers you if you are taking a drug. The insurer will want you to be stable for a period of time (90 days in the case of Medipac), and your drug dosage must not have changed during...
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CSANews Issue 76 - CSANews 76
Canadian Snowbird Association - CSANews Issue 76 Seeking Adventure? - Deciphering Dividends - What Are You Taking?...
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CSANews Issue 75 - CSANews 75
CSANews Issue 75 - Visit Holland - Rising Interest Rates - Winter Down Under - Canadian Snowbird Association...
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CSANews Issue 74 - CSANews 74
CSANews Issue 74 from Canadian Snowbird Association - Most of the world around us seems to have gone mad or bankrupt or both, and I believe that we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg. But we in Canada have been fairly well insulated from all of...
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CSANews Issue 73 - CSANews 73
CSANews Issue 73 from Canadian Snowbird Association - 10 Symptoms you should not ignore - HST - Lakeland -- Things are hopping in our snowbird community. We have a new CSA director in Marianna Pupulin, Medipac Assist has hired a new doctor (that...
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Issue 82 - CSANews 82
CSANews Issue 82 :- Two mothers, two dogs, Pat & me, lots of baggage, a new winter home and four months in Florida. We made it! We can now, officially, be called “snowbirds.”...
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Issue 83 - CSANews 83
CSANews Issue 83 - Our congratulations to the Canadian Snowbird Association, again! - Magnificent MALTA - Don’t Break your Heart - The Musical Ride A Canadian Tradition...
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Issue 84 - CSANews 84
CSANews Issue 84 from Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) - Financial Strategies - Understanding the Basics of Joint Ownership - The evolution of long-Term care - enchanting - San Antonio -exploring The chilean Desert...
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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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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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Issue 89 - Issue 89
Canadian Snowbird Association, Florida, CSANews Issue 89...
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Issue 94 - Issue 94
A pristine wilderness! I have been to Newfoundland three times and I would go back tomorrow morning. Once the partying on George Street in St. John’s is finished, an endless expanse of mountains, fjords and lakes awaits you...
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Issue 96 - Issue 96
Canadian Snowbird Association...
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Issue 98 - Issue 98
CSANews is the official publication of the Canadian Snowbird Association, and is mailed to members on a quarterly basis. The publication is also available for download onto members' computers and iPads, through iTunes....
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CSANews Issue 91 - CSANews Issue 91
CSANews Issue 91 from Canadian Snowbird Association...
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CSANews Issue 92 - CSANews Issue 92
CSANews Issue 92 from Canadian Snowbird Association...
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CSANews Issue 99 - Issue 99
Canadian Snowbird Association Official news magazine - CSANews...
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CSANews Issue 93 - CSANews Issue 93
CSANews Issue 93 from CSA, The Canadian Snowbird Association...
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Issue 95 - Issue 95
Canadian Snowbird Association official magazine. Early Bird Travel Insurance, Medipac Travel Medical Insurance...
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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 - Donate your CSANews
Dear Bird Talk, I would like to suggest that fellow snowbirds donate their old CSA magazines to hospitals and doctors' offices, rather than throw them out, as this will help keep fellow snowbirds, seniors and travellers up to date on matters that...
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Birdtalk - Donate your CSANews
Dear Bird Talk: I would like to suggest that fellow snowbirds donate their old CSA magazines to hospitals and doctors offices rather than throw them out, as this will help keep fellow snowbirds, seniors and travellers up to date on matters that are...
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Birdtalk - 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....
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Birdtalk - Continued Membership
Dear Ellen White, Thank you for this letter and the Travel Insurance Guide which arrived in today's mail....
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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Snowbird Destinations other than Florida
Dear Bird Talk, We have been Florida snowbirds for the past 10 years but are becoming weary and more and more wary of the general attitude of the Florida government and big business towards snowbirds at all levels....
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Birdtalk - Property Taxes
Dear Bird Talk, I have just read Peter Benedek's column and, being a property-owning snowbird who keeps up to date with such Issues, I am well aware of this matter. It is sad indeed....
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Birdtalk - Florida Tax Crisis
For the most part, the proposed legislative changes refer to Florida residents. With a two-tiered property tax system, no mention of non-residents usually means little, if any change...
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Birdtalk - Strong Dollar, High Premiums?
Dear Bird Talk: I was interested in reading your Editor’s Message in the winter issue of CSANews (issue 65). There is no doubt that the Canadian dollar is buying much more than it did in even the recent past. All snowbirds hope that the rates of...
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Birdtalk - Non-Residents Driver’s Licence
Dear Bird Talk, At the Detroit border crossing on Oct. 26, 2007, we were unfortunate to get a very officious U.S. border agent by the name of Sanchez. He wasn’t very pleasant while informing us of the 180-day rule (we had our last five years of...
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Birdtalk - Update on Florida Snowbirds’ Tax Crisis - CSANews, Spring 2008
Kudos to Peter Benedek for his article about Florida’s outrageous property tax system. He gave us all a real perspective of snowbirds continually being fleeced and financially “slammed into the boards,” as well as what we can expect in the...
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Birdtalk - Insurance Premium and Heart Conditions
Dear Bird Talk, My wife was diagnosed with a "heart block" – a condition that limited blood flow somewhat, and which required the use of a pacemaker. After spending 6 hours in the hospital, we left for home with her new pacemaker...
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Birdtalk - I'm Jack Layton's mother
Dear Bird Talk, Re: Michael Coren’s Guest Column I'm Jack Layton's mother – so I have to object to his claiming there are only two intellectuals heading parties in the government at this time ....
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Birdtalk - Pun Fun, CSA News, summer 2009;
Dear Bird Talk, How insensitive a comment. Ignorant also comes to mind. Dyslexia is not funny or punny! Sick, insensitive!...
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Birdtalk - 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...
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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...
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Birdtalk - Consensus on the Retiree Visa
I support your upcoming lobby for a Canadian retiree visa. Jerry Kristjanson Ochre River, MB...
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Birdtalk - Taking Pets Across the Border
Dear Bird Talk, My wife and I are recently retired; we are seriously considering becoming snowbirds. We are wondering if we can take our pets across the border and what is required to do so....
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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:...
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Birdtalk - A Horror Story Averted!
Dear Bird Talk, Ross Quigley's article in the summer 2010 edition of CSANews ("Let me first say that Medipac is fine!") hit the nail on the head. I suspect that our personal case illustrates the need very clearly....
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Birdtalk - Subtracting Time From Six Months
I sit in dismay, having read your response re: subtracting time from six months. You say that a fewer-than-30-day return to Canada cannot be subtracted when calculating total days allowed in the U.S....
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Birdtalk - Politics in CSANews
Dear Bird Talk, We really look forward to our copy of CSANews, and fully understand Ross Quigley's point in the summer 2011 issue. A large part of the purpose of CSA is to put political pressure in the most appropriate area in order to benefit...
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Birdtalk - Retired Persons Visa
Dear Bird Talk, My summer edition of CSANews just arrived today and I have read it from cover to cover. I believe it was one of the most interesting and informative Issues I have read during my years as a CSA member....
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Birdtalk - Medical emergency and Our experience with Visa
I took your advice and contacted Air Canada and, because of my husband’s medical emergency, they were kind enough to offer us two tickets to Florida....
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Birdtalk - Stay at Nevada / Las Vegas - few questions
There doesn’t seem to be a lot of Bird Talk from Nevada. But we have some basic questions to help us get started. Any info you can provide would be appreciated. Info about Length of stay, Money transfer, Nevada/Las Vegas state or municipal...
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Birdtalk - Canada America Border - Crossing Issues
I read in our magazine about people having border-crossing Issues. We never have had any, either way. I wonder what triggers people’s problems. Like many Canadians, before being a snowbird and joining the CSA, I never thought much about such...
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Birdtalk - Needs of our health and education systems should be met!
I cannot believe that we will be subjected to Michael Coren’s extreme right-wing ranting issue after issue in your CSANews publications. I have asked you in the past to provide a balanced approach to relevant Issues....
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Birdtalk - Reading Issues of CSANews and get quite a bit of valuable information
I am neither right wing or left wing and prefer to be the bird in-between, as in snowbird, and don’t mind entertaining all points of view with an open mind....
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Birdtalk - Visit-USA Act - Canadian health coverage
Visit-USA Act - I was wondering what the effect will be on Canadian health coverage for Canadians who would be out of Canada for more than 183 days....
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Birdtalk - Issues in trying to acquire U.S. credit cards at major shopping stores.
As snowbirds, we have a home in an adult community in henderson, Nevada and this is what has worked for me when applying for a card with Macy’s, dillards, Kohls, etc. Once you have their card, you will enjoy better discounts.......
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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?...
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Birdtalk - USD Credit Card
I have read with interest your previous exchanges on the difficulty of obtaining a U.S. $ bank credit card. Last summer, the solution seemed to be to get a U.S. tax ID number. That option won't work anymore, as the IRS will not issue one unless you...
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Birdtalk - Border Crossing
The official U.S. government website help.cbp.gov/app/answers notes that Canadian vacationers are only required under American law to present a valid passport. Admittedly, they add the caveat that individual officers may ask for further proof....
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Birdtalk - Medipac Application Questions
I will never endorse CSA as long as they endorse discriminatory insurer, Medipac. The first question on the Medipac application involves HIV, ARC and AIDS....
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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...
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Birdtalk - Praise for the Elections Handbook
Dear Bird Talk, I recently received your Nova Scotia Elections Handbook. It was one of the most informative and effective pieces of assistive literature that I have ever received. In addition to the succinct précis of the mechanics of the Nova...
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Birdtalk - Toronto Star doesn’t allow an account credit for time away
Dear Bird Talk, Please advise all our members of a very dishonest policy the Toronto Star has installed without any notice to their readers. No credit will be permitted to your account when you leave for your annual trip (meaning, do not pay in...
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Birdtalk - NEXUS lane
The driver indicated that we should follow him. The same thing occurred at the other six stations, including the NEXUS lane. We fell into a line, were led to a large parking area and told that our vehicles were to be X-rayed....
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Birdtalk - Snowbird/Retiree Visa
The amount of misinformation and false rumours flying around out there is astonishing....
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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....
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Birdtalk - Repercussions from not filing the 8840 form
Will there be any repercussions from the previous years when we did not fill out this form?...
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Birdtalk - More than 182 days in the US?
I was in the U.S. for more than my allotted 182 days...by six days (188)...
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Birdtalk - Trouble at the local Florida licensing office
I was told "you did not turn in your licence plate when you cancelled your insurance, therefore you must pay a fine of US$150 in order to renew....
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Birdtalk - Insurance options for retired government employees
I am a retired federal employee spending each winter in Florida. I have medical coverage under the Public Service Health Care Plan for up to 40 days outside of Canada....
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Birdtalk - Do insurance providers check with NIDUS registry?
My husband and I have completed Representation Agreements in lieu of Advance Directives. We plan to register these with Nidus. What steps can we take to ensure that our representative is involved when we are out of province and, particularly, in the...
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Birdtalk - Cost-effectiveness of removing driving coverages
This may be old hat to experienced snowbirds, but it was news to us. We are newbie snowbirds planning to spend February through April in South Carolina....
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Birdtalk - Getting an extension on six month Visa
How do we get an extension to the six-month visa?...
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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....
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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?...
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Birdtalk - Getting a straight answer on how the U.S. counts days
Here's another question about the 182-day issue. We live in Vancouver and have a vacation home in Washington State. Unlike true snowbirds, we use it on many weekends through the year and most of the summer....
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Birdtalk - Filling out Form 8840
We are snowbirds who have been filling out the Form 8840 yearly. We understand that the B2 visa allows us ? as visitors ? to stay in the U.S. for up to six months in a 12-month period....
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Birdtalk - Lack of diversity in CSANews
My wife and I enjoy the information and articles found in your magazine. However, I keep being disappointed.......
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CSA Articles - Ontario Delivers for CSA!
Ontario Delivers for CSA! Ontarians now have the freedom to travel for seven months. Residents free to travel up to seven months outside province 100 day prescription drug limit DOUBLED New voting rights - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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 ......
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CSA Articles - Elder Abuse and Neglect
Elder Abuse and Neglect Elder Abuse - Until the 1980s, many of us felt that it could not happen in our families, on our street or in our community. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 1999 Annual General Meeting
1999 Annual General Meeting 1999 CSA AGM review. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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 ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 31
Letter from the Editor Issue 31 Spring is in full bloom! People are sailing in Vancouver and Victoria, Toronto's boardwalk and University Avenue are a continuous parade of young people in their spring attire, and the fields in Annapolis Valley, N.S....
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CSA Articles - A Great Beginning to 1999
A Great Beginning to 1999 The Canadian Snowbird Association and all of our members is certainly enjoying a historic start to 1999. We have received tremendous news from the government of Ontario, and I anticipate many more positive changes for our...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Extravaganza 1999!
Snowbird Extravaganza 1999! Congratulations to all the folks who made this event even better than last year's. We had a trailer-load of service and product displays, a bucketful of continuous entertainment and seminars galore. I was again privileged...
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CSA Articles - On the road again!
On the road again! I was invited to many Snowbird events this winter and I thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. As I mentioned earlier, it's amazing how much enthusiasm and planning is put into producing social activities for the enjoyment of...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report As chairman of the Government Relations Committee, I find it heartening to hear about the number of calls that we have received regarding the CSA Special Report. As we knew it would, this report has become an invaluable...
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CSA Articles - Dundee and the CSA
Dundee and the CSA For those of you interested in financial planning Issues (and these days, who isn't?), you'll be pleased to know that the CSA has renewed its alliance with Fortune Financial, soon to be under the umbrella of Dundee Wealth...
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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...
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CSA Articles - Donate your CSANews
Donate your CSANews Dear Bird Talk, I would like to suggest that fellow snowbirds donate their old CSA magazines to hospitals and doctors' offices, rather than throw them out, as this will help keep fellow snowbirds, seniors and travellers up to...
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CSA Articles - A God in Ruins
A God in Ruins A God in Ruins By Leon Uris (Harper Collins, 483 pages, $38.00) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Board of Directors Nominees to the Canadian Snowbird Association
Board of Directors Nominees to the Canadian Snowbird Association The following are brief resumes of the members put forward by the Nominating Committee for the positions of Officers and Directors at Large of the Board of Directors of the CSA. Due to...
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CSA Articles - Government Report Issue 61
Government Report Issue 61 Well, we have arrived once again at the beginning of another snowbird travel season. We had a very busy autumn on the government relations front and the winter is shaping up to be just as busy (and productive). - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Online Resources for Snowbirds - WebMD
Online Resources for Snowbirds - WebMD Many people use the Internet for immediate practical purposes - finding a phone number, directions, quick answers to questions that have been dogging you, or to confirm or deny some mindless trivia. Now that...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 60
Letter from the Editor Issue 60 The Age of the Snowbird” is upon us. It is our time. After almost 15 years of lobbying and letter writing and meetings with politicians, including one mass demonstration, one TV special and one...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 60
President's Message Issue 60 I hope that everyone has been having a great summer; the weather in Ontario is just perfect. In between the many government meetings which we have been attending, I found a little time to play golf. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 60
Government Relations Report Issue 60 A common political misconception is that when federal, provincial and territorial legislatures adjourn for the summer, not much happens on the political front…this is not so. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Interview with Jack Layton
Snowbird Interview with Jack Layton NDP leader Jack Layton speaks to CSANews about the disparity between provinces and territories in regards to health benefits for snowbirds. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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...
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CSA Articles - Mind Your Manners When Sending E-mails
Mind Your Manners When Sending E-mails Now that e-mail messaging is the most dominant form of communication, it has been necessary for people to establish a set of informal online rules, often called “netiquette.” - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 59
President's Message Issue 59 Once again, it is time to report what your association has been doing on behalf of you as well as all travelling Canadians. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 59
Government Relations Report Issue 59 As most of you are aware, the CSA is heavily involved in lobbying our federal, provincial and territorial governments right here at home. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Acces to Good Medical Care -at Home and Away
Acces to Good Medical Care -at Home and Away Last week, when my ear plugged up for several days and my own physician was not available, I decided to go to a walk-in clinic for service. After a few basic questions including my health card number, I...
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CSA Articles - Drive Safely
Drive Safely Nearly 80 per cent of all automobile accidents involve driver inattention, according to a major report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Tips for Shopping on eBay
Tips for Shopping on eBay If you have Internet access, you've probably visited the eBay website at one time or another. - 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 - 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 - Travel Health and Safety Tips
Travel Health and Safety Tips While the majority of Canadian seniors who travel outside of Canada go to the United States and in particular, the sunbelt states during the winter, there is a growing number of us who travel to other world...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 56
President's Message Issue 56 I can't believe the summer has gone by so fast. We have been very busy attending political functions as well as meeting with individual government officials. We presented the concerns of you – our members – and can...
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CSA Articles - 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 - 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 - Gord and Nancy Hopcraft: Drive to Panama City Beach
Gord and Nancy Hopcraft: Drive to Panama City Beach Gord and Nancy Hopcraft live in Timmins, Ontario and make Panama City Beach, Florida their winter home. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 50
Government Relations Report Issue 50 Review the CSA's current advocacy initiatives. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Andropause: Ironing out the Bumps on Life's Road
Andropause: Ironing out the Bumps on Life's Road While there is much written about female menopause, a similar phenomenon called andropause occurs in many men, and has recently attracted considerable research and attention. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - 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 - 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 - 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 - Sometimes It Takes a Small Comment
Sometimes It Takes a Small Comment Sometimes it takes a small comment to tell you that you are on the right track. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Getting to Meet You!
Getting to Meet You! As always, I thoroughly enjoy meeting my fellow Canadians at the many social events throughout Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Health-Care Funding
Health-Care Funding Health care funding responsibilities what's all the fuss about? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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 - 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 - Considering Romanow
Considering Romanow An initial interpretation of the future of Health Care in Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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 - A Tribute to Earl Warren
A Tribute to Earl Warren We lost a dear friend and long time ally of the CSA recently with the passing of Earl Warren. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Hey, That's My Information!
Hey, That's My Information! Well...it's that time of year again. Get your credit cards ready for another season of gift buying (my shirt size is 16 x 33). - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - 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 - Thanks, Patsy!
Thanks, Patsy! I was speaking with Patsy Clyke, Medipac's Vice President of Operations, today, and I was trying to determine what questions were being asked of our staff, on the phones. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 43
Government Relations Report Issue 43 There's never really a "restful" time for members of the CSA board of directors. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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 - CSA's 10th Anniversary
CSA's 10th Anniversary 10th Anniversary: A review of a decade of action by the CSA. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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 - 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 - An Open Letter to Commissioner Roy Romanow
An Open Letter to Commissioner Roy Romanow On April 4, 2001, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and Health Minister Allan Rock announced the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada. Within 20 minutes of the announcement, the CSA made initial...
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CSA Articles - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - President’s Message Issue 39
President’s Message Issue 39 It has always been a strong belief of mine, that those who volunteer their time to further or enhance the work of any cause should be recognized. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 39
Executive Director's Report Issue 39 The lazy hot days of late summer may be here, but your CSA board and staff are very busy working on various projects that will strengthen our association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Perfect Models for the Snowbird Lifestyle: My Parents
Perfect Models for the Snowbird Lifestyle: My Parents Dave Hunter profiles his parents "Winter Texan" lifestyle. - 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 - 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 - The Encyclopaedia of Health and Aging
The Encyclopaedia of Health and Aging The Encyclopaedia of Health and Aging The Complete Guide to Well-Being in Your Later Years BY EVELYNE MICHAELS WITH DR. MICHAEL GORDON (KEY PORTER, 288 PAGES, $29.95) - 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 - 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 - Stockwell Day: His Life and Politics
Stockwell Day: His Life and Politics Stockwell Day: His Life and Politics BY CLAIRE HOY (STODDARD=T, $19.95, 176 PAGES) - 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 - What happened to Canada News?
What happened to Canada News? This is a question that I've been asked many times since "The Weekly Newspaper Keeping Canadians In the Sunbelt Informed" stopped publishing last February after 18 years of providing a valuable service to Canadian...
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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 - Donate your CSANews
Donate your CSANews Dear Bird Talk: I would like to suggest that fellow snowbirds donate their old CSA magazines to hospitals and doctors offices rather than throw them out, as this will help keep fellow snowbirds, seniors and travellers up to date...
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CSA Articles - Virtual Common Sense
Virtual Common Sense Have you ever had a conversation with someone and felt that something just wasn't on the level? Sometimes you can't put your finger on it...but you know. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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 - Dollars and Sense Issu 34
Dollars and Sense Issu 34 We started the 1999 CSA seminar season in May, knowing full well that after out-of-country health care Issues, taxation, retirement income, and estate planning follow closely in terms of importance to members. - Snowbird...
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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 - Snowbird Survival Guide
Snowbird Survival Guide SURVIVING THE U.S. DOLLAR In another time, the Canadian dollar was worth a lot of money . . . $1.05 U.S. We loved it; Canadians would head off to the U.S. border to enjoy weekend shopping sprees. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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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 - The Dreaded Pre-Existing Condition Clause
The Dreaded Pre-Existing Condition Clause I want to start off by telling you that the pre-existing clause is, normally, a wonderful thing!! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - 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 - 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 - National Seniors' Council
National Seniors' Council National council to advise government on seniors' Issues. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Residency and Drug Policy Changes for Ontario Residents
Residency and Drug Policy Changes for Ontario Residents Tampa, Florida: The Honourable Mike Harris, Premier of Ontario, announced two important changes involving Ontario residency and drug policy Issues during his keynote address at Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Snowbirds Support National Seniors' Council
Snowbirds Support National Seniors' Council Toronto – Gerry Brissenden, president of the Canadian Snowbird Association expressed strong support for the creation of a National Seniors' Council. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Winter Information and Entertainment Days
CSA Winter Information and Entertainment Days The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is going back to its roots with town hall meetings and you're cordially invited to attend! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - NDP Leader Jack Layton to Meet with CSA
NDP Leader Jack Layton to Meet with CSA Timmins, ON – New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton will meet with Canadian Snowbird Association President Gerry Brissenden and Ontario Director Nancy Hopcraft in Timmins on Friday June 30 at 6:00 p.m. to...
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CSA Articles - Consumer Protection
Consumer Protection Smart consumers are good for business. Be Aware and Know Your Rights! - Home Renovations, Telephone Sales and Charitable Donations. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Destinations other than Florida
Snowbird Destinations other than Florida Dear Bird Talk, We have been Florida snowbirds for the past 10 years but are becoming weary and more and more wary of the general attitude of the Florida government and big business towards snowbirds at all...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 63
President's Message Issue 63 Joan and I love to get away during the cold winter months and enjoy the warmer climate in the southern states. It is, however, always great to return to Canada to see our children and grandchildren and to travel this...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 63
Government Relations Report Issue 63 One of the greatest challenges of government advocacy work is that governments are always changing. Since last June alone, we have new premiers in Alberta, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and most recently, Prince...
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CSA Articles - B.C. Election Handbook
B.C. Election Handbook The B.C. Election Handbook was mailed to all B.C. members on May 2, 2005. Don't miss your opportunity to ask your candidates where they stand on snowbird Issues! Extra copies are available by calling 1-800-265-3200. We will be...
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CSA Articles - How to Become a Snowbird
How to Become a Snowbird How to Become a Snowbird: Tips told by CSA President Gerry Brissenden to CHWO-AM Listeners - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Hurricane Wilma Travel Advisory
Hurricane Wilma Travel Advisory Hurricane Wilma is now a Category 4 storm, which only two days ago was the most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded packing sustained winds up to 233km/h. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 2007 Québec Provincial Election - A Message from the CSA
2007 Québec Provincial Election - A Message from the CSA On Monday, March 26, 2007, the citizens of Québec will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice...
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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 - Property Taxes
Property Taxes Dear Bird Talk, I have just read Peter Benedek's column and, being a property-owning snowbird who keeps up to date with such Issues, I am well aware of this matter. It is sad indeed. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Ontario Election Handbook
Ontario Election Handbook On Wednesday October 10, 2007 the citizens of Ontario will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice is heard! - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Saskatchewan Election Handbook
Saskatchewan Election Handbook Saskatchewan Election Handbook – Vote November 7, 2007 - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - A Tribute to Gerry Brissenden
A Tribute to Gerry Brissenden Hands down, Gerry Brissenden is one of the hardest-working directors that the Canadian Snowbird Association has ever had. It was no surprise that he was acclaimed as president in 2004, or that he would have taken the...
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CSA Articles - Don’t Ignore Your Dental Health
Don’t Ignore Your Dental Health For many seniors, dental health often becomes a secondary concern when one is faced with more pressing health Issues. However, ignoring your teeth and gums can lead to various oral health problems, such as root...
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CSA Articles - Give Your Old Slides and Photos a Make-Over: Digitize Them!
Give Your Old Slides and Photos a Make-Over: Digitize Them! In response to our article in CSANews issue 62 (Spring 2007) outlining the process to preserve your photographs in an electronic format on your computer, a compact disc or the Internet, we...
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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 - Trip to the Doctor
Trip to the Doctor Make the most of your visit to the doctor... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Sample Government Advocacy Letters
Sample Government Advocacy Letters The CSA needs your help to pressure the federal and provincial governments on the very important issue of reimbursement rates for out-of-country/province medical expenses. Below you will find sample letters for...
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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 - www.HealthyCanadians.ca
www.HealthyCanadians.ca The government of Canada has launched a website aimed at providing Canadians with access to the latest health-related promotional campaigns. The website, a joint initiative led by Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Health Canada Issues climate change health warning
Health Canada Issues climate change health warning OTTAWA - A major Health Canada report is warning of a jump in health problems across the country as the planet's climate changes, ranging from more heat-related illnesses and deaths to outbreaks of...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 68
President's Message Issue 68 I trust that everyone has been enjoying a relaxing summer at home in Canada. With fall right around the corner, it is almost time to start contemplating another winter snowbird travel season. This was my first summer...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Taking Care of your Skin
Taking Care of your Skin We pay a lot of attention to maintaining good health when it comes to nutrition, heart and lung health, but we often neglect our body’s largest organ – which can be the source of many abnormal conditions – our...
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CSA Articles - CSA Federal Election Handbook
CSA Federal Election Handbook On Tuesday, October 14, 2008 the citizens of Canada will choose their next federal government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice is heard! - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Home Insurance Conditions Revised to Benefit Snowbirds
Home Insurance Conditions Revised to Benefit Snowbirds Royal & Sunalliance (RSA) has added an option for snowbirds who leave their homes unattended for extended periods of time during the regular heating season. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Nova Scotia Election Handbook - June 9, 2009
Nova Scotia Election Handbook - June 9, 2009 On Tuesday, June 9, 2009 the residents of Nova Scotia will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association, now is the time to ensure your voice is...
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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 - Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age
Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age By Greg Braden (Hay Press, $24.95, 253 pages) - 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 - Sometimes, You Should Refuse to Wait
Sometimes, You Should Refuse to Wait There is not much that is more frustrating than waiting in a doctor’s office to have your appointment…you know, your appointment that was booked for half an hour ago or perhaps even an hour ago, or longer....
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CSA Articles - Special Guet Columnist - Michael Coren
Special Guet Columnist - Michael Coren A freelance journalist with four children and a wife who works part time. In other words, for the longest time, the idea of me having any investments was as absurd as hockey being a truly international sport....
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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 - 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 - Prolonged Stays in the USA/Homeland Security/Income Taxes
Prolonged Stays in the USA/Homeland Security/Income Taxes I am not sure that the advice you gave William in B.C. is correct regarding prolonged stays in the U.S. with respect to consequences from the U.S. government. There appear to be two Issues...
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CSA Articles - Insurance Update
Insurance Update Let me first say that Medipac is fine! But the 2009-2010 travel season appears to be a disaster for most other travel health insurers and their various plans. At a recent Travel Health Insurance Association (THIA) meeting in...
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CSA Articles - Gold and Your Portfolio: Is it Time to Invest in Gold?
Gold and Your Portfolio: Is it Time to Invest in Gold? Throughout history, gold has been a standard of economic value, a ceremonial ornament, an artistic medium and an almost-universal currency. Gold’s position of privilege seems...
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CSA Articles - 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 - 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 - President's Message - Issue 75
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CSA Articles - Protect Your Identity and Your Computer
Protect Your Identity and Your Computer Many computer users are blissfully unaware of the degree to which virus and malware threaten our computing safety and security. According to published security reports, there are now more than 12 million...
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CSA Articles - Special Guest Column - Michael Coren
Special Guest Column - Michael Coren So at long last, health-care reform is achieved in the United States. Or sort of achieved. More than a dozen states are taking legal action and much of the legislation will take years to be implemented. It...
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CSA Articles - Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer
Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer Overtreated is an important book. It's even been described as a "bombshell of a book." In it, award-winning journalist Shannon Brownlee dissects the American health-care system to...
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CSA Articles - 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 - 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 - New Brunswick Election
New Brunswick Election Important Information for New Brunswick Voters On Monday, September 27, 2010 the citizens of New Brunswick will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Peter Gzowski: A Biography
Peter Gzowski: A Biography In Peter Gzowski: A Biography, author R.B. Fleming does something very unusual for a Canadian writer. He exposes the quirks and foibles - the dark side - of a complicated, flawed, supremely talented personality who died a...
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CSA Articles - Helping Snowbirds Fight Cancer: A Ray of Hope in the Sunshine State
Helping Snowbirds Fight Cancer: A Ray of Hope in the Sunshine State The Cancer Support Community is an ideal environment for snowbirds fighting cancer: welcoming outdoor gardens in the warm Florida sun, gentle fitness classes, special programs for...
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CSA Articles - 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 - President's Message
President's Message Welcome back to Canada. Let me begin by saying that Lois and I had the pleasure of meeting many of you this winter at one of our Extravaganzas or Winter Information Meetings throughout Florida and the southwestern United States....
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CSA Articles - Government Report
Government Report By the time you read this, Canada's 41st general election will have come to a close and we will know which party will form our new federal government. To ensure that our concerns received the attention they deserved, the...
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CSA Articles - How to Make an Effective Charitable Donation - A Six Step Process to Ensure That You Get the Biggest Bang For Your Charitable Buck
How to Make an Effective Charitable Donation - A Six Step Process to Ensure That You Get the Biggest Bang For Your Charitable Buck Of all the things we do in life, there are few more satisfying than making a charitable gift. Whether it's for a...
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CSA Articles - Homeward Bound!
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CSA Articles - Be Careful With "Donate Low; Claim High" Scams
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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 - 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 - 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 - Opinion With Michael Coren
Opinion With Michael Coren Early this July, I accepted an extremely generous offer to host a new prime-time show on Sun News TV. Coren Tonight airs weeknights at 7 p.m., repeated later in the evening. I’ve hosted a show for more than 12...
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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 - 2011 CSA Ontario Election Handbook
2011 CSA Ontario Election Handbook On Thursday October 6, 2011 the residents of Ontario will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice is heard! Take...
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CSA Articles - Texas - Winter Information Meetings
Texas - Winter Information Meetings Canadian Snowbird Association Directors will be in Texas at various times throughout the winter. They will be there to share important information for travelling Canadians. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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