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CSA Board of Directors - President - Ontario Director - KAREN HUESTIS
Until her retirement in 2004, Karen Huestis was the co-owner and operator of Crestwood Golf Club in Manilla, Ontario. Ms. Huestis has had an extensive and varied career, holding positions at Bell Canada, Air Canada, and the Lindsay Golf Club. Ms....
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CSA Board of Directors - Vice-President - Atlantic Canada Director - RONALD (RON) STEEVES
Mr. Steeves recently retired following a distinguished career in municipal government serving as Director of Administrative Services, and Director of Transit & Parking Services with the City of Fredericton, New Brunswick. The highlight of Mr....
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CSA Board of Directors - Ontario Director - Ontario Director - Ted Popel
Ted Popel has a long and distinguished career as an Insurance Professional with expertise in the Special Risk and Travel Medical Field, including risk evaluation, client/broker contact and product design. Ted has earned a reputation for being an...
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Snowbird Currency Exchange - Snowbird Currency Exchange
CSA Snowbird Currency Exchange Program : Preferred exchange rates - LOW or NO transfer fees - Automatic transfers - Join thousands of snowbirds who continue to save hundreds of dollars every year by transferring Canadian to U.S. funds...
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Medipac Travel Insurance - Medipac Travel Insurance: 1-888-633-4722
Medipac Travel Insurance: covers most stable pre-existing conditions regardless of age. Endorsed by the Canadian Snowbird Association....
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CSA Auto Home Insurance Plan - CSA Auto Home Insurance Plan
CSA Auto Home Insurance Plan - Insurance may well be the single most expensive purchase you make in a year...every year. That's why it's important to consider the advantages of our Preferred Insurance Program. Simply put, with Group Services...
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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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Upcoming Events - Upcoming Events
WATCH LIVE VIDEO Click on the Snowbird Extravaganza event to watch the live video stream...OR, come by the Lakeland Center if you're in or around Lakeland, Florida...
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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 79 - CSANews 79
CSANews Issue 79 from Canadian Snowbird Association - Tour the Emerald Isle - Affordable RVing - The Facts About Incontinence...
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Issue 80 - CSANews 80
A Public Thank You to All Medipac Employees - Medipac is setting new records in almost every area of our business. For the past two months, everyone has been working long hours and into the night – including weekends – to make sure that our...
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Issue 81 - CSANews 81
CSANews Issue 81 - Of course, the best kind of policy is one that covers you if you are taking a drug. The insurer will want you to be stable for a period of time (90 days in the case of Medipac), and your drug dosage must not have changed during...
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CSA Publications - CSA Publications
CSA Publications - Travellers' Checklist, Travel Insurance Guide, CSA Member Handbook…Publications you need to stay informed and to enjoy the Snowbird Lifestyle. Check the various publications from CSA Canadian Snowbird Association...
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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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Canada Club - Canada Club
Canada Club! listings have been brought to you by the Canadian Snowbird Association in order to promote and enhance the snowbird Lifestyle by acting as the facilitator of communications between Canadian snowbirds while temporarily resident in...
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Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations are just around the corner, and you're invited!...
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Bird Talk - Questions and Answers - Bird Talk
Bird Talk - Questions and Answers...
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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 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 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 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 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 - 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 - PSA Test
Dear Bird Talk: I have just received via snail mail the winter issue of CSA News....
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Birdtalk - Early Bird Plan Timing
Dear Bird Talk, We are one of the couples who purchase extra insurance for our winter trip south....
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Birdtalk - Hospital Bills - Negotiate Them!
Dear Bird Talk, My husband and I spend winters in Hemet, CA, and both of us have had to have medical attention there, at our own expense....
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Birdtalk - Losing Doctors!
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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 - Medical Conditions - Know Them of All
Dear Bird Talk, This is in response to the member who wrote a letter in the summer edition regarding an Insurance Company that had a clause in its policy stating that the patient should know of all medical conditions he or she might have, and...
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Birdtalk - Health Care System
Dear Bird Talk, The article in your magazine, #59 By Dr. Bob MacMillan was interesting and while the author seems to have a handle on the medical system in Toronto, Ontario, he doesn’t have much knowledge about Atlantic Canada, or at least Nova...
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Birdtalk - When to Call
Dear Bird Talk, I am concerned about Medipac travel insurance. The policy on page 2 states as follows:...
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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,...
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Birdtalk - Property Taxes in Arizona
It is interesting to notice the difference in attitude of the residents of Florida and the residents of the state of Arizona regarding snowbirds....
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Birdtalk - British Pensioners
Hello Bird Talk! One of your members has suggested that many other "snowbirds" would be extremely interested to learn about a pension that is available to most people who worked in the U.K. at some point in their lives. I am attaching a brief info...
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Birdtalk - Comments on Bird Talk Previous Editions
Dear Bird Talk, I read with interest two letters in Bird Talk Fall 2008 Edition. The first by Stanley Knight. My comments on his story are as follows....
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Birdtalk - Renew your license!
Dear Bird Talk, Imagine our surprise when my wife was stopped and ticketed for driving without a licence - $400 plus....
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Birdtalk - Travel Destinations
Dear Bird Talk, Hello, I’m a widower and the kids are all gone and I’m tired of winter. I’m tempted to just load the dog in the truck and go ......
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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....
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Birdtalk - Problems With Progress Energy
Dear Bird Talk; As we prepare for our travels to the sunny south, I usually make all of the calls in preparation; i.e. calls to phone, electric, newspaper, etc. I have not encountered any problems other than long waits, pressing numbers one to six,...
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Birdtalk - Thank you Medipac!
This past winter, I had the misfortune of contracting GBS (Guillain-Barre syndrome). I, like many others, had never heard of this debilitating autoimmune disorder. If you want a scary read, Google it on the Internet. With the accompanying pain and...
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Birdtalk - Cross Border Marriages
I have been a subscriber for a long time and have not seen any articles or letters inquiring about the technicalities of marrying an American. We all enjoy our winters in the U.S. and sometimes, romance happens. I am one of the lucky ones and am...
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Birdtalk - What does Revenue Canada accept as an allowable expense?
I have been told that I can claim my out-of-country medical insurance premium as a medical expense when I file my Canadian income tax. However, when I talked to Revenue Canada, they told me the premium is only an allowable expense if it covers...
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Birdtalk - Travel Medical Subrogation
The insurance company then went after their in-province insurance company for a good portion of the claim....
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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 ......
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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...
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CSA Articles - Developments in Parkinson's Disease Research
Developments in Parkinson's Disease Research Research is an integral part of progress in any health-related program. The Movement Disorder and Functional Neurosurgery Programs at the University of Toronto are dedicated to the treatment of patients...
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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 - Dr. Beach
Dr. Beach When asked about other beaches on his America’s 10 best list, he mentions Holloway Beach on Hawaii’s Kauai Island. Another favourite is Okracoke in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Once known as Blackbeard’s Island, you get there by...
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CSA Articles - Drive to Bermuda with Dave
Drive to Bermuda with Dave Dave and Kathy Hunter take another unusual trip. This time, they drive to Bermuda. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Vision & Hearing Problems of Older Adults
Vision & Hearing Problems of Older Adults The most common eye conditions include cataract, macular degeneration and glaucoma. Persons with diabetes are vulnerable to a number of other conditions as well, including retinal hemorrhages, retinal...
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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 ......
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CSA Articles - Our 58th Wedding Anniversary
Our 58th Wedding Anniversary Hi Folks! Back in August, Beth and I celebrated our 58th wedding anniversary by participating in a three-day mystery tour. The only information we had was that we would need our passports. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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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 - Shadow People
Shadow People Shadow People By John Lawrence Reynolds (Key Porter, $36.95. 320 pages) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Word Watch
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CSA Articles - Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step into a machine and travel magically back to an earlier time? You would have to choose your era very carefully, since we tend to romanticize history and your destination may not...
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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 - Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis The most frequent health problem that we face in our senior years is arthritis, and osteoarthritis is by far the most common form of the disease. It is estimated that more than three million Canadians suffer from the condition and the...
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CSA Articles - Health Care System
Health Care System Dear Bird Talk, The article in your magazine, #59 By Dr. Bob MacMillan was interesting and while the author seems to have a handle on the medical system in Toronto, Ontario, he doesn’t have much knowledge about Atlantic Canada,...
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CSA Articles - When to Call
When to Call Dear Bird Talk, I am concerned about Medipac travel insurance. The policy on page 2 states as follows: - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Prostate Cancer: Know Your Options
Prostate Cancer: Know Your Options In Canada, prostate cancer is the most-often diagnosed cancer in men; approximately one in seven will be diagnosed during their Lifetime. Fortunately due to awareness and PSA screening, more patients are being...
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CSA Articles - Fatal Greed
Fatal Greed Fatal Greed By Robert Landori (Studio 9, $29.99, 358 pages) - 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 - Tunisia
Tunisia Until I visited Tunisia, Carthage, that page of history, that vague vestige of the past was associated in my mind with a man known as Hannibal, and an army which crossed mountains on elephants. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Travelling Through the American Southwest & Mexico
Travelling Through the American Southwest & Mexico We like to go straight to the source and ask our snowbirds about their unique Lifestyle. for this issue, we've spoken to Sally Banks and Gerry Luttmer, who travel by RV throughout the southwestern...
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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 - Most Healthy People do not have Heart Problems
Most Healthy People do not have Heart Problems We've all heard of the guy who ran in marathons and never smoked a day in his Life succumbing to a massive heart attack. However, research shows that nine out of 10 people who suffer from heart-related...
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CSA Articles - Perspective
Perspective One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. - 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 - The Wired Snowbird III: Laptop Shopping Tips
The Wired Snowbird III: Laptop Shopping Tips Doug Elliott is a freelance writer who has been working in Canadian high-technology businesses for over 30 years. He recently field-tested the wired snowbird approach during a three-month winter break in...
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CSA Articles - Dr. Bob's Top 10 List for Healthy Living
Dr. Bob's Top 10 List for Healthy Living The following article summarizes the presentation given at the Snowbird Extravaganzas and CSA Winter Information Meetings held throughout the southern states this winter. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt Christ The Lord: Out of Egypt Anne Rice (Knopf, 322 pages, $35.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Use it or Lose it?
Use it or Lose it? Most household products seem to last forever. For the most part, we don’t normally find mold or slime growing in a bottle of Windex. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - America's Great Southwest
America's Great Southwest From Alcatraz and Monterey to Death Valley and Boot Hill, Gordon Garrison enjoys a fascinating tour of the American southwest. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Diabetes: The Power to Prevent and Control
Diabetes: The Power to Prevent and Control As a public school student in Kingston, Ontario, I recall being given a reading assignment about diabetes. I became totally immersed in the book about Dr. Frederick Banting and Charles Best in their 1921...
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CSA Articles - Louisiana Rebirth: Restoring the SOUL of the U.S.
Louisiana Rebirth: Restoring the SOUL of the U.S. If you're scanning a continental map and considering your next destination, let your eye wander to that intoxicating spot where the Mississippi River drains North America into the Gulf of Mexico:...
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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 - Florida's New Self-Defence Law
Florida's New Self-Defence Law On October 1, 2005, the state of Florida passed a legislation that will allow people to justly "meet force with force" if they are threatened or attacked in a place in which they have the legal right to be (i.e....
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CSA Articles - Medical Conditions - Know Them of All
Medical Conditions - Know Them of All Dear Bird Talk, This is in response to the member who wrote a letter in the summer edition regarding an Insurance Company that had a clause in its policy stating that the patient should know of all medical...
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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 - 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 - Beethoven's Mask
Beethoven's Mask Beethoven's Mask George Jonas (Key Porter Books-409 pages-$27.96 CDN) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - New Zealand
New Zealand Summertime in the Winter - Take a look at what's going on down under in New Zealand. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Evolution of the Snowbird Market
The Evolution of the Snowbird Market And I thought that the travel health insurance market had finally matured! Wrong! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Amish Elevator
Amish Elevator An Amish boy and his father were visiting a mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and then slide back together again by themselves. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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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 - Healthy Minds
Healthy Minds How an active body and high spirits keep your mind healthy. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 55
President's Message Issue 55 Here we are once again, back in our own wonderful country. As I sit here writing this message the sun is shining, the birds are singing, it is a beautiful day in Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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 - My how time changes things!
My how time changes things! My how time changes things!Over the years, I've watched an evolution in our snowbird community. - 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 - A Proud Member of the CSA
A Proud Member of the CSA I am a proud member of the Canadian Snowbird Association. Why? I want the freedom to travel where I want and when I wish to go. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island Paradise found - an island close but a world away. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Visit Manitoba
Visit Manitoba Looking for a new travel destination? Manitoba is the place to go! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Wired Snowbird: Travels with my Laptop
The Wired Snowbird: Travels with my Laptop Great advice for staying "connected" while travelling. - 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 - No Man's Riverw
No Man's Riverw No Man's River Farley Mowat (Key Porter, 355 pages, $36.95) - 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 - Now I lay me down to sleep...
Now I lay me down to sleep... Facts about sleep. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Eating Well and Keeping Fit
Eating Well and Keeping Fit As much as new medical procedures and pharmaceuticals have done in modern times to improve and prolong our lives, there is increasing scientific proof that proper food and exercise are equally important in contributing to...
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CSA Articles - Missouri
Missouri Exciting adventures. Historic sites. Colourful landscapes. These are just a few of the countless reasons why millions of people annually make Missouri their travel destination. - 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 - Being followed by Charley, Frances and Jeanne
Being followed by Charley, Frances and Jeanne Being followed by Charley, Frances and Jeanne is not the sort of thing you want to have happen. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - In For a Penny In For a Pound
In For a Penny In For a Pound In For a Penny In For a Pound The Adventures and Misadventures of a Wireless Operator in Bomber Command. By Howard Hewer (Stoddart Publishers, 272 pages, CDN$ 17.60) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Golf Nut
Golf Nut In my hand I hold a ball...white and dimpled, rather small... Oh, how bland it does appear...this harmless looking little sphere... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Charley Hurricane Charley hits snowbirds hard in Charlotte County. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - RVing in Mexico
RVing in Mexico If you're looking for a new destination or a new mode of travel, why not travel to Mexico in an RV? My wife and I have made 9 extensive trips into Mexico. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Travel Health Insurance: Why You Need It?
Travel Health Insurance: Why You Need It? Travel Health Insurance: Why you need it! How you can continue to get it! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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 - Tarará: What's in a Name?
Tarará: What's in a Name? The name Tarará carries an inherent suggestion of musicality, yet in Latin America, it can refer to very different topics. - 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 - Always Find Your Way with GPS
Always Find Your Way with GPS The world is ever-changing with new technologies coming to market to offer new products and services that will make Life simpler, more exciting and safer. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Travel Insurance Myths - Our Personal Story
Travel Insurance Myths - Our Personal Story Myth #1: “I have been buying insurance for years, and have never needed it. What a waste of money.” - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - Hospital Bills - Negotiate Them!
Hospital Bills - Negotiate Them! Dear Bird Talk, My husband and I spend winters in Hemet, CA, and both of us have had to have medical attention there, at our own expense. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Mad About the Bay: Photographs of Georgian Bay
Mad About the Bay: Photographs of Georgian Bay Mad About the Bay: Photographs of Georgian Bay by William Harris, Text by Elizabeth MacCallum and John Fraser (Key Porter, $45.00) - 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 - Our Southern Winter Wonderland
Our Southern Winter Wonderland We are so fortunate that we live in a country with cozy homes, central heat and comfortable, airtight cars. - 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 - Your Automobile Insurance NIGHTMARE
Your Automobile Insurance NIGHTMARE You bought a nice new car a few years ago and have taken very good care of it. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Prescriptions, Start Talking!
Prescriptions, Start Talking! Ever have trouble reading your prescriptions? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Chronic Pain: New Solutions to Age Old Problems
Chronic Pain: New Solutions to Age Old Problems From pain-killers and narcotics to acupuncture and deep-muscle Rolfing massage, Cathy tried nearly every kind of therapy known to mankind after an exercise mishap left her with crippling neck, back and...
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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 - How I Accidentally Flew a Wright Flying Machine
How I Accidentally Flew a Wright Flying Machine Dec. 17, 2003, marks the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight of a heavier-than-air machine, when Orville Wright of Dayton, Ohio, flew the first Wright Flyer 120 feet at Kitty Hawk, N.C. -...
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CSA Articles - Louisiana...
Louisiana... Savour the delights of Cajun Country. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Andropause: Ironing out the Bumps on Life's Road
Andropause: Ironing out the Bumps on Life's Road While there is much written about female menopause, a similar phenomenon called andropause occurs in many men, and has recently attracted considerable research and attention. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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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 - 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 - Teacups and Sticky Buns ­ Mom's Story
Teacups and Sticky Buns ­ Mom's Story Teacups and Sticky Buns ­ Mom's Story TOM CULLIGAN (CULLIGAN PUBLISHING, 272 PAGES, $19.95) - 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 - 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 - The Garden
The Garden The Garden Freeman Patterson (Key Porter, 192 pages, $45.00) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbirding in Cuba
Snowbirding in Cuba Cuba's most important tourism company - Cubanacán - has developed a comprehensive proposal for your winter stay abroad. - 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 - Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel A moving story about how one person can change your Life forever. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Islet Cell Transplantation
Islet Cell Transplantation A new procedure that revolutionizes the treatment of Diabetes. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - A Philosophical Outlook on Life
A Philosophical Outlook on Life A philosophical outlook on Life. Do you fit the profile? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Early Bird Plan Timing
Early Bird Plan Timing Dear Bird Talk, We are one of the couples who purchase extra insurance for our winter trip south. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Joy of Writing
The Joy of Writing The Joy of Writing A guide for writers, disguised as a literary memoir Pierre Berton (Doubleday Canada 328 pages, $34.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Trials of Noah
The Trials of Noah The Lord came to Noah in Canada in the year 2003. Earth was wicked and over populated. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Spam - The Scourge of the Internet
Spam - The Scourge of the Internet In the earlier BC (Before Computers) years, "spam" was an off-the-shelf, canned meat of mystery. - 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 - The News Broadcasts That Kept Us Tuned In
The News Broadcasts That Kept Us Tuned In We Interrupt This Program: The News Broadcasts That Kept Us Tuned In RAJ AHLUWALIA, STEWART HOUSE PUBLISHING, 172 PAGES, 2 CDS, $45.00 - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Never Underestimate the Intelligence of Women
Never Underestimate the Intelligence of Women There was a man who had worked all of his Life, had saved every penny and was a real miser when it came to his money. - 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 - 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 - 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 - Farley (The Life of Farley Mowat)
Farley (The Life of Farley Mowat) Farley (The Life of Farley Mowat) BY JAMES KING (HARPER, FLAMINGO CANADA, 371 PAGES, $37.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Acupuncture
Acupuncture Ancient alternative to modern medicine. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 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 - 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 - Aging with Grace
Aging with Grace Aging with Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier and More Meaningful Lives BY DAVID SNOWDEN (BANTAM, 219 PAGES, $37.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Revitalizing After Retirement
Revitalizing After Retirement What do you really want now that you've retired? Is it the chance to fulfil your travel dreams? Is it time to volunteer for causes that you're passionate about? - 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 - 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 - The Web: That's Entertainment!
The Web: That's Entertainment! We have all surfed from site to site and viewed countless pages of information that we have used. Have we tried using our computers as a new platform for entertainment? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Flower Power
Flower Power In order to extend the Life of cut flowers, try adding Listerine mouthwash to the water. - 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 - 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 - Fotheringham's Fictionary of Facts & Follies
Fotheringham's Fictionary of Facts & Follies Fotheringham's Fictionary of Facts & Follies BY ALLAN FOTHERINGHAM (KEY PORTER BOOKS, 316 PAGES $34.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Arresting Cardiac Arrest
Arresting Cardiac Arrest In the US, the national resuscitation rate of a person suffering a cardiac arrest is a very low 3-5%, primarily because a cardiac defibrillator is not available in the first critical four minutes. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Better Sleep Habits
Better Sleep Habits No matter the cause of insomnia, sleepless nights often lead to poor "sleep hygiene". In some cases, simple changes in your daily and nightly habits may result in better sleep. Try these sleep tips: - 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 - Stop and Smell the Roses
Stop and Smell the Roses Ellen White tells us to slow down and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Broadcast Legend: Celebrating 50 Years on Radio
Broadcast Legend: Celebrating 50 Years on Radio Sitting around the dining-room table in his compact Toronto bungalow, veteran broadcaster Earl Warren suddenly surprises me with a secret wish. - 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 - 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 - Care Care
Care Care The purchase of a car is one of the major purchases you make in your Life. It may not be a living thing, but if you want to ensure it a long Life, you need to provide it with tender loving care. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Beyond Coping -Widows Reinventing their Lives
Beyond Coping -Widows Reinventing their Lives Beyond Coping -Widows Reinventing their Lives AN ANTHOLOGY OF STORIES COLLECTED BY MOLLY HURD AND MARGIE MACDONALD (PEAR PRESS $18.95, 143 PAGES) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Star Wars Technology Can Add Years to Your Life
Star Wars Technology Can Add Years to Your Life When I was in medical school 20 years ago, I was taught that patients came to see their physician once they felt sick. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Barcelona: Built on Beauty
Barcelona: Built on Beauty Spain is legendary throughout history for its beautiful and passionate Flamenco dancers, matadors, Latin lovers and its incredible countryside, which inspires much the same passion. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Judgement Day
Judgement Day A father, a lawyer and an HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) President all died and went to the pearly gates to receive their judgment. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Adventure on the high seas!
Adventure on the high seas! Have you ever had a desire to do something . . . a desire that was so strong you knew that if you ever achieved it, it would touch you for the rest of your Life? - 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 - Delivery Service
Delivery Service One day, a cat dies of natural causes and goes to heaven. Greeting him the Lord says, "You've lived a good Life. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Real Mexico
The Real Mexico CSA's Ellen White discovers the Mexico you won't find in travel brochures. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - I am a Senior Citizen
I am a Senior Citizen I am a Senior Citizen - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - Medical Screening - It's Common Sense
Medical Screening - It's Common Sense It just makes sense. Medical sense, Cost sense, Peace of Mind sense and Common sense. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Medical Breakthrough for Severe Back Pain
Medical Breakthrough for Severe Back Pain Medical breakthrough for severe back pain. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The PSA Controversy
The PSA Controversy The PSA test: the controversy comes home to the CSA. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The New Tax World and the Retired Canadian
The New Tax World and the Retired Canadian Federal and provincial budgets in 2000 have shown a dramatic turnaround in surpluses and tax reductions. - 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 - 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 - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Retirement
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Retirement Lifestyle and Retirement Planning speaker Barry LaValley is a 40-something aging baby boomer caught in the struggle between remembering the Beatles and wondering about retirement. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Health & Lifestyle Options that May Improve Your Life
Health & Lifestyle Options that May Improve Your Life Health and Lifestyle options that may improve your Life. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - A philosophical look at The Present
A philosophical look at The Present Hi Folks! I magine Life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls. You name them Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you are keeping all of these in the air. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Jerry Waterall...the CSA's Secret Weapon
Jerry Waterall...the CSA's Secret Weapon One thing about our CSA volunteers ­ they know how to get the job done. Last year, when Jerry Waterall took centre stage in organizing our volunteers for the Yuma, Arizona, Winter Information Meeting, we...
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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 - 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 - 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 - Guinness "swan song" soars
Guinness "swan song" soars Guinness "swan song" soars A POSITIVELY FINAL APPEARANCE BY SIR ALEC GUINNESS (PENGUIN, 238 PAGES, $32.99) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 34
President's Message Issue 34 As we settle in for our winter in warmer climates, the CSA is gearing up for a very busy winter. For your executive and directors, our winters are far busier than our summers back home in Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - More on Pre-Existing Conditions
More on Pre-Existing Conditions We now realize that medical questions are asked on an insurance application to determine your eligibility for a policy and the price you must pay. They have nothing to do with the pre-existing condition clause. -...
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CSA Articles - 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 - 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 - 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 - Simplify Your Financial Life
Simplify Your Financial Life To enjoy a happier and more enjoyable financial Life in retirement, it seems that an old adage needs to be followed: Less is more! - 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 - 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 - Dwayne and Catherine Johns
Dwayne and Catherine Johns Dwayne Alwyn Johns started Life and his career in Canada's Midwest. When he graduated from Brandon Collegiate Institute, he was not yet old enough for the Armed Forces (the Second World War was underway), so the teenager...
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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 - You Ought to be in Pictures!
You Ought to be in Pictures! One of the most precious items which a family has is its photographs. Our family tends to keep our pictorial history in those neat little envelopes from the photo store randomly stacked in shoe boxes for safekeeping. -...
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CSA Articles - CSA President's Award
CSA President's Award CSA President’s Award The president and board of directors is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s CSA PRESIDENT’S AWARD. Instituted in 2003, the award recognizes members who have served the CSA in an...
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CSA Articles - Throne Speech Defends Rights of Canadian Travellers
Throne Speech Defends Rights of Canadian Travellers Toronto, ON -- In an unexpected and unprecedented move, Governor General Adrienne Clarkson has, in the Speech from the Throne, firmly put the support of the Federal Government behind the...
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CSA Articles - Obtain a Passport and Travel Medical Insurance
Obtain a Passport and Travel Medical Insurance Toronto, ON – For the past five years, Canadians have been obtaining passports at an increasingly steady rate. In 2001/02, over 1.7 million passports were issued at a time when approximately 27 per...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Branson, Missouri Superstars Perform Free Concerts
Branson, Missouri Superstars Perform Free Concerts Palm Springs, California: On February 20, 1999, the superstars of Branson, Missouri will perform throughout the afternoon at the Palm Springs Convention Center much to the delight of Canadian...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Winter Texans Celebration
Canadian Winter Texans Celebration McAllen, Texas: On March 9, 1999, the McAllen International Civic Center will play host to thousands of Canadian Winter Texans, all celebrating a camaraderie unique to those enjoying the famed Texas hospitality. -...
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CSA Articles - 2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations The 2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations are just around the corner, and you're invited! Be sure to check the events schedule for DATES and TIMES and which locations require tickets. Tickets are FREE and...
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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 - 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 - Discover Ontario
Discover Ontario When our friends from Denmark wrote to tell us of their plans to visit us last September, we were delighted. Another chance to show off our country, we thought. But they had only 10 days to spare, so our tours would have to be...
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CSA Articles - Infections: Prevention and Current Treatments
Infections: Prevention and Current Treatments Last week, my new grandson had to be admitted to the hospital with a serious infection. He’s only four weeks old and was premature – still under six pounds. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Waltzing Helps Weak Hearts
Waltzing Helps Weak Hearts Typical exercise on a treadmill or stationary bicycle for men and women with stable chronic heart failure can be improved upon by substituting a 21-minute waltz three times per week. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Celibacy
Celibacy Celibacy can be a choice in Life, or a condition imposed by circumstances. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations - 2009
Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations - 2009 EVENT - The Snowbird Lifestyle Presentation - 2009 schedule is now confirmed. Join us and Canada's favourite musical comedy duo, Bowser & Blue, and more, to help celebrate the Snowbird Lifestyle. -...
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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 - Medipac Just Added a Plus!
Medipac Just Added a Plus! Your body has two primary engines – your heart, to circulate Life-giving blood to your entire body, and your lungs, which breathe in the oxygen so necessary to support Life. Almost all serious medical emergencies involve...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Heart Attack: Prevention and Treatment
Heart Attack: Prevention and Treatment About one in four Canadians are affected by heart disease and about half of those will develop it after the age of 65. Because coronary artery disease (CAD), the major cause of heart disease, is still the...
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CSA Articles - Super Foods
Super Foods When I was a kid, my mom would always repeat, “Eat your spinach. It’s good for you.” Somehow, my mom knew instinctively that spinach was a super food. I should have realized its power, given Popeye’s love for it....
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CSA Articles - The Sleeping Buddha
The Sleeping Buddha The Sleeping Buddha by Hamida Ghafour (McArthur &Company, $29.95, 336 pages) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - What a Wonderful World!
What a Wonderful World! Would you like to see the wonders of the world from the comfort of your own home? I am not talking about television; I am writing about the wonderful things that even the most travelled and learned people in the world...
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CSA Articles - Don Slinger 1922-2007
Don Slinger 1922-2007 The Canadian Snowbird Association acknowledges, with regret, the passing of Donald Slinger. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Eleanor Isbister
Eleanor Isbister We often tend to think of 'snowbirds' in the plural. However, not all who enjoy the warmth of sunnier climes have mates. We decided to look for a snowbird in the singular. Luckily, we found one in the province of Quebec – a...
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CSA Articles - Costa Rica
Costa Rica When the very first set of European adventurers laid eyes upon this area off Central America, they wrote that this is indeed a very "rich coast." They were right. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Accidents: Causes and Prevention
Accidents: Causes and Prevention Having spent 25 years as an Ontario coroner and 15 years involved in insurance claims by travelling Canadians who suffer from accidents, I am acutely aware of the types of incidents to which seniors are subject,...
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CSA Articles - Gazpacho
Gazpacho The holiday season has passed, and it’s time to get back into shape – more veggies, fewer carbohydrates and less fat. If you’re hangin’ south of the border, then gazpacho is a refreshing peasant soup that you can...
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CSA Articles - 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 - George Carlin on AGE
George Carlin on AGE Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - British Pensioners
British Pensioners Hello Bird Talk! One of your members has suggested that many other "snowbirds" would be extremely interested to learn about a pension that is available to most people who worked in the U.K. at some point in their lives. I am...
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CSA Articles - Quebec City
Quebec City Quebec City Celebrates 400 Years of History, Culture & Excitement - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Jane Boleyn by Julia Fox
Jane Boleyn by Julia Fox Jane Boleyn by Julia Fox (McClelland & Stewart, $34.99, 379 pages) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Applauds Introduction of 10 Year Passport
CSA Applauds Introduction of 10 Year Passport Toronto – The Canadian Snowbird Association applauds the Harper Government for acting on its recommendation to double the Lifespan of the Canadian passport. Starting in 2011, Canadian travellers...
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CSA Articles - Colorectal Cancer: Tests That May Save Your Life
Colorectal Cancer: Tests That May Save Your Life As I proceed with the unpleasant “preparation” for my colonoscopy exam this week, I am reminded of how important this cancer-screening test is and how many lives could be saved in Canada if...
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CSA Articles - The Cruellest Month by Louise Penny
The Cruellest Month by Louise Penny The Cruellest Month by Louise Penny (headline, 311 pages, $32.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - How Olympics have made Life worse, not better, for Chinese
How Olympics have made Life worse, not better, for Chinese The most common reaction to the Olympic opening ceremony has been awe. But the hype and the hoopla can’t hide the fact that the single most awesome aspect of the occasion has been the...
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CSA Articles - The Allure of Oaxaca Mexico
The Allure of Oaxaca Mexico Oaxaca has two main advantages over other southern destinations for Canadian snowbirds. First, you can explore one of the most culturally rich regions in Latin America and then, if the mood strikes, hop a...
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CSA Articles - Taking Care of your Skin
Taking Care of your Skin We pay a lot of attention to maintaining good health when it comes to nutrition, heart and lung health, but we often neglect our body’s largest organ – which can be the source of many abnormal conditions – our...
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CSA Articles - Shingles vaccine approved by Health Canada
Shingles vaccine approved by Health Canada Health Canada has approved a shingles vaccine for adults 60 years and older. The vaccine, called Zostavax, is manufactured by Merck Frosst Canada and should be available later next year. - Snowbird...
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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 - Roads, Walls and Wheels - North England
Roads, Walls and Wheels - North England We are in North England and this two thousand year old road, now designated “A69” and “B6318,” runs across a desolate and barren countryside as it has done since first surveyed in 122 AD. We...
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CSA Articles - High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure High Blood Pressure - Why careful management is so important. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Pierre Berton: A Biography
Pierre Berton: A Biography Pierre Berton: A Biography By A.B. McKillop (McClelland & Stewart, 791 pages $37.99) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - There will be no nursing home in my future.
There will be no nursing home in my future. When I get old and feeble, I am going to get on a Princess Cruise Ship. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Winter Texans’ Snowbird Extravaganza
Winter Texans’ Snowbird Extravaganza Over 280,000 Canadian and American winter residents migrate south to Texas each year to escape the cold winter weather of the north. Winter Texans’ Snowbird Extravaganza is a homecoming and a celebration...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Extravaganza 2009, Lakeland Florida
Snowbird Extravaganza 2009, Lakeland Florida Every year, tens of thousands of Canadian and American winter visitors migrate to the state of Florida to escape the cold winter weather of the north. Snowbird Extravaganza is a homecoming and a...
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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 - Explore Alberta
Explore Alberta Alberta is Canada’s fourth-largest province, so there is much to see and do. Let’s start off by spending a couple of days (or longer) discovering Calgary, known worldwide as ‘Stampede City’. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Immunization for Adults: Have you had your shots?
Immunization for Adults: Have you had your shots? A great deal of attention is paid to children's immunization, but adults also need to protect themselves from certain infectious diseases. Over the past few decades, remarkable progress has...
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CSA Articles - Golf Extends your Life expectancy
Golf Extends your Life expectancy Scientists from Sweden claim that the death rate for golfers is 40% lower than other people from the same sex, age and socioeconomic status, which corresponds to a five-year increase in Life expectancy. -...
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CSA Articles - Worried about being forgetful? Forget about it!
Worried about being forgetful? Forget about it! The act of forgetting is a necessary function of the brain that is required in order for it to operate efficiently. Our lives are filled with so many mundane, unremarkable events that we wilfully omit...
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CSA Articles - Secrets of the Light: Lessons from Heaven
Secrets of the Light: Lessons from Heaven Secrets of the Light: Lessons from Heaven By Dannion Brinkley (Harper One, 203 pages, $23.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canadian Recreational Boaters must have Proof of Competency
Canadian Recreational Boaters must have Proof of Competency After september 15, 2009, anyone operating a motorized pleasure craft must carry a proof of competency on board. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - Texas
Texas “IT’S LIKE A WHOLE OTHER COUNTRY”! That proclamation appears on the cover of the state’s maps, accommodation guides and brochures. A good many people have certainly been inspired to feature Texas in films, stories and songs....
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CSA Articles - How to fix a broken retirement
How to fix a broken retirement Simple suggestions for getting the financial side of retirement back on track. To call it a downturn would be an understatement. For retirees, the past year or so has been nothing short of a disaster. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - A Good Night’s Sleep
A Good Night’s Sleep For many older adults, getting a good night’s sleep is one of their major health problems. When younger, we often experienced times when we needed an alarm clock to begin the day. As we age, sleep disorders become more...
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CSA Articles - Memory loss and aging: what’s normal and what’s not
Memory loss and aging: what’s normal and what’s not Some memory loss with aging is completely normal. As we get older, we lose brain cells, a few at a time, and our bodies make less of the chemicals that help our brain cells to work. Therefore,...
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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 - 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 - 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 - Don Messer - The Man Behind the Music
Don Messer - The Man Behind the Music Don Messer - The Man Behind the Music By Johanna Bertin (Gooselane, $19.95, 280 pages) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Monastery Life
Monastery Life A young monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to help the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Statistically Speaking
Statistically Speaking I recently received a handwritten note from my high school math teacher. His name is Frank Milne and he has been missing for 50 years. Well, perhaps it is me who has been missing but, whatever the reasons, our...
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CSA Articles - Spending the winter in California’s “spa city”
Spending the winter in California’s “spa city” For the past 17 years, Dale and Lyn Collett have made Desert Hot Springs, California their home away from home. “My sister and brother-in-law introduced us to the park,” says...
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CSA Articles - 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 - CSA revisits “Retired Persons Visa”
CSA revisits “Retired Persons Visa” Several years ago, when Bill McCollum was a United States congressman from the Orlando area (he is now the attorney general for the state of Florida), the Canadian Snowbird Association was involved in...
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CSA Articles - The loonie soars
The loonie soars It’s been a good year for the loonie. In the midst of a severe global recession, the Canadian dollar has turned in a strong performance, although that performance certainly hasn’t been slow and steady. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future
Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future By David Wolfe (North Atlantic Books, $18.95, 341 pages) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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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 - A Driving Tour of Holland
A Driving Tour of Holland Holland is a tourism paradox. It's a compact country (only 175 by 295 kilometers in size), but it is so full of things to see and do that it seems much larger. You can drive from corner to corner in just four hours,...
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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 - President's Message - Issue 75
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CSA Articles - Special Guest Columnist - Michael Coren
Special Guest Columnist - Michael Coren All of you who spend time south of the border know that although there is always something about the United States that annoys or even provokes, it's still a remarkable country that is and should be the...
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CSA Articles - What Makes Retirees Really Happy?
What Makes Retirees Really Happy? You may or may not be surprised. A recent study shows that strong social ties are the key to a happy retirement; more so than having grandchildren. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Country Doctor
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CSA Articles - British Columbia's Island Playground
British Columbia's Island Playground It was hard to believe that Vancouver was only an hour away. We were standing on Galiano Island’s Bluffs, 180 metres above Active Pass, the busiest waterway in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands. -...
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CSA Articles - Special Guest Columnist - Michael Coren
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CSA Articles - Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer
Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer Overtreated is an important book. It's even been described as a "bombshell of a book." In it, award-winning journalist Shannon Brownlee dissects the American health-care system to...
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CSA Articles - The Undiscovered Superfood
The Undiscovered Superfood I eat yogurt every day because it’s good for me and I love it; I keep a tub of fat-free, plain yogurt in the refrigerator because I have yet to master making homemade fat-free yogurt. After every meal, I combine a cup of...
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CSA Articles - 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 - 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 - Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy According to a series of new Canadian-led medical trials, a new implantable device has the potential to help patients with heart failure better than standard defibrillators, which are the best currently used option....
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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 - President's Message - Issue 77
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CSA Articles - What's Your Hobby?
What's Your Hobby? Last summer, as I was busy in my shop attaching the radiator to my 1928 Ford Model A roadster, my neighbour stopped by to "supervise" my restoration work. He recently retired after nearly 40 years of factory shift work and...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Letter From the Editor
Letter From the Editor Are you there yet? My goodness, if you are one of the lucky people from one of the western provinces, you are sitting in Arizona, Texas or California, or perhaps even Florida or Hawaii or Mexico. There are two...
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CSA Articles - Exploring Mexico's Colonial Cities
Exploring Mexico's Colonial Cities Lively music lured us into the House of Eleven Courtyards in Pátzcuaro, a four-hour drive west of Mexico City. A guitarist and two fiddlers accompanied two young dancers dressed as elderly men with white...
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CSA Articles - Travels of Gerry & Joan
Travels of Gerry & Joan By the time you read this, most of us will be in the sunny south. What a wonderful summer we had in Canada... We hope it will be just as nice in the great US of A. - 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 - Love at First Sight - Marilyn and Peter Miller Discover the Real Mexico
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CSA Articles - How to Make an Effective Charitable Donation - A Six Step Process to Ensure That You Get the Biggest Bang For Your Charitable Buck
How to Make an Effective Charitable Donation - A Six Step Process to Ensure That You Get the Biggest Bang For Your Charitable Buck Of all the things we do in Life, there are few more satisfying than making a charitable gift. Whether it's for a...
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CSA Articles - Difficult Diagnoses
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CSA Articles - Homeward Bound!
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CSA Articles - Surprising Saskatchewan
Surprising Saskatchewan "Yawn." That was the response we got from family and friends when we told them we were vacationing in Saskatchewan. "Really?" That was their response when we told them about the discoveries that we made there. - Snowbird Info...
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CSA Articles - Search Engines – Not Just For Finding Websites Any More
Search Engines – Not Just For Finding Websites Any More It used to be that you only went to a search engine to find a website. Well, not any more! Now, search engines offer many different features. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Tips to Help Save Your Sight
Tips to Help Save Your Sight (NC)—Every 12 minutes, another Canadian begins to lose his or her sight. This can happen to anyone at any point in their Lifetime, bringing challenges which they might never have imagined. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Silent Killers
Silent Killers Difficult diagnoses aren't the only things that can risk your health; some diseases don't have symptoms at all, and are dubbed "silent killers." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Fat and Demented
Fat and Demented Studies have suggested that overweight middle-aged persons are more likely to suffer from dementia later in Life. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Searching for Leprechauns
Searching for Leprechauns Our Ring of Kerry drive continued to Sneem, a village of bright pink, yellow, green and blue homes, restaurants and shops. Flower pots decorated Sneem's old stone bridge, the narrowest part of the Ring...
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CSA Articles - Opinion With Michael Coren
Opinion With Michael Coren In April, my new book, “Why Catholics Are Right” (McClelland & Stewart) was published. I knew that it would be provocative, but I did not realize just how intolerant our allegedly pluralistic, liberal...
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CSA Articles - Are Home Equity Loans a Viable Financial Strategy?
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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 - PREPARATION IS KEY FOR A REWARDING SNOWBIRD TRAVEL SEASON
PREPARATION IS KEY FOR A REWARDING SNOWBIRD TRAVEL SEASON Toronto – Spending the winter in the sunny south sure beats contending with the ice and snow. If you are truly going to enjoy the fruits of the snowbird Lifestyle experience preparation is...
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CSA Articles - 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 - Jack Layton 1950-2011
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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 - Botswana: Beauty & The Beasts
Botswana: Beauty & The Beasts “His rotten-meat breath woke me up,” said our guide, Gavin. “The hyena stuck his nose into my mosquito net, but I pretended to sleep, so he eventually slunk away.” - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - FREE Shows - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
FREE Shows - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations are just around the corner....Canada's favourite musical comedy duo, Bowser & Blue, is appearing to help us celebrate the freedom of the Snowbird Lifestyle,...
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CSA Articles - 2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations The 2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations are just around the corner, and you're invited! Be sure to check the events schedule for DATES and TIMES and which locations require tickets. Tickets are FREE and...
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