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IRS 8840/B2 VISA

Posted date : May 21, 2024

I know that an hour-long trip to the U.S. to shop is counted as a day in the U.S. for both visa and IRS purposes. I also know that a partial day spent travelling through the U.S. from one Canadian city to…


Issue 129

Posted date : Dec 19, 2023

CSANews Issue 129 WInter 2023 Edition – Our travel patterns to the U.S. have reverted to pre-Covid levels and we are slightly ahead of the 2019 number of trips. There is one big difference, though – automobile traffic is down by about 15% and travel by air is up. High gas prices and more competition in the airline space (which reduces prices) are changing our normal travel patterns.


Issue 128

Posted date : Sep 13, 2023

CSANews Issue 128 Fall 2023 Edition – There is really not enough information about masks and their effectiveness. The N95 masks are the most effective and the ones that you should wear. The masks which you are commonly given at restaurants and even at hospitals are not very effective…


Issue 127

Posted date : Jul 25, 2023

CSANews Issue 127 Summer 2023 Edition – Not only can you smell it, you can actually taste it; the residue of a thousand fires a thousand miles away, drifting all over North America. This is the worst season for Canadian forest fires in recorded history….


Alberta Election Handbook 2023

Posted date : May 25, 2023

On Monday May 29, 2023 the residents of Alberta will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice is heard!


Issue 126

Posted date : May 8, 2023

I can read without glasses and see that eagle a mile away, that I could see when I was 18…60 years ago. I should also mention that, during the minor operation, they solve any astigmatism which you may have. Do not delay; if someone says the word “cataract” to you, just get it done. The benefits are enormous.



Posted date : Mar 21, 2023

On Monday April 3, 2023 the residents of PEI will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice is heard!


Issue 125

Posted date : Jan 12, 2023

Greetings from the snowy North. Pat and I are waiting patiently for our year-end party, where we will give out staff bonuses and awards for long-term service. This year, we have several “30 years of service” awards for employees, and many 25-, 15- and 10-year awards as well. Our employees love working for Medipac and taking care of snowbirds and many end up working well past the standard retirement age of 65.


I94 website (from CSANews 123)

Posted date : Sep 19, 2022

I am reading my summer 2022 edition and I thought that it would be very interesting to follow your advice and obtain my travel history on i94.cbp.dhs.gov….


Issue 124

Posted date : Sep 14, 2022

Wow! Snowbird travel is back with a vengeance. This year has been Medipac’s most successful Early Bird ever. I think that people have finally figured out that Medipac Travel Medical Insurance is, really, the only way to go. Medipac has attracted thousands of new clients who will start building their Claim-Free and Loyalty Discounts over the next few years


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