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Drug Recall – Valsartan

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Several drugs containing the ingredient Valsartan are being recalled by their manufacturers. A potential carcinogenic impurity was found in the Valsartan used in these products which could cause health problems as a result of long-term exposure.

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Subtracting Time From My “Six Months”

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk: In issue # 75 under Snowbird Alert, you wrote that spending a week or two at home for the holidays would not be subtracted from the total days allowed. My question is – if I return home for four to six weeks, can I subtract this time from the “six months less […]

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Beware of OHIP Coverage when Travelling

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk: I hope you will consider alerting other snowbirds to a terrible experience we had down south this winter. My friend was not feeling well, so I took her to the hospital. We were told that we could use their fast-track facility, which is like a clinic. After registering with the receptionist, she […]

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Innacurate Information About Florida License Renewal

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

The Snowbird Alert information on page 6 of issue 73 is not accurate. The “renewal” of a Florida driver’s license is straightforward. Canadians who already have a license are grandfathered and with the exception that it is now $48/year; can renew yearly. The new rules referred to in the article are applicable to new applicants […]

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Mail Forward

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Thank you for the latest CSA Special Report, which arrived recently. Having been visitors to Florida on a regular basis, each winter since 1991, we have had our mail forwarded by Canada Post for a period of almost six months each time. The service we have received from the Oakville Post Office […]

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Money Transfer Issue in the US

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Please check the following information and alert our fellow Snowbirds of the following problems. I have been trying to transfer money from my Canadian bank U.S. Dollar account into my account in the Chase Bank in Arizona. They have instituted a new policy whereby it now takes fro 4 to 6 weeks […]

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Warning! Unjust Bank Charges

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Sirs: I recently had a disturbing banking experience with Bank of America in Fort Myers, Florida. A normal deposit of $4,000.00 USD from my local U.S. Dollar account at TD Canada Trust was hit with a transaction deduction and service charges of $110.00 USD, on the pretense that it was a banker’s “collection item” […]

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