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The Fruit Fiasco

Posted date : Dec 15, 2017

Ed: In CSANews Issue 101 we, meaning me, provided an incorrect response to a Bird Talk letter from Weldon Hehr regarding importing fruit from the U.S. into Canada. I am not sure where my mind was when I answered the question, because I have often imported fruit from the U.S. myself. I also send fruit […]

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Stay at Nevada / Las Vegas – few questions

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

We have just joined and find the snowbird site interesting. We are going to be buying a mobile home in a 55+ park in Las Vegas. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of Bird Talk from Nevada. But we have some basic questions to help us get started. Any info you can provide would […]

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How long can we stay in the USA?

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

I would like some clarification on how long we can stay in the United States. I live in Ontario. Some people tell me six months, while others say seven months. I also heard that our Ontario health coverage expires if we are out of the province for more than six month. Is this true? Your […]

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Cuban Cigars

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, We have been members of the CSA for years and you have been very informative, interesting and helpful to us. Thought some members would like to know about our misfortune at the U.S. border on our last trip. We were going to the U.S. when a friend asked us to bring some […]

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Canadian gun rights in the U.S.

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, My wife and I go to Florida each year; I have a question concerning owning a weapon in the United States. Over the years, we have made a lot of good American friends and all of them own guns for their personal protection. (Stand your Ground) They are very surprised that we […]

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Government Insurance Benefits

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

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 are a concern to the members. In the last […]

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Snowbird Car Insurance

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

After reading about the 180-day maximum vehicle insurance coverage period when in the U.S. in the last CSA News issue, I also contacted my Certas/State Farm agent, who was unaware of the 180-day limit but was subsequently advised by HQ that this is indeed (and has been) an annual maximum. He claims that this is […]

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Strong Dollar, High Premiums?

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk: I was interested in reading your Editor’s Message in the winter issue of CSANews (issue 65). There is no doubt that the Canadian dollar is buying much more than it did in even the recent past. All snowbirds hope that the rates of exchange stay where they are for many years to […]

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Problems with trying to sell “double-wides” in florida

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear bird talk, As I am a homeowner in Florida, i read with interest the article by dave hunter about his purchase in the sunshine state. As he attests, there is a large number of “bargains” to be had during these times of economic uncertainty. it’s almost like the saying, “if it seems too good […]

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Reading issues of CSANews and get quite a bit of valuable information

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear bird talk, I really enjoy reading issues of CSANews and get quite a bit of valuable information at the same time. I particularly like the bird talk section, where some members ask interesting questions that affect all winter travellers from canada.In the winter 2011 issue, however, a writer took hostile issue with Michael Coren […]

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