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The Language Barrier

Posted date : Dec 13, 2019

A recent, very-large study has shown that many heart procedures such as stent insertion, angioplasty and heart bypass surgery are unnecessary and can actually cause harm.

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CSA Ontario License Plate

Posted date : Sep 4, 2019

The Canadian Snowbird Association is proud to present the CSA Graphic License Plate Program for CSA members that are Ontario residents. Support the snowbird and travelling Canadian lifestyles by proudly displaying, on your Ontario license plate, the official logo of the Canadian Snowbird Association. When you travel throughout Canada and the U.S., other travelling Canadians […]

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CSA Auto Home

Posted date : Jun 14, 2019

Premium Discounts Unique Benefits Earn Air Miles The CSA Auto and Home Insurance Plan has been specifically designed and implemented for the members of the Canadian Snowbird Association. 1-800-267-8000 or GTA 416-441-7029   About Our Insurance Plans Insurance may well be the single most expensive purchase you make in a year…every year. That’s why it’s […]

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Join CSA

Posted date : Dec 12, 2017

The Canadian Snowbird Association is a national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of travelling Canadians.   We need your help! The greater the membership, the more powerful and effective voice we cast against provincial, state and federal governments when lobbying for the rights of all travelling Canadians, […]

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Vehicle Insurance and Licensing

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I spend four winter months in Florida and am getting tired of the return drive. I’d like to fly and buy a car in Florida to keep there. What rules about owning and insuring a vehicle do I need to consider in making my decision? How about my Canadian driver’s licence, is […]

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Medical extensions for illness when it’s time to go home

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, With the new Canada/U.S. border-crossing procedures, the issue of days spent in the U.S. is becoming more and more troublesome for many of us. It recently occurred to me that if you have used up most of your 182 days’ entitlement and you are still in the U.S., and a medical problem […]

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U.S. auto insurance

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

We own a home in Arizona and have two vehicles registered and insured there. We have always maintained full insurance on the vehicles, even if we don’t use them for six months. I am assuming that there is a way to put them in “storage” status and save $$ on insurance. What do other people […]

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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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It’s fine to own a home and car with U.S. insurance and plates in Florida

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Will owning a home in Florida along with a car with U.S. insurance and plates affect the status of being a Canadian snowbird (thinking of purchasing and leaving auto in Florida)? Thanking you in advance for your comments. Mary from Nova Scotia Response: Ed.: Owning a vacation home and a car registered […]

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25% surcharge for RV insurance: nationwide or just the wrong company?

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, We just renewed our RV insurance and were told we would have to pay a surcharge of 25% because we would be in the U.S. for more than 120 days and more than 200 miles from our border. On one hand, we can now be out of province for seven months, but […]

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