Bird Talk / Issue 90


Bird talk - Le Jaseur
 



CSA Travel Information Guide
Posted date : May 12, 2014.
Do Canadian owners need a work visa to volunteer for grounds maintenance or handyman repairs at the Happy Wanderer RV Park in Indio, CA, or are they exempt as part owners of the common property of the community association?   Read more...

Snowbird/Retiree Visa
Posted date : May 12, 2014.
The amount of misinformation and false rumours flying around out there is astonishing.   Read more...

Unacceptable Business Practices
Posted date : May 12, 2014.
On reviewing the confirmation letter from them, I found that a sum of more than $400 had been added for trip cancellation insurance, which represents 25% of the total cost, or 33% of the health insurance component.   Read more...

GHIP Coverage
Posted date : May 12, 2014.
If we sell our house in Ontario, store our belongings in Ontario, travel to the U.S. for four months (no fixed address for those four months, but we would buy Medipac insurance for the U.S. trip), return to Canada and then buy a house in Nova Scotia, do we still have continuous health coverage from OHIP?   Read more...

Newspaper Bills
Posted date : May 12, 2014.
I checked my Star bill for the last two months and, sure enough, they charged me for the paper during my vacation stop.   Read more...

Registry of Arizona Contractors
Posted date : May 12, 2014.
So we have no recourse for delinquent, licensed trades, even though we pay higher taxes and spend a lot of money here in good times and bad. Buyer beware!   Read more...

Car Registration
Posted date : May 12, 2014.
Can we register our car in Arizona, or do we have to take it back to the Canada/U.S. border?   Read more...

NEXUS lane
Posted date : May 12, 2014.
The driver indicated that we should follow him. The same thing occurred at the other six stations, including the NEXUS lane. We fell into a line, were led to a large parking area and told that our vehicles were to be X-rayed.   Read more...

IRS Tax Form 8840
Posted date : May 12, 2014.
Do we have to fill out the 8840 for 2013?   Read more...

Preferred US Bank?
Posted date : May 12, 2014.
Is there a U.S. bank that is a better choice for Canadians?   Read more...

Visas for Travellers with convictions
Posted date : May 12, 2014.
We have recently found out that a waiver can be purchased for $580 plus, plus, plus, which ‘may be still rejected’ by an over-officious border guard.   Read more...

U.S. property insurance
Posted date : May 12, 2014.
Just wondering if CSA or others have done any investigation of U.S. property insurance?   Read more...