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Reputable Gas Stations

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017.

Dear Sir or Madam; Coming home to Canada from Florida this spring, I had a bad experience. I stopped for gas as we came along Highway 10, between I-75 and I-95, at a stop before we reached MacClenny. The gas station was somewhat isolated and run down. I filled the tank and for the next […]

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Nexus Lane

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017.

Dear Bird Talk, Further to my discussions with your office about whether to use the Nexus Lane or not, I have taken your advice and talked to 2 different members of Nexus office in Blaine Washington and gotten two different opinions. My concern was that all the literature treats this lane as a commuter lane […]

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Border Crossing with Children

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017.

Dear Bird Talk, We are planning a short trip across the border to visit with our daughter and her family. We intend to bring along our great-grandson. Can you advise us what we need in documentation for him? Friends have told us that a letter from his mother authorizing us to have him travel with […]

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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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Coming Back Across the Border, AGRRR!

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017.

Dear Bird Talk, Up to now, we have been reluctant to join your group, preferring to stay on the sidelines, but our recent return to Canada has forced a change. We entered Canada at the Coutts, Alberta crossing the morning of April 12th and were dismayed and unhappy with our treatment by Canada Customs. Upon […]

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CANPASS Clarification

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017.

Paul Jenkins, CSA’s vice-president, advised us that there has been some misunderstanding of the CANPASS program. CANPASS is a photo identification card that has been designed primarily for frequent border crossings (i.e. people who live in Canada and work in the U.S., or people in “border towns” who go to the States to shop weekly, […]

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Speed Traps

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017.

Dear Bird Talk: Thank you for your warning of speed traps in Florida. You may want to advise your readers that the province of New Brunswick has embarked on this lucrative source of income. Number eleven highway north of Moncton is posted at 100 kmp, but in certain areas the speed limit drops to 90 […]

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Savings in Arizona

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017.

Dear Bird Talk, We hope you pass these savings along to our fellow snowbirds. For those planning to winter in Arizona, may we suggest you visit our park, San Pedro Mobile Home & RV Territory in Benson, Arizona (35 miles SE of Tucson just off Interstate 10). 1110 S. Hwy 80, Benson, AZ 85602. The […]

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LOVELACE AUTO SERVICE

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017.

Dear Bird Talk, On April 13/99, as we were returning home from Florida, we had a medical emergency while stopped at the CITGO gas station, LOVELACE AUTO SERVICE, Knoxville, Tenn. 37922. We don’t know the exit #, but it was in north Knoxville, near 40 and 75. I asked Mr. Lovelace how to get to […]

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