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number 315 date Sept 30th, 1998 1st Published in October 1995
. Welcome to Cliff Pearen retired lives in Winnipeg, MB
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. Need to know.
From the Manitoba & Sasketchewan Newsletter Sept 98
Winnipeg Pension Office. Staff looking after your affairs by employee nr -
0001 - 3333 Delores Blaquiere 941-2556
3334 - 6666 Jennifer Bewski 941-2557
6667 - 9999 Alexandra Sohor 941-2554
Larry Petrie 941-2555
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. We recently welcomed the McDougalls who send this bio -
Short autobiography of our careers with TCA and AC follows:
John C. McDougall started with TCA Winnipeg in Nov 1941 as an Air Engineer.
Worked in Toronto, Moncton and finally in Montreal in 1952, with various
positions in Mtce branch. Became V.P. Mtce & Engrg in early 1980's with
retirement Jan 85 after 43 plus years. Currently lives in St. Lazare, Que.
He is married to his second wife, former TCA AC employee Elizabeth Garber.
She started with TCA in 1956 in the Mtce dept. From there to VP Ops in PVM
and finally in PAC with Information Services and retired in 1995 as
Admin Asst to David Burden.
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. Bob Robbins sends this information which may be of interest to our
"This is a little side bar article from our normal airline venue."
Subject: Checklist for Hospitalization/Discharge
Preparation for Hospitalization and Discharge
1. Understand your condition. Have someone go with you to the doctor,
perhaps taking a tape recorder.
a) Ask the doctor or your companion to record or write down:
- key points about your condition and the proposed treatment;
- expected date of discharge, prescriptions you will need;
- your expected state of health, ability to lift, bathe, walk;
- how you can make your home safer for your return.
b) Read about your condition, list questions, ask your doctor.
c) Consider contacting a support group about your condition.
2. Keep your family doctor informed about your condition;
arrange for copies of your medical report to be sent to him/her.
3. Inform your family about your hospitalization, even if you don't
want to worry them. Tell them where important papers are.
4. Consider giving Power of Attorney for banking, legal affairs,
and/or health care to a family member or someone else you trust.
5. Choose people to help you with home security, mail, bills and plant
care while in hospital.
6. List your current medications;
pack those that you expect to need in hospital.
Take a weekly pill box and ask a nurse to help you fill
it before you leave the hospital.
7. Pack your personal telephone book,
pad and pen for questions and answers;
calendar diary for appointments;
ear plugs for sleeping.
8. Be aware that anaesthetics could affect short term memory for quite
Write yourself notes for when you return home.
9. If you live alone, consider being discharged to a friend's home or
to a residence offering convalescent care.
Check whether your insurance covers such costs.
10. If you will be returning home directly from hospital:
a) Arrange for someone to be with you on the way home,
in addition to the driver;
also for the first 24 hours after a general anaesthetic;
and at night until you are settled.
Consider Telephone Assurance or Helpline, to counteract the
common anxiety of being unattended after hospitalization.
b) Put the telephone and the doctor's number in a handy place at
place health supplies and cooking utensils within easy reach;
prepare food ahead or arrange for Meals on Wheels.
c) Plan for housekeeping for when you return.
"Home Care" may be arranged by your doctor while you are in
hospital or, with some delay, by your doctor after discharge.
Compiled by the Caring Committee of the Unitarian Church, Ottawa,
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. Bob Robbins passes this information to us -
Subject: Airline alliances (mergers?) ((monopolies?))
Do you see the weekly British newsmagazine "The Economist"?
The September 26 issue, now on the newsstands has two excellent
summaries of what's happening to the world's major air carriers.
One of the usual five or six "Leaders" (each, a broad analysis
and some opinions) is entitled "One World, Few Airlines", and
sub-titled "The world's airlines are forming themselves into four
huge alliances. Time to worry about competition."
Then in the "Business" section is a more-detailed
description of what's going on.
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A friend & I are thinking of the Algarve, Portugal for 3 Weeks in February
1999. Do any of your readers have hints & good tips on where to stay
(inexpensively) possibly a villa, good eating spots and suggestions that
could be helpful to first timers. Love to hear from people who have been
there more than once.
Any dress or local customs we should be aware of?
(If anyone responds please send a copy for the NetLetter for sharing! - eds)
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. News from the districts -
Vancouver Island District will be having their Fall luncheon at
McMorrans on October 7th. Cash bar from 11.00 lunch at 13.00
Price $16.00 per person. Guest speaker planned to be
Pionair President Olie Moore.
Contact Bill Fisher 656-7936 for details.
Visiting TCA/Air Canada retirees most welcome!
From: Errol A Mitchell in Halifax -
Just a reminder that the Halifax meetings start up again on Wednesday,
Oct 7th, at the Armdale Yacht Club, also on this day our Dreams Take
From the Manitoba and Sasketchewan newsletter Sept 98 -
Fall luncheon at the Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage, Winnipeg
Marie Monarch Room being held Oct 15th.
Cash bar from 11.45, lunch at 13.00. Cost $11.00 per person.
Deadline is Oct 9th call 489-3060 for information.
Winnipeg Air Canada retirement Christmas Party planned for Dec 4th.
Assembly Roon, Masonic Centre, 420 Corydon Ave.
Cocktails from 1800, sit down supper at 2000.
Cost $20.00 members, $24.00 non menmbers.
Deadline is Nov 20th. Call Gary Sands 888-6063.
System Curling Bonspiel 1999 will be hosted in Winnipeg at the
Pembina Curling Club. Accommodations at the Holiday Inn South
at $69.00 plus taxes per room with twins ie 4 persons share.
Call 1-800-holiday to make reservations.
Contact Peter Paley 941-2540 at work or 687-2088 at home.
The 1999 System Golf will be hosted by Cape Breton, dates etc to be
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. Brian Dunn from Toronto sends this -
Air Atlantic, which has been doing business as a Canadi>n Partner
carrier will officially wind up operations on Saturday October 24th, the
last day of the "summer" schedule period. Disposition of their fleet
has yet to be determined.
SkyWest, dba United Express, will launch service between Vancouver
and Seattle October 25th with six daily flights using EMB-120 Brasilias.
After announcing settlement with their pilot's union, Air Canada
has resumed normal operations again. However, the three 747-100s are
being put against the fence right away instead of waiting until the end
of the year as previously planned. FLN304 (C-FTOD) was stranded at
Frankfurt during the strike, but was ferried to YUL on September 15th
and withdrawn from use. FLN305 (C-FTOE) is expected to join it on
September 28th and FLN303 (C-FTOC) by early October. All of the
associated high priced Captains will now have to decide whether they
want to take early retirement, or downgauge to A340s or B767s. There
are also strong indications that the remaining "classic" 747s
(C-GAGA/GAGB/GAGC) may be withdrawn from use and put up for sale by the
end of the year as well. That would leave the 3 747-400s only. Also,
after the strike Air Canada announced that it was not resuming service
on the Toronto-Dallas route and on the Vancouver-Los Angeles route. The
latter route especially is deemed to be way over capacity with Alaskan
operating six flights per day with 737-400s and Canadi>n with 8 737s per
day on the route, plus United and Delta. Further schedule cutbacks may
be coming and subsequent fleet shrinkage as route analysis is completed
on all of the transborder and domestic routes.
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. Terry's travel tips.
The Family Affaire program is also available to employees and retirees
so if you have a deadline, this maybe an option.
From Dargal Cruise -
Eastern Caribbean - from $399 U,L pp/dbl
Nov 14 - 7 Days on the Norway - Miami, Philipsburg, St. John. USVI,
St. Thomas, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami
(This is a Country Theme cruise with Tanya Tucker-Richochet and More!)
Also Nov 28 - No theme
Oct 24 - 7 days on the Norway - Miami, Philipsburg/St. Maarten,
St. John/USVI, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami
(This is a Jazz Theme cruise - Artists TBA)
Dec 5-7 on the Norway - Miami, Philipsburg/St. Maarten, St. John, USVI,
St. Thomas, USVI, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami
(This is a Sports Theme with John Havlicek, Bobby Hull,
Don Matingly, Stan Makita)
Western Caribbean from $399 U,L pp dbl
Oct 31 - 7 Days on the Norway - Miami, Grat Stirrup Cay, Ocho Rios/Jamaica,
George Town/Grand Cayman, Playa Del Carmen/Cozumel/Mexico, Miami
(This is a Jazz Theme - Artists TBA)
Dec 12 - 7 Days on the Norway - Miami, Philipsburg/St/ Maarten, St. John,
Great Stirrup Cay, Miami
(This is a Blues Theme with Bo Diddly, Chuck Berry & More!)
Dec 13 - 7 Days on the Norwegian Wind - Miami, Philipsburg/St. Maarten,
St. John, St. Thomas, USVI, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami
(This an Auto Racing Theme with Bobby Ellison, Buddy Baker and More!)
Southern Caribbean from $399 U,L pp dbl, 3rd & 4th from $199
Oct 17 thru 31 & Nov. 28 - 7 days - on the Norwegian Sea - San Juan,
Santo Domingo, Bridgetown, Roseau, Dominica, Basseterre,
St. Thomas, USVI, San Juan
Prices in us$ pp dbl.
Parents of Interliners Traveling Alone Welcome!
For these and many other special deals
Call Dargal Interline @ 1-800-690-3223 and mention Pionairs.
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. That's it for this time, please we need your input, send
comments and email addresses of any others who may be
interested to Vesta with a copy to Terry.
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