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Old Mar 1st 2012, 6:21 pm
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Hi Everyone,

In an attempt to stay positive about the move over I thought it may help to share my top 5 things about living in Canada, and hope to gain some from you all that I have not thought of.

1. Friendly people
2. Feel safe, less crime
3. Great takeaway food and a good cost
4. Pedestrians get the right of way
5. Watching NBA & NFL with out having to stay up into the early hours

Anything I have missed?
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Originally Posted by spikeyjennings View Post
Hi Everyone,

In an attempt to stay positive about the move over I thought it may help to share my top 5 things about living in Canada, and hope to gain some from you all that I have not thought of.

1. Friendly people
2. Feel safe, less crime
3. Great takeaway food and a good cost
4. Pedestrians get the right of way
5. Watching NBA & NFL with out having to stay up into the early hours

Anything I have missed?
3 does not apply to any area of Nova Scotia. lol
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4 should be scrapped
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Old Mar 1st 2012, 6:30 pm
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I am guessing that you want number 4 scrapped as you are a driver.... where as I am a walker.....

I was expecting someone to scrap number 5 first !!
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1. Cheap Houses
2. No crime, or at least no getting worked up about locking all the doors and windows all the time or going out after dark alone.
3. Tight community spirit
4. 4 distinct seasons
5. Far less crowded


4 of these seem very "location" dependent to me and probably dont apply to the larger canadian cities.

Ive no problem with pedestrian rights of way other than they are often ignored by drivers and that puts pedestrians at risk.

Before I got rid of the telly subscription Id have said constant NBA/ NFL/ NHL saturation coverage was a negative, but each to their own.

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Originally Posted by spikeyjennings View Post
Hi Everyone,

In an attempt to stay positive about the move over I thought it may help to share my top 5 things about living in Canada, and hope to gain some from you all that I have not thought of.

1. Friendly people

Nope, not here
2. Feel safe, less crime
Nope, not here
3. Great takeaway food and a good cost
depends
4. Pedestrians get the right of way
Yes, love this
5. Watching NBA & NFL with out having to stay up into the early hours
don't care

Anything I have missed?
See above
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1. Great standard of living
2. People are genuine, helpful, polite and friendly
3. A lot more access to different kinds of activities (camping, canoeing, kayaking, skiing etc.) compared to my part of the world.
4. The strength of the CDN$ compared to my home currency.
5. Relatively easy access to the Rockies (if you live in Western Canada)
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See above
That doesnt tell me anything about your top 5 things about canada
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Old Mar 1st 2012, 7:32 pm
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1. No tripping over mountains of cheese when out doin a Friday big shop.

2. Unlimited choice of Chinese food

3. No MOT

4. Forced air heating and Air con.

5. Hot summers with very little rain.

This list is GTA related
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My top five things

1. It's close to the US for shopping.

2.

3.

4.

5.
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1. No tripping over mountains of cheese when out doin a Friday big shop.

2. Unlimited choice of Chinese food

3. No MOT

4. Forced air heating and Air con.

5. Hot summers with very little rain.

This list is GTA related
1. Sweet Potato Fries

2. Table service and better service in nearly all bars

3. Hotter Summers (in Toronto anyway)

4. Premier League football when you wake up on weekends (You obviously also need to subscribe to Sportsnet World).

5. Easier access to Snow sports in many parts of Canada versus say the UK for example.
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Originally Posted by magnumpi View Post
1. No tripping over mountains of cheese when out doin a Friday big shop.

2. Unlimited choice of Chinese food

3. No MOT

4. Forced air heating and Air con.

5. Hot summers with very little rain.

This list is GTA related
When it rains though it doesn't half pour!
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1. Its easy to tell people who ask you where you are from rather than thinking do I say England, the UK or Great Britain.
2. You only need to be concerned with one road to get across it.
3. Less chavs, pikeys, cockneys, scousers etc etc.
4. No TOWIE
5. mmmmm Im running out of things but the scenery is spectacular from the frozen tundra of the North (Regina not included), the Rockies, our lakes being a touch bigger than the Lake District, and wide open spaces to escape to.
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3. Less chavs, pikeys, cockneys, scousers etc etc.
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But an almost unlimted supply of hicks and rednecks
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In no particular order:

Wildlife "on the doorstep"

The "good" scenery (provincial parks, beaches etc). Lots of activities/places to visit without having to travel far

The varieties of extreme weather

Being back in the 1970's

Being able to carry out witchcraft, while naked, in the front yard
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