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Yesterday, 4:42 am
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Views: 358
Posted By scilly

Re: How long to feel Canadian?

We arrived in Canada, and I've felt Canadian since before we got citizenship back in 1973/4, that was why we went for it.

I no longer feel English, and haven't since that time. If asked, I say...
Forum: Canada
Jan 11th 2023, 5:19 am
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By scilly

Re: School system in British Columbia

I agree with everything posted here.
Jan 10th 2023, 8:28 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By scilly

Re: No direct flights from Ottawa to London UK

You could take the VIA train from Ottawa to Montreal as an alternative to driving.

It's a fast train, in The Corridor. Passes Dorval Airport with a shuttle from the train station to Dorval. Or go...
Forum: Canada
Sep 24th 2022, 11:16 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By scilly

Re: What happens if i could not pay the mortgage?

The last time we had a really bad recession was back in 1983->

The interest rate rose to as high as 21%, and people literally walked away from their houses, including a man who lived just across...
Forum: Canada
Sep 9th 2022, 12:48 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By scilly

Re: car sun/moon roof and the weather

I found the sun to be more of a bother on the Hyundai with a sun roof that we had in the 1990s ............. I had to put on a sun hat in the car many many times.
Forum: Canada
Sep 9th 2022, 12:36 am
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By scilly

Re: Health Insurance for the elderly

Actually I think it may also depend on the province.

Here in BC, we basically HAVE to have Extended Health Insurance plus Dental Insurance.

The BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) does cover visits...
Forum: Canada
Sep 9th 2022, 12:21 am
Replies: 52
Views: 3,447
Posted By scilly

Re: How different is Toronto to Ottawa

Remember that Ottawa is a city built specifically to be the Capital of Canada. Just like Canberra in Australia.

That means lots of civil servants, jobs with the civil service as long as you are...
Forum: Canada
May 7th 2022, 4:23 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By scilly

Re: Areas to live in BC

That doesn't sound too promising.

I wonder if they should try to raise the chimney even more ............. it was raised back in the 70s and 80s, if I remember correctly.

Of course, back then,...
Forum: Canada
May 6th 2022, 4:05 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By scilly

Re: Areas to live in BC

What about the smoke stack in Kamloops?

Is that still spewing out?

It was always one of the first things I noticed when we visited or went through Kamloops, althou7gh I haven't been there since...
Apr 30th 2022, 4:11 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,286
Posted By scilly

Re: Elections Bill

Same here. I really don't feel that I now know enough about happenings, politics etc in the UK to have the right to a say by voting over there.

I have voted here for almost 50 years now because...
Forum: Canada
Apr 24th 2022, 3:55 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By scilly

Re: Supporting an unwell parent from abroad

I can only say as a 2 time cancer survivor (1995 and 2011) and OH also a cancer survivor (2005), that the diagnosis of cancer is not a death sentence. In fact, it rarely is these days, survival...
Mar 12th 2022, 4:16 am
Replies: 958
Views: 57,996
Posted By scilly

Re: Masks

All airports are under federal rules, so will require masks until Ottawa removes them

UBC has announced masks will still be required.

Businesses can make up their own minds, and require masks...
Forum: Canada
Feb 21st 2022, 4:12 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,573
Posted By scilly

Re: Moving to Canada with cats and renting

Lucky you!

There has been one ad in the Lost and Found section of the Vancouver Sun for over a year now for a car missing in East Vancouver .............. it is the same ad (same description, same...
Forum: Canada
Feb 21st 2022, 4:09 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,573
Posted By scilly

Re: Moving to Canada with cats and renting

I cannot supply a link .............. personal experience is what I base it on.

We live in south Vancouver, often see coyotes (single or in pairs) on our street, which is one block away from a...
Forum: Canada
Feb 18th 2022, 4:29 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,573
Posted By scilly

Re: Moving to Canada with cats and renting

In Vancouver and other parts of the Metro Vancouver area, you will often see places for rent with "no pets allowed", or "1 small pet allowed". added at the end.

The same also applies to buying an...
Feb 1st 2022, 4:46 am
Replies: 123
Views: 11,184
Posted By scilly

Re: Where is Siouxie?

Before Christmas, say about the middle of December.

I didn't visit the site for about 2 days, and it happened in that time, though it took me a couple more days to realise.
Jan 30th 2022, 4:15 am
Replies: 123
Views: 11,184
Posted By scilly

Re: Where is Siouxie?

I'm so sorry to see this.

I've just tried to send her a message as a continuation of a conversation we were having, and it came back as an error. User not found.

I'm getting less and less...
Jan 3rd 2022, 4:31 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By scilly

Re: Passports

I read all that 3 or 4 times before Christmas. But note that it says .......


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There are only 3 stations from which you can take a train into the US, and I think only 1 train from each...
Jan 1st 2022, 4:24 am
Replies: 6,402
Views: 309,837
Posted By scilly

Re: Coronavirus

That is what is happening in BC. No table hopping either.

Limited number of people in homes, including for Christmas or NY dinners ............ 1 household plus 1 household ....... and only that...
Jan 1st 2022, 4:15 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By scilly

Re: Passports

That's interesting.

I was told that applied to the rapid application when I asked about the 2 week one.

Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing????? :rofl:
Dec 31st 2021, 4:19 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By scilly

Re: Passports

No, I do not believe sending originals via Canada Post is safe.

If you go that route, I would use a courier company with tracing and signature requirement. BUT the passport people then send your...
Dec 30th 2021, 4:24 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By scilly

Re: Passports

I was so fed up after being told by that stupid Services Canada woman that a Canadian passport was not meant for use in Canada and should not be so used, that I gave up in despair.

I intend to...
Dec 27th 2021, 4:23 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By scilly

Re: Passports

Found by working by way through this site

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-passports/new-adult-passport.html
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Dec 26th 2021, 4:33 am
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By scilly

Re: Merry Christmas everyone

Today was white!!

It is not very often that Vancouver has a White Christmas, but we woke to about 3-4 cm of snow, and cold temperatures so it is going to last for a few days.
Dec 25th 2021, 4:01 am
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By scilly

Merry Christmas everyone

Another strange Christmas and New Year, but I hope we all enjoy it as best we can.

We'll be alone for the second year, but we have a turkey breast and thigh thawing out, and a Christmas pudding...
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