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Forum: Canada
Oct 6th 2014, 3:28 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By headingwest

Re: Car Hire Insurance

do read the fine print on the annual policy. I had one of those, great for holidays but I phoned them when we were in the process of moving here. They advised me that once we landed in Canada and...
Forum: Canada
Aug 29th 2014, 3:10 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,884
Posted By headingwest

Re: Anyone on Koodo Prepaid? And can I get a monthly plan with no credit history anyw

+1 for speak out wireless. I went for the cheapskate $20 a month prepaid and have my own phone.

Then I downloaded the magicjack app from the play store. (I also use their internet plug in thing...
Forum: Canada
Aug 29th 2014, 12:27 am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,149
Posted By headingwest

Re: Squamish BC: To live or not to live? Please help

My life revolves around water sport, windsurfing/kiteboarding/kayaking and mt biking.
I was in Squamish for a bit this summer, seemed like paradise for me.

The mt biking rocked from the north...
Forum: Canada
May 2nd 2014, 9:51 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,843
Posted By headingwest

Re: Best Sat Navs for Canada

get the usa/Canada tomtom app from the google play store. download onto your mobile, no need to pricey Canadian data plan. or if you are really thrifty download one of the free ones like navfee
Forum: Canada
Mar 30th 2014, 9:07 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By headingwest

Re: moving to Canada - insurance travel, health

you need one way travel cover, as mentioned above.

enter the dates you are travelling until you reach your destination (we did an extended holiday), then add the extra bit to cover the additional...
Forum: Canniversary
Dec 12th 2013, 10:10 am
Replies: 133
Views: 31,043
Posted By headingwest

Re: 2 Years and hate it!!

That sums it up nicely.

The other issue is have the skills that are in high demand. Canada is heavily weighted in natural resources and many of those areas have vast skills shortages. Its...
Forum: Canada
Nov 22nd 2013, 6:08 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,051
Posted By headingwest

Re: Mobile Internet in Canda/ USA

Like many things in life its how you view them. I too had chest pain and couldn't seem to breathe when I saw the cost of 3g data in Canada. It quickly broke me of my ways. I used to be a terrible...
Forum: Canada
Nov 19th 2013, 3:48 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By headingwest

Re: Texting from Alberta to the UK

No idea as I didn't/don't need overseas texts that I need to pay for. The only family without smarts phones were my parents. I bought them a Chinese knock off of a note2 off amazon for £100 and set...
Forum: Canada
Nov 19th 2013, 9:19 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By headingwest

Re: Texting from Alberta to the UK

I use 7/11 pay as you go.

Then lots of places offer free wireless. Viber is better, it's like whatsapp on steroids and has voice as well plus you can send pics and doodles. You both need a strong...
Forum: Canada
Aug 6th 2013, 1:54 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 11,317
Posted By headingwest

Re: No longer happy

It's a big world, go see it and get some perspective while you are young and happy to put up with long bus rides and queasy tummies from travelling all night to save a bit of money.

2-yrs from now...
Forum: Canada
Jul 30th 2013, 9:53 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 5,952
Posted By headingwest

Re: What do you like about Calgary??

What do I like?

Hmm, lots of things:
I wake up very morning and see the Rockies in the distance and think, I love living here.
I can ride my mt bike year round to and from work on a fabulous...
Forum: Canada
Jul 12th 2013, 3:00 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,529
Posted By headingwest

Re: UK Paramedic Science Student wanting to transfer to Canadian uni

I am going through a career change to be an ACP (EMT-Paramedic in Alberta lingo).

Do bear in mind jobs in Ontario for medics are not easy to come by at the basic life support level. Whilst far...
Forum: Canada
Mar 19th 2013, 3:41 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,875
Posted By headingwest

Re: Dodge Journey SXT or Ford Edge SEL??

as long as you can grind them down drastically, factor in the 7yr 180km (ish) extended warranty, then whichever model comes up drastically cheaper as the total price (spend the money with...
Forum: Canada
Mar 17th 2013, 9:08 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 4,103
Posted By headingwest

Re: ...if you won the lottery where would you live?

Probably Ft Mac, with that kind of money I could just afford to buy a house there, plus I hear its a great place to raise kids.

If that didn't work out then Santa Cruz California
Forum: Canada
Mar 3rd 2013, 10:26 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By headingwest

Re: Trying to qual as an ACP in Canada

I am in the process of a career change to become an ACP whilst allready in Al-berda. If you can get your ticket, no shortage of high paying work here

Not a clue how to get UK qalif transferred but...
Forum: Canada
Oct 22nd 2012, 2:42 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 6,811
Posted By headingwest

Re: "UK" Chinese takeaway in Vancouver?

Not really, if its a craving that you want it's not unreasonable to seek it out and this is a sensible venue to do so.

That said, I would suspect that there is a limited market for greasy bland...
Oct 18th 2012, 4:23 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,351
Posted By headingwest

Re: Fort McMurray

Indeed, but normally attatched to the bonnet of a Newf's F-150.

Ok, not actually true (sometimes) but I thought as we were quoting the daily mail I would add to the sensationalism
Forum: Canada
Oct 15th 2012, 10:40 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,872
Posted By headingwest

Re: rain and surf in vancouver

Ya, def a weekend away. I'm a kiteboarder, ex windsurfer, reluctant surfer and in Calgary now so not much surf here.

All that mincing around paddling around when you can use the kite to get out...
Forum: Canada
Oct 15th 2012, 8:49 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,872
Posted By headingwest

Re: rain and surf in vancouver

surf: vancouver Island west coast, or oregon coast. Vancouver is too protected for surf. Kitesurfing all around vancouver, Boundry bay, squamish in summer if that suits you as an adequate substitute....
Forum: Canada
Oct 9th 2012, 12:42 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 4,356
Posted By headingwest

Re: Starting a cleaning business in Calgary

just a thought. use crowdsourcing, something like 99designs.ca get a proper logo, stationery, brochure etc. it need not cost the earth. Looks much more professional and charge more money. Most of the...
Forum: Canada
Oct 5th 2012, 6:20 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,743
Posted By headingwest

Re: Calgary Experiences Pls

As long as you have 3 winter sports to enjoy Cal-gree is a very nice place to live a raise a family. I much prefer it to SE England at this stage of our lives. Very good skooling for our munchkins
...
Forum: Canada
Aug 20th 2012, 1:42 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,437
Posted By headingwest

Re: Calgary house hunting

we bought in cranston, all good for us. Upside is immediate access to fish creek park, selection of shops not too far, community centre, primary school, community not at all chavvy etc. Lots of young...
Forum: Canada
Jul 4th 2012, 8:15 am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,536
Posted By headingwest

Re: YOUR economic outlook?

I am in the midst of a career change so looky rosy.

Being in Alberta as long as WTI stays north of $85 things will be fine, north of $100 things will be great. South of $80 for a prolonged time I...
Forum: Canada
Jun 8th 2012, 2:41 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 4,721
Posted By headingwest

Re: Looking for a British trained doctor in Greater Toronto Area

I/family have had treatment from Candian doctors, a physio, a chiropractor since being here. All very good and frankly no different that I had experienced in the UK.

If you have seen 20 different...
Forum: Canada
Mar 14th 2012, 1:23 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,122
Posted By headingwest

Re: Should we buy cash or rent first

cashflow is king when life is uncertain. Rent.
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