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Forum: Canada
May 30th 2018, 4:02 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,454
Posted By Snave

Re: How Bad is Air Canada Rouge?

I've flown Air Canada Rouge (should be Rough) to Cuba. I don't know what the transatlantic flights are like, but the Caribbean ones are challenging. Hard seats, minimal leg room, minimal...
Forum: Canada
Nov 23rd 2017, 10:25 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 7,718
Posted By Snave

Re: How do you decide to move to Canada?

How did I decide? Well, long story: I was in Ottawa on training for my hitec employer. Friday night, I hit the Byward Market and ended up chatting to this cute blonde. We saw each other for the...
Forum: Canada
Nov 23rd 2017, 9:49 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 1,886
Posted By Snave

Re: Extended vehicle warranty; is it worth it?

See, I have a different view to all the naysayers. We leased a 2013 Ford Escape for three years, then bought it at the end of lease and we also bought an extended warranty for it for a further three...
Forum: Canada
Apr 18th 2016, 5:42 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By Snave

Re: first retal advice

And there's me thinking "retail" !!!
Forum: Canada
Jul 18th 2015, 5:18 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,017
Posted By Snave

Re: Merrickville or not?

I work in Kanata and live in Manotick, nice village feel with shops, pubs and restaurants, 30 mins up the 416 to work, about 30 mins to centre of Ottawa. A nice place without the houses being on top...
Forum: Canada
Apr 26th 2015, 7:03 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 6,485
Posted By Snave

Re: Making friends

I wonder how much of this is due to Ottawa weather! In winter we button up - the coat, the car, the house. In summer we spend much more time outside, which results in chatting more with neighbours...
Forum: Australia
Aug 27th 2012, 2:12 am
Replies: 27
Views: 12,491
Posted By Snave

Forum: Canada
Jan 5th 2011, 1:01 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,426
Posted By Snave

Re: London to Toronto (Flights)

Any use?
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=697781
Forum: Canada
Dec 22nd 2010, 2:10 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,834
Posted By Snave

Cost of flights to UK from Canada vs. USA

Not been on here for a while, very remiss of me.
I want to share this - it's only of any use if you live close enough to the border, sorry if it's been seen before.
If you fly USA to LHR with Air...
Forum: Canada
Aug 3rd 2010, 6:16 am
Replies: 81
Views: 7,289
Posted By Snave

Re: Choice of SUV

Don't forget you pay tax on used as well as new vehicles...
Forum: Canada
Aug 3rd 2010, 2:58 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,799
Posted By Snave

Re: Ottawa - whats it like?

The info above has echoed much of what I'd say.
I'd consider where to live depending where you work (duh!!!) The reason being is that the 417 running through the centre of Ottawa can be a nightmare...
Forum: Canada
Jul 4th 2010, 8:19 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,849
Posted By Snave

Re: Boarding kennel recommendation ottawa

We did this - but with our cats. We used Place for Paws:
2432 Old Highway 17, Rockland, ON, K4K1K7 - 613-446-2280, quite convenient if you are coming in via Montreal.
Forum: Canada
Apr 6th 2010, 12:42 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,402
Posted By Snave

Re: how often do you visit back home?

If you get a chance - go now while the Ca$ is so high against the UK£.
We went last week and were getting £1 = Ca$1.56 - best I've known for a while.
Forum: Canada
Mar 7th 2010, 1:25 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,207
Posted By Snave

Re: Winter waterfall photos

Can we make a note of this URL?
So when someone posts "Why go to Canada" we can say This is why (http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?p=8401279#post8401279)
Forum: Canada
Mar 3rd 2010, 12:53 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,194
Posted By Snave

Re: New Photos for PR cards

Do the letters say implicitly that the photographs need to be taken in Canada? The PR Application specifies the photo's sizes etc, can't a UK photographer process them the same size? In my case the...
Mar 3rd 2010, 12:59 am
Replies: 1,167
Views: 262,410
Posted By Snave

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

Just an update to keep other hopefuls in the loop about time lines:
01MAR2009 - posted application;
27AUG2009 - acknowledgment and booklet "A look at Canada" recieved;
23SEPT2009 - updates start...
Forum: Canada
Jan 2nd 2010, 2:19 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,566
Posted By Snave

Re: mozzie phobia

Move near to me. Mozzies find me irrisistable so when I am in the garden they will be swarming round me and leave you alone.
Off-topic - we seem to get a lot of wasps too...
Forum: Canada
Dec 19th 2009, 10:44 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 4,588
Posted By Snave

Re: I became a Canadian today!!!

You're on. Now how do we get in touch with Wannabe?
Forum: Canada
Dec 19th 2009, 8:18 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 4,588
Posted By Snave

Re: I became a Canadian today!!!

Sorry Trish, but I would like to add this:
If it's good enough for the Canadian Government to say Trish is now Canadian, why isn't it good enough for some of the people who wrote on this thread?...
Forum: Canada
Dec 19th 2009, 4:07 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 4,588
Posted By Snave

Re: I became a Canadian today!!!

Hey Trish, I'd like to add my congrats... 13 months start to finish. So I should get mine April.
Forum: Canada
Dec 2nd 2009, 1:41 am
Replies: 186
Views: 12,545
Posted By Snave

Re: Standards of driving in Canada

I've followed this thread through it's 9 (so far) pages. No thread I've started has ever gone this far in all my few years on BE. Most of the comments agree with mine, about the quality of driving...
Forum: Canada
Nov 28th 2009, 1:10 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,913
Posted By Snave

Re: sat nav?!

Get a TomTom. Mine has an MP3 player in it which you can tune the car radio to and listen through real speakers, and also doubles as hands-free for my cellphone. Oh, and it also navigates us better...
Forum: Canada
Nov 27th 2009, 5:34 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,839
Posted By Snave

Re: For Many Immigrants, Depression's a Part of Life in Canada

Wow, Rae, I was surprised to hear that from you.
Depression is awful. It's awful for the sufferer - and the sufferer's family. It can destroy people and their relationships. I'm speaking as someone...
Forum: Canada
Nov 25th 2009, 12:36 am
Replies: 186
Views: 12,545
Posted By Snave

Standards of driving in Canada

I despair at the quality of driving in the Ottawa region. I saw a thread with Rae and ExMetCop in it indicating they are Police officers so I'd like their opinion as well as anyone else on BE.
The...
Forum: Canada
Nov 16th 2009, 1:33 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,393
Posted By Snave

Re: Importing my Motorcycles

Nice TG - all round here is straight and flat!!! The nearest twisty bits are in Gatineau Parc which is usually filled with non-motorized two-wheelers (stands back and waits for flaming).
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