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Forum: Canada
Dec 7th 2020, 7:23 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,560
Posted By jandro

Re: Revolut for UK to CA transfers (vs Transferwise)

Revolut hasn't been around in Canada as long as it has in the UK and doesn't have as many features. Only recently they allowed deposits other than by credit card.
Forum: Canada
May 14th 2020, 2:41 am
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By jandro

Re: Taxes and Relationships

Sounds like you may need the advice of a professional - either accountant or legal or both. Good luck.
Feb 23rd 2020, 5:07 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By jandro

Re: UK TV Recommendations

I eventually went with FilmOn and payed for a subscription. I could save 11 hours of recordings which was more than enough for me. The video quality was acceptable but not the best and it...
Feb 6th 2020, 6:08 am
Replies: 223
Views: 25,985
Posted By jandro

Re: Celebrity Croakers 2020

A few days ago I watched the first film that launched his career in 1946, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, a Hollywood film noir which is free to watch on youtube.
Feb 3rd 2020, 7:22 am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,605
Posted By jandro

Re: The Brexit 50p Oxford Comma Dilemma

Let me re-phrase that. Without the Oxford comma the statement is more ambiguous. By including it we know more clearly that "peace with all nations" is also meant. I think it's important to be clear...
Forum: Canada
Feb 1st 2020, 3:46 am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,225
Posted By jandro

Re: Still homesick after 56 years...

There was a large outdoor pool that was filled in with concrete (before 1995 though). That would have changed the summertime atmosphere. Lucky there are still a couple in Vancouver I guess.
Feb 1st 2020, 3:35 am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,605
Posted By jandro

Re: The Brexit 50p Oxford Comma Dilemma

Without the Oxford or serial comma I could take it to mean peace as a standalone general declaration and only prosperity and friendship with all nations.
Forum: Canada
Dec 4th 2019, 11:43 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,979
Posted By jandro

Re: Why is Canadian Employers so slow to respond?

I've rarely been contacted when my job application/interview was unsuccessful. It would be appreciated though especially when the process involves multiple interviews, tests etc. I doubt sending a...
Forum: Canada
Dec 1st 2019, 8:40 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,979
Posted By jandro

Re: Why is Canadian Employers so slow to respond?

It can be daunting. There's a phenomenon called the Seattle Freeze (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Freeze). The same can be applied to Vancouver and surrounding municipalities so it could be a...
Forum: Canada
Nov 15th 2019, 12:06 am
Replies: 48
Views: 7,123
Posted By jandro

Re: Child and teenage wellbeing in Canada vs UK

I read the article. The confrontation over the stolen bicycle was the catalyst for the murder. It sounded like a tough school. Not enough was done by the school administration it seems.
Nov 13th 2019, 6:23 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,685
Posted By jandro

Re: Don Cherry and curtain fabric

I didn't detect much creeping senility in Don Cherry. Set in his ways maybe. What's interesting is that he has said similar things in past years about specific groups but he wasn't ordered to step...
Forum: Canada
Nov 13th 2019, 3:25 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 7,123
Posted By jandro

Re: Child and teenage wellbeing in Canada vs UK

Yes, a sad story, and it was in Langley too - a desirable area apparently.

I recently read of an awful High School stabbing in Hamilton where a gang of kids bear sprayed and then stabbed to death...
Forum: Canada
Nov 13th 2019, 3:19 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 33,729
Posted By jandro

Re: Second Class Citizen

It sounds like he's already taken a step backwards for most of the past 11 years though. He's not a newcomer.
Forum: Canada
Oct 28th 2019, 2:36 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By jandro

Re: Reality of Job Hunting in BC

In my experience of job hunting in both countries I've found that accreditation is more emphasized in Canada. I don't think that's a good thing but that's what I've found.
Forum: Canada
Sep 11th 2019, 9:45 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By jandro

Re: Tips For Returning To UK

Yeah, I read that.
Forum: Canada
Sep 11th 2019, 5:58 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By jandro

Re: Tips For Returning To UK

At least TFSAs and RRSPs are not liable to this tax. However with the RRSP you're liable for the 25% withdrawal tax if you cash it out before you leave. People mention Transferwise for sending funds....
Forum: Canada
Sep 11th 2019, 12:38 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By jandro

Re: Tips For Returning To UK

From what I understand for the UK government you have to complete the TOR (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/application-for-transfer-of-residence-tor-relief-tor01) form. You have to declare...
Jul 7th 2019, 7:43 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 5,248
Posted By jandro

Re: Costco - worth the hype?

We had one for a while but then OH decided it wasn't worth the savings for the membership cost and didn't want to renew. Our cheque never covered the membership fee. Many food items tend to be bulk...
Jul 2nd 2019, 8:39 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By jandro

Re: Cronyism

There was a thread here a little while where someone discussed at length cronyism in NB. Leblanc had the same ministerial portfolio (Fisheries and Oceans) as his father Romeo Leblanc did under...
Jun 27th 2019, 7:27 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By jandro

Re: Beer pricing oddity

You're definitely paying higher prices than elsewhere. At the BC Liquor Store I just bought Marston's Lancaster Bomber $2.29, Hobgoblin Ruby Ale $1.99 (on offer down from $2.19), Tree Brew Kelowna...
Jun 23rd 2019, 7:00 pm
Replies: 1,996
Views: 178,304
Posted By jandro

Re: Goggle box- anything worth watching on TV?

It's a funny show isn't it?

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Apr 25th 2019, 9:44 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By jandro

Re: Canadian in UK - what mobile/cell solution?

How long did it take for you to receive it in Canada? Do keep the same SIM card for years and simply top it up online before a trip?
Apr 20th 2019, 8:00 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By jandro

Re: Canadian in UK - what mobile/cell solution?

Last time I was in the UK I went to an Iceland and chose a SIM package off the rack for 99p. There were lots of them. I chose a company called EE. I added £10 credit at a post office and installed an...
Apr 10th 2019, 6:28 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 7,580
Posted By jandro

Re: Greggs or Tim Hortons?

I thought Tim Horton's was better before it got taken over by Burger King. I preferred the menu back then. Now it 's more like any other fast food outlet. The general atmosphere in Tim's can be...
Apr 1st 2019, 3:20 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,271
Posted By jandro

Re: McMansion

Not only will it go over the cliff in the next big rain storm but before that the foundations will probably crack because it looks likes it's built on a sand dune. The $30M mansion looks like an...
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