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Forum: Canada
Dec 11th 2015, 5:06 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,732
Posted By Deva

Re: Calling all East Coast Canada Experts

We moved to the Annapolis Valley ten years ago and have two children, 9 and 7. So far we've been very happy with the schooling and in this part of the Valley at least there is no shortage of...
Forum: Canada
Aug 21st 2014, 1:14 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 7,179
Posted By Deva

Re: Cheapest/easiest bulk £ to $ transfers

I just had a look at the GBP/CAD rate was the following:
Bid: 1.81909
Ask: 1.81876
Rate for transfer from my GBP to CAD account: 1.81856

To be clear, I am moving money between my GBP and CAD...
Forum: Canada
Aug 20th 2014, 7:05 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 7,179
Posted By Deva

Re: Cheapest/easiest bulk £ to $ transfers

If 1.8223 was the rate you could have made the transfer at around 1.8219 using Oanda. That's a 0.02% difference. As mentioned earlier there is a $20 fee for the first transfer in the month, $40...
Forum: Canada
Apr 13th 2014, 5:37 pm
Replies: 184
Views: 32,300
Posted By Deva

Re: Nova Scotia is sucking the life out of me!

Where in NS do you live? Maybe you said and I missed it.
Forum: Canada
Mar 23rd 2014, 3:40 am
Replies: 150
Views: 16,112
Posted By Deva

Re: Nova Scotia places similar to BC Gulf Islands but with people

This winter has been comparatively hard with lots of snow and below average temperatures but I saw the first flowers in our garden a few days ago so it must be coming to an end.

Wild temperature...
Forum: Canada
Mar 22nd 2014, 5:04 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 16,112
Posted By Deva

Re: Nova Scotia places similar to BC Gulf Islands but with people

We also live in the Valley and after struggling to settle in we are now very happy to be here.

NS offers some great rural living close to small towns. Just chose your town carefully as many are...
Forum: Canada
Feb 28th 2014, 8:00 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,603
Posted By Deva

Re: RRSP/Retirement savings etc

A TFSA isn't just a savings account. You can have shares, bonds, GICs etc within a TFSA.

You can put in $5,500 a year ($5,000 per year from 2009-2012). If you don't use the contribution room it...
Forum: Canada
Mar 7th 2013, 3:59 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 5,443
Posted By Deva

Re: The price of heating your home

You owe them more than tea and cake. That 'small amount' is worth £200-500!

http://www.fourseasonsfuel.co.uk/product.asp?categoryid=7
http://www.firewoodcentre.co.uk/kiln-dried-logs

Crazy...
Forum: Canada
Jan 19th 2013, 4:13 am
Replies: 62
Views: 5,743
Posted By Deva

Re: Canadian Seasons

What would you wear at -5 in the UK? Snowsuit?
Forum: Canada
Jun 20th 2012, 5:21 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,752
Posted By Deva

Re: Where to get stuff from

He's as close to a local celebrity as we get around here. The opening of his shop is a huge vote of confidence in the Valley as are the developments at his vineyard, next to his house/farm, a few...
Forum: Canada
Jun 20th 2012, 2:12 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,752
Posted By Deva

Re: Where to get stuff from

A new grocery store (petes.ca) just opened here in Wolfville with a 'Best of Britain' section. There's a good selection but prices are high so we wait for things to be discounted. Recent sales...
Forum: Canada
Dec 5th 2011, 3:18 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,275
Posted By Deva

Re: Have You Moved Province?

We arrived in Wolfviile, Nova Scotia in 2005. We struggled to adjust to small town life so moved to Ottawa in 2007 to try Canadian city living. Halifax didn't really appeal to us.

In 2010 we...
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2011, 6:04 pm
Replies: 138
Views: 13,586
Posted By Deva

Re: NS, whats is the attraction for you?

Just out of curiosity I had a look at the Environment Canada website to see if there is any windchill data. It shows the average number of days per year with a windchill below -30 as:

St John's -...
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2011, 12:46 am
Replies: 138
Views: 13,586
Posted By Deva

Re: NS, whats is the attraction for you?

There's definitely 4 seasons here in Wolfville.

Winter can be a lot of freeze-thaw-freeze-thaw but I think there's just enough cold weather to make it enjoyable without seeming never ending. If...
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2011, 11:10 pm
Replies: 138
Views: 13,586
Posted By Deva

Re: NS, whats is the attraction for you?

Sure. No problem. I'm happy to help.
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2011, 4:11 am
Replies: 138
Views: 13,586
Posted By Deva

Re: NS, whats is the attraction for you?

The defining characteristic of Wolfville is not that it is in a rural area, it's that Acadia University is in the centre of it. The university provides amenities and cultural events not normally...
Forum: Canada
Oct 31st 2011, 7:15 pm
Replies: 138
Views: 13,586
Posted By Deva

Re: NS, whats is the attraction for you?

Tideview (owned by a fruit/veg farm) and Stutz (owned by a winery) are producing what the locals call "hard cider" in the Valley near Wolfville. "Cider" is generally used to describe unfiltered, and...
Forum: Canada
Oct 25th 2011, 3:43 pm
Replies: 138
Views: 13,586
Posted By Deva

Re: NS, whats is the attraction for you?

Beauty and bounty of the Annapolis Valley
Friendly people
The ocean
Small town with good amenities (Wolfville)
Short drives to different towns and countryside
Interesting history
Proximity to...
Forum: Canada
May 24th 2010, 6:22 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 14,390
Posted By Deva

Re: english back bacon

http://www.presidentschoice.ca/LCLOnline/dyn/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m840055_PCWiltBcnRshers_ENFR.jpg
Forum: Canada
May 13th 2010, 8:39 pm
Replies: 2,672
Views: 275,355
Posted By Deva

Re: Exchange rate

Is 2-3 years quick?
Forum: Canada
May 1st 2010, 8:29 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 6,648
Posted By Deva

Re: Canadian Exchange rates

You could open an account with Oanda which enables you to have multiple sub-accounts in a variety of currencies.

Convert the GBP to CAD whenever you want and the money can sit in your CAD...
Forum: Canada
Apr 14th 2010, 2:09 am
Replies: 36
Views: 4,317
Posted By Deva

Re: Field guide to Fiddleheads

I'd rather eat the quarter.
Forum: Canada
Mar 26th 2010, 2:47 am
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By Deva

Re: Ontario budget

Other than swapping Rossi for Brown how is it different in the UK? If there aren't cutbacks and freezes now there will be after the election.



Bizarre how?
Forum: Canada
Mar 23rd 2010, 7:59 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,470
Posted By Deva

Re: La poutine mmmh

Tastes more like Lancashire to me.
Forum: Canada
Mar 19th 2010, 9:15 pm
Replies: 2,672
Views: 275,355
Posted By Deva

Re: Exchange rate

I enjoyed some of the highly predictable but mildly amusing Brit bashing in the comments.
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