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Sep 8th 2020, 4:52 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,115
Posted By Lychee

Re: Canadians 'eh'......

Just wait until you hear about the Brit who flew to Toronto to see the bears and mountains of Canada. :lol:
Jun 24th 2020, 9:19 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 3,875
Posted By Lychee

Re: Should BC consider a name change?

But that is exactly what happened. Names of places home to thousands of years of human occupation, and complex, sophisticated civilizations and cultures were just erased and written over with new...
Forum: Canada
May 5th 2020, 10:10 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,830
Posted By Lychee

Re: Kelowna or Regina or Sydney

Keep in mind that Kelowna, Sydney, and Regina are going to give you vastly different experiences of Canada, similarly to somebody trying to figure out where in Europe they should live, and they're...
Forum: Canada
Apr 27th 2020, 9:38 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,830
Posted By Lychee

Re: Kelowna or Regina or Sydney

Haven't been to Regina or Sydney, but Kelowna's a popular summer holiday destination for BC and Alberta residents. It's a resort city with beaches on lakes, pleasure boating, hundreds of wineries...
Feb 22nd 2020, 4:24 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 2,574
Posted By Lychee

Re: Country Canadian vs City Canadian

It’s not about wanting to live in the past any more than you want to live in the Stone Ages. It’s about holding Canada accountable for the trauma of the genocide that is still happening against a...
Feb 21st 2020, 11:11 pm
Feb 21st 2020, 10:22 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 2,574
Posted By Lychee

Re: Country Canadian vs City Canadian

Historically, at least in the colonial context of history, Canada’s countryside revolved around displacing indigenous people for natural resource extraction (and it still does): fish, lumber, oil,...
Feb 21st 2020, 9:55 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By Lychee

Re: Teck Frontier mine

Well said scilly.

On a similar topic, this “Canada is fake” is a worthy read as it speaks to Canada’s history of mining:

“The mining industry is the most egregious example. Over 75 percent of...
Feb 18th 2020, 10:19 pm
Replies: 3,004
Views: 194,662
Posted By Lychee

Re: Changing work & toil direction as mature adults. - A discussion.

Excellent news! It sounds like your new updated resume might be helping?
Feb 17th 2020, 4:46 am
Replies: 590
Views: 71,516
Posted By Lychee

Re: Local newspaper stories

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/britishexpats.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/image_5f3c42052da03a572a55022bae46ce4cccf1dd96.jpg
My local front page: Locals being arrested for protesting the clearcut logging...
Forum: Canada
Feb 14th 2020, 11:02 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 10,632
Posted By Lychee

Re: I hate it even before we moved there.

Exactly.

Also, why Canada? Why specifically Waterloo? What are you expecting to find that you won't find in the UK?
Forum: Canada
Feb 14th 2020, 11:00 pm
Feb 3rd 2020, 8:28 pm
Replies: 3,004
Views: 194,662
Posted By Lychee

Re: Changing work & toil direction as mature adults. - A discussion.

Au contraire mon frere, you CAN do something about it.

There's a saying I like, "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right".

I think about this saying all the time. I think...
Feb 3rd 2020, 5:37 pm
Replies: 3,004
Views: 194,662
Posted By Lychee

Re: Changing work & toil direction as mature adults. - A discussion.

I think you know what they're looking for. Experience is part of it. Attitude, confidence, and the way you express yourself is the other part of it.

If you're applying and they're turning you...
Forum: Canada
Jan 31st 2020, 4:05 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 3,197
Posted By Lychee

Re: Still homesick after 56 years...

To me it sounds like you’re nostalgic for a different era, when things were simpler and innocent. You happen to associate that era of your life with a place, but I think it’s normal to feel that way...
Forum: Canada
Jan 30th 2020, 9:48 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 4,291
Posted By Lychee

Re: Social life in Canada vs other countries

There is no universal experience. It depends on so many factors, some in your control, some out of your control. Some are also connected to what part of Canada you're living in. Some of the stories I...
Forum: Canada
Jan 28th 2020, 8:47 pm
Replies: 136
Views: 13,370
Posted By Lychee

Re: Office etiquette in Canada particularly Vancouver

I think you identified an important factor here we haven't previously considered. Nice work!
Forum: Canada
Jan 28th 2020, 8:43 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By Lychee

Re: How the heck do you choose?!

What do you hope to do in the countryside? What do you mean by countryside? Countryside in Canada and countryside in the UK are two very different beasts, and how you interact with them can be...
Forum: Canada
Jan 26th 2020, 11:20 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By Lychee

Re: Dogs in Calgary

Out of curiosity, I looked at the Alberta Parks website and see that the regulations are the same: https://www.albertaparks.ca/media/5077172/info_sheet_-_dogs_in_the_park.pdf

While there are only...
Forum: Canada
Jan 26th 2020, 10:58 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By Lychee

Re: Dogs in Calgary

National Parks (managed federally under the "Parks Canada" moniker) make up such a tiny part of the land in Canada, and the most popular national parks in the Rockies nearest Calgary such as Banff,...
Jan 26th 2020, 10:33 pm
Replies: 3,004
Views: 194,662
Posted By Lychee

Re: Changing work & toil direction as mature adults. - A discussion.

I agree. Look at the way you communicate here on this forum. Your communication skills are vastly more sophisticated than you're letting on.

Random thought: After all these barriers (wrong types...
Jan 26th 2020, 10:17 pm
Replies: 3,004
Views: 194,662
Posted By Lychee

Re: Changing work & toil direction as mature adults. - A discussion.

I don't mean you should have a reference already, I mean, you should have already spoken to your volunteer coordinator about your expectations, that by the end of your volunteering, you would really...
Jan 25th 2020, 5:37 am
Replies: 3,004
Views: 194,662
Posted By Lychee

Re: Changing work & toil direction as mature adults. - A discussion.

If you don’t have a reference and you recognize that not having a reference is one barrier for employment, why not make getting a reference your next goal? I’m not joking.

A thought I have:...
Forum: Canada
Jan 22nd 2020, 2:07 am
Replies: 136
Views: 13,370
Posted By Lychee

Re: Office etiquette in Canada particularly Vancouver

It completely varies, in my opinion, on your industry and even then, on company culture. I have had both experiences in Vancouver over the decades. It is not the UK, sure, but I haven’t experienced...
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