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Forum: Canada
Dec 12th 2008, 4:44 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By ClareBC

Re: Vancouver and Victoria

check out www.findfamilyfun.com and see what they suggest for the month of December (sorry, this is just for Vancouver...)

Have fun!!
Forum: Canada
Nov 13th 2008, 6:50 am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,654
Posted By ClareBC

Re: City of Calgary hires 80 Brits

Good luck to them!! And well done Calgary City (it makes a change from the usual - which is municipalities poaching staff from other municipalities!!:sneaky:)

And, surely working for a Council is...
Forum: Canada
Nov 11th 2008, 6:50 am
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By ClareBC

Re: People with dogs- how did you manage to rent at the start?

If it is any comfort a friend of mine (two kids and a dog) maintains that the landlords who will rent to pet owners have the nicest properties and are the nicest landlords...

You will find pet...
Forum: Canada
Nov 11th 2008, 6:45 am
Replies: 64
Views: 3,096
Posted By ClareBC

Re: Can we talk about newspapers?

Sorry, I have no suggestion for a paper. I read the Vancouver Sun (OMG I have become so parochial :( :( ) But I get most of my news fix from the Guardian online.

BUT have you noticed that the...
Forum: Canada
Sep 18th 2008, 6:34 am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,868
Posted By ClareBC

Re: Vacuum Cleaners

OMG - the vacuum cleaners here suck. Or rather - they don't :thumbdown: We've gone through about 4 in 7 years, from the mega expensive to the mega free with airmiles. All about the same.
...
Forum: Canada
Sep 6th 2008, 5:11 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By ClareBC

Re: any advice,teenage son not happy in canada

Does the school have a school counselor? Have you discussed it with him/her.

Surely he has only had one week of school so far - what has he think of his new school? Is he finding the work ok?
Forum: Canada
Sep 4th 2008, 3:24 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,695
Posted By ClareBC

Re: being a childminder in canada

Well judging by the comments of friends if you are both British trained and a registered childminder you will not have a shortage of business!!!

:)

Good luck
Forum: Canada
Sep 3rd 2008, 5:18 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By ClareBC

Re: This weeks silly question/s

Getting back to the original question - Twinkie bars are on sale at our local supermarket and Wal-Mart, mind you, I live in BC. But I imagine it would be even easier to find them in TO.

Have fun...
Forum: Canada
Sep 1st 2008, 7:06 am
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By ClareBC

Re: IT networking tech job opportunity (Vancouver)

What kind of IT work? are you a developer?
Forum: Canada
Sep 1st 2008, 6:39 am
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By ClareBC

Moving to Calgary?

Just sharing info.

There is a Brit that has started up a Yahoo group for Folk that are Calgary bound. http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/UKTOCALGARY/

Clare
Forum: Canada
Aug 22nd 2008, 2:05 am
Replies: 39
Views: 5,800
Posted By ClareBC

Re: Vancouver BC – What’s it really like?

Try looking at the Brits to Vancouver yahoo group. They have a stack of links to all that kind of stuff. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Brits2Vancouver/


Clare
Forum: Canada
Aug 11th 2008, 8:40 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
Posted By ClareBC

Re: $850k, 4 bed detached, Vancouver area

Ok, not been on the board recently so don't know your history, but have you looked at getting a work permit, or going via the Provincial Nominee Program or (if you are young enough) via BUNAC?
Forum: Canada
Aug 11th 2008, 8:38 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
Posted By ClareBC

Re: $850k, 4 bed detached, Vancouver area

I think so!!
BTW: if I managed to put the piccie in ok, that was a snap from Wednesday's walk in Seymour Demonstration forest :)
Forum: Canada
Aug 11th 2008, 8:30 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,934
Posted By ClareBC

Re: how do you find a good school district in vancouver?

How about going to the drop in sessions at the local community centre and chatting to the parents there, you will get such a feel for what people think of the local schools, certain areas etc. (well...
Forum: Canada
Aug 11th 2008, 8:21 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
Posted By ClareBC

Re: $850k, 4 bed detached, Vancouver area

Oh, best give you a link to MLS listings for North Vancouver ..
http://www.mls.ca/map.aspx?AreaID=6571

Also, the signs are that prices are going to remain very steady for a while (if not drop a...
Forum: Canada
Aug 11th 2008, 8:19 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
Posted By ClareBC

Smile Re: $850k, 4 bed detached, Vancouver area

You could do that in North Vancouver. All the schools are good. (Check out the school district info at www.nvsd44.bc.ca).

There are some phenomenally family friendly areas (I live in one, my...
Forum: Canada
Aug 11th 2008, 8:06 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By ClareBC

Re: Additional Rental Costs in Vancouver

It really depends on the agreement with the owners. We rented one half of a house (the top floor) and shared the hydro (electric) bill. We paid for our own internet. The property tax was paid for...
Forum: Canada
Jul 29th 2008, 7:18 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By ClareBC

Re: port moody

Also check with the folk on Brits2Vancouver, lots of them live in Port Moody. It is a lovely area, fast growing. Some great facilities for youngsters :)
Forum: Canada
Jul 22nd 2008, 10:35 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,029
Posted By ClareBC

Re: BC drivers license

it is definitely worth having a lesson or two to go over the most likely route and to get into the Canadian way of driving.

Best of luck!

Clare
Forum: Canada
Jul 22nd 2008, 10:30 am
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By ClareBC

Re: North Vancouver / Grouse mountain

Are you visiting or staying for good? If you are visiting then anywhere on the north shore will do as the buses to Grouse Mountain run fairly frequently (and saves you the hassle of trying to park...
Forum: Canada
Jul 21st 2008, 6:59 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,699
Posted By ClareBC

Re: vancouver salaries

Also, don't forget town houses are more affordable, and if you find a well run complex, they are a great place to live (and gives you an instant network!). For example, where I live there is a pool...
Forum: Canada
Jul 20th 2008, 3:49 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,847
Posted By ClareBC

Re: Canada a struggle for newcomers

I think it also depends on when you arrive (which seeing it now takes 3+ years to get processed by CHC is not something you can control).

We arrived just before 9/11. Out of the outcomes of that...
Forum: Canada
Jul 14th 2008, 4:06 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By ClareBC

Re: Canadian Summers!!!

Funny, I was talking about this today with neighbours who are orginally from NY and California. They are of the opinion that we have the perfect summer weather in Coastal BC.

IMO: About every 7...
Forum: Canada
Jul 10th 2008, 2:33 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,890
Posted By ClareBC

Re: -Zellers +

I find with Zellers that you often have to check the receipt when the item is discounted as it will not be reflected in the price at the till :(

Sears has the catalogue shopping (like Argos, but...
Forum: Canada
Jul 6th 2008, 7:08 am
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By ClareBC

Re: accomodation in vancouver

The rooms at the Shaughnessy are a tad small though...
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