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Forum: Canada
Sep 19th 2020, 3:25 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,821
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: Petty crime

not the biggest crime I doubt - but retail theft is $5 billion a year in Canada, so pretty significant.
Forum: Canada
Sep 18th 2020, 2:45 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,821
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: Petty crime

Take this as a definitive answer or not - I am a security professional and manager of a provincial company. We work for all the major retailers across Ontario ........

Retail stores have been way...
Forum: Canada
Sep 17th 2020, 3:21 am
Replies: 50
Views: 3,058
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: To folks in and around Kingston, Ontario…..

Sorry we missed you !!!

we have lived in the rural outskirts of Kingston since 2009

it’s a large town but has pretty much everything you need (as do most Canadian small towns too)

we have...
Forum: Canada
Sep 17th 2020, 3:12 am
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: Armstrong International Movers

I have moved several times since being in Canada (Manitoba and Ontario)

3yrs ago my wife was relocated about 50 miles away but it was enough that her company paid for our move and Armstrong was...
Forum: Canada
Jul 16th 2019, 10:05 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,328
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: car licence (ontario)

yes and ordinarily a novice driver would be on a G1 for 12 months unless taking drivers ed then it’s reduced to 8 months

a little odd !!
Forum: Canada
Jul 16th 2019, 12:58 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,328
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: car licence (ontario)

Wow - I’ll not dispute the official source but how poor is that info ....... I would have thought the “full” license was the G
I wouldn’t consider a G2 as the full license as there would still be...
Forum: Canada
Jul 16th 2019, 12:16 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,328
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: car licence (ontario)

that lot doesn’t sound quite right !

im in Ontario
G1 is a provisional license - only drive accompanied and no 400 highways plus other stuff

G2 allows you to drive alone - if you have taken...
Forum: Canada
Jul 16th 2019, 12:01 am
Replies: 50
Views: 9,742
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: Vacation/Holiday time issue

You chose to leave - not them !!

my wife buys an extra weeks holiday with her Salary

I negotiated an extra week with a promotion

and yes the UK trip is a visit dashing about everywhere to...
Forum: Canada
Mar 4th 2019, 6:47 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,843
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: Amount of money needed for the move

Lots of different subject matters appearing here

Perhaps remember that what ever cash you have is all you have - Some would say $100,000 is not enough others would say $1000 is plenty

Declare...
Forum: Canada
Mar 1st 2019, 12:26 am
Replies: 40
Views: 5,403
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: Where in Canada for milder climate

When I arrived in Winnipeg on December 13th 2007 and thought I'd wrapped up well with all my best UK winter clothes on .............. What Joke !!!

I have experienced -47 and it was perfectly...
Forum: Canada
Feb 28th 2019, 11:52 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,285
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: House buying - Canada (ON) vs UK (London)

Got to ditto this comment -

OP - Buying cash you will be holding a lot of power
Don't be bullied by an agent to offer more than you want to offer
Upon offer you enter a contract - deal can be...
Forum: Canada
Feb 28th 2019, 11:33 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,685
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: 1st Landing and layover

Toronto "DownTown" is quite a long way from the airport and there's not too much different there for one night than there is in Mississauga (near the airport with airport shuttles)
All you do is...
Forum: Canada
Feb 16th 2019, 3:26 am
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: Advice on renting:

You will need a verbal contact to do this - As you run down the street saying "Chase Me Chase Me" !!!
Forum: Canada
Jan 31st 2019, 11:11 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,731
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: UK motorbike licence - Limbo ?

Under statement !!!
Ontario driving tests are simply too easy ........... Take the test !
Forum: Canada
Jan 11th 2019, 12:21 am
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: Shipping office items to Canada

but was it worth it? Did you actually use any of the electrical items shipped ?
Forum: Canada
Jan 10th 2019, 11:14 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: Shipping office items to Canada

To would be an interesting thread if any one has brought anything at all electrical and feels it was a really good choice.

I brough a hard drive - pointless in the end

reality is the cost of...
Forum: Canada
Jan 9th 2019, 1:07 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,077
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: Buying a Car 'Out of Province'

Being a “LOCAL VEHICLE” in Ontario prompts “we know where it’s been and what it’s done”

a lot of use car car sales lots buy their vehicles from Quebec auctions as they are generally better value -...
Forum: Canada
Jan 9th 2019, 12:57 am
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: Shipping office items to Canada

Just got to say “why would you?”

just pull the hard hard drive and put it in your pocket
I wonder if the computer and printer would even work - even if you got around the obvious 240v to 110v
Forum: Canada
Dec 24th 2018, 11:29 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: Where to get a 220V plug?

Be Careful with your apparent "obsession" with converting Uk electrical items to Canadian

There is no such thing as a "220 volt plug" - In Canada they just run different outlets for different...
Dec 24th 2018, 11:13 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,658
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: Replace UK plugs with Canadian?

With UK table lights (provided you can find bulbs) the swap is relatively easy

UK Brown (or older red) Live goes to narrow tag (right side looking at outlet) - Black in Outlet
UK Blue (or older...
Dec 24th 2018, 10:56 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,658
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: Replace UK plugs with Canadian?

Not quite right - Sometime you'll get reds in the mix and sometimes switch wire will swap power from the black to the white
...
Forum: Canada
Dec 16th 2018, 1:28 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,183
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: Beginning to consider...

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Does any one walk anywhere for milk these days ? :-)

It'll be -25 out there soon

Welcome to the group
Forum: Canada
Dec 2nd 2018, 4:06 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: Renting in Ontario (Hamilton)

Circumstantial = We have three "kids" in rentals all pay by etransfer
Rental units are generally in short supply - Good luck with convincing a landlord to take you over a Canadian with proven credit...
Nov 27th 2018, 5:43 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: Police certificate for citizenship

Are you in Canada applying for citizenship?
Were you "interviewed" by Canadian Police?
Provincial, City, or RCMP?

This will show on the same force search - But there would be no relevance to a...
Forum: Canada
Nov 22nd 2018, 2:24 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,652
Posted By J-A-UK

Re: importing a car from UK to NS

Wow - Can really see that this would be a serious consideration.......... Not for me anyhow - Shipping a piece of steel to which there is an absolute equivalent in Canada..... And with the intention...
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