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Forum: Canada
Sep 28th 2006, 7:23 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 8,575
Posted By sysclp

Re: Clotted cream in Ottawa?

I have seen it in the deli dept. near the fancy cheeses and spreads.
Forum: Canada
Sep 22nd 2006, 5:16 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,521
Posted By sysclp

Re: End of Dual Citizenship

I am a dual citizen (US and Canada) and I would not have taken the Canadian citizenship if either outlawed dual citizenship. I have to go to the US for work often enough that it would not be...
Forum: Canada
Sep 22nd 2006, 3:16 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,421
Posted By sysclp

Re: Canadian Cell Phone Plans

If you call from a land line, it would be local if you have the cell set to the same local address. I have no idea about turning off the voice mail though.
Forum: Canada
Sep 21st 2006, 10:58 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,421
Posted By sysclp

Re: Canadian Cell Phone Plans

Yep, no free airtime, so while they don't charge for the voice mail service, you have to pay the regular per minute rate to check the calls if you use your phone. You may be able to call the number...
Forum: Canada
Sep 20th 2006, 3:23 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,356
Posted By sysclp

Re: credit card scam

It may be that you have a different type of account at Scotia than we do, maybe a higher level one since ours is just the basic banking. I remember the letter they sent saying it was a percentage...
Forum: Canada
Sep 20th 2006, 3:07 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,356
Posted By sysclp

Re: credit card scam

Even if it did work in the US, you would find yourself very unhappy with all the extra charges added on for the currency exchange. Scotia debit cards are supposed to work for US debit purchases now...
Forum: Canada
Sep 15th 2006, 4:00 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,421
Posted By sysclp

Re: Canadian Cell Phone Plans

If you mostly want to make calls and don't care if you have a US number on your phone, go to the US and buy a TracFone pay as you go for $39. They don't tell you in their literature, but it works...
Forum: Canada
Aug 29th 2006, 9:45 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By sysclp

Re: House and/or vehicle auctions

I have seen the occasional house being auctioned off for back taxes advertised in the paper, but not often. I think they rarely get to that point without somewhere else buying up the debt and...
Forum: Canada
Aug 29th 2006, 9:43 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By sysclp

Re: tax return - or non-return more like

I can never file electronically either since I always have to send in a copy of my US tax return as well. If I don't do that I have to pay double tax since the US always taxes you if you are a...
Forum: Canada
Aug 29th 2006, 5:09 am
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By sysclp

Re: tax return - or non-return more like

My husband got his refund 2-3 weeks ago and it was mailed the end of April. By the way, you get no interest at all no matter how long they take to pay.
Forum: Canada
Aug 1st 2006, 8:31 pm
Replies: 332
Views: 22,601
Posted By sysclp

Re: Misconception on cost of living

I realize this is a British site, but I have been coming here for several years now. My point was more if you really want space and cheaper prices for houses, you are looking in the wrong place if...
Forum: Canada
Aug 1st 2006, 5:24 pm
Replies: 332
Views: 22,601
Posted By sysclp

Re: Misconception on cost of living

You are very correct that "space" is just a myth unless you travel a ways out into the country. This was one of the things that really disappointed me most when I moved here. I was used to so much...
Forum: Canada
Jul 31st 2006, 5:56 pm
Replies: 332
Views: 22,601
Posted By sysclp

Re: Misconception on cost of living

That sucks. My in-laws still have oil and a 1950's vintage (i.e. barely if not at all insulated) house and pay a fortune for their heating. They are quite tight with their money and can't seem to...
Forum: Canada
Jul 31st 2006, 5:44 pm
Replies: 332
Views: 22,601
Posted By sysclp

Re: Misconception on cost of living

Natural gas which is also heats our hot water. Just got my annual settle up bill with the new levelized rate based on the last 12 months. We keep the thermostat on 68 in the winter and 73 in the...
Forum: Canada
Jul 31st 2006, 5:11 pm
Replies: 332
Views: 22,601
Posted By sysclp

Re: Misconception on cost of living

Look back about 5 or 6 posts, I put my details from the GTA there.
Forum: Canada
Jul 31st 2006, 4:56 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By sysclp

Re: Money Question

The confusion probably came from the fact that although the rate is annual, it accrues and is paid monthly. So you would get 1/12 of that 2K each month.
Forum: Canada
Jul 31st 2006, 4:49 pm
Replies: 332
Views: 22,601
Posted By sysclp

Re: Misconception on cost of living

Starter homes in the Toronto area can be had for as little as $150K if you are willing to settle for a condo or go east to Whitby or Oshawa. You won't have 4500 sq. ft. but you have 3 bedrooms. My...
Forum: Canada
Jul 29th 2006, 12:06 am
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By sysclp

Re: Timeline for imported car registration anyone...?

When you land, all your goods you already owned are duty and tax free. I landed in February 2001 and had the car as well as all my other stuff on my list of goods to follow. I moved everything in...
Forum: Canada
Jul 28th 2006, 9:10 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By sysclp

Re: Timeline for imported car registration anyone...?

I moved from the US to Ontario back in 2001 and swapping the driver's license was maybe 5 minutes once you got to the window. I waited in line far longer than that.

I assume you already know...
Jul 27th 2006, 11:56 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By sysclp

Re: Visa stamp in married name, Passport in Maiden? Can I do this?

If you have a US passport that isn't expiring soon, you can just have an endorsement added in the back showing your name change. The info page stays the same but you just tell people to check the...
Forum: Canada
Jul 27th 2006, 2:10 am
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By sysclp

Re: How to get Paid ?

I am self-employed and 99% of the places I get paid by are in the US so lots of US dollar checks. Your problem with that is most banks here will want to hold them for 20 business days before...
Forum: Canada
Jul 26th 2006, 3:14 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,388
Posted By sysclp

Re: Overtime

Overtime laws vary by province. In Ontario everything over 44 hours is overtime for employees paid hourly. Employees on salary are expected to work as many hours as needed to finish the...
Forum: Canada
Jul 24th 2006, 6:08 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By sysclp

Re: Advice on entering USA....

Don't take the risk, just take them to Canada's Wonderland instead. It is much closer and from what I hear just as good at Darien Lake.
Forum: Canada
Jul 24th 2006, 6:04 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,115
Posted By sysclp

Re: Signing off this site unless a miracle happens

My suggestion is to send back in the report from your endocrinologist as well as a second opinion from another with a cover letter stating they must have missed this in the medical packet and restate...
Jul 18th 2006, 5:04 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By sysclp

Re: Flying out through the US

I think it is $100 with a 3 month lead time.
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