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Nov 18th 2018, 4:26 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,327
Posted By dave2003

Re: Adrian Chiles - Drinkers Like Me

Anyone familiar with the Low Life column in the Spectator will remember Jeffrey Barnard. Keith Waterhouse wrote a play about Barnard's chaotic life as one of Soho's most celebrated drinkers. Peter...
Aug 23rd 2018, 7:25 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By dave2003

Re: Goodbye Greyhound in Western Canada.

I spent quite a bit of time in B.C., mainly north and central. All of the places I visited, even very small villages and towns, had a BC transit service, connecting them with nearby towns. For...
Aug 21st 2018, 8:02 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 7,301
Posted By dave2003

Re: Reflections on my life in Vancouver after a trip back to UK

Steady on there with your condemnation of a country that you have not lived in for fifty years; a country that provided you with a university education, at little or no cost to you.

Do you think...
Forum: Canada
Feb 14th 2018, 10:32 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,860
Posted By dave2003

Re: Engineer_Abroad's discussion on P.Eng v Engineer

My first job (grad. eng) was in 1972. Many of the P.Engs were British. The dept. manager(P.Eng) to whom I reported qualified using his HNC certificate.

An electrical engineer (B.Sc. Eng) of my...
Nov 22nd 2017, 3:52 pm
Replies: 90
Views: 4,423
Posted By dave2003

Re: Gender Pronouns

A teacher is facing disciplinary action at his school after he referred to a transgender pupil as a girl, although the student identifies as a boy.
Joshua Sutcliffe, a Christian pastor from Oxford,...
Forum: Canada
Nov 6th 2017, 4:17 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By dave2003

Re: UK Final salary pension question

Read me, pension rules, UK to Canada Posted on 17 May 2017 On Canada forum.

"This is a very important message to those of you who have immigrated to Canada and after the event drawn a UK Pension...
Nov 4th 2017, 5:58 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,524
Posted By dave2003

Re: Recommendations for very dry skin products?

I found the experience frightening. From a nasty itch, welts and blood on my skin, I finally had something called a thermograph test on my skin. I asked the clinician what she was looking for, and...
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2017, 5:32 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By dave2003

Re: Central heating radiators

About 30 years ago I tore out the monster furnace in my basement, along with all the ductwork throughout the house. I did so because I was sick of the noise and the dust circulated by the warm air...
Oct 13th 2017, 3:46 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 1,282
Posted By dave2003

Re: British ISIS member killed in Syria

Too true-over here in the UK it is called virtue signalling.
Oct 13th 2017, 3:38 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,542
Posted By dave2003

Re: RRSP in my dotage living in UK

HMRC allows relief against tax payable in the UK against foreign dividends. Perhaps I should have phrased my comment differently.

Had I collapsed my TFSA before leaving Canada I would have paid...
Oct 7th 2017, 3:59 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,542
Posted By dave2003

Re: RRSP in my dotage living in UK

I had an RRSP in Canada, which I converted to an RRIF prior to my move to England a couple of years ago. This conversion is the essential point. All RRSPs have to be converted to an RRIF at some...
Sep 8th 2017, 7:28 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By dave2003

Re: Settling a Car Lease

Don't know about car leases in the U.S.A. but when I lived in Canada, there were quite a few companies offering settlements for outstanding leases. One such company was called Lease Busters. They...
Forum: Canada
Aug 27th 2017, 3:07 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 4,442
Posted By dave2003

Re: Moving to Yukon Territory as a Registered Nurse

Can't help you with anything to do with dogs, immigration or maintaining UK professional licenses, but I can tell you that the Yukon is my favorite place. I often spent months at a time riding my...
Aug 24th 2017, 1:16 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,524
Posted By dave2003

Re: Recommendations for very dry skin products?

Quite agree about the generalization-allergic to soap. 6 hours after applying the gloop, as an emollient to ease the intense pain, the skin on my arm blistered, don't know if it was the gloop, but a...
Aug 23rd 2017, 4:03 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,524
Posted By dave2003

Re: Recommendations for very dry skin products?

Further to my post about itchy skin (above) It just got worse and worse-arm worst affected came out cracked and bloody. Ear-the itch was intolerable.
Saw a nurse today in the doctor's office, and...
Aug 1st 2017, 4:26 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,524
Posted By dave2003

Re: Recommendations for very dry skin products?

That is why I got a one time only prescription, for treatment lasting only 5 days.
Jul 31st 2017, 4:27 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,524
Posted By dave2003

Re: Recommendations for very dry skin products?

I always thought that itchy skin was a result of living in Alberta, a fairly arid place. Even tho' I am now back in England, at times a fairly wet place, itchy skin has driven me mad-like needles...
Jul 24th 2017, 4:44 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 295
Posted By dave2003

Haudenosaunee

Interesting article in The Times of London-22 July 17.


The Haudenosaunee, also known as the Iroguois Confederacy, have, after many attempts, had their native issued passport accepted for...
Jun 16th 2017, 4:44 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,853
Posted By dave2003

Re: London Fire Question

Reading the personal stories of those who escaped the inferno, one thing jumped out-the repeated references to thick black smoke in the 'fire escape'.
Yesterday the Times had a graphic of Grenfell...
Jun 13th 2017, 3:36 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,399
Posted By dave2003

Re: Move from Canada to UK to avoid child support and legal fines/costs

Your Canadian passport and driver's license would be at risk if you do not comply with a child support enforcement order.
Forum: Canada
Jun 13th 2017, 3:18 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,000
Posted By dave2003

Re: Canada OAS requirements - joy!!

Assuming you were employed in Canada you may be entitled to Canada Pension Plan, a contributory scheme.
Forum: Canada
Jun 8th 2017, 3:11 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 5,986
Posted By dave2003

Re: Leaving Vancouver Anxiety,

Spot on. My parents took me from Canada to France in the 60s, where I went to high school. I do not recollect any issues with visas or border controls.
Jun 5th 2017, 3:33 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By dave2003

Re: No magic money tree, its official !!

Since 2010, parliamentarians have received a 31% pay increase.


The increase was awarded by an allegedly independent body-appointed by whom, I wonder?


They are just like their Canadian...
Forum: Canada
Jun 3rd 2017, 2:13 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,039
Posted By dave2003

Re: HND Level of Qualification Enginner

I think the drawbridge was pulled up about 40 years ago in Canada with regard to professional engineering designation. In both Ontario and Saskatchewan I reported to long established Brit P. Engs...
May 25th 2017, 3:59 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By dave2003

Re: Finishing the Ontario High school diploma in the U.K.

Out of Province & International Students | ILC.org (http://www.ilc.org/school/outside_students.php)

Ontario offers distance learning for both domestic and international students.
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