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Forum: Canada
Sep 10th 2019, 5:37 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 23,137
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Second Class Citizen

That's great Siouxie, I'm genuinely glad for you that you received the support.

The fact stands that Canada has a serious racism and discrimination problem, study after study has proven it, but...
Forum: Canada
Sep 10th 2019, 5:30 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 23,137
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Second Class Citizen

Oh yes, and the absolute kicker of it all is that when you do mention the problems you get told to move out of Canada if you don't like it.
Well I bl00dy well can't as I'm now medically inadmissible...
Forum: Canada
Sep 10th 2019, 5:25 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 23,137
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Second Class Citizen

This reminds me of the old but true saying about white privilege, if you haven't noticed it that's because you're experiencing it.

As Millie and others have said, you can be the most Mary Poppins...
Forum: Canada
Jul 2nd 2019, 9:14 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,723
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Nurse and GP (and a puppy) looking to move to Nova Scotia/Ontario

Have you ever fancied moving to BC? There have been a few threads recently about Doctors getting certified and moving to BC and it didn't seem like a hideous process, or especially lengthy in terms...
Forum: Canada
Jul 2nd 2019, 9:07 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,723
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Nurse and GP (and a puppy) looking to move to Nova Scotia/Ontario

Thank you, and I'm sorry if my post(s) sounded condescending, they weren't meant that way.
Your husband does have one advantage over most of the Doctors I know (all of whom have left NS now) in that...
Forum: Canada
Jul 2nd 2019, 7:07 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,723
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Nurse and GP (and a puppy) looking to move to Nova Scotia/Ontario

I should have added, I'm not that kind of Doctor, but yes you would need to get certified again if you moved province.

A friend of mine (a genuine one not one of the "friends") who is a medical Dr...
Forum: Canada
Jul 2nd 2019, 7:02 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,723
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Nurse and GP (and a puppy) looking to move to Nova Scotia/Ontario

Something to be aware of, Nova Scotia is beautiful, it's a tourist destination for a reason and at face value people are friendly, it seems like a nice place, good facilities etc.
How are you going...
Forum: Canada
Jun 28th 2019, 3:09 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 23,137
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Second Class Citizen

I've been thinking about my previous post and I do feel the need to mention that perhaps its a Maritime thing. I've met people from Manitoba who say they same thing about Nova Scotia and who've moved...
Forum: Canada
Jun 28th 2019, 2:44 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 23,137
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Second Class Citizen

The trouble is as well, is that as soon as you mention this stuff to anyone you get the shocked, horrified, aghast "What????!! But Canada is such a tolerant place" Not on this forum, but in real...
Forum: Canada
Jun 28th 2019, 10:55 am
Replies: 109
Views: 23,137
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Second Class Citizen

Thanks always busy. It does hurt, and having our child witness it is what makes it so bad.

We've lived in a lot of very racist and intolerant places before Canada, including Jo'burg. Canada is up...
Forum: Canada
Jun 28th 2019, 10:42 am
Replies: 109
Views: 23,137
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Second Class Citizen

:goodpost: I couldn't agree more, this has been my husband's experience too. The "ahhh but you're..." is word for word what he's had at work.
The walls of the Gurdwara in Halifax was recently spray...
Forum: Canada
Jun 26th 2019, 10:29 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,479
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Few q's about moving to rural canada!/off grid

Knowing about something and living it are as different as night and day, and no offense but you will be babes in the wood. That's all well and good, and emigrating is always a learning experience...
Forum: Canada
Jun 26th 2019, 9:43 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,479
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Few q's about moving to rural canada!/off grid

That's truly horrifying, the pain your husband must have been in doesn't bear thinking about.
I don't think you realise just how vulnerable you are until you live off grid or remotely, and...
Forum: Canada
Jun 26th 2019, 7:03 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,479
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Few q's about moving to rural canada!/off grid

Good grief Scilly :ohmy:

I had a similar experience when we were living off-grid. My husband had gone into the town to get some stuff and was helping another of our friends out at their house in...
Forum: Canada
Jun 26th 2019, 3:53 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,479
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Few q's about moving to rural canada!/off grid

Oh I couldn't agree more, I was just surprised that Canada, which in my experience is pretty lenient on EI claimers, fraudulent welfare claimers etc (could just be the Maritimes which suffers this...
Forum: Canada
Jun 26th 2019, 3:07 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,479
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Few q's about moving to rural canada!/off grid

It is expensive to set up an off-grid property, even if you're doing it Amish/Mennonite style, which I assume OP isn't as they mention wanting appliances.

If you are setting up an off-grid...
Forum: Canada
Jun 26th 2019, 2:36 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,479
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Few q's about moving to rural canada!/off grid

Sorry, that came across as harsher than intended :o
Forum: Canada
Jun 26th 2019, 2:35 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,479
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Few q's about moving to rural canada!/off grid

I completely agree with HG's excellent post, if you're looking for a simple like and want to go off-grid you are seriously barking up the wrong tree.

People tend to romanticise off-grid living...
Forum: Canada
Jun 22nd 2019, 12:47 am
Replies: 109
Views: 23,137
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Second Class Citizen

Thanks, yep that is more accurate :nod:.

To be accurate, I don't consider them friends anymore, neither does my husband, but when your kid is good friends with their kid, or goes to hobbies and...
Forum: Canada
Jun 15th 2019, 3:19 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 3,330
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Emigrating and medication advice

Do have a look at Costco pharmacies too, I have friends on Synthoid who say it's much cheaper there than anywhere else.
You don't need to be a Costco member to use their pharmacies either.
Forum: Canada
Jun 15th 2019, 12:55 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 23,137
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Second Class Citizen

I agree, I've experienced the same and even had some pretty disgusting comments from friends who couldn't see anything wrong with what they were saying.

A lot of friends and acquaintances were...
Forum: Canada
Jun 7th 2019, 1:04 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,059
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Moving with no plans

Have you looked at the possibility of managing a remote fishing/hunting/camping lodge?
Lots of them want live in caretakers/handymen, they pay fairly well and your food and lodging are included.
...
Forum: Canada
May 31st 2019, 1:25 pm
Replies: 136
Views: 15,726
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Five years and homesickness increasing..

Truro?!? No!! I'd be like Crocodile Dundee in the big city if I went there.
I don't know many people who've ventured as far from home as Truro, and a considerable number have never been to Halifax...
Forum: Canada
May 31st 2019, 1:04 pm
Replies: 136
Views: 15,726
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Five years and homesickness increasing..

The driving is another thing here, I don't know of anyone over legal driving age who doesn't drive and have their own car, its very common to have four/five cars per household.
You'd be a bit bored...
Forum: Canada
May 31st 2019, 1:02 pm
Replies: 136
Views: 15,726
Posted By raindropsandroses

Re: Five years and homesickness increasing..

Well, funny you should say that but here the Legion suppers are very popular with the teens. Facebook and man buns also seem to be where its at.
Proof that NS is in indeed twenty years behind?
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