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Forum: Canada
Jul 29th 2022, 7:20 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: How To Set Up Utilities In Canada? (Alberta-related issue)

Hi
Just be aware that the city of Calgary have contracted ENMAX to provide billing for their water services, as per https://www.calgary.ca/water/customer-service/new-accounts.html
So your gas &...
Jul 14th 2021, 5:32 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Citizenship Application Forms - October 2020 version - Country picklist issu

Oh god. :angry_smile: The bureaucracy!! :banghead: Thanks for pointing that out, I'll have another go. I guess the problem is as much with the confusing muddle that is UK, GB,...
Jul 14th 2021, 4:44 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Citizenship Application Forms - October 2020 version - Country picklist issu

Just a follow up on this. I noticed in another thread that Siouxie had put a link to the form to submit questions to CIC (https://secure.cic.gc.ca/enquiries-r...e-cas-eng.aspx...
Jul 13th 2021, 5:14 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Bucks_Family

Citizenship Application Forms - October 2020 version - Country picklist issue

Hi all
I'm filling in the latest version of the Citizenship application forms (adult), their October 2020 version.
One of the main changes they have made, when compared to the previous version (Dec...
Forum: Canada
Feb 8th 2021, 5:24 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 9,448
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: What made you decide to make the move to Canada

I agree with some of your points, but not necessarily these ones

Interesting, that was one the main reasons we moved here (Calgary area).

We're not financially better off in any way, other than...
Forum: Canada
Nov 10th 2020, 8:12 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Can I use DC24v 5A in Canada with just an adapter?

A quick search for "output 24v dc 5a" on amazon.ca returns a few power adapters that take 110V input and convert it to 24V DC 5Amp output. I would think that would be suitable - the next question is...
Forum: Canada
Oct 8th 2020, 8:18 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,112
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: The finances of moving...

I know :-) It was tongue-in-cheek, I just had to smile at the tarnishing of all immigration consultants with the same dirty brush :-)
Forum: Canada
Oct 8th 2020, 3:50 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,112
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: The finances of moving...

I can hear the steam coming out of Christmasoompa's ears from here...
Forum: Canada
Sep 22nd 2020, 3:27 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,869
Posted By Bucks_Family

re: Pet Export

We used Air Transat to fly our two dogs over from Manchester to Calgary in 2013, in the hold of the same flight we were on. $275 per dog. The check-in and handling staff were excellent, everything...
Forum: Canada
May 22nd 2020, 6:59 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,393
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Life as a new Canadian

No problem, happy to help.
Chris.
Forum: Canada
May 20th 2020, 5:29 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,393
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Life as a new Canadian

We might be able to give you a little insight, and the benefit of our experience. We moved over in 2013, we live in Airdrie, just north of Calgary, and we brought two dogs (and two children) with us....
Forum: Canada
Apr 8th 2020, 9:37 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 5,520
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Budgeting for Canada

Nakiska is a great hill to learn on, so ideal for your kids when the time comes. I know it becomes a bit limited for more expert skiers after a few visits, but they can pay for the premium challenges...
Forum: Canada
Apr 8th 2020, 8:12 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 5,520
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Budgeting for Canada

Why rush into the acreage plan? If you're happy to rent in a town for a year, as you've said then why not three years or five years? Both kids will be in school in six years so maybe your wife gets a...
Forum: Canada
Mar 6th 2020, 3:33 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 5,666
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Coronavirus - Our imminent move

^^^ This.
I wouldn't be worrying about it unless I was in a high risk group - are you or any of your immediate family in such a group (elderly, very young, pre-existing respiratory health...
Forum: Canada
Feb 28th 2020, 7:03 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 7,778
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: How to: renew your UK passport from Canada

Having also done this recently, I'll chip in with the bits that were slightly different for me:
Photo - I took my own photo using my phone against the projector screen I have in my basement. Was...
Forum: Canada
Feb 20th 2020, 4:36 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,358
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Taking pets on Air Transat - procedures on the day

Thank you for clarifying that! Our boy would have had to go on a diet and have a haircut to make the weight if those rules were in place in 2013 :-)
Forum: Canada
Feb 20th 2020, 3:17 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,358
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Taking pets on Air Transat - procedures on the day

Things *might* have changed with Air Transat and weight limits since we flew our dogs over in 2013, but one of ours was an Airedale weighing 23kg, in a large crate. The combined weight was well over...
Forum: Canada
Feb 19th 2020, 3:51 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,607
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Passport Renewal

Quick update to close my story out - DHL delivered my passport yesterday, a day earlier than estimated. So, from HMPO signing for the delivery of my old passport (Monday 10th Feb) to me having my new...
Forum: Canada
Feb 17th 2020, 7:44 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,607
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Passport Renewal

It looks like the use DX for delivery within the UK & ROI. International deliveries, or at least ones like mine to Canada, appear to be handled by DHL. I've heard of them, and my new passport should...
Forum: Canada
Feb 14th 2020, 2:45 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,607
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Passport Renewal

Oh I'm sure that their percentage of lost or delayed mail is well within what they claim to be acceptable limits, given the number of items they handle daily.


But we're not talking about where...
Forum: Canada
Feb 13th 2020, 8:43 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,607
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Passport Renewal

I've just applied to renew my UK passport using their online service. I took my own photo on my phone and uploaded that.
That part of the process was fine, the biggest headache I've had was caused...
Forum: Canada
Oct 17th 2019, 5:06 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 6,448
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Living Alberta - small towns, Calgary neighbourhoods and commuting

It's not really much of a hot topic here yet, and I think Rocky View County would have something to say about that - there's a good five or six km of Rocky View County to go through before we hit the...
Forum: Canada
Oct 17th 2019, 4:00 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 6,448
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Living Alberta - small towns, Calgary neighbourhoods and commuting

Any municipality in Alberta with a population greater than 10,000 can apply for city status. We're in Airdrie, the population growth rate is high - the 2019 census reported a population of 70,000; it...
Forum: Canada
May 15th 2019, 11:53 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,764
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Calgary questions

Well put. That's what I was trying to get at. Plus I've taken my FWD veloster, with winter tires, to Nakiska for the day. 8" of snow fell during the day, and I had to spend 30 minutes digging it out,...
Forum: Canada
May 15th 2019, 5:08 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,764
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Calgary questions

But you guys are experienced, seasoned campaigners, I might be able to cope now without 4WD after 5 winters, but during my first couple of years, I enjoyed the comfort of knowing it was there when...
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