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Forum: Canada
Sep 2nd 2011, 5:00 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,376
Posted By Spongebob

Re: Child daycare in Canada?

For kindergarten as far as I am aware starts at the age of 5 in BC. So if kindergarten starts in September as long as you turn 5 during that year you are eligible.

More info here
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Forum: Canada
Aug 31st 2011, 7:47 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,376
Posted By Spongebob

Re: Child daycare in Canada?

Dont you mean when the child turns 5.
Forum: Canada
Jul 15th 2011, 7:56 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By Spongebob

Re: Calgary House Prices

This is quite a detailed forcast from TD bank regarding the future of Canadian house prices.


http://www.td.com/economics/special/sg0711_housing.pdf
Forum: Canada
Jul 11th 2011, 11:56 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By Spongebob

Re: Leamington, Ontario

Hey there, I have pm'd with a couple more questions if thats okay..!
Forum: Canada
Jul 8th 2011, 5:09 am
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By Spongebob

Forum: Canada
Jul 8th 2011, 1:09 am
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By Spongebob

Re: Leamington, Ontario

The work that I do has a facility (Insectary) there, the only other place is here on the island. So that is the reason why I chose Leamington. House prices here in Victoria are very high, and dirt...
Forum: Canada
Jul 7th 2011, 11:03 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By Spongebob

Leamington, Ontario

Does anybody here live in Leamington or the surrounding area. We are looking to relocate there at some point from Victoria, BC in the hopes of buying a house that wont cost me a kidney and all my...
Forum: Canada
Dec 20th 2010, 7:34 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,665
Posted By Spongebob

Re: Langford Vancouver Island

Hi there.

We live in Sidney and have 2 kids. One is 9 and uses after school care (from 2.40pm onwards) at a cost of $185 a month, while our other child who will be 1 in March will be going to a...
Forum: Canada
May 6th 2009, 5:52 am
Replies: 70
Views: 6,296
Posted By Spongebob

Re: Thinkin about The Island - again!!

We have lived in Sidney now for the last 9 years and have made it our home.
House prices here are pretty expensive. The average 2-3 bedroom single family home will set you back over 220000 uk...
Forum: Canada
May 3rd 2009, 5:54 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,366
Posted By Spongebob

Re: If you had to name one.. what's the worst thing about living on Vancouver Island?

Im not to sure which bit your not getting. You wrote in a previous post there was no junior hockey on Vancouver island. You have been told twice there is the Victoria Grizzlies which is junior A...
Forum: Canada
May 3rd 2009, 12:30 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,366
Posted By Spongebob

Re: If you had to name one.. what's the worst thing about living on Vancouver Island?

I told you in a previous post that Victoria has the Grizzlies which is Junior A. Which is part of the BCHL.
Forum: Canada
May 2nd 2009, 5:03 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,366
Posted By Spongebob

Re: If you had to name one.. what's the worst thing about living on Vancouver Island?

House prices number one worst thing. Rain can be bad in the winter, cost of ferry.

Regarding sports, there is the Salmon Kings for mid level professional Ice Hockey (ECHL) . For junior hockey...
Forum: Canada
May 1st 2009, 4:04 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,414
Posted By Spongebob

Re: Vancouver Island 'flat' spots ...

Elk and Beaver Lake are about 15 mins from Sidney. Straight down the Pat bay.

http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=429

There is a 10km walk around it. Lots of eagles there, plus it is home...
Forum: Canada
May 1st 2009, 5:44 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,414
Posted By Spongebob

Re: Vancouver Island 'flat' spots ...

Try the ferry over to Sidney Spit. Thats pretty flat and a day out.

http://www.britishcolumbia.com/parks/?id=453


Raethtrevor beach has nice walks around it. Dallas road for the kites and...
Dec 8th 2008, 6:02 am
Replies: 39
Views: 1,545
Posted By Spongebob

Re: what will the lady decide?

The Bloc and the liberals do terrible in personal donations whilst the Conservatives the NDP and the Greens do just fine. The liberals and Bloc lack of donations are its own doing. Why should an...
Dec 8th 2008, 4:00 am
Replies: 39
Views: 1,545
Posted By Spongebob

Re: what will the lady decide?

I think it was the biggest trigger, and not promoted by the other parties since it would come across as a purely political move for the interest of keeping the war chests full and not for helping...
Dec 8th 2008, 3:50 am
Replies: 39
Views: 1,545
Posted By Spongebob

Re: what will the lady decide?

She made the right decision. Let cool heads prevail. The reason to save the economy was a red herring, it was soley because of a cut in party fundings as to why they wanted to bring the government...
Forum: Canada
Dec 3rd 2008, 4:20 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 4,444
Posted By Spongebob

Re: i guess you are all awaiting a new and improved govt. in ottawa??

Why the urgent need now. Wait for the budget in January. The economy is not going to crash in one month. Its a power grab, plain and simple, and its the only way that Dion can govern as prime...
Forum: Canada
Nov 16th 2008, 4:44 am
Replies: 41
Views: 2,802
Posted By Spongebob

Re: A couple of interesting articles on the Canadian economy and job market.

I guess if you are frugal, live in a 1 bedroom dive, dont own a car, dont have kids, dont save, dont travel much, then hey, $10 an hour (thats 20K a year) could be a livable wage for you. For most...
Forum: Canada
Nov 15th 2008, 8:52 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,802
Posted By Spongebob

Re: A couple of interesting articles on the Canadian economy and job market.

Maybe if you pay little for housing you will be happy, though that wont be in vancouver, since
vancouver is one of the most expensive places to live in.
Forum: Canada
Nov 15th 2008, 8:44 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,802
Posted By Spongebob

Re: A couple of interesting articles on the Canadian economy and job market.

Too true. Here on the island there's loads of crap minimum wage jobs advertised everywhere. Very grim getting by on $10 an hour when rent averages around $1300 for a 2-3 bedroom suite. You need to...
Forum: Canada
Oct 17th 2008, 5:47 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,991
Posted By Spongebob

Re: Credit cards, which ones accepted your application?

Have you tried this one.

http://www.capitalone.ca/canada/cards/guaranteed-mastercard-newcomers/index.php?linkid=CAN_Z_Z_Z_CNHOME_R1_04_G_CNCPNC

Guaranteed MasterCard®
for People New to Canada ...
Oct 14th 2008, 1:29 am
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By Spongebob

More questions to make the 'right' choice...

Okay - we have thought everything out as to whether to return or not - and so before we make the FINAL decision, we are looking at it all with a semi-clear head with regards to financing the whole...
Oct 10th 2008, 11:21 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 972
Posted By Spongebob

Re: Do we or don't we...

Yes - all 3 of us have current Canadian passports, I also have a current UK passport, and hubby has a just-expired UK passport. So we could come and go as we please in that respect.
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