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Forum: Canada
Today, 5:03 pm
Replies: 1,110
Views: 64,290
Posted By scilly

Re: Quarantine for COVID 19 discussions.

That's because even fully vaccinated people, can a) catch covid though it probably will be a mild dose, and b) a fully vaccinated person can be asymptomatic and still pass on the covid to other...
Today, 2:20 am
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By scilly

Re: Wilful Blindness, expose of corruption in Canada

Much of that book was published in the Vancouver Sn over the previous 5 or 6 years.

He's managed to tie a lot more together since those articles.
Forum: Canada
Today, 2:17 am
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By scilly

Re: Sacrificing paid leave for a better life?

Skilled professional is what it needs now to be sure anf get what you want when you want it.

Regarding life in the 60s and 70s ................ it was not at all unusual, in fact almost the norm,...
Forum: Canada
Yesterday, 2:01 am
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By scilly

Re: Sacrificing paid leave for a better life?

I didn't have any cash support from my parents after leaving high school. I got a full scholarship from the local Education Authority, which paid my tuition, books, an extra amount for field trips in...
Forum: Canada
Jun 19th 2021, 10:01 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By scilly

Re: Sacrificing paid leave for a better life?

Good points, bats.

If you had had to get to university or college only by obtaining full grant (scholarship) money, without contribution from your parents, or even had to give some of that...
Forum: Canada
Jun 19th 2021, 9:54 pm
Replies: 1,110
Views: 64,290
Posted By scilly

Re: Quarantine for COVID 19 discussions.

Is the ONLY reason that you have not returned to Canada, the fact that you would have to quarantine???

What happens if the UK is declared off limits for travel to Canada, because the covid cases...
Forum: Canada
Jun 19th 2021, 5:10 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By scilly

Re: Sacrificing paid leave for a better life?

Plus your parents' support, presumably.
Forum: Canada
Jun 19th 2021, 5:06 pm
Replies: 1,110
Views: 64,290
Posted By scilly

Re: Quarantine for COVID 19 discussions.

Trudeau has said at least once recently that in his opinion, he would like at least 75% of all Canadians to have received the first vaccination, and at least 30% to have had the 2nd jab, before the...
Jun 19th 2021, 3:40 am
Replies: 4,771
Views: 199,660
Posted By scilly

Re: Coronavirus

OH had his second jab yesterday ............. in and out, no fuss about being on time.

He was out after the 15 minute wait less than 5 minutes later than what had been his appointment time.
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Jun 19th 2021, 3:38 am
Replies: 4,771
Views: 199,660
Posted By scilly

Re: Coronavirus

Trudeau has also said that he wants a minimum of 75% with 1st jab, and 20% with both jabs in Canada as a whole before considering opening the border.
Forum: Canada
Jun 19th 2021, 3:32 am
Replies: 47
Views: 1,838
Posted By scilly

Re: What Do You Wish You Brought Or Left Behind

We came with only clothes, books, art work, and wedding presents, having left the UK about 10 days after our wedding in 1967. Neither of us had lived anywhere but home or in furnished digs.

We are...
Forum: Canada
Jun 19th 2021, 3:17 am
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By scilly

Re: Sacrificing paid leave for a better life?

I figure Mexican food in Canada is either Cal-Mex or Tex-Mex , with some slight changes :nod:

At least that's what we seem to get here.

Our favourite here is Japanese, but not "fusion...
Forum: Canada
Jun 18th 2021, 4:46 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By scilly

Re: Sacrificing paid leave for a better life?

....... but there are also parts of Canada where you do not have to do that!

Yes, Vancouver is in the Banana Belt, and housing is expensive here. But Vancouver Island is cheaper, and the East...
Forum: Canada
Jun 18th 2021, 2:14 am
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By scilly

Re: Sacrificing paid leave for a better life?

I hate London

Mind you, I don't think Toronto is much better.

When I said about Canadian skiers, I was talking about Nancy Greene Raine who grew up in Rossland from a young age (actually born...
Forum: Canada
Jun 17th 2021, 10:07 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By scilly

Re: Sacrificing paid leave for a better life?

Noting that you live in or near Toronto, that city and that province are NOT the rest of Canada!

Yes, skiing is probably expensive (in your eyes at least) ......... I haven't checked recently how...
Forum: Canada
Jun 16th 2021, 4:20 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By scilly

Re: Supermarkets

My daughter lives in NS, and she was getting home delivery last year. I got the impression that grocery stores, at least in the Halifax Region, were not closed during this past lockdown, and she and...
Forum: Canada
Jun 15th 2021, 10:05 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By scilly

Re: Newbie!!

Hope you have practised a lot for your IELTS test. It might not be as easy as you think, even for an English born and raised person.
Jun 15th 2021, 2:20 am
Replies: 4,771
Views: 199,660
Posted By scilly

Re: Coronavirus

BC now in Stage 2 of loosening of restrictions.............. over 75% eligible have received at least the 1st jab.
Jun 13th 2021, 10:58 pm
Replies: 4,771
Views: 199,660
Posted By scilly

Re: Coronavirus

There haven't been any real queues to get into a grocery store here, except maybe waiting for the person in front of you to be checked by a store employee as to mask and hand sanitizer, while his...
Jun 13th 2021, 2:34 am
Replies: 51
Views: 2,082
Posted By scilly

Re: Has Canada's pandemic response made you consider moving back to UK/Europe?

The full information on what Trudeau announced as the $100 million value donation for vaccines .............

It is made up partly of money and partly of vaccines

The amount also includes a...
Forum: Canada
Jun 13th 2021, 2:23 am
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By scilly

Re: Registering an AB car in ON

We have always had my name on car (and house) ownership, even though I don't drive ....... but it does mean that I have certain rights ....... including being able to have the car de-registered when...
Jun 12th 2021, 4:58 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,082
Posted By scilly

Re: Has Canada's pandemic response made you consider moving back to UK/Europe?

It's called diplomacy ................. we quite literally HAVE to do that if Canada wants to get other things through at the G7.

Anyway, we are considered a wealthy country, and those vaccines...
Jun 11th 2021, 4:29 am
Replies: 8,976
Views: 507,758
Posted By scilly

Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

We have always tipped for service, although we give larger amounts (proportionately) now than we did say 20 or 30 years ago, simply because we have a little more "free" money now, (no mortgage, no...
Jun 11th 2021, 2:45 am
Replies: 8,976
Views: 507,758
Posted By scilly

Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Tried door dash delivering yesterday, don't think its worthwhile, took an average of about 1 hour from accepting/going to restaurant to pick up/arriving at delivery address, average before any...
Jun 10th 2021, 4:33 pm
Replies: 8,976
Views: 507,758
Posted By scilly

Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

I haven't noticed many down here, although the rose leaves are getting chewed y something though not seemingly more than usual. (and that could be leaf-cutting bees anyway).

I think most species...
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