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Forum: Canada
May 12th 2007, 7:58 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By torticat

Re: Buying and importing a car from the US

Thanks Steve that was exactly the type of info i was looking for.

Seems that for a little leg work their are savings to be made!!

Cheers
Forum: Canada
May 11th 2007, 7:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By torticat

Re: Buying and importing a car from the US

Having a whale of a time (old Shamu joke)

Its just weeks like this that you realise just how expensive Canada can be some times!!

Thanks to all the others for the info, I was aware that there...
Forum: Canada
May 11th 2007, 1:17 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By torticat

Buying and importing a car from the US

Any tips, hints and suggestions welcome....

Seems to be very little info on the net regarding the importation of cars form the US.

Are there any duty and tax implications and what about the...
Forum: Canada
Apr 27th 2007, 2:14 pm
Replies: 2,672
Views: 274,849
Posted By torticat

Re: Exchange rate

Hi Iain

Did exactly as above back in late 2003 when the $US hit an 11 year high expecting it to shift up againsts the $CAD. It didnt.... and as we all know now the $US continued to slump taking...
Forum: Canada
Apr 13th 2007, 1:55 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By torticat

Re: Advice needed on caulk.

Hadn’t watched it in ages but couldn’t resist after your original post…..
Forum: Canada
Apr 13th 2007, 1:37 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By torticat

Re: Advice needed on caulk.

Everything you ned to know about Caulk
Forum: Canada
Nov 24th 2006, 3:03 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By torticat

Re: Renting in or around Halifax NS

Hi

Above is my original respone to an earlier poster in thread identified by Ziggy. Prices vary here so much and you have to negotiate hard in order to get a good deal.

Our rental was a 4 bed...
Nov 4th 2006, 6:08 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,453
Posted By torticat

Re: From my window I can see.....

get out my garden..... ;)
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2006, 10:02 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By torticat

Re: Nova Scotia

Horrendous, we have just finished stockpiling 7 months of supplies and will be battening the hatches this weekend…… Honestly there not that bad but then that all depends where in NS you are thinking...
Forum: Canada
Nov 1st 2006, 1:10 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By torticat

Re: Good website for photos of Canada

Great site but where’s Nova Scotia
Forum: Canada
Nov 1st 2006, 12:32 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,341
Posted By torticat

Re: Nova Scotia ---- Loved by many - hated by a few

Emma

You have a very good point there. Coming from London I am not fazed by the traffic, population and many other things that may impact differently on those from other areas.
Forum: Canada
Nov 1st 2006, 12:13 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By torticat

Re: Finding work in Halifax around this time of year?

If you have an open work permit then there will certainly be temp work around through many of the local agencies. Advantage Personnel in Dartmouth usually has requirements for drivers and labourers....
Forum: Canada
Oct 31st 2006, 1:43 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,341
Posted By torticat

Re: Nova Scotia ---- Loved by many - hated by a few

OK, the point of my original post was to ad some balance to NS in seeking out some success stories and to identify some good points for those who are currently in the process of moving here. All to...
Forum: Canada
Oct 30th 2006, 1:58 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,341
Posted By torticat

Nova Scotia ---- Loved by many - hated by a few

As a regular reader and a limited poster I have the urge to post a positive note about Nova Scotia. Over the past few months there have been many negative posts aimed at everything from the shopping...
Forum: Canada
Oct 30th 2006, 1:05 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By torticat

Re: Breakdown in new house buying costs

Steve

Your builder should have arranged all the paperwork and liaised with your solicitor. I will look for internet links on it later as i'm sure i have one from when we completed.

Ian
Forum: Canada
Aug 9th 2006, 12:32 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By torticat

Re: Things 2 do in Halifax

Hi Guys

If this is your first visit then the most popular tourist spots would be Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg, Mahone bay, the South Shore (see Corky) or try a beach.

In Halifax itself you may like...
Forum: Canada
Aug 6th 2006, 7:40 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,094
Posted By torticat

Re: maritimers -just like home!

So, not only are there issues with NS but there are also issues with the expat community?

I've been trying hard to resist this thread but what the hell.... maybe you are right, others should bring...
Forum: Canada
Aug 5th 2006, 5:08 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By torticat

Re: Anyone In Halifax Want To Meet Up Soon?

You're be pleased to know that Mrs Torticat was baking a lovely little something for your party but unfortunately although it is extremely tasty it's a little less pleasing on the eye (accident with...
Forum: Canada
Aug 5th 2006, 4:34 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By torticat

Re: Anyone In Halifax Want To Meet Up Soon?

As far as venue's go there is a real limit on family friendly bars here unless everyone wants to eat?

How about Historic Properties? last meet was successful and with summer in full swing it is...
Forum: Canada
Jul 17th 2006, 12:56 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By torticat

Sterling Account with Canadian Bank

Anyone out there had experience of holding a sterling account in Canada with a Canadian bank?

What level of interest rates can you expect on such accounts?

Thanks in advance
Forum: Canada
Jun 12th 2006, 12:34 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By torticat

Re: Renting in Halifax Area and nice areas to live?

http://www.homework-guide.com/Millennium/index.html
http://www.tivertons.ca/properties.html
http://www.herald.ns.ca/classifieds/rentals.html

Hi Eli

Above are links to good rental sites here...
Forum: Canada
Apr 6th 2006, 3:33 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 3,940
Posted By torticat

Re: Haligonian/NS Meet up

Wow, I go offline for a while and miss all the exciting threads!!

Just to stay on topic - count us in on any meet-up. Open on location as there are plenty of choices but wise to pick one with good...
Forum: Canada
Mar 2nd 2006, 12:54 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 4,679
Posted By torticat

Re: Exchange rate/money advice

Hi Grendel

Before we left the UK in 2004 we opened a $CAD account with the Royal Bank of Scotland in the UK so no need to actually open an account here in Canada if you're just looking for...
Forum: Canada
Feb 15th 2006, 2:26 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,676
Posted By torticat

Re: Nova Scotia

Kay

Listed below are the top 3 resources we used to find our last rented house. IMO the best best if you are on a budget is to rent direct and avoid those agency mark ups but then it is hit or...
Forum: Canada
Feb 9th 2006, 7:52 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,676
Posted By torticat

Re: Nova Scotia

You cant call his wife the village idiot...... can you?
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