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Old Aug 28th 2012, 8:20 pm
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New lad here! greeting to all.

UK man now in BC been all over globe and Canada, plan on movin gto Nova Scotia with my wife.

Checked online about NS... nice place, like many places, the winters are said to be real bad? real bad~ hurricanes and huge snowfalls, never see pictures of sunny, friendly NS in mid-winter?. How is it really? best areas to live, cost of living, crime rate general stuff.

Not wealthy, or would be residing in Blighty... just looking for cheaper place to spend golden years, love the sea air, but wish to be able to access city... one hours drive ok.

Cheers to all.

Forfar

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Old Aug 28th 2012, 9:23 pm
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Hello and welcome to BE.

I've moved your post into a thread of it's own as it gives us a better opportunity to welcome you to the forums.

I recommend you check out our Canada forum. Quite a few of our members live in NS...I'm sure they will help answer any questions you have about the area.

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Hello and a big welcome to BE.

Excellent information can be found in the BE Wiki, not forgetting the Living and Moving Abroad forum that will help you, another set of great help is the permanent threads at the TOP of each forum, they are very pertinent to that particular forum and makes sensible reading.

Moderators deal with any problems that arise such as inappropriate posts, spammers etc, you will find their names at the bottom right hand side of each forum's index in bold font.

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Old Sep 19th 2012, 8:28 pm
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Balmarino, My husband and I moved to NS, western Halifax in pril and have loved it hugely. We started our Canadian journey many moons ago in the west but researched and visited NS several times as it has so many plusses - access to the sea, can live on a lake, 30 mins to the airport (depending on where you live), 5.5 hours to London and some of the nicest people you could hope to meet!

Crime, apparently Halifax has the second highest Canadian murder rate after Winnipeg - not good, but hoping that they get that sorted. Weather, we've previously only visited in May, September, November and December so as we're living here now were very excited to meet our first summer - it hasn't disappointed, Wonderful sunshine for several months - only downside that as we're living on the coast, we been beset with biting bugs and as had only anticipated two weeks of black fly, a whole summer of itchy bites was a 'delight', not. But that hasn't deterred us either. Nova Scotia certainly makes up for that, very little traffic unless in the city and then nothing like any other English city. Glorious beaches, trails and lakes.

Wildlife seemingly on cue. In one 3 day period we had a moose amble across our drive, a deer pop out to say 'Hi' and on a boat trip, were escorted by porpoises and a seal.

Looking forward to the winter, snow tyres in hand or - on wheels. It appears that NS has a lot of snow and thaw so may be similar to 'home' but with more frequency. I'm guessing we just get prepared and temperatures no where near as low as central Canada, I'm told. Have been in Quebec at -20 and didn't feel at all cold hiking until I took a glove off for a minute!

Anyway, we love it here and would recommend it whole heartedly! good luck with your decision.
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