Where can I find a set of public domain images of the U.S.A. and individual States? I am looking for something a little stylized and without much detail, similar to a weather map. [more inside]
posted by dripdripdrop
on Mar 1, 2006 -
On my sister's behalf: What is the best chance for my husband (and therefore me) to immigrate to B.C.? He is 53 (not good according to the Canadian point system), and has a great offer of work from a friend in Victoria who is a designer/builder of homes. My husband would be hired as a foreman, as he's a highly skilled and experienced carpenter, and is capable of managing and training crews. His formal education doesn't go beyond high school, his English language skills are good (but not his French), he has no criminal record, and he's in very good health. [more inside]
posted by bricoleur
on Feb 22, 2006 -
Opening a small business in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. What do I do to register a small business with the government? I've been interested in doing this for a few reasons, mostly because I want to work for myself (a good enough reason I know) but am unsure how to register it bureaucratically. [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza
on Feb 14, 2006 -
I don't have a passport. I'm American. I need to fly to a wedding in Toronto in a month. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by JZig
on Feb 12, 2006 -
I need to find a place to rent a tuxedo this week
in London. Sub-questions follow... [more inside]
posted by tiamat
on Feb 11, 2006 -
What online stores that deliver to Canada sell simple black kufi hats (like these
posted by Jairus
on Feb 9, 2006 -
Who or what is the source for the expression "cereal box French", referring to the amount of French that Anglophone Canadians are exposed to? [more inside]
posted by easternblot
on Feb 7, 2006 -
Please help me understand the humor in a Canadian video I found on the internet. [more inside]
posted by neda
on Feb 6, 2006 -
Dear Canadians, Brits, and other citizens of parliamentary democracies: Inspired by this comment,
how important is party affiliation to your vote? In other words, how much of an asshat does your party's parliamentary candidate have to be to force you to switch sides in an election? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Jan 21, 2006 -
I'm a Canadian who has very recently bought a pre-owned computer for a business I'm starting. Can I claim it in the upcoming income tax? Should I have registered the business first, and then make the necessary purchases? What is the deadline for claiming small business expenses on income tax anyway?
posted by rinkjustice
on Jan 17, 2006 -
I'm looking for bars or restaurants in the United States that serve Canadian food. [more inside]
posted by stst399
on Jan 15, 2006 -
What's the deal with soccer (football) in Canada? I'm gonna be in Toronto and I've got The Champion's League, The Premiership, FA Cup and The World Cup to watch. [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo
on Jan 10, 2006 -
Canadian travel in February filter: We'll be doing some college tours of Canadian colleges, including McGill and University of Toronto. To see these places AND impress upon my daughter the reality of what COLD weather feels like (we live in California), I'm thinking of taking her up to Montreal and Toronto between Feb 17 - 21. Cheap flights are available to Burlington (close to Montreal) and Buffalo (close to Toronto).
Is it possible to drive from Montreal to Toronto in February? Or is it so snowy and blizzardy that this is ridiculous, and we should take the train or fly? Airfares seem high, but maybe I'm just not looking at the right flights. Any suggestions as to how to cram visits into those places during mid-Feb?
posted by jasper411
on Jan 10, 2006 -
I need to buy a car. I'm in Toronto. We've never had a car in Canada before. What are useful sources of information? [more inside]
posted by scruss
on Dec 31, 2005 -
Can a person collect under both the Canada Pension Plan and U.S. Social Security, based on qualifying work in both countries? [more inside]
posted by Joleta
on Dec 27, 2005 -
What is the best way to do international transfers in order to get the best currency exchange rates and avoid excessive bank transfer fees? Transferring from the UK to Canada is costing me £20/transfer.
posted by srboisvert
on Dec 27, 2005 -
I really love this product
(it is cool, isn't it?) - but as a Canadian, it seems just out of my grasp as they won't ship it to me. This site
also has it, but again, discriminates against Canadians. Does anyone know anywhere else I can get it, either online or in person (I'm in Toronto) or something similar? [more inside]
posted by loquax
on Dec 19, 2005 -
I want to buy a NetFlix gift certificate for my parents. They live in the U.S. I live in Canada. The online order form (including credit card info) can't handle my non-US address. Furthermore, the customer service number isn't accessible from Canada. Any suggestions, ranging from alternative access method to alternative DVD by mail service providers? [more inside]
posted by Swack
on Dec 15, 2005 -
My fiancee (soon to be wife) and I are planning on getting pregnant in 2006. Because we are smart people we have discussed the possibility of having the child born in a foreign country (we are both American) which would give him or her the advantage of dual-citizenship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 13, 2005 -
Will applying for a new TN Visa (I-94) cause any problems with if currently filing for a green card? [more inside]
posted by neilkod
on Dec 8, 2005 -
Online electronics suppliers in Canada. Looking for a Canadian equivalent of Digikey or any reliable surplus sellers. Thanks.
posted by Krrrlson
on Nov 27, 2005 -
LongShotFilter: About 10 years ago I remember seeing a great billboard up on the side of the east-bound Trans-Canada highway somewhere between Falcon Lake, MB and Kenora, Ont.
The words on the sign were simple: Take a break. See the lake. Go shopping.
Does anybody have a picture of this billboard by any ridiculous chance? I believe it was a local billboard promoting the Kenoa and Lake of the Woods area in general, I don't believe it had specific ties to any particular place of business.
This phrase has been a running joke among friends since the first time we saw it, but in the recent times I have gone back to Kenora, it was nowhere to be seen.
Bonus points for the same verbage from a sign somewhere else.
posted by gfroese
on Nov 25, 2005 -
Please help me find more information on the US government's take on the softwood lumber dispute with Canada. [more inside]
posted by ykjay
on Nov 18, 2005 -
Does the expression "Freedom 35" mean anything in Canadian history or culture?
posted by Rothko
on Sep 25, 2005 -
Suggestions for PhD study in International Relations within the English-speaking world? [more inside]
posted by keijo
on Sep 22, 2005 -
Does anyone know a cheap and mostly reliable way to ship things across Canada? I'm about to move from Toronto to Regina, and want to be able to send some boxes (clothes, books, kitchen stuff etc.) ahead. [more inside]
posted by Tomatillo
on Sep 15, 2005 -
I need more cancon
in my daily reading! The blogosphere and RSS-news-sphere are very American and I want to round out what I'm reading with a Canadian perspective. What Canadian blogs and bloglike things would I enjoy reading? [more inside]
posted by mendel
on Sep 8, 2005 -
Banking question: I have a small business in the US, I live in the US, I'm a US citizen. A number of my clients are in Canada. Everytime they send me a check, my local bank has to take a flat $10 out of it - even if its in US funds. Most of these checks are less than $50, so that's a pretty big hit. Apparently this $10 fee is not just my bank, but from their processor. I know I could ask my clients to pay in paypal, but a lot of them aren't set up to do it that way, and I'm reluctant to make them change.
I emailed a canadian bank, thinking I'd just mail a deposit off once a month, and then every few months transfer funds, but I need to be there in person to set up the account. Do I just need to insist that clients use paypal? Are there other options I'm not thinking of? Any advice would be welcome.
posted by korej
on Sep 5, 2005 -
Recourse Filter: I bought a product from a Canadian company. I realized upon it's arrival that it’s incorrect and was falsely advertised. Discussions with the company haven’t went well at all . Advice and suggestions on the possibility of getting things corrected? [more inside]
posted by peewee
on Aug 23, 2005 -
Living in Canada questions:
I am planning to work there next year. Is it sane to arrive in March? [more inside]
posted by lunkfish
on Aug 18, 2005 -
Crossing the Canada border from the US (Rainbow Bridge) -- Should I be worried about a minor criminal record issue? [more inside]
posted by Merdryn
on Aug 6, 2005 -
I'm a Canadian looking to move (and work) in the USA. Not necessarily forever, but more than the three months a tourist visa allows. I've got a 2 year college degree and 8 yrs experience in IT. Where do I start to figure out how to do it? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle
on Aug 3, 2005 -
Canadian proof of parenthood - does such a thing exist? A bit of an obscure question I know, but I require some official, government-provided proof that my parents are, in fact, my parents. [more inside]
posted by loquax
on Jul 28, 2005 -
Please help me plan a week-long vacation for two people for $2000. All crazy ideas welcome! [more inside]
posted by hamster
on Jul 27, 2005 -
Me and a friend were planning a road trip to Canada in the next few coming weeks, but she has a problem: her passport expired, and her expired copy was destroyed. Is there any possible way to cross the border with only American identification documents?
posted by invitapriore
on Jul 22, 2005 -
Two twenty-somethings, travelling to the London, Edinburgh, and Montreal, seek advice on things to do in each city. [more inside]
posted by muddgirl
on Jul 18, 2005 -
Any good (= decent, clean and fairly priced) hotels or B&B's in Pointe au Baril, Ontario CA? If you know of a good place where a lonely traveller might find a meal, it 'd be appreciated too.
posted by NekulturnY
on Jul 15, 2005 -