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 -
Immigrating to a nice, developed anglophone country in the northern hemisphere has been a long-time dream of mine. [more inside]
posted by falameufilho
on Jul 5, 2005 -
A friend and I will be traveling to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island next week. Any tips on what we must see and must avoid? [more inside]
posted by marxchivist
on Jun 22, 2005 -
I'm looking for good media resources (especially books) on the lands of the midnight sun (and ?daytime darkness?). Works that cover sociology, culture, work habits, sleep habits and other interesting aspects and adaptations of people living in such conditions.
posted by daksya
on Jun 13, 2005 -
My wife and I are considering adoption in Canada, but I need to know the costs and pitfalls. What are people's emotional, financial, _______, experiences with adoption? Feedback from adopters and adoptees is welcome. [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70
on Jun 12, 2005 -
Before the U.S. Election, a number of people said that they would move to Canada or elsewhere or even renounce their citizenship if Bush won. Does anyone know of anyone who may have actually done this? Or how to find such a person? [more inside]
posted by Duck_Lips
on Jun 8, 2005 -
I'm trying to assemble a document that outlines the various tax credits available for filming in Canada. Is there a comprehensive site (or doc) already in existence that breaks down credits nationally and by province? [more inside]
posted by johndavi
on May 19, 2005 -
I enjoy the often-derided NewsFilter type posts, epecially the comments and links provided in follow-up. These days, Canadian politics has become interesting, but I haven't found a spot on the web where ideas, information and links of MeFi caliber are posted on this subject.
Are there any Canadian politics oriented blogs or forums that are worthy?
posted by bumpkin
on May 18, 2005 -
We're starting up a wee web radio station. We are Canadians. What, realistically, are we meant to do in the way of royalties and whatnot? [more inside]
posted by Count Ziggurat
on May 12, 2005 -
I'm spending next week on vacation in Montréal, and so I'm looking for any suggestions that Mefites (Québecois and otherwise) might have about what to see and eat and do. [more inside]
posted by letourneau
on May 2, 2005 -
Are there any agencies or organizations that hire Canadians to do IT work in Antarctica?
posted by Jairus
on Apr 24, 2005 -
My partner is going on a Summer Language Bursary program to a Cegep in Jonquiere, Quebec (Canada), but we can't find an airport that flies there! We found an airport code for the city (XJQ), but no airline seems to fly there. Can you help us find a way to travel from Lethbridge, AB to Jonquiere, QC. We are willing to depart from Calgary if need be.
posted by arcticwoman
on Apr 22, 2005 -
This summer, I'd like to travel to Iqaluit, the capitol of Nunavut in Canada. I've been fascinated with the place for years, and this spring would be the perfect chance to go see it. What's the best way of getting there?
posted by spinifex23
on Mar 12, 2005 -
I have a friend who lives in Canada while her boyfriend is just finishing up a psychology degree in England. He wants to move to Canada in the summer but there is the problem of not being able to get a job as a UK citizen. What are the requirements for British citizens to be able to work and live in Canada for an extended period of time (say several years at least)? They are not willing to get married yet. Any advice or previous experiences would be extremely helpful!
posted by degnarra
on Mar 11, 2005 -
Can someone provide a good overview and possibly some links explaining what the difference was between the American colonies and the Maritime Provinces that led to their separation? [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley
on Mar 3, 2005 -
Calling all Canadians!
My limited free and work time is being sucked up by really trivial purchasing problems. How does one efficiently shop online in Canada? More importantly, where
? [more inside]
posted by mireille
on Mar 1, 2005 -
I need to buy new boots. Requirements: comfortable (I'll be wearing them 70-100 hours a week), medium grippyness (Canada has all this frozen water half of the year), shinable, black, plain looking. I'd like to avoid spending much more than C$200. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral
on Feb 23, 2005 -
Can a travel agent be held legally responsible for costs incurred due to providing incorrect information? When our plane was delayed (and despite what the airlines told us), we spent an additional (unplanned) $1600 to make a connecting flight on the recommendation of our travel agent. [more inside]
posted by Bearman
on Feb 22, 2005 -
I used to love to play pachinko, but it's been years and years since i've seen one. Where in canada or america can i get my fix? (Proximity to toronto preferred but not necessary.)
posted by psychoticreaction
on Jan 31, 2005 -
I am currently a philosophy student at the University of British Columbia
(Canada). I've applied to transfer to the Institute of Philosophy
at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
for their strong involvement with continental philosophy, and because I want to live in Europe. Will getting a Belgian degree significantly complicate things for me if I choose the pursue a graduate degree in North America? Will it be detrimental to getting in to a good school?
posted by ori
on Jan 23, 2005 -
If one is located in Canada, and would like to invest in non-US/Canada securities and currency, are there any simple, inexpensive (fee-wise), mainstream methods to do so? I used to have an account at Interactive Brokers where this would be an option but I found them a little bit badly integrated with the Canadian banking system (i.e. not mainstream).
posted by Big Fat Tycoon
on Jan 23, 2005 -
I've just purchased my very first new car. However, in the process, I visited nine dealerships - 7 of them asked me for a cash deposit before they would even discuss prices with me. The one dealership that I gave a $500CDN deposit to (I later changed my mind on it) took almost 2 hours to refund my deposit. What are my rights, and what are strategies to get around this deposit requirement?
posted by burhan
on Jan 15, 2005 -
Travel route advice please. I'll be driving from Southern California to Kitchener, Ontario, Canada in late January or early February. A native southern californian who has never driven this far, I'm much worried about the weather. I've read up on various winter driving advice. I'm wondering about the route. Most directions show a straight shot (through denver, chicago). But would it be better to stick south till like Tennessee, then do a straight shot up north?
posted by rexruff
on Dec 21, 2004 -
Going to Toronto next weekend for the first time, for three days and staying at the Canadiana Backpackers Hostel in downtown Toronto. We are three college students - can anyone recommend free/cheap things to do and explore? We'd prefer to avoid touristy spots, have a high interest in walking everywhere, exploring ethnic neighborhoods (where'd the best place for good, authentic dim sum in Toronto?)
posted by jare2003
on Dec 11, 2004 -
I am a Canadian resident who would like to subscribe to DIRECTV. This seems to be legal at the monent, and I have purchased a dish and receiver on eBay. Can anyone suggest a Canadian-based company that will broker my DIRECTV account? I understand that I will need to get a US address.
posted by anonymous
on Dec 5, 2004 -
Does anybody know of any expansive polling of Canadians with respect to their feelings on foreign military intervention, particularily in Afghanistan? Of course, the more detailed the better. If that's too specific, can anyone point me to general repositories of Canadian polling data that allow free access (if such places exist)? Thanks as always! [more inside]
posted by loquax
on Dec 5, 2004 -
I'm right near the end of my first term in university for film studies. I'm totally stressed out and I'm not sure it's worth it. I'm taking this b*llshit class on Canadian Film and I can't think of a topic. Does anyone have a suggestion for an essay that someone could do? Note it only has to be about a Canadian film/films and doesn't have to say anything about Canadian films directly.
posted by Napierzaza
on Nov 29, 2004 -
CanadianBanksFilter: This may seem like a bit of a dumb question, but can I deposit my money at ANY bank? I've got a CIBC account, but the closest CIBC is like an hour's walk away, and I don't have a car. Could I deposit stuff at, say, the Royal Bank?
posted by hughbot
on Nov 18, 2004 -
If I am going to Toronto for a weekend, with three people, what is the best and cheapest option for parking for three days? If I'm correct, i can't park there overnight, even in a residential neighborhood. is there a train station i can park in overnight and take a train in? or would just shelling out for three nights ofparking be the best idea?
posted by jare2003
on Nov 17, 2004 -
Language programs abroad.
I'm a university student, I'm Canadian, and I'm wondering if anyone could recommend a good immersive program aboard for studying French or Chinese. I doubt I can be proficient in either in one summer, and I already have a very basic grasp of both. What I'm looking for instead is a chance to go aboard to develop my french or mandarin further. Any suggestions other than commercial programs geared for Business-persons?
posted by phyrewerx
on Nov 17, 2004 -
How does one go about researching and purchasing properties being auctioned or tendered because of tax sales or sheriff's sales? What are the kinds of things I should look for and is this a viable means of buying property? I'm based in Canada, but I'm sure there's enough commonality between regions that general advice will apply.
posted by Big Fat Tycoon
on Nov 10, 2004 -
Is Canada a good place to go if you want a decent job and a good place to go for college?
posted by Keyser Soze
on Nov 2, 2004 -
Can I fly from the United States to Canada without a passport?
posted by jjg
on Oct 28, 2004 -
I may have my citizenship revoked, or perhaps I will lose my google priveleges, but...please help if you can, fellow mefites. I am looking for an image of A.Y. Jackson's proposed image for the Canadian flag. A wee bit more in the ol' inside... [more inside]
posted by Richat
on Oct 21, 2004 -
Where does oil refined to make gasoline on the west coast of North America come from? Alaska? Mexico? Alberta?
posted by Keith Talent
on Oct 6, 2004 -
I remember a couple years ago that the U.S. was trying to get Canada to follow the American drinking age limit of 21, especially in British Colombia. So, if you go up with an American ID, it must say 21 instead of 19. Does anyone know the status of this law change or if it was well-accepted by Canadian governments?
posted by Slimemonster
on Sep 16, 2004 -
I'm a U.S. citizen, curious about looking for work in one of Canada's major cities. I know that our neighbors to the north are bilingual and more of a socialist democracy than the U.S., but otherwise I'm pretty ignorant. I couldn't find all the provinces on a map, for example. What books and web sites should I read to learn more about Canada's politics, geography, history and culture? With more social welfare are job benefits different? Could I expect more time off than my current two weeks a year? Any advice you can give me to help me make a final decision on relocating?
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Aug 21, 2004 -
Hotel recommendations for Vancouver B.C.? I'll be there a couple days for a wedding. My primary concerns are that it be central and unique/interesting. Any price range is fine.
posted by vacapinta
on Aug 20, 2004 -
Buying a condominium vs. buying a co-operative apartment. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Cyrie
on Aug 10, 2004 -
Please help educate this Canadaphile from south of the border. Martin, Chretien, Mulroney, and Trudeau all rose to political prominence from ridings in Quebec. What accounts for the lack of geographic diversity among recent occupants of Canada's top post? And why Quebec? I would think that the prominence of the sovereignist BQ and the relative cultural isolation of Montreal from the Anglophone cities would make it unlikely that mainstream Liberal and Tory politicians would thrive.
posted by PrinceValium
on Jun 29, 2004 -
It's election day here in Canada, and I have still not made my mind up on who I am going to vote for. I am in Southern Alberta, so it is pretty much decided who is going to win here (last poll had the local Conservatives at 60%), Am I throwing my vote away by voting NDP? Or should I vote "strategically" with the second place party (the Liberal party, which I am not a huge fan of - mainly because of Paul Martin), as an "anyone but conservative" vote?
posted by Quartermass
on Jun 28, 2004 -
eBay hell. I haven't sold many items through eBay, so I was startled to wade through all the associated fine print to discover - after I had concluded a sale, received a payment via Paypal, and was ready to ship my item - that as a seller I get absolutely ZERO protection from buyer scams if I ship my item from the US to Canada. [ further, buyer supplied phone # tracks to address different from shipping address provided which is, as well, "unconfirmed" ] So, I'm considering 1) calling off the sale, refunding the $ and taking an eBay rep. hit or 2) eBay's escrow service. Any opinions?
posted by troutfishing
on Jun 15, 2004 -
I'm looking for recommendations, advice, and anecdotes regarding Canadian moving companies, as I will be relocating from Winnipeg to Toronto this summer. Can anyone refer me to a good, reliable company?
posted by theNonsuch
on Jun 13, 2004 -
As part of a very large road trip I'm taking later in the summer, I'm planning on driving from Vancouver to Winnipeg. What's the best route, for scenic/cultural reasons or otherwise? Should I stay on Highway 1, cut up to Highway 16, or use something else?
posted by mrbula
on May 28, 2004 -