I bought a house to rent out to students. What should I buy? Cliche/common examples include a pool table, foosball table and a dartboard, but I'd like more varied and unique ideas. [more inside]
How to ship items to Kenya from Canada? [more inside]
I'm looking for research or advocacy groups that are critical of governments that hire consulting firms such as KPMG for budgetary advice or auditing purposes. Other than The Yes Men, please ;) [more inside]
When transferring between connecting flights in Canada, do you need to go through security screening again? [more inside]
I'd like to move (from the USA) to Toronto for a year or so. What do I do? [more inside]
What stuff is there to do *next week* in Vancouver, BC? (7/25-8/1) Time sensitive and general touristy suggestions both need apply! [more inside]
What's with my Netflix Canada selection? [more inside]
Canadian-stores-suck filter: Looking for a cute and yet athletic tankini-style swimsuit. Problem? I'm super picky and I need to try it on. [more inside]
Canada's equivalent of the 5th amendment? I'm looking for recent case law precedents or well publicized examples in the news involving individuals compelled to give up encryption passwords or other potentially self-incriminating information.
Spending a couple days in Quebec City in early/mid-August. Where should I stay? Is it worth it to pay for more for somewhere in the old city? What is the parking situation? [more inside]
Asking this question for my mom: where should I live in Canada? (criteria: dense small city, pretty, affordable, walkable, climate not too cold.) [more inside]
Help! Just arrived in Canada for a short trip but forgot to buy tourist health insurance before arriving... [more inside]
I will be traveling from Utah to British Columbia with my family and visiting the area for two weeks. I want to use a GPS and am not sure whether to get 1) a bluetooth GPS receiver, coupled to one of our idevices, 2) a cheap Android phone, or 3) a standalone automobile GPS. [more inside]
I was recently in Canada (from US) and tried to use my debit card to buy some groceries. Two different cards were rejected, for different reason codes. I would have experimented more, but I was standing between a rapidly angering Canadian woman and her beer. I see by Googling that Canadian debit cards use a different network, Interac. Are there any banks/credit unions that issue debit cards usable in both Canada and USA. I know I could've used ATMs and cash, but this would make for a less hassling cross-border experience.
Where are the best Canada Day celebrations (Friday, 7/1) in New York City (the first four boroughs are best)? [more inside]
What are the pros and cons of trying to become an English professor in Toronto for a fiction writer (and how feasible is it)?
What are the pros and cons of trying to become an English professor in Toronto for a fiction writer (and how feasible is it)? [more inside]
Advice for driving in Western Canada ... [more inside]
Is there a website that sells individual servings of condiments that ships to Canada and doesn't charge an arm and a leg for shipping? I found out about minimus.biz, but the shipping fees were close to $40. I'm specifically looking for things like mayonaisse, ketchup, soy sauce, salad dressing, cream, etc.
Help me figure out what to do with my life! [more inside]
What's the cheapest prepaid cell phone I can get in Canada and how can I set it up without a computer? [more inside]
If Alberta had no oil, would a 5% provincial sales tax make up for the lost tax revenue? [more inside]
I live in Calgary, Alberta. Is there a place I can buy Kinnie (the Maltese soft drink) locally? [more inside]
Where does the Trailer Park Boys movie fit in with the series? [more inside]
What should I hit in Montreal and Toronto? I have two weeks available and I want to bend them around unmissable events in each city. Aug/Sept. [more inside]
How can we go curling one afternoon on our Canadian Ski Trip next winter? [more inside]
The earliest I could possibly retire is about 15 years away and I've been thinking about retiring in Canada somewhere. The catch: I'm a US citizen and I don't currently live or work in Canada. Am I kidding myself? [more inside]
Help us find this Canadian children's TV show. "It's Canadian, and they all wore beanies" "if it's Canadian, don't you mean touks?" heaps more half remembered details: [more inside]
Please tell me your pro-tips for attending the Toronto International Film Festival! [more inside]
How do I find the "Out of area" telemarketer who is calling me in Canada? [more inside]
My aunt will be visiting Canada on a tourist visa from India and she would like to purchase health insurance for the duration of her visit. Can you recommend a company I can contact to get more information about this, preferably an insurance company we can buy a policy from? Google is giving me a lot of sketchy SEO results.
What are some great books on the history of aboriginal Canada? [more inside]
Financing company offered me a 2000$ line of credit. I have questions. [more inside]
Quirky Canadian tax question - what's the long term impact of reducing CPP payable? [more inside]
Where can I sell used DVDs in Canada? [more inside]
Where to start looking for web content (or similar) work in Canada? From New Zealand? [more inside]
I live in Victoria BC, Canada. I need to find a long distance calling card for use from a land line, or some other solution, that will give me a good quality long distance call to Europe. [more inside]
Canada tax: Question about timing of RRSP contributions. Did we mess up? [more inside]
Canada Tax Filter: Since interest on investment loans is tax deductible, does that mean you could deduct the interest on an RRSP loan as well? [more inside]
I've been disenfranchised by the government of Canada. [more inside]
There's a phone accessory booth in my local mall that claims that they can unlock my iPhone. Are they on the level? [more inside]
Shipping clothes from Canada to USA: what does the Certificate of Disinfection entail, where do I get it?
I have 2 large boxes of used clothing/shoes to ship to the US soon, and the post office employee told me the volume of items would definitely not pass the border unless I have a Certificate of Disinfection. Unfortunately, this document seems non-existent. There is NO information in Google, answers are always something along the lines of, "Ship it in several smaller boxes!" or "Don't say it's clothing!" which are avoiding the point: I am trying to do this by the book (legally). Does anyone have experience with this particularly evasive document, or parameters that would let Customs determine the packages are okay? Or another way I could *legally* ship the clothing to the US? [more inside]
I am filing tax returns for a number of prior years. One of those years was spent renting an apartment, but having almost no income whatsoever to claim. Rent was paid through a variety of means (read: help from parents). It was one of those years. Do I claim the rent paid? [more inside]
Canadian permanent residency question. Approaching end of 3rd year on a PR card, without spending very much time in Canada. Received stern warning from a border agent - what to do? [more inside]
I am in Ontario, Canada. Where can I buy reasonably priced - nay, cheap - craft supplies online? [more inside]
So, I'm a Canadian eh. Icefishing season is still going strong for another week and a half or so, and I'd like to wrangle a few jackfish out of the local lake. Does anyone have any advice on doing this? I live on the lake, which is awfully convenient, and I've caught jackfish there before, so I know that they're down there. Now what's the easiest way to get them above the ice?
I imported my car to Canada from the USA while in Vancouver on a work visa, so (as a non-settler) I paid no taxes on it. Now, I'd like to sell it — what should I do? Go back to the border office and import it for reals (how much would this cost?) or export it back to the US and sell it in a Carmax in Seattle or something? [more inside]
I want to self-publish my books on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble etc. I am a Canadian (Ontario). What do I need to know about this, for tax purposes, before I start? [more inside]
Tacoma/Seattle-Filter: Need advice for stopping in Seattle on my way back to Vancouver, BC. [more inside]
Canada tax arrears: would bankruptcy help? [more inside]
I am possibly moving to the United States from Canada for a job, and I'd like to get some insight into some aspects of the immigration process. [more inside]