My husband and I have just returned from a great trip to West Texas; both back to work tomorrow. In order to keep our sanity, need to start planning the next road trip. Any suggestions? Probably no more than 10-12 days during the summer and we are willing to fly to a start off point. We like to linger. Preferably in the US or Canada.
Asking for friend: Chinese passport with US Visa expiring in less than six months, will we get trouble crossing the border from Canada to US for a trip? [more inside]
As a Canadian, can I do freelance design work in the U.S. if I move there? [more inside]
Cool, useful, or delicious things to bring back to the US from Canada that are only available in Canada? All ideas welcome (except things like maple syrup, which although abundant in Canada are available in the US too).
I'm trying to remember the name of a children's TV show broadcast on (I think) YTV around 1995, I think it was in the slot after Camp Cariboo. It was probably Canadian, and it had a mailbox puppet that said "YOOOOOOU BET!" when asked if there was any mail, and one of the men on the show used to dress up like a bee, which I remember terrifying me as a child. It may have been broadcast on TVO, but I'm fairly certain it was YTV. [more inside]
Help me revel in the splendour of Canada. I'm looking for songs that reference Canadian provinces/territories by name. [more inside]
My husband and I would like to be able to travel, but he has a felony conviction that makes things a bit complicated, and we're having trouble sorting out what options we have, what needs to be done, and in what order of operations. I would like to buy an hour or two of a lawyer's time, but I first need to know what kind of lawyer we need. [more inside]
I am not in Canadabut I have a credit card loaded with 75 Canadian dollars. What is the smartest way to buy something in canadian dollars off of Amazon (amazon.ca)? I will need any purchase shipped to the U.S.. Will there be crazy unforeseen delivery charges buying through amazon.ca? Is there a way to get this money onto my amazon.com account as credit? Is there some other smart way to spend Canadian dollars while living in the u.s.? Is there some way to get it transferred through the credit card company to an account of mine? The card says it is only for electronic use. [more inside]
We have a year before we're thinking of applying for a mortgage. What can we do in the interim to ensure we're in the best condition possible? [more inside]
Best websites for browsing Canada / BC real estate? [more inside]
May in Nova Scotia. Cold? Buggy? Wet? [more inside]
urgent: where in Cambridge MA can I get inexpensive instant passport-sized photos according to Canadian visa specifications? [more inside]
Canadian tax question: I quoted a client for a job, and neglected to specify whether GST/HST is included. They think the price should be understood as including GST/HST. I think it should be understood as excluding GST/HST. Is there some external standard to resolve this? [more inside]
Is it possible to walk on top of the Citadel or Ramparts in Quebec City in winter? [more inside]
Is there any way to match a Canadian Zip code to the census/sub-census that it belongs ? [more inside]
I have a fitbit. I have a dog. I would like to make a map of Canada displaying the distance I have walked with said dog. I am completely incapable of anything technical. Help me out? [more inside]
Is there any Canadian credit card company that will check your US credit history? [more inside]
Interested in ordering birth control pills from Canada to the US. Is this a good idea? If so, how do you do it? [more inside]
How can I locate sources for statistics on the outcomes of Canadian criminal court cases, that include such data as type of defence counsel (ie Legal Aid, from large firm, high profile, new in field, or preferably cost of counsel), amount of time before trial, income/profession of defendant, sentence given, and sentence actually carried out? Does such data even exist? I'm only asking out of curiosity, not for any professional or education project.
We are going to honeymoon in British Columbia wine country; what should we do aside from the obvious? [more inside]
Planning a trip to the Banff/Jasper area late June-early July. Not our first, but first in 8 years or so. There was an excellent thread on MeFi in 2008 concerning accomodations, but some of the links have expired. I will be there for a milestone birthday and want to wake up somewhere amazing. Must have internet/wifi. Must be close enough to amenities that if the weather is abysmal, we'll still have nice things to do within slogging distance. Don't want to spend a milliion bucks, but are willing to shell out for somewhere which is worth the money.
How can I watch HGTV Canada in the US? [more inside]
Are Canadian employers required to pay me my full salary while I am on jury duty? I am an overtime exempt store manager. [more inside]
Looking for the name of a show that aired during the mid 1980s in BC on the Knowledge Network. The only detail I remember clearly is that one of the characters, a young Nordic-looking girl, was a hemophiliac.
Sent package from MN to Toronto 3 weeks ago. It hasn't arrived. I have no way to track it. Is this a lost cause? [more inside]
[Canada Tax Filter] If my parents loan me money to pay back a non-government student line of credit from a bank, and I pay them a portion of the principal each month, are there any negative tax implications? [more inside]
On Christmas eve I discovered that my (US) passport expired last month yet I had a trip to Canada planned two days later (no time to renew). Well, I am in Canada (no trouble crossing the border). Now do I have to spend my next few days renewing the passport so I can get home? I guess I'm wondering how much leeway border agents have. I have the passport, my birth certificate and driver's license.
Renting a car in BC to drive to WA state - Why can't I? How could I? [more inside]
I just started a new (technology) consulting business. We are incorporated in the US (Inc, not LLC). One of my first clients is located in Canada. You aren't my lawyer. The client wants to start work next week. The engagement will last about a week. What do I need to know (visa?, taxes?) before heading to Canada next Monday? [more inside]
Seller is in Alberta, buyer (me) is in Pennsylvania. The item is $1,600 US and ships in a big crate... how do I do this correctly? [more inside]
How many overpasses are there on the Highway of Heroes? Do you happen to know, or can you help me figure out a GIS workflow that will help me out? [more inside]
Moving back to Canada on short notice... like, tomorrow. Ugh. Help me figure out the logistics of living in the Western world again! [more inside]
How much does private cataract surgery cost in B.C.? [more inside]
What's the best darned NEW Canadian music you've heard in the last six months? [more inside]
What is the best way to go about ordering prescription drugs online from Canada? [more inside]
Learning to fly in the US, then moving to Canada or the EU -- can I transfer a license? [more inside]
I am looking for advice to come up with a technological solution for a physician’s office in NB, Canada. The scenario is that I would like patient files to be accessible remotely while still satisfying health privacy laws (PIPEDA), especially the part about patient records having to be stored in Canada. [more inside]
I'm an American, and I'd like to rent a place in Canada for about three months. Is there anything stopping me from doing so? Are there any extra hoops I'll need to jump through? [more inside]
The Canadian Wheat Board's monopsony is being abolished. If I were a wheat farmer in Saskatchewan, what could I expect to see over the next five years? [more inside]
Please help me find some Columba Cream! Difficulty: Canadian. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a photographer in New York (preferably lower Manhattan) that has experience dealing with Passport Canada's extra-finicky requirements for passport photos?
I am a US citizen. I would like to move to Canada, where my Canadian girlfriend lives and works. My company here in the US is willing to let me telecommute. What are the legalities involved here? [more inside]
Canadian Passport Renewal: If I go down to the Passport Canada office and renew my passport in person, will they take away my old (still valid) passport, leaving me passport-less until the new one arrives? [more inside]
How do I bring the awesomeness of autumn to a very rainy and cold part of Norway? [more inside]
[YANMIL] Me and Mr. wowbobwow are living in Canada on my student visa. We would like to stay and we have what appears to be two or three different options for how we can stay here and eventually get permanent residency or citizenship. Help us figure out what plan is more sensible. [more inside]
Where can I find non-ice wine Canadian (preferably from BC) in New York City? [more inside]
I love Planet Money and This American Life. I am looking for similar podcasts which are either Canadian or just less America-only/mostly. I do not like The Vinyl Cafe, I do like Wiretap. English or French only, please.
Flying from Hamilton, ON to Orlando on the cheap? [more inside]
Attention Canadians! I need help identifying a witch/fairly tale movie from the late eighties. [more inside]
I'm a Canadian who currently has a DirectTV subscription with a non-HD receiver. I want to be able to purchase an HD DVR and wanted to make sure I know everything before hand. [more inside]