I've received conflicting (informal) advice about my eligibility for one of the BC Provincial Nominee Program categories, and I'd like to discuss my situation with an immigration professional. But I could use some help choosing who to talk to: First, choosing if I want an immigration lawyer or consultant, and second, recommendations for specific lawyers and consultants. [more inside]
The Mr and I would like to take a 3-5 day road trip out of Seattle this December/January, including going somewhere that it would be fun to celebrate New Year's Eve. We are not interested in skiing or winter sports. We are interested in food, wine, and cultural events. [more inside]
Looking for a Vancouver BC-themed cycling jersey for sale from a local shop. [more inside]
We're off for a late-booked trip to Vancouver in August and need to find a place to stay. Most hotels are booked in the West End/Downtown/Yaletown area. What hotels would you recommend that are moderately ($100-200) priced with easy transit access to tourist attractions? We'd like to use public transit if possible, but can rent a car if public transit is infeasible. We will have at least one member of our party who can't walk longish distances, and a toddler to deal with as well, so frequent bus changes may be a challenge. We were looking at the Holiday Inn Express Burnaby, is this a sane choice?
I'll be in Vancouver and the surrounding area next week. What's the best way for me to get data on my cellphone? Something like a prepaid mobile SIM card tied to a data plan. Just relying on wifi isn't an option as half of the time I won't be in the city. [more inside]
I'm going to be up in Vancouver this weekend and want to shop for a new spring coat. Something trenchcoat style but not in black or beige - cool colors or prints/patterns would be better. Size 12 or M/L, between $100 and $200. The style constraints are that it should not be teenagery but not dowdy either - I like classic cuts but trendy colors and patterns. I already plan to check out The Bay.
The only place the Internet indicates we can find this is the Christmas Market, which has ended for the season. I've called a few places but haven't found anyone who currently has this beverage on their list. Will be there the 28th - 30th, and if anyone could point us at a place where we could find a glass of Gluhwein, mulled wine, Glogg (insert appropriate diacriticals where needed,) would be most appreciative.
What exactly has my father gotten himself, and is it legal? Is there a "green card" in BC that permits the purchase, use and possession of marijuana? [more inside]
If I eat 3 meals a day, I can put on 2-3 pounds a day. If I eat 2 meals and a snack, I can maintain my weight. I am so hungry it is ALL I can think about. Halp! [more inside]
What are some good, cheap fishing lures for saltwater fishing in the PNW? [more inside]
What with recent disasters, and recently moving to BC I'd like to get an earthquake kit. Now, I don't have a car, so I'd like to not having to travel all over the city picking things up in my backpack if possible. So I'd like to buy a pre-made kit. Back in 2007 acoutu was able to get a deal on a "Ready Kit", but those appear to have been discontinued shortly after they were created. [more inside]
Me, my wife, and our twin 2-year old boys are taking a day-trip to Vancouver, BC next Friday, mainly to get some paperwork taken care of at the Bentall Centre downtown (above the Burrard Skytrain station). We'll be flying in by float plane in the morning, will be finished with our appointments at 11am, and taking a ferry home from Tsawwassen in the evening. What to do in-between? [more inside]
A lot of people experience intense moods and emotions while their body transitions off the hormones. After that, some people notice that their personality has changed one way or the other for good. I've real some studies that show hormonal birth control also has an effect on the kind of person you are attracted to when you are on it. Does this mean you might not be as attracted to the person you're already with? What was your experience?
I never ever ever want to have another period/breakthrough bleed. Which birth control should I be on? [more inside]
[YANML] Are private sector managers in British Columbia restricted in what they can discuss amongst themselves with regards to employee's conduct or disciplinary actions taken as a result? [more inside]
BC Makes me crazy, and I'm going to have to take it anyway (PCOS). If you're crazy on some, can you be OK on others?
Just Diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)... BC makes me crazy, but am going to have to take it... eep! Anyone else crazy on some BC but not others? Tell me there's hope! [more inside]
Canadian filter: Consumer Research Centre survey from 2012 Consumer Product Survey of British Columbia, from Diane Simon, offering a possible $2,500 from answering a 16-page survey. Legit or fake? [more inside]
Exciting things to do within driving distance of the BC-WA border? [more inside]
I'm afraid of heights, and I have bad knees. What easy hikes can I go on near Vancouver, BC? [more inside]
Doing fieldwork along Highway 16 in northern BC for the next few days – traveling from Prince George to Prince Rupert and back. Anyone been there and have any last-minute travel advice? Thanks!
My wife and I are moving to British Columbia on temporary work permits, from the US, and we'll be bringing in a car. However, we want to drive up through Alberta (Burgess Shale tourism!) on our way to Vancouver, and I'm concerned that this may cause major headaches with regard to insurance, registration, licenses, etc. Please help us avoid border crossing nightmares! [more inside]
Mr. Torisaur and I are going to be in Vancouver, BC from the evening of Friday July 13th until Tuesday the 17th, and then Victoria, BC from the 17th - 20th. Recommend us your favourite things to do! [more inside]
Cobbler/shoe repair recommendation in Vancouver, BC? [more inside]
Please recommend backpacking trips around Vancouver, doable in around four or five days by two people who are in shape and one person who isn't (me). (I.e. we are unlikely to be able to do the entire west coast trail.)
Vancouver honeymoon: what to do? [more inside]
I've looked at every question here dealing with the Nuvaring, and read all the patient information, and yet still I don't know: What does it feel like during sex? [more inside]
We are going to honeymoon in British Columbia wine country; what should we do aside from the obvious? [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]
Three young adults and two dogs have one day in Victoria, BC. What shall we do? [more inside]
Nuvaring and skipping my periods: is it OK? Do I really need to ramp it up? [more inside]
Short stay in Vancouver BC late September need unique, eccentric, idiosyncratic, unconventional, unorthodox, unusual, strange, bizarre, peculiar, odd, recommendations! [more inside]
Fun way to elope in BC? [more inside]
Hello, going up to Sloquet hot springs (from Vancouver) for the fist time Thursday, and want to have a couple 'plan Bs' on hand in case it's full or the road is washed out or for whatever other reason. Anyone know of any other decent camping sites in that area?
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]
I live in Vancouver and may be buying a used car on Bowen Island. How do I go about insuring it with air care? [more inside]
Where is northern BC should I spend a month? [more inside]
How do I take control of my reproductive health when stressing about it is sabotaging everything? [more inside]
Can you identify what this truck is carrying? A truck towing two trailers, each with 4 cylinders. Marked radioactive. (photo inside) [more inside]
I'm trying to find a place to live in Vancouver for 5-6 weeks this summer. It needs to be someplace that I can take transit to Simon Fraser University each day, and preferably someplace a skinny male will not be scared to walk alone at night. [more inside]
Best events/arts/concerts listings website for Vancouver? Best way to keep myself informed about local events? [more inside]
Seattleite, headed to Vancouver, BC this weekend. Help me and wifey do something different. [more inside]
Vancouver BC bound...and the forecast calls for storms! Had planned to go birding at Stanley Park, and maybe over to the Reifel refuge near Ladner, but if the weather is blowing umbrellas inside-out, that might not be the best use of our three days up there. What's going on up there this weekend in particular? (we leave from Seattle this evening.)
I started spotting today. How can I stop it by Thursday? [more inside]
Nuvaring with absolutely no side effects: am I just lucky, or could I possibly not be absorbing the hormones correctly? [more inside]
Where to go for a quiet budget vacation near Vancouver at end of August? [more inside]
Help me plan my move to Vancouver. [more inside]
If I've never tried hormonal birth control, is it illogical to have my first try be a Mirena IUD? [more inside]
What should I see and do on a roadtrip to northern BC? [more inside]
Where is this current or former British Columbia court house building located? [more inside]
What are some free or cheap things to do in Vancouver, BC? [more inside]
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