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Old 07-16-2010, 06:05 AM   #1
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I'm curious how many of the bloggers reading this board are Canadian...

Checking in here from Calgary, Alberta!
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:24 AM   #2
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I am Canadian.... currently "homeless" (moving from Prince George BC to Kitchener ON).
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:32 AM   #3
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Gah, that's a long move! I use to live in PG long ago.

(subscribed to your blog too, very nice and clean layout!)
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wohoo - more canadians in the blog world - I'm in Niagara Falls, ON
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I am from Vancouver Island British Columbia I was born in PG!
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I'm curious how many of the bloggers reading this board are Canadian...

Checking in here from Calgary, Alberta!
Hey there! I just started blogging again after 3 years of not. I only have 2 posts so far. I'm in Calgary too! Here's my blog:

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Hey there! I just started blogging again after 3 years of not. I only have 2 posts so far. I'm in Calgary too! Here's my blog:

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Hi! I saw your blog earlier and about died laughing at the cowboy butt... then saw the CS logo on it and was "wooo Calgary!!"

I live down in McKenzie area and have avoided the stampede grounds like the plague (good thing too after what, ten? sent to the ER after the accident??) maybe we know some of the same crafters... i'm part of several stamp groups and host a crop night with a bunch of fine ladies.
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Hi all! I am in Amherstview, Ontario near Kingston.
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Hey Canadian girls!
Me too - nice to see more Canadian bloggers out there!
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Hi! I saw your blog earlier and about died laughing at the cowboy butt... then saw the CS logo on it and was "wooo Calgary!!"

I live down in McKenzie area and have avoided the stampede grounds like the plague (good thing too after what, ten? sent to the ER after the accident??) maybe we know some of the same crafters... i'm part of several stamp groups and host a crop night with a bunch of fine ladies.
I usually stay away from the downtown area during stampede too! As I always say, I don't mind drunks as long as I'm one of them. Too bad I quit drinking 5 years ago.
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Now when I see several Alberta residents here I want to ask you - how do you like living in Alberta?
Our friends are thinking about moving there (Calgary area) as several of their other friends who moved there are really happy with the move and saying that the quality of life is much better there than in toronto (+area)

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Hi Alica,
I can't compare it to Toronto simply because my few times in Ontario have been mere layovers, but I moved here from GreaterVan... which is kinda like Toronto, yes? lol

Calgary just hit 1million a couple years ago and it's really spread out, in my opinion it's an odd mix of CITY and SMALL TOWN. There's the night clubs and kink scene downtown, even some blatant racism, but the downtown core is small compared to the outlaying city which is really spread out. Cities like Van grow UPwards, cities like Calgary grow OUTwards.

People in Vancouver are use to taking 45-60 minutes to get to work, pfft, that's a short comute. People in Calgary will complain that it's "so faaaar" if it takes more than 30 minutes, which is amusing considering how spread out the city is lol.

The small town aspect really comes into play in the outer communities where it's easier to get to know your neighbours, now and then I get a "hick" vibe (usually around stampede hehe).

I love it, personally. I was born here but was raised all over the place in BC, we moved back 7 years ago and I really love it. There's more sun (weird weather, but hey, we're in the foothills), a nice zoo, I hear the science center is nice... but they didn't return my call about booking a birthday so I've not been yet. The gardens downtown are stunning (my son loves the turtles).

Kinda rambling, sorry... cost of living is high (as is realty) but no worse than Toronto or Van from what I understand. And, of course, there's obviously some really awesome crafting ladies here to meet
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I really like living in Calgary. Its a city with a small town attitude. My husband calls it a " big small town". I think the people here are great, there's a lot of opportunity, and traffic is not a problem for the most part. My only problem is the cost of housing - too much! But otherwise, the cost of living is comparable, if not less, than most of the other big cities in Canada. The weather here is fabulous - but then again I grew up in Winnipeg - land of ice and snow. The summers are warm and not too hot, and the winters are very mild. There are about two weeks in both summer and winter that are to the extremes tho when we get 30C - 35C in the summer and -40C in the winter. Another bonus is our health care premiums were just eliminated this year as well. I can't say what property taxes are these days because we're renting right now, but I haven't heard anything about it being out of line with other cities. I think your friends would love living here. Its as slow or fast paced as you want it to be.
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I'm an Albertan, as well. Nancy has a large list of Canadian bloggers on her site.
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Hi Dixie!! Are you near Calgary?
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No, Ruth, I'm up by Lloydminster. I wish I were closer to Calgary during hockey season, though. I'm a Flames fan up here in Oiler country.
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Oh /sympathy
I remember nearly getting mugged in Vancouver wearing a Flames shirt when the Flames and the Canucks were going to play in Van... yikes. I also vividely remember watching the Stanley Cup in... '97? the year that Calgary won the cup, beating the Oiler's streak. My dad and I were always Flames fans but my brother lived in Edmonton at the time... we called to gloat.

I hope you look me up if you ever head down this way for a visit!
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