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Old 05-23-2014, 09:32 AM   #61
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Nova Scotia is a beautiful and amazing place, but is currently economically depressed and doing a lot of soul searching to figure out how to move forward. The people are mostly very friendly and outgoing, and the Annapolis Valley is gorgeous (I grew up about an hour East of Digby). The pace of life is very different.

BUT:
-Taxes suck.
-Jobs outside of Halifax aren't great. The Valley is really not doing well.
-Brain drain: a lot of the skilled/educated population has left to work out West. Thus, there are a lot of Village Idiots running around unchecked.
-Private sector employment refuses to pay on par with the rest of the country.
-Massive, out of control "Not In My Back Yard" Syndrome. Anything that hasn't been in the province for 200 years already is usually immediately met with negativity.

Plus side:
-Absolutely beautiful and not overdeveloped
-Water. Water everywhere (I hope you like boats)
-The local food movement is very strong (veggies, meat, wine/booze, etc)
-Price of land and houses compared to the rest of the country is fairly cheap

If you are serious about moving here, I'd suggest taking two weeks off in the summer or fall (the fall is awesome here), tool around Halifax, do the Cabot Trail, drive down along the South Shore and Yarmouth, and come up through the Annapolis Valley. See what you think.

Otherwise, I'd say consider Western Canada unless Nova Scotia really grabs you and you can make it work.
Just how bad are the taxes in Canada. Several of you all have mentioned it.
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Just how bad are the taxes in Canada. Several of you all have mentioned it.

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I live near the Canadian border, Canadians come to the U.S. for health care and shopping.
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I live near the Canadian border, Canadians come to the U.S. for health care and shopping.
And gas. Last time i checked gas was almost 1.40/L in NS(iirc). No idea what that is in gallons.
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Just how bad are the taxes in Canada. Several of you all have mentioned it.
I mostly meant sales tax compared to other Provinces. In Nova Scotia, its 15% (5% HST (Federal) plus a 10% Provincial Value Added Tax). In Alberta, where I am living now, we only have GST (5%). Makes a big difference for things like vehicle purchases and electronics.
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:00 PM   #66
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I live near the Canadian border, Canadians come to the U.S. for health care and shopping.

I live at the 49th and never go to the States
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I live near the Canadian border, Canadians come to the U.S. for health care and shopping.
Our dollar used to be at par with the American. When it was we all shopped down there. Now it's just when we can find something cheaper.

Our health care is just fine thank you. However if you want a surgery ASAP and can't wait, then you go to the US and pay.

Basically by living in Canada close to the boarder we can choose to get the best of the USA and dodge the rest of the BS
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Did you read up at all about moving to Canada or just assume everything is better there? Not saying its not a good country but all countries have problems and your painting the picture or there being nothing but rainbows and midgets running around passing out golden dildos
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Did you read up at all about moving to Canada or just assume everything is better there? Not saying its not a good country but all countries have problems and your painting the picture or there being nothing but rainbows and midgets running around passing out golden dildos
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Stay clear of Ontario and Quebec. Liberals (Mcguinty you POS!!!) have bankrupted Ontario and stolen billions from taxpayers. We can't afford to heat our houses or turn our lights on. So he quits leaves the country and now teaching at Harvard. You won't find any more crooked politicians in any country in the world. Be ready to pay anywhere from 25 to 40% more for the identical item in America. Government supposed to be looking into this but as usual waiting for answers that never come. lol
And don't get me started on the CBC and RCMP. Biggest waste of taxpayers dollars funding these two crooked outfits. Then there's the Senate..the 150 g's a year isn't enough so they have to steal more...right Pamela and Mike. Your both so fat I guess the 150 wasn't enough to cover your grocery bill....Anway i could right a book on this s**t show up here. I wouldn't set foot anywhere near here but that's just me..Now that I'm all riled up here come the chest pains
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I live at the 49th and never go to the States
You're messing with these guys and you know it.
Now I know you're in Ladysmith, were you the one that raped Pam?

I live south of the 49th and also never hit the states.
Kinda stuck on the rock.
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Stay clear of Ontario and Quebec. Liberals (Mcguinty you POS!!!) have bankrupted Ontario and stolen billions from taxpayers. We can't afford to heat our houses or turn our lights on. So he quits leaves the country and now teaching at Harvard. You won't find any more crooked politicians in any country in the world. Be ready to pay anywhere from 25 to 40% more for the identical item in America. Government supposed to be looking into this but as usual waiting for answers that never come. lol
And don't get me started on the CBC and RCMP. Biggest waste of taxpayers dollars funding these two crooked outfits. Then there's the Senate..the 150 g's a year isn't enough so they have to steal more...right Pamela and Mike. Your both so fat I guess the 150 wasn't enough to cover your grocery bill....Anway i could right a book on this s**t show up here. I wouldn't set foot anywhere near here but that's just me..Now that I'm all riled up here come the chest pains
You mad bro?

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Old 05-24-2014, 08:50 AM   #75
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Stay clear of Ontario and Quebec. Liberals (Mcguinty you POS!!!) have bankrupted Ontario and stolen billions from taxpayers. We can't afford to heat our houses or turn our lights on. So he quits leaves the country and now teaching at Harvard. You won't find any more crooked politicians in any country in the world. Be ready to pay anywhere from 25 to 40% more for the identical item in America. Government supposed to be looking into this but as usual waiting for answers that never come. lol
And don't get me started on the CBC and RCMP. Biggest waste of taxpayers dollars funding these two crooked outfits. Then there's the Senate..the 150 g's a year isn't enough so they have to steal more...right Pamela and Mike. Your both so fat I guess the 150 wasn't enough to cover your grocery bill....Anway i could right a book on this s**t show up here. I wouldn't set foot anywhere near here but that's just me..Now that I'm all riled up here come the chest pains

Only thing you got right was that Ontario is a dump

and first post too , sensing troll status
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Nova Scotia is a beautiful and amazing place, but is currently economically depressed and doing a lot of soul searching to figure out how to move forward. The people are mostly very friendly and outgoing, and the Annapolis Valley is gorgeous (I grew up about an hour East of Digby). The pace of life is very different.

BUT:
-Taxes suck.
-Jobs outside of Halifax aren't great. The Valley is really not doing well.
-Brain drain: a lot of the skilled/educated population has left to work out West. Thus, there are a lot of Village Idiots running around unchecked.
-Private sector employment refuses to pay on par with the rest of the country.
-Massive, out of control "Not In My Back Yard" Syndrome. Anything that hasn't been in the province for 200 years already is usually immediately met with negativity.

Plus side:
-Absolutely beautiful and not overdeveloped
-Water. Water everywhere (I hope you like boats)
-The local food movement is very strong (veggies, meat, wine/booze, etc)
-Price of land and houses compared to the rest of the country is fairly cheap

If you are serious about moving here, I'd suggest taking two weeks off in the summer or fall (the fall is awesome here), tool around Halifax, do the Cabot Trail, drive down along the South Shore and Yarmouth, and come up through the Annapolis Valley. See what you think.

Otherwise, I'd say consider Western Canada unless Nova Scotia really grabs you and you can make it work.
I'm a nova scotian. Been here all my life, and I have to say, you pretty much nailed it right on the head with your post.
I grew up in Pictou county, and a lot of the industries have been decimated there. A lot of people have gone west, for the oil money.
Even my work that I have been at for almost 15 years which was always busy, has slowed down quite a bit.
So I would definitely make sure you have some leads for a job before you get here, and agree with what was said about maybe taking 2 weeks vacation, and drive around the province.
Good Luck.
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No offense to Canada, but why? How exactly does the federal gov't actually effect you? I'm in the military and barely even notice the federal impact. Maybe you should try another state, you'd be surprised by the intrusiveness of the state gov't that most people just blame on the feds. If the fed gov't is really effecting you maybe you should just chill out because more than likely its just an overreaction on your part. Yes, the gov't is getting more intrusive and yes they are getting bigger but the impact on your life (outside of taxes, Canada taxes > US taxes) should be minimal, unless of course you're wealthy, business owner, farmer, military veteran, fed gov't employee, with multiple kids in public schools.... otherwise its more than likely state and local gov't thats bothering. Thus there are many beautiful states that vary a lot with gov't intrusiveness and have much warmer clients than Nova Scotia.

btw, before all the Canadians freak out... half my family lives in BC and I've spent multiple summers up there and love America's hat.
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Only thing you got right was that Ontario is a dump

and first post too , sensing troll status
you don't live in Ottawa my friend. Trust me you would get an eye opening if you did. Everything in my post is accurate..I am far from a troll I can assure you that
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you don't live in Ottawa my friend. Trust me you would get an eye opening if you did. Everything in my post is accurate..I am far from a troll I can assure you that

Damn , you're pissed off Paul
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No offense to Canada, but why? How exactly does the federal gov't actually effect you? I'm in the military and barely even notice the federal impact. Maybe you should try another state, you'd be surprised by the intrusiveness of the state gov't that most people just blame on the feds. If the fed gov't is really effecting you maybe you should just chill out because more than likely its just an overreaction on your part. Yes, the gov't is getting more intrusive and yes they are getting bigger but the impact on your life (outside of taxes, Canada taxes > US taxes) should be minimal, unless of course you're wealthy, business owner, farmer, military veteran, fed gov't employee, with multiple kids in public schools.... otherwise its more than likely state and local gov't thats bothering. Thus there are many beautiful states that vary a lot with gov't intrusiveness and have much warmer clients than Nova Scotia.

btw, before all the Canadians freak out... half my family lives in BC and I've spent multiple summers up there and love America's hat.
I work for the federal gov't. And I served. Bottom line this country and its gov't is going to hell in a handbasket in a hurry. Its not going to change. I don't need to chill out either. This is not an overreaction, it is the truth that people tend to ignore because they are not effected. I also do not care about warmer climate..
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