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Being transferred to Canada

Discussion in 'Canada' started by horwitzs, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Sep 14, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    horwitzs

    horwitzs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello neighbors to the north!
    I am from the states, and the job I am on now is wrapping up. It sounds like the company wants to ship me up there to a new project that is starting in Alberta, a bit southeast of Edmonton (Halkirk area?).
    I've never been to the area, so I was wondering if there was any advice for a newcomer.
    What is the climate and terrain like? Any essentials I need to pack that aren't available locally?
    Will my truck get vandalized since it has USA plates on it???

    Looking forward to meeting some new people up there. Thanks guys!
     
  2. Sep 14, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Bring a jacket
     
  3. Sep 14, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    teamfast

    teamfast Get busy living, or get busy dying.

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  4. Sep 14, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    georgeandkanoa

    georgeandkanoa the point is simply this

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    plan for -30c weather in the winter,nothing but rolling hills and maybe 9 trees in the county,it'll be windy,its Alberta small town living,you can leave your truck unlocked
     
  5. Sep 14, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    Slodgetto

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    rolling hills???? lol I thought if your dog runs away, you can still see him running 3 days later due to how flat it is up there. :laugh:
     
  6. Sep 14, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    georgeandkanoa

    georgeandkanoa the point is simply this

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    no, there's actually lots of hills,if he was loose for 3 days he'd get eaten by a coyote
     
  7. Sep 14, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    cantac09

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    truck will be fine. get a block heater if you dont already have one. edmonton has everything you will need. make sure you check out the west ed mall. most importantly dont cheer for the eskimo's.
     
  8. Sep 14, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    Just watch out.
    If anything, Canadians can only sense movement and heat. so if you're ever around a bad hockey game cover your body with thick mud and be completely still...They wont be able to see you
     
  9. Sep 14, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    Time to find a new job!
     
  10. Sep 14, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    BrokenTusk

    BrokenTusk I support a velociraptor free workplace.

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    Thats Saskatchwan
    I've seen local dogs take coyote's too ya know haha



    And OP, biggest thing is get a block heater for your wheels,
     
  11. Sep 14, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    scocar

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    You'll need to have your steering wheel and pedals moved to the right side of the cab.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    cantac09

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    yes and you need to spray your entire truck with bear spray.
     
  13. Sep 14, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    Slodgetto

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    Ooooooohhhhh, gotcha.
    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  14. Sep 14, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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    Ordered my block heater today! :)
     
  15. Sep 14, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    horwitzs

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    I know they drive on the right side, but after reading this comment I still asked my wife, "They do drive on the right side of the road like we do in Canada, right?"
    She laughed very hard and said that's the type of stupid question she normally asks me.
    Oh well, made her day.
     
  16. Sep 14, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    Saskquatch11

    Saskquatch11 TRUCK YEAH

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    remote starter might not be a bad idea either. not necessary just convenient.
     
  17. Sep 14, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    ouyin2000

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    Seat heaters might be a good idea. You can pick up a cover from walmart for about $15 that plugs into your 12V outlet, to try it out and see if you even like having a warm bum. ( I know some people don't like it )
     
  18. Sep 14, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    Make them pay you your American salary but in CAD; you'll get some extra $$$!
     
  19. Sep 14, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    georgeandkanoa

    georgeandkanoa the point is simply this

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    Red Deer is the closest city, everything you want or need will be there.
    don't go to Edmonton,go to Calgary
     
  20. Sep 14, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    horwitzs

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    Already have Wet Okoles with the heater in the driver's seat.
    I hate the heated butt, but love it on the back.
     
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