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Every Canadian knows.…Terry Fox
September 9, 2009 – 7:25 am | Comments Off on Every Canadian knows.…Terry Fox
Every Canadian knows.…Terry Fox

When you move to a new coun­try, you need to learn about that coun­try’s heroes. In Cana­da, one of those lar­ger-than-life icons is Ter­ry Fox.

Born in Mani­to­ba and rai­sed in Bri­tish Colum­bia, Fox …

Giving your new city the run around
June 15, 2009 – 8:05 am | Comments Off on Giving your new city the run around
Giving your new city the run around

If you’re a run­ner, what bet­ter way to get acquain­ted with your new city than by going for a run, par­ti­cu­lar­ly with like-min­ded locals ?

The Run­ning Room, a chain of run­ning gear stores, publishes …

New online tools for house-hunting
April 18, 2009 – 8:59 am | Comments Off on New online tools for house-hunting
New online tools for house-hunting

Cana­da’s Mul­tiple Lis­ting Ser­vice sites – the nation­wide and its Van­cou­ver-based sibling – are get­ting some new competition.

While these well-esta­bli­shed online tools are inva­luable for house-hun­ters, seve­ral new sites are also worth

BizPaL can be your pal
April 6, 2009 – 11:29 am | Comments Off on BizPaL can be your pal
BizPaL can be your pal

Star­ting a busi­ness in Canada ?

Biz­PaL wants to be your friend.

Des­pite its cor­ny name, this online ser­vice sim­pli­fies the pro­cess of applying for busi­ness licenses and per­mits in many parts of Canada.

Accor­ding to …

Relocating to Canada ? Buy the book here.
February 1, 2009 – 1:18 pm | Comments Off on Relocating to Canada ? Buy the book here.
Relocating to Canada ? Buy the book here.

Living Abroad in Canada

Your guide to Cana­dian tra­vel, relo­ca­tion, life, and culture

Writ­ten by Caro­lyn B. Hel­ler, this prac­ti­cal and infor­ma­tive guide is part of the Moon series from Ava­lon Tra­ve­l Publi­shing.

It’s avai­lable from …