Tag Archives: loonie

Border Inspections – Digital Devices

There has been much in the press the last few days with regards to the “ability” of a border agent, regardless as to hat side of the border they are on, to inspect a travellers phone, tablet and computer. Also … Continue reading

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POP QUIZ – What costs 1400% More In Canada?

I have a neighbour in Canada who thinks dandelions, crabgrass and other weeds are to be admired not controlled. The neighbours solution then is to start spraying early in the year, literally when the snow has melted, to prevent the … Continue reading

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Road Trip – Results

After a 2,300mi (3,701km) road trip in the US, approximately the same distance as a trip from Toronto to Calgary here are the results in Canadian Dollars…. * Hotels four star well known chain, gas regular 87 octane, Gas $223.71, … Continue reading

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Why Is The Loonie The Chicken Little of ALL Currencies?

I have just about had it with the loonie! Everything that happens in the world apparently affects ONLY our currency. Post Brexit the Pound is doing OK, post U.S. election U.S. Dollar is doing ok, only the loonie is tanking … Continue reading

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Traveling in the US After The Trumpocalypse!

As President Elect Trump was meeting with Obama the U.S. MSP was featuring the protests across the country. What was I to do? I had been planning my U.S. trip for months, what fate would befall a Canadian tourist? With … Continue reading

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They Are At The Post, Or Maybe Not!

Canada Post has served notice that it will be locking out workers in 72 hours. Canada Post blames the union and “a rapid decline in mail volume”. Workers are stating that “They (Canada Post) refused to negotiate fairly with us and … Continue reading

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I Can See Clearly Now

I’m going to take on two things in this post, auto insurance and auto parts pricing. I had the misfortune of having a wayward stone, deliberately thrown up by a gravel truck, strike and shatter my windshield in both the … Continue reading

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Technology House Sitters

Time is drawing near when it’s time to close up the winter home in Florida, Arizona and other sunny winter destinations and prepare for the trip back home. For those with homes in their winter destinations this means draining the … Continue reading

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You Can Take That To The Bank

This post is in response to a recent CBC article on TD Bank. While TD is the focus it applies to all of the Canadian Banks and how we, the Canadian Customers, have been and continue to be screwed by … Continue reading

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Some Cross-Border Facts

Most of the traditional press are stating that US travel to Canada is up significantly “because of the low loonie” yes that is a fact but here are some other facts that you may have not known… A US Citizen … Continue reading

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