Tag Archives: Sinking Loonie

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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Don’t Be A Tool

This one is for the guys, If your looking for a large rolling tool cabinet and are considering the following from Canadian Tire..   Take a look at the following on sale at Costco.com Even with the exchange (with our … 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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A Canuk in the U.S. post Trumpocopolis

Another day of travel, again at an¬†average speed of 75 MPH and still no carnage, other than the¬†occasional deer and coyote. Gas is averaging $0.62/ltr CDN. Last nights accommodations again with “free” Happy Hour, six drinks and a full breakfast … 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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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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Can’t Get Taxes From Oil – Not To Worry, Up The Price of Booze

As Alberta oil plummets, alcohol climbs to priciest in Canada MICHAEL PLATT, CALGARY SUN Booze Prices in Canada, including taxes: Molson Canadian, 12 bottles: (Compare with $11.95 in most of the U.S) AB: $29.54 NFLD: $24.99 NS: $24.79 NB: $21.99 … Continue reading

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Zen and The Art of Currency Conversion

One of the challenges for the cross-border shopper and more so for the frequent traveler and snowbird is the fine art of timing currency conversion when you need to get the best bang, so to say, for your buck or, … Continue reading

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