questionsany canadians around for some questions?

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I just hurt myself. Similar questions are:

1. Do anyone know any brand of hangers for clothing collection?

2. Have any of you shopped at StorEnvy?

3. Who understands electricity? I sure don't. Questions about international travel with electronics.

Okay, maybe the last one's sort of related, but the other two? Seriously?

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I'm not a Canadian, but I know one. :) Actually, my friend's son lived in Vancouver for about a year. One word: expensive, expensive, expensive. Is that one word or three?

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/07/10/vancouver_toronto_top_list_of_most_expensive_canadian_cities.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/02/06/vancouver-most-expensive-city-to-live-economist_n_2631806.html

http://bc.ctvnews.ca/vancouver-housing-named-2nd-most-costly-in-world-again-1.1649712

Except for that, he loved it there. Well, there was the small matter of earthquakes and tsunami warnings, but hey, stuff like that happens. The climate was much more moderate than his home town in Alberta and the nightlife was really hopping (if you like that kind of thing). Also, Vancouver is probably one of Canada's most liberal cities (if that matters).

That's all I know.

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I don't know, isn't the wrong side of the continent scheduled to fall into the Pacific??
Earthquakes and tsunamis, Oh My!!

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I live in NW MT and there are huge numbers of Canadians that come here to spend their $$ since it is ridiculously expensive in Canada. They have been buying up all the distressed properties from the housing bubble fiasco, and their cars are all over the Costco & WalMart parking lots. If it weren't for all the CA skiers who come here, my season ski pass would be at least 50% higher, since the cheapest major resort in CA costs more than the most expensive resort in the US. Did you know that the average Canadian is wealthier than the average American?

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@zippy the pinhead (and @barnabee): Thanks for the responses. I think you're making me reconsider this. Maybe I'll just move further north in WA, but stay on this side. I don't mind expensive, but not just to satisfy a whim.

Good thing I asked.

Hey, wait just a minute. I'm reading the first link, and it's saying that it's 96th on the list for world cities. NYC is 16th (for comparison). I wish they had the whole list in that article. I'd like to see where LA stands, and San Francisco. Now I'm thinking I want to check it out further...

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@shrdlu: la is 62. sf is 74. white plains, ny is 81. chicago is 85. wash dc is 92. honolulu is 97. miami is 98. boston is 109. dallas is 125.

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@shrdlu: Are you wanting to move into a metropolis, or trying to avoid one?

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@no1: Thanks. I didn't feel like surrendering the personal information to get the full survey, and I was curious. I've lived in SF and LA, and I'm familiar with Boston, Dallas, and Miami.

@capguncowboy: Just looking for a change, and I'm not sure how committed I am to it, either. I'd prefer being closer to cultural activities that appeal to me, and I might like a change. I'm just considering options for now. I lived in a megalopolis (LA) for many years (nearly all my life), and there are a few things I miss, such as the museums, and opera. There's a lot more I don't miss, though.

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@shrdlu: Okay. For a minute, I thought maybe Woot had a sale on wine and you were consuming your spoils in heavy quantities. I know you had lived in CA years ago and were enjoying the quiet(er) life. I guess I didn't figure many people experienced that and still chose the big city.

I can understand the museum and opera thing though. Well, maybe not opera, but I do love a good live performance. We don't have much of either of those here and have to travel a few hours to have those options. Years ago, I was really heavily involved in music of all sorts. If I wanted to go to a concert, I had to drive 3-4 hours away. Living closer would have been much more convenient.

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@shrdlu: the only info I had to surrender was my email, president at whitehouse dot gov.

I hope I get a lot of followup email!

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@shrdlu: I used to live in SF. Loved it.
I hear it's over run by hipsters techies now a days. But they do still have a nice opera and museums.

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How about New Orleans? Lots of culture! Maybe not the kind you're looking for, but culture, nonetheless!

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@belyndag: I hate humidity. It also doesn't have the amenities I'd been speaking of, although it is a lovely and colorful city. I'm thinking about a visit to Vancouver a little later in the season (but before it turns too cold), just to take a look around.

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Took three times to get that picture posted, dang it!

NOLA has wonderful museums, BTW, and theater and music. I'm not as familiar with opera offerings, but I suspect that is available, too. I am actually in Baton Rouge but didn't suggest my town, although our museums, symphony and theater communities are strong, too. Ah, well. Good luck with the search!