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post #26 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 07:03 PM
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way more.

no one should come to alberta or any other igloos in canada, we are all ruled by King Gretzky, he is a..........

there are no igloos vacant............we are full.......................

of crap.

heehee.
what happens when the iceberg your igloo sits on floats... do you have to change zip codes?
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what happens when the iceberg your igloo sits on floats... do you have to change zip codes?
no.. but we do have to change our postal codes...
you think zip codes are bad, try throwing some random letters of the alphabet in with the numbers... its hard to remember these things...
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Sun News : Edmonton murder capital of Canada

You can probably google around to see what neighborhoods to stay away from. I know in our city it is pretty much the entire NE section of the city.

Staffies are welcomed with open arms in Alberta.
Interesting that the article says Edmonton became the murder capital. Statistics Canada for 2011 seems to say otherwise.. I wonder where the SUN got their data..
Police-reported crime statistics in Canada, 2011

I always thought Winnipeg was the "murder capital" in the more recent years..
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The Sun is hardly a real newspaper! LOL Calgary is better but Edmonton will do... Alberta is full of great friendly people who would give you the shirt off their back. Can you tell I am from there? Lots of culture and fun too. One bonus, compared to BC, the beer is cheap. LOL Beef is awesome and well there is tons to do.
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I know you can still buy freaking clove cigarettes in Canada.....*grumblemumble*

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I know you can still buy freaking clove cigarettes in Canada.....*grumblemumble*
Maybe with a picture of a black lung on the box..

I thought Obama outlawed cloves but I see them every time I walk into my local liquor store? It's confusing...

I'm guessing "Murder capital of Canada" ain't got nothin' on Detroit.. I think violent crime per capita is a more reasonable measure.. I live in what's considered a very safe city for its size in the US.. but that doesn't mean bad things NEVER happen here... (but it is really quite rare..)


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It is a per capita thing.

Edmonton has a lesser population than Calgary, but around six times the number of murders in 2011.

I'm not sure that was the year they had the serial killer murdering hookers or not. Possibly.

It is largely about demographics, always is.
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Maybe with a picture of a black lung on the box..

I thought Obama outlawed cloves but I see them every time I walk into my local liquor store? It's confusing...

I'm guessing "Murder capital of Canada" ain't got nothin' on Detroit.. I think violent crime per capita is a more reasonable measure.. I live in what's considered a very safe city for its size in the US.. but that doesn't mean bad things NEVER happen here... (but it is really quite rare..)
I don't even actually smoke....I just love the smell of them in their intact form.

They clove cigarettes are outlawed, but Djarum makes a clove "cigar" as well, which is still legal, apparently. They don't smell nearly as nice (and, from my smoking friends, apparently don't taste nearly as nice either.)

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It is a per capita thing.

Edmonton has a lesser population than Calgary, but around six times the number of murders in 2011.

I'm not sure that was the year they had the serial killer murdering hookers or not. Possibly.

It is largely about demographics, always is.
If you are talking about the pig farmer that was killing hookers, that was in BC.... and you call yourself a Canadian LOL ANNNND that was QUITE a few years ago.

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I am from Calgary and must say I wouldn't live in Edmonton if I really didn't need to. Calgary is much better!
But Alberta is a fantastic province and I think you will really like it there. The prairies, mountains, beautiful lakes. There is tons to do and the people are awesome. It is so easy to meet people there. I am living in BC now and dream often of going back to Cowtown (Calgary). Sigh.... maybe one day
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Is $32 CAD / hour any good?
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Is $32 CAD / hour any good?
It depends on what you're used to at home I guess. But based on a 37.5 hour work week and providing you're working the whole year...you'd be making about 57 000 a year. I'd say that's good. Also depends on what you're doing too.

Found this online.... might be of interest to you. You're supposed to type in your job (or what field you'd be part of) and it will tell you the min, med, and max you will likely made in your position in your area. Might help to see if you're being paid fairly for your position.

http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca/wag...ortOption=wage

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thanks- that might be the end of that then, it's at the low end of the scale I aint having that.

It's lower than what I an make here, but this place is getting so expensive these days it's not funny.


Edit- oh hang on thats dollars, not pounds! ossum! just above middle

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If you are talking about the pig farmer that was killing hookers, that was in BC.... and you call yourself a Canadian LOL ANNNND that was QUITE a few years ago.
No I am not talking about Pickton........

http://www.primetimecrime.com/Recent...ton_Serial.htm

I guess you don't get ALL the news in Ontario.......

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Is $32 CAD / hour any good?
Would your wife be working as well?

Would you be selling a home there and buying one here?

My daughter is single and barely scrapes by on $55k. Having a car (and payment) is pretty much what kills her.
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I guess you don't get ALL the news in Ontario.......
Ooo, provincial rivalry.

Actually, Winnipeg remains the homocide capital for the fifth year in a row.

Police-reported crime statistics in Canada, 2011

Not that it's anything to brag about...

Anywho, Matt if you're actually interested in crime statistics there's a link for you. I'd suggest not looking at it as to remain positive but I guess pros and cons lists are good.
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Ooo, provincial rivalry.

Actually, Winnipeg remains the homocide capital for the fifth year in a row.

Police-reported crime statistics in Canada, 2011

Not that it's anything to brag about...

Anywho, Matt if you're actually interested in crime statistics there's a link for you. I'd suggest not looking at it as to remain positive but I guess pros and cons lists are good.
good news regarding the crime statistics.... since Canada has such excellent gun control, you likely won't be shot to death... clubbed, thwacked, stuck, clawed, punched maybe, but at least not shot.
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good news regarding the crime statistics.... since Canada has such excellent gun control, you likely won't be shot to death... clubbed, thwacked, stuck, clawed, punched maybe, but at least not shot.
You left out strangled.....
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Would your wife be working as well?

Would you be selling a home there and buying one here?

My daughter is single and barely scrapes by on $55k. Having a car (and payment) is pretty much what kills her.
Yes

Yes

and oh bummer
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You left out strangled.....
oh yes, thanks!!

and ... stoned, hanged, gouged, run over, pushed over cliff or building, dropped from airplane....

but not shot
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Don't forget beheaded!
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Don't forget beheaded!
...but not shot!!! not like the USA where we are all shooting each other.
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I was talking to a breeder near Edmonton today and she said Edmonton has some SUPER vets! Now that's worth it's weight in gold!!
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