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  1. It is funny that I grew up in Calgary and never...

    It is funny that I grew up in Calgary and never once went to the Stampede. My parents came over from Germany and didn't like the cowboy thing so we never went. I finally went when I was older after...
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    At least personal properties in Calgary aren't as...

    At least personal properties in Calgary aren't as bad as commercial.

    2 commercial properties, one has 2% decrease in value which equaled a 23% increase in rates. Other was 2% increase in value...
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    ^ That looks great! I haven't actually camped...

    ^ That looks great!

    I haven't actually camped in about 10 years on the may long. AB weather is a gamble. That said I went to Fairmont Hot Springs and stayed in the lodge from Friday to Tuesday...
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    Definitely looks great! Do you mind sharing the...

    Definitely looks great! Do you mind sharing the dimensions of your garage?
  5. Most hotels have those machines in the lobby to...

    Most hotels have those machines in the lobby to check in at so you don't even need to talk to someone if you don't want. Have fun!
  6. Summit Fleet may have something. I used to...

    Summit Fleet may have something.

    I used to know of a place in Edmonton that had the trucks, but they made you put your own plate and insurance on it and I think possibly even a 30 day minimum...
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    Poll: I consider myself fortunate to have gotten into...

    I consider myself fortunate to have gotten into the housing market so long ago.

    My first house was purchased in 2000 with a mortgage just over 3 times my wage at the time (112K mortgage while...
  8. Just to let you know where my $8k/month comes...

    Just to let you know where my $8k/month comes from, it really isn't very detailed... right now if I try to take out the monthly cost of the kids, my wife and I spend a little under $5K per month on...
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    I am not surprised by this at all and I don't...

    I am not surprised by this at all and I don't blame them. Still they are a pita to deal with even when they don't find anything. I have also dealt with numerous GST/PST/RST audits the past two...
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    Here is what my banker sent me: 85349 Not...

    Here is what my banker sent me:
    85349

    Not sure what Scotia Bank knows or think they know that others don't, but if you trust them, buy later. Otherwise everyone is predicting this year to be...
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    I have stayed there and Osoyoos campground and...

    I have stayed there and Osoyoos campground and waterslides just south of the highway. The last few years though, we just stay in Christina Lake the full two weeks and do 1-2 nights in a hotel in...
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    I am in Edmonton so it may not be the same, but I...

    I am in Edmonton so it may not be the same, but I have some sort of valve that had to be installed to only allow water to flow one direction to the sprinkler system. It was a long time ago, but I...
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    Fly to Mexico lol Seriously though make sure...

    Fly to Mexico lol

    Seriously though make sure you post about how the trip went as I am interested.

    I always spend two weeks in August in Christina Lake and Osoyoos as I like hot weather,...
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    Knowing the Libs, it will probably end up being a...

    Knowing the Libs, it will probably end up being a $5,000 tax credit @ 15% which means you will only see $750 back on your taxes. lol

    The $45K limit is a joke as well as you only have a few base...
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    This thread really has me thinking it might be...

    This thread really has me thinking it might be time to upgrade my 65" Panasonic Plasma. I bought it ~5 years ago right when they announced they were going to stop making Plasma's. At the time the...
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    Just a heads up I had CRA review our schedule 8,...

    Just a heads up I had CRA review our schedule 8, class 10 purchases for the last several years late last year. Purposely looking for vehicles not related to business use. The accounting firm I use...
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    I do a decent amount of FX at work and get daily...

    I do a decent amount of FX at work and get daily emails from my banks FX group. For the next 0-3 months they see it in the 1.32-1.35 range so close to where we are now.

    I have been kicking myself...
  18. Back when I still had a mortgage I was "keeping"...

    Back when I still had a mortgage I was "keeping" around 40-45%. Now I am around 60%.

    I personally have no idea what I want out of retirement other than I don't want to work full time until 65...
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    ^Nice trailer! And that does look like a great...

    ^Nice trailer!

    And that does look like a great trip. I am lazy and like to park for most of my trip. lol

    One day I will try something like that.
  20. Just wanted to point out that I just recently did...

    Just wanted to point out that I just recently did the "2" people booked into a room with 2 queens and had my kids in there for a total of 4 people. It would have been an extra $300US if I told them...
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    Congrats Thaco trailer looks great!

    Congrats Thaco trailer looks great!
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    I have had underground sprinklers for 14 years...

    I have had underground sprinklers for 14 years now. Definitely would recommend it. I have zero regrets. I have only had to replace a few heads over the years and the main controller died after ~8...
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    I once purchased an RV from Carstairs RV and they...

    I once purchased an RV from Carstairs RV and they were excellent for sales and more importantly service. Sales guy I used has long since left but they were good and they do carry Bullet. Might be...
  24. My only comment for people is to not over do it...

    My only comment for people is to not over do it with RRSP's in your early years as later on you will likely be in a much higher tax bracket and can really make better use of RRSP deductions. ...
  25. I have forgotten about the days of being bent...

    I have forgotten about the days of being bent over by the insurance companies. Makes my stomach turn as in 3 years I will have a 16 year old and I was planning on buying him a car and one decent...
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    Actually noticed one (sorry, didn't notice how...

    Actually noticed one (sorry, didn't notice how blurry it was):
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    And when I searched my phone for it, I noticed a few others from years ago:
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  27. I think all of you Calgary guys should stop...

    I think all of you Calgary guys should stop complaining so much and start thanking those of us in the rest of the province for keeping your increases to a minimum... :poosie: Last time I complained...
  28. Sounds like a sexist site... should probably be...

    Sounds like a sexist site... should probably be shut down... /being triggered

    Seriously though, good luck! :thumbsup:
  29. I know an AHS employee (higher up) that is...

    I know an AHS employee (higher up) that is looking forward to the UPC coming in. He said with NDP, they ask him to make cuts and he comes up with unneeded staff and they reply "now hold on, when we...
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    I went to that dealership once for service on the...

    I went to that dealership once for service on the Jeep and that was the only time. The service side there sucks as well. I actually thought they might be better than the average Dodge (low bar...)...
  31. Really sucks as a contractor too when dealing...

    Really sucks as a contractor too when dealing with these companies as well.

    There are a few buildings in Calgary in major trouble right now based on the lawsuits I have going right now......
  32. Poll: Fairly equal in our house. My wife does all the...

    Fairly equal in our house. My wife does all the cooking/shopping/kids stuff. I do laundry/yard/car/finance stuff. Cleaners do the dirty work and kids have some chores.

    We both work full time...
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    ^ weather is just so unpredictable in AB in the...

    ^ weather is just so unpredictable in AB in the summer that you pretty much have to leave to guarantee nice weather.

    I have already booked my two week stay in southern BC for this summer for my...
  34. Ford has some some nice looking wagons in Europe...

    Ford has some some nice looking wagons in Europe (Focus and Fusion) but unfortunately not here. It is nice to seem a few new ones lately. If I didn't have to tow with my SUV I would much rather a...
  35. My studded Hakka's sure helped on the right turn...

    My studded Hakka's sure helped on the right turn from Deerfoot south onto memorial on Saturday. That corner was slippery. All three vehicles following behind me spun around and came to a stop...
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    There have been a lot of positive reviews on the...

    There have been a lot of positive reviews on the Stinger. I just saw this yesterday on Car and Driver and they have the Stinger ahead of many German cars and every single Japanese one:
    ...
  37. Only if he makes more than $50K and if he is just...

    Only if he makes more than $50K and if he is just starting out I doubt it will be that high.

    If you are investing over $1M I can recommend a good group at Dominion Securities for dealing with...
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    I was planning on driving to Calgary tomorrow...

    I was planning on driving to Calgary tomorrow evening or Saturday morning. Not sure which will be worse...

    I might do 7am on Saturday as there will be the fewest vehicles on the road at that time...
  39. I love how they rally against development and...

    I love how they rally against development and against limiting development. They really seem to have nothing better to do than complain. lol

    What bugs me about this is that I don't see this ever...
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    I sure hope that front fender changes, I think it...

    I sure hope that front fender changes, I think it looks horrible.

    And like civic_stylez mentioned, Genesis dealers are needed, although for Edmonton anyway, a service center is needed more than a...
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