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Category Archive: Living in Canada

Selling Rural Property Canada

The Truth about selling Rural Property in Canada

Many of us have sold rural properties, some of us more than once; others may still try to sell. How long did it take you to sign the deal? Has it been years and you’re still waiting for the right buyer? Selling property out in the country is different from selling a house or condo in a city. Depending on […]

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Cabin Fever in the frozen north

What To Do When Cabin Fever Hits

Cabin fever is a common shared experience across northern latitudes. We mostly use the term Cabin Fever for being bored and confined and feeling trapped. For Northerners, this means counting the restless days until the ice breakup and the chance to get underway. I never knew until this winter what cabin fever truly means. Every winter since my arrival in […]

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What’s Up With “No Trespassing” Signs When You Travel In Canada? – Why Landowners want to keep you out!

When I first moved to Canada I didn’t get it either. Especially out in the country with a meagre population you come across No Trespassing signs frequently. Private Property – Keep Out – Trespassers will be prosecuted. What are the reasons for all this? What does it mean? Why are Canadians so possessive about their property and worried about trespassers? […]

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Miracle Horses And How They Stole My Heart

Who remembers them? Whoever has been to Silver Spur Trails the last few years will remember my miracle horses. Maybe you have ridden one of them and have a special memory or a photograph? Please send it to me, and add something to my memory. I will never forget them, my miracle horses; they all will be remembered and live […]

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Why Moving To Canada Might Be A Bad Idea

Canada, the country of your dreams is calling. You’re ready for a move and a new start. When you think about moving to Canada you visualize the immense space, endless opportunities, authentic living, nature pure, the friendly Canadians, and wilderness like nowhere else. That all sounds like heaven on earth, and that’s exactly the place you want to be. Truth […]

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Stuck in Paradise – log home living in the woods

I never thought this could happen, me being stuck in paradise, in my log home in the woods.  I never thought of the frustration, not able to pack up and move on, and that my log home living would become a pain. The Canadian Dream I live at the edge of the wilderness, in an old rustic log home in […]

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Canadian Outhouse Or The Privy

Don’t be shocked if you ask for a toilet when you’re out in the country in Canada and you get directed to an outhouse. Unless you are a seasoned traveller, the mention of an outhouse can be enough to turn your stomach. However, in many places in Canada, the outhouse is still the only sanitary pit in the woods. You […]

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Hay prices unheard of in BC

Western Canada’s 2015 drought and soaring hay prices are leaving it’s marks, as hay suppliers are taking advantage of it. I fully agree, small hay farm operations have it tough some years. If you don’t have irrigated fields and you depend on the weather, a mixture of sunshine and rain at the right time, you might just be out of […]

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