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Old 04-19-2011, 04:56 PM
 
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Would like to know peoples opinions on Calgary, I am currently living in surrey... what you like? Hate?
How are the jobs?
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Canackistan
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Calgary is a great place to live if you want a modest lifestyle and have a nice house.
Be prepared for the weather - it snows most months of the year, and we are still seeing snow going into may.
It's a great town, and if your life goal is the 3 bed, 2 bath family lifestyle with the picket fence, c'mon down.
If however you're young, adventurous, and want a great nightlife scene, there are better options out there.
You will make twice what you can make in BC, with at least half the taxes - depending on your industry. Can you say O-I-L ?
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
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Hi guys,

I am moving from Halifax to Calgary. Could you please recommend me some place and neighborhood to live for a 3(three) months before my family arrive and before I get a little bit more oriented?
I don't like to rent an room in some "gangsta" district .....
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Canackistan
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Hi guys,

I am moving from Halifax to Calgary. Could you please recommend me some place and neighborhood to live for a 3(three) months before my family arrive and before I get a little bit more oriented?
I don't like to rent an room in some "gangsta" district .....
Are you buy yourself? Kensignton, sunnyside, hillhurst or west hillhurst.
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Hi guys,

I am moving from Halifax to Calgary. Could you please recommend me some place and neighborhood to live for a 3(three) months before my family arrive and before I get a little bit more oriented?
I don't like to rent an room in some "gangsta" district .....
Stay away from anywhere bounded by 32 ave NE on the North, Deerfoot on the West, 68 St E, and Glenmore Tr on the south.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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Stay away from anywhere bounded by 32 ave NE on the North, Deerfoot on the West, 68 St E, and Glenmore Tr on the south.
I would include Bowness in that... BTW, why would you want to come to Calgary? If you are coming for economic reasons, you missed the glory days... Nowadays, there are better places to move to, income/expenses wise... Saskatchewan definitely...
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Canackistan
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... Saskatchewan definitely...
Maybe.

Depends if you swing a hammer or sit at a desk. Blue collar then yes, Sask might have the opportunities.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
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I am planing to move to Calgary, because I have 10 years experience as an engineer in oil refinery. But here in Halifax, I cant get more than a cleaner job. For a year in a half I had more interviews (by phone) from outside NS compared to only one inside NS.

So I hope I could find position for technician or operator.
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Canackistan
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I am planing to move to Calgary, because I have 10 years experience as an engineer in oil refinery. But here in Halifax, I cant get more than a cleaner job. For a year in a half I had more interviews (by phone) from outside NS compared to only one inside NS.

So I hope I could find position for technician or operator.
Move to Alberta, immediately. There are people that are literally crying for bodies right now, and if you have experience all the better. It might be hard to move cross country, but if you can do it then I would strongly advise you to do so.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:47 AM
 
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Trillions predicted in oilsands spending

CERI projects 5M barrels per day by 2035

By Dan Healing May 16, 2011

Read more: Trillions predicted in oilsands spending (http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Trillions+predicted+oilsands+spending/4791879/story.html#ixzz1MmZNaY8p - broken link)

http://www.rentfaster.ca/calgary.php
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