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Canadian Armed Forces

on the move

a guide to relocating


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un guide pour la relocalisation

Posted to Winnipeg and surrounding areas in 2017?

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On The Move: A Guide to Relocating is created especially for military families preparing to move to a new base or wing.

a guide to relocating

Within the guide, you will find helpful tips to make your moving and buying experience a positive one. Educating yourself every step of the way will ease your stress, and make posting in and out trouble-free. Dozens of businesses in this guide are set to help you with your move. Discover what they can do for you, and support these businesses that support you, the military family.

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Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, and is the largest of British Columbia’s 6,500 islands. It is known for its temperate climate, natural beauty, recreational sites, and university and colleges.

Victoria est située à l’extrémité sud de l’île de Vancouver, la plus grande des 6 500 îles que compte la ColombieBritannique. Elle est connue pour son climat tempéré, la beauté de sa nature, ses lieux de loisirs et ses universités et collèges.

The city was first settled by Europeans in the 1840s, and incorporated in 1862. As the capital city of B.C., it is home to the provincial legislature and many government offices. From 1843 to present, Victoria has been a naval city and today it is the home of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Pacific Fleet. CFB Esquimalt employs approximately 4,000 military members and 2,000 civilians and is home to Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force Pacific. CFB Esquimalt contributes over $500 million to the economy through their payroll, supplies, services and construction. It is also the third largest employer in the area. CFB Esquimalt is close to numerous golf courses that are open year-round, and is also only a few hours from world-class skiing and snowboarding (Mt. Washington and Whistler), as well as great surfing (Tofino) and is only minutes from rock-climbing (Fleming Beach). The current population of the Greater Victoria Area is about 350,000. The core municipalities are the City of Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay, followed by the Western Communities (Colwood, Langford, View Royal, Highlands, Metchosin, and Sooke), and the Saanich Peninsula (Central and North Saanich and Sidney.) Greater Victoria is the southernmost urban area in Western Canada; it is located south of the 49th parallel.

Des Européens s’y sont d’abord établis dans les années 1840, et la municipalité a été constituée en 1862. En tant que capitale de la Colombie-Britannique, Victoria abrite les édifices de l’Assemblée législative provinciale et de nombreux bureaux de l’administration. Depuis 1843, Victoria est une ville navale. Elle est maintenant le port d’attache de la Flotte du Pacifique de la Marine royale canadienne. La BFC Esquimalt emploie quelque 4 000 militaires et 2 000 civils, et est le siège des Forces maritimes du Pacifique et de la Force opérationnelle interarmées (Pacifique). Elle injecte plus de 500 millions de dollars dans l’économie locale en salaires, en fournitures, en services et en construction. La base est également le troisième employeur de la région. La BFC Esquimalt se trouve à proximité de nombreux terrains de golf ouverts toute l’année. Elle est à quelques heures de route de stations de ski et de planche à neige de calibre mondial (mont Washington et Whistler). On peut pratiquer le surf à Tofino, et la base se trouve à quelques minutes d’un site d’escalade (Fleming Beach). L’agglomération de Victoria compte aujourd’hui plus de 350 000 habitants. Ses principales municipalités sont la Ville de Victoria, Saanich et Oak Bay; les communautés de l’Ouest (Colwood, Langford, Vew Royal, Highlands, Metchosin et Sooke); la péninsule de Saanich (Saanich Centre et nord, et Sidney). Le Grand Victoria est la région urbaine de l’Ouest du Canada située la plus au sud, soit en dessous du 49e parallèle.


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about the

Home Buyers Plan

The Home Buyers Plan (HBP) is a Canadian federal government program that helps Canadian residents buy a home for the first time. With the Home Buyers Plan you can take up to $25,000 out of your Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) without having to pay taxes on the funds if you are buying your first home. If you buy a home with your spouse or another person you could both withdraw $25,000 under the plan. The plan can also be used to buy a home for a relative who is disabled, although the conditions are slightly different.

Starting two years after your withdrawal, you get 15 years to repay the money to your RRSPs without incurring taxes. If you don’t pay back the required amount in any year, then it is considered taxable income for that year. You can pay back at a faster rate if you wish. The repayments do not affect your RRSP contribution limit for a given year. There are quite a few conditions for the Home Buyers’ Plan, but they are reasonable and some are even lenient. Who is Eligible for the Home Buyers Plan To be eligible to withdraw money from your RRSPs under the Home Buyers Plan: • you must be a Canadian resident

RRSPs Eligible for the Home Buyers Plan Locked-in RRSPs and group plans do not allow withdrawals. The best thing to do is to check with the issuer(s) of your RRSPs to find out which of your RRSPs you will be able to use for the Home Buyers Plan. Homes Eligible for the Home Buyers Plan Just about all homes in Canada qualify for the Home Buyers Plan. The home you buy can be either a resale or a newly built home. Townhouses, mobile homes, condos, and apartments in duplexes are all fine. With cooperative housing, a share that gives you an equity interest qualifies, but one that only gives you a right to tenancy does not.

• you must be the plan owner of the RRSP(s)

How to Withdraw RRSP Funds for the Home Buyers Plan

• you must have a written agreement to buy or build a home

The process of withdrawing RRSP funds is quite simple:

• you can’t own the home for more than 30 days before you withdraw the money

• Fill in Area 1 of the Canada Revenue Agency Form T1036.

• you must intend to occupy the home as your principal place of residence less than a year after you make your withdrawal

• Take the form to a representative of your RRSP issuer and have him/her fill in Area 2. The RRSP issuer will release the withdrawal funds to you without withholding tax.

• you must not have a balance left from previous participation in the Home Buyers Plan

• At income tax time, you will receive a T4RSP tax slip which will show your withdrawal.

• you must be a first-time home buyer. You are considered a first-time home buyer as long as you or your spouse or common-law partner has not owned a house as your principal place of residence for four years beginning January 1 of the fourth year before the year you withdraw the funds.

• You must file your income tax return. Attach the T4RSP slip and also complete Schedule 7 - RRSP Unused Contributions, Transfers, and HBP or LLP Activities. Do not report your withdrawals on any other part of your income tax return.


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Repaying Your RRSP Withdrawals for the Home Buyers Plan You have 15 years to repay the amount you withdrew from your RRSPs. Repayment starts the second year after your withdrawals. Each year you have to repay 1/15 of the total amount you withdrew. You can repay more each year if you like. In that case you would be required to pay the balance owing divided by the number of years left in your plan. If you don’t repay the amount required, then you must declare the unpaid amount as RRSP income and pay applicable taxes. You must file an income tax return each year, and complete Schedule 7, even if you have no taxes to pay and no income to report. Each year, your income tax Notice of Assessment or Notice of Reassessment will include the amount you have repaid to your RRSPs for the Home Buyers Plan, the balance left, and the amount you have to repay the next year. More on the Home Buyers Plan For detailed information on the Home Buyers Plan see the Canada Revenue Agency Guide Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) The guide includes information on the Home Buyers Plan for people with disabilities, and for those who are buying or helping to buy a home for a relative with a disability.


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Is home ownership right for you ? With skyrocketing prices in many major cities, owning a home has become more of an option than a given. For some, homeownership is the best investment they’ll ever make, while it’s not the way to go for others. Here are some questions to ask yourself before taking the plunge. Do you really want to own? It sounds great, but are you sure you want to be a homeowner? It’s not only a huge expense, it’s a lifetime of maintenance, renovations, paperwork, and dealing with neighbours. Remember that ownership isn’t the only way to build equity. Regular retirement contributions can also serve you well down the road without the headaches that come with that white picket fence. Can you service the debt? The hardest part of affording a home isn’t saving for the down payment — though that’s not exactly a cinch. It’s affording the over 25 years of mortgage payments, property taxes, utilities, and home repairs that’ll really test your finances. Meanwhile, owning a home doesn’t mean you can ignore life’s other costs such as retirement, an emergency fund, travel, education, daycare, vehicles, food, and more. So take a good hard look at your income, deduct regular expenses and contributions, and ask yourself if you can make the monthly payments.


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Are you prepared for the unexpected? Just because interest rates are low now doesn’t mean they’ll stay that way forever. If you buy, make sure you’re in a position to afford higher interest rates down the road. Always use rate comparison sites such as to keep your eye on rates and stay informed about the mortgage climate. And speaking of unexpected costs, don’t forget to factor in the hidden closing costs including legal fees, the land transfer tax, and Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) insurance. Are you where you want to stay? Although playing the buy-and-flip game can be tempting, it’s a very risky move. There are no guarantees in real estate. Sage advice says that if you’re in a position to afford, buy in an area where you’re planning to stay. Hopefully you won’t have to take a loss if you ever do need to sell, but buying with the intention of staying tends to be the safer bet. Learn more about mortgages at Courtesy: News Canada

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Military Lifestyle 101

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Esquimalt MFRC Volunteer It can be difficult to dive into a community with such a long standing history like the military. As a newcomer, you might be thinking “Where do I even start?” To ease the transition into the lifestyle, the MFRC hosts a Military Lifestyle 101 workshop that offers techniques and advice about the many successes and learning opportunities that happen in military families and within the community. The workshop is a great first step if you’re wanting to become involved in the community, and want to learn about what to expect as a newcomer. Facilitators go over the basics by explaining things like common values of the military, and the usual dialogue you might encounter. The long list of acronyms used in the military can feel a bit like learning a new language, but the MFRC support staff are here to help you through all of that and more. Throughout the workshop, the facilitators familiarize participants with the culture and provide information on online resources or informational guides. Holly Flower, a facilitator of the most recent Military Lifestyle 101 workshop in the Fall of 2016 and social worker at the MFRC, is always ready to support the families in the military community. “We all need to make connections,” said Flower, “I like to create a place of safety, where people can ask questions and make connections that people can take even out of the room.”


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In addition to the valuable learning tools the facilitator provides, the workshop also holds a Q&A session, which gives participants a chance to share their worries coming into the lifestyle. What is it like to be away from your spouse? What is it like to raise children as a temporary single parent? Long-standing military families share their own experiences that provide comfort and reassurance to the newcomers. Most families used to the lifestyle know that it’s all about perception, especially come deployment time. “You can spend [the deployment] being miserable, or you can spend it being positive, so build a support around yourself,” said one participant in the Fall 2016 workshop. The overall theme of the workshop was to always be proactive about your situation. “It’s okay to ask for help, like don’t ever think you need to go it alone,” said a military family member in a video showcased at the workshop, “There are people that are there for you whether it’s your family, your friends, the MFRC.” The MFRC offers many resources from deployment checklists to childcare support, to counseling services—If you need help, the MFRC, and the community will be there. Keep an eye out for the next Military Lifestyle 101 workshop this spring for your first step into an exciting lifestyle full of opportunities. Even families who are already familiar to the lifestyle can learn something and make new connections.


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You know your home is an investment and with the recent rise in property values you may be considering selling in the foreseeable future. Professional stagers are experts at making changes that will appeal to the most general home buyer. But you don’t need a pro to achieve this effect in your own home.



The power of paint. No other home improvement project delivers a higher return on investment than a fresh coat of paint in the perfect colour. Clean and brighter colours inside will give your home a spacious, airy feel while a neutral exterior increases curb appeal. Consider Para Paint’s Princess Cut PF 57 or Jo Jo Whitewash PF 17 for indoors; and Humberstone PF 74 for exteriors, a modern option for your trim, garage door or front door. Focus on the kitchen. More than any other item in your kitchen, cabinets take up the most real estate as they are the largest visual feature. But you don’t always need to replace them —simply paint or re-stain the door and drawer fronts. And don’t forget about hardware as this simple switch can change your look and pull together the room’s style. Change, add, or update lighting, as it will make all the difference in the overall viewing of the space, especially after a fresh coat of paint. Buyers always favour a clean, fresh looking kitchen.


Cut the clutter. Your goal should be to make your home as clean and airy as possible. Remove personal elements and tidy desks and shelves to exude an easy, elegant feel. To truly pull in the highest bids you’ll want to make visitors feel as if they can live there and move in right away.


Light and bright. Proper lighting is key so replace all missing pot lights and burned out light bulbs. Layer lighting so that there is no single point of light. Before visitors come in, open the shades and turn on the table lamps and chandelier. Mirrors are a great way to reflect your multiple light sources and make your space look larger. After that, keep your furniture and accessories minimal and bright. If you have the opportunity to paint older wood furniture, white or light grey will do the trick. Courtesy: News Canada

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IT STARTS FROM HOME THE FACTS ABOUT RELOCATION FOR THE MILITARY Through my strong ties to the military community, I offer clients extensive experience with the physical and emotional aspects of relocating. Building on twenty years of experience, and a true passion for what I do, I am here to help families moving to or from Victoria, and get them settled in their new community. My goal is to make your entire experience less stressful and more enjoyable. From my experience of relocating from Pakistan to Germany to start a family, then to Calgary and eventually moving from

Alberta to Victoria in 1994, I truly understand the emotional whirlwind that comes with military relocation. When you relocate, you and your family are moving more than just homes. The financial investment is in your home but other tangible life investments come into play as well; leaving friends behind, changing doctors and schools, and reestablishing neighbourhood haunts. Daily routines change and require time and adaptation.

No matter where you move, every city and every community has unique things to offer. Let’s take Victoria for example. Victoria has diverse and welcoming communities no matter where you might be coming from. If you are unsure on what area to move to, allow me to be your reliable insider, providing you with local information to help you make the right choice. Distance to work, good schools, shops, quality of life and return on investment are all points to be considered and discussed.


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COMOX About COMOX Located mid-way up Vancouver Island’s east coast, the Comox Valley offers spectacular natural surroundings. Bordered to the west by the Beaufort Mountain range and to the east by the Strait of Georgia, 19 Wing Comox members can enjoy mountain and ocean activities yearround. The valley boasts short, mild winters and warm, dry summers. There is great skiing in the winter months and summer brings mountain biking and hiking opportunities. Every manner of outdoor activity, including golfing, kayaking, sailing and world-class diving is easily accessible. Made up of three distinct townships, including the town of Comox, the city of Courtenay and the village of Cumberland, the Comox Valley is a vibrant, growing community. All levels of schooling from kindergarten through to post-secondary education are available, including French Immersion and Francophone programs. There is shopping, local transit, a new acute care hospital under construction, museums and art galleries in the area. The Comox Valley is serviced by a civilian air terminal, with regular service to and from Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. BC Ferries has terminals in Nanaimo and Victoria offering sea links between Vancouver Island and mainland BC. 19 Wing Comox has enjoyed an outstanding relationship with the Comox Valley since it opened as a Royal Air Force Base in 1942. Today 19 Wing employs approximately 1,500 military and civilian personnel. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful Comox Valley!

sur COMOX Située sur la côte est de l’île de Vancouver, à mi-chemin entre l’extrémité sud et l’extrémité nord de l’île, la vallée de Comox offre un paysage grandiose. Dans cette région bordée à l’ouest par les monts Beaufort et à l’est par le détroit de Georgia, les membres de la 19e Escadre Comox peuvent pratiquer des loisirs de montagne et de mer toute l’année. Les hivers y sont doux et courts et les étés, secs et chauds. En hiver, le ski est fantastique, et en été, il y a plein d’endroits où l’on peut faire du vélo de montagne et de la randonnée. Il est très facile d’y mener toutes les activités de plein air, y compris le golf, le kayak, la voile et de la plongée sous-marine de calibre international. Formée de trois municipalités distinctes, soit la ville de Comox, la ville de Courtenay et le village de Cumberland, la vallée de Comox est une collectivité dynamique en pleine croissance. On y trouve des écoles pour tous les niveaux, de la maternelle au niveau postsecondaire, ainsi que des écoles d’immersion française et des programmes francophones. La région offre des magasins, des transports publics, un nouvel hôpital de soins actifs en construction, des musées et des galeries d’art. La vallée de Comox a une aérogare civile d’où partent des vols réguliers la reliant à Vancouver, à Calgary et à Edmonton. La compagnie BC Ferries possède des gares maritimes à Nanaimo et à Victoria, qui offrent des liaisons maritimes entre l’île de Vancouver et la partie continentale de la Colombie-Britannique. 19e Escadre Comox a bénéficié d’une relation exceptionnelle avec la vallée de Comox depuis son ouverture en tant que base de la Royal Air Force en 1942. Aujourd’hui, la 19e Escadre emploie environ 1.500 personnels militaires et civils. Nous nous réjouissons de vous accueillir dans la magnifique vallée de Comox!

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While it’s fun to plan things like new flooring, lighting, or paint, one of the most important elements of having a roof over your head is, quite literally, having a functional roof over your head! Your attic and roof protect your family, your home and everything in it, so make an annual inspection part of your routine maintenance. Overlooking this important task can be a very costly mistake that can impact your safety, comfort and expenses. You don’t have to be an expert to identify a problem. Insulation: Check the level of insulation within your attic. Proper levels of insulation can keep temperatures in check, preventing moisture issues, condensation, and premature wear of roofing materials. Over time, some types of insulation tend to settle and compact, which can impact performance. Older homes often have too little insulation, but that’s simple to remedy. Topping up attic insulation is a straightforward DIY task. Look for a stone wool batt insulation that can be cut easily with a serrated knife. A popular choice of contractors and homeowners alike is Roxul Comfortbatt, because it also protects against fire, moisture, and mould. Aim for a depth of 16 inches (41 cm) or an R-value of 50. Insulating properly will improve comfort, while reducing energy consumption and heating costs. Critters: Look for signs of rodents or raccoons. Points of entry can cause your roof to leak, while chewing can give rise to electrical fires. These uninvited houseguests can also soil spaces throughout your attic, potentially impacting air quality. What’s more, they often trample and compact insulation, reducing its thermal resistance.

Ventilation: Proper soffit air intake and roof ventilation can extend shingle life and prevent mould, roof rot, and ice dams in winter. Roof and soffit vents, baffles and fans are easy to install in just a few hours, but consider hiring a professional to ensure the best results. Roof integrity: Inspect the roof for missing, lifted, or curled shingles. Look for signs of aging. As shingles age, you might notice they’ve become more brittle and worn. Curled shingles may be a sign that it’s time to re-roof. Check for rotted plywood or soft spots on the roof. Water penetration: Look for dark spots or trails inside the attic and for signs of outside light. These can be indicators that moisture is present, which will require immediate remediation. Scott McGillivray is host of the hit TV series Income Property on HGTV Canada, a full-time real estate investor, contractor, author, and educator. Follow him on Twitter: @smcgillivray

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to help sell your home When preparing your home for the market, it’s great to know there are some relatively inexpensive improvements that can make a big impact with buyers. Once the fundamentals of a well-maintained home are taken care of, these easy initiatives can seal the deal.


Clear the decks. Counter space is extremely important for buyers. Be sure to store kitchen and bathroom items off the counters. Purchase storage baskets in several different sizes to help you clear the decks in a hurry and minimize clutter.


Tear up dingy broadloom. You may be pleasantly surprised by what’s underneath. Even if you don’t like what you see, replacing broadloom is one of the most economical improvements you can make when you consider overall return on your dollar.


Brighten up storage spaces. Closets and cupboard space are important selling features. You can make the most of what you have by purging unused items and painting a light colour inside cupboards and closets. Adding batteryoperated lighting is also an inexpensive way to brighten a dark closet.


Paint. Even high-end interior paints are a bargain when you look at what can be achieved with a fresh new finish. Opt for neutral colours in matte or eggshell finishes to camouflage flaws in walls. Trim is best handled with a white shade of satin, semigloss or high-gloss finish.


Replace interior room doors. Quickly and inexpensively brighten hallways and rooms by replacing interior doors and hardware. New white panelled doors and hardware can quickly freshen the home. Look for sales at your local building centre.

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Already packed and ready to move? Here’s how you can keep your pet comfortable and safe on the road. These travel tips come courtesy of the pet researchers at Purina. Do not feed your pet for at least three hours before leaving on a trip. Take your dog for a walk just before your start the drive. You will still have to stop along the way, but your dog will be more comfortable as the trip gets underway. During stops, provide fresh drinking water for your dog. You may also reward it with a dog snack for being a good traveler.

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Buying a home for the first time is a big decision. One of the first and most important things to do after deciding to purchase a home is to secure insurance. Here, Eric Simtob, president of Restoration 1, gives three simple tips new homeowners should know when deciding on home insurance. Shop around. No two policies are identical, so do some research to find which insurance policy works best for you. Ask questions such as: What is my deductible? Are there claim limits, and if so, what are they? Know what’s covered in your insurance policy. Not all disasters that can happen are covered. For example, basic home insurance policies often don’t cover damage caused by sewage back-up, or only cover up to a specific amount. Sewage damage can be extensive and can often result in the homeowner having to pay for a portion of the repairs out-of-pocket. Take the time to understand what’s covered. Know your rights. Homeowners always have the right to choose who works in their home. Often after a flood or fire, insurance companies will insist on sending their preferred contractors. This results in a contractor who works for the insurance company and not you. Research the people you want working on your home before disaster strikes. Online resources such as are available for you to find the best solution for your situation. Courtesy: News Canada

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edmonton About EDMONTON 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton (commonly referred to as Edmonton Garrison) plans and manages the delivery of a range of support and services that are needed by other Canadian Armed Forces units and their members. To enable success of the units/members that are supported, the base provides personnel and administrative support, range and training areas, infrastructure and building maintenance for over 317 buildings in Edmonton, Whitehorse and Yellowknife. The base is located in Sturgeon County on the Northeast border of the City of Edmonton and covers 2,550 hectares of land. The main site is named Steele Barracks after Sir Samuel Steele, an original founding member of the Northwest Mounted Police.

The City of Edmonton In 1904, Edmonton was declared a city. The following year Edmonton was named the provincial capital of Alberta. Today, Edmonton is Canada’s 6th largest city, offering all the amenities of a major urban centre plus a family-friendly environment that is safe, stimulating and rich with opportunity. Edmonton is one of Canada’s most ethnically diverse cities with more than 60 ethnic and cultural groups. Well known for its vibrant cultural life, diverse business community and outstanding river valley park system, Edmonton is a great place to call home. Check out the links below for more on why over one million people call Edmonton “home”.

sur EDMONTON La base de soutien de la 3e Division du Canada Edmonton (communément appelée garnison d’Edmonton) planifie et gère la prestation du soutien et des services dont d’autres unités et membres des Forces armées canadiennes ont besoin. Pour que les unités et les militaires qui reçoivent ce soutien puissent réussir, la base fournit un soutien au personnel, un soutien administratif, des champs de tir et des zones d’entraînement, de l’infrastructure et de l’entretien de bâtiments dans plus de 317 immeubles à Edmonton, Whitehorse et Yellowknife. La base se trouve dans le comté de Sturgeon, à la périphérie nord-est d’Edmonton, et elle occupe un terrain de 2 550 hectares. Le site principal est le casernement Steele, nommé en l’honneur de Sir Samuel Steele, un des fondateurs de la Police à cheval du NordOuest.

La Ville d’Edmonton Edmonton est devenue officiellement une ville en 1904. L’année suivante, elle est devenue la capitale de l’Alberta. Aujourd’hui, Edmonton est la sixième ville du Canada par la taille. On y trouve tout ce qu’un grand centre urbain peut offrir dans un environnement propice aux familles qui est sûr, stimulant et riche en possibilités. Edmonton est l’une des villes canadiennes les plus diverses sur le plan ethnique; on y trouve plus de 60 groupes ethniques et culturels. Réputée pour sa vie culturelle dynamique, son milieu des affaires diversifié et son réseau de parcs exceptionnel dans la vallée de la rivière, Edmonton est un endroit où il fait bon vivre. Suivez les liens donnés ci-après pour découvrir pourquoi plus d’un million de personnes ont choisi de vivre à Edmonton.

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What is the Post Living Differential?

How is Post Living Differential calculated?

The Post Living Differential (PLD) is an allowance designed to stabilize the cost of living of Canadian Armed Forces members and their families to ensure that they enjoy a relative and predictable cost of living no matter where they serve in Canada.

Each year during the February to March timeframe, the PLD rate at each CAF location is reviewed based on the following information:

Background Efforts to obtain a cost of living benefit for military personnel go back at least to the mid-1980s when the Canadian Armed Forces surveyed selected military locations to determine variations in the cost of living. In 1998, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs (SCONDVA) drew public attention to the cost of living difficulties facing many Canadian Armed Forces members and their families. To counter these difficulties, SCONDVA recommended the creation of a cost of living allowance. On June 8, 2000, Treasury Board approved the implementation of PLD, making this allowance the first of its kind for both the CAF and the Federal Government of Canada.

How does the Post Living Differential work? The intent of PLD is to stabilize the overall cost of living for CAF members and their families residing in Canada. PLD is paid to help offset the impact of cost of living changes resulting from relocation, and is paid at locations within Canada where the local cost of living is assessed to be higher than the CAF standard average cost of living.

• The latest Statistics Canada information on family spending patterns; • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) data on typical hosing types; • National Defence data on the military population at each place of duty. A location with a higher number of military personnel will have a larger impact on the local economy than a location with a lower Canadian Forces population. For example, Ottawa compared to Moncton; and • Actual cost of living data in a wide variety of categories at all places of duty in Canada. PLD is a taxable benefit. As a result, an increment is added when calculating the rates to offset the income tax paid on the allowance. This means that the allowance is increased by the amount of marginal tax to allow for loss through taxation. Once the data has been compiled, changes to the PLD amount for each location are calculated by May. By June/July the new figures are entered into the CAF pay system and the changes are announced to the military members and their families. By July/ August, CAF members will see the changes to PLD on their monthly pay statements. For the current PLD rates go to Chapter 205 - Allowances for Officers and NonCommissioned Members 205.45 - Post Living Differential (PLD):

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Cold Lake is located at the eastern-most extreme in the province of Alberta. It is approximately 294 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

Cold Lake se trouve en Alberta, près de la frontière est de la province, à environ 294 kilomètres au nord-est d’Edmonton.

Incorporated in 1996 through amalgamation of the former towns of Grand Centre, Cold Lake and Canadian Forces Base 4 Wing, Cold Lake became a city in 2000. These three areas are now known as, respectively, Cold Lake South, Cold Lake North and Medley. The three main industries in the area are: military, oil and gas and tourism. Cold Lake has a permanent population of just over 14,000. If choosing a home based on schools in the area, Cold Lake North has an elementary school (K-3), a middle school (4-8), a high school (9-12) and a Catholic elementary school (K-6). Cold Lake South has an elementary school (K-3), a middle school (4-8), two off campus schools (7-9 and 10-12), a Catholic elementary school (K-6) and a Catholic junior/senior school (7-12). There is a francophone school (K-12) which is located between Cold Lake North and Cold Lake South. Post Secondary education is available in the city and the surrounding area at Portage College and Lakeland College. The Art Smith Aviation Academy (ASAA) is located on CFB Cold Lake (K-8). The Academy was taken in by the Northern Lights School District in 2013, where it was before a not-for-profit private school. ASAA is focused on the specialized needs of military dependants while supporting the students of the area surrounding 4 Wing Cold Lake by offering a uniquely aviation focussed program in the ideal setting of the air base. Cold Lake offers a selection of health facilities including the Cold Lake Health Centre and Cold Lake Community Health Services as part of the local Primary Care Network. Private practises are accepting new patients and information on these services is available through the Wing Orderly Room, the Military Family Resource Centre and health information phone lines.

Après la fusion en 1996 des anciennes villes de Grand Centre et de Cold Lake, et de la 4e Escadre des Forces canadiennes, Cold Lake est devenue en 2000 une municipalité constituée en personne morale. Les trois secteurs sont désormais appelés respectivement Cold Lake Sud, Cold Lake Nord et Medley. Les trois principaux moteurs économiques de la région sont les forces armées, le pétrole et le tourisme. Cold Lake compte un peu plus de 14 000 habitants. Si l’on choisit sa maison en fonction des écoles de la région, il faut savoir que le secteur de Cold Lake Nord possède une école primaire (M-3), une école intermédiaire (4-8), une école secondaire (9-12) et une école élémentaire catholique (M-6). Le secteur de Cold Lake Sud possède une école primaire (M-3), une école intermédiaire (4-8), deux écoles hors campus (7-9 et 10-12), une école élémentaire catholique (M6) et une école intermédiaire et secondaire catholique (7-12). Il existe une école francophone (M-12) située entre les secteurs de Cold Lake Nord et de Cold Lake Sud. On peut poursuivre des études postsecondaires au collège Portage et au collège Lakeland. L’Art Smith Aviation Academy (ASAA, M-8) est située à la BFC Cold Lake. Cette ancienne école privée sans but lucratif a été intégrée au district scolaire Northern Lights en 2013. L’ASAA met l’accent sur les besoins particuliers des enfants des militaires, tout en accueillant les élèves des environs de la 4e Escadre Cold Lake qui souhaitent suivre un programme unique axé sur l’aviation dans le milieu idéal d’une base aérienne. Cold Lake a de nombreux centres de soins de santé, y compris le Cold Lake Health Centre et les Cold Lake Community Health Services, qui font partie du Réseau des soins de santé primaires local). Des cliniques privées acceptent de nouveaux patients; pour en savoir davantage sur leurs services, informez-vous auprès de la salle des rapports de l’escadre ou du Centre de ressources pour les familles des militaires, ou appelez les lignes téléphoniques d’information sur la santé.

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Wainwright About Wainwright Amidst a bold prairie, Wainwright is hard working, community-minded, family-first and recreation master planned. We value what it means to be free. From our foundation lies a future where determination gets you everywhere while recognizing the value of building piles of fall leaves with a child, a game of catch with the dog, or coffee with the neighbour. Wainwright is a community of over 7,000 (including the population of Wainwright Garrison). It is located in east central Alberta near the Battle River Valley and is approx. 2 hours east of Edmonton. We offer a lifestyle that provides the amenities of a modern city, with the availability of big box stores, but still retains the atmosphere of a vibrant rural community. Our quality lifestyle is enhanced by excellent schools for our children, extensive health care facilities and an unlimited array of year-round recreational opportunities. We are full of events year-round including our annual Arts Festival in February and our Wainwright Stampede in June. The Stampede is 4 days of action packed family fun and entertainment. Visitors will enjoy the 5th largest rodeo in Canada including CPCA Chuck Wagon Races, Stampede Parade, Cabaret, a fun filled midway, breakfasts, BBQ’s and much much more! Other sites to see include Wainwright’s Historic Downtown featuring a collection of beautifully restored heritage resources including a business district of 1929 era buildings. As well as our free standing Memorial Clock Tower, Bud Cotton Buffalo Paddock at the gates to CFB/ASU which houses a live bison herd and our newly restored 1925 wooden pump jack in Petroleum Park.

sur Wainwright Située dans une vaste praire, Wainwright est une collectivité de gens travailleurs où règne un esprit communautaire qui accorde la priorité à la famille et est conçue de façon à favoriser les loisirs. Nous apprécions notre liberté. Nos assises mènent à un avenir où la détermination vous ouvre toutes les portes tout en reconnaissant l’importance de faire des tas de feuilles mortes à l’automne avec un enfant, de jouer à se lancer une balle avec son chien ou de prendre un café avec son voisin. Wainwright est une collectivité de plus de 7 000 habitants (ce qui comprend la population de la garnison de Wainwright). La ville est située dans le Centre-Est de l’Alberta près de la vallée de la rivière Battle, à environ deux heures à l’est d’Edmonton. Nous offrons un style de vie qui comprend les services d’une ville moderne, dont des magasins à grande surface, mais conserve encore l’atmosphère d’une collectivité rurale dynamique. À notre style de vie de qualité s’ajoutent d’excellentes écoles pour nos enfants, des installations complètes de soins de santé et un éventail illimité d’activités récréatives offertes toute l’année. Il y a une foule d’événements toute l’année, dont notre festival des arts annuel en février et le stampede de Wainwright en juin. Le stampede offre quatre jours de plaisir et de divertissement remplis d’action pour la famille. Les visiteurs aimeront le 5e plus grand rodéo au Canada, y compris les courses de chariots bâchés de la CPCA, le défilé du stampede, le cabaret, un parc d’attractions amusantes, des déjeuners, des BBQ et bien plus encore! On peut également voir d’autres sites comme le centreville historique de Wainwright, qui comprend une collection de ressources patrimoniales magnifiquement restaurées, dont un quartier d’affaires avec des bâtiments de l’époque de 1929. De plus, il y a notre Memorial Clock Tower installée debout, l’enclos à bisons Bud Cotton aux barrières de la BFC/USS où se trouve un troupeau de bisons vivants, et notre chevalet de pompage en bois de 1925 nouvellement restauré à Petroleum Park.

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Renovating your kitchen can be an intimidating project. With so many decisions to make, renowned designer and stylist Tiffany Pratt shares her trendforward insights after teaming up with The Home Depot Canada to overhaul her kitchen.


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Shake it up with Shaker. Shaker-style cabinets are a go-to cabinet style for many designers because they offer beautiful traditional lines that dance within most style genres. “Using Thomasville Nouveau cabinets in off-white meant that I could really do anything within my space. Like a blank canvas, this cabinet style updates the room while still maintaining existing styles,” explains Pratt. Mute the colour with 1980s palette. Adding colour doesn’t always mean going bold and bright. Moving into the next few seasons, colour trends are leaning toward shades that echo the muted, pale mid-tones of the 80s. Inspired by her deep love for pink, Pratt modernized and scaled up the shade by using it in a more grown-up and risky way in a dusty rose hue.


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Inject hits of modern. Instead of breaking up your backsplash and countertop into two different types of materials, why not use the same material for both? “In kitchen design I really appreciate crisp, clean lines while still injecting sparkle, texture and pattern,” says Pratt. Give the eye a break by sweeping the same material for both the countertop and backsplash in a Silestone or marbled quartz, and create a modern look with texture. Finding your floor as centrepeice. Look for something with durability, interest and an ability to hide everyday dirt. Pratt chose a full polished marble floor because it was unexpected and graphic. “Like a work of art by Escher, my floor is truly the centerpiece of the space and adds a newness while still fitting into the old bones of my home.” Remember that flooring can be more than functional — it can also be the pattern and art in the room that really makes the space come to life. Consider the white appliances. While most people swoon over stainless steel and the new black appliances, Pratt still loves white. A full spread of white appliances disappear into the space and don’t call too much attention in the room. Chic, clean and effortless, white appliances also echo European design.

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SHILO About shilo

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As one of the largest employers in southwestern Manitoba, CFB Shilo has a substantial economic impact on the regional economy, including the City of Brandon. CFB Shilo has been the site of military activity in southwest Manitoba since 1910. 

La Base des Forces canadiennes (BFC) Shilo, un des plus grands employeurs du Sud-Ouest du Manitoba, a une incidence importante sur l’économie de la région, y compris la ville de Brandon. La BFC Shilo est le site d’activités militaires dans la région depuis 1910.

Located 35 kilometres east of Brandon, CFB Shilo is home to First Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (1RCHA), and Second Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2PPCLI) — both units are part of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1CMBG). The Base is also home to a component of 3 Canadian Div TC C Coy Shilo, 3 CDSG SS Det Shilo, 1 Dental Unit Det Shilo and 11 CF Health Services Centre, as well as being the “home station” of the Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA). Other supported units include 26 Field Regiment, RCA Brandon’s Reserve Unit and 38 Canadian Brigade Group headquarters, located in Winnipeg. CFB Shilo remains a strategically important training base in Western Canada. The training area is well suited to train the multi-purpose combat forces required to fulfill the mandate of the Department of National Defence (DND). The unique nature of this area has been recognized for more than a century, with nearby Camp Hughes once home to 30,000 troops who trained for deployment to France and Belgium in 1915 and 1916 during the Great War. With a current population of about 1,700 people, the Base has approximately 600 homes, operates its own sewer and water system and provides fire and ambulance services to Base residents and neighbouring communities. The GSH houses a pool, track, full gym, plus a bowling alley and theatre. Nearby Gunner Arena is home to Base hockey, as well as a minor hockey program using the moniker Shilo Sentinels.

Située dans le Sud-Ouest du Manitoba, à 35 kilomètres à l’est de Brandon, la BFC Shilo héberge le 1er Régiment de la Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (1 RCHA) et le 2e Bataillon du régiment Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI). Ces deux unités font partie du 1er Groupe-brigade mécanisé du Canada (1 GBMC). À la base se trouve également une composante de la Compagnie C du CI Shilo de la 3e Division du Canada, les SS du GS 3 Div C, détachement de Shilo, la 1re Unité dentaire, détachement de Shilo et le 11e Centre des Services de santé des Forces canadiennes. Maison mère de l’Artillerie royale canadienne (ARC), elle offre aussi son soutien au 26e Régiment d’artillerie de campagne, à l’unité de réserve de Brandon de l’ARC et au quartier général du 38e Groupe-brigade du Canada, situé à Winnipeg. La BFC Shilo demeure une base d’instruction de l’Ouest canadien revêtant une grande importance stratégique. Les terrains d’instruction y sont très bien adaptés à l’entraînement des forces combattantes polyvalentes dont le ministère la Défense nationale a besoin pour remplir son mandat. La nature unique de ces terrains est connue depuis près d’un siècle : le camp Hughes a déjà accueilli tout près de là 30 000 hommes qui y ont reçu leur instruction avant d’être déployés en France et en Belgique en 1915 et 1916, durant la Grande Guerre. Avec une population d’environ 1 700 personnes, la base compte quelque 600 maisons, possède ses propres réseaux d’aqueduc et d’égout et fournit des services de protection contre l’incendie et des services ambulanciers aux résidents de la base et des communautés environnantes. Le General Strange Hall abrite une piscine, une piste de course, un gymnase entièrement équipé, une salle de quilles et un cinéma. Les équipes de la base jouent au hockey à l’aréna Gunner, non loin de là, qui offre également un programme de hockey mineur grâce aux Sentinels de Shilo.

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Winnipeg About winnipeg

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With an ethnically diverse population of 706,900, Winnipeg is the ninth largest city in Canada and dominates the Manitoba economy. Winnipeg has grown steadily over the year, and top ranked industries include: aerospace, manufacturing, agribusiness, garment and apparel industries, film production, health and biotechnology research, information technology and transportation equipment manufacturing.

Comptant une population d’une grande diversité ethnique de 706,900 habitants, Winnipeg se classe au neuvième rang des grandes villes canadiennes et domine l’économie du Manitoba.

The city is the sunshine capital of Canada, with over 2,300 hours of sun annually. Winnipeg has a continentaltype climate, enjoying four distinct seasons. There are significant temperature variations through the year generally ranging from highs of +35 degrees Celsius to lows of -40 degrees Celsius. It’s location in the center of the continent means that the city benefits from being in North America central time zone. Culturally, Winnipeg is home to the world famous Royal Winnipeg Ballet, one of the most prestigious dance troupes on the globe. Its cultural counterparts include The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Manitoba Opera Association. For Royal Canadian Air Force personnel, all roads will lead to 17 Wing Winnipeg. The Wing - comprised of squadrons, training schools and command elements, turn out what are considered some of the best multiskilled personnel in the world. 17 Wing is a composite formation conducting and supporting flying operations and a variety of training and command functions. The Wing also supports 113 units stretching from Thunder Bay, Ontario, to the Saskatchewan/Alberta Border and from the 49th Parallel to the high Arctic. 17 Wing is located at Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg.

Winnipeg a connu une croissance soutenue au fil des ans. Ses industries vedettes comprennent notamment la fabrication aérospatiale, le commerce agricole, l’industrie des vêtements et accessoires, la production cinématographique, la recherche dans les domaines de la santé et de la biotechnologie, la technologie de l’information, et la fabrication de matériel de transport. Winnipeg est la capitale la plus ensoleillée du Canada, comptant plus de 2 300 heures d’ensoleillement par année. La ville bénéficie d’in climat continental à quatre saisons. On y relève de grands écarts de température au cours de l’année, variant de maximums de 35 °C à des minimums de -40 °C. En raison de son emplacement au cœur du continent, elle bénéficie du fait qu’elle appartient au fuseau horaire du Centre de l’Amérique du Nord. Winnipeg est le point d’attache du fameux Ballet royal de Winnipeg qui est l’une des plus prestigieuses compagnies de danse de la planète. Sa contrepartie culturelle inclut l’Orchestre symphonique de Winnipeg et la Manitoba Opera Association. Pour le personnel de l’Aviation royal canadienne, tous les chemins mênent à la 17e Escadre Winnipeg. L’Escadre comprend escadrons, écoles ultramodernes et éléments de commande, tout compte fait elle forme le meilleur personnel polyvalent du monde. La 17e Escadre est une formation mixte qui soutient et conduit des opérations aériennes et qui remplit diverses fonctions liées à l’instruction et commande. Elle soutient aussi 113 unités, qui sont dispersées de Thunder Bay (Ontario) à la frontière de la Saskatchewan et de l’Alberta, et du 49e parallèle jusqu’à l’Arctique. La 17e Escadre est située à la Base Forces canadiennes Winnipeg.


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Winnipeg WESTWOOD (5G) 5-10 minutes to CFB $ 300,000 to $ 425,000

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CRESTVIEW (5H) 5-10 minutes to CFB $ 200,000 to $ 385,000 LINDENWOODS/WHITERIDGE (1M/1P) 15-20 minutes to CFB $ 400,000 to $ 800,000 BRIDGWATER/SOUTHPOINTE (1R) 20-25 minutes to CFB $ 300,000 to $ 800,000 CHARLESWOOD (1G, 1H, 1F) 10-15 minutes to CFB $ 230,000 to $ 385,000

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TUXEDO (1E) 10-15 minutes to CFB $ 600,000 to $1,000,000+

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BORDEN About borden

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Located just one hour north of Toronto, Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden is the largest training base in the Canadian Armed Forces. CFB Borden and the Military Personnel Generation Training Group are composed of both lodger and integral establishments that train approximately 18,000 Canadian Armed Forces personnel per year in a variety of occupations. Included in these lodger units are formations and groups such as 16 Wing, the Canadian Forces Recruiting Group, and Regional Cadet Support Unit (Central).

Située à seulement une heure au nord de Toronto, la Base des Forces canadiennes (BFC) Borden est la plus importante base des Forces armées canadiennes. La BFC Borden et le Groupe d’instruction de la Génération du personnel militaire sont composés d’établissements intégrés et hébergés qui servent, chaque année, environ 18 000 membres des Forces armées canadiennes représentant une variété de groupes professionnels. Les unités hébergées comprennent des formations et des groupes comme la 16e Escadre, le Groupe du recrutement des Forces canadiennes et l’Unité régionale de soutien aux cadets (Centre).

The Buell Fitness and Aquatic Centre is a modern facility located on base with indoor and outdoor pools, field house, running track, rock climbing wall, gymnasium, weight room, cardio room, and bowling alley. The Andy Anderson Arena is adjacent to the fitness centre and the base is also home to an 18-hole golf course. The base offers hunters and anglers the opportunity to join the Rod & Gun Club, and there is a Motor Hobby Club for mechanic enthusiasts. There are two elementary schools on base and several in the surrounding area. Secondary students can attend the local Nottawasaga Pines High School, or other schools in the area. There are many businesses located at the CANEX Mall, including the CANEX Retail Store, Subway, Tim Hortons, barber shop, hair salon, tailor shop and a real estate office. Adjacent to the mall is a public medical centre with a laboratory and dental office.

Le Centre de conditionnement physique et aquatique Buell, situé sur la base, est une installation moderne qui comprend des piscines intérieure et extérieure, un complexe sportif, une piste de course, un mur d’escalade, un gymnase, une salle de musculation, une salle d’entraînement cardiovasculaire et une salle de quilles. L’aréna Andy Anderson Arena est situé à côté du centre de conditionnement physique. La BFC Borden offre également un terrain de golf de 18 trous. On y trouve également le Rod & Gun Club, pour les amateurs de chasse et de pêche, de même que le Motor Hobby Club pour les passionnés de mécanique. Il y a deux écoles primaires sur la base et plusieurs autres dans la région. Les élèves du secondaire peuvent fréquenter l’école secondaire locale Nottawasaga Pines, ou une autre école de la région.

CFB Borden celebrated its centennial year in 2016, when the Memorial Wall and walking trails to the restored World War One Trenches were unveiled. The Base Borden Museum is home to one of the most extensive collections of military paraphernalia in Canada, housing over 700,000 pieces of history.

De nombreux commerces sont présents au centre commercial CANEX, dont le magasin de détail CANEX, Subway, Tim Horton’s, un barbier, un salon de coiffure, un tailleur et une agence immobilière. À côté du centre commercial se trouve le centre médical public, qui compte un laboratoire et un cabinet de dentiste. La BFC Borden a célébré son centenaire en 2016, moment du dévoilement du mur commémoratif et des sentiers pédestres menant vers les tranchées de la Première Guerre mondiale restaurées. Le Musée militaire de la BFC Borden comprend l’une des plus importantes collections de matériel militaire au Canada, notamment plus de 700 000 artéfacts historiques.


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Winter Home Inspections You may be tempted to forego a home inspection if you’re buying in a competitive market, especially when multiple offers are a possibility. But before you make a decision on whether to include a home inspection in your contractual offer, be aware that different seasons and weather conditions tell different stories about a home’s condition. While some shortcomings of a home will not be as evident under snow coverage, winter also presents an opportunity to see other things that snow can teach us about the condition of a house. For example, a snow-covered roof may hide the overall state of the shingles and underlay, while large spotty patches of melted snow on a roof and dripping icicles are indicators of insulation deficiency. Likewise, snow piled on the outside of a home can show tell-tale signs about the inside of a home,

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revealing foundation cracks and basement leakage problems. Every season teaches us something about the condition of a home, but cold weather and snow may prevent a home inspector from accurately evaluating certain features, such as the grade of the land. You’ll want to know if rain and moisture drains away from rather than toward the house. In rural areas, testing the health of a septic system is a task much better left for warmer weather. Also remember that it’s not possible to test the state of an air conditioning system during cold weather. In order to protect yourself from possible future expenses that result from a winter inspection that cannot uncover certain conditions, it’s advisable to speak to a professional about your options.

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meaford About meaford

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Situated on the southern shore of Georgian Bay, the Municipality of Meaford extends North West to the boundary of the City of Owen Sound and to the South East boundary of the Town of the Blue Mountains. It is located within the Georgian Triangle region and known as one of Canada’s finest four seasons resort areas.

Située sur la rive sud de la baie Georgienne, la municipalité de Meaford s’étend au nord-ouest jusqu’aux limites de la ville d’Owen Sound et au sud-est jusqu’aux limites du village de Blue Mountains. Elle se trouve dans le triangle de la baie Georgienne et est considérée comme l’une des plus belles régions de villégiature quatre saisons au Canada.

Community of Collingwood Collingwood is located on the shores of Georgian Bay, and our waterfront provides endless opportunities for boating, fishing, recreation activities and so much more! In the heart of Ontario’s finest four-season destination area, Collingwood offers a combination of old time charm and history with the best recreation in Southern Ontario. Whether relocating to Collingwood as a full or part time resident, or looking for a new weekend retreat, Collingwood offers you all of the amenities and support you require. There are great opportunities in this area in business, tourism and industry.

Community of Owen Sound The City of Owen Sound is located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay in a valley below the sheer rock cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. Owen Sound is characterized by a magnificent harbour and bay, two winding rivers, tree-lined streets, an extensive parks system, and tree-covered hillsides and ravines, which are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Owen Sound is the largest urban community in Grey and Bruce Counties, which combined represent a primary commercial market of 158,000. Owen Sound is the seat of the County of Grey government, and is the location for a number of regional, provincial and federal government offices. There are twelve elementary schools, three secondary schools, six private schools in addition to a Georgian College campus.


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Communauté du Collingwood Collingwood se trouve directement sur la côte de la baie Georgienne, situation riveraine qui offre d’innombrables possibilités pour la navigation, la pêche, les activités récréatives et plus encore! Situé en plein cœur de la plus belle région de villégiature quatre saisons de l’Ontario, Collingwood possède à la fois un charme d’antan et une réputation historique de destination récréative inégalée dans Sud de l’Ontario. Que vous soyez à la recherche d’une résidence à temps plein ou à temps partiel à Collingwood ou que vous souhaitiez simplement vous y détendre la fin de semaine, vous y trouverez tous les services et installations dont vous avez besoin. La région offre d’excellentes possibilités, que ce soit dans les affaires, le tourisme ou l’industrie.

Communauté du Owen Sound La ville d’Owen Sound est située sur la rive sud de la baie Georgienne dans une vallée sous les falaises rocheuses de l’escarpement du Niagara. On y retrouve une magnifique baie avec un port, deux rivières sinueuses, des rues bordées d’arbres, un immense réseau de parcs, ainsi que des ravins et des collines boisées abritant une flore et une faune d’une grande diversité. Owen Sound est la plus grande communauté urbaine des comtés de Grey et de Bruce, qui, une fois combinés, représentent un marché commercial primaire de 158 000 consommateurs. L’administration du comté de Grey se trouve à Owen Sound, de même que certains bureaux gouvernementaux fédéraux, provinciaux et régionaux. On y compte 12 écoles primaires, 3 écoles secondaires et 6 écoles privées, en plus du campus du Collège Georgian.



north bay About north bay North Bay is a city in North-eastern Ontario 3 ½ hours from both Toronto and Ottawa. It is the southern terminus of the Ontario Northland Railway and is served by the Jack Garland Airport. Incorporated in 1925 North Bay is situated between Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake, the City offers lakefront property. Housing in North Bay offers a variety of options depending on whether you prefer the urban or rural location. In January 1968 the City of North Bay amalgamated with West Ferris and Widdifeild Township and now has a population of 54,000. North Bay boasts four Boards of Education. The Near North District School Board serves approximately 10,500 students in 35 Elementary Schools, 7 Secondary Schools as well as Continuing Education programs. The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board offers 2 English elementary catholic schools (JK-6), 3 schools (JK-8), 2 French immersion elementary catholic schools (JK-8) and 1 French immersion secondary school. Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario offers 1 French elementary public schools and 1 French secondary school. Conseil scolaire catholique FrancoNord offers 3 French elementary catholic schools (JK6) and 1 French secondary school with grades 7 and 8. Post-secondary institutions include Nipissing University and Canadore College. The City has over 72 parks and sports fields, a waterfront marina with 270 boat slips with access to Lake Nipissing and trails and pathways. North Bay has 42 beach access points on both Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake. In the winter you can enjoy skiing, downhill and cross country, snowmobiling, snow-shoeing and skating in one of the many arenas. City teams include the North Bay Battalion Ontario Hockey League team, the North Bay Trappers Junior “A” hockey team and the North Bay Bulldogs Football.

sur north bay North Bay est une ville du Nord-Est de l’Ontario située à trois heures et demie de Toronto et d’Ottawa. La ville est desservie par la ligne ferroviaire Ontario Northland Railway, dont elle est le terminus sud, ainsi que par l’aéroport Jack Garland. Constituée en 1925, North Bay est située entre le lac Nipissing et le lac Trout. On y trouve des propriétés en bord de lac. Pour ce qui est du logement, il y en a pour tous les goûts à North Bay, tant en ville qu’à la campagne. En janvier 1968, la ville de North Bay a été fusionnée avec les cantons de West Ferris et de Widdifield. La population actuelle de la ville est d’environ 54 000 personnes. Vous serez servis grâce aux quatre conseils scolaires de North Bay. Le Conseil scolaire Near North District compte environ 10 500 élèves, et comprend 35 écoles primaires et sept écoles secondaires, ainsi que des programmes de formation continue. Le Conseil scolaire catholique Nipissing Parry Sound District comprend deux écoles primaires catholiques anglophones (de la prématernelle à la 6e année), trois écoles de la prématernelle à la 8e année, deux écoles primaires catholiques d’immersion française (de la prématernelle à la 8e année) et une école secondaire d’immersion française. Le Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario comprend une école primaire publique francophone et une école secondaire francophone. Le Conseil scolaire catholique FrancoNord comprend trois écoles primaires catholiques francophones (de la prématernelle à la 6e année) et une école secondaire francophone (de la 7e à la 8e année). L’enseignement postsecondaire est offert, entre autres, à l’Université Nipissing et au Collège Canadore. La ville de North Bay a plus de 72 parcs et terrains de sports, une marina qui comprend 270 postes d’amarrage avec accès au lac Nipissing et des sentiers de randonnée. Elle a aussi 42 points d’accès aux plages du lac Nipissing et du lac Trout. En hiver, de nombreuses activités s’offrent à vous telles que le ski de fond, le ski alpin, la motoneige, la raquette ainsi que le patin à glace dans l’une des nombreuses patinoires. Les équipes sportives de la ville comprennent le Battalion de North Bay de la Ligue de hockey de l’Ontario, les Trappers de North Bay (hockey Junior A) et les Bulldogs de North Bay (football).

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Letting An important component in every move

is the need to bring closure to your personal matters and relationships in your old community and create attachments in the new one. The list of tasks at both ends of the move varies with each individual and family.


The following are specific suggestions and general tips that can help guide you through the process:

Open new bank accounts Transfer funds and anything you have in your safety deposit box. Because many banks are regional, longdistance moves may require choosing a new bank. If possible, open an account in your new community before closing the account at your old bank. Notify others of your new address Notify the Post Office, magazine subscriptions, clubs and groups, etc of your new address. Find new doctors Choosing new health care professionals is one of the most important and personal decisions you’ll make when you move. Interview potential healthcare professionals over the telephone, asking for credentials, specialties and working style. Be sure to ask questions that will give you information about the doctor’s philosophy: how many patients does she/he see each day? Does she/he accept new patients? Does the doctor have time to get to know everyone individually? Transfer prescriptions It doesn’t hurt to have a couple of months’ worth of prescriptions from your doctor, and have them called in to the pharmacy in your new town. This way, you’ll have time to find and get established with a new doctor. Transfer medical records Get copies of doctor’s records and case records and have them forwarded to your new doctor. Transfer insurance Check all of your insurance policies to ensure that coverage will continue in your new area. If not, ask your insurance agent for a recommendation, call the local


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Chamber of Commerce, or research companies online. Several companies provide free, no-obligation quotes from hundreds of carriers, both local and national. Transfer memberships Formally resign or transfer memberships from any local organizations, associations, and clubs. Transfer school records Just for safekeeping, ask the school system to make a copy for you to take with you. Raid the icebox About a month before moving, be sure to start using up any frozen goods so that you avoid waste. Also use up, give away, or sell (at your garage sale) any unopened food in your pantry. These items can be bulky and heavy to transport. Return borrowed items Return any lingering library books, rental videos, or items you may have borrowed from friends or neighbours. Check the dry cleaners Check the dry cleaners for anything you still need to collect. Tune up Tune up the car to avoid a breakdown on the way to your new home. Pack a first-aid box for each car This should contain bandages, bug spray, sunburn spray, tissues, and medications you or your family will need along the way.

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Closure Round up the family to take a drive around town and visit local spots that hold dear memories. Take snapshots or video and have a picnic. Host your own going away party, and encourage your children to invite their friends. This is a good-bye for everyone, including friends, neighbours, former teachers, and colleagues. Create a “Care Package.” Include some fun food items for the trip. Include make-your-own sandwich items such as peanut butter and jelly. Also include plastic plates, knives, forks, and napkins. Take one last walk through the house together, noting spots you’ll never want to forget. Take a picture of the family in front of the house. Be sure to talk about the picture you will take in front of your new house as soon as you get there. Herd everyone away in one swoop – it’s best not to linger. After all, it’s time to move on. Make plans to visit your old hometown within the first year following your move. Visit friends and drive by your old home, through neighborhoods, and past landmarks. This post-move re-connection with dear friends and fond memories will help your family bring finality to the move. Reprinted from

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trenton About trenton

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8 Wing/CFB Trenton, which employs approximately 3,200 regular force, 600 reserve force and 500 civilian members, is located on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte, just 1.5 hours east of Toronto and 2.5 hours southwest of Ottawa.

La 8e Escadre Trenton, où travaillent environ 3 200 membres de la Force régulière, 600 réservistes et 500 civils, se situe sur les rives de la magnifique baie de Quinte, à peine à une heure et demie à l’est de Toronto et à deux heures et demie au sud-ouest d’Ottawa.

The City of Quinte West surrounds CFB Trenton and has a population of 43,000. The City of Belleville has a population of 50,000 and is located only 13 km from the Wing.

La ville de Quinte West entoure la BFC Trenton et compte 43 000 habitants. La ville de Belleville, qui compte 50 000 habitants, se trouve à peine à 13 kilomètres de l’escadre.

Formed by amalgamation in 1998, the City of Quinte West is comprised of the former municipalities of Trenton, Sidney, Murray and Frankford. The City of Quinte West has a strategic location on Highway 401, and is only 160km east of Toronto, and 380 km west of Montreal. The Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian National Railway and VIA also serve the community.

Formée par fusion en 1998, la ville de Quinte West comprend les anciennes municipalités de Trenton, de Sidney, de Murray et de Frankford. Située à seulement 160 km à l’est de Toronto et à 280 km à l’ouest de Montréal, la ville de Quinte West occupe une place stratégique sur la route 401. Le Canadien Pacifique, le Canadien national et VIA assurent le transport ferroviaire dans la communauté.

Quinte West’s natural setting, with its attractive scenic backdrop of rolling hills, rich farmland and clean waterways, creates a healthy environment for working, living and raising a family. Safe, well-planned neighbourhoods and plenty of recreational activities such as hiking, fishing and boating make Quinte West an excellent place to visit or call home. The Murray Canal provides boaters with access from scenic Weller’s Bay, on Lake Ontario, to the tranquil waters of the Bay of Quinte. Boaters may then enter the Trent-Severn Waterway, which bisects the municipality, and links Lake Ontario with Georgian Bay. The City’s economy is well balanced with a full range of manufacturing industries and a significant commercial sector. 8 Wing/CFB Trenton is a stabilizing factor in the region’s economy as it is the largest employer in the Quinte Region with an annual payroll of more than $110 million, creating a significant economic impact in the local economy.


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Le milieu naturel de Quinte West, avec son panorama attirant de collines, de riches terres agricoles et de cours d’eau propres, crée un environnement sain pour travailler, vivre et élever une famille. Les quartiers sûrs et bien planifiés et les nombreuses activités récréatives telles que la randonnée pédestre, la pêche et la navigation de plaisance font de Quinte West un excellent lieu de résidence ou endroit à visiter. Le canal Murray permet aux plaisanciers d’accéder aux eaux tranquilles de la baie de Quinte depuis la spectaculaire baie Weller, dans le lac Ontario. Les plaisanciers peuvent ensuite emprunter la voie navigable Trent-Severn, qui partage la municipalité en deux et relie le lac Ontario et la baie Georgienne. La ville jouit d’une économie bien équilibrée, composée d’une grande variété d’entreprises manufacturières et d’un secteur commercial en plein développement. La 8e Escadre Trenton représente un élément stabilisateur de l’économie régionale puisqu’il s’agit du plus important employeur de la région de Quinte. Avec une masse salariale de plus de 110 millions de dollars, elle a une importante incidence sur l’économie locale.

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The Town of Petawawa has something for everyone to enjoy. Whether looking for a place to locate your business, raise a family, retire or just vacation, Petawawa offers a wide range of services and opportunities.

La ville de Petawawa a de quoi plaire à tous. Que vous cherchiez un endroit pour ouvrir un commerce, élever une famille, prendre votre retraite ou seulement passer des vacances, Petawawa vous propose une grande variété de services et de possibilités.

The vibrant community and majestic scenery make it an ideal location for families as well as new business ventures. Petawawa is a well-established business community with the ability and ingenuity to accommodate both large and small business ventures. Petawawa has the beauty of a small town with all the luxuries and accommodations of a city centre. Petawawa is also the home of Garrison Petawawa; where over 6,000 Canadian Armed Forces troops and their families enjoy all that the Garrison and the local community have to offer. The Garrison/community relationship is solid and together they provide quality of life facilities, programs and services second to none. Located on the Ottawa River, Petawawa and surrounding area boasts several golf courses, campgrounds, ski resorts and recreational facilities, just to name a few.


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Sa communauté dynamique et son cadre majestueux en font le lieu idéal pour les familles comme pour les nouveaux projets d’entreprises. Communauté d’affaires bien établie, Petawawa possède la capacité et l’ingéniosité nécessaires pour accueillir les petites comme les grandes entreprises. Elle allie le charme d’une petite ville au confort et aux installations d’un grand centre urbain. C’est ici que se trouve la garnison Petawawa; plus de 6 000 membres des Forces canadiennes et leurs familles profitent de tout ce que la garnison et la communauté locale ont à offrir. Les liens qui unissent la garnison et la communauté locale sont solides, ce qui leur permet de fournir ensemble des installations, des programmes et des services qui n’ont rien à envier aux autres villes. Situées en bordure de la rivière des Outaouais, Petawawa et la région environnante possèdent plusieurs terrains de golf, des terrains de camping, des stations de ski et des centres de loisirs, pour ne citer que quelques-unes de leurs attractions.

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Kingston, Ontario, with a population of just over 117,000, is situated at the junction of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Kingston has first class amenities, short commute times, an amazing waterfront, top notch educational institutions and a thriving entertainment scene. The city also boasts the title of being the oldest community in Canada.

La ville de Kingston, en Ontario, a une population d’un peu plus de 117 000 personnes; elle est située à la jonction du lac Ontario et du fleuve Saint-Laurent. Ville où l’on peut se rendre rapidement d’un point à un autre, Kingston offre des attraits de premier ordre, un littoral magnifique, d’excellents établissements d’enseignement et une scène culturelle florissante. En outre, la ville peut se flatter d’être la plus vieille collectivité au Canada.

Kingston is located just off of Highway 401, roughly 168 km southwest of Ottawa. Via Rail offers daily connections to Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. Air travel is convenient, with daily flights to and from Toronto’s Pearson Airport from Kingston’s Norman Roger’s Airport. Coach Canada / Trentway-Wager Bus Lines operates daily connections to city centres such as Toronto, Cornwall and Peterborough. The city’s school districts include the Limestone District School Board and Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board. Francophone schools are governed by Conseil des Ecoles Catholiques du Centre-Est de l´Ontario and Conseil des Ecoles Public de l´Est de l´Ontario. Kingston also offers many private schools serving a diverse range of spiritual, language and educational needs. Post Secondary Education is offered in the city through Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College and the Royal Military College of Canada. Tourism in Kingston is bustling; there is such diverse opportunity for activities and events. The city is rich in history, which can be discovered through visiting Fort Henry, the Murney Tower National Historic Sites, McIntosh Castle and the many museums, including the International Hockey Museum. Kingston is also located at the Southern end of the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kingston se trouve à proximité de la route 401, à environ 168 kilomètres au sud-ouest d’Ottawa. Via Rail y offre des liaisons quotidiennes vers Montréal, Ottawa et Toronto. Le transport aérien est efficace et des vols sont offerts tous les jours entre l’aéroport international Pearson de Toronto et l’aéroport Norman Rogers de Kingston. Les sociétés d’autocars Coach Canada et Trentway-Wager assurent des liaisons quotidiennes entre Kingston et les grands centres urbains tels que Toronto, Cornwall et Peterborough. Les conseils scolaires de la ville comprennent le conseil scolaire du district Limestone et le conseil scolaire de district catholique Algonquin et Lakeshore. Les écoles francophones sont administrées par le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est de l’Ontario et par le Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario. Il y a également à Kingston de nombreuses écoles privées qui répondent à une vaste gamme de besoins spirituels, linguistiques et pédagogiques. L’enseignement postsecondaire est offert à Kingston à l’Université Queen’s, au Collège Saint Laurent et au Collège militaire royal du Canada. Le tourisme est en pleine effervescence à Kingston, où l’on trouve de tout pour tous les goûts en termes d’activités et de manifestations. La ville possède un riche passé historique que l’on peut découvrir en visitant les lieux historiques nationaux du Fort Henry et de la Tour Murney, le château McIntosh et les nombreux musées de la ville, dont le Musée international du hockey. Kingston se trouve à l’extrémité sud du canal Rideau, site du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO.

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Buying: What is Land Transfer Tax? Land transfer tax is a tax payable to the Ontario government by a purchaser of property on closing. The amount of land transfer tax imposed is based on the purchase price.



Am I a First Time Home Buyer? A first time home buyer is an individual who has never owned an eligible home. Land transfer tax applies to all conveyances of land in Ontario. First time home buyers are eligible for a refund of all or part of the tax payable.

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email: Who is Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)? CMHC is Canada’s national housing agency and premier provider of mortgage loan insurance. Typically, lenders require mortgage loan insurance for loans made to purchasers with less than 20% of the purchase price as a down payment For more information on CMHC please visit: cfm What is bridge financing? A bridge loan or bridge financing is a type of short-term loan or interim financing taken out pending the arrangement of a longer financing term. Bridge financing is most commonly used when purchasing a home prior to the sale of an individuals existing home. What is Title Insurance? Title insurance protects your ownership interest of your property from losses incurred as a result of unknown title defects or other covered matters that exist at the time of your purchase, but are unknown to you at that time.


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ottawa About ottawa

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Nestled on the banks of the majestic Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau Rivers, Ottawa is one of the most beautiful G8 capitals in the world. With a population of over 1.2 million, Ottawa is a thriving international technology and business centre and world class tourism and convention destination. Ottawa is also rich in culture and heritage with its many national institutions, parklands, waterways and historic architecture. It is home to a large number of foreign embassies and is a recognized centre for both academics and professional training. The city offers an open and welcoming environment to cultures from around the world, providing service in English, French and a host of other languages. The city’s residents enjoy an enviable quality of life that is recognized around the world.

Nichée sur les rives des majestueux cours d’eau que sont la rivière des Outaouais, la rivière Rideau et la rivière Gatineau, Ottawa est l’une des plus belles capitales du G8. La ville, qui a une population de plus de 1,2 million d’habitants, est un centre international florissant pour la technologie et les affaires et une destination qui attire les touristes et les congressistes du monde entier. Siège de nombreuses institutions nationales et forte de ses parcs, de ses voies navigables et de son architecture historique, Ottawa possède une culture et un patrimoine très riches. De nombreuses ambassades étrangères y sont installées. Centre reconnu pour la formation professionnelle et universitaire, la ville est un milieu ouvert et accueillant pour les cultures étrangères; les services y sont assurés en anglais, en français et dans bien d’autres langues. Les habitants de la ville jouissent d’une qualité de vie enviable, reconnue dans le monde entier.

As part of Ontario’s high-quality education system, Ottawa offers a rich array of public and private schools for children in kindergarten to grade 12. While there is an abundance of opportunity to learn in English, French, French immersion and English as a second language, Ottawa also offers learning in a host of different cultures, languages and religions, reflecting our diverse multicultural community. Ottawa benefits from one of the world’s most highly regarded healthcare systems. Once you are a resident of Ontario, most healthcare needs are covered by the province’s medical coverage. Private healthcare plans are available, if required, to cover specialized treatments that do not fall under the province’s scope of coverage.

Faisant partie du système d’enseignement de grande qualité de l’Ontario, Ottawa dispose d’une grande variété d’écoles publiques et privées pour les enfants, de la maternelle à la 12e année. En plus des nombreuses occasions d’étudier en anglais, en français, en immersion française et en anglais langue seconde, la ville offre la possibilité de découvrir de multiples cultures, langues et religions, reflétant la diversité culturelle locale. Ottawa a l’un des systèmes de santé les mieux cotés au monde. La plupart des besoins en soins de santé des résidents de l’Ontario sont couverts par l’assurance médicale de la province. En outre, il est possible de souscrire des assurances privées, si nécessaire, pour les traitements spécialisés qui ne sont pas pris en charge par le régime provincial.

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About toronto With all there is to see and do in Canada’s largest city it is easy to lose sight of a Department of National Defence presence here. But along with Garrison Petawawa, Garrison Toronto is part of 4th Canadian Division Support Group (CDSG) with headquarters shared between the two locations. Adjacent to the former Downsview Airport the Denison Armoury off Sheppard Avenue West is home to the 4th Canadian Division Headquarters as well as the 4th Canadian Support Group Detachment Toronto. Other principle military elements under 4 CDSG here include Personnel Support Services, Operations Services, Technical Services, Engineer Services, Signal Services, Corporate Services, Environmental Services and Safety Services. Both the 31 Canadian Brigade Group and the 32 Canadian Brigade Group call Garrison Toronto home, as do 2 Military Police Regiment, 32 Health Services, Defence Research Development Canada Toronto, Canadian Forces Recruitment Centre, Canadian Forces College, Regional Cadet Support Unit Central Detachment Toronto and Joint Personnel Support Unit Southern Ontario. Royal Canadian Navy Units in Toronto include the HMCS York, the HMCS Hunter, the HMCS Prevost and the HMCS Star. Civilian Units at the Denison Armoury include Personnel Support Programs featuring Military Fitness and Recreation, Health Promotion and a Mess, along with a striking Toronto Military Family Resource Centre across the street.


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sur toronto Avec tout ce qu’il y a à voir et à faire dans la plus grande ville du Canada, il est facile de perdre de vue la présence du ministère de la Défense nationale ici. Mais, comme la Garnison Petawawa, la Garnison Toronto fait partie du Groupe de soutien de la 4e Division du Canada (GS 4 Div C), les deux organisations partageant le même quartier général. Adjacent à l’ancien aéroport Downsview, le manège militaire Denison, perpendiculaire à l’avenue Sheppard ouest, héberge le quartier général de la 4e Division du Canada, ainsi que le Détachement Toronto du Groupe de soutien de la 4e Division du Canada. Les autres principaux éléments militaires sous le GS 4 Div C ici comprennent les Services de soutien au personnel, les Services des opérations, les Services techniques, les Services du génie, les Services des transmissions, les Services généraux, les Services environnementaux et les Services de sécurité. Le 31e Groupe-brigade du Canada et le 32e Groupebrigade du Canada sont chez eux à la Garnison Toronto, tout comme le 2e Régiment de la Police militaire, le 32e Centre des Services de santé des Forces canadiennes – Toronto, Recherche et développement pour la défense Canada Toronto, le Centre de recrutement des Forces canadiennes, le Collège des Forces canadiennes, le Détachement Toronto de l’Unité régionale de soutien aux cadets (Centre) et l’unité interarmées de soutien du personnel du Sud de l’Ontario. Les unités de la Marine royale canadienne à Toronto comprennent le NCSM York, le NCSM Hunter, le NCSM Prevost et le NCSM Star. Les unités civiles installées au manège militaire comprennent les programmes de soutien du personnel notamment le conditionnement physique et les activités récréatives militaires, la Promotion de la santé et un mess, en plus d’un formidable Centre de ressources pour les familles des militaires de Toronto qui se trouve de l’autre côté de la rue.

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Valcartier About Valcartier

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Located on a plateau at the foot of the Laurentian Mountains, some 29 kilometres from Old Quebec, Base Valcartier is spread over an area that measures about 12 by 24 kilometres.

Située sur un plateau au pied des Laurentides, à 29 kilomètres du Vieux-Québec, la base de Valcartier occupe un territoire d’environ 12 kilomètres sur 24.

Valcartier Garrison is, without a doubt, one of the best equipped bases in the country. It boasts 645 housing units, a shopping centre, a newspaper, two schools, a chapel, a military family resource centre, a hospital, a community centre, a sports centre, a golf course and numerous recreational clubs that make it the envy of many bases. Valcartier is also home to the Myriam Bédard Biathlon Centre, one of the best biathlon facilities in North America. The area around Valcartier is without a doubt a paradise for those who enjoy outdoor activities. Snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, canoeing, hunting, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking and comfort biking can all be enjoyed close by the base. Whether you’re looking to stay in shape or simply to have fun, the possibilities are infinite!


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La Garnison Valcartier est sans aucun doute l’une des bases les mieux équipées au pays. On y trouve un secteur résidentiel de 645 logements, un centre commercial, un journal, deux écoles, une chapelle, un centre de ressources pour les familles des militaires, un centre hospitalier, un centre communautaire, un centre de sports, un parcours de golf et de nombreux clubs de loisirs qui font l’envie de beaucoup d’autres bases. En outre, c’est là que se trouve le Centre de biathlon Myriam-Bédard, l’un des meilleurs sites du genre en Amérique du Nord. La région où se trouve Valcartier est, sans conteste, le paradis du plein air : on peut pratiquer à proximité de la base la motoneige, le ski de randonnée, la raquette, l’équitation, le canot, la chasse, la pêche, la natation, la randonnée pédestre, le vélo de montagne et la randonnée en bicyclette. Faites votre choix, une multitude de possibilités s’offrent à vous que ce soit pour garder la forme ou pour le plaisir.


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Bagotville About Bagotville

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Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, home of 2 and 3 Wing, is one of only two fighter bases in Canada. Located in Quebec’s Saguenay region CFB Bagotville is actively involved in both the social and economic life and is considered a key player in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.

La Base des Forces canadiennes Bagotville, qui abrite la 2e et la 3e Escadre, est l’une des deux seules bases de chasseurs du Canada. Située dans la région du Saguenay, au Québec, la BFC Bagotville est activement engagée dans la vie sociale et économique et l’un des acteurs majeurs et essentiels du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

The CFB Bagotville population, numbering approximately 2100 Canadian Forces members and civilians, are an integral part of the community and participate in many of its activities. As a result, strong ties have been formed over the years between the base population and the community.

La population de la BFC Bagotville, quelque 2 100 militaires et civils des Forces canadiennes, fait partie intégrante du milieu et s’implique également dans plusieurs sphères d’activités communautaires. Des liens solides se sont donc tissés au cours des années entre la population de la Base et la collectivité.

Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean is a vast territory of wilderness, visually stunning landscapes featuring large lakes, meandering rivers, towering mountains and a Fjord carved out of a glacial valley. Located in the centre of the province and less than 200 kilometres north of Quebec City, Saguenay features such attractions as the huge Lake Saint-Jean and the Valin Mountains. The captivating Saguenay Fjord, with its sharp cliffs and sloping valley, is scattered with picturesque villages reminiscent of rural France. All this natural beauty creates endless recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. The Saguenay Region is a popular summer retreat area for vacationers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city.

Le vaste territoire du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean est sauvage et renferme des paysages somptueux, comptant maints lacs et rivières sinueuses, des montagnes vertigineuses et un Fjord creusé dans une vallée glacière. Situé au centre de la province et à moins de 200 kilomètres au nord de Québec, le Saguenay compte des attractions tels l’immense lac St-Jean et les monts Valin. Le fantastique fjord du Saguenay, avec ses falaises abruptes et ses vallées en pente, est parsemé de jolis villages qui rappellent la France rurale. Toutes ces beautés naturelles sont synonymes de possibilités infinies pour l’amateur de plein air. La région du Saguenay est une retraite populaire en été pour les vacanciers qui cherchent à échapper au tohu-bohu de la grande ville.

The Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region has an enviable industrial structure. Its industries, which are always on the alert for new technology, draw upon skilled manpower and a dynamic industrial environment. First developed for its forest wealth, the Saguenay–LacSaint-Jean economy was transformed by its immense hydro-electrical potential harnessed to operate its large aluminum smelters. Agri-food, a particularly important industry in Lac-Saint-Jean, is represented by dairy and grain production, milk and meat processing, and blueberry growing and processing. Recreation and tourism (tourism, culture, leisure, hunting and fishing) is a fast-growing sector of the economy.

La région du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean possède une structure industrielle enviable. Toujours à l’affût de nouvelles technologies, ses industries attirent une maind’œuvre qualifiée et constituent un environnement industriel dynamique. À l’origine basée sur les richesses forestières, l’économie du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean s’est transformée à la suite de l’harnachement de son immense potentiel hydroélectrique qui permet aujourd’hui d’exploiter d’immenses alumineries. Le secteur agro-alimentaire représente une industrie particulièrement importante au Lac-Saint-Jean. Il y est représenté par les productions laitières et céréalières, les transformations du lait et de la viande, ainsi que la culture et la transformation du bleuet. Les activités récréotouristiques (tourisme, culture, loisirs, chasse et pêche) sont un secteur de l’économie en rapide croissance.


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The Caisse Desjardins des militaires is administered by members of Canadian Forces and employees of Department of National Defence in order to serve all members of the Canadian military community across Canada, with a special focus on Québec.

La Caisse Desjardins des militaires est administrée par des membres des Forces canadiennes et des employés du ministère de la Défense nationale afin de desservir l’ensemble de la collectivité à travers le Canada, plus particulièrement au Québec.

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montreal About montreal

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Created in 1941 in response to the need for a technical equipment depot that would serve the United Kingdom and Canada during the Second World War, today Canadian Forces Base/Area Support Unit Montreal is divided into two sectors:

Créé en 1941 à la suite d’un besoin d’installer un dépôt de matériel technique qui servira le Royaume-Uni et le Canada lors de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale, la Base des Forces canadiennes/ Unité de soutien de secteur Montréal d’aujourd’hui se divise en deux secteurs :

• The north sector is administrative in nature and houses the headquarters of 2nd Canadian Division, 2nd Canadian Division Support Group, 4 Health Services Group and Command Support Capability. • The south sector, industrial in nature, primarily houses 25 Supply Depot, 202 Workshop Depot, 3 Canadian Support Group, 4 Canadian Forces Movement Control Unit and the headquarters of 34 Canadian Brigade Group, for a total of 16 lodger units.

Units and Formations The Canadian Forces Base/Area Support Unit Montreal and Area Support Unit Saint-Jean have different formations and units, including 2nd Canadian Division Support Group and several integral and lodger units. 2 Cdn Div Support Group is an organization of more than 4000 members (Regular, Reserve and civilian). Although its headquarters are in Montreal, 2 Cdn Div Support Group scope of action extends to three main sites: Montreal, Saint-Jean, Valcartier, and to more than 60 other facilities, the largest of which are Farnham, Saint-Hubert, the Saint-Bruno ranges and the Quebec City Citadel. 2 Cdn Div Support Group, made up of 10 branches and units, is tasked with providing high-quality services to the 140 integral and lodger units, many of which are in the Montreal/Saint-Jean region, both on and off the main sites. There are also other satellite units or agencies (eg, Dental Unit, Family Centre, etc), some of which report directly to Ottawa, whose main role is to offer additional services to all integral and lodger units.

• le secteur nord à vocation administrative abrite les quartiers généraux de la 2e Division du Canada, du Groupe de soutien de la 2e Division du Canada, du 4e Groupe de Service de Santé et la Capacité de Soutien au Commandement. • dans le secteur sud, un secteur industriel, on retrouve principalement le 25e Dépôt d’approvisionnement, le 202e Dépôt d’atelier, le 3e Groupe de Soutien du Canada, la 4e Unité de Contrôle des mouvements des Forces canadiennes (FC) et le quartier général du 34e Groupe-brigade du Canada pour un total de 16 unités hébergées.

Unités et formations La Base des Forces canadiennes/Unité de soutien de secteur Montréal et l’Unité de soutien de secteur SaintJean comptent différentes formations et unités, dont le Groupe de soutien de la 2e Division du Canada et plusieurs unités intégrées ou hébergées. Le Groupe de soutien de la 2 Div CA est une organisation composée de plus de 4 000 membres (réguliers, réservistes et civils). Bien que son quartier général soit situé à Montréal, le Groupe de soutien de la 2 Div CA étend son rayon d’action à trois sites principaux : Montréal, SaintJean, et Valcartier, et à plus d’une soixantaine d’autres installations dont les plus importantes sont les sites de Farnham et de Saint-Hubert, les champs de tir de Saint-Bruno ainsi que la Citadelle de Québec. Constitué de 10 services et unités, le Groupe de soutien de la 2 Div CA est chargé d’offrir des services de qualité aux 140 unités intégrées et hébergées, dont plusieurs se trouvent dans la région de Montréal/Saint-Jean, autant dans les sites principaux qu’en dehors de ceux-ci. Il est à noter qu’il existe également d’autres unités ou agences satellites (ex.: l’unité dentaire, le centre de la famille, etc.), dont certaines relèvent directement d’Ottawa, et qui ont pour principale fonction d’offrir des services complémentaires à l’ensemble des unités intégrées et hébergées.

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Gagetown About Gagetown

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Oromocto is known as “Canada’s Model Town”, a progressive and prosperous community developed around 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown; one of the largest military training bases in Canada.

Oromocto, reconnue comme la ville modèle du Canada, est une communauté prospère et en pleine croissance établie près de la Base de soutien de la 5e Division du Canada Gagetown, l’une des plus grandes bases d’instruction au pays.

Oromocto is located on the scenic banks of the St. John and Oromocto Rivers, just a short 15 minute drive from the capital city of Fredericton, New Brunswick. With an ever-expanding population and commercial growth within the town and the surrounding area, Oromocto’s potential sees no limits. Oromocto serves its residents with a public hospital, elementary, middle and high schools, industrial parks, library, military museum, marina, the Gage Golf and Curling Club and many public parks. Oromocto has an experienced, dynamic business presence that makes this town the place to do business in New Brunswick. The town boasts many amenities including three distinct shopping districts, many new and improved large chain stores and unique small businesses. Within a two hour drive of the three major cities in New Brunswick, Oromocto is perfectly situated to meet all your needs. Oromocto is a destination that offers its citizens and visitors alike a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. And with the town located just minutes from the capital city, Oromocto is a great place to spend a day, a weekend or the rest of your life.


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Elle est située au bord des rives majestueuses du fleuve Saint-Jean et de la rivière Oromocto, à quinze minutes à peine de Fredericton, la capitale du NouveauBrunswick. Oromocto jouit d’un potentiel illimité, avec sa population sans cesse croissante et son expansion commerciale à l’intérieur même de la ville tout comme dans les secteurs avoisinants. Les habitants disposent d’un hôpital public, d’écoles primaires et secondaires, de parcs industriels, d’une bibliothèque, d’un musée militaire, d’une marina, d’un club de golf et de curling (le Gage) et de nombreux parcs publics. Oromocto, qui compte une population de gens d’affaires expérimentés et dynamiques, est l’endroit idéal pour le commerce au Nouveau-Brunswick. La ville comprend de nombreuses infrastructures, comme trois zones commerciales distinctes, beaucoup de magasins de grande chaîne nouvellement implantés ou améliorés, ainsi que des petites entreprises spécialisées. Située à deux heures de route ou moins des trois plus grandes villes de la province, Oromocto peut ainsi parfaitement répondre à tous vos besoins. Oromocto propose à ses habitants et aux touristes qui la visitent une vaste gamme d’activités récréatives et culturelles. Et comme la ville n’est qu’à quelques minutes de la capitale, il s’agit d’un excellent endroit pour venir passer la journée, la fin de semaine ou le reste de votre vie!

Few homes are immune to flooding and natural disaster, and nearly every home is at risk of basement flooding. From heavy rainfalls to melting snow, sewage back up or an accidental pipe burst, water can enter the home very quickly and without warning. Fortunately, you can help prevent or reduce the chances of this happening. Restoration 1, Canada’s leading restoration company, recommends a few simple steps homeowners should take before disaster strikes to minimize potential damage.


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Basic home maintenance. Prevent unnecessary catastrophes with simple upkeep. Start by checking your eavestroughs. Make sure they’re clear of debris so water and ice do not build up and cause ice damming or leaks. Check that all the downspouts are connected and funnel water away from the house. Since every home is different, it’s important to understand how your plumbing and drainage systems work and that they’re in good working condition.

Know what’s in your home insurance policy. After purchasing home insurance, many wrongly believe that they’re covered for any potential disaster as long as their premiums are paid. However, many homeowners don’t understand how much coverage they have or if there’s a limit on how much their policy will pay out. Some policies exclude coverage for basement flooding entirely, and the insurance company has the right to change the claim limits within a policy. If you have questions about your coverage, contact your broker. Know your rights as a homeowner. Homeowners have the right to choose who works in their home. Your insurance company may recommend a contractor to assist you in cleaning and repairing your home. But as a homeowner, it’s beneficial to do a little background research before you agree to hire someone. Who to call first during an emergency. Instead of contacting the insurance company immediately after a flood or fire, homeowners should contact a reputable emergency restoration contractor to evaluate the situation and make recommendations on how to proceed. A reliable independent contractor will help you file a claim with your home insurance company and work on your behalf to return your home to pre-loss condition.

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Kitchens are high-traffic rooms that need exceptional flooring. Besides having to look good, successful kitchen floors need to withstand spills, food, sliding chairs, dropped dishes and the occasional mopping. Here are the pros and cons of the five top flooring choices for this important room.

Ceramics, porcelain and stone tiles: Ceramics are a favourite for kitchens because they’re tough, easy to clean, long-wearing, and able to let you enjoy the warmth of in-floor heating. Natural stone tiles are tough and beautiful too, but not all stone resists staining as well as ceramics and porcelain.

cork: This is a dream to walk on because cork offers cushioning action. Commonly available as click together tiles, most cork flooring comes factory finished and ready to install. Think laminate, except softer.

hardwood: A lighter duty choice than others, hardwood will do fine if you install

protective felt disks on chair and table legs. Want a dark floor? You could stain lighter woods to suit, but scratches and wear eventually show through. Instead, make your kitchen floor DIY-repairable using darker woods such as cherry or alder. Apply polymerized tung oil and the floor finish can be repaired without sanding.

Resilient flooring: This is a catch-all term that refers to any of the one piece roll floorings that are cut to fit from wall to wall. Some of the best resilients lay flat on their own with no need to glue them down. Vinyl, linoleum and fibre resilient floors all provide very good water resistance. laminates: Not all laminates are tough enough for kitchens, so consider products with an abrasion class rating of three or higher. Lighter colours hide dirt and footprints much better than darker laminates. When you hire a contractor to install your new kitchen floor, make sure your sales contract specifies the exact product you choose and outlines the warranty provided. Check out the Canadian Home Builder’s Association’s website for free advice on hiring a pro the smart way,



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Benefits of using an experienced agent Connections: Real estate agents have connections in the market that benefit buyer and seller. Agents work with many people involved in the real estate transaction process, including mortgage reps, home inspectors and lawyers. If you have a problem or need a service, your agent has the contacts necessary to help you immediately. For example, if you need a home inspection but can’t find anyone to do the job before the agreement deadline, your agent may have inspectors that he/she has a relationship with who will help. Knowledge of Market: Knowledge of the real estate market you’re buying in is invaluable in the home buying or selling process. An agent can give a buyer informed opinions about the home’s future value, the neighborhood amenities and schools and whether the investment is solid. Sellers benefit from an agent’s market knowledge because the agent uses it to market the property to the most interested audience and get the highest price. Proper marketing is crucial. Buyers may be wary of an over-marketed home, while a poorly marketed home may not sell for months. Not selling for months is not an option when you are posted.

Negotiation Edge: Buyers and sellers both negotiate the home price. The buyer is looking to get the house at the lowest price, while the seller wants the highest price possible. Agents apply their experience to the price negotiations without actively interfering by providing advice to their party. Your agent can help you evaluate the pros and cons of each offer or counter offer you receive. An agent helps with the legal paperwork required for offers so your interests remain protected during the negotiations. Legalities: Buying or selling a home involves a lot of paperwork and is a complex process with different deadlines. Since an agent has experience in real estate transactions, she can use her knowledge to ensure the process goes smoothly and nothing important is missed. If you have any questions about the papers you’re signing, your agent will help you and get the answers if she doesn’t know. Education and Training: Anyone practising real estate in Canada must possess a real estate license to legally practice. While the exact licensing process varies by province, professional real estate sales people must have some specific real estate education and have to pass a written exam to get their license. The province of New Brunswick requires that real estate sales people must have continuing education each year to maintain their license.

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Greenwood About Greenwood Life at 14 Wing Greenwood is very much about community, as the base and its personnel form the centre of much of the wider business, education, sporting and hobby interest community. While the base’s operations as Canada’s “east coast super wing” – the largest Royal Canadian Air Force base east of Trenton - focused on long range patrol and search and rescue, are at the forefront; family and community life makes this a base with a difference. As the Annapolis Valley’s largest single site employer, the base employs about 2,200 people, between Regular and Reserve force members, civilians and contractors. During the summer, the wing population increases as home to the Atlantic Region Cadet Summer Training program. The economic impact of all this activity, in terms of annual wages, is approximately $100 million. Operations and infrastructure expenditures expand that impact exponentially, in the Valley and throughout Nova Scotia. The 14 Wing Community Centre co-ordinates 26 special interest and sports programs and a library, there is a family lake-side campground, an 18-hole golf course, a large fitness and sports centre with an array of programs, indoor and outdoor pools, curling and hockey rinks, a bowling alley and more. The Military Family Resource Centre offers essential supports for deployed personnel and their families, children’s programs and care arrangements, educational and social programs. The base also has a unique partnership with local health agencies to offer a family medical clinic to 14 Wing dependants. The Greenwood Military Aviation Museum is a landmark facility, detailing the 70-plus year history of Greenwood military history.


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sur Greenwood Le mode de vie à la 14e Escadre Greenwood est très axé sur la collectivité, la base et son personnel constituant le cœur de la communauté des affaires, de l’enseignement, des sports et des loisirs de la région. Les opérations de cette « super escadre de la côte Est » du Canada (il s’agit de la plus grande base de l’Aviation royale canadienne à l’est de Trenton), axées sur les patrouilles à long rayon d’action et les missions de recherche et sauvetage, demeurent la raison d’être de la base; c’est cependant la vie familiale et communautaire qui en fait un lieu hors du commun. La base emploie environ 2 200 personnes (membres de la Force régulière, réservistes, civils et entrepreneurs), ce qui en fait le plus gros employeur (en un seul endroit) de la vallée de l’Annapolis. En été, la population de l’escadre augmente puisqu’elle accueille le programme d’instruction d’été des Cadets de la région de l’Atlantique. Sur le plan des salaires annuels, l’incidence économique de ces activités se chiffre à environ 100 millions de dollars. Cette incidence, dans la vallée comme dans toute la Nouvelle-Écosse, est encore plus importante lorsqu’on y ajoute les budgets de fonctionnement, d’infrastructure et des opérations de l’escadre. Le Centre communautaire de la 14e Escadre coordonne 26 programmes de sport et d’intérêts divers. La région bénéficie de divers services, dont une bibliothèque, un terrain de camping familial au bord d’un lac, un terrain de golf de 18 trous, un vaste centre de conditionnement physique et de sports offrant toute une gamme de programmes, des piscines intérieure et extérieure, une piste de curling, des patinoires, une salle de quilles et bien plus encore. Le Centre de ressources pour les familles des militaires fournit un soutien essentiel aux militaires déployés et aux membres de leur famille, de même que des activités pour enfants, des services de garde d’enfants et des programmes éducatifs et sociaux. La base profite également d’un partenariat unique avec les organismes de santé locaux, ce qui lui permet d’offrir des services de clinique familiale aux personnes à la charge des militaires de la 14e Escadre. Le Musée de l’aviation militaire, important attrait de la région, raconte plus de 70 années d’histoire militaire à Greenwood.


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Halifax About Halifax

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The Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) has a variety of communities in which CAF members and their families can reside, from large cities including Halifax and Dartmouth, to medium and smaller sized communities like Sackville, Eastern Passage, Lake Echo and Waverley.

La municipalité régionale de Halifax (MRH) comporte diverses collectivités où les membres des Forces armées canadiennes et leur famille peuvent vivre, allant de grandes villes comme Halifax et Dartmouth à des collectivités moyennes ou petites comme Sackville, Eastern Passage, Lake Echo et Waverley.

HRM covers an area of 5,577 square kilometres and offers over 400 kilometres of coastline. More than one-third of Nova Scotia’s population lives in HRM, which offers a wide variety of services for residents, including English and French schools, world-class universities, several excellent hospitals, and numerous shopping centres and unique stores. Halifax was founded in 1749 as the British Garrison and has had a strong military presence for more than 250 years, with Citadel Hill National Historic Site, to York Redoubt, Point Pleasant Park and the Naval Museum of Halifax, located in CFB Halifax. Today, HRM is home to Canada’s East Coast Fleet. Canadian Forces Base Halifax and the surrounding area comprise Air Force, Navy and Army contingents, Reservists and the civilians who make up the entire Defence Team, but most significantly, the Navy’s Atlantic fleet known as Maritime Forces Atlantic. 5th Canadian Division is also situated in Halifax as is the Air Component Coordination Element (Atlantic). The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces significantly contribute to Nova Scotia’s revenue, inserting approximately $1.8 billion into the Atlantic Provinces each year. Canadian Forces Base Halifax also assists with numerous annual community activities such as the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, benefit concerts for veterans and the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign. Halifax is the home port for HMCS Sackville, Canada’s Naval Memorial.

La municipalité régionale s’étend sur une superficie de 5 577 kilomètres carrés et compte un littoral d’environ 400 kilomètres. Plus du tiers de la population de la Nouvelle-Écosse vit dans la municipalité régionale de Halifax. La MRH offre à ses résidents un large éventail de services, dont des écoles de langues française et anglaise, des universités de calibre mondial, plusieurs excellents hôpitaux et de nombreux centres commerciaux et magasins uniques en leur genre. Garnison britannique fondée en 1749, Halifax a connu une présence militaire forte pendant plus de 250 ans comme en témoignent le lieu historique national de la Citadelle-d’Halifax, la redoute York, le parc Point Pleasant et le Musée naval d’Halifax, qui se trouve à la BFC Halifax. Aujourd’hui, la MRH est le port d’attache de la flotte canadienne de la côte Est. La Base des forces canadiennes Halifax et les secteurs avoisinants abritent des contingents de la Force aérienne, de la Marine et de l’Armée, de même que des réservistes et des civils qui forment l’Équipe de la Défense. Toutefois, le gros des forces est représenté par la flotte de l’Atlantique de la Marine, baptisée Forces maritimes de l’Atlantique. La 5e Division du Canada est aussi basée à Halifax, comme l’est l’Élément de coordination de la composante aérienne (Atlantique). Le ministère de la Défense nationale et les Forces armées canadiennes contribuent de façon importante aux revenus de la Nouvelle-Écosse : ils injectent environ 1,8 milliard de dollars par an dans les provinces de l’Atlantique. De plus, la Base des forces canadiennes Halifax organise chaque année de nombreuses activités locales telles que le Tattoo royal international de la Nouvelle-Écosse, des concerts de bienfaisance au bénéfice des anciens combattants et la Campagne de charité en milieu de travail du gouvernement du Canada. Le NCSM Sackville, mémorial naval canadien, est basé à Halifax.

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Goose Bay MFRC 734 Chatam Street P.O. Box 69 Stn C Goose Bay, Newfoundland A0P 1C0 Tel: (709) 896-6900 (6060) Fax: (709) 896-6916

Gagetown MFRC Building A-45, St-Lawrence Avenue CFB Gagetown Oromocto, New Brunswick E2V 4J5 Tel : (506) 422-3352 Fax : (506) 422-1444

Kingston MFRC 32 Lundy’s Lane Kingston, Ontario K7K 5G3 Tel: (613) 541-5010 (5195) Fax: (613) 541-4474

St. John’s MFRC 145 Churchill Ave St. John’s, Newfoundland A1A 0N9 Tel: (709) 570-4636 Toll Free: 1-877-280-3636 Fax: (709) 722-3145


Gander MFRC 117 Sullivan Ave P.O. Box 6000 Gander, Newfoundland A1V 1X1 Tel: (709) 256-1703 (1206) Fax: (709) 256-1771

Nova Scotia Halifax & Region MFRC – Halifax Site Windsor Park Building 106 P.O. Box 99000 Stn. Forces Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5X5 Tel: (902) 427-7788 Toll free : 1 888 753-8827 Fax: (902) 427-7794 Halifax & Region MFRC - Shearwater Site 12 Wing Shearwater P.O. Box 298 Shearwater, Nova Scotia B0J 3A0 Tel: (902) 720-1885 Fax: (902) 720-1943 Halifax & Region MFRC - Sydney Site 1 Desbarres Street Victoria Park Sydney Nova Scotia B1P 6Z2 Tel: (902) 563-7100 ext 7107 Fax: (902) 564-3024 Greenwood MFRC AVM Morfee Centre School Road P.O. Box 582 Greenwood, Nova Scotia B0P 1N0 Tel: (902) 765-5611 Fax: (902) 765-1747


Bagotville MFRC 3 Wing CFB Bagotville, 1775 Lucien-Lecompte Building 116 P.O. Box 280 Alouette, Québec G0V 1A0 Tel: (418) 677-7468 Fax: (418) 677-4468 Valcartier MFRC Valcartier Community Centre (Building 93) P.O. Box 1000 Station Forces Courcelette, Québec G0A 4Z0 Tel: (418) 844-6060 Fax: (418) 844-3959 Montréal MFRC - St Jean Site Building 178 Falaise St P.O. Box 100, Station Main Richelain, Québec J0J 1R0 Tel: (450) 358-7099 (7955) Fax: (450) 358-7007 Montréal MFRC – Saint Hubert Site 4815 Chemin de la Savane Saint-Hubert, Québec J3Y 9G1 Tel: (450) 462-8777 (6810) Fax: (450) 462-6822 Montréal MFRC – Montréal Site 6550 Hochelaga St Montréal, Québec H1N 1X9 Tel: (514) 252-2777 (4984) Fax: (514) 252-2033 Montréal MFRC – Sherbrooke Site 64 Rue Belvedere SUD Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 4B4 Tel: (819) 345-0929

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Trenton MFRC Siskin Centre 50 Rivers Drive East P.O. Box 1000, Station Forces Astra, Ontario K0K 3W0 Tel: (613) 965-3575 Fax: (613) 965-7371 Borden MFRC 28 Arnheim Road, Bldg. E-123 P.O. Box 1000, Station Main Borden, Ontario L0M 1C0 Tel: (705) 424-1200 (3994) Fax: (705) 423-3432 Toronto MFRC 5 Yukon Lane Toronto, Ontario M3K 0A1 Tel : (416) 633-6200 Ext 4311 Fax : (416) 635-4414 Meaford MFRC LFCA TC Meaford RR 1 Meaford, Ontario N4L 1W5 Tel: (519) 538-1371 (6509) Fax: (519) 538-6674 London MFRC Wolseley Barracks 701 Oxford Street East London, Ontario N5Y 4T7 Tel : (519) 660-5366 Toll Free : 1 888 574-7444 Fax : (519) 660-5340 National Capital Region MFRC Building 471 Croil Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A OK2 Tel: (613) 998-4888 Fax: (613) 998-9585

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North Bay MFRC Building 95 39 Sterling Avenue Hornell Heights, Ontario P0H 1P0 Tel: (705) 494-2011 (2057) Fax: (705) 494-2106

Calgary MFRC 4225 Crowchild Trail SW Calgary, Alberta T3E 1T8 Tel: (403) 410-2320 (3590) Fax: (403) 410-2337

Petawawa MFRC 10-16 Regalbuto Avenue Petawawa, Ontario K8H 1L3 Tel: (613) 687-7587 Fax: (613) 687-1858 Satellite: Thunder Bay 125 Algoma Street N. Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 4Z5 Tel: 807-345-5116 Fax: 807-345-5375

Manitoba Winnipeg CRFM 102 Comet Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3Y Tel: (204) 833-2500 ext. 4500 Fax: (204) 489-8587 Shilo MFRC P.O. Box 5000 Station Main Bldg. T-114 Notre Dame Ave Shilo, Manitoba R0K 2A0 Tel: (204) 765-3000 (3352) Fax: (204) 765-3859

Saskatchewan Central Saskatchewan MFRC 17 Wing Detachment Dundurn Building 100 Main Street General Delivery, Station Main Dundurn, Saskatchewan S0K 1K0 Tel: 306-492-2135 (4266) Fax: 306-492-2051 Moose Jaw MFRC 15 Wing Moose Jaw Building 80 Bushell Park Saskatoon Sask. S0H 0N0 Tel: (306) 694-2273 Fax: (306) 694-2845

Suffield MFRC P.O. Box 190 Ralston, Alberta T0J 2N0 Tel: (403) 544-5567 Fax: (403) 544-5543 Cold Lake MFRC 674 Kingsway Road 4 Wing Cold Lake P.O. Box 5260, Station Forces Cold Lake, Alberta T9M 2C3 Tel: (780) 594-6006 Fax: (780) 594-5776 Edmonton MFRC CFB Edmonton Building 161 Mons Ave Lancaster Park Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4J5 Tel: 780-973-4011 (6300) Fax: 780-973-1401

Esquimalt MFRC - CPAC Site 2610 Rosebank Road Colwood BC V9C 4J7 Tel : 250-363-2640 Fax : 250-363-2677 Esquimalt MFRC - Signal Hill Site 1505 Esquimalt Road Victoria BC V9A 7N2 Tel: 250-363-3050 Fax: 250-363-3108 Mainland BC MFRC 39 Canadian Brigade Group HQ 4050 West 4th Ave Vancouver, British Columbia V6R 1P6 Tel: (604) 225-2535 Toll Free : 1 888 828-6372 Fax : (604) 666 4290

Northwest Territories Yellowknife MFRC 5124 5th Street P.O. Box 6666 Yellowknife, NW Territories X1A 2R3 Tel: (867) 766-6815 Fax: (867) 873-0711

Wainwright MFRC Western Area Training Centre CFB Wainwright Building 400 P.O. Box 29 Denwood, Alberta T0B 1B0 Tel: (780) 842-1363 (1253) Fax: (780) 842-1876

British Columbia Comox MFRC 19 Wing CFB Comox 1575 Military Row Lazo, British Columbia V0R 2K0 Tel: (250) 339-8290 Toll Free : 1-888-246-0222 Fax: (250) 339-8199 Esquimalt MFRC General Mailing Address: P.O. Box 17000, Stn Forces Victoria, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Tel: Toll Free : 1-800-353-3329

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On The Move: A Guide to Relocating  
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