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Old 8th November 2003, 07:31 AM   #11
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btw, weatherwise, to make a connection
tonight it'll get down to -23, plus with the winds it'll feel like -30 or worse!
stockholm, on another hand, seems to be well above the 0 mark .. +4 .. i'll take that ANY day over -23!

also i just checked some seasonal averages right now on www.weatherunderground.com
stockhold average for december, january, february, march is -3, -5, -5, -3
for winnipeg its -19, -24, -21, -12

although i'm not THAT bothered by winter here, i would like a milder winter, and a gentler (non 35 degree weather for 7 days straight like this year) summers ..
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Old 8th November 2003, 10:40 AM   #12
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If you want to check the weather "väder" just surf
to www.aftonbladet.se and click on "väder".
http://www.aftonbladet.se/vader/

Check also here:

www.smhi.se
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Old 8th November 2003, 01:55 PM   #13
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We just went thru a real cold snap -- it actually got cold enuff some nights to freeze water ... dave

(Gasp!!) That low?

The average low temperature in January in Vancouver, BC is 0º Centigrade-freezing. Of course, it warms up during the day.

That means for perhaps five nights in January, water can actually freeze over for a few hours before thawing shortly after dawn.

Such hardy souls. How do you BC types survive?
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Old 8th November 2003, 03:44 PM   #14
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Such hardy souls. How do you BC types survive?
Good rain gear. On the other side of the coastal range it gets proper cold -- even rivaling the flat-lands (but not Winterpeg.

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Old 8th November 2003, 04:30 PM   #15
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nice temperatures in sweden
i'll live with around 0, or -5 .. noo problemo

thanks for the input though!
any other comments are appreciated, ANY comments in fact ..
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Old 10th November 2003, 12:30 AM   #16
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i originally grew up in Europe, and i've the european way of life instilled in me
and after some research, sweden, followed by norway, finland and denmark, seems to be the best places as far as way of life goes ..
It sounds like you might not even have visited Sweden.

I would think there are substantial differences in culture and way of life between different European countries. While Canada might not be your cup of tea, it is considered by most to be a pretty good country to live in so you might wish to look carefully before you leap.

Here is an article that contains a list of the top Tech countries, and also a list of the countries the UN has judged to the best places to live.
http://cooltech.iafrica.com/technews/514559.htm

Just for the heck of it, here is the list of best places to live. As you can see, you will be moving from a place that is ranked pretty high:

Norway
Australia
Canada
Sweden
Belgium
United States
Iceland
Netherlands
Japan
Finland
Switzerland
Luxembourg
France
UK
Denmark
Austria
Germany
Ireland
New Zealand
Italy

Whatever your decision, good luck!
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Old 10th November 2003, 04:48 AM   #17
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I don't know what sort of standards UN used to rank them, but I wouldn't put canada up there. And I live here.

Too many people here are contempt with too little, that's why we get too little, and that's why the country is like it is.

You're right, I haven't visited Sweden, but I do plan to before I make a real decision to move there, or to move anywhere for that matter.

As I said, there's still a long time before any of this will happen, I was just looking at information.
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Old 10th November 2003, 07:49 PM   #18
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I say go for it -- what've you got to lose? You're not going to learn much from a short visit anyway. Sweden is a beautiful country, and I'd say chances are very good you'll like it at first sight. But, it'll take a few years to find out what life there is really all about and if it's for you. If it turns out it's not, you can always move back to Canada, or try your luck someplace else. I've always wanted to spent a few years in Hong Kong...

The only reasons I can think of to hesitate are: if you have kids, repeatedly changing continents could be very hard on them; if you're old enough to think about retirement, changing countries can screw up your pension; and, unless you've got dual Canadian/EU citizenship, sorting out the immigration legalities might be tricky.
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Of course, there's always this to watch out for:

http://www.nyheter.nu/kultur/
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Old 10th November 2003, 09:34 PM   #20
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I think you also should check our immigrations laws. We are rather liberal compared to for example Finland but we are also going to tighten up our laws.

Is it true that Finland has no immigrants, only a very small number? We have many finnish people here BTW.

What are your profession? Have you easy to get an job here?
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