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How to say NO ;( Nicely 英語での上手な断り方特集

No! だけで断っていませんか?

~英語での上手な断り方特集~

A portrait of a young woman voting for no over white background

A portrait of a young woman voting for no over white background

相手の気分を害せず、はっきり伝える英語を習得しとくと今後のカナダライフにも

役に立つ方と思います。

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How to respond to homeless that ask for money?

How to respond to homeless that ask for money ?

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Not sure how to respond to homeless that ask for money?

1. Ignore

If you live in a city, you likely encounter people who ask you for money

Simply look at the beggar and offer a nod or a smile to show you are aware of their presence.

This is a compassionate response that won’t cost you any money, only a few seconds of your time.

2. Refuse to give money, politely

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What to drink when you have cold or flu

What to drink when you have cold or flu

medicine for cold and flu

It’s cold and flu season again. The best way to prevent getting sick is to wash your hands regularly,

avoid sick people and get a flu shot.

But if you develop a scratch in your throat or a full-on flu, try sipping on this hydrating and soothing homemade tea !

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What’s the St. Patrick’s Day? We will tell you!

What’s the St. Patrick’s Day ?

We will tell you what you need to know about St. Patrick’s day!

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Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March,

the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat.
It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world, especially in Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand.

to know more about St. Patrick’s day, you can check wikipedia-St. Patrick’s Day!

What to do on March 17 ?

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Hot Chocolate Festival 2016

Nothing like one cup of sweet Hot chocolate makes you warm on a cold day!
If you like hot chocolate, we have a good news for you!
One of the city’s favourite festivals, the Hot Chocolate Festival 2016 returns for its 6th season,
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bigger and better than ever, with Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice cream parlours

joining forces to make the humble hot chocolate hotter than it has ever been before.

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Hot Chocolate Festival 2016 participants

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Don’t Feed Thieves! Some Safety Tips for Vancouver

Don’t Feed Thieves! Some Safety Tips for Vancouver 

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You should be careful in Vancouver! Here are some tips on how to prevent getting

involved in something!

Canada is basically a safe country, but you do have to be careful with your luggage,

homeless people and pick pockets.

Here is a list of places where your luggage could be stolen:

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이승철 Happy New Year in Vancouver 콘서트!

라이브의 황제 – 이승철 단독 콘서트!

Happy New Year! in Vancouver
Seung Chul Lee’s Live Concert

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힘들고 지친 마음을 가지고 살아가시는 이민자와 유학생 여러분들께 노래로 따뜻한 위로를 전하고 싶은 ‘이승철’ 씨의 마음을 담은 밴쿠버 단독 콘서트에 감사와 사랑을 전하고 싶은 분들과 연말 연휴, 따뜻하고 행복한 추억을 만드시길 바라며 김옥란 유학원 고객님들을 캐나다 최초 ‘이승철’ 단독 콘서트로 초대 합니다!!!!

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Compass – The new transit fare card is now available!

Compass – The new transit fare card is now available for all public transit users!

If you are traveling by public transit everyday to your school or work, now you can start using ‘Compass Card’.

Metro Vancouver transit service, AKA Translink, was in transition from paper ticket, which you had to buy every month or every time you travel, to reloadable card since 2013 and now it’s ready for all public transit users!

How to use: You can tap the compass card at the start of your travel!

You can purchase the Compass card from following locations.

    • Compass Vending Machines (CVMs)* located at
      • SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express stations
      • BC Ferries Tsawwassen and Horseshoe Bay terminals
      • 18 London Drugs stores
    • Online at compasscard.ca
      (They will send the card buy mail within 2-3 business days)
    • By calling 604.398.2042
    • Compass Customer Service Centre at Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain Station
    • West Coast Express Customer Service, 2nd floor, Waterfront Station
    • Select retailers (see map below)
* Concession Compass Cards are not available for purchase at CVMs.

There’s $6 deposit when you first purchase the card, which is refundable.

To request a refund, you can call Compass Customer Service at 604-398-2042 or visit in-person at Stadium-Chinatown station or the West Coast Express Office.
In order to get the refund, you will need to fill out this form.

After purchasing the card, you can set the AutoLoad for future! Which means you don’t have to worry about going to the store every month to purchase the new pass!

Fares are as followed

Stored Value

Type 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone
Peak Fare Adult $2.10 $3.15 $4.20
Peak Fare Concession $1.75 $2.75 $3.75
Off Peak Fare Adult* $2.10 $2.10 $2.10
Off Peak Fare Concession* $1.75 $1.75 $1.75

Stored Value is just like having cash on your card (pay-as-you-go). It gives you the same rate as FareSavers but with added flexibility, since you don’t need to specify a zone, and it’s perfect for single trips and occasional use. Load Stored Value onto your card at CVMs, online at compasscard.ca, by phone at 604.398.2042 or in person at the Compass Customer Service Centre at Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain Station.

Please Note: All bus-only travel is a one-zone fare.

*Weekdays after 6:30 p.m., and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Monthly Passes

Type 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone
Adult $91 $124 $170
Concession $52

Compass makes getting a Monthly Pass easy. Load a pass at a CVM, online at compasscard.ca, by phone at 604.398.2042 or in person at the Compass Customer Service Centre at Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain Station. Once you register your card online, by phone or in person, you can also set automatic pass or Stored Value renewals using the “AutoLoad” feature.

Please Note: All bus-only travel is a one-zone fare. Eligible U-Pass BC students must load their passes online at upassbc.translink.ca.

DayPasses

Type Price
Adult $9.75
Concession $7.50

Single use DayPasses are available at all CVMs. DayPasses can also be loaded to your Compass Card at a CVM, online at compasscard.ca, by phone at 604.398.2042 or in person at the Compass Customer Service Centre at Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain Station

DayPasses purchased from a Compass Vending Machine on Sea Island will include the $5 Canada Line YVR AddFare.

Paying Direct with Cash

Type 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone
Peak Fare Adult $2.75 $4 $5.50
Peak Fare Concession $1.75 $2.75 $3.75
Off Peak Fare Adult* $2.75 $2.75 $2.75
Off Peak Fare Concession* $1.75 $1.75 $1.75

*Weekdays after 6:30 p.m. All day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

You can purchase a single-use Compass Ticket or load products to your Compass Card using cash, credit or debit at any CVM. Cash is also accepted on buses, but requires exact coin fare. Use Stored Value on your Compass Card to get the same rate as FareSaver tickets.

Please Note: All bus-only travel is a one-zone fare.

If you want to know more about public transit in Metro Vancouver, visit the website translink.ca.