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  1. I file as a US resident and you mail or fax to Winnipeg; see link below https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/publications/t4058/non-residents-income-tax.html I filed directly from my computer using myfax.com
  2. Yes I file as a non-resident; why wait to send it in if they owe you a refund.
  3. I faxed my 2022 form to the Winnipeg fax number 2 weeks ago; 3 days later had my notice of assessment and 1 week after that my refund was in the bank.
  4. Yes all 3 ports have TIP removal; Bridge 1 and 2 at the CIIV/Banjercito building on the south side of the river road between the 2 bridges; Bridge 2 keep in the far left lane at the toll booths; Columbia there is a little Banjercito booth on the left just before the toll booth.
  5. We drive north frequently; prefer the San Luis Potosi route; take the west bypass (49D). We stay at the Sheraton 4 points hotel in Saltillo; nice hotel with restaurant and it is pet friendly. There are 3 crossings at Laredo; Bridge 1 is usually the shortest wait time but it is Sentri lane only, Bridge 2 (the busiest), and Columbia. Get the CBP Border Wait Time app for your phone and check the wait times before you get to the Columbia cutoff and make a decision. I have used all 3; Bridge 1 and 2 are both accessible without going through the center of Nuevo Laredo, use the road along the river to the east. Columbia is a reasonable crossing if you are going directly north without visiting Laredo. Google maps has good routing to all 3 bridges. Just a note that you can use Global Entry in the Sentri lane as long as the vehicle is registered in Global Entry; I doubt that you can use Nexus.
  6. My recommendation is generally for the Firestick 4K max; and if you have a 4K TV then experiment with the TV or Firestick upscaling high definition 720 or 1080p streams; my 4K Hisense TV does a better job upscaling than the Firestick. However, if you have a large screen 4K TV then I would recommend the new Fire TV Cube with super resolution.
  7. I use the Un-Dos-Tres app on my Iphone with a US credit card; I don't know if the app takes a Canadian credit card. This is a great app to pay almost any bill with a credit card and minimal extra cost for the charge.
  8. Every public transit system that I have ever used (other than here) has a schedule that is maintained; proper bus stops with the schedule posted. Here I see buses racing through town; why I don't know but guess that the drivers income is somehow based on the fares they pickup. A bus tracking app seems like an employment project by some software people when all that is required is a schedule.
  9. I have the Amigo plan; add $100 lasts 60 days; gives you about 100 minutes of call time before you have to reload or 60 days whichever comes first. You can add funds from telcel.com on your computer with a credit card; I use a US credit card.
  10. My Amigo plan works in Canada; I buy an internet package for the number of days I am away.
  11. Can anyone recommend a plumber with a power rooter for cleaning drains. Thank you
  12. Try Callcentric with Acrobits softphone; I have been using it on an Iphone for many years.
  13. At least 1 Canadian team goes on to round 3.
  14. The logos on aeromexico.com don't have a space between aero and mexico.
  15. Suggest you do some investigation at troypoint.com. A lot of good information on popular IPTV providers.
  16. Go to the taxi booth in the terminal near the exit doors; just tell them Riberas; the guy will tell you how much; it used to be 440 pesos to Ajijic. You can pay with credit card. Then go outside with your slip and someone will help you to line up or directly into a cab. The driver probably doesn't speak English; best to print out directions in Spanish to give to the driver.
  17. Today they are surveying at the Walmart intersection. Maybe they are considering some changes.
  18. As a guest in this country (I am a permanent resident) I prefer to use my own resources for medical care and not use the Mexican health insurance programs that were set up and are funded for Mexican citizens. I believe one of the requirements for Permanente status is that you can prove you have adequate resources/income to support yourself.
  19. I think you have to do it at the border. If it is US plated then the broker will first export it from the US to make sure that it is not stolen before importing it into Mexico.
  20. i used to use StrongVPN but recently I have switched to NordVPN.
  21. The drop outs on Totalplay seem to be for a very short time which my buffer can usually handle.
  22. I am not an expert by any means but I have spent a lot of time experimenting with different IPTV services; reasons aren't important. "Buffering" is when the video stream you are watching freezes for a few seconds and it can occur for many reasons but the likely cause is that the internet service download rate drops below the rate you need to play the video and this is usually only for a few seconds at a time. A buffer downloads the data stream in the background into memory while you watch the video; the amount stored can usually be selected; Tivimate has 5 settings none to very large; i am guessing that the very large setting is about 5 seconds of data stream because of the time lag when I change channels. On Ilox I noticed 2 significant items; buffering increased as Ilox added subscribers, and buffering increased around diner time when I assumed that there were more users online and Ilox struggled with the capacity requirements. Buffering can also occur because of a slow or intermittent server (poor IPTV service) or because you are trying to play a 4K video when your internet service is only good for standard definition (fiber optic vs Telmex wired). If you can play a 4K video on Youtube without any buffering but you get a lot of buffering streaming IPTV then the problem is likely your IPTV service not the internet service. I have also noticed that the 50 mbps service I have at my condo in the US has zero buffering compared to frequent buffering on the 100 mbps Ilox service
  23. I switched from Ilox to Totalplay a couple of weeks ago; Totalplay does drop out occasionally but it seems for a much shorter period than Ilox and I have pretty much eliminated buffering while streaming by setting the buffer size to large on my streaming app.
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