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For those of you that have eaten at Splitt, do you think that the place is safe?

I suppose I am the thorn here. Carrie...The restaurant is probably fine. My problem occured in their first 2 days of operation. There were several mistakes on my simple breakfast order...I got a bonus of sausages that I did not order, they had problems with the type of rice bread and if I didn't tell them that I had a wheat problem I would have certainly been given the wrong meal (to me given the fact that they serve both wheat tolerant and wheat intolerant patrons it behooves them to find out who their customer is).

Sooooo....with inexperienced staff at the time they may have made a mistake in my order...or it may have been a coincidence that I had mild stomach problems 5 minutes after leaving the restaurant.

However, it seems I am the only one who had problems so the restaurant, so I would say after being in operation for about 6-8 weeks they are probably safe.

Would I go again?....maybe, but then again if you had a similar problem...would you go a second time? For me there are other alternatives in the area. For you....it is up to you to decide.

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Hello, I am glad to find this place, I am feeling a little overwhelmed with all the changes needed to take care of myself.

Edited post because I saw it was in the wrong place.

I'm glad to know there are places out there to eat if I do some travelling. I'll be in Victoria in the fall, does anyone have a favourite place there?

And I live in Winnipeg.

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My apologies if I'm dredging up old topics and messing with the natural order of things... I found this forum while doing a search for Splitt. I am not gluten-intolerant, or anything of the like. I am an apprentice chef, and have worked with one of the kitchen managers at another restaurant. I will be working with him starting on Sunday. I may be able to provide another look at the place, a new perspective to help people make up their minds. I know for a fact that things are changing, and have changed since May. As a somewhat experimental project, I believe that there may have been some problems in the past. If anyone has any questions about the place, feel free to email me at Falcon.Astrell@gmail.com for any information you would like. I will attempt to check this board again, but it might slip my mind (that's why I gave you the e-mail address). But I am willing to talk about it with anyone.

Best Wishes!

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Hi!

I'm not Canadian, but my husband is. He's from Newfoundland, but has been living here in the US for almost 10 years, which is where we met.

He's also the one who is either gluten intolerant or Celiac. He hasn't been tested yet, and I'm not sure if he will be. But his dad has Celiac. We've been gluten-free for almost 2 months, and DH has improved quite a bit, with the exception of this week. He's had a lot of stomach problems due to stress/anxiety of spending 2 days down at the medical center having scans/tests run as a follow up to thyroid cancer surgery. He's been recovering for 2 years, and has had 4 surgeries!!

Good news...all scans were clear!! First clear scans since this all began! He has to do it all again in 6 months, but he's perked up since we got the good news. I'm hoping in a few days, his guts will calm down and he'll feel better again.

I'm going to Newfoundland in 3 weeks to see my in-laws. Can't wait!! It's such a gorgeus province!!

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Hi Stacie, That's wonderful news! You two really need to celebrate!! :D

I know you will have a wonderful time in Newfoundland. Our youngest daughter's partener in life is a Newfie and she was there for a short two weeks and loved it.

Have a great time and give that hubby an extra hug, he's really been through the wringer with stress I'll bet.

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Thanks!

The funny thing is, I'm going by myself this time! My mother in law and the other women in the family get together one weekend every summer and have a "hen party." Just women, eating and drinking for 3 days. I'm lucky that my in laws have treated me as one of their own since day 1. My MiL doesn't know I'm coming...we (me, DH, my BiL and SiL) are trying to keep it a surprise.

DH doesn't really miss Newfoundland, unfortunately. I think I appreciate it more than he does. And although we live in the burbs, he enjoys the city life and access to things 24/7.

We were there for 2 weeks last summer, and he was miserable because he felt sick the whole time. So the next time we go together, I want him to feel better and enjoy it.

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Hi... I'm just wondering if I'm the only Canadian on here. I've just recently been diagnosed and found this forum and liked what I saw but it seems to be only americans which might be a little difficult for getting specific help, and food, and shopping ideas. I love the help I've already gotten from some of you though, you guys are very helpful!

So just looking for Canadians for more help with shopping, stores, support groups etc...

I'm half Can-eh-dian, but I think you mean Canucks close by. :P I hope you are able to find some kind of help and camaraderie. Bless! :)

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I'm half Can-eh-dian, but I think you mean Canucks close by. :P I hope you are able to find some kind of help and camaraderie. Bless! :)

Hi, I'm Canadian, really happy that I found this site. :) I live in Kelowna B.C. This is my first post, wish there was a gluten free resturant here. Just started the gluten free life in June, but have gone off and on in the past 2 years. Feel better, but still have nero problems. Haven't been dx'ed yet all the test come back normal. :( I would love to find a dr that knows something!!!!! Again glad to be here, Patricia

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Hi, I'm Canadian, really happy that I found this site. :) I live in Kelowna B.C. This is my first post, wish there was a gluten free resturant here. Just started the gluten free life in June, but have gone off and on in the past 2 years. Feel better, but still have nero problems. Haven't been dx'ed yet all the test come back normal. :( I would love to find a dr that knows something!!!!! Again glad to be here, Patricia

Patricia, welcome to the forum. You will find the site useful, but you will need to check whether the products are Canadian or US when they are spoken about. The ingredients can be different between the two countries.

Also, there is a very active support group in Kelowna, you can check the Canadian Celiac website and there should be a link to the Kelowna chapter. :D I know they put out a good newsletter, and they could direct you to some safe restaurants right in the city :P We live about four and a half hours out of Kelowna. Unfortunately we don't get there very often ... miss seeing out friends there :(

Probably your tests have been normal because you are off and on the diet. You need to be eating the equivelant (sp) of two pieces of gluten bread a day for several weeks for the tests to be accurate. The fact that you feel better on the diet makes it likely that you are gluten intolerant.

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Patricia, welcome to the forum. You will find the site useful, but you will need to check whether the products are Canadian or US when they are spoken about. The ingredients can be different between the two countries.

Also, there is a very active support group in Kelowna, you can check the Canadian Celiac website and there should be a link to the Kelowna chapter. :D I know they put out a good newsletter, and they could direct you to some safe restaurants right in the city :P We live about four and a half hours out of Kelowna. Unfortunately we don't get there very often ... miss seeing out friends there :(

Probably your tests have been normal because you are off and on the diet. You need to be eating the equivelant (sp) of two pieces of gluten bread a day for several weeks for the tests to be accurate. The fact that you feel better on the diet makes it likely that you are gluten intolerant.

Thanks Shirley, I will look into the support group, maybe they can help with doctors?? Also, my husband and I just moved from the Christian Valley area, so we were practically neighbours, how cool is that. :D

We needed to be closer to the BIG city, although we have a nice place I sure miss the peace and quite. Nice to meet you, Patricia

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Welcome to the site as well.I am a newbie to,and CANADIAN. B) I am from Thunder Bay ontario .I noticed there is no one else from here.Anyway i find this site very helpful and the ppl. are suppurbe. :)

Bonnie in T Bay

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Welcome to all the new Canadians!!!

Patricia, in regard to neurological difficulties you continue to have, our resident expert on the neurological aspect of celiac is "tiredofdoctors!!!". You can PM her and she can give you a wealth of info!

Again, welcome!

Karen

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Slightly off topic... However:

CanadianKaren, I love that quote "An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh." I have that written down. Just so you know, it's by Tom Nansbury. :)

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Slightly off topic... However:

CanadianKaren, I love that quote "An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh." I have that written down. Just so you know, it's by Tom Nansbury. :)

Thanks! I updated my signature! I love that quote too!

Hugs.

Karen

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I'm new here too! Helloooooo from mississauga ontarioooo!!!!!!! :D

Hello Trish! Welcome to the forum! :D

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Hi :lol: I'm also from Canada. PEI to be more exact. Welcome to the family. This sight is excellent and I would not survive without it. Just remember that this board is predominantly USA, and sometimes the information given will not apply to us here in Canada. I found out the hard way :blink:

So stay on board and we look forward to chatting.

Hi, I am from Nova Scotia. Any more maritimers out there???????????

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Hi, I am from Nova Scotia. Any more maritimers out there???????????

Sorry Im Canadian but Im from Oshawa, ontario. Not many people on this site. You should try delphi forums you get replies daily and list of great things to check out.

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Hi... I'm just wondering if I'm the only Canadian on here. I've just recently been diagnosed and found this forum and liked what I saw but it seems to be only americans which might be a little difficult for getting specific help, and food, and shopping ideas. I love the help I've already gotten from some of you though, you guys are very helpful!

So just looking for Canadians for more help with shopping, stores, support groups etc...

Lotsa Canadians here!!

, Mandy (shouting out from sunny alberta)

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Sorry Im Canadian but Im from Oshawa, ontario. Not many people on this site. You should try delphi forums you get replies daily and list of great things to check out.

There's a good number of us Canadians here and increasing!

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