I just moved here from Naples, Florida last October (long story met a lady fell in love got married etc).
I have to admit I was pretty disappointed in the lack of hobby shops in the area. In Moncton, as far as I can tell, there is only ONE hobby shop that carries model railroad stuff, HO and N, and it is run out of someone's garage and only open on Wed nights for part of the year and Wed nights and Saturdays the rest of the year. While this hobby shop does take orders and prices things reasonably, it sure would be nice to have a full time hobby shop in town. Hmmm...possible business opportunity...
I havent yet tried to order stuff from the states and have it shipped here...I imagine the duty would make it pretty darn expensive.