I've been fortunate enough to have lived in a few different places outside of BC and to me none really measured up. Why? Possbily because I spent my chilhood here and so BC remained home to me. The diversity was what I was accustomed to expecting from life. I adapted to the other locations I lived even though they really weren't all that different in general. However, the difference was enough for me to want to come back to Canada and be in BC.
Needing to be within an hour or two of the ocean was important to me since I grew up in a bay. To smell the salt air and feel the ocean spray is something that just has to be within reach for me. Or to be in the mountains wandering through a wet trail that smells of fresh rain and damp earth while in the distance I hear the ramble of a creek. Or to be sitting quietly out in a boat without another soul in sight while lazily waiting for a fish to nibble. Then there is the simple act of kindness in the towns/cities from stranger who smile or say hello or offer to help you with something.
The climate is another thing that keeps me here. I love how we get a moderate amount of everything. Now and then we may get too much of this or not enough of that but on average we have, what seems to me, a stable climate that keeps our crops growing, our land lush and our water supply ample. Environmentalists may debate that we are not as well off as we used to be but we are still far better off than many other countries that are no where as blessed as we are. I try not to take that for granted and thank God regularly that I am fortunate enough to live where I do.
quote:Originally posted by Grizzled
If we are going to remove the discussion from the outdoors.
What's going on in B.C.? At construction sites in Alberta half the vehicles are from Saskatchewan... BUT now the other half are from B.C. Young British Columbians are moving to Alberta in droves.
And why can't you buy a six-pack of beer in B.C. for under $5?
I never knew that the construction workers were still heading to Alberta. I figured that was a 90's thing and that the change in our economy was seeing many of them coming back to BC.
A six pack of beer for under $5? I suppose that is just another way our government has helped reduce the deficit.
"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day."~Winnie the Pooh~