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post #46 of (permalink) Old 03-03-2005, 08:43 PM
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My 2 cents here.I love B.C especially the outback,huge variety of terrain and conditions.I live(d) in the Valley and like the the variety of choices,Winter skiing to waterskiing to hangliding and riverrafting.Hikes are nearly unlimited and with the active but ugly logging,access is superb to remote places.I also lived in the kootenays and travelled about in BC.
On a sad note though..I am tired of the pollution,sticky traffick,bad drivers,seemingly out of control immigration,Way overinflated house prices ( 380,000$ ) for an average detached home in Surrey?? get real and crash...The neverending and silly can't finish roadrepairs,bad drivers,outdated speed limits,Fresh Chilliwack corn grown beside the freeway underneath a blanket of haze [?] Insurance rates and liqour prices are something else..Shoddy home construction and liars.Our bridges and the Albion ferry.Ferries.
B.C is a great province,but in my opinion the lower mainland is a rotting paradise.Sound bitter? naww it is the truth.This is the place to live,but it could be much better...
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post #47 of (permalink) Old 03-03-2005, 09:25 PM
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Hey at least we're not living in <s>the center of the Universe</s> Toronto! [:0]
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never been there but heard 50/50 on it.Depends on peoples previous lifestyles on what they are expecting of BC.Most of us permanently living here for generations,have no idea of how much worse it could be..
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post #49 of (permalink) Old 03-03-2005, 10:04 PM
 
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kman don't post pics like that or Canmore will become overrun with city folk. Great pics. Have to agree there aren't too many nicer spots than the Canmore area.

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post #50 of (permalink) Old 03-04-2005, 08:24 AM
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OMIGOD Eminem is on CT.

If he likes BC then that means it must be good here.
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Kman can have his skiing--I'm heading off for a nice long cycle in this 15 C spring weather! Got the fruit trees pruned, lawn's fertilized and thatched, snowtires are off the vehicles, golf clubs in the trunk...aren't the blossoms beautiful on the Coast this time of year? Now why would anybody want to live in Alberta??!!

Oops, this is a HIKING forum...hmmm, the Rockies, wonderful hiking there...maybe Kman isn't so daft after all.

But wait, half the Rockies are in BC...Lake O'Hara, the Iceline and the Rockwall, Assiniboine, Berg Lake. And poor Alberta doesn't have the Bugaboos or Jumbo or Rogers Pass or the Tusk or the Stein (I could go on and on).

Thanks, but BC's for me.

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Kman can have his skiing--I'm heading off for a nice long cycle in this 15 C spring weather! Got the fruit trees pruned, lawn's fertilized and thatched, snowtires are off the vehicles, golf clubs in the trunk...aren't the blossoms beautiful on the Coast this time of year? Now why would anybody want to live in Alberta??!!

Oops, this is a HIKING forum...hmmm, the Rockies, wonderful hiking there...maybe Kman isn't so daft after all.

But wait, half the Rockies are in BC...Lake O'Hara, the Iceline and the Rockwall, Assiniboine, Berg Lake. And poor Alberta doesn't have the Bugaboos or Jumbo or Rogers Pass or the Tusk or the Stein (I could go on and on).

Thanks, but BC's for me.

No skiing for me this weekend. I will be out hiking or climbing in this +10 weather I will save the skiing for when it drops down to -10 again. Alberta might not have the Bugaboos but I can be there with a 2 1/2 - 3 hour drive [] I can be at the Assiniboine trail head within 1/2 hour [] I could care less what side of the imaginary line they are on
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Hey at least we're not living in <s>the center of the Universe</s> Toronto! [:0]
yeah no kidding
Toronto, <s>Onterrible</s> Ontario
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Kman, of course you saw right through my tongue-in-cheek jab at those poor folks that own red and white licence plates (red of course being the universal colour of alarm/danger). You are fortunate to live in one of the most scenic spots on earth, and so close to such good hiking. I've made it to the Highland Games the last couple years but haven't hit the trails nearly enough. Hey, how can you afford the housing?!!

I know you'll agree with me that when it's 35+ in the Okanagan, the alpine is the place to be!!
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Hey, how can you afford the housing?!!

I know you'll agree with me that when it's 35+ in the Okanagan, the alpine is the place to be!!
Afford housing?? We can't lol. We rent.

Yup...the alpine is definately the place to be. Not much of a +35 kinda guy myself.

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Man no joke. I always used to say that Alberta drivers suck...after living here I have come to realize that they are no worse than lower mainland drivers. Lower mainland drivers can't drive and neither can the ones out here lol. The Alberta thing seems to be doing 130 while being 2 feet off the persons bumper. Then there is the Deerfoot in Calgary...I call it the gauntlet. I commuted on that thing for about 2 months and it's a zoo. Seen an old lady clip some ones bumper when changing lanes...he didn't even notice and she took off at mach 2. Seen a tire come off of a truck into oncoming traffic and cave in some ones roof. Daily accidents on that thing. The good news is that Canmore seems to be my anti road rage place. I used to spend my time behind the wheel swearing, now I spend my time with a smile on my face while enjoying the view. Except for those damned rental cars...you can pick them out because the plates start with a letter then a -

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Try living in Victoria after moving from Toronto, here has to be the worst driving city of all time. Usually speed limit for victorians is about 40km..... Brutal, went to therapy for my road rage...
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Try living in Victoria after moving from Toronto, here has to be the worst driving city of all time. Usually speed limit for victorians is about 40km..... Brutal, went to therapy for my road rage...
LOL - I can imagine! I always love driving on the 401 in TO, everyone drives the proper speed (130kmh) and doesn't give a crap about the speed limit.
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The mountains in BC have to be the best place to release stress from work and life!
Nothing beats snowshoeing and butt sliding in shorts and a T-shirt in the backcountry! [8D]

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post #59 of (permalink) Old 03-08-2005, 07:53 AM
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You might be from British Columbia if:

1. You know the provincial flower (Mildew)

2. You feel guilty throwing aluminium cans or paper in the trash.

3. Use the statement "sunny break" and know what it means.

4. You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.

5. You know more people who own boats than air conditioners.

6. You feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.

7. You stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the "Walk" signal.

8. You consider that if it has no snow, it is not a real mountain.

9. You can taste the difference between Starbucks, Blendz, and Tim Horton's.

10. You know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.

11. You know how to pronounce Squamish, Osoyoos & Nanaimo.

12. You consider swimming an indoor sport.

13. You can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese,
Korean and Thai food.

14. In winter, you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark - while
only working eight-hour days.

15. You never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.

16. You are not fazed by "Today's forecast: showers followed by rain", and
"Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers."
17. You cannot wait for a day with "showers and sunny breaks".

18. You have no concept of humidity without precipitation.

19. You know that Dawson Creek is a town, not a TV show.

20. You can point to at least two ski mountains, even if you cannot see
through the cloud cover.

21. You notice "the mountain is out" when it is a pretty day and you can
actually see it.

22. You put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 5, but still wear
your hiking boots and parka.

23. You switch to your sandals when it gets about 10, but keep the socks on.

24. You have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.

25. You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.

26. You recognize the background shots in your favourite movies & TV shows.

27. You buy new sunglasses every year, because you can't find the old ones
after such a long time.

28. You measure distance in hours.

29. You often switch from "heat" to "a/c" in your car in the same day.

30. You use a down comforter in the summer.

31. You carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them.

32. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.

33. You know all the important seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Raining
(Spring), Road Construction (Summer) & Raining Again (Fall).

34. You actually understand these jokes and forward them to all your friends
in British Columbia or those who used to live here!



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post #60 of (permalink) Old 03-27-2005, 02:08 PM
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quote:27. You buy new sunglasses every year, because you can't find the old ones
after such a long time.
Ain't that the truth. I'm still pissed about an awesome pair of sunglasses I bought at Cheyenne Sports in Hope 2 years ago and lost even before the summer was through. I mustr go through at least 2 pair every season.
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