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Offline bcsapper

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Re: Cascadia (west coast culture)
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2020, 06:58:37 pm »
If I lived on the island it would be north of Nanaimo, probably Courtenay Comox.


Depends on the government, but we have a serious family doctor shortage which is not a good scenario for retirees. 

My GP still isn't back to work after contracting COVID in the spring, and while I've made it work with clinics, my parents are really struggling with their health issues. 

At that age it's important to have one person looking after your file and ongoing issues.

Campbell river is just barely more affordable but you have to be able to tolerate the rainfall. If climate is your priority then the best will be on the Gulf islands and some of them will be the cheapest due to isolation.

Probably the best climate in the world!

Yeah, I lived in the Lower Mainland from 1984 - 2006, so I'm familiar with the Province.  I spent time in any town with a pulp mill or a gas plant.

I remember Campbell River as being one of my favourite spots to visit.  I believe the Elk Falls mill is closed now so it would be even nicer.  If somewhat more depressed.

I used to visit Quadra a lot.  I'll have to look at property there.

As for a doctor, I have one in the family who is only a Skype call away.  That should cover us for a while.

It's either B.C. or the Maritimes.  I sure as hell ain't staying in Alberta.  Six months of winter is just too much to endure if you aren't getting paid to do so.
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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2020, 07:15:01 pm »
Depends on the government, but we have a serious family doctor shortage which is not a good scenario for retirees.

Alberta Premier Kenny antics have led to BC intent on poaching {disgruntled} Alberta doctors! Article speaks to the lower mainland but I expect success would extend the poaching reach:

'Escape the politics': B.C. clinics headhunt Alberta doctors
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Re: Cascadia (west coast culture)
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2020, 07:47:22 pm »
I hope it works.  Vancouver is so expensive, even a lot of the younger doctors are moving to the Fraser Valley. 

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Re: Cascadia (west coast culture)
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2020, 07:48:24 pm »


Or also maybe to the point is the question of why people living in miserable dustbowls are more likely rightists? Alberta?

You mean like the Okanagan?
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« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2020, 09:06:34 pm »
I hope it works.  Vancouver is so expensive, even a lot of the younger doctors are moving to the Fraser Valley.

Another question is will the government give them billing numbers? We do have a system that rations health care whether people want to admit it or not.
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Re: Cascadia (west coast culture)
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2021, 12:27:01 pm »
Supernatural Victoria….   Just watch out for turds while you’re swimming in the pristine ocean waters.

https://www.vicnews.com/news/no-swim-advisories-issued-at-two-greater-victoria-beaches/amp/

The sewage is creating high faecal coliform levels.

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Re: Cascadia (west coast culture)
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2021, 12:30:11 pm »
Supernatural Victoria….   Just watch out for turds while you’re swimming in the pristine ocean waters.

https://www.vicnews.com/news/no-swim-advisories-issued-at-two-greater-victoria-beaches/amp/

The sewage is creating high faecal coliform levels.

Same happens in Vancouver during hot weather. I thought Victoria's new treatment plant was operational
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Re: Cascadia (west coast culture)
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2021, 02:03:00 pm »
Same happens in Vancouver during hot weather. I thought Victoria's new treatment plant was operational

I thought it was too. I drummed up the support and wrote the grant application for the marine pump-out station in Ucluelet a couple decades ago. It pumps watewater into Ukee's treatment facility. It was federal Small Craft Harbour's money. Besides cleaner healthier local waters one of the ideas behind funding these in small coastal communities was to provide some pressure on bigger municipalities to follow suit. There was quite a bit of concern over boats using the pump out to pump oily bilge water but it's never occurred. In the grant application I tried to include a centrifugal system for dealing with bilge water that separates oils from water but they didn't go for it. In hindsight it seems water quality has improved anyway due to there being a lot fewer commercial fishing boats, greater public awareness and stiffer penalties for polluting.

Still can't dig clams in the harbour though there's just too much heavy metal contamination.