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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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Offline waldo

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Re: Cascadia (west coast culture)
« 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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Offline BC_cheque

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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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Offline wilber

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Re: Cascadia (west coast culture)
« 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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