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B.C. Best Places to Retire Thread.

Discussion in 'Canada' started by yamalama, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. Ymirtrials

    Ymirtrials Long timer Supporter

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    I shouldn't even be in this thread because I have a LONG time to go before retirement...... and I sure hope none of you guys finds out I'm from Ontario.......
    :D
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  2. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    Mayor! Not a chance Ha!! We actually have a good hard working council. One of the things on the spend list they have to decide on is a new shit plant. 30 million at last count to fix the existing, I think. The best spot is away from the lake ( least impact on the water quality) on land they already own but to move it, that is over a hundred Million. Ouch! 20 years ago we were ahead on infrastructure above and below the ground. With the influx of newbies we are fast falling behind. At some point they may have to curtail growth a bit to catch up. In the mean time I try to send as many newbies your way as I can. :D
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  3. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    The problem seems like all municipalities won't curtail growth as they need the tax base, which exacerbates the problems they have.

    Cheers
  4. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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    Growth without planned infrastructure, just has the pre-existing tax base subsidizing developers.
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  5. shuswap1

    shuswap1 Long timer

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    Might take a look at just how much the developers must pay the city for their development. There is a big hole somewhere with millions of dollars circling the drain, wasted on 'consultants', from what I have seen.
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  6. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    They will be playing catch up soon I believe. Right now I am sure the development money is flowing and the coffers are full, but is it enough? I doubt it. With the list of things to be built I know it isn't. I just hope I can afford the taxes on my little house ten years from now.
  7. canuck 1

    canuck 1 nautical disaster

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    The hatred is there from some of the idiots that won't admit they moved in from Sask a year ago but have BC plates so they are locals....

    As a property owner in BC from Alberta the hate crap is a joke and the fake pandemic really brought it to new heights
  8. Rossland Rider

    Rossland Rider Been here awhile

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    Maybe it's this attitude from Albertans like yourself that makes the "hate crap" real. Our rules actually do apply to you, even if you own property and like to visit. If you don't want to play by our rules and follow our social norms, stay home. You aren't supposed to be travelling anyway!
  9. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus Super Supporter

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    Interesting thread.

    When my first wife was alive I worked in the city and we had a little condo in Whistler. We had just sold out house in the city and moved to Whistler full time and she had a massive stroke. I moved back to the city, sold the place in Whistler , because there is no sophisticated medical care in a small town and she lived another 3 years. We were married 19 years

    After she died I ended up married again some time later 22 years this month , and still working in the city. We sold our half duplex in kits 5 years ago and found a house deep in the forest in north van. It is like living at the cottage and I found a Dr who is 20 years younger than me , and has privledges at St Pauls Hospital (I want to have access to the best hospitals ).

    We looked at buying a piece of recreational property in the interior but I am a realist and know that long drives in a few years (I am nearly 66) is not the best plan. We are also kind of artsy and like the vibe of the city.

    Rather than buy a second home we decided we wanted to do more fishing. I have been in BC since 1983 and have only been to one gulf island and never seen Desolation sound. So we ordered a 27 foot aluminum boat and plan to spend more time on the ocean in the next few years. We don't have kids and if we get 10-12 years on the boat I will call that a big win.

    I am still working becasue with Covid I might as well be working . I figure I will wind things up in a few years and we will travel on the bike, fart around on the boat, and hang out at the house. My family has a history of dementia my dad, sister died from the effects of it and now my brother has it.

    My mom used to tell us there are no pockets in a shroud and the Good Lord doesn't take travellor's cheques.
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  10. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    Yes, sometimes the best place to retire is right out your back door.
  11. shuswap1

    shuswap1 Long timer

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    WoW, that's nasty, can't imagine anyone wanting to carry that label around with them.

    PS, have tons of family in AB, spend a lot of time figuring out how to lightly hassle 'em
  12. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus Super Supporter

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    1. In cases you don't have this BC and Western US Road Porn order yourself these guidebooks.

    https://www.destinationhighways.com/

    2. You will be scant hours from Nakusp and the annual (pre Covid) Horizons Unlimited summer meet up.
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  13. bmwroadsterca

    bmwroadsterca RadioFlyer

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    Thanks for that. Back in 2013 my wife and I trailered the bikes to Kamloops where we stored the rig with a friend and then rode up to Kelowna and then down to Washington and Oregon states. Gotta get back and see what we missed. Great area.
  14. cal08

    cal08 Long timer

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    We did some family camping at Box lake, just outside of Nakusp. We still talk about that sunset almost 20 years later. Nice area.