I thought Western Ontario began somewhere around Kitchner-Waterloo, and Northern Ontario in North Bay. That makes your location in "off the map Ontario" I feel sorry for you. It's like Western Alienation with extra sauce. I still think you all would be better off part of Manitoba. BC is a pretty poorly governed provice. IMO for much the same reason as Ontario -- everyone lives in one tiny corner of a huge landmass. One culture dominates all the others. So cluelessness is the order of the day.