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If you had to name one.. what's the worst thing about living on Vancouver Island?

Old May 1st 2009, 10:43 pm
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Old May 1st 2009, 11:19 pm
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Erm..

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..that I didn't do it sooner?
..that most of the people I love don't??

..not that that's the poor island's fault, right enough!

The sun's out, the sea is sparkling, it's Friday afternoon ...you're not going to get anything sensible out of me!
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Old May 1st 2009, 11:29 pm
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Putting aside any potential issues finding work etc, two things put us off from moving to the island - the damp/rainy climate and the cost and hassle of getting to the mainland.

It's certainly a beautiful place to visit though, and I can understand it's draw.
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Old May 1st 2009, 11:42 pm
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The weather here (esp. on the Saanich Peninsula just north of Victoria) is drier than Vancouver. Apparently we're in a wee rain shadow, protected by the mountains. Lovely.

I've thought of it ...no John Lewis. Then again, my financial advisor would say that's a good thing. Bah.
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The Ferry ride.
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Old May 1st 2009, 11:56 pm
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getting sun burnt......
last night, about 4:30.......
whilst layed out on my sun lounger......
drinking a large G&T......

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Originally Posted by Monkey Puzzle View Post
The weather here (esp. on the Saanich Peninsula just north of Victoria) is drier than Vancouver. Apparently we're in a wee rain shadow, protected by the mountains. Lovely.
Vancouver is hardly a worthwhile yardstick though is it? There's tons of places drier than Vancouver.

No major sports of any kind, not even junior hockey.
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The Canadians!!!!!


( ok that was a joke before anyone bites my head off )
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Vancouver is hardly a worthwhile yardstick though is it? There's tons of places drier than Vancouver.
I said that because I could see from the OP's signature that he's thinking of coming to the island or Vancouver / Lower Mainland.
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Work, or lack thereof, in particular for me.
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Default Re: If you had to name one.. what's the worst thing about living on Vancouver Island?

Originally Posted by Monkey Puzzle View Post
Erm..

erm..

erm..

erm..

..that I didn't do it sooner?
..that most of the people I love don't??

..not that that's the poor island's fault, right enough!

The sun's out, the sea is sparkling, it's Friday afternoon ...you're not going to get anything sensible out of me!
Like he said
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Old May 2nd 2009, 5:03 am
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Default Re: If you had to name one.. what's the worst thing about living on Vancouver Island?

House prices number one worst thing. Rain can be bad in the winter, cost of ferry.

Regarding sports, there is the Salmon Kings for mid level professional Ice Hockey (ECHL) . For junior hockey there is the victoria grizzlies (BCHL)

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Old May 2nd 2009, 4:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Steve_P View Post
Vancouver is hardly a worthwhile yardstick though is it? There's tons of places drier than Vancouver.

No major sports of any kind, not even junior hockey.
Vancouver has the Giants, Victoria has the Grizzlies. Both Junior A.
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Originally Posted by GlamGran View Post
Vancouver has the Giants, Victoria has the Grizzlies. Both Junior A.
The Giants are in the Western Hockey League. It is a far higher standard than Junior A.
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Originally Posted by JonboyE View Post
The Giants are in the Western Hockey League. It is a far higher standard than Junior A.
What he said ^^^^.
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