Actually, 99% of vancouverites are not like this
It was anarchist, that mingled in with the rest of the crowds, then went to split off and went behind dumpster, only to dress in black hoddies "caught on tape" and ohh, lets, see, guys under 22 that due to medical science, that say the brains are not fully developed and lack maturity "ever wonder why majority of criminals are in this age group?"
Anyway, most locals were appalled at the violence. There were of residence of the city that went down the next day to volunteer the clean up.
I think if there is going to be another celebration next time, keep it out of down town core and send them to a park with big tv screens!!
facelift are you kidding?
I will take down town Vancouver over ANY city!! there are some really run down places across the country. Despite the downside of high cost of living here, we have what most would envy. Great summer temperatures, a ocean, nice people, and about anything you can do if its outdoor activity.
Unfortunately, it was all these top desirable things that created the mass population influx, that created more traffic and higher cost of living.
But I think the biggest component I like about this part of the world is low crime, and generally friendly people.
I have resided or lived in four western states, and Seattle is a close second.
BTW, those union rates are very good. I will call some unions at the end of the month after I am away for a familly gathering, then see if they could consider hiring me.
I am trying out as a mechanic for a fleet shop. Its interesting, it has a refer outside that has not been worked on what looks like ages and is in various stages of repair "or decay". I thought I would get it running, and see if it needs refrigerant. He has a fleet of Newish Ford passenger buses you typically see at hotels or the airport. Its stone quiet at his garage. I think the owner is hurting financially and needs some one, anyone to do his mechanical work and cannot pay what is considered exceptable wages. What I kind of find odd, is there are 10 red semi trucks just sitting there, going no where. I wonder if there is some kind of provincial record I can look up if he has skipped out paying the employees wages, and they all left?
The nice thing though, he said I can use the garage for my own truck woohoo :)
serios crime low...compares to most other major cities
I think Vancouver has the lowest major crime per 1,000 people vs most other north American cities.
I can remember living just south of the border called Tacoma. In the early 1990s, it was like the wild wild west for gangster. Gun fire every day killed some one. Gang members were killing each other, or innocent people all the time. Then there was the family murder suicides. Wow, talk about horrid. seems like twice a week, a family was killed by the husband. Ohh, and Hilltop Tacoma, was a shooting gallery on new years night. gun fire going off every 3 min for at least two hours.
I think Vancouver is a much better place to live dispute its "sectioned" drug or theft issues.
function of interest rates and regional weather temps
It is a function of "how hot or how cold" and the housing start numbers are. I would imagine it is slowing down..as predicted due to the climb in interest rates. Coupled with a very high debt to income ratio the number of hvac jobs will possibly be on the decline. IF you Google stats Canada for information, you can pretty much find everything you want.
Right now, its not cold or warm "some what cool to cold" which means, AC is not being used and some times, heat is being used. Every time AC/Heat is not used in a geographic location, then those items do not break down. The only thing left is Food refrigeration aka, buildings and food coolers in groshrie stores.
Originally Posted by aky