That would of course be the annual Moneysense Magazine rankings of best (and worst) places to live, which shows Prince Rupert slipping even further down the list to 195 out of 201 cities, from 193 out of 200 in 2013. Terrace, a place that invites comparisons, having also gone through some hard times due to industrial decline, ranked 110 this year, an improvement over 155 in 2013.
Rupert does not do well in the crime severity ranking, at 9th from the bottom, but fairs surprisingly well in the property tax rankings, which seems to run contrary to conventional wisdom around here.
Last year viewpaper publisher Todd Hamilton announced that 2013 would be the last time his publication would report the rankings, pronouncing that Moneysense’s criteria made no sense, and adding for good measure for those that might have missed the point that the rankings were ‘idiotic’, the Environics stats ‘subjective’ and typical of “latté-swilling eastern Canadian media”.
For those that would like to reach their own conclusions here is North Coast Review’s story with includes links to the full Moneysense table.
northcoastreview.blogspot.ca/201 … -down.html