I am investigating moving to Prince Rupert next year. I am interested in working as a Psychiatric Nurse. Apparently rural BC is in desperate need of them, but I don’t know if this would apply to Prince Rupert. I have a few questions on life in Prince Rupert that I need help with to decide if I’d fit there.
Are there off-leash areas for dogs?
Apparently shopping is restricted; are there any fabric or yarn shops in Prince Rupert?
What kinds of social activities exist for people who don’t drink?
Are there any Buddhists in Prince Rupert?
Approximately what percentage of the year does it rain there? If it tends to be in one season vs the others, please mention that too.
How would you describe the community attitude? Liberal, traditional, closed, open…etc? What I am curious about is how welcome single people are. Some places view singles as highly suspicious, others are more casual about it.
How much do monthly groceries and haircuts tend to cost? Where can you buy groceries (what stores, farmer’s markets, etc).
What kind of healthcare (traditional and alternative) is available locally?
How many good second hand shops are there?
Do you have any recommendations for local doctors, mechanics or hair stylists?
What are your top 5 tips to try and top 5 things to avoid for newbies to the area?
Thanks in advance for taking the time to answer my questions.