I’m not really used to using forums, so forgive me if I’m posting this in the wrong spot. The only other forum I frequent has an “introduction” area, and I haven’t seen one here.
I currently live on Vancouver Island, but I will most likely be moving to Rupert in the spring (providing all goes well with the sale of our home.) I’ve been in Rupert twice, once for a week, and another time for close to a month. I have family up there, and I really enjoyed my stay.
I’ve been lurking here for awhile, but thought I’d join in today. I see that there’s a lot of sarcasm on this board, so sometimes it’s hard to know what to believe and what not to!!! So my first question is “Are you guys serious about the wolves? Or is that just a joke?”
Don’t let the sarcasm, or the wolves scare you. I am definitely one of the worst offenders on this site when it comes to crossing the line sometimes. This is a terrific place to live with great people. Seeing as you’ve already spent some time here I’m sure that you are well aware of the largest drawback…the weather. It is what you make it and I’m sure that you’ll love the unique lifestyle that we have to offer.
this site is like a great big family, we don’t always get along but thats ok, I have a website called kaienislandwolves.com
its all about the local wolves, there you will find all the news clipping, photos, video and stories that have happened to us on our hikes and while tracking them.
I’ve got a question or two about the town… I was hoping someone might want to answer.
Is your town clique-y? I was there for three weeks this past fall and spent some time in town doing various things, and I found it hard to get people to talk to me. There were only a couple of people who were friendly towards me when I initiated conversation, and both of them happened to be transplants from Vancouver Island. Now, I just want to know, are Rupertites a bit shy when it comes to being friendly to visitors, or am I just used to the friendliness of Vancouver Island?
Is the town still on an economic upswing? There was a lot of talk of a big boom happening. Has it “happened”? Are you still waiting? Or is it less of a “boom” and more of a slow uprise? Or was it all just hype and everything is the same as it has always been?
I suppose that some people are clique-y but I would think that most of the people would be friendly. Rupert has always had a good reputation when it comes to friendliness. We are used to alot of vistors here so it is not uncommon to see a new face.
About the economic boom… Our container port just opened about 6 weeks ago. There is some other new development happening as well. I think that our growth will be gradual but at least we are heading in the right direction. You’re coming at a good time in Rupert’s history. The future is bright.
theres alot of wolves but absolutly nothing to worry about i just wouldnt leave a dog out on a chain for long thats all and when you do see the wolves they are quite nostalgic usually out somwhere the cant be bothered like across the harbour
Deer, hahahaha! have you hit one yet? This is why alot of the wolfe have come down from the mountains between that, the garbage, and the construction and traffic on mt. hays lol. I take it Chrispy you have located to rupert? and how are things going for you???
Hey Princess ! I thought you had been here for awhile also as you had been posting on here but welcome again anyway and you will see a wolf, just wander up Wantage Rd., but not with your dog, if you have one.