[quote=“JackAnderson”]I lived there 25 years and left 6 years ago. Married and raised 2 kids there. I’ve been back twice and can’t believe I spent all that time in such a craphole.
No shopping, no restaurants, a sense of “Pay it or tough luck” from everyone running a business, crumbling infrastructure. And if you’re gonna count on a boom? Keep dreaming with the rest of them. An economic boom has been forecast for over 15 years and it has yet to materialize. yet you will find no shortage of people saying “another 2 years”.
Don’t listen to Jack Anderson, he sounds like a bitter man. Here’s my take…I was born here, but grew up in Terrace. I moved back in '86 , married and raised 2 kids. Terrace is a great place to live, it has shopping more variety of restaurants and plenty of outdoor activity. Winters can be cold, but coming from P.G. you would know what that’s like. Housing prices are average, but they are going up. Terrace is a hub community with people coming in from all 4 directions for shopping etc…
Rupert is also a great place to live. Weather is not as bad as people make it out to be, and the last couple of years it seems not as much rain. Rupert on a sunny day in the winter can be one of the best places to live in Canada as we don’t get the brutal winds that can be found on the highway and Terrace. Sure our shopping isn’t great, but Terrace isn’t far and with things proposed to happen I’m sure our shopping will improve. We have some good restaurants, just not very many, though that could change as well. People complain about the lack of access to the waterfront, its not like there isn’t any. There is a nice walkway and park. Rupert was built because of the water access and the waterfront has always been deemed industrial. Housing is going up and I too believe that buyers ask to much for some of the inventory that’s available. One thing though is that our taxes are some of the highest in the province. There’s lots of outdoor activities from boating, fishing, hiking and camping which can be done basically all year. Things will be happening here regardless of what Mr. Anderson says. They wouldn’t have put so much money into building the Ridley Island Rail/Road access corridor. Fairview container terminal will be expanding in the future, a 2nd berth will bring in the need for more man power to build and operate it. Even if we only get 1 of the proposed LNG terminals, that will mean a big change for Rupert. Its a choice. If you haven’t been up this way come for a long weekend and check the area out.