Feb. 29, 2008
Pluses: really nice beaches
Minuses: shopping not great
A great place to... relax and also for skidooing.
Pluses: A nice little town that has survived fires and the closing of its only industry, the coal mine. The Joggins beach with lots of fossils to pick up is well worth the trip to see. The cliffs are fantastic, and every so often, a fossilized tree will emerge from the stone, washed out by the tide.
Minuses: There isn't much else to see, no stores to shop in, and no gas station.
A great place to... beachcomb for fossils.
Other info: The picture you are showing of the Joggins wharf is so very old and outdated. The wharf has been gone for many years, and only if you are lucky you might find a spike that held the wharf together. The wharf was abandoned when the mines closed, and that was many years ago.
Feb. 28, 2008
Pluses: We love Long Branch, smack in the middle of two awesome lake ontario waterfront parks.... Sam Smith & Marie Curtis, with Len Ford right in the middle. Its literally a 13 minute GO train ride to Union station (and that's on the milk run!) The bike path east is unbroken except for a section that runs along the lakeshore through mimico... so if you feel like cycling 17kms to work & back, its one of the best commutes ever!
Minuses: Area is underserved with higher end retail & coffee shops, recognizing the influx over the last few years of new home proud property owners fleeing the insane bidding wars further east. These are choosy people. They WANT to spend money, but also NEED quality vendors.
Apartment complex on the site of the original hotel near the water attracts an unsavoury element. But the police patrol regularly, under pressure from the afore mentioned group of proud property owners. Unfortunately this complex may have set the tone for the area's retailers over the years.
A great place to... The waterfront path system through these parks are excellent for cycling, rollerblading, jogging, x country skiing.... used to be great early morning exercise boot camps in the summer.
We x country ski the paths all winter after a good snow dump. Although ungroomed, the winter waterfront scenery is glorious.
Marie Curtis gets the right winds for windsurfing and when the winds are right, becomes a mecca for windsurfers. A river runs through Marie Curtis, dividing the park in 2 (there's a pedestrian bridge). The park has boat launch ramps and many people find the river good for fishing. Sam Smith has a yacht club, Humber campus is nearby and there's cricket & rugby played. This park is naturalist oriented, with lots of wetlands and observation posts, so good to keep the dog on a leash unless you want him tearing off into a muddy swamp chasing a duck. Also, the dog catcher likes to wander through threatening off leash dogs with tickets. Its entertaining to avoid him.
Other info: Lake Shore "Avenues" project promises upgrades in infrastructure to recognize the special qualities of this area of town - and offers special incentives to shop keepers to upgrade their properties. Special development deals are going down, with quiet side deals being made to get condo developers to add to the area's infrastructure (much like the butterfly park & etc. further east in the Humber area). Opportunities abound for retailers who want to cut a deal for space in advance of inflated lease prices, and gain access to spendy inhabitants of the condos going up.
Feb. 26, 2008
Pluses: a good place to have a child hood
A great place to... go riding to ski to have the best friand you will ever have
Feb. 23, 2008
Pluses: its a small quite town nothing really happens, maybe once in a while but very few.
Minuses: we have like no buisness maybe like one or two - IT SUCKS-
A great place to... relax
Other info: i dont know any lol- sorry
Feb. 22, 2008
Pluses: i live in pelican rapids and its a really beautiful area the community is friendly summers in sap are the most awesome i hope visitors can come in and see this. we live by a lake and a river so its twice as nice. everyone knows everyone so its very hard to get lost.
Minuses: the only down side to this is that women, there are not plenty of fish swimming in this sea.
A great place to... make friends raise a family and for sure to get some fresh air. do some fishing and camping.
Other info: id like to invite visitors for some thing new. the best time to come is in july when the sapotaweyak cree nation have their annual treaty days cash prizes!!!! thats all i can say.
call the band office at 204 587 2012
Pluses: Community Involvement
A great place to... Raise Children
Feb. 21, 2008
Pluses: My daughter and family have moved there to work.
Minuses: It's a long way from England!
A great place to... Bring up a family
Feb. 19, 2008
Pluses: beautiful land locked lake with not much traffic
I lived there for 18 years of my life and loved every minute of it
Minuses: Not much in the way of restaurants or anything of that nature.
We have a airport on the lake which can be a little noisey at times
A great place to... relax and retire to
Other info: Head Lake is on Highway 503 .Not far from Rama
Feb. 17, 2008
Pluses: The Cloverdale Rodeo and fair which come once a year.
All of the schools in the area are great!
Quiet town, friendly people.
And you just always find something to do no matter what.
Some of the coolest/nicest people you will ever meet.
5 liquor stores, each within a 2 - 6 minute walk from eachother.
Lots of appartment's for sale/rent.
A great place to... hang out if your 14-18.
Other info: Located around 176th street and 60th avenue in surrey.
not the best info but just telling it how i see it
Feb. 13, 2008
Pluses: Ayer's Cliff is a nice town to live in.
Minuses: The town water is not clean and it has not been for years. Alot of people in this village have cancer. I wonder about if the water has something to do with the high number of those who have cancer and the ones who have already died.It is scary and very sad if that is the case.
A great place to... raise a family , once the water is cleaned up.
Other info: Winter Carnival has been brought back and it is wonderful. Kids need the old time entertainment , like I enjoyed when I was a kid(a hundred years ago).
Pluses: What a wonderful place.....love the people and the place.....
A great place to... to have fun.....
Feb. 11, 2008
Pluses: people are friendly and helpful
Minuses: hard to find out information about history
Pluses: you can walk to water from every cabin.
Store and cafe in summer.
Nice camp ground
Minuses: road closed most winters
A great place to... relax and meet freinds
Feb. 10, 2008
Pluses: Proximity of seniors assisted living facilities
A great place to... Retire or not
Other info: Shopping, recreation and medical for seniors
Feb. 8, 2008
Pluses: It's a great place to live. Have surrounding lakes and rivers.
Lots of wildlife. Great fishing and snowmobiling. The people are wonderful , everyone knows one another .
Minuses: Lack retail stores for competition for prices. Cost more to commute to city, vacancies low to rent or buy.
A great place to... to live and enjoy retirement
Feb. 6, 2008
Pluses: Dundas is an absolutely beautiful town and a great place if you enjoy the outdoors
Minuses: I find that being a single parent, you come across many negative attitudes and people tend to push you out of their social circle if they are married and in a better financial circumstance.
I also find that the community centre does not use it's facilities properly. Many other rec centres tend to have more activities to hold the younger populations interest (basketball, Friday fun nights, etc.), whereas Dundas concentrates on outdoor activities like soccer and baseball, as well as hockey. They need to open up the community centre so that children/pre-teens/teens have somewhere to go to gain social skills and develop healthy lifestyles and healthy choices. Far too many young people are bored and become distructive in this town.
A great place to... enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, etc. if that is something you enjoy. It is also a town full of history.
Feb. 5, 2008
Pluses: the view from my home and the quietness of the community
Minuses: no clean water
A great place to... relax
Feb. 3, 2008
Pluses: best kept secret. I guess not anymore. been here 25 years,as close to heaven as you can get, I honestly can't say anymore it all depends what you are expecting from a vacation. Fishing, hiking, scenery, swimming, bird watching. unfortunately it may not last, would like to see quads and all motorized vehicles restricted from the area as the wildlife is abundant and being very dry many native plants will not recover from this type of use. Part of me wants to keep this area from development but unfortunately this is inevitable. So please "Enjoy life's journey,but leave no tracks."
Minuses: May get very bad mosquitoes in July if flooding occurs.
A great place to... get in touch with your real self.
Feb. 2, 2008
Pluses: quiet and clean. good fishing
Minuses: not enough places to eat out
A great place to... live
Feb. 1, 2008
Pluses: A great place to grow up and for raising a family. Prime area for hunting waterfowl. Well kept town with nice people.
A great place to... Raise a family. Go duck hunting.
Jan. 31, 2008
Pluses: Skinner's Restaurant
A great place to... fish at the lock
Jan. 30, 2008
Pluses: It is a great town
Minuses: There isn't much work
A great place to... relax
Other info: Located on the South West Coast
Jan. 29, 2008
Pluses: Great Sunsets
Great Fishing and Hunting
Near the Saskatchewan River
In a valley
Minuses: It is in the middle of no where!
A great place to... relax and reflect
Jan. 28, 2008
Pluses: Everything about it, I love Beechy
A great place to... Is one of the best places to grow up! I would never want to be anywhere else!
Other info: I hope to retire in Beechy one day, I love it and i would never call another place home... I miss it everyday that im away!
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