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rossland/trail/castlegar - the kootenays - for living

Oct. 21, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
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Just stopped in to say, I ❤️️ Red Mtn. Bring on the snow!

Oct. 22, 2016, 8:10 a.m.
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30 trails closed on Seymour. Why would anyone even think twice about moving somewhere else?

rfoubi painted the picture Mark, you only need to hang on for the full pension if your cost of living is high.

Around here, it isn't.

Oct. 31, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
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win!

https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/Single-Family/17161359/726-COPPER-Avenue-North-Greenwood-British-Columbia-V0H1J0

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ~ Seneca

Oct. 31, 2016, 7:54 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 15, 2014

And 10 minutes away in Midway there is actually a trail system next to the Kettle River. You can ride up the mountain and into the US!

Oct. 31, 2016, 7:56 p.m.
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win!

https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/Single-Family/17161359/726-COPPER-Avenue-North-Greenwood-British-Columbia-V0H1J0

There are glorious cinnamon buns to be had in Greenwood. I buy at least 2 every time I pass through.

Dec. 22, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
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So after sitting on my ass for the past 2mths with injuries ,and watching our savings get rapped from the never ending mortgage payments and cost of living expenses , we are looking at leaving the Fraser Valley area .

Lots of my friends are screaming head to Kamloops area , but from looking at goggle maps it,s looks way to desertish to me . I have looked a bit around Golden with goggle and plan to check the area out this summer and hopefully hit the enduro race in that town as well to check out the riding .

Rossland and the likes looks interesting as well .

We are still a year or 2 away from pulling the plug with the daughter just finishing up HS and such . put if we find a area we like and can get the type of land we want ( 5 to 10 acres ) it could happen sooner .

Also any areas out side the Fraser Valley that have similar weather in the winter , as in snow , but not 6mths of snow LOL .

#northsidetrailbuilders

Dec. 22, 2016, 6:12 p.m.
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Also any areas out side the Fraser Valley that have similar weather in the winter , as in snow , but not 6mths of snow LOL .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princeton,_British_Columbia#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osoyoos#Climate

you didn't mention cold.

Dec. 22, 2016, 6:58 p.m.
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there is no such thing as bad weather … just improper kit

Dec. 22, 2016, 7:43 p.m.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princeton,_British_Columbia#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osoyoos#Climate

you didn't mention cold.

never thought of looking on wikipedia for information .

fuck those spots too hot and such in the summer for me , but then again lived on the coast my whole life

#northsidetrailbuilders

Dec. 23, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
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Golden has some pretty sweet riding up on mt 7. bike park up at kicking horse which i havent ridden but heard average reviews. Revy and Rogers pass not far away. Personally I would choose revy over golden but thats just me. Lots of snow though. Great sled accessible terrain a very short drive from town, rogers pass for ski touring.

Dec. 23, 2016, 10:46 a.m.
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never thought of looking on wikipedia for information .

fuck those spots too hot and such in the summer for me , but then again lived on the coast my whole life

Same here

I left Van in my middle 20s for Kelowna and came back 5 yrs later to vangroovy where my scene sucked so it wasn't hard to make the decision to bail for the narth at the age of 39

Best thing I ever did

Dec. 23, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
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Same here

I left Van in my middle 20s for Kelowna and came back 5 yrs later to vangroovy where my scene sucked so it wasn't hard to make the decision to bail for the narth at the age of 39

Best thing I ever did

where are you now ?

#northsidetrailbuilders

Dec. 23, 2016, 3:01 p.m.
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I did 10 yrs in peeg which was a good thing for work and outdoor pursuits

and the last 10 in smithers

Dec. 23, 2016, 7:45 p.m.
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for any one who's worked in education and/or admin there's a decent work opportunity in Nelson…

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake)

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/CEO and the Secretary-Treasurer

https://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/careers?jobid=34333

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ~ Seneca

Dec. 23, 2016, 8:12 p.m.
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one comment i overheard one day while in castlegar resonated. the jist was don't move to a place and start trying to change things so they match what they were back home. sit back and take it all in before spouting off about how locals should act, city council should act, etc…

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