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Old 01-26-2023, 04:20 PM
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Hey Everyone,

I am looking to relocate to a new town in AB or BC with my spouse.

We are hoping to receive some feedback on some good locations.

In terms of wants and needs we do not have too much.
-Schools looking to hire as my spouse is a teacher
-If it is a very small town ideally it would be within a couple hours if a big city for shopping.
-I am looking for a location that has employers who have rotational schedule (4 on 4 off, 7/7 etc)
I am a HD mechanic so should have options.
-Ideally not 8 months of winter but we can wish.
-Cost of living not outrageous
-Not top of the list but a decent hospital would be nice.
-Not a town that is not crashing or relies on one industry to support it
-Closer to hunting and fishing the better but not a priority this time.
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Old 01-26-2023, 05:23 PM
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Hey Everyone,

I am looking to relocate to a new town in AB or BC with my spouse.

We are hoping to receive some feedback on some good locations.

In terms of wants and needs we do not have too much.
-Schools looking to hire as my spouse is a teacher
-If it is a very small town ideally it would be within a couple hours if a big city for shopping.
-I am looking for a location that has employers who have rotational schedule (4 on 4 off, 7/7 etc)
I am a HD mechanic so should have options.
-Ideally not 8 months of winter but we can wish.
-Cost of living not outrageous
-Not top of the list but a decent hospital would be nice.
-Not a town that is not crashing or relies on one industry to support it
-Closer to hunting and fishing the better but not a priority this time.
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Old 01-26-2023, 05:24 PM
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Old 01-26-2023, 05:50 PM
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New spouse, long story
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Old 01-26-2023, 05:52 PM
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Hey Everyone,

I am looking to relocate to a new town in AB or BC with my spouse.

We are hoping to receive some feedback on some good locations.

In terms of wants and needs we do not have too much.
-Schools looking to hire as my spouse is a teacher
-If it is a very small town ideally it would be within a couple hours if a big city for shopping.
-I am looking for a location that has employers who have rotational schedule (4 on 4 off, 7/7 etc)
I am a HD mechanic so should have options.
-Ideally not 8 months of winter but we can wish.
-Cost of living not outrageous
-Not top of the list but a decent hospital would be nice.
-Not a town that is not crashing or relies on one industry to support it
-Closer to hunting and fishing the better but not a priority this time.
I moved from Edmonton to Medicine hat a year ago this past fall. If i had it to do over again I would have started looking for a Doctor 6 months before I moved here, luckily I can still do phone call visits with my Edmonton GP. other than the Dr. situation I love Medicine Hat. 20 minutes to the rifle range, 20 minutes to the trap club, 15 minutes to Costco, and in 30 minutes you can be ice fishing. A nice house is many thousand less than most other cities in Alberta plus there is a satalite town called Redcliffe if you don't want to be in the Big City.......lol
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Ohh and winter happens then a nice chinook blows in and there is green grass on my front lawn again and we did have a lot of snow 3 weeks ago.....FS
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New spouse, long story
We've got time.

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WHAT. Didnít you learn the first time around.
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Old 01-26-2023, 06:43 PM
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WHAT. Didnít you learn the first time around.
Well it took me 14 years of wasted life to learn how toxic my ex was. So found someone who couldn't be more alike and actually is a joy to be around. I have never been happier and she is actually a smokeshow unlike that old battleship I had lurking around.

Infact I proposed today via helicopter trip to the top of a mountain.
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None of our business troutbug. You donít have to explain a thing.
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Inquiring minds lol
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Old 01-26-2023, 06:57 PM
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WTG troutbug.
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Old 01-26-2023, 07:11 PM
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Good to hear Trout. I'm still with the old hide 38 years later but she's growing on me.
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Old 01-26-2023, 07:13 PM
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Wait, you mean no one else picked up on the "my friend" is looking for divorce advice thread?
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Old 01-26-2023, 07:19 PM
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If we're all being judgemental based upon past threads, I will say the lack of concern for geographic proximity to the kids is a bit puzzling.

Jerk a-hole comment aside, maybe check out Cochrane if it's in your budget? Get a FIFO job out of Calgary, close to the big city but still all the amenities right there, schools for the spouse, close to the mountaisn, etc.
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If we're all being judgemental based upon past threads, I will say the lack of concern for geographic proximity to the kids is a bit puzzling.

Jerk a-hole comment aside, maybe check out Cochrane if it's in your budget? Get a FIFO job out of Calgary, close to the big city but still all the amenities right there, schools for the spouse, close to the mountaisn, etc.
Thanks for the help from those who have tried.

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Old 01-26-2023, 08:14 PM
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New spouse, long story
that sth didn't take long............you a slow learner?

never mind tb, on reading further, i see you're already getting a ribbing from all angles.
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Crowsnest Pass. Sparwood is always looking for HD mechanics.
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Old 01-26-2023, 08:18 PM
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Smithers B.C
A hidden gem of BC.

My personal favorite part of the province.
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Old 01-26-2023, 08:25 PM
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Smithers is a pretty nice spot all right.
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Medicine Hat:
Iron horse is always looking for good hands, there are a couple more oilfield outfits here as well. Farm machinery places all seem to need mechanics especially, with spring just around the corner. Not as good of pay? as the patch but your home every night.
Probably the cheapest utilities in Alberta, and as Faststel said housing prices are reasonable. 330+ days of sunshine, 3 hours from Calgary, 3 hours from Lethbridge. 1.5 hours from shopping in Montana, Hot springs, 1 hour east and about 4 hours to the Rocky Mountains. Fishing, hunting, varmints all within an hour of the city. Little to no serious crime. Also the green house capital of Canada. UMMMM fresh, cheap veggies.

What is not to like?
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As I live in Smithers I would agree it fits some of your criteria. Wife's Job will be relatively easy but you are looking at mining camp rotations. There are a couple HD shops in town but not the schedule you are looking for. Shopping is ok locally for grocery and regular things but Costco is 4hr to PG or 2hrs to Walmart in terrace. Gun range is off your back deck. Elk are starting to be a problem and I will extend an invitation for some of my pet bears, bears are like coyote numbers here. Huston, vanderhoof or south of PG could be considered as well.
Winter is 5 to 6 months with way more snow than AB but much milder and 0 wind


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Trout bug, you are a wild man. Holy moly frijole, you are a wild man.
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Ya she will get you a condo in the city

To the OP Goode luck on your quest for the perfect place, youíll know when you find it like we did
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Well it took me 14 years of wasted life to learn how toxic my ex was. So found someone who couldn't be more alike and actually is a joy to be around. I have never been happier and she is actually a smokeshow unlike that old battleship I had lurking around.

Infact I proposed today via helicopter trip to the top of a mountain.
Ohhh boy, best of luck

A fella I know said to me the key to life is to minimize ex wifeís, no mortgage, no problems....he also said some are hard learners...he I said now part of a so called group that have friends and when available enjoy each otherís company but no long hauls.

Total derail.
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Well it took me 14 years of wasted life to learn how toxic my ex was. So found someone who couldn't be more alike and actually is a joy to be around. I have never been happier and she is actually a smokeshow unlike that old battleship I had lurking around.

Infact I proposed today via helicopter trip to the top of a mountain.
You had her in a helicopter above a mountain? Are you sure she was sincere when she said yes? Might of been afraid to decline due to the situation she was in when you proposed.....

You know how it goes here...pictures or it didn't happen.



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10 years ago I would have suggested a nice parcel of land just outside Kimberley. Warmer side of the mountains, great fishing and hunting and not too far from Cranbrook for shopping, etc.

But now...the hipsters look to have moved in and taken over. Last time I was cruising around the Platzl, I think I counted three beard care/natural deodorant/aroma therapy shops...

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