Don't move to Clearwater, BC and area


View Poll Results: What is most important to you in a place to live?
Recreation options 1 16.67%
safe housing 3 50.00%
lack of radon/radiation 0 0%
polite, welcoming community members 2 33.33%
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marigold321
#1
Warning about Clearwater!!

My family and I are writing this to advise those wishing to move to BC CANADA on why NOT to relocate to the town of Clearwater and area. We are newer to the community and have lived all over but this place is really not what BC is all about. Property is cheap, the town can be a resume builder, but at a high price.

Why you don't want to live in Clearwater,BC and area:

1. outsiders are not welcome - everybody is cliquey and paranoid about anyone new.
2. wasps - they almost look like bees, but they are aggressive and bite over and over for no reason. They swarm your car and then chase you in droves when you get out, only to sting over and over.
3. mosquitos - a cloud of mosquitos follows you everywhere outdoors between April and October.
4. headaches - a high pressure zone for weather changes, you can expect migraines regularly.
5. radiation - the BC centre for disease control rates it as one of the highest naturally radiated zones in BC, if not Canada. There has been discussion about building a cancer institute/hospital close to Clearwater to deal with all of the leukaemia and brain tumours.
6. snow - buy a 4 x 4 vehicle with lots of clearance and studded tires or forget driving. The roads are not maintained, you live in the mountains and will slide all over the place-some people slide right off cliffs into the Thompson River and drown.
7. recreation (lack of) - we moved here because we like the outdoors. Forget hiking - the trails are not maintained and the wasps will prevent you from getting out of your vehicle. In the winter you better own a snowmobile and a hefty truck to move the thing or there is nothing to do. No dirt bike trails. Largest park in north america with some of the worst access roads and poorly maintained trails - some of the supposed trails don't even have a trail head to find the place.
8. tourism - drives the economy through summer. Don't know why anyone comes here-most people end up disappointed with their holidays! The place falls asleep outside of June through August and even the bakery closes. The campers that go 30km/h one after the other through the park are impossible to pass and make driving frustrating.
9. dental/medical - very spotty coverage. Move somewhere with a better set up if you have a chronic disease.
10. real estate - cheap but you get what you pay for. most properties are dilapidated and if yours isn't, your neighbour's place is.
11. rentals - get ready to live in a mobile home that doesn't stay warm, with pipes that freeze in the winter- who needs water anyway? You can survive without water in the winter, right? This is renting in Clearwater - shabby building codes and no one to reinforce the rules. No one cares!
12. groceries/shopping - prepare to drive 1.5h to Kamloops if you want meat that doesn't smell rotten, fruit that isn't mushy/bruised, a haircut that is even, or clothes that aren't used 3x over from the second hand thrift store. There is no proper shopping in this town.
13. Gasoline- there is something seriously wrong with the gas in this place. Both my vehicles suddenly need fuel filters. Do they dilute the gas with mud?
14. general ignorance- people here aren't educated, it's like they haven't even completed high school basic science classes. many people here haven't been anywhere else and they will argue about things that anyone else in the world who has been somewhere or gone to school would know is untrue. They shoot dogs in their backyards, drown/torture cats, run animals over on the roads without blinking, starve their horses, and generally think that they are right about everything when a basic google search will find the facts and prove them wrong. BUT be careful not to prove them wrong or you will be an outcast for knowing more.


I hope this helps understand why not to move here. We are getting out of here as soon as possible as it is ignorant hickville suffrage living in this place. Go anywhere else in BC!!!!
 
bill barilko
#2
I could have told you that-all of rural Canada is uninhabitable.
 
Cliffy
+5
#3  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilkoView Post

I could have told you that-all of rural Canada is uninhabitable.

I'm happy you feel that way.
 
bill barilko
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

I'm happy you feel that way.

It's not that I feel that way it's something I know for a fact.

An old old friend of mine recently moved back to the city after many years in the hinterlands his health has deteriorated to the point where he can't survive on the shoestring that passes for health care.

Sadly his sojourn in the Cariboo has left his mind atrophied his vocabulary decimated and his prospects dim-there is little hope.
 
petros
#5
That's all normal for BC.
 
Sal
#6
for the poll, I'd say all of the above...
 
petros
+1
#7
If BC was as great as people said more than 1 in 12 Canadians would live there.
Last edited by petros; Apr 22nd, 2014 at 02:29 PM..
 
Twila
+1
#8
1. sounds like most small towns.
The rest also sounds like small rural towns. Grew up in a small town and left when I could. Course I moved to a city that acted as if it was a small town (Victoria)and moved again.
 
Sal
#9
I thought I grew up in a small town but turns out it was cosmopolitan compared to some small towns.

I'd move back in a heartbeat when I retire.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
+1
#10
Clearly this is an assault on Clearwater. Clearly.
 
Sal
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

Clearly this is an assault on Clearwater. Clearly.

sounds like the water is a tad murky though
 
Twila
#12
Sal and RCS, you 2 are just trying to stir things up.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
+1
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Sal and RCS, you 2 are just trying to stir things up.

Sal's the one muddying the issue by stirring up the mud.

I was pretty clear where I stand on the assault on Clearwater. Pretty darn clear.
 
Twila
+2
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

Sal's the one muddying the issue by stirring up the mud.

I was pretty clear where I stand on the assault on Clearwater. Pretty darn clear.


Could you be a little more pacific about how clear you were on Clearwater?
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
+1
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Could you be a little more pacific about how clear you were on Clearwater?

The Pacific is an Ocean there Pumpkin. Clear enough for yuh?
 
Sal
+1
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Sal and RCS, you 2 are just trying to stir things up.

Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

Sal's the one muddying the issue by stirring up the mud.

I was pretty clear where I stand on the assault on Clearwater. Pretty darn clear.

clearly some stirring of the pot is in fact necessary

crystal in fact...we should give it some credence in fact, to revive things...(sorry I couldn't resist)

going to pour some wine now
 
B00Mer
+1
#17
lol highest natural radiation and you wonder why the bugs are pissed off..



When you see this giant mosquito flying over head you know you're in trouble.. it'll suck your blood like a vampire
 
Cliffy
+2
#18
Nakusp: 1500 people; lovin' it. I know a lot of people here, most are my friends. In a small town, you can actually get to know people, unlike impersonal big city urban concentration camps.
 
Sal
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Could you be a little more pacific about how clear you were on Clearwater?

Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

The Pacific is an Ocean there Pumpkin. Clear enough for yuh?

an ocean of possibilities

someone told me long ago, there's a calm before the storm

Creedence Clearwater Revival Have You Ever Seen The Rain - YouTube

 
Retired_Can_Soldier
+1
#20
I have seen the rain coming down on a sunny day in B.C.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Nakusp: 1500 people; lovin' it. I know a lot of people here, most are my friends. In a small town, you can actually get to know people, unlike impersonal big city urban concentration camps.

Why the f u c k would you want to do that?
 
eh1eh
+2
#22
This town qualifies for the reference of 'North Bumblefuc k.' Clearly, as it is 80 miles north of Kamloops.

Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Could you be a little more pacific about how clear you were on Clearwater?

He didn't water it down.
 
Twila
+3
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

This town qualifies for the reference of 'North Bumblefuc k.' Clearly, as it is 80 miles north of Kamloops.

North Bumblefu k. who knew a swear could sound sooo cute.

Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

He didn't water it down.



and nope, he defo didn't water it down. We've become just a stream of puns. Yes, I know, I'm fishing for more.
 
talloola
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Nakusp: 1500 people; lovin' it. I know a lot of people here, most are my friends. In a small town, you can actually get to know people, unlike impersonal big city urban concentration camps.

i like it somewhere in the middle, don't want everyone to know who i am, and if they don't they will
make sure they do.
i like privacy, and i like to reach out when i decide i want to know others, and what others i want
to know.
here in the comox valley, it is quite like that, its still rather small, but not small town like you
are describing, just right for me.

we have driven into real small towns in the past while travelling b.c., and were stared at almost the
whole time.
couldn't wait to get out of those towns.
guess we were obvious, big 4x4 with camper, pulling a boat, fishing gear, a dog, and real hungry, wanting a burger
and a walk around the town.

sometimes struck up a good conversation with locals, but not often.

always made sure we could see our 'stuff' parked on the street, as sometimes
we got the feeling some of it wouldn't be there when we were finished our lunch.
 
eh1eh
+1
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

North Bumblefu k. who knew a swear could sound sooo cute.





and nope, he defo didn't water it down. We've become just a stream of puns. Yes, I know, I'm fishing for more.



I'd like to flood you with puns but I'm all tapped out.
 
Twila
+1
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

I'd like to flood you with puns but I'm all tapped out.

oh, I sea.
 
B00Mer
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

I have seen the rain coming down on a sunny day in B.C.

WOW!! A Sunshower... OMG!!

Seriously, what you were a sunshower virgin till then, or what?

BTW, what's a "Rock Hard Member" someone who spends too much time online doing..
 
QuebecCanadian
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

clearly some stirring of the pot is in fact necessary

crystal in fact...we should give it some credence in fact, to revive things...(sorry I couldn't resist)

going to pour some wine now

Alright, this was the one that got the guffaw!
 
taxslave
+1
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilkoView Post

I could have told you that-all of rural Canada is uninhabitable.

Funny that is exactly how normak people feel about stinking cities.
Clearwater got lucky that a dweeb left town.
 
JLM
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by marigold321View Post

Warning about Clearwater!!

My family and I are writing this to advise those wishing to move to BC CANADA on why NOT to relocate to the town of Clearwater and area. We are newer to the community and have lived all over but this place is really not what BC is all about. Property is cheap, the town can be a resume builder, but at a high price.

Why you don't want to live in Clearwater,BC and area:

1. outsiders are not welcome - everybody is cliquey and paranoid about anyone new.
2. wasps - they almost look like bees, but they are aggressive and bite over and over for no reason. They swarm your car and then chase you in droves when you get out, only to sting over and over.
3. mosquitos - a cloud of mosquitos follows you everywhere outdoors between April and October.
4. headaches - a high pressure zone for weather changes, you can expect migraines regularly.
5. radiation - the BC centre for disease control rates it as one of the highest naturally radiated zones in BC, if not Canada. There has been discussion about building a cancer institute/hospital close to Clearwater to deal with all of the leukaemia and brain tumours.
6. snow - buy a 4 x 4 vehicle with lots of clearance and studded tires or forget driving. The roads are not maintained, you live in the mountains and will slide all over the place-some people slide right off cliffs into the Thompson River and drown.
7. recreation (lack of) - we moved here because we like the outdoors. Forget hiking - the trails are not maintained and the wasps will prevent you from getting out of your vehicle. In the winter you better own a snowmobile and a hefty truck to move the thing or there is nothing to do. No dirt bike trails. Largest park in north america with some of the worst access roads and poorly maintained trails - some of the supposed trails don't even have a trail head to find the place.
8. tourism - drives the economy through summer. Don't know why anyone comes here-most people end up disappointed with their holidays! The place falls asleep outside of June through August and even the bakery closes. The campers that go 30km/h one after the other through the park are impossible to pass and make driving frustrating.
9. dental/medical - very spotty coverage. Move somewhere with a better set up if you have a chronic disease.
10. real estate - cheap but you get what you pay for. most properties are dilapidated and if yours isn't, your neighbour's place is.
11. rentals - get ready to live in a mobile home that doesn't stay warm, with pipes that freeze in the winter- who needs water anyway? You can survive without water in the winter, right? This is renting in Clearwater - shabby building codes and no one to reinforce the rules. No one cares!
12. groceries/shopping - prepare to drive 1.5h to Kamloops if you want meat that doesn't smell rotten, fruit that isn't mushy/bruised, a haircut that is even, or clothes that aren't used 3x over from the second hand thrift store. There is no proper shopping in this town.
13. Gasoline- there is something seriously wrong with the gas in this place. Both my vehicles suddenly need fuel filters. Do they dilute the gas with mud?
14. general ignorance- people here aren't educated, it's like they haven't even completed high school basic science classes. many people here haven't been anywhere else and they will argue about things that anyone else in the world who has been somewhere or gone to school would know is untrue. They shoot dogs in their backyards, drown/torture cats, run animals over on the roads without blinking, starve their horses, and generally think that they are right about everything when a basic google search will find the facts and prove them wrong. BUT be careful not to prove them wrong or you will be an outcast for knowing more.


I hope this helps understand why not to move here. We are getting out of here as soon as possible as it is ignorant hickville suffrage living in this place. Go anywhere else in BC!!!!


Where would you be happy?

Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

If BC was as great as people said more than 1 in 12 Canadians would live there.




They do, it's actually about 1 in 8.5 Canadians. We are over 4 million. - When are you moving back?
 

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