We moved from Edmonton last year to Vancouver Island as we wanted a better lifestyle.
I have to admit that the first time we drove through Campbell River we did not think very highly of the city. At that point we decided that we would live in Courtenay and commute to work in Campbell River.
We ended up renting a place in Campbell River while our home in Edmonton was for sale.
Those two months we rented was really the best thing that could have happened as it gave us a chance to discover Campbell River. We fell in love with the city and decided to live here rather than Courtenay. It was not only because of the beautiful scenery, but how much we love the city itself. It has wonderful parks, amenities, shopping, activities, and great people. This is why we decided to invest in this city when we had many other choices.
The people I have spoken to “down at the coffee shop,” all realize that there is a price to pay for the level of services we desire. I like most people do not want to pay more taxes, but the cut to the bone mentality is not only an overly simplistic solution, but completely unrealistic.