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Old 03-15-2011, 10:25 AM
 
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I'm considering moving to Thunder Bay and was wondering if anyone could tell me more about the city. I know it has cold, long winters, which I consider a plus, so that doesn't need to be mentioned. What's the crime like? Are jobs hard to come by? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:38 AM
 
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Thunder Bay - what's it like in general?
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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Visiting Thunder Bay, Ontario
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:31 AM
 
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I've read both of those. The first one didn't really give much insight, and while city sites can be informative, they don't really paint an accurate picture since they're concerned about making their city look good instead of how life there actually is. Nonetheless, thanks for the help so far.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:57 AM
 
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Unless you have a decent paying job already lined up, Thunday Bay would be a poor choice to start a new chapter in your life. Like the other thread mentioned, it's a lonely, isolated, economically depressed city where alcohol addiction runs rampant (hmmm, I wonder why???).

Sure, the cost of renting an apartment may be low, but if you can't get a decent paying job, what's the point?
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:05 AM
 
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Personally, I don't mind being isolated. As for a decent paying job, I'm wanting to go to college in the fall, so I'm not expecting one, and neither is my girlfriend who works in the childcare industry which isn't good paying to begin with. Speaking of which, are childcare jobs, such as early childhood/daycare teachers job hard to come buy?
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:23 AM
 
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"are childcare jobs, such as early childhood/daycare teachers job hard to come buy?"

In a reputable daycare, yes.....
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:04 AM
 
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What about in North Bay?
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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I live in Thunder Bay and it's not as bad as people say.

For the job debate, I graduate from uni (accounting) and found a job 40k/yr starting. My gf is a PSW and she makes over 40 starting. We are 24 years old. Obviosuly those are not high salaries as in Toronto but in Toronto we would make MAYBE 50k a yr for the same jobs. the cost of living would be almost double what we pay now if we lived down there. You can live a good life in Tbay with 80-100k family income.


For the alcohol debate, yes its bad. Only because there is nothing to do here unless you snow mobile, play hockey, go fishing etc. It's too cold in the winter to do anything so on a friday/saturday night, people go to the bars.

Also if you want to move here, don't live anywhere in Westfort, Simpson street area or near cumberland. Lots of Natives live there and (not to sound racist) they are not people you want to live by. Lets just say they have a hard life.
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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I live in Thunder Bay and it's not as bad as people say.

For the job debate, I graduate from uni (accounting) and found a job 40k/yr starting. My gf is a PSW and she makes over 40 starting. We are 24 years old. Obviosuly those are not high salaries as in Toronto but in Toronto we would make MAYBE 50k a yr for the same jobs. the cost of living would be almost double what we pay now if we lived down there. You can live a good life in Tbay with 80-100k family income.


For the alcohol debate, yes its bad. Only because there is nothing to do here unless you snow mobile, play hockey, go fishing etc. It's too cold in the winter to do anything so on a friday/saturday night, people go to the bars.

Also if you want to move here, don't live anywhere in Westfort, Simpson street area or near cumberland. Lots of Natives live there and (not to sound racist) they are not people you want to live by. Lets just say they have a hard life.
What parts of Thunder Bay would you recommoned? Also, I know the crime rate is high, but is there a lot of random crime, or if you mind your own business then you're fine sort of thing?
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