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Old 12-13-2016, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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Saskatoon, Calgary and Winnipeg are among the best places to live in Canada

All three of the top cities on the list scored an ‘A’ rating, with Saskatoon holding a top grade in life satisfaction.

Calgary got second place in the life satisfaction and health lifestyle categories.

Montreal performed the poorest out of all the rankings, scoring no higher than eighth in any of the categories.

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Old 12-13-2016, 08:10 AM
 
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Saskatoon, Calgary and Winnipeg are among the best places to live in Canada

All three of the top cities on the list scored an ‘A’ rating, with Saskatoon holding a top grade in life satisfaction.

Calgary got second place in the life satisfaction and health lifestyle categories.

Montreal performed the poorest out of all the rankings, scoring no higher than eighth in any of the categories.

The full list (including graph)


Even being in last place in a list of ten Canadian cities might not be a bad place to live.
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Old 12-13-2016, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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That's interesting. Calgary I get but I would never have thought of Saskatoon and Winnipeg (and also Regina, which I guess was not studied) as "healthy living" hotspots.
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Old 12-13-2016, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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What are the exact scores? In other words, what the point spread between these cities? My guess it's probably pretty small and since involves peoples emotions ( life satisfaction ) is constantly moving.
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Old 12-13-2016, 10:41 AM
 
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Saskatoon, Calgary and Winnipeg are among the best places to live in Canada

All three of the top cities on the list scored an ‘A’ rating, with Saskatoon holding a top grade in life satisfaction.

Calgary got second place in the life satisfaction and health lifestyle categories.

Montreal performed the poorest out of all the rankings, scoring no higher than eighth in any of the categories.

The full list (including graph)

....problem is...who really wants to live there? That is the issue....
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Old 12-13-2016, 02:48 PM
 
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I'm glad to hear people in Saskatoon, Calgary and Winnipeg are satisfied with their lives.
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Old 12-13-2016, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Canada
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People massively underestimate the happiness of people around them.

There was a 40-country survey this fall on the subject on perception versus reality. One of the questions was about happiness. Survey responders in Canada thought that only 60% of Canadians were very happy or rather happy. Yet 87% of them reported being very happy or rather happy themselves.

Perils of Perception | Slides (See slide 8)

( There were a lot of other interesting results in the survey. I was particularly struck by the differences between the U.S. and Canada. )
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Old 12-14-2016, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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....problem is...who really wants to live there? That is the issue....
I visited Winnipeg once. It was a bit too much of a ghost town for me. Couple that with being in the middle of nowhere, and I just can't imagine lots of people wanting to live there. Saskatoon can only be worse.
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Old 12-14-2016, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I think the survey dealt more with the health of residents than which city is actually best to live in, or that's the way I read it at least. I have a hard time believing Winnipeg and Saskatoon would be the best cities in Canada to live in, especially this time of year. Winnipeg makes Montreal seem tropical at times.
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Old 12-14-2016, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I visited Winnipeg once. It was a bit too much of a ghost town for me. Couple that with being in the middle of nowhere, and I just can't imagine lots of people wanting to live there. Saskatoon can only be worse.
I used to go to Winnipeg almost every week when I worked on VIA Rail many years ago. In summer, it's can be quite lovely, but ya, I don't think I would ever want to live there.

As for Saskatoon, it's quite pretty in parts....summer again.

Reminds me of a joke we used to tell on the trains. It's better said aloud.

Two old ladies visiting from the US on a cross Canada train trip, step off the train while it makes a short stop.
Not knowing where they were, they saw a man sitting on a bench and decided to ask him.
" Excuse me sir, can you please tell us where we are? "

" Saskatoon, Saskatchewan " he replied.

One lady turned to her friend and remarked, " I guess they don't speak English here " .
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