May. 9, 2009
Pluses: It's still small enough to remain a relatively close community.It's beautiful to walk around town, with lovely big trees, nice carvings and decent sidewalks.It's not too far to commute from .It is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of hills, trails, farmlands and rivers. A wonderful place to hike, ski, snowshoe, cycle or walk. There are lots of artists here for that reason and some unique shops and restaurants.
Minuses: Bad urban planning. While the town allows an increase to building new residential develpments it neglects the town infrastructure and public services. While there is Go transit, there is no Go train despite not being very far from Brampton.The Sewage plant is outmoded and cannot keep up with the amount of sewage produced from the town. There is a new median on the main street that seemed to be built without much public consultation because everyone agrees that its an absolute pain. Traffic is continually backed up on Broadway, emergency vehicles cannot reach their destinations because they are constantly blocked on Broadway. No parking in the downtown core or rather not enough. There is also not enough industry in Orangeville to support its local workforce. Most people who live here must commute to Brampton ,Mississauga, Toronto or Newmarket to find jobs.
Most of the industry in Orangeville is retail or service ,not much else. Lack of affordable public housing.
A great place to... Raise small children but once they are teenagers there isn't much for them to do here nor are there jobs for them.
It's a good place for people to retire however they had better be in good shape as it's difficult to find a doctor here and Orangeville is really quite expensive to live in for a small town. It's a good place to hike, jog, cycle or walk.Fishing is also not bad in the surrounding areas. It's a good place for artists to sketch, paint or photograph or write. It's nice for picnics too.
Other info: Orangeville planners really need to get to know the needs of their residents. This area has a lot of promise and they should really decide if its going to turn into just another outcropping of urban sprawl or turn into something really unique that takes advantage of it's landscape and geography. Orangeville has to make itself more userfriendly for it's population.
May. 5, 2009
Pluses: The only advantage we experienced that could even remotely be deemed as "Pluses" were the 3 roads that lead out from Upper Island Cove. Unfortunately the review prior to ours is in fact very accurate.
Minuses: Rude, Unwelcoming, Unfriendly, Nosey, Ignorant, Unkempt, Dirty, and very very uncomfortable feeling. Rumours of |better-than-you" run rampant in the area. Extremely impoverished looking and depressing community. We will NEVER go back and neither will others whom we know who have repeated the same experiences we had.
If anyone from the community reads this, they would be wise to spread the word that they are not perceived as a nice people at all. In fact, Upper Island Cove could be used as a model as to HOW NOT TO CONDUCT oneself when tourist season begins. Perhaps it's no mistake it's nestled by itself because they really don't appear to want anyone other than family driving through.
A great place to... Avoid at all costs!
Other info: A small quaint dirty community. Very distinctive in that they really do think they are better than anyone else. There really is absolutely no need nor reason to even drive to the area unless you are lost and even then, do not expect the locals to be helpful in redirecting you without first giving them your complete family history.
May. 1, 2009
Pluses: Cottrell's Cove is a good place to be during the spring time, especially for people who enjoy ice bergs. The ice bergs are usually close to land from mid May to late June. However there are years when there aren't any ice bergs around.Although ice bergs are really beautiful, they can also be dangerous and people going out in boats to get closer to them for up-close photos should do so very carefully.
Whales can also be seen in the waters just off Cottrell's Cove during spring through to fall. Bald eagles also grace our skies almost anytime during the year.
There are many different species of wild life to get some photos of, moose and black bear to mention a couple.
Apr. 30, 2009
Pluses: Melfort not so small anymore ,melfort is like going back in time ,clean hardworking people , great places to shop ,the extra foods and co-op supermarkets are awesome ,has great small places to dine ,awesome swim center ,has a RCMP station ,great hospital the staff is awesome , thrift store ,subway , DQ , A&W , KFC ,pizza hut , fast food places and has some good sit down dinning ,its easy to get around and the people are friendly , hardware stores ,home hardware and co-op building center are well stocked and great people ,so if you are looking for a good small town with places close buy Melfort is a good choice
Minuses: I do not know of any bad things really as I do not live in melfort but I also do not hear bad things .
A great place to... shop, eat, live, gossip,
Other info: about 2 hours from saskatoon, 25 mins from tisdale easy to get to from any area ,has RCMP ,Hospital, cheapest gas in SK
Apr. 27, 2009
Pluses: Quiet, serene, beautiful, and friendly. A place you could call home.
Minuses: Bugs! Isolation.. 70 kms to Pinefalls. However you can buy milk/bread at Pappa Georges..
A great place to... A good place to reconnect with your soul.
Apr. 22, 2009
Pluses: The greatest country I have ever visited. Your pluses are the great people, the beaches, the clean air, snow, and the just feel at home and never want to leave feeling you get being there.
A great place to... A great place to visit is Gran Pre, roadside grill, and the beaches.
Other info: I met my husband there in Saulnierville. He was the most amazing man that God let live. Kevin Joseph Comeau was my hero and love of my life I lost him on January 15, 2009 and miss him dearly. anyone wanting to have the best vacation go to Saulnierville or any of the small little communities. You will never regret the visit here.
Pluses: you won't get robbed and we have bingo night!!! win 5$!!!
Minuses: only old people live here and canwood is always dead
A great place to... to live in a funeral home or to die or a good place to hide out from the cops since there are never any here
Other info: has like 300 people living in the town great for drifting in the winter
Apr. 20, 2009
Pluses: Parks, paths and streets to walk and enjoy, whether in Town or the conservation forest. Far enough away from the city to view wildlife like rabbits, beaver and deer, but close enough to be anywhere within 30 minutes.
Minuses: The secret of Kleinburg has been spreading way to fast, many people are visiting the Town on the weekend. Lots of wedding pictures and parties.
A great place to... raise a family, run your business, walk your dog and relax.
Mar. 31, 2009
Pluses: beautiful place quiet
Minuses: no school buses
A great place to... raise a family.
Other info: lived there for a few years in the late 60,s early 70 .fun times ,nice people
Pluses: I grew up there. A nice quiet community, which revolved around the Concordia Church, a Lutheran church.
My relatives and I had the most wonderful jam sessions with accordian, mandolin, guitars and piano. I miss that immensely. They are all gone now.
My teenage memories all lie there, and they are good ones. Farm life is the best.
The lakes all have nice sandy beaches.
Minuses: Mosquitoes in the summer!
A great place to... Remember.
Other info: The people are kinder, and there is more time in Sk
Mar. 30, 2009
Pluses: A beautiful, quiet, scenic spot that has the highest tides on earth at its doorstep. This picturesque fishing village is one of the oldest villages in nova Scotia, founded by Champlain in 1606. You can still view the old Acadian Dyke's here. On one side of the village Cape d'Or rises, where yo will find the amazing Dory Rips, on the other side the highest cliffs in Nova Scotia rise to form Cape Chignecto with some of the finest hiking in Canada. Great fresh seafood can be found in the village.
Its a special place to escape to and immerse yourself in the culture of a authentic Maritime fishing village.
Minuses: a small village so not a lot of people, no city nightlife - or maybe those are also pluses!
A great place to... relax, find yourself, hike, sea kayak, beach-comb, take awesome photos, indulge in fantastic food, star gaze, explore
Other info: Situated on the upper Bay of Fundy, 3 hours from Halifax.
Mar. 25, 2009
Pluses: Fun place to visit and good friends live there.
Minuses: Probably the weather but its no different then other places.
A great place to... visit friends and entertain others.
Other info: We have two boats that would like to spend the 4th of July at Sullivan Bay. I am looking for a way to make reservations for two 60' boats. Please respond.
Mar. 24, 2009
Pluses: great scenery great people, great school, great sport teams
Minuses: snow build up in the winter
A great place to... meet new people and grow up
Other info: its sweet in salmo
Mar. 20, 2009
Pluses: Well i have been living in eastmain since i was 12, and i think the best part about eastmain is that its a small community and it can be expandable, with any buisness.
The best sunsets in the world that you could possably ever see in the north sky. going hunting in the bush, if you like to be a peace with yourself. people are friendly and are clam, the elders have the best stories and legands. and the nature is beautiful, lots of animal life.
Minuses: The worst things about living in eastmain, harsh weather, bad education, but u have you're options given to you.
it's small not enough work for people.
A great place to... to relax, come visit eastmain make friends, go hunting in the bush with them, come taste the goose! and the moose, bear and caribou, and any other large game or small game, the elders are the best cooks!
a good place to come and enjoy you're self for a getaway in the north, snowshoing, ice fishing, and more.
Other info: !Eastmain Rocks!
Mar. 19, 2009
Pluses: Cottrell's Cove is a beautiful little community located along the shore of the atlantic ocean. It is a quaint and very quiet place. Life in Cottrell's Cove is like cottage life all year round. There is lots of snow in winter for snowmobile fanatics. Summer is great too many people like to go for boat rides and for a while you can even catch a cod fish or two. It is a beautiful place to visit, and in nearby Fortune Harbour there is a Bed and Breakfast called Gillespie House a great place for visitors to stay. In season you may be lucky enough to buy a meal of fresh lobsters from some of the local fishers. There is a mussel farm in Fortune Harbour also. Anyone who enjoys peace and quiet away from everyday hustle and bustle Cottrell's Cove is a great place.
Minuses: Cottrell's Cove is a fair distance from grocery stores and basically all types of businesses. Also a fair distance from the nearest hospital. There is no gas station in Cottrell's Cove, so for all visitors make sure you fill your gastanks in Botwood.
A great place to... A great place to visit and have a relaxing time and a chat to some of the locals here.
Other info: There is one convenience store in Fortune Harbour, and a Roman Catholic Church. Cottrell's Cove however has four churches, Pentecostal, Salvation Army, United and Seventh Day Adventist. We have one School, Cottrell's Cove Academy, and a volunteer Fire Department.
Mar. 14, 2009
Pluses: My sister & I were in Springhill this past July.I am a long-time Anne Murray fan.The time spent,the friendly,helpful people was a very special. A return trip? Who knows?
Minuses: I cannot think of a minus.
A great place to... spend time,the people are great,just hang out.
Mar. 12, 2009
Pluses: close to all great places to shop eat and see a dentist and doctor
Minuses: full of selfish yuppies, status symbol neighbours, snotty people who want to run you down in cars when you try to cross the street cause they think they are thatmuch more important than you. your income predicts on how well they teach your kid at school....plus they have a APM centre right on ghetto drive
A great place to... lose yourself and become a money hungry horny cougar
Pluses: lovely scenery, quiet location
Minuses: forget about modern technology you are left to deal with dial-up and a three month wait list for cable BASIC at that ,
you are out in the middle of nowheres but at least bobby clows is your closest store
A great place to... retire then die
Mar. 11, 2009
Pluses: My hometown!
Minuses: Don't live there anymore
A great place to... Vacation
Pluses: Brig Bay is one of the many picturesque and peaceful villages sprinkled along the coastline of Newfoundland. Once a thriving community supported by fishery and forestry activities, it is now without any real economic foundation. But it still has a richly hospitable cultural foundation, which is probably of greater vaue than the economic one anyway! Any visitor in Brig Bay will have no trouble finding a friendly face, a comforting voice, or an invitation to "a cup o' tea" in someone's home. And the "cop o' tea," as anyone who has accepted such an invitation knows, would qualify as a full course meal anywhere outside of Newfoundland!
Minuses: Economic deprivation is by far Brig Bay's greatest enemy. The great traditions of earlier times have ground to a halt. Honest work, proudly maintained properties, and family lands fillling with the homes of each new generation were once an unquestioned expectation. Now each generation of youth must leave to find employment, landmark homes fall into disrepair, and family lands remain as lonely empty fields. The people who still live there continue to display the pride of the old days but the population is dwindling. Contemplating such a condition stirs a deep sadness.
A great place to... ...be on a warm summer day with a gentle westerly breeze... A good place to stay away from any day there is even the tiniest hint of northeast wind and rain!!!
Other info: The establishment of Brig Bay as a community is thought to have been started by Louis Garreau, a French fishing captain who based his operations there in the 1800's. The names of some of the families who lived in Brig Bay around Garreau's time were Jackman, Hoddinott, Lawless, Rumbolt, and Sheppard. Families today with connections to some of those pioneers are: Allingham, Cunard, Etheridge, Hoddinott, Samson, Sheppard, and Wells. Ancestral roots for most of these families can be traced to Britian and France.
Mar. 10, 2009
Pluses: Very nice museum that is well done. We visited it when it was first opened . We were with friends and were the 4-7th visitors to sign the guest book.
Minuses: Nothing but pluses.
A great place to... Shop for very nice things that are made there. My wife bought a reall nice knitted coat that she is still wearing and gets lots of compiments on. I will put a picture of her in it if I can on here.
Other info: Lots of history here to soak in. Nice people to visit with. If I can i will put a video of the young man and his brothers dog trying to get in his pick up. Very custe.
Mar. 9, 2009
Pluses: Great place to hike around and enjoy the sandy beaches with the beautiful views. Very friendly people , like the manager of the grocery store that offered us his car keys to travel around town when we asked him if we could leave our camper in the parking lot will we walked around. Never have that happen in the States. Also met Mr. Stricklan who put that great monument up in memory of his parents in honor of all the fisherman. May not have spelled his name right. Would like to know if he is still alive and well. The two park officers were really nice people too. The camp ground was super too.
Minuses: Only minus was that the park officers told us if we were to leave early in the morning , we would be able to see the caribo along the road. Welllll I guess we weren't supose to see any LOL Only 2 moose and we followed one down the road for 2 miles. LOL
A great place to... Good place to go to soak in more of the Newfoundland atmosphere and relax. This was the first of many places we visited in the 5 weeks we spent on the island. We traveled 4700 miles and 100 plus was taking the road to Burgeo and out. And no Caribo LOL Would recommend Burgeo to everyone.
Other info: Go see Burgeo
Pluses: Great historical town. We spent a day going all around and seeing as much as we could. Ran into a guide that told us how to get to the light house and see the puffens. His name was Zackary Bath and later he came out to watch them with us. What a site to see. We enjoyed staying by the light house in our campers that night. have great video of all the things we saw there. Puffens are had to video though. LOL
Minuses: None that I know of.
A great place to... Spend as much time as you can. Wish we could have spent more time there. We spent 5 weeks and traveled 4700 miles on Newfoundland. That wasn't nearly enough. We heard about Newfoundland from people coming off the island while we were on Nova Scotia. That was in 1997 and in 1999 we headed right over there.
Other info: Spend at least 2-3 days at Bonavista if at all possible.
Pluses: We were there in 1999. Mrs. Collins and her daughter waited for about 2-3 hours till we got done having lunch across the lake at the table and then going down and looking over the old mine. She and her daughter were waiting outside the super little museum they have for us to see if we would visit it. Boy, were we surprised at how well it is set up and the many things in it. I believe at the time there were only 13 people living there and one( their daughter was at college. There are many pluses to Tilt Cove. It was a delightful setting to have lunch at. The grave yard at the top of the hill is nice to walk around and see all the people that had been there. We were sorry to hear that Mrs. Collin's relatives graves were disturbed when they put in the road. Well I could go on , but I will stop here.
Minuses: Only one I can think of is the 7 miles of dusty road getting in there, but maybe it is fixed better by now. But it was certain no problem.
A great place to... Sit back and enjoy Life
Other info: I highly recommend Tilt Cove as a place to sped a bit of your life. Ted Smyth in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Mar. 7, 2009
Pluses: Bilingual, friendly, close to both Northumberland Straight and the Bay of Fundy, has nearly all of the amenities of bigger cities.
Minuses: Small city, not graced with very appealing geography, the casueway has destroyed the lower river and damaged the ecosystem.
A great place to... Retire or to work in small business
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