The Best Place to Live Blog

The Best Place to Live Blog is an easy way for my regular visitors to get the latest updates for my Web site, which describes Canada. Here you'll find all my latest pages and pages that have been updated or changed, as well as interesting news articles about Canada.

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Mar 05, 2014

Abbotsford, British Columbia: the City in the Country

Abbotsford, a wonderful city in the panoramic Fraser Valley in British Columbia, is growing rapidly and is projecting a promising future for its residents.

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Feb 25, 2014

The Magnificent Trumpeter Swan; Largest Bird

The Trumpeter Swan has come a long way. From almost going extinct to a nice comeback, they are found mostly in the western parts of Canada and parts of the USA.

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Feb 25, 2014

Swan Pictures and Videos

Enjoy a collection of swan pictures and videos and relax in a world of beauty and grace...

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Jan 30, 2014

Update about my life in Abbotsford

Thanks to a curious visitor who drops by once in a while on my Abbotsford update page to check in on me, I get a chance to review the past years as I try to find a way to get back to a normal life with my husband here. My update is in the comment section.

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May 08, 2013

Canada’s Top Shopping Hotspots

A day of shopping should be more than tracking down the odd good store; it should be an all-round great experience. From one of the biggest malls in the

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Mar 20, 2013

Canada is the best country ever!

It is such a nice country, the people and environment are just admirable. I love Canada. It is such a peaceful country, people are so friendly, the weather

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Jan 07, 2013

After 4 months in Abbotsford...

January 18, 2012 More than 4 months have passed since I moved to Abbotsford, and I'm still jobless, and my husband is still in Saskatoon. He came to visit

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Nov 01, 2012

Canadian Politics

So my Canadian friend says it's great being Canadian. And I say that's because politicians there can admit to smoking drugs and more people will vote for

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Oct 20, 2012

My Vision Board and the Laws of Attraction

This is my vision board page, where I journal about the steps leading up to my dream of living in British Columbia. Here I test the Laws of Attraction.

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Oct 18, 2012

The Future of Abbotsford

The city of Abbotsford is planning an exciting new area surrounding the University of Abbotsford. The following link opens a document which lays out a long-term (30 years) vision for the ‘U District’.

Excerpt:"Home to the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), one of the fastest growing universities in the Lower Mainland, and the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC), the U District offers over 165 acres of new development properties located adjacent to Highway 1 and 2 kilometers from Abbotsford’s Historic Downtown.

The U District vision offers residential, commercial and applied research investment opportunities and works to support the long-term growth and diversification of UFV, through shaping new development to take advantage of this strategic location and result in a vibrant, green and transit-oriented community."

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Oct 18, 2012

Famous Canadians

Here is a handy list of famous Canadians in this infograph.

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Oct 18, 2012

Kids Love Canada Too!

Another feather in Canada's cap: in the recent HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2012, Canada ranked first among the nine nations considered in the "raising children abroad" category, competing against such countries as the Netherlands, the USA and Saudi Arabia. A whopping 97 per cent of expat children are "enjoying their lives" in Canada, noted their parents.

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Sep 28, 2012

Canadian Animals; Wildlife and Marine Life in Canada

Canadian animals are found in abundance in the Canadian wilderness, and there is a wealth of sealife here as well. Animal lovers can have the time of their life in this part of the world.

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Sep 25, 2012

Canadian Souvenirs

Find all your Canadian souvenirs and memorabilia here.

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Jul 02, 2012

More Canadians Willing To Show Off Maple Leaf

Deborah Morrison, president of Canada's History Society, says there are many reasons why Canadians seem to love the leaf more than ever.

"It's recognized around the world. It's very distinctive. It's very simple. It's very clear, and it's got a long history," she said in an interview from Winnipeg.

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