Winnipeg: Canada's worst city!!!

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#61
Dec 28, 2007
 
I love Winnipeg and wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
It is culturally richer than most cities of similar size and is efficiently run with
friendly services from transportation to police.
And if the city isn't what you want for a few days, Winnipegers have easy access to boundiful lakes and forests without several hours of driving.
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Dec 29, 2007
 

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Ok, I gotta get involved here now....to the people that hate this city so much, LEAVE ! Go live in Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton but you had better bring a tent because that's where you'll be living....the rent is sky high , IF you can find anything and if you are buying, you better be rich cuz the average house price is in excess of $ 400,000 .....I left here when I was 17, moved to BC, lived in Alberta and now I'm back. There are many things about this city that no where else can compare. yeah, there is a lot of work to be done here with downtown etc but it's happening one step at a time. Crime?? it's everywhere my friend. Be thankful for what there is here and how lucky you really do have it here. either that, or go....no one's gonna cry
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#63
Dec 29, 2007
 
"ok I gotta get involved now"

todd you are really scary,

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#64
Dec 29, 2007
 
Hey ""toddmonton" "! how you do explain the fact your name reminds me of another frozen pithole called ->Edmonton<-

Whoops must the weeds,rats,bugs and crime that stirred that thought.

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#65
Dec 29, 2007
 
Morley Wilson wrote:
I love Winnipeg and wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
It is culturally richer than most cities of similar size and is efficiently run with
friendly services from transportation to police.
And if the city isn't what you want for a few days, Winnipegers have easy access to boundiful lakes and forests without several hours of driving.
Morley Wilson
Don't forget the Bugs!!!!! Glad to read you never used the word -> Pleasant
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#66
Dec 30, 2007
 
Darlene wrote:
I've lived in 4 different places and travelled extensively troughout the world, and Winnipeg is a great city in my opinion. I've lived her for 20 yrs.
So I'll give you *20* reasons why I like Winnipeg, though I could easily give you 50!
1)People here are down-to-earth, tolerant and friendly, not snobbish.
2)It is culturally rich (eg. Folklorama is an example).
3)It is a cultured city as well, meaning we support the arts and have The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Rainbow Stage, Shakespeare in the Park, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Fringe Festival, talented authors and singers, etc.etc.
4)You can actually afford to build or buy a house here, or rent a nice apartment!
5)Winnipeg has gorgeous trees, trees and more trees.
6)All of our wonderful parks.
7)Winnipeggers have big hearts. Our charitable giving and volunteer hrs. are very high.
8)We host The World Class Manitoba Marathon each June which brings people together to cheer and support the mentally challenged.
9)Great community spirit.
10)Our football team, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers is very entertaining to watch and has made the playoffs more often than any other CFL team.
11)We have the most beautiful baseball field/facility in Canada and an exciting team in the Goldeyes.
12)Excellent schools and caring teachers.
13)Winnipeg is very close to terrific beaches.
14)Great fishing, camping and cottage country is only a few minutes away.
15)We are right up there when it comes to the most hours of sunshine per year.
16)You can actually get to know people in your neighbourhood, as they are not moving every year or two.
17)The cost of living is more reasonable here than in most cities in Canada.
18)Our sunsets and winter scenery (eg. hoarfrost mornings) are second-to-none IMO.
19)We have many, many vibrant and caring church communities who welcome people and newconmers with open arms.
20)We have a strong base of people with character who worked hard (pioneers, immigrants) to make Winnipeg a strong and resilient community. Many also fought hard in the World Wars. Our city has a proud history.
21)Winnipeg doesn't have the traffic snarls other cities have.
22)We have some of the top medical research going on here.
23)Friends and family are still more important here than getting ahead by trampling over others...
Ooops! I was going to name only 20 reasons. It's hard to stop because there are so many more reasons why I love and appreciate Winnipeg.
Darlene:
Very little you said here makes Winnipeg special. In fact this is a very ordinary place at best. Almost all Canadian cities have great people and spirit. Most cities have real important sports teams (more than the bombers) such as the Flames. Senators, Leafs, Blue Jays etc). You think that Wpg has great parks- it is not a patch on Fish Creek in Calgary, or Stanley Park in Vancouver.
Most cities in Canada have great research interests, better than wpg. Manitoba has never been ranked particularly high for its education or healthcare systems. Winnipeg does have bad traffic in the south end and lots of trains that slow everything up.
Winnipeg is virtually unliveable 30-40% of the year due to the cold weather and wind. It consistently ranks as one of the 3 most dangerous cities in Canada. It is also a tough market to find good jobs, especially if you are a new commer.It has an ugly unproductive downtown. This city will never change.
Look at the recent poll that ranked Calgary #1 and Wpg # 19. This was an unbiased well rounded poll that clearly demonstrated that wpg is a poor place to live, especially for newcommers.
All this city is is Cheap and that partially proves the point. Places are expensive or cheap for a reason.
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#67
Dec 30, 2007
 
Morley Wilson wrote:
I love Winnipeg and wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
It is culturally richer than most cities of similar size and is efficiently run with
friendly services from transportation to police.
And if the city isn't what you want for a few days, Winnipegers have easy access to boundiful lakes and forests without several hours of driving.
Morley Wilson
Morley:

Most cities in canada are cultured even "Redneck" Calgary. Winnipeg lags behind in many services including transportation, education, and health. Lake Winnipeg and Manitoba are worthless as they are muddy and ugly. The Whiteshell and lake of the woods which is quite nice is 2-3 hours away.

Explain Winnipeg being ranked 19th out of 25? It had the worst ranking out of all the larger cities in Canada. Winnipeg is too cold to live almost 40% of the year. It is crime ridden, poor and has no future for young people or new commers.

It is cheap for a reason. I am leaving within the next few months. Even Regina seems better these days.

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#68
Dec 30, 2007
 
Jafo wrote:
I haven't seen any good reasons for not liking Winnipeg. All I've seen are false statements with nothing to back them up. Care to provide some statistical evidence to support these statements? I've lived most of my life in Winnipeg and briefly lived in southwestern Ontario. The latter is most definitely a cultural wasteland.
Look at the recent poll that ranked winnipeg 19th. This was an unbiased well-rounded poll that looked at many factors. It ranked Calgary, Vancouver, toronto at the top.

You should also look at why Wpg is so cheap or why Vancouver or Calgary are so expensive.

Calgary is expensive because of the economy, location, and big business. Winnipeg has a tougher economy, bad climate, and a tough dirty inner city/downtown. To put it mildly, Winnipeg is going nowhere.

This city is a hellhole, pure and simple!!!
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Dec 30, 2007
 

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North America' biggest Hell Holes (No order):

- Detroit
- washington d.c/Baltimore
- Miami
- Buffalo
- St. Louis
- Kansas City
- Albany NY
- Winnipeg
- Regina
- Sudbury

North America's Best Cities:

- Vancouver
- Victoria
- Calgary
- Toronto
- London Ont
- Halifax
- San Francisco
- Denver
- Minneapolis
- San Diego
- Seattle

I have been every where.This is my opinion, I am sure many will disagree

Mike
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#70
Dec 30, 2007
 
Jafo wrote:
I haven't seen any good reasons for not liking Winnipeg. All I've seen are false statements with nothing to back them up. Care to provide some statistical evidence to support these statements? I've lived most of my life in Winnipeg and briefly lived in southwestern Ontario. The latter is most definitely a cultural wasteland.
Look at the winter weather. Look at the Crime rate. Look at the decaying native run down town. Look at the number of good jobs. Look at the hot infested mosquito run summers. I can keep going...

This is Canada's biggest hellhole!!!
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#71
Dec 31, 2007
 
One of the happiest days of my life was in November 1996, when I left Winnipeg after one of the coldest, most miserable winters on record. I lived in Ontario for a year, and Bedford, NS. for two years after that. One of the saddest days of my life was when I had to move back to Winnipeg out of career/family necessity.

Now, I am counting the days/weeks/months/years until I retire so that I can move the heck away from this shitty city to... well, almost anyplace I can think of would be an improvement.
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Jan 2, 2008
 
Stevey G wrote:
One of the happiest days of my life was in November 1996, when I left Winnipeg after one of the coldest, most miserable winters on record. I lived in Ontario for a year, and Bedford, NS. for two years after that. One of the saddest days of my life was when I had to move back to Winnipeg out of career/family necessity.
Now, I am counting the days/weeks/months/years until I retire so that I can move the heck away from this shitty city to... well, almost anyplace I can think of would be an improvement.
This city is Canada's biggest shithole!! I have lived everywhere including Regina. Right now I'd take Regina because at least it has a good economy. Winnipeg is only cheap, that's it!! Look around it is not hard to figure out why.
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There's not much one can do with unhappy people who have negative attitudes and impoverished spirits, except hope they move away and take their toxic selves with them. They rant and rave, complain, complain... but what do they contribute to improve the city where they live?
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Jan 4, 2008
 
Darlene wrote:
There's not much one can do with unhappy people who have negative attitudes and impoverished spirits, except hope they move away and take their toxic selves with them. They rant and rave, complain, complain... but what do they contribute to improve the city where they live?
If everyone who had a problem with Winnipeg moved, this city would be the size of Steinbach.

Many people put up with it here and try and find the positives, but objectively this city really sucks!! Look at the recent poll in the Sun Dec 12 if you haven't seen it. This is the worst bigger city in Canada. It is hard to argue with.
gary

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Jan 5, 2008
 
totally agree with johnny kaz
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I disagree with those who knock Winnipeg. I think they need to go live elsewhere for awhile. It's not just criticizing the bad points that is objectionable; it's the overkill and not recognizing the good points. Negative people are always louder IMO, so that's who we hear from most and those are the ones who will answer the polls.

You can have your drab, grey, spread-out Calgary with its ever-changing population of people coming and going, your West Coast rainy climate in Vancouver. Or go and try to afford retiring in Kelowna, where the mountains block the sunsets and where you have to run to get a pail of water every day if you want to keep a flower growing in summer! In other words, every place has its advantages and disadvantages, including all Canadian cities. If people can't see that, it's their problem, not Winnipeg's IMO.
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#77
Jan 7, 2008
 
What does IMO mean? The unsung part of our country, the less populated north, is very beautiful to live in. Such as the Yukon. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises. And people generally get along better. They have to or they won't survive the harsh climate. Much less crime. Air is cleaner. Water clearer. Sunsets even lovelier than a prairie sunset. And the Aurora Borealis. There is nothing like it.
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Jan 7, 2008
 
Darlene wrote:
I disagree with those who knock Winnipeg. I think they need to go live elsewhere for awhile. It's not just criticizing the bad points that is objectionable; it's the overkill and not recognizing the good points. Negative people are always louder IMO, so that's who we hear from most and those are the ones who will answer the polls.
You can have your drab, grey, spread-out Calgary with its ever-changing population of people coming and going, your West Coast rainy climate in Vancouver. Or go and try to afford retiring in Kelowna, where the mountains block the sunsets and where you have to run to get a pail of water every day if you want to keep a flower growing in summer! In other words, every place has its advantages and disadvantages, including all Canadian cities. If people can't see that, it's their problem, not Winnipeg's IMO.
Darlene:

I am not implying that a city like Calgary is perfect, I am saying that it has more positives and less negatives than Winnipeg. I never said that Winnipeg had nothing going for it. The recent survey in the Sun Confirmed that as a whole Winnipeg is one of Canada's worst cities to live. Every city does have its strengths and weaknesses, but Winnipeg has more of its share of weaknesses that makes it a bad place to live by Canadian standards.

If you put Winnipeg head to head with Calgary in a quality of life survey, Calgary would win easily in a well rounded/equitable study. It beats Winnipeg handily in categories like economy,location (mountains), climate, opportunity,infrasture,Educati on,tourism attractiveness for new commers etc. I could go on and on. Again, I am not saying that there is not one good thing about Wpg, I am saying it is a worse place to live than most. Most of the documentation that you will finds supports this idea.

Everything in this world is relative and is comapred to something else. This is what you need to realize.
Prairie Rose

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Jan 7, 2008
 
What does IMO mean?
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Jan 7, 2008
 
I understand that censorship is alive and well and living in Winnipeg.

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