Comment 34694

By NorPri (anonymous) | Posted October 09, 2009 at 16:38:56

I grew up in Thunder Bay, left and returned. And I have to admit, I do find myself wondering "What was I thinking?" at times.

I love Thunder Bay - and would choose it 10x over Toronto, but it does have a lot of problems. The biggest, to my way of thinking, is the lack of jobs and needing to know the RIGHT people to get what few jobs there are.

But if you have a job lined up, Thunder Bay is a great place. People are a lot friendlier than down south. It's beautiful, clean and the summer weather is awesome (read: No humidity). Our winter does last 9 months of the year -but if you like outdoor sports and cuddling in front of a fire, it can be enjoyable.

I think a lot of the people who want to leave TBay just haven't been anywhere else! I've been all over - and there are crappy people, crappy city councils and, well, CRAP everywhere. But being so isolated, people always think the grass will be greener somewhere, anywhere, else. It's not.

I've met a lot of people, especially those at the University, who would LOVE to stay in Thunder Bay if there were jobs. Sadly, they are few and far between. (Housing is really cheap though :0)

I wish that Ben had had a more positive experience. I hope if he ever returns that he meets some people who love TBay and has the opportunity to see it through their eyes.

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