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New Brunswick

Postby carolinedraper » Tue 19 May 2009 16:37

I ask that any one living in NB to feel free giving their general perspective.
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Postby MissApril75 » Tue 28 Jun 2011 23:52

The comments are from a few years ago but you'd think the only jobs going in Moncton were call centre.

What about all the Hotels - at least three big ones added in the last couple of years - the two big hospitals, the University, the two Community Colleges, the several private colleges, the schools, the government offices - Federal and Provincial, the huge retail opportunities (people come to Moncton to shop!).

There's now a Casino and a brand new retail facility under construction. There are IT jobs, social and support work.

CBC and CTV have centres here. The newspaper is based here. There are numerous restaurants - even Mongolian.

There's a 'posh' hotel where the likes of The Stones and Elton John stayed when they played Moncton. I expect U2 will stay there too when they hit Moncton next month. Yes, U2.

Last summer the World Junior track and field was held here - that's just a couple of steps down from the Olympics.

We're not far from a lovely beach, there are cinemas-a-plenty, a couple of theatres.

The airport will fly you throughout Canada and to Newark (for NYC), Mexico, Dom Rep, Cuba, Florida and every now and then direct flights to France and Germany appear. Fredericton has seasonal flights direct to the UK.

There is more than enough here to compensate for the few negatives that every place has.

Property is much cheaper than most other places. The low or no mortgage required can more than make up for lower wages and if you have a bit of money spare, you can buy a rental; the profit of which opens a few more options such as part time work or retiring early.

Ice Hockey is very popular here but we don't have riots. If you like your English footie, the time difference is only 4 hours so the weekend games are usually 8.45 am onwards (enjoy with your brekky) whereas out west kick offs are much much earlier. Much earlier.
That's enough for now. :wink:
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Postby Dave » Wed 29 Jun 2011 00:43

Hi, welcome, and many thanks for this useful snapshot - sounds as if you're having a ball. :-)
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Postby Kay » Wed 29 Jun 2011 06:33

Hi, welcome from me too. Glad to know you like the place where you live. 8-)
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