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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:21 am
 


Title: Fort McMurray neighbourhood trying to convince municipality to buy them out
Category: Provincial Politics
Posted By: DrCaleb
Date: 2020-08-28 08:16:11
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:21 am
 


You wanted to live along the river . . .


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:30 am
 


DrCaleb wrote:
You wanted to live along the river . . .


Exactly. Don't do your research or choose to ignore mother natures proclivities and you pay the price. It's like the low bank waterfront homeowners who complain about erosion and demand that the Fed's or Province pay to remediate their properties from storm damage.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:36 am
 


Freakinoldguy wrote:
DrCaleb wrote:
You wanted to live along the river . . .


Exactly. Don't do your research or choose to ignore mother natures proclivities and you pay the price. It's like the low bank waterfront homeowners who complain about erosion and demand that the Fed's or Province pay to remediate their properties from storm damage.


Anyone who has lived in Fort Mac over a spring knows that all 3 rivers converge there, and often will ice dam and back up into the city.

Most of the city is on hilltops, but the downtown area sits at the convergence of these three rivers. Floods happen annually, its only a matter of degree.

If you want to build your home on a flood plain, don't ask me to cover your costs.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:08 am
 


DrCaleb wrote:
Freakinoldguy wrote:
DrCaleb wrote:
You wanted to live along the river . . .


Exactly. Don't do your research or choose to ignore mother natures proclivities and you pay the price. It's like the low bank waterfront homeowners who complain about erosion and demand that the Fed's or Province pay to remediate their properties from storm damage.


Anyone who has lived in Fort Mac over a spring knows that all 3 rivers converge there, and often will ice dam and back up into the city.

Most of the city is on hilltops, but the downtown area sits at the convergence of these three rivers. Floods happen annually, its only a matter of degree.

If you want to build your home on a flood plain, don't ask me to cover your costs.


I was thinking of buying a house in Grand Forks BC. I found one that was beautiful, under priced and fully renovated with a fantastic view. Then I saw the view from the front window. You were literally across the road from one of the 2 rivers that converge on the city.

That fact, the cheap price for the home and the recent "total renovation" were giant alarm bells so we immediately passed on it and decided to stay in the earthquake zone since there was less chance of that happening than of Grand Forks flooding and taking out that house. ROTFL


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Freakinoldguy wrote:
That fact, the cheap price for the home and the recent "total renovation" were giant alarm bells so we immediately passed on it and decided to stay in the earthquake zone since there was less chance of that happening than of Grand Forks flooding and taking out that house. ROTFL


Last time I was in Castlegar, you could buy a house and put it on a credit card. 8O

But the place to get a summer home right now is Japan. Some southern islands are down 80% in population as the young ones move to the cities. Some small towns are completely abandoned, and you can get property for just the back taxes.


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