I have heard and seen a lot of talk recently of how Vancouver has changed so much for the worse, and that, coupled with the staggering costs of living here, is compelling people to, at least think of, other environs. I was at a dinner last night where all present voiced that opinion. One is selling her house and looking elsewhere.
I came upon the article below, and a few lines really jumped out at me. I have bolded the type on those. The one that rang a bell the loudest for me was - They're considering to move here, because their lifestyle has changed so much they don't recognize themselves
Maritimers in Alberta seek jobs back home
(CBC) - An advertising message suggesting homesick Maritimers in Alberta return home has resulted in thousands of inquiries about East Coast jobs.
The message has also attracted the attention of some Albertans who have never been to the Maritimes, something Nadeau didn't expect.
"They're considering to move here, because their lifestyle has changed so much they don't recognize themselves," he said.
The Nova Scotia government is hoping to capitalize on that.
Faced with a shortage of skilled workers and a tightening labour pool, the government has launched a marketing campaign targeting Nova Scotians living in Calgary.
The campaign includes newspaper ads and billboards with slogans like "Buy a home or two" and "Calgary is a nice place to visit."
(exerpted from here)
I expect that they may start advertising here next.
A piece in last night's news talked of how Saskatoon is also advertising for people to come back from Alberta, and some are. One couple sold their place in Calgary and returned. They managed to pay off all of their student and car loans, and have a new house in Saskatoon with no mortgage. They like their life much better now.