Terrace rated as bad place to live

  • Mar. 31, 2011 8:00 a.m.

A NEW list of the best places to live in Canada puts Terrace higher than last year but still ranked extremely low.

Money Sense magazine recently released its sixth annual list, which ranks 180 cities with populations of more than 10,000 and put Terrace at 164.

That’s up slightly from last year’s rank of 170 out of 179 cities.

Magazine staffers rated cities on a number of things such as home affordability, climate, prosperity, crime rates, access to health care and lifestyle, with subcategories in each area.

Each city received points for these factors, which were totalled for a city’s rank.

On its website, the magazine stated “A community need not be perfect in every category. Being above average in all categories is enough to crack the top 10.

“Having excellent health-care options and a low unemployment rate will certainly help a city’s chances, but these are cancelled out if it’s too dangerous to walk the streets at night and the air quality is terrible.

Consistency is key.”

Other northern BC cities to make the list include Dawson Creek at #103, Fort St. John #111, Prince George #134, Prince Rupert #163, Quesnel at #176 and Williams Lake coming in at 177th place.

The top BC city is Victoria at #2, which followed the number one city for the second year in a row: Ottawa-Gatineau.

The complete list can be seen at the Money Sense website, which lists the Top 10 Best Cities, the worst cities, and other details such as scores for each city in each category plus the methodology used to rank cities and towns.

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