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Re: “Saying farewell to Nova Scotia for a reason

I have lived in Alberta for 2 years and there is no way I would ever consider moving home to work unless they match the Alberta pay rates. I’m 22 years old and a welder, I can work anywhere’s in the world and Nova Scotia would be at the bottom of my list. I plan to eventually move back to Cape Breton, after I retire and that would only be seasonal. Why stay in a place where it is a struggle to get by. There is so much more opportunity out here even for the smallest of jobs.

Every time you turn around down there, there’s someone new leaving for a big job in the Mac, or an office job in the cities of Alberta. I keep getting told by friends to move home work at the ship yards and live in Halifax. My answer to them is not going to happen. I can’t stand Halifax to visit, let alone live. I live in Fort McMurray which according to a lot of people it is fort crack, it’s all crack heads, rig pigs, gold diggers and so on. To be honest I would rather live in this town which has become more family oriented in the past 2 years then I will ever see in Halifax.

Where I work they offer flights to about anywhere on a 14/7 rotation. You always get asked where you’re from when you meet new people at a job, and when I say Cape Breton but live in Fort McMurray I get the look of why would you ever move there when you lived in Cape Breton. Especially when there are flights every 2 weeks back home. My reason is; who or what is left in Nova Scotia, especially Cape Breton? I have more family and friends in Fort McMurray then in Nova Scotia right now.

I don’t know all about politics, I get enough headaches being a woman working with men all the time as it is. From what I read on other people’s posts though it’s a huge problem down there. Those politicians need to realize that their province is dying and they better start doing something about it. I love being able to say I grew up in Cape Breton; it obviously helped me be the person I am today. However, now my life is in Alberta and it will be until my career is done with and my family is raised.

Alberta is the land of opportunity; Nova Scotia is a sinking ship.

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Posted by welderchick145 on 12/16/2013 at 3:53 AM

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