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Richmond ranked 100th best place to live in Canada

Richmond ranked fifth for new cars and seventh for low crime, but 184th for affordable housing and 154th for walking/biking to work. - file photo
Richmond ranked fifth for new cars and seventh for low crime, but 184th for affordable housing and 154th for walking/biking to work.
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Richmond is the 100th best place to live in Canada, according to MoneySense magazine's annual survey of Canadian cities.

Richmond ranked fifth for new cars and seventh for low crime, but 184th for affordable housing and 154th for walking/biking to work.

Vancouver was 56th. New Glasgow, Nova Scotia was at the bottom of the rankings in 190th place.

Ottawa was tops. Rounding out the top 10 were Burlington, Ont., Kingston, Halifax, Regina, Brandon, Fredericton Edmonton, Red Deer and Winnipeg. Clearly mosquitoes were not factored in.

Richmond was ranked 92nd for household income, 132nd for discretionary income, 28th for population growth, 60th for doctors, 90th for weather, 121st for the jobless rate and 35th for culture.

Saanich had the top B.C. ranking in 15th place.

The magazine's annual Best Places to Live feature compiles "municipal data and information from Statistic Canada and other sources." For more on the survey, see www.moneysense.ca.

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