Local people most welcoming

New 108 Mile Ranch residents thankful after relocation

To the editor:

My family and I are recent residents to the 108 Mile Ranch and we moved here to retire after visiting friends here.

For over 50 years and nearly 40 for my wife, we lived in Yellowknife and grew up within a great community filled with close friends and family.

Slowly but surely, Yellowknife grew into a city and all that comes with that. We found we still had the close friends but no longer had the small-town amenities we used to enjoying.

In addition to that, months of darkness and -30 to -40 C was taking a toll on our enjoyment of outdoors. Just starting the car was becoming more like work.

The final straw so to speak was the cost associated with living in -40 C. It is a tough pill to swallow year in and year out.

We visited 100 Mile House area in 2014 and again this past July, and after an extensive tour of British Columbia, decided this was the area we wanted to settle in.

We made the move on Nov. 1, 2015 after putting in an accepted offer on a house in 108 Mile Ranch.

We could not be happier with the house, the price, the realtor, the weather and the views. The topping, however, has been the people, and the level of service and acceptance we have received in the community.

All of our neighbors have been the most welcoming people we have found anywhere and they all immediately made us feel part of our little community.

The shop keepers and stores have all provided us with the best service found in any town or city.

From the day we arrived, we’ve had nothing but a positive experience and have never been made to feel more welcome.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the people of 100 Mile House, 108 Mile Ranch and surrounding area for making us feel so welcome in the special little piece of heaven.

David Radcliffe

Sandy Lee

108 Mile Ranch

100 Mile House Free Press