Why did I move to Cape Breton?

Was it the people? The places? The things to do?

Well, it was love. My wife had found her dream job, and I was self-employed; I could take my business anywhere.

So off we went!

But you know, there is more to it than that; something was pushing me. Perhaps it was the crowded anchorages buzzing with jet-skis when all I wanted was some peace and quiet. I’m sure part of it was the constant and offensive political dialog.

Yes, the insultingly offensive political dialog (if you can call it dialog).

How about the fact that much of the conservative political establishment actually has a religious agenda it wants to push upon me and could care less about good government and solving problems?

I thought there was supposed to be separation between Church and State? And a medical industry that wanted to profit from my illness, not help me get better! Something was pushing me; I could feel it.

So we settled in Halifax for a few years. Enjoyed the city. Made some friends.

Then we discovered Cape Breton.

We had been all over the Province: Shelburne, Lunenburg, the Eastern Shore. Also further afield like the Magdalen Islands and Newfoundland.

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Our Forest Home

Maybe it was the smooth waters of Lennox Passage. Or the Acadian village of Arichat on Isle Madame; something lured us to Cape Breton.

We found some land; built a small home designed by Kent. Voila, un chalet!

Moving To Canada

What does it take to move to Canada? You can start by visiting; Americans can visit Nova Scotia for 6 months a year with only a US passport. My wife applied to immigrate to Canada as a skilled immigrant.
We got a cell phone from Bell, did our banking with PC Financial, and got a home mortgage with HSBC.
We do most of our grocery shopping at the Charles Forest Coop. A weekly trip to Sobey's or Superstore (about 25 minutes away in Port Hawkesbury) covers gourmet and bulk items.

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