Winnipeg & Brandon Among Canada’s Top 10 Places to Live

April 27, 2009 11:38 AM | News

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Two Manitoba cities have claimed spots on the country’s top 10 places to live. MoneySense magazine released the data Monday based on weather, likelihood of finding a job, crime levels and home prices. Also being taken into account was a ‘buzz factor’ for each city, which looks at recreational, cultural and athletic activities.

Winnipeg ranked 8th and Brandon 10th.

The top destination was where a number of Manitobans end up moving to retire — Victoria, B.C.

    MoneySense's top 10 "Canada's Best Places to Live"

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    Overall         Community
    Rank
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    1.              Victoria
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    2.              Ottawa-Gatineau
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    3.              Kingston, Ont.
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    4.              Burlington, Ont.
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    5.              Vancouver, B.C.
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    6.              Moncton, N.B.
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    7.              Fredericton, N.B.
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    8.              Winnipeg, Man.
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    9.              Peterborough, Ont.
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    10.             Brandon, Man.
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This was the 4th year MoneySense magazine compiled such data.

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