Fort St. John drops on the "Best Places to Live in Canada" list

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By Adam Reaburn

Fort St. John continues to drop on the annual MoneySense magazine ranking of the best places to live in Canada.

In 2009, Fort St. John was ranked at number 34, this year, MoneySense says this community is number 78 in the country.

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The annual survey ranks 179 Canadian cities, based on analysis of two dozen different indicators, from weather and crime rates, to home prices, tax rates and cultural and recreation factors.

The BC capital moved up one spot, in 2009, to the top of the list, changing places with the number one city, in 2008, Ottawa-Gatineau.

The BC capital drop from number one in spot in 2009 to number 8 in 2010. The top city in the country is Ottawa-Gatineau, followed by Kingston, Burlington Fredericton and Moncton.

Locally Dawson Creek is ranked in 90th place, dropping from 24th spot in 2009. Grande Prairie took a big hit this year coming in at 113 on the list.

For more detailed information you can download the attached spreadsheet.  You can also visit MoneySense 

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