The mayor isn’t putting much stock into the latest MoneySense report that has Grande Prairie 237th on its list of Canada’s Best Places to Live.
Bill Given says the results are not accurate.
“If you look at only the communities that were included on the list last year the City of Grande Prairie would have improved our position by about 50 places, but because they have included so many more communities this year, it appears as though we have lost our ranking and that is actually not the case.”
He adds the report is not reflective of the community.
“Over Grande Prairie’s history it is a community that has continued to grow, people continue to move here and certainly we have our ups and downs with the economy, but even accounting for those Grande Prairie continues to grow which tells me it is a community of choice for many different reasons.”
There are 417 communities in the ranking with the County of Grande Prairie coming in at 307.
The MoneySense ranking took into account a number of factors including economy, incomes, taxes, transit, crime and weather.