I moved from the Tri-cities to Chilliwack in 1991, and moved to Abbotsford and Mission. Living in the Fraser valley to me means less crowds, more nature. However, at the current rate of growth - this is already rapidly disappearing. Growth is putting more pressure on our back country industries like forestry, is taking away ALR (how did Molsons get to build that monstrosity on farm land), mega homes not paying their fair share of property value using farm status loop holes, and favorite natural spacing are just overrun, while everyone grabs Instagram shots.
I feel like I will soon have to more North up country to get back to the quiet community life