Niagara On Fire
Jul 26th, 2020 5:52 am
Jul 26th, 2020 6:01 am
crazy....but makes sense ..... you can get a nice home there for 500k and you have a reasonable drive to toronto plus the falls casino, entertainment, etc
Jul 26th, 2020 6:28 am
Jul 26th, 2020 10:04 am
Jul 26th, 2020 12:08 pm
- massive amounts of ticksTailwind72 wrote: ↑ Things are pretty hopping down here in Niagara. Even with the [Covid] slowdown during the traditionally-busy Spring market time period we're on pace to have our busiest real estate year ever. Niagara-on-the-Lake is only a very small pocket of Niagara and not representative. Niagara offers a lot that comparable, <2 hour drive to downtown Toronto regions do not, and I think the total package is continuously driving people this way from GTA:
- cheap real estate (#1!)
- no traffic: even during rush hour. I can't remember the last time I was in stop-and-go traffic in Niagara.
- warmer winters
- warm water beaches (Lake Erie)
- entertainment: casinos / wineries / U.S. border
- green spaces / quiet country roads
Jul 26th, 2020 12:51 pm
Where's your source on this?
Jul 26th, 2020 1:10 pm
Lyme disease is very underreported in Canada. You still find doctors in Ontario who don't even believe that Lyme is present in Canada. Instead of looking for instance of Lyme, look for instance of black legged ticks.Tailwind72 wrote: ↑ Where's your source on this?
https://www.niagararegion.ca/health/sta ... spx#vector
Given the warmer climate and less harsh winter, I would expect there to be more ticks in Niagara than most of the rest of Ontario, but 8 cases of lyme disease in all of 2019 does not seem to be something to be overly concerned about. There are other more current concerns - moderately deadly - that Niagara is doing well in comparison with, presumably due to low population density.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_ ... stribution
Jul 26th, 2020 1:21 pm
I agree with you that Niagara may have more ticks than some other areas of Ontario, but I don't think, in the big picture, it really matters. As a life-risk factor lyme disease is exceptionally low, particularly in this unusual year re: death by disease. From an overall health perspective I think low density living (re: Covid, other infectious diseases) and cleaner air (re: auto pollution) are orders of magnitude bigger impacts on health risk than regional variation in the chance of contracting lyme disease.
Jul 26th, 2020 1:27 pm
Jul 26th, 2020 7:28 pm
Jul 26th, 2020 7:32 pm
You have no idea what you're talking about. Even in Kitchener I've pulled probably 5 ticks off my dog so far this season and we stick to municipal trails.
Jul 26th, 2020 8:00 pm
Jul 26th, 2020 9:19 pm
Clearly I don't, given that I've experienced ticks, have lived in the Niagara Region for a very long time, and work in healthcare.
Jul 27th, 2020 11:06 am
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