I came across this article in the National Post about Yellowknife and I thought I would share it with you. I agree with the author’s sentiments – Yellowknife does have both sharp edges and warm hearts. As an ER doc a bit of grittyness in the community makes for interesting and diverse work, and I like living in a place with all kinds of different people – various cultures and a mix of rich and poor people living side by side makes for good community I think. I never ever want to live in one of those gated communities for people over 50. (Not that I even could – I’m far too young – so far!) The more our eyes are open to life in other people’s shoes, the more sympathy and understanding we have for different points of view. One of the things I especially love about Yellowknife is how open and tolerant people are to differences and diversity, and how everyone can just show up and dance together.
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How does diversity in your community makes your life better?