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Breaking up with Vancouver: A dramatic reading

Frustrated with the price of housing, cost of living, and allegedly substandard dating scene, a woman writes an open letter "breaking up" with Vancouver.
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This week a woman broke up with Vancouver.

Jennifer Fox, a social media co-ordinator with the group Generation Squeeze, is moving to Halifax.

But before leaving, she wrote a "Dear John" letter to the city, citing the rapidly rising price of housing, the high cost of living, and the cold, isolated social scene. Her break-up with Vancouver spread through social media, similar to other tales of Vancouver woe, such as I Love Vancouver But it Doesn't Love Me and I'm Living the Vancouver Dream By Moving Away.

After Jennifer's letter spread around, a group of local bloggers started their own campaign called Vancouver I Stay, urging people to give Vancouver a second chance, and stay in the city.

Click the button above to hear Jennifer read her letter, and from two of the bloggers behind Vancouver I Stay. 

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