Women have amazing creative energy,” says Berezon, whose local contributions included being a dance teacher, music festival volunteer and founding member of the local choir.“I see it as a responsibility to channel some of my creative energy as a woman into the community.” Where are they? Well, if you take the 2006 provincial census, assume the best and choose only from the “not in a common-law relationship” column, and tally everyone divorced, widowed, separated or never married between the ages of 20 and 49, it appears that northern BC’s single population is 56 percent male, compared with 52 percent province-wide.
Unless you want to hang out at a rodeo.” With only a dial-up connection available at her rural home, an attempt at Internet dating was short-lived. It took five minutes to load one photo of one person.
I thought, ‘This isn’t going to happen.’” Berezon isn’t alone in her quest for love.
There are, according to the last census, roughly 17,180 available women living in northern BC, compared with about 21,665 single men. ” says Karen Berezon, from her new home in the Comox Valley.
It’s a cry that can be heard echoing across the North.
“After 11 years of living in the North I found it challenging and difficult to meet men.