Re: RARA-AVIS: Canadian Noir

From: Kerry J. Schooley (
Date: 16 Apr 2007

At 06:13 PM 14/04/2007, you wrote:

>Kelowna is now favoured as a retirement city, due to the normally
>mild weather. It is the fastest growing population in Canada and
>walled and gated communities abound. Old orchards are being ploughed
>up for new residential areas. The lake, many golf courses, winter
>skiing and sports, and more make it a nice place to be, but prices
>are now equal to Vancouver.

Kelowna, in fact the entire Okanagan Valley, is a dessert environment, the fruit crops and orchards there all irrigated with water drawn from the series of mountain-fed rivers and lakes that run through it. This sort of environment was central to a classic of noir, or at least neo-noir (if that's important to you): Chinatown. The sequel dealt with unsuitable land development. Always lots of potential for noir in land development.

>I have a plot set in Kelowna to take advantage of the large
>evangelical population and affinity fraud, which has been and
>remains a problem for local evangelical churches.

Ripping off the righteous. I like it.

Best, Kerry

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