Finding a new home 3,000 km away….
By Craig Baird
Pulling into Gull Lake on Thursday, Jason Hall and Faith Witherow were ready to start their new life on the prairies.
Coming from Hanover, Ont., the couple had heard that Gull Lake was a great place to live and Saskatchewan a great place to work.
With the desire to change things up and begin a new chapter, they made the 3,000 kilometre trip across country, with their car packed, to Gull Lake.
Arriving without furniture, or anything else (that all arrives in five to 15 business days), they quickly discovered what a great place Gull Lake is.
“Several people said hi to us as we walked down the street,” Hall said.
Commenting on coming to the prairie from southern Ontario, both Witherow and Hall were very impressed with the landscape.
“It was a long trip but it was a smooth drive apart from a two-hour detour off the TransCanada,” Hall said. “It is really beautiful here in comparison to where we came from. Every angle you look at out here, it is picturesque.”
“It is really beautiful,” Witherow said.
Having heard good things about Gull Lake from friends, they chose to make the big move, after living their entire lives in the Hanover area, without even having jobs here yet. Of course, finding jobs in Gull Lake and the surrounding area is task number one for the couple.
As for their new home, they are very impressed.
“It is so nice,” Hall said. “People greeted us, even just at the grocery store, everyone is so helpful. It is really nice to explore it.”
“It is really peaceful,” Witherow said. “Everyone is so nice.”
Article Compliments of The Gull Lake Advance