Oh, my. I'm starting to see why you'd want to get away, Nancy, especially if you've lived there for a while. It sounds like the small town provincialism that happens in isolated places all over the world where outsiders are held in suspicion and everyone has to conform. I'm glad to hear the separatist issue has calmed down. I know almost nothing about the issue but my first thought is that it would hurt both parts of Canada economically if it went though. Not that I know what I'm talking about, really!