The Okanagan not such a nice place to live?

Downtown Kelowna. Blaine Gaffney/Global News

KELOWNA – How would you like to live in Sudbury? How about Red Deer, Lethbridge, Brandon or Winnipeg?

According to a new ranking, those cities are better places to reside than anywhere in the Okanagan.

MoneySense has released its list of Canadian city rankings based on quality of life.

Out of 209 contenders, Kelowna ranks 84, Salmon Arm is 145, Vernon is 167 and Penticton come in at 186.

To come up with its rankings, MoneySense studies reports from Statistics Canada and other data providers.

It looks at factors ranging from jobs and affordability to weather and develops a profile of the overall health of communities across the country.

Along with the relatively low overall rankings, other oddities in the survey: No Okanagan city made the top ten list of best places to retire and and no BC community made the top ten for good weather.

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The city at the top of this year’s rankings is Boucherville, Quebec, a community of 43,000 across the St. Lawrence River from Montreal.

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