Seattle freeze en 'Seattle Freeze' strikes northern neighbor - Vancouver, B.C. <p>Apparently the social phenomenon known as the &ldquo;freeze&rdquo; &ndash; or social indifference and avoidance of strangers &ndash; extends north of Seattle.</p><p>A new survey of living conditions in our northern neighbor Vancouver, B.C., conducted by the Vancouver Foundation discovered:</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;One in three people living in metropolitan Vancouver say it can be difficult to make friends here. Seventy per cent have never had a neighbour over. And 47 per cent do not trust or do not know if their neighbours trust each other.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:08:21 +0000 Jake Ellison 5333 at 'Seattle Freeze' strikes northern neighbor - Vancouver, B.C. Why is the 'Seattle Freeze' so hard to melt? <p><strong>Is Seattle a great <em>but lonely</em> place to live?</strong></p><p>The city often ranks pretty high on those lists of the best places to move to &ndash; There&rsquo;s the food, the water, the mountains, the music. But once people get here, they find it&rsquo;s pretty tough to make friends. There&rsquo;s even a name for it: The Seattle Freeze.</p><p><strong>We wondered:</strong> When did the freeze set in? And, how can a newcomer ever break through it?<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href=""><strong>Read more on&nbsp;I Wonder Why&nbsp;... ?</strong></a></p><p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 3618 at Why is the 'Seattle Freeze' so hard to melt?