the freeze http://kplu.org en 'Seattle Freeze' strikes northern neighbor - Vancouver, B.C. http://kplu.org/post/seattle-freeze-strikes-northern-neighbor-vancouver-bc <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 http://kplu.org 'Seattle Freeze' strikes northern neighbor - Vancouver, B.C.