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originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Canada isn't banning off the grid living as your title suggests.
Planning regulations simply states new house builds need smoke and carbon monoxide detectors...
I dont see a big problem here...
She can buy battery operated ones or if that doesn't meet the rules and regs she can, as someone has pointed out, stick up either a solar panel or a small wind turbine or run a generator.
originally posted by: Aliensun
originally posted by: tothetenthpower
a reply to: Telos
If she wants public services, like fire fighter, ambulance, etc.
Then she needs the proper things, pure and simple.
As somebody else, stated, if you want to live off the grid, fend for yourself.
Taxes on the property and other things pay for what you have mentioned. No connection to the issue.
Who determines what is the "proper" way to live your life?
originally posted by: snowspirit
I guess there are degrees of "off the grid". Any property owner still has to pay taxes, but we don't all have to be hooked up to phone, water, electric, sewer, gas, etc., or even have an address. Post office box will do.
As long as you have acreage.
It's still sort of "off grid"
Taxes are much cheaper without water, sewer, garbage pickup, street lights
Or you can live in a shack in the forest and live completely like a hermit, totally off grid.
Until they find you and force you into some civilization.