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Here’s how to avoid the Zombie Apocalypse

Marisca discovers the safest place to be if a zombie apocalypse occured

My inbox is constantly flooded with spam and unsolicited emails. Every morning I wake up to tens of emails with strange subject matter, surveys, people promising the latest and greatest and other people want to collaborate on things that are not compatible with my work.

Most of it is generated by bots and I’m not sure how I got on all these lists.

Wikipedia describes email spam or junk mail as unsolicited messages sent in bulk by email. The name comes from a Monty Python sketch in which the name of the canned pork product Spam is ubiquitous, unavoidable, and repetitive. Spam has grown since the early 1990s, and by 2014 was estimated to account for around 90 per cent of total email traffic.

However, the other morning when I was clicking all the junk mail to delete it, one particular email caught my eye. The subject line was: “Can Canada cope with Zombies? The most well-equipped provinces REVEALED.”

Why did this one pique my interest? Maybe I hadn’t had my second cup of coffee yet, but I opened it, and then went down a rabbit hole. I had to know, which part of Canada could handle a zombie apocalypse in 2024? I also wanted to know why someone would try to figure this out. And how?

Research by CasinosHunter analyzed various metrics, including availability of water, population density, army presence, hospitals, availability of weapons and supermarkets, to assess which places in Canada would provide people with the best chance of survival.

Spoiler alert: the study showed living in the Northwest Territories would give people the best chances of survival. British Columbia wasn’t even on the list. Nunavut and Yukon rounded out the top three.

The Northwest Territories won because escaping large cities is only logical as zombies infect people by biting them. This study decided the first important factor in surviving the apocalypse when assessing the safety of a location is population density. The Northwest Territories have one of the lowest population densities of only 0.04 per square kilometre.

This area also has a lot of hospitals per 100,000 of the population. This is important as hospitals will have access to medication and equipment that could help you survive in the event of an outbreak. Nunavut came in second for its access to fresh water and grocery stores. The Yukon was noted for its safety against zombies for having the most gun registrations per 100,000 population.

Of course, this is all a made-up scenario but someone, somewhere, thought about all this, studied it, and made conclusions. And now we are talking about it. So maybe it wasn’t all for nothing.

I suppose if you are actually afraid of zombies, this is important information for you.

Head north.

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Marisca Bakker

About the Author: Marisca Bakker

Marisca was born and raised in Ontario and moved to Smithers almost ten years ago on a one-year contract.
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