BC Life expectancy highest in Canada

There’s a report from last year that shows that British Columbia’s life expectancy is the highest in Canada. There’s another one today that shows that BC men now lead the world in life expectancy, with women outliving men, but coming in 6th in the world.

I could not help but wonder if this is at all related to the fact that BC has more SAR incidents than the rest of Canada combined, or stated another way more than half of the ground SAR incidents in Canada happen in BC.

Is our life expectancy greater because we spend more time outdoors in the backcountry? Do we have more accidents because the are just more people out there? Comments and opinions welcome.

 

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