Hugh: Here’s where St. John’s ranks among Canadian cities most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse
Written by Hugh Campbell on March 20, 2023
Zombies have certainly been a hot topic lately. Much of the attention probably has to do with HBO’s hit show The Last Of Us, which is incredible, by the way. With zombies on the mind, one website decided to rank 35 Canadian cities based on how well they’d survive a zombie apocalypse. To quantify how well each place would do, every metropolitan area was given scores based on five factors: Vulnerability, Hideouts, Supplies, Safety, and Mobility. Based on that criteria, the top five cities in Canada to weather a horde of zombies are Edmonton, Saskatoon, Guelph, Calgary, and Regina – in that order. Out of all the cities considered, the lone inclusion from Newfoundland and Labrador did not do well. St. John’s came in 23rd out of 35. Our provincial capital did score well in Vulnerability (8.35/10), likely due to a relatively low population density, but scored lower than 5 in every other category. The city’s lowest score was for supplies, probably because we’re on an island, rely heavily on items being shipped in, and do not have a wide range of crops that grow here.