Dating for nonsmokers
His hometown, Hudson's Hope, is a cold, isolated place not far from the starting point of the Alaska Highway.
"He's always watching his environment to apply it to the site," says Kanciar.
"If you don't have English, you can't do anything." Frind eventually adjusted, but his was a lonely childhood. When his parents want to see him, they make the 14-hour drive southward.
After graduating from a technical school in 1999 with a two-year degree in computer programming, Frind got a job with an online shopping mall. "It'd start with 30 people, then five months later, there'd be five.
When I ask him to talk about what he does with the 23 hours a day in which he doesn't work, Frind struggles to answer and then looks helplessly at Kanciar.
She offers a few suggestions -- video games, ski trips, walks -- then tries to focus his energies.
t 10 o'clock in the morning, Markus Frind leaves his apartment and heads to work. The problem is that he is still getting used to the idea of a commute that involves traveling farther than the distance between the living room and the bedroom.