I didn't read too much of this thread, but I feel I should enlighten some wisdom as I've fucked up many of times with the whole college thing.
Remember it's called COMMUNITY college for a reason. People in the community benefit the most from it. Being not only out of county, but an international student will mean tuition is usually almost doubled for most CC's. Still usually winds up being a couple grand cheaper per semester.
Also most CC's don't really provide any of the benefits 4 year schools do, being an international student, you will want these. There's no on-campus housing, which means you will need to find your own place independently. Most people that go to a community college go there because it's close to their home, not a whole lot of people move halfway across the country to go to a community college.
Wherever you pick, make sure it's where you want to eventually transfer to. Most CC's offer a 2 year associates program which is pretty much worthless by itself. Usually people go to community for two years and then transfer into a 4 year school. CC's usually offer some type of transfer agreement with 4 year schools in the area, which is a great benefit, and I highly suggest you take advantage of it. That way every class you take at community will be guaranteed to transfer towards a 4 year bachelor's degree.
With all that out of the way, you need to also remember that you're not an US citizen, so you will need a student visa, which aren't that easy to get. You need to plan that shit out and apply like 6 months in advance. Also, with a student visa you're not allowed to work legally in the US unless you can get a work visa as well so you will need to be able to prove that you can financially support yourself while going to school in the country...again...another drawback.
Based off of everything...I'd say going through all that just to go to a mediocre community college in the US is not worth it. Why don't you just stay in the country? It'd be a lot easier for you to go to a CC or cheap school somewhere in B.C., mountains are just as good as the western US if not better.