• 2014 Dream Employer February 12, 2015By Christina Turton Insights West, Miles Employment Group and the Vancouver Board of Trade partnered together for a second consecutive year to find out whom British Columbians consider to be the Dream Employers in the province and why. Insights West surveyed over 3,300 British Columbians to understand how current employers in ...
  • Vancouver taxi riders take issue with safety, technology January 30, 2015By Mario Canseco, Vancouver Sun During the holiday season, Vancouverites require taxis more than at any other time of the year. We have holiday parties to get to, relatives and friends to visit, and a need to get to places quickly and easily. When the celebrations go well into the night, ...
  • How British Columbians View The Year Ahead January 26, 2015BCBusiness According to the Chinese zodiac, 2015 is the year of the dreaded sheep. Sheep are meek creatures, raised for slaughter—and babies born in the Year of the Sheep, goes the superstition, grow up to be followers rather than leaders. While we can’t speak to the prospects for 2015’s newborns, we ...
  • What We Learned in 2014 January 15, 2015  Smartphones take over our lives, for fun and commerce – Our reliance on technology continues to grow, with almost half of British Columbians saying they used their smartphone to buy something in the past three months—and spending more time looking at these devices than a television set. While parking and ...
  • Vancouver is Ripe for New Transportation Options January 13, 2015  Insights West conducted a second wave of research for Ripe Rides, looking at the experiences of Metro Vancouverites during the month of December 2014. Click here to access the full infographic.  
  • Poll finds support for taxing absentee property owners October 23, 2014Absentee property owners can threaten the character of neighbourhoods such as Vancouver’s west side. BY: MARIO CANSECO Housing affordability is the most important issue for almost half of Vancouver residents, an Insights West poll concluded recently and was reported in The Vancouver Sun this week. This was the highest level of concern ...
  • Stigma of ADHD still an Issue for Many October 10, 2014Survey suggests many, especially men and older people, would not discuss an ADHD diagnosis with their employer. BY MARIO CANSECO We tend to think of hyperactivity as something that affects just children. One of the images that inevitably comes to mind when the condition is mentioned is one of a child screaming ...
  • B.C. government failing to engage citizens on climate change September 25, 2014Polls suggest people are grappling with conflicting ideas — revenue from LNG is good, but many oppose greenhouse gases LNG will generate. BY: MARIO CANSECO In 2007, the environment briefly supplanted health care as the top issue facing Canadians in several national surveys. The economy was in great shape, health care problems appeared ...
  • Americans sour on Burger King deal with Tim Hortons September 11, 2014Many see move as a way to dodge U.S. taxes. BY: MARIO CANSECO When Burger King Worldwide Inc. announced it had reached an agreement to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for $12.5 billion last month, most of the discussion north of the 49th parallel involved the future of our beloved doughnut and coffee ...
  • Young B.C. residents turning away from traditional TVs September 4, 2014Generational switch to watching TV on tablets and phone has begun here. BY: MARIO CANSECO Last month, Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications announced Shomi, a video streaming service that will provide subscribers with 11,000 hours of movies and television shows on computers, tablets and mobile phones. The deal aims to attract the millions ...