New Poll Shows Strong Support to Reform Mining, Create New Protected Areas in B.C.

  NEWS RELEASE New Poll Shows Strong Support to Reform Mining, Create New Protected Areas in B.C. October 21, 2020 (Smithers/Vancouver) – Four out of five British Columbians (80%) would support the BC government creating more protected areas with Indigenous peoples to meet the target of protecting 30% of the land and water by 2030,… Read more »

Insights West Survey: Amid COVID-19, Flu Shot Importance and Intentions Spike Among British Columbians

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For every flu shot administered at London Drugs, a life-saving vaccine will be donated to a child in another part of the world Survey: Amid COVID-19, Flu Shot Importance and Intentions Spike Among British Columbians Vast majority in the province: Say they plan to get a flu shot this year:… Read more »

Survey: Neighbourhood Speeding & Bad Driving During Pandemic Puts Playing Kids at Risk

BCAA offers free “Slow Down Kids Playing” signs to encourage careful driving as kids play away from playgrounds Burnaby, BC —With many schools, parks and playgrounds closed or restricted over the last while due to COVID-19, a new BCAA survey reveals increased traffic and poor driving behaviours are putting kids playing outside at risk. The… Read more »

While Most British Columbians Think We Are in for a Long Recession, Many are Optimistic About Their Personal Finances

Three-quarters (78%) believe Canada is in a recession that most feel will last till the end of 2021 (20%) or later (46%); at the same time, a strong majority (67%) indicate their personal financial situation is good or very good, higher than pre-pandemic (62%). Vancouver, BC —Despite perceptions of an existing bleak economic environment in… Read more »

The Majority of BC Residents (66%) are Coping Well With the Pandemic And The Most Positive Outcomes of COVID-19 Are Appreciation for Friends and Family, Gratitude, and a Focus On What Is Most Important in Life

The things we miss most from our pre-pandemic life is seeing family and friends, eating at restaurants, and travel. Vancouver, BC —As 2020 draws to a close and most of us reflect on the difficulties many have experienced since the pandemic began, our final poll of the year shows that most British Columbians have handled… Read more »

Holiday Shopping Plans Hampered By 2nd Wave of the Pandemic: 42% of BC Shoppers Plan to Spend Less This Year, But Shoppers are Consciously Deciding to Help Local Businesses More Than Ever Before

61% plan to do more online shopping this year, and about one third plan to spend more with Canadian, BC and neighbourhood businesses Vancouver, BC —As the 2nd wave of the pandemic strengthens, early indications are that holiday spending will be dramatically altered this season, as a significant number of BC residents believe they will… Read more »

Over Two Months Into the School Year, Parents Provide Top Scores To the School System But Remain Divided On Preferences for In-Person vs. Remote Learning

Currently the province receives good job scores between 62% and 69% for communication, cleaning protocols, mask-wearing and social distancing guidelines in schools. Only 45% of parents prefer having their children in the classroom full-time, 32% would rather a mix of online and in-person, and 19% want remote online learning only. Vancouver, BC —A little more… Read more »