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) – 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 »

BC Election Leadership Debate Delivers no Knockout Punches; Voter Intentions Still Point Towards Sizeable BC NDP Lead in Final Week of Campaign with 47% of Decided Vote, Ahead of BC Liberals (33%) and BC Greens (14%)

Although BC NDP’s John Horgan was considered by the most to have won the debate (28%), it was Furstenau who performed perhaps better than expected, with 48% considering she did a very good or good job, higher than Wilkinson (36%) and not far behind Horgan (53%) Vancouver, BC —Following the October 13, 2020 BC provincial… Read more »

Majority of BC Residents Disapprove of Horgan’s Snap Election Call, But Voter Intentions at this Early Stage in the Race Point Towards BC NDP Lead

58% of British Columbia residents oppose premier Horgan’s decision to call a snap election, but the BC NDP holds an early lead in the horse race (42% of decided voters), ahead of the BC Liberals (29%), BC Greens (16%) and the BC Conservative party (12%). Half (53%) of decided voters intend to cast a ballot… Read more »

Opioid Crisis Has Directly Impacted 31% of British Columbians; 81% Agree it has had Negative Impact on our Communities 

A larger number (37%) feels the opioid crisis has had a negative impact on their community compared to COVID-19 (25%). Vancouver, BC —As the ongoing opioid crisis in our Province gets worse during the COVID-19 pandemic, our latest poll shows that a significant minority of British Columbian residents and families have been directly impacted by… Read more »