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: Nearly Two-Thirds of Owner Direct Customers from BC and AB Plan to Spend the Same or More on Travel Next Year

Vacation rental properties are the first choice for accommodation booking, twice as much compared to those that plan to book a hotel/motel/resort. Vancouver, BC – A new survey conducted in partnership with Owner Direct customers and Insights West shows that despite current restrictions on travel, this group intends to spend more than usual on travel… Read more »

Insights West Survey: Virtual Doctors Increasingly Popular Among British Columbians

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Report: Soaring popularity of Telehealth among British Columbians and impact on the delivery of healthcare beyond the pandemic  65 per cent are more likely to choose virtual-care than in-person doctors’ appointments for routine care Seven in ten say the pandemic has shown them that virtual visits can be effective… 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 »