New BCAA survey shows heightened fears around distracted driving in school zones as kids head back to class this fall

BCAA Back to School Driving Survey Burnaby, BC, September 1, 2021 – The latest annual BCAA Back to School Driving Survey reveals that most British Columbians (68%) expect school zones to be more chaotic as people get used to new drop-off and pick-up routines. And nearly half (48%) believe that school zones will be more… Read more »

Over Half of British Columbians feel safe to start travelling soon – with planning and precautions

New BCAA Travel Confidence Survey Burnaby, BC, August 19, 2021 – With the current easing of COVID-19 travel restrictions and growing vaccination rates across the Province, a new BCAA Travel Confidence Survey reveals confidence in international travel is starting to return, with 58% of British Columbians saying they feel ready to travel either this year… Read more »

School’s Out: New Survey Shows Concern for Injuries Or Worse As Kids Go Out To Play

BCAA provides free “Slow Down, Kids Playing” signs to save lives Burnaby, BC, June 22, 2021 – With the school year ending and travel restrictions starting to ease, a new BCAA survey reveals that many British Columbians are worried that increased traffic and more kids playing outside could be a recipe for disaster. In the… Read more »

One in three Canadians lack proper knowledge on where to safely dispose of unused or unwanted medications and sharps

Accidental drug poisoning and overdose have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic; it’s never been more important to participate in take back programs TORONTO — Today, the Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) – a national not-for-profit that operates return programs for unused or unwanted medications and sharps across British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island… Read more »

New Pacific Blue Cross survey reveals British Columbians are yearning for safe travel

76 per cent say they are likely to travel by the end of 2022, over 50% increase in purchase intention for travel insurance vs. pre-COVID travel Vancouver, BC — As schools begin to reopen and new COVID-19 health and safety measures roll-out, British Columbians are slowly returning to a sense of normalcy, and many are feeling… Read more »

More handouts for fracking companies? Just seven per cent of British Columbians want subsidies to increase

As Horgan government launches review of oil and gas royalties, advocates call on MLAs to stop funding fracking VICTORIA/LEKWUNGEN TERRITORY — Just seven per cent of British Columbians support increased taxpayer subsidies for oil and gas companies, according to an Insights West poll conducted for Dogwood released today. The Horgan government has more than doubled financial… Read more »

Nearly Six in Ten (58%) BC Residents Have Used the New Vaccine Card, 33% Experienced Instances Where Vaccine Cards Not Asked For When They Should Have Been

10% have witnessed poor behaviours at a place of business asking for the card and 60% would take action if businesses don’t ask for it when they should Vancouver, BC — Two weeks after the implementation of proof of vaccine cards in British Columbia, our latest poll shows that support for this initiative has remained steady… Read more »

Majority of BC Residents (59%) and Even More City of Vancouver Residents (71%) Support Capturing and Euthanizing Coyotes in Stanley Park

Other options like fines (69%), better garbage cleanup (66%), education (52%), and relocation of coyotes (49%) are also supported by BC residents Vancouver, BC — The recent decision to cull the coyote population in Stanley Park is supported by twice as many residents as those who oppose the action, but still, many are critical of the… Read more »

Brands Find it Hard to Get in on the Social Media Conversation

Canadians spend most of their social media time (82%) being social—connecting with friends and acquaintances—and only 18% of it engaging with companies and brands. Vancouver, BC – Insights West released today its 2016 Canadian Social Media Monitor, which tracks key trends in Canada’s social media landscape. Facebook is Still the Preferred Social Media Platform for… Read more »

Voter Sentiment Narrows as Liberals Solidify Third Place Position in BC with 22% of Decided Voters, While Conservatives (34%) and NDP (33%) Remain in Statistical Tie

49% of BC residents watched some (28%) or all (22%) of the leaders’ English language debate last week; 28% of those who watched say it had an impact on voting intention. Vancouver, BC — With only days left until the 2021 federal election in Canada, the governing Liberals appear to be headed for defeat in British… Read more »