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 »

Entrepreneurship and major career shifts on the rise for British Columbians, says BCAA survey

More than three-quarters of young employed British Columbians (18-34 years of age) willing to leave jobs they dislike coming out of the pandemic Burnaby, BC, October 25, 2021 – British Columbians are taking stock, changing jobs, and considering entrepreneurship at this point in the pandemic. They are open to trying new things and taking risks,… Read more »

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 »

1-in-2 (53%) Black-owned business have difficulty accessing capital, with over 70% drawing financing from personal savings

While the COVID-19 Pandemic has enabled many government supports for SMEs, Black-owned businesses are still faced with financial challenges, with only about 50% aware of available supports for Black businesses.   Vancouver, BC — Insights West conducted a survey in partnership with the Black Entrepreneurs & Businesses of Canada (BEBC) and Vancity, aimed at understanding the business challenges… 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 »