Black Friday Evokes Mixed Feelings in British Columbia and Alberta

More than two-thirds of residents say the deals are “not that great”, but those aged 18-to-34 are more likely to make purchases this Friday. Vancouver, BC – While most residents of British Columbia and Alberta are not planning to take part in Black Friday sales in stores, about a third would rather go online to… Read more »

Gifts and Decorations Are Top Holiday Activities in Western Canada

A majority of British Columbians and Albertans will send cards, but fewer plan to attend a religious service. Vancouver, BC – Most residents of British Columbia and Alberta have been busy buying gifts and putting up decorations, but fewer are planning to attend a religious service this holiday season, a new Insights West poll has… Read more »

Economic Concerns and Frugality Hit British Columbia

The perception of the state of the provincial economy has fallen by 21 points since November 2014. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians are not as buoyant about the state of the provincial economy as they were 13 months ago, and two-in-five say they will slash their household budget for entertainment and meals, our latest Economic Insights… Read more »