Misconceptions on Prostate Cancer Widespread in British Columbia

While half of residents know someone who has faced the disease, only 34% of men have discussed it with their doctor. Vancouver, BC – Many British Columbian men have failed to discuss prostate cancer with their physician, and slightly less than half of them are very familiar with an important screening test for the disease,… Read more »

Albertans, British Columbians Hold Mixed Views on Health Care System

Long waiting times—both for procedures and tests and at emergency rooms—remain one of the main concerns for residents. Vancouver, BC — Most residents of Alberta and British Columbia award moderate ratings to the health care system, and regard long waiting times for procedures and emergency room visits among their main worries, a new Insights West… Read more »

BC and Alberta Have Little Appetite for Genetically Modified Foods

Most residents in the two provinces hold negative views on GMO, and would support a Canada-wide ban. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians and Albertans hold genetically modified food in low regard, and a sizeable proportion of residents in the two provinces would support banning them from Canadian store shelves, a new Insights West poll has… Read more »

Work-Life Balance Remains Elusive for Most British Columbians

A sizeable proportion of employees are staying at the workplace longer, and working from home on nights and weekends. Vancouver, BC — As British Columbia observes its second Family Day in February, many employed residents of the province are finding it difficult to strike the right balance between work and lifestyle, a new Insights West… Read more »

Two-in-Five Canadians Tried to Lose Weight Over the Past Year

Organic food consumption is more prevalent in British Columbia, while Albertans are more likely to consume a product past its expiry or “Best Before” date. Vancouver, BC – There is a sizeable gender gap in Canada when it comes to losing weight, as well as different perspectives across the country on issues such as organic… Read more »