Mario Canseco

British Columbians want change when it comes to child care: survey

After Quebec began the implementation of a nearly universal child care system in 1997, many other jurisdictions in Canada have attempted to emulate the policy. Proud Quebecers who have benefitted are...

Surveying the state of online awareness and cyberscams in Canada

My company’s email address has been active for just over a year. In that span, I have received an extraordinary array of messages that echo the so-called “Nigerian scam.” Among all of the...

Class size and teacher shortages top list of B.C. education gripes

With the school year about to end, it is a good time to take a look at the education system. For years, British Columbians have been asked about their perceptions of schools, class sizes and...

Worries about charging stations put speed bump on road to electric vehicle adoption in B.C.

As gas prices continue to climb in British Columbia, some drivers in the province are taking advantage of existing programs to acquire a “zero emission” vehicle. By combining provincial and federal...

BC NDP support holds steady as BC Liberals slip, survey finds

Two years ago, the main political leaders of British Columbia were engaged in discussions related to the formation of the next provincial government after a very close election. In the end, a speech...

Most B.C. residents aren’t ready for major disaster, survey suggests

For decades, British Columbians have been warned about “the big one.” The possibility of an earthquake affecting our province usually enters our consciousness twice a year. First, when the early...

Public inquiry into money laundering has broad support in B.C.: poll

After months of discussions, a barrage of statements from watchdog groups and endless social media posts from the interested public, the Government of British Columbia has decided to call a public...

Survey digs into British Columbians’ love of gardening

Whether you observe Victoria Day or the Journée nationale des patriotes, the third weekend of May unofficially marks the start of gardening season in Canada. British Columbians may have had a head...

Metro Vancouver commuting experience heading downhill: poll

Over the past five years, discussions about transportation in Metro Vancouver have revolved around issues such as bike infrastructure, the proliferation of parking meters, pinpointing needed...

B.C. coffee shop survey highlights clash of the caffeine titans

Coffee has long been a staple of Canada’s beverage spectrum. Global studies consistently place our country in the top five when measuring the number of litres of coffee that each Canadian consumes....