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A new independent Insightrix Research poll reveals what residents think about the size of The Battlefords Union Hospital parking lot, the development of a safe path between Battleford and North Battleford, and whether the River Valley should undergo recreational development. Too cramped? According to the Insightrix Research survey, 81% of residents would like to see the Battlefords Union Hospital parking lot expanded to accommodate more parking. Of those surveyed, women (86%) are more interested than men (74%) in expanding the lot at the hospital. The public and hospital staff currently share a single parking lot.  Insightrix asked residents if they would prefer to have a separate parking lot built for staff to make room for additional public parking spaces. Overall, 78% of residents were in favour of building a separate lot for staff, while 13% disagreed. The remaining 9% were not sure or had no opinion. A safer way Currently, there is no safe route for cyclists and pedestrians travelling between North Battleford and Battleford.  Residents were asked if a safe trail was established, would they use it.  Nearly two thirds (61%) indicate they would not use the trail, while 39% say they would. Younger respondents are more likely to say they would use the trail. Almost three quarters (74%) of those aged 18-34 indicate they would use the trail, compared to half (52%) of those aged 35-54, and 22% of those aged 55 and older saying they would use the trail. Insightrix also asked those who say they would use the trail, how often they would use it. Overall 5% say they would use the path every day, although almost half (46%) say they would use it between one and three times per week and another 45% say they would use the path once a month or less. The remaining 4% aren’t sure how often they would utilize it. Recreational development Insightrix asked residents if they believe more recreational development should be done in River Valley in order to boost the economy. Almost two-thirds (65%) of residents are in favour of increasing recreational development. Younger residents are more likely to believe recreation development should be done in River Valley with 83% of residents aged 18-34 and 80% of residents aged 35-54 indicating development should be done compared to 50% of residents aged 55 and older. Of those who support increased recreational development, 43% would like to see more hiking and cycling paths, 17% would like to see the construction of parks and playgrounds, and 15% would like to see additional sport facilities, such as basketball and tennis courts. Research Details A total of 352 randomly selected Battleford residents participated in the research study, which was conducted over the telephone (including both landlines and mobile phones) from May 19th to June 2nd, 2015. Quotas were set by age and gender to match the city’s population.  The results for this study are considered accurate within ± 5.18 percentage points 19 times out of 20. About Insightrix Founded in 2001, Insightrix Research Inc. is a full-service market research firm that helps clients develop, administer, and manage data collection and information strategies. From its office in Saskatoon, Insightrix offers a comprehensive range of research services.  Insightrix also owns and manages the largest Saskatchewan-based online research panel, SaskWatch Research™, which currently has over 15,000 Saskatchewan residents as members. For more information, please contact Mario Caceres, Senior Research Executive Insightrix Research Inc. Tel: 306.657.5640 ext. 258 Cell: 306.281.4434 Email: mario.caceres@insightrix.com Web: www.insightrix.com   ...
 

A new independent Insightrix Research poll reveals what Swift Current residents like most about their city, the most important issues facing their city, and resident shopping habits. Life in Swift Current According to the Insightrix Research survey, two out of five Swift Current residents rank the size of the city as the aspect they like most about living there. The proportion is highest among young adults between the ages of 18 and 34, with roughly half (49%) stating they like the size of their city the most. Following the size of the city, 23% like living in Swift Current because of the people and amenities (17%). Views on city issues Insightrix asked residents to state what they consider to be the most important issue facing Swift Current. Most commonly, 20% mentioned infrastructure issues, such as road conditions and repairs. Next to infrastructure, health care was mentioned by 6% of residents. Residents were then asked about their views on the municipal tax increase. Overall, 65% are at least somewhat concerned about the increase. Those with an annual income of less than $30,000 are the most concerned group, with 31% saying they are very concerned about the tax increase. Shopping within the city Insightrix also asked residents about their views on shopping in Swift Current. Overall, more than half (56%) agree that there is not enough quality shopping with women (62%) being more likely than men (47%) to agree. Out-of-town shopping Nearly two thirds (64%) go out-of-town for shopping and most purchase clothing (77%) followed by groceries (37%). The majority of women (80%) and men (67%) are looking to expand their wardrobe when they shop out-of-town. Research Details A total of 358 randomly selected Swift Current residents participated in the research study, which was conducted over the telephone (including both landlines and mobile phones) from April 20th to May 1st, 2015. Quotas were set by age and gender to match the city’s population.  The results for this study are considered accurate within ± 5.12 percentage points 19 times out of 20. About Insightrix Founded in 2001, Insightrix Research Inc. is a full-service market research firm that helps clients develop, administer, and manage data collection and information strategies. From its office in Saskatoon, Insightrix offers a comprehensive range of research services.  Insightrix also owns and manages the largest Saskatchewan-based online research panel, SaskWatch Research™, which currently has over 15,000 Saskatchewan residents as members.   For more information, please contact Mario Caceres, Senior Research Executive Insightrix Research Inc. Tel: 306.657.5640 ext. 258 Cell: 306.281.4434 Email: mario.caceres@insightrix.com Web: www.insightrix.com...