COLLINS – Safety survey a waste of time and money

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DID WE SERIOUSLY have to pay for a survey to tell us that we feel less safe than we did before the pandemic?


I don’t know many people who feel comfortable out and about on the streets at night. The new survey for the Canadian Press suggests that nearly two-thirds of those surveyed said they felt things were “much worse” or a “little worse” than before the pandemic.

Are you surprised? I’m actually surprised the numbers are not higher.

B.C. residents seem to be the most worried in the country, and when you look at the crime rate, not just in the Lower Mainland but all over the province, you can see why. Stabbings on transit busses, gangland executions, random assaults, the list goes on.


Doug Collins has had a wide background in the broadcast industry, having done virtually every type of news and sports broadcasting, including news anchor, sports play-by-play, and editorialist. His “One Man’s Opinion” aired on TV from 1973- 2013. He retired from his management roles in the station in October, 2018, but continues to write his column. In 2019, Doug was awarded the Freedom of the City.

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