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Poll: Majority of respondents plan to vote against borrowing for new fire hall in Powell River

78 per cent have negative response to referendum question
RECOMMENDATIONS PASSED: City council has voted to put forward a referendum question for the October 2022 municipal election, seeking voter assent to build a new fire hall/emergency services facility at 7160 Duncan Street.

The Peak polled 709 readers and asked the question: Will you be voting in favour of City of Powell River possibly borrowing up to $7.5 million for construction of a new fire hall?

The poll ran from 6/3/2022 to 6/10/2022. Of the 709 votes, we can determine that 492 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

Yes 21.95 % local, 23.84 % total    
No 78.05 % local, 76.16 % total    
  Local   Total

Results are based on an online study of readers who are located in the qathet region. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 3.58%, 19 times out of 20.

The Peak uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.

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