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Poll: Travel plans for nearly 70 percent of qathet respondents unaffected by fires in BC’s interior

250 wildfires are currently burning in BC, including eight new fires in the last two days
Firefighters from Tla’amin Nation and the Coastal Fire Centre responded to a fire near Highway 101 in July, extinguishing the flames before the blaze raged out of control.

The Peak polled 323 readers and asked the question: Have wildfires in BC’s interior affected your travel plans this summer?

The poll ran from 8/17/2021 to 8/25/2021. Of the 323 votes, we can determine that 153 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

Yes 36.22 % total, 31.37 % local    
No 63.78 % total, 68.63 % local    
  Local   Total

This result provides for a 95% confidence level +/- 5.39% margin of error in the local community.

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.