A group of students launched a survey this week to look into the impact of the 2015 Canada Winter Games from a local perspective.
The survey was delayed due to the faculty strike at the University of Northern B.C., but students have already completed two days of research and have two more to go.
Political science student Grant Bachand said it's important the community understand the impact of a major event and how it affected the city.
"We want to know if doing events like the Canada Winter Games is something people want to see or want us to stay away from," Bachand in an email. "We feel it is important to gauge how people feel about the Games so we can begin to understand the perceived impacts of these Games."
Bachand said the community can be confident when the results are presented by the students because their research will be free of any bias.
"Being an independent body allows us to come out with results which can be rather favourable or unfavourable. We hope (this) will help policy makers be well informed for future decisions on similar situations or events."
The UNBC students started the survey Tuesday. The remaining polling locations are:
Zoe's: 9 - 11 a.m.
Exploration Place: 1:30 - 5 p.m.
The Real Canadian Superstore: 5 -10 p.m.
Canadian Tire: 12 - 3 p.m.
Zoe's: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Real Canadian Superstore: 3 - 6 p.m.
Integris Credit Union: 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.