Burnaby council approved a 2.47 per cent residential property tax hike at Monday night's meeting when the annual financial plan was presented.
NO matter which party seizes the legislature on May 14, its MLAs are going to be greeted with the gargantuan task of reforming TransLink.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Gordy Robinson for his column on property tax being almost the sole source of revenue for Maple Ridge [Time to revamp archaic bylaws, May 7 Just Saying, TIMES]. It seems like a small, vocal group keeps Maple Ridge in the dark ages.
Here is the last of our election grid question and answers. Candidates were limited in their responses by a word count.
My column last week hit a nerve. I am obviously not a good shot, because it was not the nerve I intended to hit.
Consulting company, G.P. Rollo & Associates (GPRA) was contracted by the City of Pitt Meadows to conduct an assessment of the City’s commercial development potential,.
During the HST rebellion, almost half of the people who voted realized that, although they hate taxation, harmonizing the PST and GST was definitely the most efficient and fair way to collect tax, but the rebellion won.
A new report shows how Pitt Meadows residents can receive tax relief by enticing more commercial and industrial development. A presentation at a recent Pitt Meadows council meeting outlined the impact of development on future property taxes, said Mayor Deb Walters.
Two provincial cabinet ministers were at a River Road business Wednesday to celebrate the completion of a major environmental clean-up project.
In the world of politics, nothing turns off voters like the notion of raising taxes.
So what will it be ... laudable success or abject failure?
I'm writing this in response to your March 20 story, TransLink Appeals SeaBus Assessment.
First full disclosure: I have a personal financial interest in properties impacted by Port Metro Vancouver's waterlot lease strategy. Second full disclosure: I have a deep-seated aversion to mega-bureaucracies that willfully, or unwittingly, crush struggling hard-working small business people.
A 2.9 per cent tax increase is too much for too many residents, says Coun. Betty McIntosh.
Public safety was the centrepiece of the PoCo budget released Monday.
MUNICIPAL politicians around the Lower Mainland are reminding the province they want to take back control of the region's transportation agency.
More than one million home owners in British Columbia may be eligible to receive the entire Home Owner Grant again this year.
I'VE written recently about programs to help seniors remain in their own homes longer.
Chambers of commerce across B.C. are ramping up their efforts to get a separate right to vote for businesses in municipal elections.