Recently, there have been articles regarding municipal spending, the main theme being that taxes have increased more than growth or economic conditions can justify.
I'll bet that in Big Industry's universe, life-sustaining ecosystems are but once again supposed to take a back seat to extremely massive coal extractions and shipping, creating transport corridor nightmares around the Delta and Richmond region.
I just received my property taxes for 2013 and mine have gone up 10 per cent. I have no extra services, if anything I have less.
HE was no Mick Jagger, or even Rod Stewart for that matter, but Michael Smith puts on a decent unplugged show.
We received our property tax bill last week and note that Mayor Lois Jackson commends her council for raising taxes only 1.9 per cent this year. This led me to wonder where our money goes, exactly.
Re: Homeowners get 2.47 per cent tax increase, Burnaby NOW, May 10.
Re: Selective facts in letter, Letters, The Record, May 10.
Burnaby council approved a 2.47 per cent residential property tax hike at Monday night's meeting when the annual financial plan was presented.
Outdoor pools, highway signage and bridge disputes - Tuesday's Coquitlam-Maillardville all-candidates meeting had a decidedly local feel to it.
It appears the goodwill amongst council from a Port Moody centennial celebration is all but gone, as council works to pass the city's 2013 budget.
B.C. New Democrats are very inclusive. They’ll take just about anybody who wants to be a candidate.
There is already a small toll on every bridge and road. It's called taxes. With the new public-private partnership bridges, we pay both tax and tolls.
The leaders of both main provincial parties made campaign stops in Chilliwack on Wednesday, a sign of tight races in both local ridings.
The vision that Premier Christy Clark is aiming for is the eventual elimination of provincial debt. "Our plan starts with the jobs plan and ends with a debt-free B.C.," she said Monday, releasing the B.C. Liberals' election platform in advance of yesterday's official start to the campaign for the May 14 election.
Do B.C.ers in favour of basically unhindered resource extraction ever thoroughly consider what good it is creating jobs when the planet is deathly polluted, thus people are getting sick and dying because of mass industrial and vehicular pollution?
George Harvie, Delta's chief administrative officer, is the man behind Delta council and in charge of civic staff.
Local residents will benefit from the federal government's billion-dollar long-term infrastructure fund, according to Conservative MP James Moore, who spoke in Burnaby about the budget on Friday.
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.