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B.C.’s 2021 budget is trending in the right direction to support farmers, says the BC Fruit Growers’ Association. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

BC Fruit Growers’ Association gives thumbs up to provincial budget

BCFGA general manager said budgetary investments put farming industry on a good trajectory for recovery

 

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna council advocates for increased provincial social assistance payments

Coun. Loyal Wooldridge tabled the motion, says many people on those payments live below the poverty line

 

Council got their first look at the operating budget at a special meeting on Feb. 10. A video of the meeting will be uploaded on Feb. 11. (File Photo)

BUDGET 2021: Quesnel council gets first look at operating budget

A surplus from 2020 could help finances moving forward

 

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau rises during a meeting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The federal Liberals will lay out today how they see the COVID-19 affecting federal finances for the fiscal year, detailing an estimated deficit and a projected path for the economy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

High unemployment, $343B deficit projected in Liberals’ fiscal snapshot

The prime minister said the high costs are worth it to help Canada amid the pandemic

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau rises during a meeting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The federal Liberals will lay out today how they see the COVID-19 affecting federal finances for the fiscal year, detailing an estimated deficit and a projected path for the economy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Kenneth Last, the president of BC Wildlife Federation Region 5 (the Cariboo region), speaks to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services June 19, 2019, during a public hearing on the 2020 provincial budget at the West Fraser Centre. This year, the committee is holding public hearings via video/teleconference and will begin accepting input for the 2021 provincial budget June 1, 2020. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

Have your say in 2021 provincial budget, starting June 1

The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services will hold virtual public hearings

Kenneth Last, the president of BC Wildlife Federation Region 5 (the Cariboo region), speaks to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services June 19, 2019, during a public hearing on the 2020 provincial budget at the West Fraser Centre. This year, the committee is holding public hearings via video/teleconference and will begin accepting input for the 2021 provincial budget June 1, 2020. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
The City of Quesnel’s 2020 operating budget includes a new one-per-cent tax levy to build up a snow reserve for winter maintenance in the city. (Karen Powell - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel council proposing 6.7-per-cent tax increase for 2020

Tax increase reflects added RCMP and bylaw resources, plus new snow levy

The City of Quesnel’s 2020 operating budget includes a new one-per-cent tax levy to build up a snow reserve for winter maintenance in the city. (Karen Powell - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Provincial sales tax will be expanded to sweetened carbonated drinks at a rate of seven per cent. (Black Press Media file photo)

Budget 2020: B.C. adds tax to sweet drinks and sodas

All soda, vending machine drinks will be subject to higher PST

Provincial sales tax will be expanded to sweetened carbonated drinks at a rate of seven per cent. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby announce plans for rate changes to ICBC Feb. 6. (Tom Fletcher/News Staff)

Budget 2020: ICBC ‘dumpster fire’ to turn into $86M surplus, NDP say

ICBC operating with $91-million deficit for 2019-2020 fiscal year

B.C. Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby announce plans for rate changes to ICBC Feb. 6. (Tom Fletcher/News Staff)
British Columbia’s finance minister is promising to stay the course in her next budget to be tabled Tuesday in the legislature, while also monitoring potential storm clouds looming over the economy. Finance Minister Carole James releases the provincial public accounts report during a press conference at the press gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, Thursday, July 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. budget expected to stay the course as economic growth moderates

Finance minister said ICBC costs have affected budget

British Columbia’s finance minister is promising to stay the course in her next budget to be tabled Tuesday in the legislature, while also monitoring potential storm clouds looming over the economy. Finance Minister Carole James releases the provincial public accounts report during a press conference at the press gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, Thursday, July 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The Cariboo Regional District board during a recent meeting. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Black Press Media)

Cariboo Regional District proposes 4.5 per cent more taxes

Majority of the notable tax increases are for emergency services

The Cariboo Regional District board during a recent meeting. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Black Press Media)