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Aaron Stone, chairman of the CVRD, said there will be no tax relief from the district this year to help residents deal with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. (File photo)

CVRD says no tax relief during COVID-19 crisis

Budget for 2020 set in December

Aaron Stone, chairman of the CVRD, said there will be no tax relief from the district this year to help residents deal with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. (File photo)
For the first time ever, North Cowichan council has had a virtual council meeting. (Screenshot)

North Cowichan adopts 1.4 per cent tax increase for 2020

Taxes aren’t going down but they won’t be going up as much…

For the first time ever, North Cowichan council has had a virtual council meeting. (Screenshot)
Cowichan Valley school district looking for feedback from the public on its budget for 2020/21. (File photo)

School district looking for public feedback on budget

Deadline set for April 19 for comments and input

  • Apr 15, 2020
Cowichan Valley school district looking for feedback from the public on its budget for 2020/21. (File photo)
Satff in North Cowichan are recommending a 4.4 per cent tax hike in 2020, but Mayor Al Siebring (pictured) said that council may want to reduce the tax burden on citizens during the COVID-19 crisis. (File photo)

North Cowichan was considering a 4.4 per cent tax increase in 2020

But Mayor Al Siebring suggests COVID-19 crisis could see tax proposal lowered

Satff in North Cowichan are recommending a 4.4 per cent tax hike in 2020, but Mayor Al Siebring (pictured) said that council may want to reduce the tax burden on citizens during the COVID-19 crisis. (File photo)
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