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Some child care costs in B.C. will drop to an average of $20 per day by the end of this year. (Photo courtesy of B.C. government)

B.C. Budget: Child care fees for infants, toddlers dropping to $20 per day by 2023

Province expects 40,000 new spots to open in next seven years

Some child care costs in B.C. will drop to an average of $20 per day by the end of this year. (Photo courtesy of B.C. government)
B.C. moving to a community hub model for those with autism and other support needs will cost $172 million over three years. Participants at an event outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 9 that called for the province to end its planned phase-out of individualized autism funding. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

B.C. Budget: Transition to controversial autism funding model to cost $172M

Province says funding to help cover costs of essential medical equipment, transition

B.C. moving to a community hub model for those with autism and other support needs will cost $172 million over three years. Participants at an event outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 9 that called for the province to end its planned phase-out of individualized autism funding. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Homelessness supports will remain for those sheltered during the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Homelessness supports will remain for those sheltered during the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langley City councillors Paul Albrecht, Gayle Martin and Nathan Pachal. A majority of council voted Monday, Feb. 7, to delay a decision on a proposed financial plan and tax increase. (File)

Langley City Council delays decision on tax increase

‘Just pump the brakes a little’ says councillor who proposed one month postponement

Langley City councillors Paul Albrecht, Gayle Martin and Nathan Pachal. A majority of council voted Monday, Feb. 7, to delay a decision on a proposed financial plan and tax increase. (File)
At their Monday, Jan. 25 meeting, a majority of Langley City Council voted to increase the proposed budget by $127,500 to fund a an Environmental Sustainability Coordinator position, which would see the average property tax increase rise from 3.94 per cent to 4.35 per cent. (Langley Advance Times file)

VIDEO: Langley City approves a slightly higher proposed tax hike

Adding Environmental Sustainability Coordinator boosts average increase from 3.94 to 4.35 per cent

At their Monday, Jan. 25 meeting, a majority of Langley City Council voted to increase the proposed budget by $127,500 to fund a an Environmental Sustainability Coordinator position, which would see the average property tax increase rise from 3.94 per cent to 4.35 per cent. (Langley Advance Times file)
A report proposing a four percent property tax increase from Langley City Director of Corporate Services Darrin Leite said the fiscal impact of a first-ever RCMP union contract was higher than expected. (Langley Advance Times file)

Rising cost of policing cited as factor in proposed four per cent Langley City tax hike

First-ever RCMP union contract settlement was higher than expected: report

A report proposing a four percent property tax increase from Langley City Director of Corporate Services Darrin Leite said the fiscal impact of a first-ever RCMP union contract was higher than expected. (Langley Advance Times file)
Forest ecologist Andy MacKinnon, who previously worked with the B.C Government on developing land-use plans beyond logging, speaks about the importance of revenue options for First Nations on Tuesday at the legislature. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. ancient forest advocates call on province to fund alternative revenue streams

$300M required to help First Nations, other forest-dependent communities to transition

Forest ecologist Andy MacKinnon, who previously worked with the B.C Government on developing land-use plans beyond logging, speaks about the importance of revenue options for First Nations on Tuesday at the legislature. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
In two years, Langley City businessman Loyd Fowler’s tax bill has gone from $9,000 to $12,000. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

City tax hike ‘crazy,’ automotive shop owner says

In two years, Loyd Fowler’s bill went from $9,000 to $12,000

In two years, Langley City businessman Loyd Fowler’s tax bill has gone from $9,000 to $12,000. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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

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

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Langley Township Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township mulls 3.99 per cent tax increase

Public consultation is coming soon

Langley Township Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley City hall (City of Langley image)

Langley City financial plan scales back SkyTrain preparations

Average homeowner taxes would go up by $154

Langley City hall (City of Langley image)
Langley Township Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Housing, RCMP, Fort roads all discussed at Langley Township budget meeting

A Monday meeting touched on priorities for this year and beyond

Langley Township Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
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
Township Councillor Eric Woodward singled out for his budget proposals. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley Township council’s budget process flawed

Voters didn’t do well when ‘hiring’ the TOL council last election, one letter writer insists

  • Feb 22, 2020
Township Councillor Eric Woodward singled out for his budget proposals. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Township civic facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Get your say on Langley Township’s budget

Surveys are available online now

Langley Township civic facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
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

Budget impact on Langley – climate, safety, and eventually, transit

Langley Township’s mayor talked about possible local impacts

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
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