Recently, there have been articles regarding municipal spending, the main theme being that taxes have increased more than growth or economic conditions can justify.
Delta is one of the first B.C. municipalities to be audited by a new office of the provincial government.
ANYONE banking on long-term municipal tax revenues from port expansion projects may want to stop and read the fine print.
HUNDREDS of municipal politicians from around the country descended on Vancouver over the weekend, but it wasn't Rob Ford they wanted to talk about.
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.
Retired School District No. 33 secretary-treasurer Don Murray had harsh words for the Chilliwack school board last week, taking trustees to task for deficit spending and the frequent turnover of secretary-treasurers in the district.
HE was no Mick Jagger, or even Rod Stewart for that matter, but Michael Smith puts on a decent unplugged show.
The Alpha Aztecs gave it their best in the Vancouver & District high school junior girls' soccer final.
Seven B.C. First Nations are calling on the provincial government and political leaders to commit to providing equal access to low-cost financing for public infrastructure construction.
Editor: -- Re: "Larger issues to talk about."
Burnaby council approved a 2.47 per cent residential property tax hike at Monday night's meeting when the annual financial plan was presented.
Another municipal budget has come to order, and once again the city has balanced the budget in the face of increasing costs being downloaded from the provincial and federal governments.
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.
Surrey put on its finest and turned out in numbers for Mayor Dianne Watts' eighth State of the City Address at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel.
A cynic will speculate that Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is preparing herself to take a serious run at the B.C. Liberal leadership or, dare I say, the B.C. Conservative party leadership. The mugshots and headlines are ever present as she addresses issues like local transit and education as priorities for Surrey. These are foremost major provincial jurisdictional issues.
If you think we in Canada are immune to stupid banking ideas, think again.
It's been a while since the last Indiana Jones flick came out.
Local streamkeeper Paul Cipywnyk is raising concerns about fisheries management and habitat protection, following a multi-million dollar cut to Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) in the federal budget.
Chilliwack's junior football team is going back to its roots with a name change.