Property taxes

Colwood Coun. Gordie Logan in Royal Bay, near the future site of a seniors residence and the Royal B.C. Museum’s new collections and research building. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Homeowners balk at Royal Bay property tax exemptions, Colwood councillor pushes back

‘You have to consider more than the property tax a project will generate:’ Coun. Gordie Logan

 

A proposal coming to Saanich council tonight (May 31) seeks support for a provincial plan that has potential to raise single-family home tax rates in the district based on climate and financial impacts compared to multi-family residences. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich councillor wants to tie climate impact of single-family homes to municipal tax rates

Early stages move has potential to raise tax rates for homeowners, discussion tonight (May 31)

 

Karan Yadav, a security guard with Footprints Security, assisted residents at the property tax drive-thru located outside Saanich municipal hall in 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich property tax drive-thru returns, district promotes remote payments

Municipal hall open, but mayor recommends paying online, by mail, at drop-off

 

The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce has asked Nanaimo city council to consider a commercial property tax freeze to help offset negative financial impacts of COVID-19. (News Bulletin file photo)

COVID-19: Nanaimo considers one-year commercial property tax freeze

Report based on chamber of commerce proposal to ease pandemic stress on business community

The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce has asked Nanaimo city council to consider a commercial property tax freeze to help offset negative financial impacts of COVID-19. (News Bulletin file photo)
A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a Canadian property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

W-shaped recovery would be ‘very severe’ without government assistance: CMHC

The corporation says the COVID-19 pandemic could trigger nearly 50 per cent drop in housing prices

A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a Canadian property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Typical property assessments across Greater Victoria appreciated in 2020, a trend reflected in municipalities across the province. (Black Press Media File)

Home values surge across Vancouver Island

BC Assessment’s 2021 data reveals appreciating values across the region

Typical property assessments across Greater Victoria appreciated in 2020, a trend reflected in municipalities across the province. (Black Press Media File)
A lakeside home on Ross Road is listed as one of Nanaimo’s top 10 highest-assessed residential properties according to B.C. Assessment, which valued it at $2,369,000. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s top 10 highest-assessed residential and commercial properties

Owners of single family homes in Nanaimo see assessed values rise five per cent

A lakeside home on Ross Road is listed as one of Nanaimo’s top 10 highest-assessed residential properties according to B.C. Assessment, which valued it at $2,369,000. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
(photo credit/Lyn Hawley)

Zeballos retains tax rates from 2019 to avoid any strain on residents during COVID-19

The council has decided to adopt the 2019 general municipal tax rate for the 2020 tax year

(photo credit/Lyn Hawley)
The Neucel pulp mill in Port Alice has been sent to receivership. (Tyson Whitney)

Bankruptcy underway for Port Alice pulp mill buried in $272 million debt

Mayor sees bright future despite Neucel leaving the village on the hook for $1.8 million

The Neucel pulp mill in Port Alice has been sent to receivership. (Tyson Whitney)