Property taxes

Oak Bay is funding projected revenue shortfalls in its parks, recreation and culture department with the government COVID-19 restart grant. (Photo courtesy Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture)

Oak Bay parks, recreation, culture shortfall covered by COVID-19 restart grant

Budget projects a 6.49 % property tax increase for 2021

 

The Town of View Royal has approved a modest tax increase of about four per cent for 2021. (Town of View Royal)

View Royal whittles property tax hike from 7.3 to 4.5%

Increase amounts to roughly $117 extra for a home assessed at the average value for View Royal

 

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

 

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
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Sooke taxpayers brace for 3.3 per cent tax hike

Council set to adopt 2021 municipal budget

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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 Greater Victoria

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)
Sooke launches online budget survey

Sooke launches online budget survey

Citizen Budget is an interactive tool

Sooke launches online budget survey
Karan Yadav, a security guard with Footprints Security, assisted residents at Saanich’s property tax drive-thru located outside municipal hall in June. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich property tax payments almost on par with normal year

First late fee applied to outstanding payments

Karan Yadav, a security guard with Footprints Security, assisted residents at Saanich’s property tax drive-thru located outside municipal hall in June. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tax traffic                                Karan Yadav, a security guard with Footprints Security, assisted residents at the new property tax drive-thru located outside Saanich Municipal Hall on June 15. See story on Page A4. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich opens drive-thru for property tax payment drop off

Drive-thru open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside municipal hall

Tax traffic                                Karan Yadav, a security guard with Footprints Security, assisted residents at the new property tax drive-thru located outside Saanich Municipal Hall on June 15. See story on Page A4. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich residents will have to choose other methods to pay their property taxes this year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich property tax notices in the mail, residents unable to pay in person

Payment options, late penalties adjusted due to COVID-19

Saanich residents will have to choose other methods to pay their property taxes this year. (Black Press Media file photo)
View Royal will be extending the property tax deadline date from July 3 to October 1, an extra 90 days due to the pandemic. (File photo)
View Royal will be extending the property tax deadline date from July 3 to October 1, an extra 90 days due to the pandemic. (File photo)
The Neucel pulp mill in Port Alice has been sent to receivership. (Tyson Whitney)

Dormant Northern Vancouver Island pulp mill declares bankruptcy, owes $272 million

Port Alice’s main employer and tax payer has left the village on the hook for $1.8 million

The Neucel pulp mill in Port Alice has been sent to receivership. (Tyson Whitney)
Saanich council votes 6-3 in favour of further reducing the property tax increase for 2020 from 3.74 per cent to 2.4 per cent. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich council trims property tax increase to 2.4 per cent amid COVID-19 pandemic

Six of nine councillors were in favour of the reduction

Saanich council votes 6-3 in favour of further reducing the property tax increase for 2020 from 3.74 per cent to 2.4 per cent. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Aerial view of Saanich. (Wikipedia Commons photo)

Saanich to consider reducing 2020 property tax increase as pandemic continues

Reopening District’s budget discussions ‘never been done,’ mayor says

Aerial view of Saanich. (Wikipedia Commons photo)
Council members are asking for a considerable raise from city tax payers. (Screenshot/ Victoria.ca)

Victoria councillors ask taxpayers for opinions on 55 per cent wage increase

Council seeks feedback on the request in an online budget survey

Council members are asking for a considerable raise from city tax payers. (Screenshot/ Victoria.ca)
The potholes and fill job along Heron Street in Oak Bay. (Tamara Lechner photo)

Increase taxes to fix roads, says Oak Bay resident

‘Get the money now and do it now before it becomes un-repairable and you have to rebuild everything.’

The potholes and fill job along Heron Street in Oak Bay. (Tamara Lechner photo)
Some City of Victoria taxpayers who gave post-dated property tax cheques had them cashed early due to an error by RBC. Dawn Gibson/News file photo

ALERT: Property tax cheques cashed early could leave some short for holiday weekend

RBC processed some post-dated City of Victoria cheques Thursday, will cover any fees incurred

Some City of Victoria taxpayers who gave post-dated property tax cheques had them cashed early due to an error by RBC. Dawn Gibson/News file photo
Aging infrastructure major concern for Oak Bay

Aging infrastructure major concern for Oak Bay

Infrastructure the ‘single biggest issue council will have to address’

Aging infrastructure major concern for Oak Bay