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Along with proud supporter of the awesome new rugby field house project. Buy tickets and 50/50 ! Great prizes and a great cause so check out the site !!
WHITE ROCK (NEWS 1130) – Following a vote Monday night, city councillors in White Rock have approved a motion allowing dogs on the promenade during the off-season.
Council voted unanimously in favour of the one-year trial, which councillor Helen Fathers says came following a lot of public consultation.
“I mean I feel pretty good about it, we most definitely listened to the people that were on both sides of the fence so to speak. And I think we came up with a good compromise,” Fathers says.
Public surveys on the issue showed 75 per cent of residents were in favour of the change.
“The motion was for eight months in the off-season and we changed that to six months to make it you know, six and six, and it starts October 1st 2019,” she adds.
Although dogs will be allowed on the promenade, they still won’t be allowed on the beach.
Fathers says the city will be forming a committee with people from both sides of the issue to help staff work through the trial period.
She says there’s still time to work out any concerns form now until the October start date.
All homeowners in B.C.’s largest urban centres will need to apply for exemptions from the province’s new speculation tax or receive a bill, whether or not they are speculators, the government announced Tuesday.
The Ministry of Finance said letters outlining the first speculation tax fees and exemption processes will begin arriving at all homes in Greater Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna and Metro Vancouver (excluding Bowen Island and Lions Bay, but including Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack) starting this week.
It will be up to all homeowners to apply for exemptions, with a deadline of March 31. Those who don’t apply, or who don’t qualify, will be sent tax bills due to be paid by July 2.
As many of you know I am a proud supported of the Peace Arch Hospital. The foundations latest appeal is for donations towards a playground for all ages and all abilities. It will be opening this summer by Centennial Park and its quite exciting!! Promoting outdoor activity is so important for everyone’s health! Please read the attached letter for more information, should you wish to contribute. Thank you! Continue reading →
Imagine an evening surrounded by friends or family, gathered to support patient care at Peace Arch Hospital. The Kay Hogg Goodwill Group, known as the Peach Arch Hospital Auxiliary, have designed a special evening to tantalize your soul. West Coast Gardens is thrilled to be asked again to be the host venue for this event.
With Bank of Canada’s recent consecutive changes to interest rates and new mortgage rules announced today, I wanted to reach out with a very important update. Please find below an update on the most impactful mortgage rule change yet. So let’s dig in, your time is valuable.
October 17, 2017, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released revised guidelines for the mortgage industry. Canada’s top banking regulator floated a similar version of these rules earlier this summer in draft form, but today’s release makes them official, effective January 1, 2018. Current contracts will not be impacted before this date.
Among the major new rules is a requirement to stress test uninsured borrowers (those with more than 20% down payment OR equity in a home). Previously, only insured borrowers had to undergo such a test.
Who says selling as a senior needs to be stressful? With the proper guidance and care they too can be excited about the next stage in life!!