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B.C. NDP to table home flipping tax

The B.C. government will table a piece of legislation aimed at taxing housing market speculation and home flipping. Government officials said the proposed legislation is meant to help increase housing supply and affordability. "Families shouldn't have to compete with house-flipping investors when they're trying to buy a home," said Premier David...

Meet your Candidates: Micah Wassink

Micah Wassink is one of five candidates vying for one of the two Creston council spots open for the upcoming by-election. Wassink says she was born and raised in Creston and is proud to call the valley home. "I'm actually the fourth generation in town here. My oldest ancestors that lived...

Housing expert offers insight into provincial budget

A housing expert says the provincial budget shows some promise in addressing housing, but it will take a combined effort from all levels of government to fix the crisis.  The province announced more money in their budget for support for families, housing and healthcare with more deficits for the future...

Heavy snow expected for B.C. mountian passes this weekend

Environment Canada predicts a "significant snowfall" event to hit mountain passes along Highway 3 and the Trans-Canada Highway. Officials said the alert covers several areas, including Highway 3 from Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass and the Trans-Canada Highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass. The alert is also in effect for...

Candidate forum announced for Creston By-Election

The five candidates vying for the two open Creston council spots have an opportunity to share their views and rally for support at an upcoming forum. On March 5 from 6-8 p.m, the public is welcome to attend the event at the Kootenay River Secondary School Auditorium. Anyone with any potential...

2024-25 provincial budget projecting $7.9 billion dollar deficit

“Now is not the time to pull back. We will continue to prioritize affordability for people and families, and the services we all rely on, during this period of slow global economic growth.” That is according to BC’s Minister of Finance, Katrine Conroy while delivering the BC NDP’s 2024-25 budget...
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