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Ferry advisory committee chair pleased with company changes included in BC budget

POWELL RIVER, BC- The provincial government released its budget last week, and BC Ferries was one of the focuses contained in the announcement. Fares will be frozen on all major routes, and the seniors passenger...

Province on Track for Balanced Budget

BC's Finance Minister has released second quarter budget results. Carole James says the forecast for growth in the province remains strong at 2.9 percent for 2017 and 2.1 percent for 2018. However, she says...

Poverty Coalition not pleased with BC Budget

The BC Poverty Coalition is disappointed after a comprehensive poverty strategy was left out of the provincial budget announcement. Community Organizer Trish Garner says the group was expecting to see some movement in...

MSP Premiums cut in half in 2017 BC Budget

BC's Finance Minister has tabled a balanced budget. The financial plan was presented in the legislature Tuesday afternoon and contained a number of new spending initiatives focusing on infrastructure, education, and health care spending. It also...

BC Budget introduced this afternoon

BC's Finance Minister will present the government's financial plan this afternoon. As is custom, little information on the budget has been released in advance, although last week's Speech from the Throne hinted at relief...

Finance Minister hosts public telephone town hall tonight

Finance Minister Michael de Jong will be hosting a telephone town hall for residents in the Vancouver Island and Coastal regions tonight. He's looking for input on the 2017 provincial budget. de Jong will take...

BC budget comes down

VICTORIA – The B.C. government’s third consecutive balanced budget builds toward a stronger and more diversified economy and delivers additional support to British Columbians who are most in need, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced today. Balanced Budget...
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