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Tax policy failed on its complexity, says Liberal MLA
New homes were previously PST-exempt, so purchases only included a five-per-cent HST. When the taxes were harmonized on July 1, 2010, the tax jumped to 12 per cent.
Greater Victoria ridings see overwhelming support to quash HST
An historic meeting set for Sept. 7 isn’t about amalgamating the region’s two largest municipalities. But when Victoria city councillors play host to their counterparts from Saanich, the hope is the experience will be positive enough to make the joint meetings a biannual affair.
Errant golf balls sliced off the 18th hole are technically no longer a problem for people living next door to the Cedar Hill golf course. That’s because what had been the final hole is now the ninth.
Layton, 61, stepped down as the New Democratic leader last month after revealing he was battling a second bout of cancer. The official opposition leader was frail and gaunt during an appearance July 25, after fighting off prostate cancer last year.
Canada's men’s Olympic rowing team, which has trained in Saanich since 1987, is looking for even more local training space to prepare for London next year and Rio in 2016.
The man is described as having red hair and an albino-like complexion with red facial stubble. He's approximately 5'8" tall, 150 pounds and very skinny.
One of the men who dug a hole in cell ceiling charged with killing a Victoria man in March 2010
Two companies, Mac Drywall and Cut-Rite Drywall, which have the same contact information, are being named as businesses to watch out for when hiring someone to help with home renovations. The phone number listed for the business is no longer in service.
Saanich police believe they've busted a sophisticated commercial break-in operation that's been plaguing Vancouver Island law enforcement agencies for months.
"You're going on to someone's private property and removing their possessions. It's pretty dramatic power," said Mayor Frank Leonard about this rarely used order. "When you're municipal government, our power is around land-use and property, not around people. It's very hard to regulate a bad neighbour, so we'll do everything in our power to help out a neighbourhood."
Aug. 5 is deadline for Elections B.C. receive HST package
Cops gear up for B.C. Day weekend
StatsCan to send out stern letters soon
Some colourful characters kept residents fed and watered in city’s formative years
NDP leader responsible for getting Victoria MP into federal politics
In Victoria, Carole James (Victoria-Beacon Hill) racked up the largest MLA bill with $39,869 in travel costs.
Difficulty aside, the Saanich resident has been a competitive flier for half a dozen years and is representing Canada next week at the FAI World Championship in Muncie, Ind. The competition is the Olympics for model aircraft owners, he says.
Two prisoners were involved in the attempt, which was uncovered Sunday morning by corrections officials when they discovered a large hole in the ceiling of a cell inside the maximum security facility.