Property taxes

The best time to apply for the grant is in May after people have received both their BC Assessment notice and their municipal property tax notice. Photo: Unsplash

Homeowner grants remain unchanged for West Kootenay

Assessment roll and jurisdiction numbers are needed to apply.

 

This home at 2357 Cornwall Drive was sold by the city for $150,000 at auction. It was assessed at $420,000. BC Ombudsperson filed a report saying the city failed to help a vulnerable person and sold her home over not paying $10,000 property tax. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Update: Penticton to pay $140K to vulnerable woman who lost home over unpaid taxes

Mayor offers apology to woman who lost her home to the city after not paying $10K in taxes

 

City of Penticton is being called out for evicting and selling a vulnerable woman’s home at auction for not paying $10,000 in property taxes. (File photo)

Penticton should repay vulnerable woman after home sold to pay property tax: B.C. Ombudsperson

The City of Penticton sold the home after the woman was unable to pay $10,000 in taxes

 

City council was given a draft budget presentation at chambers on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

City’s draft budget shows modest surplus, with slight property tax bump for 2021

The draft reflects the latest numbers in the on-going budget process

City council was given a draft budget presentation at chambers on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary’s top administrator said Area ‘C’s the tax bump shows Christina Lake has weather the COVID-19 pandemic reasonably well. File photo

Christina Lake property taxes to go up in 2021, says regional district

The increase amounts to roughly $30 over last year’s taxes, for properties worth $200,000

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary’s top administrator said Area ‘C’s the tax bump shows Christina Lake has weather the COVID-19 pandemic reasonably well. File photo
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
The province is taking over full administration of home owner grants, to relieve the burden on municipalities. Photo: Taylor Simpson

Province of B.C. to oversee homeowner grant applications

The administrative move is to help ease the burden for municipalities

The province is taking over full administration of home owner grants, to relieve the burden on municipalities. Photo: Taylor Simpson