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B.C. residents are expected to spend a total of $224 million on Halloween this year, with around a quarter of that going toward candy alone. (Black Press Media file photo)

British Columbians to spend $224M on Halloween this year

Hello Safe says across Canada Halloween budget is up 28 per cent from last year

 

Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, Harjit Sajjan, speaks at the Kelowna Innovation Centre, Apr, 11, 2022 (Capital News/Gary Barnes)

Minister Sajjan stops in Kelowna to talk federal budget highlights

The minister also talked about climate change and moving to a green economy

 

(Autism BC photo)

B.C.’s new autism funding model a disappointment, says Autism BC

Part two in a series of stories related to autism awareness in B.C.

 

B.C. municipal affairs minister Nathan Cullen discusses the provincial 2022 budget and what it means for Greater Vernon businesses and organizations. Cullen was the guest speaker on the topic during a virtual town hall meeting hosted Monday, March 7, by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

B.C. budget to boost North Okanagan

MLAs Harwinder Sandhu and Nathan Cullen discuss figures during chamber of commerce town hall meeting

B.C. municipal affairs minister Nathan Cullen discusses the provincial 2022 budget and what it means for Greater Vernon businesses and organizations. Cullen was the guest speaker on the topic during a virtual town hall meeting hosted Monday, March 7, by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has passed its 2022 budget. The first reading of the budget had come before the board in early January. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen adopts financial plan

Minor adjustment made to fine-tune budget for 2022

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has passed its 2022 budget. The first reading of the budget had come before the board in early January. (Black Press file photo)
B.C. State for Child Care Minister Katrina Chen said that expanding childcare in B.C. is essential to better support the development of children and to ease pressure on parents and guardians. (Black Press Media file photo)

Provincial 2022 budget allows for investments in childcare and programs for B.C. families

Childcare considered a necessity, not a luxury says State for Child Care Minister Katrina Chen

B.C. State for Child Care Minister Katrina Chen said that expanding childcare in B.C. is essential to better support the development of children and to ease pressure on parents and guardians. (Black Press Media file photo)
Children protest in front of BC Parliament for autism support in B.C. in 2021. (Autism BC)

B.C.’s new autism funding model a disappointment, says Autism BC

Part one in a series of stories related to autism awareness in B.C.

Children protest in front of BC Parliament for autism support in B.C. in 2021. (Autism BC)
B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robison. (Screen shot)

B.C. finance minister rules out comprehensive tax review

‘I want to be really honest and up-front about that,’ Selina Robinson said Friday

B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robison. (Screen shot)
Finance Minister Selena Robinson speaking to the media in Victoria about her government's 2022-23 budget, unveiled on Tuesday. (File photo)

Finance minister addresses B.C.’s budget impact on Okanagan

Province budgets $1.3 billion for new schools in 2022-23

Finance Minister Selena Robinson speaking to the media in Victoria about her government's 2022-23 budget, unveiled on Tuesday. (File photo)
Alberta finance minister Travis Toews and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney Lieutenant Governor chat during the speech from the throne in Edmonton Alta, on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. It’s budget day in Alberta, and Kenney says there will be a massive infusion of money for the health-care system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta aiming for budget rebound on soaring oil and natural gas prices

Kenney promises budget will include natural gas rebates

Alberta finance minister Travis Toews and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney Lieutenant Governor chat during the speech from the throne in Edmonton Alta, on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. It’s budget day in Alberta, and Kenney says there will be a massive infusion of money for the health-care system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Finance Minister Selina Robinson speaks in the B.C. legislature. (Hansard TV)

The main takeaways from B.C.’s budget 2022

Disaster recovery, climate change, child care, critical infrastructure all key priorities

Finance Minister Selina Robinson speaks in the B.C. legislature. (Hansard TV)
Some child care costs in B.C. will drop to an average of $20 per day by the end of this year. (Photo courtesy of B.C. government)

B.C. Budget: Child care fees for infants, toddlers dropping to $20 per day by 2023

Province expects 40,000 new spots to open in next seven years

Some child care costs in B.C. will drop to an average of $20 per day by the end of this year. (Photo courtesy of B.C. government)
B.C. moving to a community hub model for those with autism and other support needs will cost $172 million over three years. Participants at an event outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 9 that called for the province to end its planned phase-out of individualized autism funding. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

B.C. Budget: Transition to controversial autism funding model to cost $172M

Province says funding to help cover costs of essential medical equipment, transition

B.C. moving to a community hub model for those with autism and other support needs will cost $172 million over three years. Participants at an event outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 9 that called for the province to end its planned phase-out of individualized autism funding. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Homelessness supports will remain for those sheltered during the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Homelessness supports will remain for those sheltered during the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
The front entrance to the Village of Keremeos offices is boarded up after a man damaged property and allegedly attacked staff inside. (Keremeos News)

Security upgrades up for early budget approval in Keremeos

The village also is looking at early approval for park and garden projects

The front entrance to the Village of Keremeos offices is boarded up after a man damaged property and allegedly attacked staff inside. (Keremeos News)
Summerland has a budget of 17.8 million for 2022. The budget calls for a four per cent tax increase. (District of Summerland chart)

Summerland budget calls for 4% tax increase

Tax bill expected to rise by $67.02 for typical home

Summerland has a budget of 17.8 million for 2022. The budget calls for a four per cent tax increase. (District of Summerland chart)
The Vernon School District invites the public to a budget meeting on Jan. 26, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Input sought on Vernon school district budget, which may include $1.7 million downfall

The public can virtually attend a presentation on School District 22 finances on Jan. 26

The Vernon School District invites the public to a budget meeting on Jan. 26, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Summerland’s budget figures for 2022 show a cost of $17,795,530 for the operation of the municipality. This is higher than the 2021 budget and the 2021 estimated actual figures. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland budget expected to increase

Preliminary figures show expenses close to $1M above 2021 budget

Summerland’s budget figures for 2022 show a cost of $17,795,530 for the operation of the municipality. This is higher than the 2021 budget and the 2021 estimated actual figures. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board has given first reading to its 2022 budget. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen graphic)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen budget for 2022 $1.7M higher than 2021

The board gave first reading to $22 M budget on Thursday

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board has given first reading to its 2022 budget. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen graphic)
Forest ecologist Andy MacKinnon, who previously worked with the B.C Government on developing land-use plans beyond logging, speaks about the importance of revenue options for First Nations on Tuesday at the legislature. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. ancient forest advocates call on province to fund alternative revenue streams

$300M required to help First Nations, other forest-dependent communities to transition

Forest ecologist Andy MacKinnon, who previously worked with the B.C Government on developing land-use plans beyond logging, speaks about the importance of revenue options for First Nations on Tuesday at the legislature. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)