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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. 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 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)
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)
Very few individual and group requests for funds, called specific referrals, approved in City of Salmon Arm’s 2022 budget. (File photo)

Few organizations’ wishes granted due to tight Salmon Arm budget

Policing cost jump and other needs leave little for variety of requests from groups, individuals

Very few individual and group requests for funds, called specific referrals, approved in City of Salmon Arm’s 2022 budget. (File photo)
Taxpayers in Salmon Arm will be paying a four per cent increase in taxes in 2022 due mainly to increases in the policing budget. (File photo)

Taxpayers in Salmon Arm to pay 4% hike mainly due to policing costs

One new officer for city, plus taxpayers to shoulder impact of wage raise in Canada-wide contract

Taxpayers in Salmon Arm will be paying a four per cent increase in taxes in 2022 due mainly to increases in the policing budget. (File photo)
The first portion of the Lake to Lake bike lane officially opened Aug. 1 on Martin Steet. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

No pause for $4.7M Lake-to-Lake Bike lane phase in Penticton

A move to delay $4.7M 2nd phase of bike path was shot down in 4-3 vote during budget deliberations

The first portion of the Lake to Lake bike lane officially opened Aug. 1 on Martin Steet. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
On July 26, Salmon Arm Council granted the request of seven community organizations which applied for COVID-19 Restart grants-in-aid. (File photo)

Salmon Arm groups get what they wanted to help with COVID-19 shortfalls

Council figures out how to give seven organizations more than was initially allocated

On July 26, Salmon Arm Council granted the request of seven community organizations which applied for COVID-19 Restart grants-in-aid. (File photo)
B.C.’s 2021 budget is trending in the right direction to support farmers, says the BC Fruit Growers’ Association. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

B.C. budget receives thumbs up from Okanagan fruit growers

BCFGA general manager said budgetary investments put farming industry on a good trajectory for recovery

B.C.’s 2021 budget is trending in the right direction to support farmers, says the BC Fruit Growers’ Association. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Public input on the City of Enderby’s proposed 2021 budget is open until 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2021. (City of Enderby photo)

Enderby’s proposed 2021 budget open for public input

The proposed spending plan includes a 2.2 per cent tax increase; public input open until Monday

Public input on the City of Enderby’s proposed 2021 budget is open until 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2021. (City of Enderby photo)