As some of B.C. 's larger cities grapple with the possibility of the speculation tax recently announced in the 2018 budget, small communities in the Interior say they are feeling the effects as well. "The speculator tax has definitely caused some confusion and fear among people," said Gerry Taft, the mayor of Invermere and a real estate agent with Royal LePage. The tax was proposed by the B.C. government to address rapidly rising housing prices, though few details have been released.
Councillors in West Kelowna. B.C., are irate about the speculation tax announced by the B.C. government in the 2018 budget and demand that the Okanagan city be exempt. West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater says homeowners and developers are so concerned about the tax, they are sending letters to city hall at a rate of one an hour. "The letters are very compelling reading ... some of them, their lives are being altered by this," said Findlater. "Their lives are going in a different direction.
An independent review of the historic flooding seen last year in much of B.C. 's Interior has concluded that decisions made by provincial officials were "appropriate and operationally sound." The report, released Wednesday, concluded that a wetter-than-average spring, combined with unusual weather conditions the previous fall and winter, were the primary drivers behind the severe flooding.
Man charged in connection to 2011 death of Armstrong teen pleads guilty to 2nd degree murder. He was originally convicted of 1st degree murder, but won appeal for new trial. #Okanaganhttp://www.cbc.ca/1.4572765
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