Check those bank accounts: Here’s why your GST credit was a little higher this...
An extra $164 dollar-doos!
5 ways Canada’s Budget 2023 could save you some cash
Free dental care, grocery rebates and more!
Langford’s proposed budget would see property taxes go up by nearly 12% this year
Inflation strikes again.
VicPD butts heads with Victoria and Esquimalt councils over proposed budget
The police force sought a 10% increase, while other departments are seeking 7%.
10 things you need to know about the BC NDP’s 2023 budget
Free birth control, renter’s credit and more!
Property tax in Sidney to increase by nearly 5% in 2023
The RCMP’s budget makes up 16% of the drafted budget this year.
Here’s how much yearly income you need to get a mortgage in Victoria
“It’s never been so unaffordable to buy a home.”
BC poll finds 40% of residents are struggling to keep up with the cost...
71% are struggling to save for retirement.
Here’s why most BC residents GST credit came with additional funds this month
To help deal with inflation.
Report shows financial stress is keeping 50% of Canadians from sleeping
Having trouble sleeping? 😴
Victoria’s basic living wage has reached an all time high of $24.29 per hour
Nearly $4 an hour more than last year.
Watchdog agency launches study as Victoria’s grocery prices climb amid record high inflation
Prices are growing at the fastest rate in 40 years.
Double your dollars: Canada’s GST credit increase receives approval
Many will receive a payment on November 4th.
Cost of living for a single person in Victoria is now $3,494/month
Time to get a third job! 💸
Living wage significantly higher than minimum wage in Victoria (REPORT)
Over $20/hr is currently considered a “liveable” wage here.
DVBA highlights resiliency of Victoria’s downtown businesses during pandemic
The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) was rated highest among businesses.
BC Budget 2021: Largest mental health investment included in BC’s 2021 budget
The Province promised $500 million for mental health initiatives.
The average price for a single-family home in Victoria is currently $932,000
And people are still buying them! 😳
B.C. comes closest among provinces to pre-COVID employment levels
Growth was slower than in previous months, however.
B.C. extends emergency COVID-19 supplements for those on disability, low-income seniors
Those on CERB or EI are not eligible.
B.C. has recovered 58% of jobs lost at the height of COVID-19 pandemic
The provincial unemployment rate is now at 11.1%
B.C. tourism industry seeking $680 million to recover from COVID-19 pandemic
The sector is set to see a 69% decrease in revenue this year
B.C. projecting “staggering” $12.5 billion budget deficit due to COVID-19
"This could be the worst downturn experienced by our province in recent history," says Minister Carole James.
B.C. extends temporary rental supplement until August 2020
The freeze on evictions for non-payment of rent also remains in place, but evictions for other reasons will be allowed later this month
Insurance in BC costs 42% more than it does in Alberta (REPORT)
A new driver would pay ICBC $4,319 a year to insure a Honda Civic, the report says
Nominations are now open for the new face of Canada’s $5 bill
No fictional characters allowed!
Province grants $350,000 to help Victoria host basketball tournament
That’s a lot of Air Jordans.
The Bank of Canada wants Canadians to decide who will be on the next...
Who would you vote for?
6 million Canadians affected in Capital One credit card security breach
As well as roughly 100 million Americans.
Minimum wage in BC will increase by $1.20 this Saturday
Wages for liquor servers, resident caretakers and live-in camp leaders are also going up
Adulting 101: 9 ways to help you handle debt like a boss
Hint: A LOT of them have to do with credit cards!
Adulting 101: 8 tips you need to know before buying a home in Victoria
#7: Pre-qualifying is a thing!
Canada Revenue Agency site goes down amidst tax season
As if filing taxes wasn’t fun enough already 🙄
BC now has the 9th highest personal income tax in all of North America
We also have the highest carbon tax in both Canada and the US.
Canada’s new vertical $10 banknote will go into circulation next week (PHOTOS)
With a portrait of the first Canadian woman to ever be featured on a regular banknote
Province takes further step towards eliminating MSP premiums
It's official: the Employer Health Tax will come into effect on January 1st, 2019
BC government seeks public input on building Budget 2019
What would you like to see in the province's budget for next year?
50% of BC workers live paycheque to paycheque (SURVEY)
And 39% say they spend all of their net pay