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Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Delta School District projecting over $2.7-million shortfall for 2022-2023

Public can weigh in on the draft budget via email or at a virtual board meeting on Tuesday, May 3

 

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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. 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

 

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)

Finance minister tells Surrey meeting tax review ‘not on’ B.C.government’s agenda

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

B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robison. (Screen shot)
B.C. Premier John Horgan looks on as Finance Minister Selina Robinson delivers the budget speech in the legislature in Victoria on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. (Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito photo).

Surrey-White Rock MLA says B.C. cabinet pay hike ‘completely wrong’

Public has ‘no appetite’ for raises included in fine print of budget – Halford

B.C. Premier John Horgan looks on as Finance Minister Selina Robinson delivers the budget speech in the legislature in Victoria on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. (Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito 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)
Surrey Council Chambers at city hall. (File photo)

Surrey Connect accuses Safe Surrey Coalition of $24M ‘selfish’ Cloverdale arena delay

Costs have risen for Cloverdale Sport and Ice Complex and Newton Community Centre

Surrey Council Chambers at city hall. (File photo)
Legislative buildings in Victoria. (File photo: Evert Lindquist)

Surrey Board of Trade hopes B.C. budget will address its 10-step wishlist on Feb. 22

Anita Huberman, CEO of the board, says ‘re-conceiving’ tax system is ‘a must’

Legislative buildings in Victoria. (File photo: Evert Lindquist)
White Rock’s 2022 draft financial plan proposes an overall tax hike of 4.9 per cent for an average single family home and 4.2 per cent for a strata home. (Contributed photo)

City of White Rock seeks public input on draft financial plan for 2022

Deadline for comments on city budget set for Feb. 16

White Rock’s 2022 draft financial plan proposes an overall tax hike of 4.9 per cent for an average single family home and 4.2 per cent for a strata home. (Contributed photo)
The site for the proposed “Cloverdale Sport & Ice Complex” on the Fairgrounds. (Image via surrey.ca)

More than $50M has been allocated over the next three years for a ‘Sport & Ice Complex’ in Cloverdale

Five-year financial plan budgets $32M in 2022, $13M in 2023, and $10M in 2024

The site for the proposed “Cloverdale Sport & Ice Complex” on the Fairgrounds. (Image via surrey.ca)
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)
Outside council chambers inside Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)

Councillor slams Surrey’s ‘last-minute’ budget consultation

City of Surrey expected to release 2022-26 financial plan Friday

Outside council chambers inside Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)
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Surrey Board of Trade slams city for budget delay

Board says it’s receiving a lot of complaints that Surrey’s budget is not yet ready for public scrutiny

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A Surrey Police Service car not yet on patrol. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Board member Cheney Cloke asked ‘just out of curiosity’ why the SPS is spending money on the integrated teams when it is not yet operational

‘It truly is astonishing that we’ve done it,’ Mayor Doug McCallum says of SPS progress thus far

A Surrey Police Service car not yet on patrol. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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Surrey draft budget not yet ready for public review

Councillors expressing concern, as last year’s was publicly released by Nov. 16

File photo Black Press Media