Another year and another New Year’s dominated by COVID-19. Restrictions on hockey games, travel and even community gatherings lead the news. While our attention is turned to that, politicians are nickel and diming us with higher taxes. […]
“Let’s say over these years I have given the town approximately $80,000 in taxes. Then of course let’s not forget the Municipal Franchise fee on my gas and electricity bills ($16.50 and $13.96) Electrical access fee. That’s an additional $184 per year!” […]
We hear councillors offer nice platitudes about understanding the hardships Albertans are going through, but actions speak louder than words. And the recent push for new tax powers shows that big city councillors and mayors are divorced from the reality facing Alberta.
Sturgeon County Council voted Mar. 31 to waive residential penalties on unpaid municipal water and wastewater accounts from March 31 to June 30. The County is assuring residents that disconnections for the services will not be performed during that time.
After cancelling their Mar. 26 regular meeting, Town Council has a 319-page agenda of business to tackle Tuesday night. On the agenda for the Apr. 9 regular meeting are a number of items, the most significant of which for residents is First Reading of the 2019 Tax Rate Bylaw.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced Thursday his party would offer tax relief to young families by introducing the Supporting New Parents Act, which would remove federal income tax from benefits received under the EI maternity and EI parental programs. […]
Morinville taxpayers should expect next years’ tax bill to go up by a few bucks a month following Council’s approval of 2017’s tax rates in a unanimous vote from Council for 2nd and 3rd Reading of the Tax Bylaw.