Category Archives: Finances

Understanding your BC Assessment on FolkU Radio @89.5FM

Wondering what the deal is with this year’s BC Assessments… what does it mean to get a high assessment? How does it relate to the taxes you pay? Why can one community have so much variation? When and how can you contest your assessment. Bill Dawson of BC Assessment joins host Manda Aufochs Gillespie to answer all these questions and more live this Friday at 1 p.m. on 89.5FM or livestream from cortesradio.ca.

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Where do Discovery Island property tax dollars go? 

(Part 2 of 5 from the Feb 9 SRD Board Meeting)

Electoral Area C is the largest electoral area within the Strathcona Regional District. It spreads out over 10,650 square kilometres: from Quadra throughout the Discovery Islands to some of the Mainland Inlets. The vast majority of people live on Quadra. In the second of five articles arising from the SRD Board meeting of Feb 9th, 2022, Cortes Currents is looking at how the tax dollars from this area were spent in 2021 and a proposed budget for 2022. 

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Where did Cortes Island’s property tax dollars go in 2021?

(Part 1 of 5 from the Feb 5 SRD Board Meeting)

The proposed budget for 2022 was one of the principle topics at the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Board Meeting on Wednesday, February 9th. Part of this process involved looking into the finances for 2021. So in the first of a five part series arising from that meeting, Cortes Currents is looking into how the SRD is spending the portion of our tax dollars under their control. 

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Folk U: CryptoCurrency 101 for Cortes

What is CryptoCurrency and what can it do for YOU and your community? Learn about this form of currency, what it is, how it developed, and why it may matter to YOU. Adventure motorcyclist and cryptocurrency entrepreneur “Skenoo,” the eponymous CEO of Skenoo Ventures Inc joins host Manda Aufochs Gillespie to dig deep on this important and timely topic on Folk U Radio this Friday at 1 p.m. on CKTZ 89.5FM or cortesradio.ca.

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