District hikes taxes

The North Okanagan-Columbia-Shuswap Regional Hospital District has approved its 2012 provisional budget.

The North Okanagan-Columbia-Shuswap Regional Hospital District has approved its 2012 provisional budget.

The financial plan includes a tax increase of 3.5 per cent, bringing the total tax requisition to $5,316,328.  This is up from last year’s total by $180,195.

Treasurer Peter Jarman says the 3.5 per cent increase is close to the inflation rate.

“What does that mean for the average taxpayer? The residential tax would increase from $62.01 to $64.19 on an average residence of $308,817,” he said.

The taxes raised by NOCSRHD pay for 40 per cent of all hospital capital projects and equipment within the North Okanagan and Columbia-Shuswap regional districts.

Jarman said the increase is tied to property assessments so the actual hike will vary slightly from area to area.

Jarman said this provisional budget was altered slightly to include a budget item request from the Lumby Health Services Society of $3,054 for a portable procedure light to assist their local physicians and dermatologist.

The numbers for the provisional budget are determined by the operating and capital requirements of the year.



Just Posted

CDART trains North Okanagan volunteers

Regional group looking to form to help animals in cases of emergencies and disasters

Mix of sun and cloud for the Okanagan-Similkameen Shuswap

Chance of showers for much of the region this afternoon

PHOTOS: Vernon’s Summer Music Festival a hit at Caetani Centre

Acts from Argentina to Vernon gathered in the back yard of the Pleasant Valley home Saturday

East Hill rats not uncommon in Vernon

Man sees rat in back yard of East Hill home for 30 years, but wildlife expert said that’s not rare

PHOTOS: Grindrod Days brings smiles

Day-long celebration features antique tractor parade, old-fashioned games, animals and fun

When walls talk: Vernon murals see generation II

“This new movement, an app, will bring the strength of some of those same Vernon visionaries together again into a newdigital form”

Sexual assaults, extortion on the rise even as crime rates stay low: Stats Canada

Rates of police-reported sexual assault rose for the fourth year in a row

Donkeys await your hugs and scritches at anniversary event

Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge invites public to help celebrate 20 years of care.

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

Water quality makes swimming unsafe at three beaches near Salmon Arm

The Adams Lake Indian Band has issued a water qulity notice affecting beaches at three campgrounds.

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Second osprey chick dies, Okanagan web cam off

The second chick in an osprey nest featured on the Town of Osoyoos website has died

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

Most Read