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British Columbia’s finance minister is promising to stay the course in her next budget to be tabled Tuesday in the legislature, while also monitoring potential storm clouds looming over the economy. Finance Minister Carole James releases the provincial public accounts report during a press conference at the press gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, Thursday, July 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. budget expected to stay the course as economic growth moderates

Finance minister said ICBC costs have affected budget

British Columbia’s finance minister is promising to stay the course in her next budget to be tabled Tuesday in the legislature, while also monitoring potential storm clouds looming over the economy. Finance Minister Carole James releases the provincial public accounts report during a press conference at the press gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, Thursday, July 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
One of Victoria’s ‘sister cities’ is Morioka, Japan. (Submitted)

Victoria votes to slash sister city celebrations

Victoria will only celebrate its anniversary with Morioka, Japan this year

One of Victoria’s ‘sister cities’ is Morioka, Japan. (Submitted)
Victoria city council voted to keep lunches catered. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria council keeps its catered lunches at more than $10,000 per year

Two councillors tried to eliminate the expense, with widespread rejection

Victoria city council voted to keep lunches catered. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
An upcoming budget town hall meeting will be at City Hall on Friday, Nov. 21. (Nicole Crescenzi/ News Staff)

Victoria 2020 budget town hall scheduled for Thursday

The public is welcome to provide feedback on proposed 2020 spending

An upcoming budget town hall meeting will be at City Hall on Friday, Nov. 21. (Nicole Crescenzi/ News Staff)
Steve Hurcombe (left), VicPD control, Chief Const. Del Manak, and Police Board member Sean Powell presented the proposed 2020 police budget to city councillors. (Screenshot/City of Victoria)

Victoria Police Department requests $2.5 million increase for 2020 budget

VicPD answers council questions about requested cost expenditures

Steve Hurcombe (left), VicPD control, Chief Const. Del Manak, and Police Board member Sean Powell presented the proposed 2020 police budget to city councillors. (Screenshot/City of Victoria)
The city is looking for feedback on its 2020 City Budget. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

City of Victoria looks for feedback on proposed 2020 budget

The city hopes to operate on a $258.7 million budget

The city is looking for feedback on its 2020 City Budget. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Town of Sidney’s annual report throws up some interesting numbers. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Sidney annual report advises of $12.5 million capital debt

Sidney painted by million dollar numbers: new business, modest home building, new initiatives

Town of Sidney’s annual report throws up some interesting numbers. (Don Denton/News Staff)
A large crane hangs over a dig site for the McKenzie interchange project. The project is not $11 million over budget, bringing it’s costs from $85 million to $96 million. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

$11 million overdraw for McKenzie Interchange construction

The project has been delayed multiple times and is now estimating a budget of $96 million

A large crane hangs over a dig site for the McKenzie interchange project. The project is not $11 million over budget, bringing it’s costs from $85 million to $96 million. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Sidney has announced moderate tax increases, including 3.93 per cent property tax increase. (Peninsula News Review files)

Sidney council announce average tax increases of $77

Town of Sidney Council has approved two plans that will lead to moderate tax increases

Sidney has announced moderate tax increases, including 3.93 per cent property tax increase. (Peninsula News Review files)
Victoria City Council has released their draft Strategic Plan and draft Financial Plan for public discussion (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff).

City of Victoria releases draft 2019 budget

The draft Financial Plan and the draft Strategic Plan are now online for public review

Victoria City Council has released their draft Strategic Plan and draft Financial Plan for public discussion (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff).
The Greater Victoria School District approved spending a surplus in excess of $3.7 million. File photo

Victoria school board decides how to spend nearly $3.8-million surplus

Large portion goes to 2018/2019 projected deficit

The Greater Victoria School District approved spending a surplus in excess of $3.7 million. File photo