Monday, July 22, 2024
ADVT 
National

No April Fool's joke, lots going up on April 1st

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 01 Apr, 2024 09:53 AM
  • No April Fool's joke, lots going up on April 1st

Today marks the first day of changes to multiple taxes and other costs, including the national price on pollution, the federal excise tax on alcohol and the cost to ride some B-C ferries.

Across Canada the added carbon price for gasoline will now be 17.6 cents per litre, up 3.3 cents per litre from before.

The province's ferry rates were approved for an average increase of 3.2 per cent starting today, while B-C Ferries says it will be offering more options for discounted fares.

Other changes starting today include increases in the province's thresholds for first-time homebuyers and newly built homes to be exempt from the property transfer tax, and a two per cent bump to the federal excise tax on alcohol.

MORE National ARTICLES

Fatal stabbing in Victoria

Fatal stabbing in Victoria
Police in Victoria are investigating after one person was stabbed to death and a second was seriously injured Sunday morning. The department says officers were called to the 700-block of Pandora Avenue at approximately 4 a.m. and found the body of a man.  

Fatal stabbing in Victoria

2 injured in Surrey hit and run

2 injured in Surrey hit and run
Two people were injured in separate hit-and-run crashes early Sunday in Surrey. Police say the first crash involved a Dodge Challenger and a Tesla and the occupants of the Challenger fled the scene on foot.   

2 injured in Surrey hit and run

Targeted shooting in Downtown Vancouver

Targeted shooting in Downtown Vancouver
Police say a shooting in downtown Vancouver Saturday night appears to have been targeted. The city's police department says multiple witnesses began calling 9-1-1 around 5:40 p-m, after shots were fired near Richards and Robson streets.

Targeted shooting in Downtown Vancouver

Ammo seized in Port Alberni

Ammo seized in Port Alberni
Police say a 48-year-old man is facing several charges after officers seized several guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition and homemade explosive devices from a home in Port Alberni. Mounties carried out a controlled detonation of a device at the home yesterday afternoon. 

Ammo seized in Port Alberni

Driver allegedly spits on cyclist & strikes them with their vehicle

Driver allegedly spits on cyclist & strikes them with their vehicle
Victoria police say they are looking for a driver who allegedly spat on a cyclist and struck them with their vehicle. They say the cyclist was at an intersection the afternoon of March 17th when the driver of a black S-U-V spat at them through their open window.

Driver allegedly spits on cyclist & strikes them with their vehicle

On pre-budget charm offensive, Trudeau announces plans to expand $10-a-day child care

On pre-budget charm offensive, Trudeau announces plans to expand $10-a-day child care
The federal government's pre-budget charm offensive is back for a second straight day — this time aimed at parents and child care providers. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government plans to provide more than $1 billion in low-cost loans, grants and student loan forgiveness to expand child care across Canada. 

On pre-budget charm offensive, Trudeau announces plans to expand $10-a-day child care

PrevNext