PRINCE GEORGE — BC Assessment has sent out 2020 assessment notices to almost 248,000 Northern BC property owners with notices that reflect market value as of July 1st, 2019.“For most of the region’s homes, it’s a bit of mix of modest increases and decreases compared to last year’s assessments,” says Deputy Assessor Jarret Krantz. “There are some exceptions such as Terrace and Kitimat where most homeowners will see increases of 20 percent and 40 percent respectively.”BC Assessment collects, monitors and analyzes property data throughout the year.- Advertisement -The table below indicates the Northern BC region’s estimated range of percentage changes to 2020 assessment values by property type compared to 2019. * Note property assessments may vary by jurisdiction or municipality within the region.According to BC Assesment, overall, Northern BC’s total assessments increased from over $65.4 billion in 2019 to over $69.4 billion this year.A total of about $1.06 billion of the region’s updated assessments is from new construction, subdivisions and rezoning of properties.Advertisement The summaries below provide estimates of typical 2019 versus 2020 assessed values of properties throughout the region. These examples demonstrate market trends for single-family residential properties by geographic area.Chetwynd – $222,000 to $215,000 = minus 3 percentDawson Creek – $253,000 to $241,000 = minus 5 percentFort St. John – $319,000 to $314,000 = minus 2 percentHudson’s Hope – $164,000 to $166,000 = plus 1 percentNorthern Rockies – $105,000 to $103,000 = minus 2 percentTumbler Ridge – $128,000 to $135,000 = plus 5 percentMore information can be found on the BC Assessment’s website at bcassessment.caThis includes more details about 2020 assessments, property information and self-service access to a free, online property assessment search service that allows anyone to search, check and compare 2020 property assessments for anywhere in the province.
A woman who lives alone on an island off the coast of Co Donegal had a lucky escape after she fell off a ladder while washing her windows.The woman, who is from England but who owns the only house on Lahan Island, fell just after 8am this morning.The woman, who is in her 80s, suffered a number of fractures to her body but managed to contact the emergency services using her mobile phone. The Arranmore Lifeboat rushed to the scene and reached the woman at around 8.40am.She was stretchered from the island and transferred by lifeboat to the mainland at Cloughglass.Once on the mainland she was then taken by the Rescue 118 helicopter based in Sligo and rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital.Her condition has been described a stable. The woman spends several weeks of the year on the island which is only about 300 yards in length and contains just one house.Nora Flanagan of the Arranmore Lifeboat, said the woman was lucky she had her mobile phone with her.“Once we got the call we rushed to the scene and the woman was taken by stretcher to the mainland where she was assessed and flown to Letterkenny.‘The woman is the only inhabitant on the island and she was lucky that she had her phone and was able to contact the emergency services,” she said.Ms Flanagan revealed that the Arranmore Lifeboat has responded to 21 various calls in recent weeks. ONLY ISLAND INHABITANT RESCUED AFTER FALLING FROM LADDER was last modified: October 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalfallladderLahan IslandLifeboat
MISSION HILLS – Thousands of Los Angeles residents will honor the nation’s men and women of the military Friday at a number of Veterans Day events planned citywide. About 15,000 parade-goers are expected to line Laurel Canyon Boulevard for the San Fernando Valley’s second annual Veterans Day Parade, organizers said. Last year’s inaugural event drew a crowd of 10,000 people. This year, the parade will include 100 entries from various organizations, said parade committee member Patty Navarro. “People get so excited for this parade, because (the San Fernando Valley) has never had one like this before,” Navarro said. “It’s amazing how thankful the residents and veterans are.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Veteran Joe Lozano said he was impressed with the committee members’ enthusiasm. He called last year’s parade the largest and best he’s attended. With more than 2,000 soldiers and Marines killed in the war in Iraq so far, veterans are garnering more attention for their efforts, he said. Lozano, a 70-year-old Mission Hills resident, said more young people are interested in his experiences. When he sees young people out on the parade routes, it fills him with pride, he said. “Oh, man, I get a lump in my throat,” Lozano said. “I get the young kids now asking, what did you do in the war. Fortunately, I never went to war, but I was serving my country. That alone has always been the greatest feeling in my life. The 1.2-mile San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade will kick off at 11 a.m. at San Fernando Mission and Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Mission Hills, and end on Paxton Street in Pacoima. Other events planned for Friday include: A Veterans Day program will begin at 10:50 a.m. Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at the McCambridge Park War Memorial, at Amherst Drive and San Fernando Road, in Burbank. The “Salute to POWs” ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. The Malibu Chamber of Commerce and the city of Malibu will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at Malibu City Hall, 23815 Stuart Ranch Road. VFW Post 10040 will hold a Veterans Day turkey dinner at 6 p.m. Friday for a price of $8. The post is at 8548 Lankershim Blvd., Sun Valley. Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas will host the third annual candlelight vigil, featuring veterans from six decades of war, at 7 p.m. at the Valley Municipal Building Plaza, 14410 Sylvan St., Van Nuys. A special program titled “Sixty Years after World War II – Remembering the Greatest Generation,” will be held at 7 p.m. at the Chatsworth United Methodist Church, 10824 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Palmdale’s Veterans Day ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 2200 E. Palmdale Blvd. Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!