Bill Barisoff

Two sides to tax issue

Transition back to Provincial Sales Tax requires good communication between government and taxpayers.

Research centre needs serious debate

It is often said that election time brings out the “silly season” in our electoral process.

Changes coming to health care

I recently referenced the 2013 MSP Premiums that will increase by $2.50 a month for an individual who is not on premium assistance.

Addressing child poverty issues

Recently the First Call organization released the annual report card on child poverty.

Tourism, disease testing and bullying

Tourism is an important industry both at the provincial level and also locally here in the Okanagan region.

Extra term to see projects through

When I put my name forward to run in the 2005 provincial general election, I did so with the intent that it would serve as my final term.

Gaming handouts detailed

Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch has a new website.

Gaming handouts detailed

Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch has a new website.

Transitioning back to the provincial sales tax system

Roughly one year from this week British Columbia will transition back to the former provincial sales tax taxation system.

Trail improvements get provincial funds

A funding announcement is close for upgrades to a rail trail in the South Okanagan.

Funding will protect B.C.’s heritage buildings

The community of Peachland is working to to renovate one of Peachland’s most iconic heritage buildings

Understanding Bill 22

This week is one of those few times when the B.C. Legislature is in session and at the moment classes all across British Columbia are not.

Spending in one area cuts spending in another

Taxpayers complain about tax levels and calls for increased spending continue.

Positives in education overlooked

Good things are happening for education in the South Okanagan.

Grant funding budget increasing

The annual gaming grant budget will rise to $135 million annually.