Pages of the Past
5 years ago
• The B.C. government set aside $1.3 billion to cover costs if it loses a long-running dispute over provincial sales tax charged in legal fees.
Provincial sales tax on lawyers’ services and notary public services had been in effect since May, 1992.
It is the only professional service subject to the PST.
10 years ago
• A price hike for Laidlaw Coach Lines customers who occasionally travel within one zone had a Deep Bay resident crying foul.
Passengers traveling one zone with Laidlaw — to destinations within District 69, would pay $4, up from $2.50.
One resident objected as this is the only bus service we have, and it’s not fair.
20 years ago
• An Errington man and his three sons were thankful to be alive after two log barges struck and sank their fishing boat near the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Responding to a signal from the tugboat operator, the men were rescued by the Prince Rupert Coast Guard.