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Council abolishes business tax

Council abolishes business tax

Three Turner Valley businesses are getting a break on their taxes this year.
Waiting game follows appeal hearing

Waiting game follows appeal hearing

Future testing and monitoring of water in a town boasting 100 years of oil and gas history is now in the hands of the province’s environmental minister.
Rates going up for town services

Rates going up for town services

When Turner Valley property owners open their next garbage, recycling and sewer bills, they will notice an increase for the first time in years.
Derrick may aid Longview skyline

Derrick may aid Longview skyline

A replica of a 1930s oil derrick could become another icon for a small foothills village this summer.
Historic streets need some brightening up

Historic streets need some brightening up

Merchants along Black Diamond’s historic street are looking to add a splash of colour to the boomtown look. Six merchants and the Town of Black Diamond discussed sprucing up the historic downtown with a fresh coat of paint on April 21.
Town approves tax increase

Town approves tax increase

Turner Valley residents won’t have to dig much deeper into their pockets to pay their property taxes this year. During a special council meeting on Monday, Town council approved a residential tax increase of 0.75 per cent over last year.
Sale revives popularity of books

Sale revives popularity of books

A Black Diamond librarian has proof books are not a thing of the past.

Citizens tackle tax concerns

Black Diamond residents who say they’re paying too much in property taxes are getting to the bottom of their lofty rates.
Town may foot property tax bill

Town may foot property tax bill

Black Diamond homeowners may have to foot the bill for property taxes on two independent seniors’ complexes previously covered by the Province.
Province lends a hand to regional water service

Province lends a hand to regional water service

Provincial funding will relieve three municipalities of financial responsibility to set up a corporation that supports the creation of a regional water service.