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Previous budgets heavily reliant on oil revenues

“People are tired of the rollercoaster”: Finance Minister Campbell

Albertans will pay more for: be applied in increments the personal income tax million. plans to take advantage
The provincial savings
by Adrienne Tait buying a house. Real over the next three years system and will not a c c o u n t s w i l l b e of the current low
payable by employers.”
and fully implemented
interest rates to fund
estate land title and by 2018. Albertans with an annual accessed in order to help some of the major
The 2015 Alberta mortgage registration The prices at the pumps income of less than offset the projected projects.
budget included a fees prior to July 1, 2015 will go up as tax on gas $50,000 will not be deficit and the province
number of increases to were $50 plus an and diesel will be raised subject to the levy. The
taxes and fees as well as additional $1 per $5,000 by 4cents per litre, to a health care levy is
c u t s t o s o m e increment while the fees total of 13 cents per litre. capped at $1,000 per The Edson Vet Clinic
departments. after July 1, 2015 will be The budget also called year for people earning
A l b e r t a F i n a n c e $75 plus an additional $6 for an increase in the $130,800 or more. is sad to announce
M i n i s t e r R o b i n per $5,000 increment. tobacco tax, for the first P o s t - s e c o n d a r y
Campbell said, “People This represents over time since 2009, which institutions did not the retirement of
a r e t i r e d o f t h e 400% increase in land will raise the price of a receive their previous
rollercoaster.” He noted title and mortgage carton of cigarettes by level of funding and will
that previous budgets registration fees. For a $5. According to take a $72 million hit. Dr. SHELLY STEINACHER
had been heavily reliant h o m e b u y e r w h o Alberta finance, “These According to Alberta
on oil revenues and the requires a $400,000 changes align with Finance, “To ensure
spending would reflect mortgage on a $500,000 Alberta's Strategy to Alberta's post-secondary We will be hosting a
t h o s e r e v e n u e fees will increase from Prevent and Reduce e d u c a t i o n s y s t e m Retirement Open House
projections. “Then $280 to $1,230. Tobacco Use.” remains sustainable into
when times are bad we Despite the increase The cost of buying a the future, the system Wednesday, April 29: 4 - 8 pm
don't have the money to Alberta's real estate bottle of liquor has also will be transitioned over Kinsmen Hall - 4605 8th Avenue
pay for programming. transfer costs remain the increased by 22 cents per the next 5 years into a
Blind View When times are good we lowest in the country. litre with mid-sized model that reduces
B u d g e t 2 0 1 5
need to put more money
reliance on government
brewers seeing an
Window Fashions in savings.” introduced two new tax increase of 11 cents per funding. As a result,
brackets for 2016.
Service fees have
Campus Alberta base
increased across the Taxable income over Fines for traffic grant funding will be
board and will impact $100,000 will be taxed at violations will increase. reduced by 1.4% in
Custom Window Treatments everything from the cost 11.5% and taxable Albertans will also see 2015-16 and 2.7% in
since 1988 of renewing your driver's income over $250,000 the return of health care 2016-17.”
licence to the cost of will be taxed at 12% to levy effective July 1. Despite the reduction
780.723.5734 Julie Van Ember “We know health care in in post-secondary
funding the budget
the largest expense in our
780.542.0898 BANNISTERGM.COMANNISTERGM.COM budget….It is not a includes a $3 million
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library services bringing
blind view 2013 CADILLAC ATS2013 CADILLAC ATS structured like the the funding total to $36 Hamburgers and Light Refreshments
former health care
window WAS 39,999 ALL WHEEL DRIVE, premium which was
eliminated in 2008. This
new levy will be
fashions NOW 29,499 & COOL SEATS H14-365 administrated through
April 13 & 27 TEA PARTY
When using imagination, a child’s tea party is
May 11 & 25 not limited to who will be invited. A tea party is
the perfect activity to help preschoolers exercise
June 8 & 22 their imaginations. A child’s interest in pretend
play peaks during this time. Parents should
encourage little ones to pretend all they want,
July 6 & 20 because a child’s imagination helps them
develop many life skills.
Recognition from Early Childhood Matters
August 3, 17, 31 Is now accepting applications goes out to Coubrough Independent Grocer for
their continuing support with all our PJ’s Plus
Sept. 14 & 28 for 2015 Natural Gas Installations Fun & Food events, as well as their ask at the till
program that helps so many local charities.
October 12 & 26 Special Thanks to the Weekly Anchor and the Eagle Radio for promoting our upcoming
guest speaker.
Reminder - May 9, Lisa Murphy BS, Early Childhood Specialist, Author, Founder and
Nov. 9 & 23 RURAL CEO of Ooey Gooey Inc will be at the Edson and District Recreation Complex. Tickets on
sale at Galloway Station Museum, Jensen’s Lifestyle Clothing and Thymes Two.
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P.O. Box 1770

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Phone: 780-779-9990
Toll Free: 1-800-727-5259

Monday - Friday 8:00 – 4:30

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