Yes it may be April fool’s day Wednesday, but fee and rate increases for a variety of services are NO JOKE.
From electricity to getting over to the island, its going to cost you more.
BC Ferries fares will increase 2.9 % on most routes.
BC Hydro electricity rates are going up 6%, after a 9% cent hike in April last year.
And liquor prices could increase.
Other big changes to government liquor stores include the ability to sell cold beer and wine, stores can open Sundays and holidays, and alcohol on the shelf will now show the price before tax.
Taxes will be added on at the checkout.
Back on January 1st, MSP premiums went up.
Property tax increases have also been approved in Vancouver and Surrey.
Your ICBC basic insurances rates could also soon follow suit.
ICBC is in the final stages of seeking BC Utilities Commission approval for a proposed 36 dollar increase.