Yellowknife land sale
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - The City of Yellowknife will hold a ballot draw for industrial property in the Engle Business District on May 1. Land price reductions are available: five per cent on one lot, 10 per cent on two adjacent properties purchased at the same time, and 15 per cent on three or more adjacent lots purchased at the same time.
The city has also extended timelines for acquiring a development permit from one year to two years from possession date. Purchasers will have fours years form possession date to complete construction on the properties.
Tax incentives have also been extended to seven years, with 100 per cent discount of property taxes in the first year.
The Engle business district has zoning for large and small businesses. A $5,000 refundable deposit is required to register for the draw. Deadline for registration is noon April 29. See www.yellowknife.ca for more information.
Yellowknife pricier now than last year
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - If your pocket book feels a little lighter this year than last, it’s not just your imagination.
According to March 2014 data from the GNWT Bureau of Statistics, the consumer price index (CPI) for all items has increased by 1.9 per cent since this time last year.
Yellowknifers are doing better than Edomontonians, who saw a 3.3 per cent increase this March over last, and Whitehorse residents now pay 2.3 per cent more this year than last.
The biggest increases over the past year were for fuel oil and other fuels, which are 14.3 per cent more expensive today than they were last year. Gasoline only rose by 0.3 per cent over last year.
Yellowknife Multisport Club AGM
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - Tonight at 7 p.m., the Yellowknife Multisport club is holding their annual general meeting (AGM) in the Golder Associates Boardroom on the second floor of the YK Centre.
The club is looking for volunteers with fresh ideas on club management and future event planning. Even you just want become involved as a volunteer in the events Yellowknife Multisport puts together every year, consider coming out for this evening’s AGM.