Government of BC

Emergency Management BC (EMBC) has authorized disaster financial assistance (DFA) for those who experienced damage as a result of the flooding and debris flows triggered by the November 14-16 heavy rainfall event.

Those who may qualify for this assistance include: home owners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers, charitable organizations and local government bodies, who were unable to obtain insurance to cover these disaster-related losses. 

New for 2019 is the Employer Health Tax. This new payroll tax replaces the Medical Service Plan that is currently in place. The monthly Medical Services Plan payments continue to be charged throughout 2019 but are eliminated January 1, 2020.