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Grande Prairie to continue seniors property tax rebate

Seniors in Grande Prairie will continue to get a $100 property tax rebate, despite changes to provincial support.

The program was in jeopardy when a new provincial property tax deferral program was introduced, as the City relied on its database.

Now, the Ministry of Alberta Seniors has agreed to share their data and Councillor Helen Rice says she is glad to see support continue for homeowners over 65 years old.

“Any resource community you have, you can have some prohibitive costs of living, and so I think it’s important that we provide what comforts we can for our seniors, most of whom are on a fixed income.”

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City Council also voted to look at increasing the tax rebate to $200 during its next budget cycle.

Around 450 homeowners in Grande Prairie are eligible.

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