It appears the B.C government has thrown a lifeline to the B.C Wildlife park in Kamloops.
General Manager Glen Grant says changes announced to the new health payroll tax this week by the NDP means non profits with a certain revenue level wont pay the levy.
Grant says that should cover half of the extra 200 thousand dollars the park would have to pay over the next several years.
“This was one of the topics that we discussed in the meeting in Victoria about a month ago. We’re also asking for some assistance in funding some of our conservation and environmental programs. So that we can use those operational dollars that we’ve put into those things, put into the wages, that are going to affect the minimum wage increase.”
Grant points out however, he has not received official notice from the B.C Government that the park specifically will be exempt.