Youth for Christ in Williams Lake one of more than a dozen organizations benefitting from the city's 2014 tax exemptions.

Youth for Christ in Williams Lake one of more than a dozen organizations benefitting from the city's 2014 tax exemptions.

Tax exemptions benefit local organizations

More than a dozen Williams Lake organizations will benefit from a total of $166,600 in tax exemptions in 2014.

  • Oct. 3, 2013 1:00 p.m.

More than a dozen Williams Lake organizations will benefit from a total of $166,600 in tax exemptions in 2014.

Some organizations are receiving more than one of 27 exemptions.

At its regular council meeting last week, city council approved the exemptions. “It’s something we do every year,” Mayor Kerry Cook said.

Included on the list are Youth For Christ, Cariboo Friendship Society, Nature Trust of B.C., Abraham’s Lodge and Care Society, Williams Lake Association for Community Living, Potato House Sustainable Community Society, Cariboo Elks Home Society, Boys and Girls Club of WL, Child Development Centre, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139, Station House Studio and Gallery, Seniors Activity Centre Society, WL Curling Club, Chamber of Commerce, Williams Lake Stampede Association, Trail Riders, Gavin Lake Forest Education Society, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church because of its baseball field, Voice of Pentecost Church, Salvation Army, Gendun Dubpra Bhuddist Centre, Canadian Mental Health and the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club.