FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John ended up holding their annual tax sale twice this year.

The sale was held on Monday, but because a bidder couldn’t make payments, the properties were available again on Tuesday.

Originally, around 60 properties were up for sale on September 13th when the sale list was released, but by auction day there were only two available.

The two properties left were on 10504-100th Avenue and 10603-110th Street.

Only the property on 110th Street received a bid and the other was declared purchased by the City.

The original owners have one year to redeem their property by paying the owing property taxes and fees.

The sale is a requirement of the City by the Local Government Act once a property has been delinquent on property taxes for three consecutive years. The Act allows the City to sell the property by the price of taxes due.

Further information can be found on the City’s website.