Assessments are out here in Victoria and they are up again. If you have any concern about the value placed on your home, I suggest you appeal your assessment. You have until January 31st to file an appeal and it costs you nothing. You can also drop it before it comes to the review panel - about 90% of appeals are dropped before they reach the review panel.
I spent a number of years on the Greater Victoria Property Assessment Review Panel for residential properties. I am happy to help anyone understand the appeal process and if there is a case for an appeal. Just drop me a line at bernard (at) shama.ca, I am happy to help.