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Province made an "exceptionally" fast decision on BC Place casino, says NDP critic Spencer Chandra Herbert
In March 2009, the BC Pavillion Corporation (PavCo) sent out a call for proposals to develop the land west of BC Place. Sixteen weeks later, PavCo selected a proposal from the Nevada-based Paragon...
Nov 4th, 2010
BC Lottery Corp on spending spree while charities reel
A review of the BCLC 2010 annual report suggests that the corporation may transfer up to 73% of its capital expenditure budget directly into private hands annually.
Jan 11th, 2011
Vancouver residents oppose downtown casino, Justason Market Intelligence poll finds
A January/February survey of Vancouver residents by Justason Market Intelligence finds that 51% of Vancouver residents oppose the proposed downtown casino development. This opposition includes...
Feb 12th, 2011
Paragon of haste
“Stop the expansion of gambling that has increased gambling addiction and put new strains on families,” promised the BC Liberals during the 2001 elections. A decade after the BC Liberals took...
Feb 9th, 2011
Vancouver Not Vegas: Wednesday Feb. 9th, Public Forum in Chinatown
With the exception of the public hearings on February 17 at City Hall, this will be the most important event in the fight against the planned downtown mega-casino, a group opposing the casino...
Feb 8th, 2011
Myth-busting at The Edgewater
Myth: Today is my lucky day; I know I'm going to win. Fact: There is no magic in gambling. No thought or feeling that you may have will help determine whether you win or not. It's Saturday night at...
Dec 20th, 2010
City Council to hold public hearings on B.C. Place casino in February
City council reviewed a several reports relating to developments in the area of Northeast False Creek yesterday, including a report on the relocation and expansion of the Edgewater Casino at B....
Jan 18th, 2011
Christy Clark promises to restore gaming money to arts groups, if elected
To ensure charities and community groups have a stable and sustainable source of funding, BC Liberal leadership candidate Christy Clark has said that that as premier she would review the current...
Linda Solomon Wood
Jan 17th, 2011
Council expected to be divided today over motion to suspend gaming expansion
At today's city council meeting, Councillor Ellen Woodsworth will bring forward a motion to suspend the expansion of gaming in Vancouver, while another councillor says now is not the time to make a...
Jan 17th, 2011
Grandview-Woodland Area council opposes casino development
Grandview-Woodland Area council announced its opposition to the Edgewater casino expansion at BC Place, according to a press release sent out by Tom Durrie. They are the third neigbourhood...
Jan 17th, 2011