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A battle long brewing comes to a head tonight at City Hall

A battle that has been brewing for months over Vancouver's future will come to a head tonight at City Hall.  Public hearings twice delayed will finally take place tonight at 7:30 p.m. in City...

Live blogging the casino public hearing at City Council

This live blog contains minute by minute coverage of the first night of the public hearings on the controversial casino-expansion proposal at City Hall. Read post from bottom up to get full event.

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...

BC Place casino proposal: lack of independent fairness advisor raises questions

The BC Pavillion Corporation, the crown corporation that owns BC Place, decided not to employ an independent, fairness advisor when choosing a developer for the lands west of BC Place. The details of...

Supersized casino story

"Abnormal in the extreme," is how Doug McArthur, SFU professor of public policy describes the length of time it took PavCo to select Paragon Gaming. MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert says, "The sequence of

Provincial-backed casino requires City approval, but can City say no?

The proposed expansion of Edgewater Casino at BC Place requires Vancouver city council approval. Public hearings are slated for mid-December.

The Vancouver Observer photo pool on Flickr

A summer wrap-up of pictures seen on our Vancouver Observer Flickr group.

Vancouver to have one last chance to weigh in on proposal for BC's largest casino

The new casino will more than triple the number of slot machines - from 493 to 1, 500 - and include an additional 150 table games. Two hotels, with a total of 620 rooms, are also expected to be includ

Scenes from the 2010 Olympics Awards Ceremony at BC Place

Spirits were high and the music was great last night at BC Place. Story in photos.

Vancouver Gears Up for the 2010 Games: What to Expect During Game Time, the Last Minute Preparations and the Embrace of the Olympic Spirit

As of today, there is little over a month left until Vancouver welcomes the world. In preparation for this once in a lifetime event, here is a preview of what is expected come game time and the...