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Edgewater Casino lease extension rasies questions

“Its time to actually tell the public the truth about what’s happening with this site.”

Anti-gambling coalition fighting casino move in court

Vancouver municipal election 2011: Relocation of Edgewater still deserves a public airing, says Vancouver Not Vegas.

Mayor and council vote unanimously against casino expansion

Present facility can relocate, but no increase in local gaming without public consultation.

Casino employee's views on gambling addiction

There was nothing like going to work at the casino at 5:55am with my black Tim Horton's coffee and seeing people (some in a zombie-like state) there. Don't they sleep? How long have they been there?...

Vancouverites speak out about proposed casino at BC Place: live blog from City Hall

10:10 -- Brian Middleton, first speaker comes up. He started working for casinos 25 yrs ago. He speaks in support of the casino and questions why charities and sports programs are funded through...

Prominent citizens come out against proposed casino

On the eve of City Council's public hearings on the Edgewater casino expansion, prominent citizens have signed on to oppose a new gambling facility in the city's downtown area.   Milton...

Did Rich Coleman tell the truth about BCLC and Paragon?

Tomorrow, April 9th, is the date city sponsored hearings resume on Paragon’s zoning application for a new casino at BC Place Casino. One of the important issues is the process for selection of the...

Live blogging the casino public hearing at City Council, Day 3

11:04 -- Meeting recessed. Mayor announces reconvening April 12th at 6pm.   11:00 -- Woodsworth says she wants to ensure that everyone at Edgewater keeps their "well-paying" jobs. She asks...

City Councillors ask tough questions on casino expansion

“I want to be clear that there was evidence of poor money policing in BC casinos, and that the BCLC was fined by FINTRAC more than $700,000. Is that correct?” Councillor David Cadman asked city...