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Live blogging the casino public hearing at City Council, Day 2

10:20 -- Mayor Robertson says they will reconvene on Monday, March 14th at 6:30pm. 10:15 -- Woodsworth asks for more info about the 8% at risk of becoming problem gamblers. Carsley says, amongst...

City Hall casino hearings delayed

Deluged with  requests by citizens to speak at hearings on the proposed mega-casino complex at B.C. Place, City Hall has delayed the hearings.  The hearings were slated for Thursday night....

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.