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Mayor and council vote unanimously against casino expansion

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

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...

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...

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...

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.