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Vancouver's globe-trotting architect Bing Thom saw architecture and public building as a powerful force for social justice

Known by his first name to all, our beloved Bing Thom was memorialized Sunday with a piano recital in the acoustically magnificent concert hall of his own design, UBC’s Chan Centre. No speeches, just...

City should limit BC Place casino's hours and province should collect better data on gambling addicts

Vancouver Not Vegas has a legitimate point when it asks the City to review the zoning of the Paragon casino planned for BC Place and confine the casino to “an appropriate size”. And, as this is ‘...

Vancouver Not Vegas calls for halt to casino development due to doubling of problem gamblers

Former River Rock Casino floor-manager Jason Feng knows firsthand what severe gamblers look like. “We see the same people every day. I’ve kicked people out because they are drunk and I’ve kicked...

Casino critics want rezoning vote delayed

Wait til court rules on Edgewater move, they argue.

Anti-gambling coalition fighting casino move in court

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

Sandy Garossino: independent solutions to partisan problems

Sandy Garossino: mother, lawyer, businesswoman, advocate and now, candidate for city council.

Insular megacasino would add no value to Vancouver's downtown businesses

This Saturday and Sunday, Vancouver City Council is holding rare weekend public consultations on the controversial proposed megacasino project adjacent to BC Place. Council’s ultimate decision on...

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...

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...

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...