Tag Archives: BC Place

Selling the Stadium? Can’t come soon enough.

Good on Adrian Dix for belling the cat that is BC Place as currently run by the BC Liberals. BC Place is the end repository of hundreds of millions of tax dollars that provide little or no public benefit and … Continue reading

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BC Place Audit: A new and better reason for the Auditor General to investigate

The BCNDP has made a formal complaint to the Auditor General regarding the BC Place redevelopment project.  Bob Mackin is the only reporter covering the story over at the Tyee: “Spencer Chandra Herbert, the Opposition critic for B.C. Pavilion Corporation, made … Continue reading

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BC Place: another one for the Auditor General?

 Today, Bob Mackin will likely be the only member of the press in court covering the “dirty roof” suit which has the cable installer sub-contractor suing their cable supplier sub-contractor over the leaky cables that have caused upwards of $6 … Continue reading

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BC Place meet Paragon Gaming

It’s been months and months since I wrote on BC Place.  But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working.  This week it paid off. I finally received part of an FOI containing the consultant agreements and billings of Brent MacGregor, … Continue reading

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Stenography wins, you lose

Jeff Lee managed to obscure more than he reported yesterday in his front page piece on the resignation of David Podmore at the BC Pavilion Corporation.  But that’s to be expected when you’re taking dictation from a BC Liberal cabinet … Continue reading

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Pavco, Telus and the BC Liberals: it’s war

Maybe.  It certainly is a mess. To recap, the BC Place redevelopment was supposed to cost $365 million when first announced in 2009.  Then it was $458 million in 2010.  By the time the project was completed the final number … Continue reading

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Paragon pre deal

Information obtained through a new FOI makes it clear that the BC Pavillion Corporation (Pavco) was planning to relocate Edgewater Casino to the BC Place redevelopment up to a year before issuing an RFP for a redevelopment partner. In the … Continue reading

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Did Rich Coleman tell the truth about BCLC and Paragon?

Tomorrow, the city sponsored hearings resume on Paragon’s zoning application for a new casino at BC Place Casino.  They continue Sunday during the day and Monday night if required to hear from the 211 people on the speakers’ list. One … Continue reading

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Las Vegas comes to BC

In two weeks the City of Vancouver will hold a public hearing to consider a rezoning request for a casino, operated by Paragon Gaming, on the BC Place lands.  The Paragon proposal is part of a redevelopment of BC Place … Continue reading

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Olympic Village housing up for ransom?

Rich Coleman is in charge of the Lottery Corporation and Casino licenses.  He wants city approval this fall for the BC Place casino development. But what cards does he hold in his poker hand? Rich Coleman is in charge of … Continue reading

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