Tag Archives: David Podmore

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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The Casino Play

The BC Pavilion Corporation planned the redevelopment of the BC Place Stadium to accommodate the new Paragon owned Casino complex ten months prior to selecting Paragon’s casino proposal in a supposedly open competition according to documents obtained through a City … Continue reading

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BC Place. Now who’s paying?

“PavCo is committed to repaying the project costs through development of adjacent lands”. BC Government News Release, October 23, 2009 “Podmore said council’s rejection does not at all affect PavCo’s $563-million renovation of the stadium and its new roof.  “No, … 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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Pavco can’t get its story straight

“B.C. Pavilion Corp. chairman David Podmore said Thursday that if the proposed casino and hotel complex at BC Place is rejected by Vancouver city council, the Crown corporation will be left without a way to pay for the new $563-million … Continue reading

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