Tag Archives: Ken Dobell

Did Pat Bell tell the truth about the Casino?

In less than two weeks BC’s Legislature sits for the first time in over eight months.  Given the number of scandals the BC Liberal government has created in the interim there’s no shortage of material for the Opposition. But here’s … 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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PavCo’s FOI shenanigans

  I continue to be troubled by many questions. Here’s one of them:  How did the city of Vancouver come to pass a zoning change adding a “major casino” use to the BC Place lands, months before BC Place issued … 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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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 Rail: Unfinished business

On Dec. 14, 2004 Gary Collins suddenly announced his resignation as Finance Minster in the BC Liberal government.  Collins also announced he wouldn’t be running for a third term in the upcoming election, scheduled for May 2005. The announcement shocked … Continue reading

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BC Rail Corruption Trial: Re-organizing the deck chairs

Here are my notes from this morning’s BC Rail Corruption trial session in Courtroom 54 of the BC Supreme Court: Crown not ready, re-organizing trial strategy Eliminating witnesses, reducing trial length Will take till Monday next to get ready. Outside … Continue reading

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