Tag Archives: Paragon Gaming

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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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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BCLC cover-up?

Today at the Vancouver Law Courts BC Liberal bagman and Paragon Casino partner T. Richard Turner continues his fight to keep his emails to BCLC CEO private. Way back when… Sean Holman of the late and lamented Public Eye tried … 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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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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Real journalism

Real journalism is sadly missing in BC.  So when you find it, celebrate it. Jody Paterson has a very real piece of investigative journalism over on her website today. Remember the story about the police tasering a troubled teen in … 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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