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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 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’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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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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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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Paragon goes down to defeat

In a unanimous vote, the Vision council defeated the Paragon Casino proposal.  Read about it on the Vancouver Observer. Lots of questions to come for the BC Liberals behind the deal.

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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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