February 22, 2018

Rich Coleman defends his comments in the Surrey casino decision

The Deputy Premier is also finally talking after his scathing criticism of Surrey city council and then abrupt turn around over the South Surrey casino decision.  Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts blasted Rich Coleman in an open letter for his comments.  While fellow Liberal MLA Gordon Hogg said Coleman calling Surrey councillors during the … [Read more...]

Premier steers clear of Surrey casino controversy

Premier Christy Clark is trying to avoid the Surrey casino controversy involving her Gaming Minister, Rich Coleman. Coleman called Surrey councillors prior to council's decision, then criticized Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts and council after they voted to kill the mega-casino proposal in south Surrey. But by the end of last week Coleman was … [Read more...]

Township willing to look at casino complex proposal

While Surrey shows the BC Lottery Corporation Casino and Entertainment Complex proposal the door, the Township of Langley is rolling out the welcome mat.  Mayor Jack Froese says while they haven't actually talked to BCLC they are interested, "We are open to it. We certainly would want to take a look at it. A few years ago it was before us and … [Read more...]

Proposed casino project voted down by Surrey council will not go to another area of the municipality

After a proposed casino and entertainment complex was nixed by Surrey City Council early Saturday morning, BC’s Minister responsible for gaming says the complex will not go to another location in the city. Rich Coleman says the city has indicated it's not interested after saying no to the complex on a property that is already zoned for a … [Read more...]

Surrey City Council votes down casino and entertainment complex proposal

Surrey City Council has decided to reject the controversial casino and entertainment complex. By a vote of 5 to 4, with Surrey Mayor Diane Watts holding the deciding vote, Surrey said no thanks to the casino project. Terry McNiece who led the group opposing the casino plan was asked if it was a David beats Goliath moment. "Not really.  I mean … [Read more...]

Casino proposal goes to Council Monday evening

It's expected to be a marathon meeting Monday night when a casino proposal goes before Surrey Council. City staff estimate more than one hundred people will want to speak on the issue. Mayor Dianne watts believes the meeting will drag into the small hours of Tuesday morning. "I'll take one individual to come forward from the opposing position, … [Read more...]

Hearings, application for controversial Surrey casino proposal delayed

Those who want to speak their mind over a controversial casino proposal for South Surrey will have to wait until January. City of Surrey staff are delaying the hearings on the gaming application until January 14th as they take additional time to review public feedback and impact studies. Staff will also be looking at comments from the Semiahmoo … [Read more...]

Suspect in Starlight Casino shooting has died

The suspect involved in a standoff earlier this month with New Westminster Police has died in hospital. The Independent Investigations Office, which assumed control of the case after the man was shot November 8th, has confirmed he died Sunday night. The man believed to be armed with a handgun was shot in the parking lot of the Starlight casino … [Read more...]

Jimmy Buffett Opens Second Margaritaville Casino. In Mississippi.

Good news, Biloxi! The moment you've been waiting for is here—Jimmy Buffet has expanded his casino empire to two in Mississippi. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Edgewater Casino workes threaten to strike

The Canadian Autoworkers' Union has issued 72 hour strike notice against Vancouver's Edgewater Casino. 500 casino workers have been without a contract since December. After two days of talks at the Labour Relations Board, the union claims no progress has been made. The workers will be in a legal strike position Monday at 3pm. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]