February 25, 2018

TV/film industry spent more in BC last year

The TV and film industry spent 1.2 billion dollars in BC last year, a 27 million dollar increase over the previous year. But Community, Sport and Cultural Development minister Bill Bennett says he shares the industry's concern about declining production this year, and he's not ruling out some kind of government help if things get worse.  "If … [Read more...]

Province spent more than $250,000 on failed deal to rename BC Place

The B.C. government spent more than $ 250,000 on negotiations for the naming rights to BC Place. That was revealed by Liberal Jobs Minister Pat Bell, in a letter to his NDP counterpart.   Spencer Chandra-Herbert says it's not so much the figure that troubles him as much as the government's inability to agree to a naming deal. "The liberals … [Read more...]

VSB Chair outraged by money spent on advertising

  The Chair of the Vancouver School Board is fuming after a report that the BC Government spent 1-point-seven million dollars on ads to do with the teachers' dispute, "I find that just outrageous at a time that school boards have been directed to tighten their belts, once again."  Patti Bacchus says there are parents fundraising for basic … [Read more...]

Vision Vancouver spent a bundle in the last civic election.

As several candidates have already done ahead of Monday's deadline, Vision Vancouver has filed its campaign disclosure statements from the fall civic election.  Mayor Gregor Robertson's party raised $ 2.3 million in 2011, and spent $ 2.2 million in the civic campaign.  Donations come from about 2500 individuals and 250 organizations, … [Read more...]