Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Casino Royale Running Wild...Paragon Marathon, Mile 13

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Inspired by the Document Dump Friday just past, the Marathon to resurrect all that has been buried by Lotusland's lazy proMedia has now reached its mid-point.....

(please see sidebar for a mile-by-mile breakdown of the race to the finish line)

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Who'd a thunk it, but.....

It turns out that not everybody thinks that we, the People of British Columbia, should be forced to spend $563 million on a stadium roof just because a Casino operator from Vegas named Paragon told us to.*

Shane Bigham, reporting for CKWX, has the story....

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - Parents at the rally are angry the province is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on the new roof for B.C. Place Stadium and renovations for Empire Field near the P.N.E.

Tim is one of the organizers and says what galls them is the fact that the Vancouver Board of Education is short $18-million and stadiums are the government's spending priority. "This is actually my first protest and this is the first time any of us have organized anything likes this...the reason is because it's something that we all feel very passionate about."

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*via a phone call, of coursefrom Paragon's man about town and Campbell government insider, Mr. T. Richard Turner, to the Minister responsible.
And here is a good follow-up from letter writer Hilary Reid who does the VSun's Editorial Board's job for them.
And thanks to fellow Marathoner, although his race is for real, Ian Reid, for bringing the power bars.

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4 comments:

West End Bob said...

RossK, I'm still waiting for The Tyee to weigh in on this topic.

'Wass up with that, anyway ? ! ? !

RossK said...

Dunno Bob--

It's really starding to weird me out too....

(although it's possible they're being nice enough, especially Andrew MacLeod, not to jump all over Sean Holman's stuff)

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