...Destroy! Destroy! Destroy!
Bob Mackin, working today in The Province, has the story. Below is his lede and a wee bit more:
Documents spanning more than 25 years of B.C. Place Stadium’s history were shredded last December and the NDP critic wants to know why.
“What’s in the records?” asked Spencer Chandra Herbert. “Some might be useful just for historic reasons, others might be useful because they could point to legal problems, or over-budget problems.”
An inventory, obtained under Freedom of Information, shows B.C. Place paid 1800-Shredding Ltd. $1,692.60 to destroy 403 bankers boxes of files from 1983 to 2009...
...Public-owned stadium manager B.C. Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) disclosed a copy of 1800-Shredding Ltd’s “Certificate of Destruction,” but it did not provide records about who oversaw the paper purge or whether anyone considered transferring files to the provincial archives.
“When you have an archive service, you work with it,” Chandra Herbert said. “You don’t just take the public’s records — they paid for them, after all — and delete them or shred them.”...
Is it possible that PavCo execs hate Email too?
But, all snark aside, and more to the point, what kind of BC Place/Casino-Industrial-Complex correspondence might have been in those boxes that could have been in the public's interest to archive?
Oh, I dunno.
How about something that was able shed a little light on something like, say...