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Residential Schools

article This residential school survivor just went pro for Colonialism Skateboards
(8/26/2019)
(Vancouver) -- A couple years ago we introduced you to Colonialism Skateboards, a company that’s dedicated to educating the public about the impacts of colonialism...
article Rare artwork created by children in residential schools displayed at Museum of Vancouver
(4/7/2019)
(Vancouver) -- A new exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver is displaying rare artworks created by children who attended residential schools — oftentimes, the only...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Vancouver Gaming

article How to lose money developing a big-city casino
(6/4/2019)
(Vancouver) -- Questions swirl around whether taxpayer money was used wisely in courting the Parq Vancouver entertainment complex development given that project’s...
article Parq Vancouver casino successfully refinances
(5/10/2019)
(Vancouver) -- The Parq Vancouver, a luxury casino complex that opened to fanfare in 2017, announced it has successfully refinanced its debt amid increasing financial...
article Future of Parq Vancouver casino uncertain due to massive financing debt
(5/2/2019)
(Vancouver) -- The Parq Vancouver casino’s owner, Parq Holdings L.P., and that company’s shareholders – majority-owner PBC Group, and Dundee Corp....
article Parq Vancouver Misses Debt Payment as Casino Seeks to Refinance
(5/2/2019)
(Vancouver) -- Luxury casino Parq Vancouver’s parent company missed an interest payment on a second-lien loan as it struggles to refinance debt taken on to build...
article Parq casino future uncertain as owner mum on whether it can service its debt
(5/1/2019)
(Vancouver) -- The future of Parq Vancouver casino is under the microscope as questions arise over whether its owner is able to service its debts. The Parq Vancouver...
article Controversy over ‘Drake incident’ at Parq Vancouver Casino
(12/6/2018)
(Vancouver) -- About three weeks ago, Parq Vancouver casino was accused by one of the top artists of our time, of racial profiling. The incident happened after Drake was...
article Vancouver’s Parq Casino Has Lost $108 Million in 2018, Owners Blame New Anti-Crime Regulations
(11/25/2018)
(Vancouver) -- It’s rare for a casino in a large and well established gaming market to be bleeding so much money, but that appears to be what’s happening at...
article Parq Vancouver reports losses of $108M so far in 2018
(11/21/2018)
(Vancouver) -- The new Parq Vancouver hotel and casino complex in downtown Vancouver appears to be having a run of bad luck -- losing some $108 million so far in 2018....
article Drake incident sparks PR crisis for Parq Vancouver
(11/12/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Parq Vancouver’s response to rap superstar Drake’s claim that the business racially profiled him and barred him from gambling sheds light on...
article Drake blocked from Vancouver's Parq Casino, claims it was 'profiling'
(11/4/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Musician Drake said he was blocked from gambling at luxury resort Parq Vancouver's casino Friday night and is blaming "profiling" by the...
article Drake Accuses Vancouver Casino of Racial Profiling
(11/3/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Drake has accused a Vancouver casino of racial profiling. The Toronto native asserts that he was refused service during his Aubrey & the Three Migos...
article Vancouver collects $45 million in casino revenue
(10/3/2018)
(Vancouver) -- With all this talk these days about casinos and money laundering, I thought you might be interested to know how much cash the city collected over the last...
article ‘We’re very proud of the property’ – Parq Vancouver developer as resort nears 1st birthday
(8/26/2018)
(Vancouver) -- A little more than a month away from its first anniversary, Parq Vancouver is winning over its critics. The $490 million development, built by Las Vegas-...
article Paragon’s Parq makes waves in local casino market
(11/27/2017)
(Vancouver) -- Metro Vancouver gamblers have somewhere new to go thanks to Paragon Gaming LLC’s two-level, 72,000-square-foot Parq casino in downtown Vancouver,...
article Vancouver's Edgewater Casino to auction off gaming gear
(11/1/2017)
(Vancouver) -- Vancouver’s waterfront Edgewater Casino will hold an auction after it closed its doors to be part of a larger development.
article New upscale restaurant at Parq Vancouver hiring 65 positions this week
(10/31/2017)
(Vancouver) -- You’ve heard the buzz about Parq Vancouver, now it’s your chance to be a part of it. You’re officially invited to apply to work at...
article How Scott Menke's gamble on Parq Vancouver hit the jackpot
(10/20/2017)
(Vancouver) -- Scott Menke bet big on Parq Vancouver, the city’s new downtown casino and resort. Who is this single-minded Las Vegas transplant, and how did he...
article Edgewater Casino in downtown Vancouver to close this month
(9/12/2017)
(Vancouver) -- On the morning of September 29, the Edgewater Casino at False Creek will close its doors for good, while on the same day, on the west side of BC Stadium...
article Edgewater Casino in downtown Vancouver will close this month
(9/10/2017)
(Vancouver) -- It is the end of an era for not only downtown Vancouver’s waterfront casino but one of the remaining buildings of the Plaza of Nations. Edgewater...
article Parq Vancouver urban casino resort in downtown opens this month
(9/10/2017)
(Vancouver) -- The much-touted Parq Vancouver urban casino resort next to BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver will open on Friday, September 29, and a celebratory...
20 Total Articles on this Issue

British Columbia Gaming

article Parq Vancouver misses debt payment as casino seeks to refinance
(5/3/2019)
(Vancouver) -- Luxury casino Parq Vancouver’s parent company missed an interest payment on a second-lien loan as it struggles to refinance debt taken on to build...
article Parq Vancouver opened in splashier times, but could it be in debt distress?
(4/29/2019)
(Vancouver) -- A closer look at the size and expensive cost of the initial financing taken for Parq Vancouver, and the smaller loans it has taken to keep up with debt...
article B.C. casino and Drake at odds over his place at the tables
(11/5/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Canada’s most internationally-famous pop star has become embroiled in a not-so-harmonious disagreement with a fancy resort and casino in Vancouver that...
article Mesirow takes $400M gamble on casinos
(5/2/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Mesirow Financial has completed the sale-leaseback of three Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited properties in Vancouver. Gateway is one of the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Vancouver filmmakers put culinary spin on Indigenous reconciliation
(4/17/2019)
(Vancouver) -- There were both profound and practical culinary lessons to be learned as Ryan Mah and Daniel Berish spent the better part of a year scouring the bush in...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article New hotel approved for Hard Rock Casino Vancouver
(12/5/2018)
(Vancouver) -- A proposal for a major new hotel addition for Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam has received the required approvals to go ahead. The municipal...
article Revised plan for hotel at Coquitlam's Hard Rock Casino approved
(11/30/2018)
(Vancouver) -- After a two-year delay a development permit has been approved for the long-planned hotel at the Hard Rock Casino, but determining when it will be built...
article Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Remains Open Despite Workers’ Strike
(5/13/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Following months of negotiations over their new collective agreement with casino management, workers at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver announced a strike on...
article Coquitlam casino deals windfall to Music Heals
(1/14/2017)
(Vancouver) -- Coquitlam seniors will hear more songs this year through a music therapy program that got a boost this month from Hard Rock Casino Vancouver.Music Heals...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Native American History Month

article Native American Heritage event in Vancouver will emphasize education, understanding
(11/17/2018)
(Vancouver) -- It’s not a pow wow. But you wouldn’t be too far off if you thought of the Native American cultural celebration coming Saturday to Vancouver...
1 Article on this Issue

eSports

article Esports turns former niche hobby into $25M battle royale
(8/24/2018)
(Vancouver) -- When thousands of fans pack Rogers Arena this weekend, it won't be for a hockey game or rock star. The crowd will cheer professional video gamers as...
article ‘Super Bowl of esports’ coming to Vancouver this summer
(4/3/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Rogers Arena is the home of the Vancouver Canucks, concerts, comedy shows, professional wrestling, and pretty much every other type of event you can think...
article Vancouver's Rogers Arena to host $27-million eSport tournament
(3/20/2018)
(Vancouver) -- The International Dota 2 Championships, the most lucrative eSports tournament in the world, is coming to Vancouver’s Rogers Arena this summer.
3 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article Assembly of First Nations National Chief in tough re-election battle
(7/24/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Perry Bellegarde is fighting to keep his job as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations against competitors who challenge his commitment to...
article Incumbent AFN national chief faces rivals during final round of speeches
(7/24/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Perry Bellegarde, the incumbent national chief for the Assembly of First Nations, faced fire Tuesday from four opponents vying to replace him as the head...
article Indigenous way of life at stake in AFN election, Kahnawake's Diabo says
(7/24/2018)
(Vancouver) -- In the race to lead the Assembly of First Nations, Russell Diabo isn’t running a campaign so much as a call to arms. His message: The Trudeau...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Indigenous, environmental leaders protest Canada pipeline
(3/10/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Indigenous leaders are calling on people to raise their voices Saturday to stop a $5.7 billion pipeline ($7.4 billion Canadian) expansion project that...
article Yukon gov't, First Nations agree to 'one government' approach to mining
(1/25/2017)
(Vancouver) -- The Yukon government and 11 of the territory's First Nations are vowing to work together on a "one government approach" to Yukon's...
article Pipeline protests won’t change decision to proceed, Notley says
(12/6/2016)
(Vancouver) -- Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says environmental and indigenous opponents of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion have a legitimate right to protest, but...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article 'Stop hunting us, stop killing us': hundreds at Vancouver rally demand justice for Tina Fontaine
(2/24/2018)
(Vancouver) -- It was a familiar scene just two weeks apart. On Feb. 10, hundreds gathered for a rally at the CBC Plaza in downtown Vancouver to protest the not-guilty...
article New opera about MMIWG tells a story 'that we're all responsible to,' says co-creator
(10/29/2017)
(Vancouver) -- One of the creators of a new opera premiering in Vancouver next week hopes it will make the stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls...
article Missing, murdered aboriginal women inquiry adds men and boys
(1/31/2017)
(Vancouver) -- The national inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women and girls has quietly agreed to include men and boys. After more than two years of...
article Inquiry into missing, murdered indigenous women will strain health resources: authors
(1/3/2017)
(Vancouver) -- The public-health community must be prepared to deal with the “emotional burdens” of a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Colten Boushie

article 'Justice for Colten' rally held outside Justice Minister's office in Vancouver
(2/13/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Dozens of people rallied outside the Vancouver constituency office of Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould on Tuesday afternoon, to show their support...
1 Article on this Issue

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article How hackers use unsuspecting companies’ websites to help ‘mine’ for online currency
(11/19/2017)
(Vancouver) -- Anyone casually surfing the internet at home can be deployed as an unwittingly productive member of a hacker’s workforce, a practice known as...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Standing Rock pipeline protest leader draws a crowd in Vancouver
(11/19/2016)
(Vancouver) -- Hundreds of pipeline opponents packed a meeting in Vancouver Thursday night to hear from a leader of the Standing Rock protests in North Dakota.
1 Article on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article NYX integration prepares Global Daily Fantasy Sports for Europe launch
(11/18/2016)
(Vancouver) -- Vancouver-based Global Daily Fantasy Sports has completed its integration with NYX Gaming’s Open Gaming System (OGS) platform, which will allow the...
article Global Daily Fantasy Sports Provides Product Update; Appoints Chief Revenue Officer
(11/17/2016)
(Vancouver) -- Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc. ("Global") (DFS.V) is pleased to provide an update on the development status of its proprietary B2B daily...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article AFN Regional Chief suspended pending investigation into gender discrimination allegations
(9/6/2019)
(Vancouver) -- The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has suspended Regional Chief Morley Googoo with pay pending the results of an investigation into allegations that...
article Artists, politicians reflect on reconciliation as cedar poles unveiled in B.C.
(6/21/2019)
(Vancouver) -- Musqueam artist William Dan says a welcome figure he carved from centuries-old cedar represents a homecoming for him, after a childhood lost to...
article Vancouver Indigenous art exhibit highlights female artists and combats stereotypes
(4/21/2019)
(Vancouver) -- A group of female artists who were appalled at the depiction of Indigenous women by a Canadian clothing brand have launched a major exhibition at...
article Wife spent $1.5 million on slot machines, divorce case hears
(3/20/2019)
(Vancouver) -- A Surrey man doesn’t believe his wife took up to $1.5 million from family companies to play slot machines for stress relief. But a BC Supreme Court judge...
article New Vancouver art exhibit explores Indigenous land and water rights
(1/13/2019)
(Vancouver) -- A new multi-media art exhibition in Vancouver explores questions of Indigenous jurisdiction and land and water rights. Marianne Nicolson is a member of...
article Native author Tommy Orange on Trump, the power of fiction and supermassive black holes
(11/13/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Author Tommy Orange didn't expect his first novel There There to get so much attention. Published in June, he hit The New York Times best seller list...
article Why Drake is accusing a casino of ‘profiling’
(11/5/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Rap superstar Drake says Parq Casino in Vancouver was “profiling” him over the weekend when it refused to let him gamble. The casino says it was only...
article First Nations culinary experts explore traditional Indigenous cuisine
(8/12/2018)
(Vancouver) -- First Nations culinary talents in Vancouver are looking to bring their food to the forefront. This year is the first time in 28 years that an Indigenous...
article Vancouver Park Board approves landmark audit into past actions and colonial roots
(7/24/2018)
(Vancouver) -- The Vancouver Park Board is focusing on its own role in colonialism, having voted Monday night to proceed with an unprecedented audit scrutinizing past...
article Indigenous cultural tourism set to reshape historic Vancouver Island fishing village
(7/9/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Sitting on a weathered black rock on an expansive stretch of rocky sand near Bamfield, B.C., Wisqii (Robert Dennis Jr.) drums and sings a traditional song...
article Cree chef a farmers market success story in Vancouver
(6/17/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Heat Laliberte loves selling his brand One Arrow Meats at city farmers markets. He likes the atmosphere and loves getting to know the customers who try...
article Paddle Song performed to thank Indigenous responders to Great Vancouver fire
(6/17/2018)
(Vancouver) -- A member of the Squamish Nation, whose forebears paddled to Vancouver in 1886 to save residents from an out-of-control fire, performed a Paddle Song...
article Vancouver-area church uses Christian, indigenous traditions
(6/9/2018)
(Vancouver) -- The Rev. Joe Scheeler thinks Christian and Native American spiritual journeys aren't so different from one another, nor are they incompatible. "...
article Families say Indigenous focus school failed to provide adequate supports
(5/5/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Two Vancouver families were hopeful when they enrolled their special needs children in an elementary school with an Indigenous focus, but say the children...
article More supports needed to keep Indigenous youth active, say health advocates
(5/5/2018)
(Vancouver) -- When Casey Desjarlais watched her daughter step into her first powwow, the "proud-mom" feelings took over. "She was dancing, and tears of...
article WSU Vancouver hosts MESA Day where kids put engineering smarts to the test
(4/15/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Bryan Reyes Vargas and his three teammates will head to Seattle in May thanks to their project they dubbed The Stoplight, a small box that lights up to...
article Researchers stunned to find oldest human footprints in Canada belonging to last Ice Age
(4/1/2018)
(Vancouver) -- A new study has revealed that modern humans entered America much earlier that it was previously thought. The researchers of the latest study claim that...
article Diana Krall, Michael Bublé​ and A Tribe Called Red among early Juno 2018 winners
(3/24/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Michael Bublé, A Tribe Called Red and Diana Krall are among early Juno winners at a private industry ceremony Saturday evening in Vancouver. Thirty six...
article Junior All Native basketball tournament kicking off in Vancouver
(3/18/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Teenage basketball players on two Indigenous club teams in Vancouver are preparing to compete in a massive tournament that’s being held in the city...
article Therapy takes problem gamblers to the brink and back in virtual reality casinos
(2/12/2018)
(Vancouver) -- Therapists can safely take their gambling addicted patients to the casino to test their willpower using virtual reality, Canadian researchers say.

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