Shut Down B.C. Lottery's Annual Taxpayer-Funded Spending Binge

Jordan Bateman | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

The BC Lottery Corporation's big schmooze-and-booze conference should have taxpayers, who pick up the tab, singing the blues. BCLC lost $208,642 on its 2016 New Horizons in Responsible Gaming conference. The conference attracted only 85 paid registrants.

B.C. Family Wins Lottery Months After House Burned Down

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada British Columbia

“The first things I bought after winning Lotto 6/49 were stuffed animals for my kids.”

4 Ways We Can Close The Gender Gap In Our Lifetime

Jim Lightbody | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Business
Jim Lightbody

2133 is when the World Economic Forum is predicting global gender parity. And it's back to the future on wages. Only now in 2016 are women earning the amount men did in 2006. Despite the gloomy prediction and statistic, I believe the gender gap can and will be closed within my lifetime.

B.C. Trio Win Millions After Using Same Lotto Numbers For 22 Years

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 03.02.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The 22nd year's the charm!

Balancing The B.C. Budget

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Petty. One word that springs to mind after last week's B.C. budget. At best, it's a lip service budget. Tweak here, tweak there, but devoid of any ...

B.C. Man Doesn't Want To Quit His Job After $21-Million Lottery Win

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada British Columbia

He's also going to buy his girlfriend a new Jeep.

The B.C. Government's 7 Stages Of Damage Control

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

health ministry firings, multicultural outreach strategy and what some are calling deletegate -- they demand finesse and there's a definite pattern to how the government goes about it. Its damage control manual seems to come with instructions: mix and match to fit, use sparingly and only as required.

$50M Jackpot Winner Fights To Keep Identity Hidden

CBC | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"It is unusual," said BCLC spokeswoman Laura Piva-Babcock.

Co-Worker Accused Of Hiding $50-Million Lottery Ticket From Office Pool

CBC | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A Shoppers Drug Mart employee is accusing her co-worker of hiding an unclaimed $50-million winning Lotto Max Quick Pick ticket she claims he bought wi...

Show Me The Money, Vernon Demands

CBC | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

City officials in Vernon, B.C., are asking for a bigger share of provincial gaming revenues. The city currently gets 10 per cent of the p...

How The B.C. Government Is Picking Our Pockets

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Governments can and do cut income tax rates for a variety of political reasons, while simultaneously raising fees on a dizzying array of other services to offset those cuts. Somehow they can do both at the same time with a straight face. A toll here, a casino there and the B.C. government is doing its best to find more-and-more imaginative ways of picking our pockets without hiking income tax rates.

Problem Gamblers Want Winnings Back

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Two problem gamblers who enrolled in a program that barred them from government-run casinos can go ahead with a class-action lawsuit to tr...