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Hottest Tracks: Mar 2, 2011

March 2, 2011 | by  |  Vancouver Headlines

As part of the plan to generate $100-million a year from foreign gamblers, the B.C. Lottery Corp is pushing to loosen laws that prevent the direct-transfer of money from banks into casinos.

Overflows at New Westminster’s Royal Columbia hospital forced doctors to convert the neighbouring Tim Horton’s into a makeshift emergency room.

The debate over building Western Canada’s largest casino in Vancouver’s downtown core is about more than tax revenues and organized crime – it’s about the image and nature of the city itself.

The Park Board has accepted a new monument to the Komagata Maru incident, which saw a ship of mostly Sikh immigrants denied entry into Canada, based on fears they would take white folks’ jobs.

More than just news, this is the most viewed article on the Straight this moring: East Van cyclist to dispute traffic ticket.

BORED AT WORK BONUS: The most popular baby names in B.C. by year


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