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Olympic economic boost smaller than pre-games promise

Pricewaterhouse Coopers today released a seventh report on the impacts of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, again showing the promised boost to British Columbia's GDP is yet to materialize. Read more…

Whistler sees big post-Olympics drop in hotel occupancy

Whistler hotels experienced their lowest occupancy in four years in the first quarter of 2011. That represents an 8.3 per cent drop from the Olympic year and a 7.6 per cent drop from 2009, the year after the stock market collapsed and the world slipped into recession. Read more…

Tourism booted off podium in BC throne speech, says critic

Tourism was notably absent from yesterday's speech from the throne, said New Democratic Party critic Spencer Chandra Herbert. Read more…

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BC Ferries spent $2 million on Olympic ship wrap project

British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. spent $2 million on a promotion that included wrapping new vessels in Olympic logos, a project a spokesperson says was good value for the boost it gave BC Ferries and provincial tourism. Read more…

Fortress reports big fourth quarter gains

New York-based hedge fund reduced to quarter-ownership of Whistler Blackcomb through Intrawest Read more…

Olympic Village protests ends in 10 arrests

Ten housing activists were arrested on Saturday for break and enter and trespassing on Olympic Village property, but were later released without charges. Read more…

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Vanoc leaked documents requested by CBC to competitors

The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympics (Vanoc), aware that the CBC was investigating the death of an Olympian luger, leaked documents to competitors The Globe and Mail and CTV. Read more…

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BC SPCA left out of FOI coverage, despite recommendations

As politicians consider giving the B.C. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals more money in the wake of sled dog killings in Whistler, they might also consider acting on a recommendation to bring the agency under more public oversight. Read more…

Lawsuit against VANOC, RCMP cleared for takeoff

A British Columbia Supreme Court judge gave the green light Wednesday for a helicopter skiing company's lawsuit to proceed against the Vancouver Olympic committee and the federal and B.C. governments. Read more…

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NDP criticism a thorn in Furlong's side

The Vancouver Olympics chief executive slams Carole James and its one-time Olympics critic in his memoir, Patriot Hearts: Inside the Olympics That Changed a Country. Read more…

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Anti-Olympic activist gets his RCMP file

A Vancouver software developer who opposed the 2010 Winter Olympics has received RCMP files that show the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit deemed him a "person of interest," spied on him, and monitored him online.

"They were afraid of me because I had interests in things," Joe Bowser said. Read more…

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VANOC agreement boosted Whistler Blackcomb numbers

Whistler Blackcomb saw fewer visits in the 2010 fiscal year, but a venue agreement with Olympic organizers helped put the company over its 2009 totals. Read more…

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RCMP denies US consulate claim

The RCMP is denying a claim that the extensive Olympic security duty compromised ongoing drug investigations. Read more…

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MLAs declared gifts received, including travel and Olympic tickets

A Liberal backbench MLA took $14,500 worth of trips to China and Korea, the NDP's environment critic travelled to Denmark on a union's tab and a Liberal MLA from the Peace River watched the Olympic gold medal women's hockey game courtesy of Encana Corporation. Read more…

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Olympic economic impact less than promised

New reports on hosting the 2010 Olympic Winter Games show the economic impact in British Columbia was much lower than politicians promised before the games. Read more…

What they mean when they say 2010 Games ‘broke even’

Last February’s Winter Olympics will be forever remembered for red mittens and red ink because of the must-have souvenir and the Great Recession. Read more…

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‘Green Games’ claims under scrutiny

VANOC will publish its self-authored, post-Olympic sustainability report card Friday, reigniting the debate over whether the Vancouver Games were truly the greenest. Read more…

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Why CTV opted for controversial coverage of luger’s death

On February 12, 2010, no one knew how seriously Nodar Kumaritashvili was injured -- only that he had been taken away in an ambulance. And that CTV owned the only video of the crash. In minutes, CTV News Director Margo Harper needed to make a decision -- to air or not to air the dramatic crash footage -- that has since become the subject of widespread debate and complaints to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council. Read more…

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Canucks owners interested in Olympic Village

Could the owners of the Vancouver Canucks add the Olympic Village to their real estate portfolio? Read more…

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