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Gateway Casinos $1.5 billion sale at risk of collapse

Leisure Acquisitions agreed in December to buy the Burnaby-based gaming giant

What are we reading? July 2, 2020

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.   Kirk LaPointe, publisher/editor-in-chief: Two exceptional tales about the virologist...

Canadians ponder movie nights, camping offerings after baseball season cancelled

Minor League Baseball officially cancelled its 2020 season on Tuesday, an announcement that – while disappointing – also provided some relief for clubs like the Vancouver Canadians. “Part of it is...

Cineplex unveils first eight B.C. theatres to reopen this week

What happened: Cineplex releases phased reopening plans for B.C. theatres Why it matters: Reopening efforts come as province moves into phase three of economic restart Canada’s largest theatre...

Michael Buble just released a Vancouver-inspired playlist

The Amazon Music playlist is packed with nostalgic bangers “from, about and reminiscent” of Buble's hometown

VIFF goes virtual for 2020, Cinematheque plans reopening

What happened: B.C. cinephiles get clarity on future of movie-going experience Why it matters: Theatres of remained closed in the province since outset of pandemic Vancouver’s art-house cinema...

B.C. health officer to take over Hollywood actress's Instagram as part of global COVID fight

B.C. health officer Bonnie Henry’s profile continues to rise in the global fight against COVID-19, as the medical official will take over Hollywood actress Olivia Munn’s Instagram account next...

What are we reading? June 26, 2020

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.

Vancouver's NHL hub bid ends after B.C. declines to relax COVID health rules

Vancouver - once a front-runner to host half of the 24 National Hockey League teams as a hub city in the league's restart plan - is officially out of the bidding process. The Vancouver Canucks...