It seems that the expected progress on the Castlegar Gaming Centre has not come to fruition. City Council received a letter from the BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) on the 7th of December 2009 stating that the they understand the City’s concerns with the fact that Terrim Properties has not been able to meet any of the timelines or commitments under the licencing agreement.
The BCLC has reaffirmed its commitment to a gaming centre in Castlegar and states that it will pursue the matter.
On a side note, the process is maddeningly slow. It has taken nearly two months since the letter was written for the public to be notified of this. Although it was recommended that the letter be released from in-camera on the 19th of December, it wasn’t until Monday the 1st of February that this was passed in an open meeting – and even them, the document is not likely to be published in an agenda until the meeting on the 15th of Feb, if at all. The City’s Corporate Officer was prompt in responding to my request for a copy of the document.
See below for a copy of the letter.