Surrey City Council passed a motion asking the BC Lottery Corporation to remove the slot machines from Newton

Hot off the presses from yesterday’s Surrey City Council meeting…

Surrey City Council has passed a motion asking the BC Lottery Corporation to remove the slot machines from the Newton Gaming Hall.
Councillor Barinder Rasode says the Newton Community Association has been relentless in its efforts to get rid of the slots.
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She says, “Mayor Watts asked that City staff approach the BCLC to have the slot machines removed as they have not met their fulfillment of the redevelopment of the site that was to be the equivalent of a $20-million development.”

Two years ago Council approved the slot machines by a narrow, 5-4 vote.

Rasode says those slots should never have gone into such a vulnerable community.
Read the details in the Surrey North Delta Leader in this story by Kevin Diakiw. Also see the CKNW news item here
Bingo Country building exterior in Newton. EVAN SEAL / THE LEADER

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