Weekly Wrap Up - April 2, 2010

This week, Public Eye exclusively revealed:

* Insurance Corp. of British Columbia chair T. Richard Turner's longstanding business relationship with Paragon Gaming Inc., which has inked a deal with PavCo to develop a major casino in Vancouver;

* the Union of British Columbia Municipalities has tightened the rules surrounding which fuel treatment projects get provincial funding;

* British Columbia Lottery Corp. is recommending dramatic legal changes that would make it even more difficult for British Columbians to find out its secrets;

* the lottery corporation wants to develop "strategic alliances" with the private sector, tapping a company headed by Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment Corp.'s ex-business development vice-president Leila Bell-Irving to do that work;

* Health Services Minister Kevin Falcon's decision to name his friend and political ally Chris Gardner to the Fraser Health Authority's board of directors; and

* the government axed an initiative to reduce the number of babies with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder six months after conducting a poll to determine how aware British Columbians are about the risks of drinking during pregnancy.

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