Weekly Wrap Up - February 18, 2011

This week, Public Eye exclusively revealed:

* the Legal Service Society's most recent service plan states it is "now providing services far below what the board believes is needed to properly assist British Columbians with low incomes and to effectively support the efficient operation of the justice system;"

* Nestle Waters Canada - British Columbia's largest bottled water producer - is opposing a proposal that would allow control over the province's water supply to be delegated to local or regional agencies;

* neither Christy Clark nor her campaign team sought the backing of Moira Stilwell, who dropped out of the provincial Liberal leadership race last week and endorsed George Abbott;

* former provincial Conservative spokesperson Merv Unger is now endorsing Kevin Falcon's leadership bid;

* the provincial government will likely double the tax refunds its been handing out for income earned while conducting an international business;

* British Columbia Lottery Corp. is forecasting a significant decline in public support for gambling as it continues to expand its controversial PlayNow.com online casino;

* British Columbia Ferries Services Inc. appears to have lowered the compensation for their board members; and

* British Columbia Lottery Corp. will be spending $75 million to upgrade the computer system that monitors and links their slot machines and other electronic games.

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