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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013 Like us with VIST US ONLINE AT THENOWNEWSPAPER.COM S U R R E Y - N O R T H D E LTA E D I T I O N STEAL OF THE WEEK 2008 CHRYSLER 300 TOURING 62 for more great Local, Loaded SEE PAGE deals #25704 Film fight CASH PRICE Film work dips in Surrey, workers look for solutions 13,995 $ 13 “It’s all good at Applewood!” Vehicle may not be exactly as illustrated. Taxes and fees are extra. DL#10659 012413 604-210-3602 Casino Newton gaming centre seems likely Casino rejection means bingo hall now up for grabs for Gateway Jacob Zinn Now contributor Twitter @jacobzinn Coun. Barinder Rasode said council’s rejection of a new casino will likely mean Newton’s slots will become a permanent fixture. (Photo: KEVIN HILL) was no gaming in the city, I’d be very happy, but that’s not our decision to make, the province makes that.” Rasode opposed the addition of slot machines in the hall, which was approved by council in October on the basis that they would be installed for a temporary 18-month run. Now they may be there permanently if Gateway chooses to redevelop at the 2013 MAZDA 6 DL2555 *96 mth term @ 4.99% FINANCE FROM 138 $ $20,995 STK#13P1848 site in a timely manner. While BCLC vicepresident Jim Lightbody has said the lottery corporation won’t pursue gaming opportunities in Surrey following the 5-4 vote against the casino, Coun. Linda Hepner is confident Gateway will take the city up on the corporate report. “They got a temporary approval (for the slots) for 18 months,” said Hepner. CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED ✓ AUTOMATIC ✓ LEATHER ✓ BLUETOOTH BW* ONLY 5 LEFT! “When that runs out, they will no doubt have done their redevelopment of that building site. That’s what they must do in order to have the slots there.” see GATEWAY › page 11 surrey’s home of zoo}-zoo}! freeway mazda 154th St & 104th Ave, Surrey 60460 4-22 227 7- 5579 012413 South Surrey may not be getting a gaming facility, but Newton might. Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited is permitted to redevelop the Newton Square Bingo Hall into a community gaming centre, according to a corporate report approved by council last October. The report states that if the proposed South Surrey casino was not approved, Gateway would redevelop the hall and construct a gaming facility with 150 permanent slot machines. Originally, Gateway planned to move the hall’s gaming licence to the South Surrey casino, pending council’s approval of that facility. “I think that it’s very important not to have a gaming centre in a vulnerable community,” said Coun. Barinder Rasode of the redevelopment, citing concerns with low-income areas of the neighbourhood. “For me, ideally, if there

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