Michael Graydon left the Crown agency last February to become president of the newly formed PV Hospitality ULC, an affiliate of the Paragon Gaming Inc. developing a casino project adjacent to BC Place.
A government review found he’d been in negotiations for two months while still at the helm of the lottery corporation.
He did not disclose that fact to the lottery board.
And after he left he had access to the agency’s information system for another 10 days, though there was no evidence Graydon used insider information to benefit his new employer.
Graydon received a $125,000 severance package when he quit but he was not asked to repay $30,000 in vacation pay to which the agency said he was legally entitled.
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The cancellations started piling up in mid-January. More than 100 of Gett's black cars had customers pull their ride orders in New York during a three day period. Some of those rides were reportedly nixed at the last minute when the car was already at the pickup location. The culprit, as the startup soon figured out looking through its system, was Uber
Employees at Uber ordered and cancelled rides in order to ascertain the phone numbers for Gett's drivers. Uber's employees then tried to recruit those drivers away from Gett, a taxi startup that had only arrived in New York a few months earlier to compete with Uber. After Gett's CEO went public with the incident, Uber apologized, noting that "the sales tactics were too aggressive." That mea culpa didn't exactly do much to change the opinion of Uber within the industry. Read more...More about Funding, Startups, Uber, and Business
CBC News reports at least two vehicles were partly submerged due to flooding, at the popular underpass at Higgins Avenue and Main Street, in Winnipeg. According to the network, other cars and transit buses remained stuck in place nearby as the heavy rain shut down streets, overwhelmed storm sewers, and cut off power to street lights.
Soon after, residents took to Twitter to catalogue the effects of the storm.
"Guy now out and trying to salvage anything he can as his car sinks," tweeted Jeremy Desrochers. "Huge rains continue in #Winnipeg. #MBSTORM."
Guy now out and trying to salvage anything he can as his car sinks... Huge rains continue in #Winnipeg. #MBSTORM pic.twitter.com/iXl2ZVbG0f— Jeremy Desrochers (@Cameraman_Jer) August 21, 2014
This flooding follows extreme weather warnings from Environment Canada, which wrote, "50 mm of rainfall had been received from southwestern portions of the city" by 6:45 p.m. CT.
"Elsewhere in the city reports of 25 to 50 mm have been received. This system is extremely slow moving and further rainfall amounts of 10 to 30 mm are possible."
The agency also calls for heavy rain on Sunday, and Monday.
Three cars completely submerged under main st. underpass. That sure escalated quickly #mbstorm @ctvwinnipeg pic.twitter.com/P84CQKkctE— Julie Briggs (@JeBrigg13) August 22, 2014
Winnipeg police has cautioned drivers to stay off the road, and emergency workers are on the scene, reports CTV News.
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