Rendering for Telus Park, an ill-fated attempt to rename BC Place in Vancouver.

The provincial government of British Columbia is finally speaking up, explaining why it scuttled a reported 20-year, $35- to $40-million deal to sell naming rights for indoor stadium BC Place to Canadian telecommunications firm Telus.

“The taxpayers of British Columbia have had a long-standing admiration for the name BC Place and, ultimately, this deal wasn’t enough” to bring about a n...

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