B.C. liquor stores see hours permanently extended

B.C. liquor stores are getting more flexibility in their operations on a permanent basis. Liquor retailers in the province had been authorized to open earlier for the safety and convenience of their customers during the COVID-19 pandemic back in April 2020. In April 2020, the government temporarily authorized retailers including wine stores and private liquor […]

B.C. restaurants can serve liquor later as banquet halls reopen

Effective Tuesday, June 15, British Columbia moved into Step 2 of its reopening process, meaning that B.C. restaurants can now serve liquor until midnight. Indoor dining in B.C. restaurants reopened on May 25 after two months closed as Step 1 of the targeted relaunch plan began. Under those terms, restaurants could serve liquor until 10 […]

B.C. wholesale alcohol pricing measure made permanent

British Columbia has announced that B.C. wholesale alcohol pricing will become a permanent measure, allowing restaurants, bars, and tourism operators to buy liquor at lower prices. A temporary change to allow for B.C. wholesale alcohol pricing was enacted in June 2020 in a bid to help revive a struggling industry that has been hit devastatingly […]

Alberta liquor sector creating jobs, diversifying economy

Press release By reducing markup and creating grant programs, the Alberta government is supporting the province’s liquor industry and helping businesses grow and thrive. Since launching in August 2016, the Alberta Small Brewers Development Program has provided eligible small brewers with grant funding, giving recipients the flexibility to invest in their businesses, increase production capacity, […]

Deliverr: Regina’s exclusive takeout, grocery and liquor delivery app

Press release New local tech startup Deliverr is connecting people to local Regina stores and restaurants. Deliverr Beta launched in Regina April 16, 2017 and since then shopping just got a lot easier for Regina citizens. While it is still in Open Beta, the delivery app allows customers to get anything they need from local Regina stores that they know and love. To place […]

New modern liquor laws come into effect in B.C.

Press release An updated Liquor Control and Licencing Act and regulation came into force on Jan. 23 that will create new opportunities for businesses, increase convenience for consumers and enhance the Province’s commitment to social responsibility. Legislative changes The Liquor Policy Review made 73 recommendations to update antiquated laws for British Columbians and reduce red tape. […]

B.C. cuts red tape for patios

Press release British Columbia has announced changes that will allow businesses with only outdoor patio seating to apply to offer liquor service, a move that will create new opportunities for small businesses and support increased consumer choice. Previously, patios could only be licensed to serve liquor if they were attached to an indoor venue which held […]