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If you are hosting an event in Alberta and would like to serve or sell alcohol, you must apply for a Special Event License (SEL) – a type of temporary Alberta liquor license. The following overview summarizes the requirements of an SEL and the responsibilities of licensees. Alberta liquor licensing is complex and the following […]
This easy-to-use Liquor Inspection Checklist has been developed to help ensure your establishment has the best chance of passing a routine inspection by police, fire, and liquor inspectors, and that you are compliant with various requirements of the inspection authorities. On May 25, 2017 Rising Tide partnered with ABLE BC to conduct a 45 minute […]
Temporary liquor licenses – formerly “Special Occasion License” and recently renamed Special Event Permits (SEP) – are one-time permits that allow hosts to serve and sell liquor in BC at special events. Types of special events include family gatherings, private functions, festivals and manufacturer tastings. The host of the special event is responsible for the […]
On January 23, 2017, changes to liquor laws and BC liquor permits came into effect – the result of the BC government’s sweeping Liquor Policy Review which began in 2013. The review resulted in 73 recommendations for changes. To date, 63 of those recommendations have been implemented. Some of the changes have been controversial, such […]
A few years have now passed since the BC government first announced proposed liquor law changes that would permit the sale of BC wine in grocery stores. The rollout of this program has been slow and contentious. What at first appeared to be a promising prospect for both BC wineries and grocery stores, now is […]
Whether you are a business seeking a BC liquor license, a manufacturer, brewer, or are considering hosting a special event where you want to serve alcohol, it’s important to understand the licensing process and your responsibilities under the law. Rising Tide Consultants is here to ensure that you understand and fulfill government requirements, thereby increasing […]
On January 23, 2017, the newly revamped Liquor Control and Licensing Act comes into force, bringing with it a host of changes too lengthy to list in one article. Business that will benefit the most are those that have not traditionally been able to apply for a primary BC liquor license allowing them to serve […]
Wednesday January 18th, 2017 The United States government announced it will be challenging British Columbia’s BC wine on grocery store shelves model. The US is disputing BC has violated Canada’s international trade obligations, by allowing wine on grocery store shelves. While this trade challenge is surprising in the dying days of the Obama administration, the […]
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