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BC liquor license holders may feel they can breathe easy once their Liquor Primary or Food Primary License is approved, but complacency can lead to lax practices which put your liquor license at risk. Your duty to uphold your responsibilities as stipulated by the license terms and conditions begins when your business is approved. Obtaining […]
We are very pleased that the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch is moving forward on a significant policy change regarding BC Special Event Permits (formerly Special Occasion Licenses). This class of license is used to license music festivals and cultural events.
Exemption to donate profits when charging over cost recovery price
A “Class A” Alberta liquor license is required for pubs, restaurants/dining rooms, lounges and nightclubs to sell and serve alcohol. Before you apply for a Class A liquor license, here is some information you’ll need. The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) assesses many criteria that must be met by applicants before a license is […]
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 […]
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