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Liquor to be sold in B.C. grocery stores

03/06/2014 05:10 EST | Updated 05/06/2014 05:59 EDT
The B.C. government is permitting beer, spirits and wine to be sold in local grocery stores, however, the sales will take place through separate cashiers and won't take place until early 2015..

B.C. Justice Minister Suzanne Anton says expanded liquor sales will also be allowed in other places.

'These include things like liquor sales at farmer's markets and that will be for local wines, happy hours and also the removal of beer garden fencing from summer festivals, in other words, consider larger site licenses at the music festivals and street festivals we enjoy in British Columbia during the summer," Anton said.

The province has decided to implement all 73 recommendations from its liquor policy review.

It says work still needs to be done to define grocery store,but convenience stores will not be allowed to sell liquor.

More details to follow.

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