Bc Liquor Laws

Coming Soon: Cold Beer From B.C. Gov't Stores On Sundays

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Liquor laws are set to loosen up on April 1 in British Columbia, but the province's attorney general says residents shouldn't expect huge p...

B.C.'s Minimum Happy Hour Pitcher Price Drops

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government is taking a second shot at putting the happy back in happy hour.Bar owners and some drinkers complained the...

Why Is B.C. Liquor Still Overtaxed, Despite 'Reforms'?

Jordan Bateman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Take a $15 bottle of wine, for example. In B.C., we pay $7.11 for the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) markup tax, 60 cents in other LDB fees, and 94 cents in Provincial Sales Tax -- a total of $8.65 in taxes. That means when British Columbians buy a bottle of wine, they actually pay more in taxes and markup than for the actual drink itself.

New B.C. Liquor Laws Could RAISE Beer Prices

CP | Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's new happy hour laws may actually raise prices for beer at some bars.The province is now allowing pubs to change prices ...

CHEERS, Happy Hour Is Here

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Happy happy hour, British Columbia.New liquor laws take effect today that allow bars and pubs to offer for the first time the popular time-...

When You'll Be Able To Buy Booze In B.C. Grocery Stores

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbians will soon be able to buy wine and beer at the same grocery store where they pick up their eggs and bread.Attorney Genera...

Patio Party!

CBC | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's bar and restaurant patios can once again stay open until midnight this summer, after city council voted to continue the pilot project...

Woman Charged With Selling Alcoholic 'Freezies' At Vancouver Beach

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Vancouver woman has been charged with allegedly selling frozen alcoholic "freezie" treats at Wreck Beach. According to The Province, 31-year-old...

Happy Hour Finally Coming To B.C.?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C. Premier Christy Clark is toasting happy hour in another series of proposed regulation changes to provincial liquor laws.Clark announc...

How'd You Like Them Liquor Laws?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

BURNABY, B.C. - The B.C. government has launched a new website inviting the public to offer ideas on changes to liquor laws.Parliamentary Secretary fo...

Public Drinking Allowed In B.C. Parks?

CBC | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. Liberals are considering allowing people to bring alcoholic beverages to beaches and parks, according to attorney general Suzanne Anton. In...

B.C. Vineyards' Grape Gripes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

KELOWNA, B.C. - It's been exactly one year since parliament passed a private member's bill aimed at putting some sparkle in Canada's inter provincial ...

Vancouver Parks Ease Liquor Restrictions

CBC | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver park board has unanimously approved two motions that will mean more parties — and more drinking — in the city’s parks this summer....

Beer At The Corner Store?

CBC | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins says his government would allow beer and wine sales in supermarkets and corner stores to give people more choice...

B.C. Booze Laws Outdated: Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The B.C. government is eliminating rules that prevented charities and non-profit organizations from including liquor in gift baskets at fun...

B.C. Liquor Goes Hard On Wine Donors

CBC | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. Liquor Control and Licensing Branch is cracking down on charities that use donated wine for their fundraisers. The Belfry Theatre...