Workplace violence prevention training recap

April 05, 2018

In March, ABLE BC hosted our first workplace violence prevention training for liquor retail and on-premise owners, managers, and their staff. The 3.5-hour training was facilitated by ARETE Safety and Protection. Attendees learned how to…


Updated Alcohol Sense material released: post by May 1, 2018 in your establishment

March 28, 2018

Today, the LCLB released a new policy directive announcing new mandatory social responsibility material for all licensed establishments in BC. View the policy directive here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/employment-business-and-economic-development/business-management/liquor-regulation-licensing/policy-directives/18-02_alcohol_sense_mail_out_mar_2018.pdf Background In 2017, as part of the BC government’s…


Retailing cannabis update and supplier agreements

March 22, 2018

In February, government announced BC’s retail framework for legal, adult use recreational cannabis. Learn more here. While we are obviously disappointed with the decision to deny co-location of cannabis and liquor, we are pleased that…


Minimum wage increases and liquor server wage

March 22, 2018

Earlier this year, the provincial government announced their plans for minimum wage increases over the next 4 years. Learn more here. The liquor server differential was not addressed in this announcement. The Fair Wages Commission…


Liquor business technical advisory panel

March 22, 2018

As many members know, in late 2017 the Attorney General retained Mark Hicken, a long-time wine industry lawyer and expert, as a liquor policy advisor to liaise with industry stakeholders and provide recommendations to government…


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