After several weeks of listening and considering respondents’ input on B.C.’s Liquor Policy Review, Parliamentary Secretary John Yap is endorsing liquor sales in grocery stores.
Yap announced that his final report recommends government move forward on developing and implementing a retail model that meets consumer demands for greater accessibility, while maintaining B.C.’s high standards for protecting health and public safety.
In doing this, Yap says B.C. should maintain the current cap on the total number of retail outlets in the province.
Usually the only warm, fuzzy thing one associates with B.C. Liquor Stores is a velvety liqueur, however, for the month of December that will expand to include fluffy teddy bears.
The 24 year tradition of the Share-a-Bear campaign continues this year with all 195 store locations participating from now until just before Christmas. The campaign has twin bears for sale, with one accompanying the customer home while the other will be shared with a local child through outreach charities. Liquor store staff select a charity in their community that is dedicated to helping families in need and can, as a result, ensure the bear is adopted out to its new, little person to whom it will be a comforting, fuzzy companion.
Six people were arrested in Salmon Arm following an attempted break and enter.
On Nov. 26 at 2:30 a.m. officers from the Vernon/North Okanagan and Salmon Arm RCMP detachments responded to a 911 call from a home owner on Yankee Flats Road stating that several men were trying to break into his residence.
The home is near Salmon Arm, but within the Vernon/North Okanagan detachment prompting both departments to respond.
“The security measures the owner had in place prevented the suspects from gaining entry, and they left empty handed,” said Gord Molendyk, police spokesperson.