There's no shortage of booze but B.C. Liquor Stores set to reduce hours - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
14.7°C

There's no shortage of booze but B.C. Liquor Stores set to reduce hours

Image Credit: Shutterstock
March 20, 2020 - 12:47 PM

B.C. Liquor Stores have announced a reduction in store hours but stress recently seen empty shelves are not an indication of a shortage of beer, wine and spirits in the province.

According to a B.C. government media release, B.C. Liquor Stores around the province will be reducing business hours in its stores as to today, March 20, to ensure staff have time to complete additional cleaning and help stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Stores will also be limiting the number of customers allowed in stores at a time.

The province reports an increase in sales and customers which has led to challenges in keeping shelves properly stocked. The release states: "There is no shortage of beer, wine and spirits in B.C."

Opening and closing times will differ from store to store, however, Liquor Stores located in shopping malls and other places where landlords are reducing hours will have to follow suit.

For more information go here.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Ben Bulmer or call (250) 309-5230 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © iNFOnews, 2020
iNFOnews

  • Popular penticton News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile