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#3161 Sparky

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 03:58 AM

it’s still that way!
 
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Not quite. An establishment may have to provide food in order to obtain a license to sell liquor, but you don’t have to be served food in order to drink it.

One can pop into the Prairie Inn or Boston Pizza or Lucky Bar for a pint but you don’t have to order food now.

No?

#3162 Redd42

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:29 AM

Not quite. An establishment may have to provide food in order to obtain a license to sell liquor, but you don’t have to be served food in order to drink it.

One can pop into the Prairie Inn or Boston Pizza or Lucky Bar for a pint but you don’t have to order food now.

No?

 

Or Rock Salt?



#3163 Mike K.

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:36 AM

It depends how much you consume. Eventually you will be asked to order food.

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#3164 Sparky

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:39 AM

It depends how much you consume. Eventually you will be asked to order food.


Where might that rule be written?

#3165 Mike K.

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 07:40 AM

It must be in the liquor code. I imagine that's a rule for food-primary establishments that now have a quasi liquor-primary allocation, but with the caveat that they must offer food after a few drinks. It's a bit of a mystery as to how many drinks is the threshold, as I've seen food-primary places never ask patrons to buy food after watching them consume five+ drinks, while other places will after a couple of drinks.


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#3166 Matt R.

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 08:29 AM

Not quite. An establishment may have to provide food in order to obtain a license to sell liquor, but you don’t have to be served food in order to drink it.

One can pop into the Prairie Inn or Boston Pizza or Lucky Bar for a pint but you don’t have to order food now.

No?


Oh for sure it’s better than it was way back then but the focus must still be on food, you must offer full course meals with silverware, you must have a fully equipped kitchen operating at all times, etc. I was being a bit tongue in cheek, but only a bit.

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#3167 TwilightZoneVictoria

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 11:22 AM

Isn't the food issue why lots of craft breweries with tasting rooms offer artisan pepperoni sticks and chips, or used to have food trucks parked outside?



#3168 Matt R.

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 01:19 PM

Those wouldn’t be FP licenses. The food is just because they want to afaik.

You can read the FP guidelines on their website.

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 03:17 PM

Isn't the food issue why lots of craft breweries with tasting rooms offer artisan pepperoni sticks and chips, or used to have food trucks parked outside?

 

Naw, it's because "These pretzels are making me thirsty!"


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#3170 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 November 2020 - 10:09 AM

With most tourist travel halted by the pandemic, Greater Victoria hospitality businesses have found a lifeline in weekend visitors from the Vancouver area. But now, they’re wondering if the provincial government is leaving an entire industry to perish with an order restricting travel in and out of the Lower Mainland.

 

https://www.timescol...help-1.24237807

 

Tourism-related businesses have “invested a lot of money, time, training in protocols and have done so successfully. And we have been doing decently — not well, but decently,” said Paul Nursey, chief executive of Destination Greater Victoria. “Mostly from weekend travel, from Vancouver primarily. Weekdays are dead but weekends have been OK.”



#3171 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 01:22 AM

COVID-19: Tofino and Ucluelet kindly ask visitors from Lower Mainland to postpone trips, again

“We thank visitors from these regions for their continued support and understanding.”

https://www.vicnews....ne-trips-again/

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 14 November 2020 - 01:23 AM.


#3172 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 01:24 AM

so for those keeping score:

victoria wants lower mainland tourists. it’s vital and all we have left.

tofino and ucluelet would like lower mainland residents to cancel any plans to visit.

#3173 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 04:54 AM

Destination B.C. has also suggested all messaging used by partner organizations and businesses should mention that B.C. residents should avoid non-essential travel to, from and within the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Sea-to-Sky and Sunshine Coast areas until Nov. 23.

https://www.timescol...ions-1.24238643

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 14 November 2020 - 04:55 AM.


#3174 Barrrister

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 08:13 AM

This is not going to get any better by Nov. 23. It is going to take longer to clamp down if it is even really possible. 


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#3175 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 08:23 AM

This is not going to get any better by Nov. 23. It is going to take longer to clamp down if it is even really possible. 

 

but the government is required to give these misleading dates to prevent people going even more batty at the outset.  but i agree it's a farce.



#3176 spanky123

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 11:03 AM

This is not going to get any better by Nov. 23. It is going to take longer to clamp down if it is even really possible. 

 

Health, safety and science have been tossed out the window in BC. Now that the NDP has 4 years, policy focuses on protecting their buddies. 


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#3177 aastra

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 10:03 PM

Getting room bookings these days is like pulling teeth:

 

 

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Great location

Unit is close to all the downtown extractions


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#3178 Rob Randall

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 10:57 PM

Your wisdom-filled comments do more than scratch the surface, they get at the root of the problem.


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#3179 aastra

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Posted 01 December 2020 - 01:49 PM

It takes nerve to post clever puns on this board. Mods will chew you out. They'll grind you down.



#3180 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 December 2020 - 04:55 AM

B.C.’s tourism industry task force is getting recommendations for COVID-19 relief to the provincial government next week, and Premier John Horgan says a long-awaited $300 million in aid for small business and tourism will be sent out as soon as possible.

 

Horgan said Dec. 2 he has been assured by the task force chair, Vancouver Airport CEO Tamara Vrooman, that its recommendations will arrive next week, in time for brief session of the B.C. legislature that begins Dec. 7.

 

“They plan on issuing their report next week rather than waiting for the end of December,” Horgan told reporters. “That will give us precious days in the legislature to make any changes that that report may recommend.”

Ski resort owners are also in discussions with Health Minister Adrian Dix on how they can operate through the winter.

 

“We’ll keep those discussions going, the report will come next week, and we’ll take whatever steps we can to keep the industry going with liquidity, with access to staffing resources and retraining, and a whole host of other issues that I know will be in their recommendations,” Horgan said.

 

https://www.vicnews....hn-horgan-says/


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 03 December 2020 - 04:55 AM.


 



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