Western Canada Continued

From liquor stores to pot shops: How 2 Alberta companies are capitalize on cannabis

Neighbourhood liquor stores across Alberta will be converted into cannabis dispensaries, as one of the country’s largest medical marijuana producers buys a stake in the booze business.

cbc.ca

Understanding, questioning enforcement: Local businesses weigh in on B.C. wine ban

Alberta consumers and B.C. businesses are being used as “pawns” in a provincial trade dispute, an industry group charged Tuesday, in reaction to news of a ban on bringing B.C. wines to the province.

Mark von Schellwitz, vice-president for Western Canada at Restaurants Canada, said the move announced by Premier Rachel Notley sets a precedent he described as “dangerous and costly for small businesses and consumers.”

“I think, as a country, we’re trying to strike down domestic and international trade barriers, and this decision certainly moves us in completely the wrong direction,” said von Schellwitz.

calgaryherald.com

Permit granted to expand Castlegar Fabricland building - BC Local News

A development permit was issued for an expansion to the Fabricland building located at 1975 — 6th Ave.

The permit is for a 195 square metre addition to the existing 500 sq. m. store. The new addition will be occupied by Selkirk Eye Care.

bclocalnews.com

Construction costs rise to $10 million for Skidegate Co-op - Haida Gwaii Observer

Construction costs for the new Skidegate Co-op store have hit a $4-million bump.

That is how much more the Haida Gwaii Co-op needs to borrow for a new, larger Skidegate store after the project went to bid at $6 million and found no takers at that price.

Members voted overwhelmingly in favour of a $6-million loan for the new store last May, but they will have to vote again and raise the loan to $10 million for the project to go ahead...

haidagwaiiobserver.com