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Aug08Nova Scotia unveils hybrid cannabis-alcohol stores
Posted: 8/8/2018 9:33:45 AM The Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. offered a glimpse inside one of its coming cannabis stores Wednesday, showcasing a unique retail hybrid not likely found anywhere else in the world.

Jul20Nova Scotia unveils hybrid cannabis-alcohol stores
Posted: 7/20/2018 9:15:31 AMThe Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. offered a glimpse inside one of its coming cannabis stores Wednesday, showcasing a unique retail hybrid not likely found anywhere else in the world. 

May03Keep potent, boozy drinks out of young hands, substance abuse experts urge
Posted: 5/3/2018 9:25:11 AM Before a House of Commons committee, experts discussed how to restrict the sale of highly-sweetened, high-alcohol beverages, following the March death of a Quebec teenager.

Apr20City of Vancouver moves ahead with sale of liquor in grocery stores
Posted: 4/20/2018 9:10:00 AM Qualifying grocery stores in Vancouver will soon be able to sell beer, wine and spirits via a store-within-a-store model.

Apr18Focus Montreal: Modernizing Quebec’s liquor laws (Video)
Posted: 4/18/2018 10:17:21 AM Public hearings are underway to modernize Quebec’s liquor laws [Video]

Apr02No April Fools' joke: Canadian alcohol taxes increase 1.5 per cent
Posted: 4/2/2018 4:00:00 PMBeer and wine drinkers might have to dig a little deeper into their pockets to pay for a drink as taxes on alcohol sales have increased by 1.5 per cent as of April 1.

Mar14Quebec to ban high sugar, alcohol drinks from grocery, convenience stores
Posted: 3/14/2018 3:05:02 PM The Quebec government will move to ban sales of sugary, high-alcohol beverages in convenience (dépanneurs) and grocery stores.

Mar08The regulatory ‘loophole’ that lets companies sell alcoholic drinks containing caffeine
Posted: 3/8/2018 9:50:00 AM Health Canada warns against mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol, but some pre-mixed alcoholic drinks containing caffeine are still sold in Canadian stores.

Feb14Shopify inks deal with Ontario-run liquor board to push sales of cannabis online
Posted: 2/14/2018 9:02:00 AMThe Ontario government has inked a deal to use Shopify Inc.’s e-commerce platform for cannabis sales online and in stores as part of its plan to be the province’s sole distributor of legal recreationa...

Feb10Lawmakers, Alcohol Industry Tussle Over Cancer Labels On Booze
Posted: 2/10/2018 6:27:34 PM A month after slapping bright red and yellow cancer warnings on bottles of wine, vodka and other tipple late last year, workers at the government-run liquor store in Whitehorse, Canada, took them all...

Dec19Canadians Consume Almost as Much Weed as Wine, Report Shows
Posted: 12/19/2017 12:19:00 PMCanadians consumed as much as C$6.2 billion ($4.8 billion) of marijuana in 2015, almost as much as they spent on wine, the federal statistics agency said Monday as it gears up to officially track weed...

Dec08'Free the beer' case reaches Supreme Court as provinces, dairy farmers argue to keep cross-border limits in place
Posted: 12/8/2017 12:16:07 AMA retired New Brunswick man's quest to buy booze in Quebec at a slight bargain and bring it home to drink has landed in the Supreme Court of Canada, where on Wednesday Crown attorneys from across the ...

Dec06LDB Appointed Cannabis Wholesale Distributor by Government
Posted: 12/6/2017 10:31:55 AM As you may have heard, the government announced today that the LDB has been appointed the non-medical cannabis wholesaler for the province.

Dec06Canada Legalizes Cannabinoid-Infused Beverages
Posted: 12/6/2017 10:06:02 AM After much anticipation, the federal government has finally announced the legalization of cannabinoid-infused foods and beverages in Canada.

Nov30B.C.’s liquor stores want control of recreational pot sales, but not everyone’s on board
Posted: 11/30/2017 11:15:26 AM With the clock ticking down to marijuana legalization in Canada, the debate over who will get to sell it in B.C. is heating up.

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