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Dec27Inside Nova Scotia's booming distillery business
Posted: 12/27/2016 11:57:00 AMNova Scotia is fast becoming known for something other than lobster, lighthouses and friendly people. Distillers are conjuring everything from whisky to rum to vodka — and they are being recognized as...

Dec22Saskatoon teens discourage impaired driving on SLGA liquor bags
Posted: 12/22/2016 10:15:23 AM In 2015, Saskatchewan had the highest rate of impaired driving in the country. The province’s impaired driving rates have also declined the least of all the provinces since 1986.

Nov21The LCBO is opening a pop-up ‘bar’ in Toronto that doesn’t serve any alcohol
Posted: 11/21/2016 5:38:00 PMOntario’s monopolistic booze retailer, the LCBO, is hosting a pop-up bar on Toronto’s Queen Street West featuring a popular chef, a DJ flying in from London, England — and absolutely no alcohol.

Nov16Nunavut’s new policy on liquor: reduce the harm
Posted: 11/16/2016 9:23:33 AM As part of its shift from prohibition to harm reduction policies on liquor, the Government of Nunavut has released a 15-point action plan aimed at limiting the grievous harm caused by alcohol consump...

Nov14LCBO taps into startup community for new ideas
Posted: 11/14/2016 3:53:22 PMThe Liquor Control Board of Ontario, the government agency that manages alcohol sales across the province, is tapping into Kitchener-Waterloo's startup community as it seeks to modernize the way it in...

Oct07Spirits on lockdown at LCBO this fall
Posted: 10/7/2016 11:35:16 AM Ontario tipplers of vodka, rum and other spirits take note: a lot of your booze will be on lockdown at LCBO stores starting this fall.

Sep23Analysis: Privatizing liquor sales a net loss (opinion)
Posted: 9/23/2016 10:26:00 AMShould alcohol sales be dominated by a Crown corporation? A new study indicates the answer is yes. 

Sep23Manitoba's liquor regulation best in the west, finds new report
Posted: 9/23/2016 10:24:00 AM Manitoba manages liquor sales better than other western provinces, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Sep15Province announces new program to support local alcohol producers
Posted: 9/15/2016 10:52:00 AMSaskatchewan will soon have liquor stores dedicated exclusively to home brewed products.

Sep13Tried and tested: liquor distribution and retail system ready to manage legalized marijuana
Posted: 9/13/2016 10:53:00 AM The Responsible Marijuana Retail Alliance of BC, a partnership between the BC Private Liquor Store Association (BCPLSA) and BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU), today communicated its ...

Sep06Ontarians want marijuana sales controlled though LCBO tp prevent harm to children and youth
Posted: 9/6/2016 5:51:47 PMOntarians support the strict regulation and control of marijuana sales to keep it out of the hands of children, and trust the LCBO to do it following legalization, according to a new province-wide pol...

Sep06Wine to hit some Ontario grocery store shelves on Oct.
Posted: 9/6/2016 5:40:28 PMWine is set to hit some grocery store shelves in Ontario on Oct. 28.

Sep01A look into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Posted: 9/1/2016 5:45:00 PMThe Public Health Agency of Canada states that Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is the leading cause of developmental disabilities in Canada.

Aug11Ontario Nominates Bonnie Brooks as New LCBO Board Chair
Posted: 8/11/2016 9:59:46 AM Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, has nominated Bonnie Brooks as the new Chair of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). Subject to confirmation by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, the appo...

Jul27Thunder Bay brewer calls for an end to beer borders
Posted: 7/27/2016 10:14:43 AM A Thunder Bay brewer is calling for free trade for craft beer.

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