Provincial Politics

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Not all Kamloops businesses embracing liquor law changes

By Adam Donnelly
January 23, 2017 - 4:53pm Updated: January 23, 2017 - 5:36pm

KAMLOOPS — It’s another step in the BC Liberal’s loosing of provincial liquor laws - today, an updated Liquor Control and Licensing Act took effect, that the government says will create new opportunities for businesses, and increase convenience or customers.

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MLA Stone says grocery store wine sales comply with NAFTA regulations

By Jill Sperling
January 23, 2017 - 4:05pm Updated: January 23, 2017 - 5:37pm

KAMLOOPS — Save-On Foods has been selling wine at its Sahali location since October, after a lengthy struggle to get a variance passed that would allow for wine sales within the store. 

Now, the U.S. is challenging the program that allows exclusively B.C. wine sales in grocery stores. 

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Province funds hospice beds at Overlander Residential Care

By Jill Sperling
January 20, 2017 - 9:27am Updated: January 20, 2017 - 5:34pm

KAMLOOPS — The Province announced funding today to improve end-of-life care in Kamloops by adding four hospice care beds to Overlander Residential Care. 

$120,000 has been provided for the renovation and conversion of four rooms in the residential care facility.