Information Bulletin – City of VancouverApr 28, 2016 bcrfauser01
City of Vancouver
April 27, 2016
It’s that time of year again! Extended patio hours are upon us!
Restaurants with patios can now apply to the City of Vancouver to keep their outdoor spaces open until 1am. Longer patio hours will run until October. This extended time builds on the success of previous years which saw approximately 200 applications approved to keep restaurant patios open later than usual.
In 2013 the City launched a Patio Hours Extension Pilot Program allowing approved restaurants to serve patio customers until 12 midnight daily to enhance the patio experience for customers and enliven Vancouver’s streets. In 2014, the Pilot program increased due to uptake and interest and restaurants were allowed to extend their patio hours until 1am. Establishments with good track records are welcome to once again invite their patrons to enjoy Vancouver’s fresh air later into the evening.
Currently, there are more than 300 patios around the city that are eligible for the extension. Interested businesses can apply online. Businesses are required to have up-to-date insurance, all fees paid in full, no patio noise related complaints on file in the last 12 months and are subject to the conditions of their liquor permit. For restaurants with patios located on private property, businesses should contact Planning and Development Services at: 604.873.7611 to apply for a development permit to extend their hours.
Canadians sacrificing quality food in favour of cheaper options: survey – NEWS 1130Apr 05, 2016 bcrfauser01
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – How often do you look to cut corners at the grocery store?
It turns out many Canadians are making cheaper choices to deal with rising food costs.
A national poll finds more than half of us (57%) say it has become tougher to afford to feed our families in the last year — regardless of household income.
The Angus Reid survey finds that as a result, almost three quarters (71%) are compromising by switching to cheaper brands. For 40 per cent of us, that means making some unhealthy choices.
The survey also finds people are cutting back on meat and other pricier items, as well as trips to restaurants, to compensate.
Just over half of us are delaying a major purchase like an appliance because of the cost of food.
Two in three Canadians (63%) believe the issue is not getting enough attention from Canada’s leaders, with more than half (53%) saying the issue is “one of the most important” facing the country.
Policy Directive 16-08Apr 04, 2016 bcrfauser01
Policy Directive 16-08 is to remind industry of the Liquor Control and Licensing Act prohibition on inducements.
To view this policy directive follow this link: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/lclb/docs-forms/policy-directive-2016-08.pdf
Have a great day.
Liquor Control and Licensing Branch