Retail & Manufacturing

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B.C. Supreme Court orders unlicensed Vancouver cannabis stores to close

Owners of 28 stores argued in court that the city had no constitutional right to license them

B.C. to review wholesale-liquor distribution

Review follows a more comprehensive earlier review that recommended changes

Vancouver’s cannabis store licences to cost 331 times more than Kimberley’s

Wide discrepancy in municipal business licence fees could influence store location decisions

Medical cannabis advocates urge Ottawa to loosen supply restrictions

Product shortages are causing patients harm as supply is funnelled to recreational sales

Auto dealers’ sales staffing up by more than 50%

Growth of larger dealers in the province outpaces that of their smaller counterparts

Vancouver to host Canada’s largest cannabis conference since legalization

O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo runs December 9-11 at the Parq Vancouver

Skaha Bench inching closer to being a B.C. wine sub-appellation

B.C. Wine Authority plebiscite passes 19-1, sending initiative to Victoria

Ravi Beech

Forty under 40 winner 2018; COO, Valley Acrylic Bath Ltd.; Age 34

Lawrence Eade

Forty under 40 winner 2018; Co-founder and CEO, Box Concepts Food Group, Age 35

Jasmine Byrne

Forty under 40 winner 2018 Vice-president, Big Mountain Foods Ltd., Age 31