February 24, 2014
As of February 19th, 2014, a new street-vending bylaw has been approved by a Vancouver City Council vote. This could mean some significant changes for Vancouver food truck operators.
With this new bylaw in effect, reselling or renting food truck permits would be illegal. Currently, some permit holders resell or rent out their permits at several times the amount they paid.
"As far as the [licence] rentals are concerned, we're all owner/operators...
February 11, 2014
According to the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, menu prices in B.C. have decreased 2.6% in 2013 compared to the previous year. B.C. is the only province in Canada to have a reduction in pricing while other provinces have shown an increase of an average 1.5%. The removal of HST is believed to be the main influence for the decrease in price.
Full-service restaurants are also absorbing market share from pubs as...
February 04, 2014
On Friday January 31st, the Government of B.C. announced its support for all 73 recommendations of the proposed changes to B.C.’s liquor laws.
When these changes will be put into effect is still unclear. However, Justice Minister Suzanne Anton said that some changes, such as removing fences at beer gardens and increasing the assortment of alcohol at sporting events, could be implemented as early as this summer.
December 18, 2013
The Government of B.C. announced today it will begin allowing happy hours in B.C. establishments. The provincial government also added that minors will soon be permitted in pubs to eat with their families.
Previous regulations prohibited B.C. establishments from offering specials on alcoholic beverages during slow business hours. Time-limited drink specials can now be offered as long as they meet minimum drink pricing.
December 11, 2013
The BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, awarded punitive damages to a patron of a pub who was beaten by the pub’s bouncer and other individuals.
The incident took place after the Plaintiff was physically removed from the pub when he attempted to enter with a concealed beer in his cargo shorts. He was then “seriously beaten” by the defendant bouncer and other individuals. The Plaintiff suffered various injuries following...
December 04, 2013
Burnaby, BC, December 3, 2013 – Hub International Limited, a leading global insurance brokerage, is pleased to announce that Tina Osen, Chief Executive Officer, Hub International Insurance Brokers, Greater Vancouver operations, has been named to the list of the Women's Executive Network’s (WXN) 2013 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards.
The awards will be presented Wednesday, December 4th at the Sheraton Centre Toronto during the Women’s...