May 23, 2013
New Location. Same Commitment.
As of June 1st, 2013, HUB International HOSPITALITY and other specialty practices of HUB International Insurance Brokers will be together under one roof at our new central location in Burnaby. We are excited to be moving into a new LEED Gold Certified office building at Willingdon Park:
400-4350 Still Creek Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 0G5
You can count on the same service and expertise delivered by the same dedicated...
March 19, 2013
When B.C.’s harmonized sales tax is phased out on April 1, one of the first places people might notice a change is their restaurant bills. Diners can expect the cost of meals to drop, as they will only be charged the five-percent federal goods-and-services tax instead of the 12-percent HST.
Making it cheaper to dine out might seem like good news for restaurants in Vancouver, but there are mixed opinions in the industry about how the tax change...
February 12, 2013
B.C. brewers are celebrating new liquor laws that will allow them to have an on-site lounge where they can sell their beer. The revised law, which takes effect March 1, will also allow brewers who own an off-site restaurant or bar to sell their beer in those establishments, scrapping an old law that was originally designed to prevent large breweries from gaining a stranglehold on the market by buying up bars.
The government is also changing the...
February 08, 2013
The B.C. government has changing their liquor licencing rules, allowing catering companies to obtain a liquor licences for events such as outdoor weddings. The changes will also apply to restaurants, hotels, and conference centres when liquor is served at catered events outside their establishments.
Until now, individuals hosting an event and serving liquor needed to get a special-occasion licence, take a Licence to Serve course, and accept...
January 10, 2013
The beginning of 2013 has already seen many restaurant operators preparing for increases in their insurance premiums, as property and casualty rates have been steadily increasing for the past few months and many operators have already seen double-digit increases in their renewal premiums.
Why have rates gone up so much? First of all, insurance carrier results were very favorable with regard to casualty lines, but not when it came to results...
September 14, 2012
Two co-owners of a Belleville, Ontario bar have been charged with the criminal offence of wrongful act manslaughter after an employee's wrong-way accident on Highway 401 near Trenton, Ontario. The charges result from an incident in which an employee drove away from the bar, allegedly intoxicated. The Ottawa Citizen and other media reported that the employee left the Angry Beaver Bar and Grill and was driving the wrong way in the eastbound lane...