Today's update includes:

  • General Updates
  • Update On Liquor Service Resumption
  • BC Invests in Feasibility Study for High-Speed US-Canada Rail
  • Premier Horgan Recognizes Sept. 19 as Holiday
  • Call for Applications | ITBC Qualified Experts
  • Do you want to be a more inclusive and accessible employer? Take the Test!
  • Mark Your Calendars
  • Comment Card | Thoughts and Comments from Our Industry
  • Last Laugh | A Little Something to Make Our Members Smile
Update On Liquor Service Resumption
The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) distribution centres and wholesale customer centres have completed all orders placed before 3:00 pm on August 17 and are working overtime to ship orders placed after August 31 now. While this is good news, it will still be several weeks before we see a resumption of normal service levels. 

Non-stocked wholesale products (spec products) are being shipped but will continue to experience delays, whereas, single bottle picks remain suspended. The quantity limit of three items per SKU per day (except for beer) remains for all hospitality orders submitted through BC Liquor Stores. 
BC Invests in Feasibility Study for High-Speed US-Canada Rail
The Province is supporting the feasibility of a high-speed rail service connecting Vancouver, Seattle and Portland with a $300,000 investment in the next phase of the Ultra High Speed Ground Transportation Project.

The next phase of the study, led by the Washington State Department of Transportation in partnership with B.C., Oregon and other regional and local agencies, intends to:
  • address the roles, responsibilities and future funding requirements of the project;
  • develop a regional public outreach and engagement strategy;
  • explore opportunities to integrate ultra-high-speed rail into regional transportation and land-use planning; and
  • develop plans for future environmental review processes, engineering and design requirements.
Premier Horgan Recognizes Sept. 19 as Holiday
Premier John Horgan has declared that Monday, Sept. 19, will be a holiday this year to align with the federal decision to observe Queen Elizabeth II's funeral. 
Public schools, including post-secondary institutions, and most Crown corporations will be closed.

Private-sector employers may determine if they would like to acknowledge the day as well. 
Call for Applications | ITBC Qualified Experts
ITBC invites experts in various fields to register in thier database that will be shared with Indigenous tourism businesses, communities, organizations, and entrepreneurs. From ITBC: "We hope these new connections will inspire work together to enhance and strengthen the Indigenous tourism industry."

Do you want to be a more inclusive and accessible employer? Take the Test!
It's Disability Employment Month in B.C.! How can you become a more inclusive employer? Find out where you do well and where you can improve with this self-assessment tool: 

If you would like to increase your awareness about how to become more diverse and inclusive in your hiring practices, register for the upcoming go2HR and WorkSafeBC webinar.
Industry News & Quick Links
Mark Your Calendars
Foodservice Facts: Reset. Revive. Redefine.
September 14th, from 11:00 AM PST - 12:00 PM PST. 
TOTA Webinar: Reduce Tourism Operating Costs through Carbon Footprint Tracking
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 11 AM - 12 PM PT
The Black Experience In Foodservice
Tuesday, October 4th, from 11am - 12pm PST
2022 Western Canadian Lodging Conference
October 24th - 25th, 2022 | Hyatt Regency, Vancouver
Register Now | Use Discount Code BCHA
SPARK BC Hotel & Liquor Conference
November 15, 2022 | Granville Island
Stay tuned for details!
Comment Card
Best Tourist Attractions As Voted by Readers of NowMedia
Commemorating National Truth & Reconciliation Day
The Excitement is Brewing | #BCTHC2023 in Prince George!
Funding Launched for Active Transportation Infrastructure
Last Laugh