Vanderhoof will have a non-medical cannabis store soon and negotiations for the same are underway.
Kate Bilney, senior communications officer, corporate communications & stakeholder relations for BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) said they are currently working with the landlord of the property on 2444 Burrard Avenue to finalize lease negotiations and to determine a hand-over date.
Once the property is handed over to LDB, Bilney said, the crown corporation will begin construction of a complex to appropriately develop the space to suit their needs.
The store will be a standalone retail store, she said, adding that as per the provincial Cannabis Control and Licensing Act, non-medical cannabis retail stores cannot be co-located with another business.
“We will be leasing a separate unit for the BC Cannabis Store and the current BC Liquor Store will remain at its current location,” she said.
At this time there is no firm date on when the Vanderhoof BC Cannabis Store will open, she said.
Once the store opens, it will employ 10 to 14 employees including a store manager, two assistant store managers and knowledgeable cannabis consultants. The job postings for the store are active now and for more information visit www.bcldb.com/about/careers.