New rules will allow B.C. wine drinkers to bring bottles from home to drink in licensed restaurants, Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman announced Thursday.
Here's a radical thought. Grab three friends. Head for Sardine Can. And order the entire menu. You can't go wrong.
For Roz Francis, it's not just taste that matters. Before she puts anything on her plate, or that of her husband's, she wants to know what's in the food they're about to eat.
IF there's a bigger wisecracker in the B.C. wine industry than Gray Monk's George Heiss Snr, I've yet to meet him or her.
Ian Tostenson calls a midday meal at Cafe 374 "the most socially responsible lunch in Vancouver."
F or many workers, last Christmas was unlike any other they've known for the past decade. This time, they had a few more coins jingling in their jeans. That's because last May 1, the province's minimum wage rose from the lowest in Canada, $8 an hour, to $8.75. It was boosted again Nov. 1 to $9.50, and will climb again this May to tie for the highest in the nation, $10.25, equivalent to Ontario. The government also repealed B.C.'s seldom-used "training wage," a system whereby young employees were paid $6 per hour during their first 500 hours of work, and it set a separate wage for liquor servers to be $9 by next May. Farm workers got a break too: piece rates for hand-harvested crops rose by 9.4 per cent.
INDUSTRY leaders on the North Shore are divided both in their reaction to the HST referendum result and in what they think the province should do next, but they agree a return to the old PST system probably isn't the best option.
The provincial government announced plans Wednesday to make the Harmonized Sales Tax more palatable to British Columbians in advance of a referendum on the tax next month.