BC Liquor Stores suspends bottle return at all locations

Mar 19 2020, 3:33 pm

BC Liquor Stores has implemented some changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to cutting its hours down, BC Liquor Stores announced that starting today, March 19, all locations would be temporarily suspending the return of empty drink containers.

“We recognize the inconvenience and economic hardship this may cause some customers, however, the well-being of our employees remains our number one priority,” read the statement.

Starting today, all BC Liquor Stores will be open from 11 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday, and from 11 am to 6 pm Sundays (some stores may not be open Sundays, depending on the location).

With coronavirus on the rise, BC public health authorities are reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.