Oliver Chronicle staff
The Town of Oliver has not received any cannabis licensing applications yet but there may be one in the works.
Chief Administrative Officer Cathy Cowan recently reported to council that the Town has been queried about an application in relation to zoning.
“We did reply back saying that it did meet our zoning (requirements).”
The Town expects to see an application soon.
The province has already started issuing licences for the retail sale of non-medical cannabis.
It is up to each municipality to determine if and where non-medical cannabis can be sold and whether it is sold in private or in government stores. (The province cannot issue a licence unless the municipality gives a positive recommendation.)
The Town of Oliver recently received a letter from the Liquor Distribution Branch expressing an interest in opening a BC Cannabis Store in the community. Council passed a motion to invite the branch to submit a proposal.
Councillor Dave Mattes previously stated the Town would welcome the branch to fill a vacant property on Main Street.