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Fines for Liquor Act violators

One Burnaby pub was cited for a violation of the Liquor Control and Licensing Act last year, and a U-brew paid the price for an infraction in 2012.

The Mountain Shadow Inn, at 7174 Barnet Rd., was fined $5,000 for allowing an intoxicated person to remain at the premises on April 13.

Hillcrest Brewing Company, a U-Brew located at 1-7541 Conway Ave., was suspended for 10 days in July and paid a $7,500 fine after it was caught by inspectors unlawfully selling liquor on June 8, 2012.

Both establishments waived their right to contest the allegations against them and accepted the penalties imposed.

The Liquor Control and Licensing Branch has 50 inspectors to ensure British Columbia's approximately 10,000 licensed establishments comply with provincial liquor laws. That enforcement also includes the Minors as Agents Program, which uses minors to check that licensees aren't selling alcohol to people under the age of 19.

From April to September of last year, inspectors made 6,634 inspections across the province and cited 282 violations, including 31 for intoxication, 59 for selling alcohol to minors, 13 for overcrowding and nine for employees consuming liquor while they were working.

Violators paid a total of  $364,500 in fines and a total of 210 days of license suspensions. Money collected from fines goes into the province's general revenue.

 

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