Notice of Public Hearing: Cannabis Retail Store Licence Application

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CANNABIS RETAIL STORE LICENCE APPLICATION


Notice is hereby given that an electronic Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday February 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 136 Spruce Avenue, Sparwood, BC, to consider Municipal Council’s recommendation to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) regarding an application for a non-medical cannabis retail store licence in the District of Sparwood.

Applicant: The Source Dispensary Ltd. (Elk Valley Cannabis)


Background: The Province of British Columbia provides licencing and regulation of cannabis retail stores. As part of the review process, the applicable local government is asked to provide a recommendation regarding the application. If the District of Sparwoood provides a negative recommendation, the LCRB cannot issue a licence. If the District makes a recommendation in favour of the application, then the LCRB has discretion whether or not to issue the licence.


Related Bylaws:
a) Business Licence Bylaw No. 849, 2001: Outlines the requirements for cannabis retail stores to follow to be eligible for a local business licence in Sparwood.

b) Zoning Bylaw No. 264, 1981: Defines cannabis retail store and what zones such a use is permitted in (i.e. C1 – Central Business District, C3 – Neighborhood Commercial, and C4 – Comprehensive Commercial. The applicant is proposing a store in a C1 zone).

All District residents may provide feedback and be heard regarding this matter. There are three options for doing so:

1) Provide a written submission to District of Sparwood, Box 520, Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0
2) Provide an electronic submission to lhannan@sparwood.ca. Confirmation of receipt will be sent via e-mail
3) Attend the Hearing electronically on Zoom via the link below and request to speak to the matter at the Hearing.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86796008591
Or iPhone one-tap : 
    Canada: +14388097799,,86796008591#  or +15873281099,,86796008591# 
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        Canada: +1 438 809 7799  or +1 587 328 1099  or +1 647 374 4685  or +1 647 558 0588  or +1 778 907 2071  or +1 204 272 7920 
Webinar ID: 867 9600 8591
    International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdosyZN4VA


Note, written and electronic submissions must be received by noon on February 16, 2021. All submissions must include your name and street address, and are considered public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Following the close of the Public Hearing, no further submissions or comments from the public or interested persons can be accepted by members of Council. Relevant information may be requested by email to Lyle Hannan at lhannan@sparwood.ca until end of day February 15, 2021.


Lyle Hannan
Director of Corporate Services

Dated January 20, 2021

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