The ripple effect of the strike is felt around the province, with consumers limited in their purchases and businesses struggling with supply shortages. Josh McLafferty, owner of Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery, a popular cocktail bar and distillery in Revelstoke, explains that the closure of the B.C. liquor distribution centres impacts everyone shopping at B.C. liquor stores, including bars and restaurants.
McLafferty says the B.C. government runs the Liquor Distribution Brand (LDB), responsible for liquor sales. “They supply all the alcohol to everywhere in B.C.,” he says.