Liquor News

A hike in liquor taxes could be coming in the provincial budget after Premier Brad Wall said the province is making a shift towards consumption taxes. The budget comes down March 22, 2017.

People brace for potential tax hikes in Sask. budget

By Kevin Martel March 21, 2017 - 6:28am Updated: March 21, 2017 - 6:30am

People are preparing themselves for what could be a provincial budget filled with tax increases.

In a video posted to social media, Premier Brad Wall hinted to a shift...

Non-Sask. companies win urban liquor licenses. Federated Co-operatives said Friday profits will be leaving the province.

Federated Co-operatives alarmed as non-Sask. companies win urban liquor licenses

By 650 CKOM November 25, 2016 - 4:42pm Updated: November 26, 2016 - 10:31am

Saskatoon-based Federated Co-operatives Ltd. (Co-op) is calling for a meeting with Premier Brad Wall after the latest round of private liquor store licenses were doled out this...

The SLGA-run liquor store on 20th Street is set to be privatized  within the next 18 months.

Saskatoon customers react to more liquor privatization

By 650 CKOM November 24, 2016 - 2:42pm Updated: November 24, 2016 - 2:45pm

Many are having mixed emotions over the province’s push to add private liquor sales in Saskatchewan.

On Wednesday, the province revealed who will run 50 new private...

Bottles of wine at a Saskatchewan liquor store.

Requests for proposals out for 20 private liquor stores in Saskatchewan

By 980 CJME August 2, 2016 - 12:58pm Updated: August 2, 2016 - 1:00pm

The province is uncorking applications for the final set of permits for private liquor stores.

There is one permit available for each of 20 towns on the list including...

Opportunities open for private liquor stores in Sask.

By Lisa Schick July 18, 2016 - 9:49pm Updated: July 18, 2016 - 10:15pm

It's the first step to another five private liquor stores in the province.

On Monday, the provincial government released the request for proposals for private liquor...

A glass of beer

Beer battle brews between Alberta and Saskatchewan

By Sarah Mills July 18, 2016 - 3:31pm Updated: July 18, 2016 - 3:45pm

The new west partnership is showing its first crack and the fault line is in Alberta.   That province is introducing measures to give preferential treatment to local brewers...

Bottles of wine at a Saskatchewan liquor store.

Province accepting bids for new private liquor stores in Sask.

By Sarah Mills July 7, 2016 - 2:33pm Updated: July 7, 2016 - 2:45pm

The province is now accepting applications for retail liquor store permits in Regina and Saskatoon under its plan to expand private liquor sales.

Applications can be...

Last Mountain Distillery's cherry whisky

Cherry whisky brings liquor-lovers to Lumsden

By Lisa Schick November 21, 2015 - 1:07pm Updated: November 23, 2015 - 11:05am

Hundreds of people made the trip to Lumsden on Saturday for the chance to score a bottle of cherry whisky at its launch for Last Mountain Distillery.

Colin Schmidt,...

Stock photo of a glass of beer.

Sask. government proposes 52 private liquor stores

By 980 CJME November 18, 2015 - 9:30am Updated: November 18, 2015 - 10:49am

If the SaskParty is re-elected in April 2016, Saskatchewan will be seeing a lot more private liquor stores.

On Wednesday morning, Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Minister...

A national group representing restaurant owners has panned Saskatchewan's liquor laws.

Sask. liquor laws don't make the grade, report

By Lasia Kretzel November 2, 2015 - 5:24pm Updated: November 2, 2015 - 5:24pm

Ever cringed at the price of a beer or glass of wine on a restaurant menu? Don't just blame the restaurant.

Saskatchewan has some of the worst restaurant and bar liquor...

Greg Paterson admires a homebrew entry while postured up against more than 250 homebrew entries

Homebrew competition features brewers from Victoria to Halifax

By François Biber September 18, 2015 - 4:35pm Updated: September 18, 2015 - 4:35pm

Thinking about brewing up a batch of your own beer? Then you'd better be up for hours of rinsing and washing.

“When you get into homebrewing … you need to sanitize,...

A N.B. lawyer agues the limit on cross-border liquor sales is unconstitutional.

New Brunswick liquor corporation defends restrictions on cross-border beer sales

By Canadian Press August 25, 2015 - 12:16pm Updated: August 25, 2015 - 12:16pm

CAMPBELLTON, N.B. — A senior official with New Brunswick's liquor corporation is defending a law that limits anyone in the province from having more than 12 pints of beer that...