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City gives Prince George’s first B.C. Cannabis store the green light

B.C. Cannabis now has the go-ahead to open the Southridge location
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The proposed location of the B.C Cannabis store, which used to be a Royal Bank. (via Google maps)

Well, it’s official, Prince George will be getting its first-ever B.C. Cannabis Store.

The City of Prince George gave the all-clear for the store to open its doors at the Feb. 25 regular council meeting.

Council approved final reading and adoption of a rezoning bylaw that will allow for a B.C. Cannabis store to open up in College Heights near Walmart.

The Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) had applied to rezone 6565 Southridge Ave, which used to be a Royal Bank of Canada location, to add “retail Cannabis” as a principle use.

The rezoning bylaw sailed through the public hearing process, with only one person speaking out in opposition against the location and support voiced from city councillors.

Now that it’s been officially adopted, B.C. Cannabis can get to work on opening up the first cannabis store in B.C.’s northern capital.

The LCRB has also applied to rezone a space in the old Sears location in Pine Centre Mall (3055 Massey Drive), which was also the subject of a public hearing at the Feb. 25 council meeting.




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Born and raised in Prince George, Hanna Petersen is a graduate of UNBC. She then abandoned her hometown for the East Coast, graduating with a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in the process.
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