BC shutting down alcohol sales overnight tonight

Average daily COVID-19 rate December 20-26, by area, per 10,000 population.

A new amendment to a provincial health officer order was put in place to ensure a safer New Year’s Eve for everyone. Effective at 8 p.m. tonight until 9 a.m. Friday, January 1, the service and sale of alcohol is prohibited. This applies to any establishment that sells or serves alcohol, including bars, restaurants, pubs, liquor stores or grocery stores.

Unless a full meal service is provided, premises which are licensed to serve liquor must close between 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. January 1, 2021. Learn more here.

The BC Centre for Disease Control released an update map of COVID-19 cases by local health area of case residence showing that from December 20 to 26,  there were two cases of COVID-19 in the Creston Local Health Area. To view the map, click here.

Happy New Years Creston. On behalf of Town Council and staff we are wishing you all the best in 2021. Please stay safe tonight and celebrate New Years Eve within your core bubble following the Provincial Health Officer’s Orders and guidance.