Let’s go to the dam pub: Site C wants in-camp watering hole

Site C dam's 1,600 camp workers might be getting their own bar. Photo by Shutterstock.

Site C dam’s 1,600 camp workers might be getting their own bar. Photo by Shutterstock.

Workers at the Site C Dam might soon be able tip back a cold one after a long day’s work — at their own private bar.

A liquor licence application for a new Site C lounge is making it’s way through the B.C.’s liquor control branch that hopes to bring the dam’s 1,600 workers “a glass of wine on a balmy summer evening, or a warm drink on a cold winter night,” according to the proposal.

The application was made by ACTO Two Rivers, the company hired to develop Site C’s workforce housing. The proposed tavern would open up inside worker-camp dwellings, pending the approval of a liquor-primary licence from the government.

The Site C lounge would be exclusive to workers and invited guests, offering “tantalizing appetizers”, “specialty cocktails”, and a “Happy Hour atmosphere”, according to ACTO Two Rivers.

A liquor licence application went before the Peace River Regional District board on Thursday. The board decided not to comment on the application, meaning the onus is now on the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch to determine if the bar will benefit the community.

Read the rest of the article on CBC News

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About Jon Hernandez

Jon Hernandez is a Journalist, Tree Planter, and current student at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism. He holds a Bachelors of Arts from UBC Vancouver, and has worked for such publications as The Region and Sustainability Television. View all posts by Jon Hernandez

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