Local liquor and food establishments hit with fines; warnings

Fines and warnings have gone out to a few local food and beverage establishments after this year’s round of Public Health Food Premise and Liquor Control and Licensing Inspections. Two Fort St. John establishments were hit with short-term license suspensions following contraventions of their liquor licences. The Condill Hotel was given a four-day license suspension after inspectors determined the bar had served alcohol to an already-intoxicated person. The Little Tokyo Japanese Restaurant faced a one-day license suspension and a $7,500 fine after an inspector deemed the restaurant was operating as a bar. As well, a Food Premise inspection on November 5th of Casey’s Pub resulted in the pub receiving a "high" risk rating, meaning an Environmental Health Officer observed a combination of critical hazards and non critical hazards which puts the public at significant risk. Several other local food service outlets received "moderate" risk ratings this year, including both the Fort St. John General Hospital and the North Peace Care Centre. You can view Food Premise Inspection reports online at http://www.healthspace.ca/Clients/NHA/NHA_Website.nsf/food-frameset and Liquor Control and Licensing Inspection Reports are available at http://www.hsd.gov.bc.ca/lclb/index.htm