Liquor stores across B.C. see record sales during coronavirus pandemic

It’s clear British Columbians are turning to liquid comfort to deal with the novel coronavirus pandemic.

According to numbers provided by the provincial government, sales at BC Liquor Stores are booming.

Overall counter sales at BC Liquor Stores have gone up 40 per cent for the month.

Over the last two weeks cask wine sales at government-run stores across the province have increased by 144 per cent.

Savles of spirits sold in the 1.75 litre containers have gone up by 153 per cent, while sales of beer in 24 packs have increased by 120 per cent.

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