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Zoning Bylaw



15 Maple Road- Bag Service 2800, Alert Bay, British Columbia V0N 1A0

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The Village of Alert Bay intends to amend the Zoning Bylaw No. 418, 1982 to allow for the inclusion of Cannabis Retail sales.

As per Section 467 of the Local Government Act, the Village of Alert Bay hereby gives notice to the public that first reading of the Zoning Amendment Bylaw #815, 2023 will take place at the Regular Meeting of Village Council held on Monday, July 24th, 2023, at 5pm in the Council Chambers located at the Legion Hall, 79 Maple Road, Alert Bay, BC.

Cannabis Retail sales will only be permitted within Commercial Zones No. 1 & No. 2.

New Definitions:

“Cannabis” means a cannabis plant, and anything referred to in the Federal Cannabis Act as follows:

  • Any part of the cannabis plant, other than mature stalks that do not contain leaves, flowers or seeds, the cannabis plant fibre, of the plan root.
  • Any substance or mixture of substances that contains or has on it any part of a cannabis plant.
  • Any substance that is identical to any Phyto cannabinoid produced by, or found in, such a plant, regardless of how the substance was obtained.

“Cannabis Retailer” means a store where Cannabis is sold to the public, under license by the Province of British Columbia and meets the regulations as set out in this bylaw.

Anyone who believes that proposed Village of Alert Bay Zoning Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 815, 2023 will affect their interests shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person, by a representative or by written submission during the “Petitions and Delegations” section of the Regular Meeting of Village Council being held on Monday, July 24th, 2023. If you are unable to attend this meeting, written comments may be mailed, facsimiled, emailed or hand-delivered to the Village of Alert Bay by 3:00 pm on Monday, July 24, 2023. Inquiries and written comments should be directed/submitted to:

Connie Larson, Corporate Officer

Village of Alert Bay

15 Maple Road, Bag Service 2800, Village of Alert Bay, BC VON 1A0

Telephone 250-974-5213 Email:

Facsimile: 250-974-5470