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Spiritleaf Cannabis development permit approved in Bonnyville

A development permit for Spiritleaf Cannabis has been approved by the Town of Bonnyville
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Town of Bonnyville council approved a development permit for Spiritleaf Cannabis to open a location in town. File photo.

BONNYVILLE – The Town of Bonnyville will have a second cannabis retailer rolling into the community.  

Spiritleaf Cannabis had a proposed development permit approved by town council at a recent meeting, which will see a location opening at 6608 - 50th Ave.  

According to general manager of planning and community services Katherine Currie, a previous application was submitted for the same use in 2018.  

“That developer didn’t go forward with their application,” she noted, adding it was the same application with the addition of a request to place an additional sign on the multi-tenant sign outside the building.  

“It has the Shell building, the liquor store, and it has blank spots for the other two bays within there. Our current regulation allows one sign on the building so this would require a variance.”  

In addition to the signs, and similar to the previous application, the location of the new store will also require a land-use variance since "its proximity is within the setback distance from a municipal school reserve, which is a small portion of land that runs in behind the highway commercial properties between 49th Ave. And 47th St.," Currie stated.   

The municipality requires Spiritleaf Cannabis obtain a provincial license as required through the Alberta Gaming Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC), and their hours of operation will be governed through the provincial license and regulations. 

The new store must obtain a Cannabis Retail Store Business license from the town now that the development permit has been approved, and any final inspections related to building renovations or construction must be completed before occupancy is granted.

The business is responsible for obtaining all other building, electrical, gas, and or plumbing permits as required by the work undertaken.   

Robynne Henry, Bonnyville Nouvelle

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