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Halifax Alehouse charged with violating Liquor Control Act

By Joe Thomson May 16, 2023 | 3:59 PM

The Halifax Alehouse has been charged with violating the Liquor Control Act after a man was killed on its property.

The alcohol gaming fuel and tobacco division of Service Nova Scotia has charged the Alehouse with not notifying AGFT of charges laid on the premises and not having control of situations that they are responsible for, both of which are requirements under their liquor licence.

The AGFT is currently conducting an ongoing investigation into the homicide outside of the Alehouse in December but could not provide further details at this time.

On Christmas Eve, 31-year-old Ryan Sawyer was murdered outside of the bar. CBC News reports that a witness saw a security guard put a man in a chokehold outside of the Alehouse that night shortly before police arrived.

It’s not the first time that Alehouse bouncers have been involved in violent incidents. Two bouncers are currently on trial after a 21-year-old said he was assaulted by them outside of the bar back in October.

Last week, the province announced that cabaret bars would require their bouncers to undergo mandatory training and provide a criminal records check by June 1 if they want to continue working.

Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services Colton LeBlanc said at a press conference that the changes will hopefully prevent events like the one that took place at the alehouse from happening again.


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