Fire damages Kelowna BC Cannabis Store

Published on July 23, 2021 by oz. staff

Photo: David Wylie/the oz.

The yet-to-open BC Cannabis Store location in Kelowna was damaged this week by fire.

Kelowna firefighters responded to flames spreading up the side of the building before 11 p.m. on Wednesday night.

They managed to knock down the blaze, but not before it damaged the outside of the building on Highway 97.

The store was expected to open Aug. 13; it’s unclear whether the fire will delay the opening.

No cause has been released yet.

In October 2020, a fire damaged the BC Cannabis Store in New Westminster a day before opening.