Jamie’s get council nod for dance groove

Let there be dance. Tofino’s municipal council won’t put any hurdles in the way of an application that would allow patrons at Jamie’s Rainforest Inn to get their groove on.

The Inn has submitted an application to the Liquor Control Board (LCB) to changes its Food Primary Liquor Licence to allow for patron participation in the form of dancing.

Tofino’s council had two options: collect feedback from area residents who may be impacted by the change and submit a report to the LCB or opt out of providing comments and take a spectator’s view of the Board’s decision.

Council unanimously agreed to take a hands off approach.

Coun. Garth Cameron approved staying hands off on the issue because the licence will remain a food-primary licence and will not become a liquor-primary licence.

Coun. Ray Thorogood wondered if the change would lead to extended hours and was told by staff that it would not.

Coun. Dorothy Baert hesitated after asking if the LCB would collect public input and being told such input would likely be left up to the district.

“I’m just wondering if we’re doing the due diligence to our residents who are in a residential neighborhood to just let this pass and ‘what will happen will happen’ type thing. I think we have more