EXCLUSIVE: LCLB’s letter contradicts Boonstock’s story
PENTICTON, BC — When the BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) sent out a statement listing the missing contracts it’s been asking Boonstock organizers for, many were concerned.
But Boonstock Productions President told Global News yesterday that the LCLB never asked organizers for the listed signed agreements.
At Wednesday’s press conference, Boonstock Director of Operations Barb Haynes was also adamant that LCBC never made this known to them.
“I can tell you that we were never asked to supply those items,” says Haynes.
However, Global News has obtained a confidential letter LCLB sent to the chair of the Boonstock Arts and Entertainment Society on July 25, 2014, contradicting Haynes’ statement.
Ray Tetzel of the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch writes: “On July 2, 2014, you were issued a letter requiring that you submit a complete and comprehensive security plan…to include confirmation of engagement of a licensed security contractor by way of a copy of that signed and final contract. Following the July 3rd meeting, you were asked again for a copy of the signed security contract. As of noon July 25, 2014 and despite repeated verbal and written requests you have not provided a signed and dated security service provider contract.”
Tetzel was also worried that 24/7 Security did not have the proper licence.
“On confirmation with the Security Programs Branch of the Ministry of Justice, LCLB was advised that 24/7 Ltd did not possess a valid Security Industry Business License at the time,” writes Tetzel.
Haynes says the security company is arriving to Penticton today and they do have a contractual agreement.
Here is the full letter: