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The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation
) controls alcoholic beverages in Nova Scotia
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. It is the sole distributor and runs all retail outlets selling alcohol
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except for four private wine specialty shops and, in rural
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areas where there is not an NSLC location, 23 private "agency" liquor stores.
- 1930 created through the Liquor Control Act as the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission.
- 1946 responsibility for licensing sites selling alcolholic beverages (e.g. bars and restaurants) transferred to the Tavern License Committee (now named Liquor License Board)
- 1995 the Gaming Control Act made NSLC part of the Alcohol and Gaming Authority
- 2001 was changed from a Commission to a Crown corporation and renamed the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation.