LETTER: Wild west in the liquor business?

Numerous private liquor stores opened in the city in the past year

It was nice to see a local Liberal MLA in the government-run BC Liquor Store the other night. Seeing that he was pressed for time accumulating what were probably gifts for Christmas, I passed on the opportunity to inquire what it is about Abbotsford that has led to something along the lines of 20 or more private liquor stores to open in the city over the last year.

And yet, there doesn’t appear to be an inclination for the LDB to open another store in west or east Abbotsford.

And what is with a liquor store open immediately across the street from an elementary school on Marshall? Is that even permissible? One never knows – the city seems unable to deal with pot shops which are actually illegal. Perhaps it’s the wild west in the liquor business too?

Keith Hebert

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