A bylaw to allow alcohol at Lacombe City parks was defeated by city council. (Black Press file photo)

A bylaw to allow alcohol at Lacombe City parks was defeated by city council. (Black Press file photo)

Bylaw to allow alcohol at Lacombe parks narrowly defeated

Defeated at third reading

Liquor will not be welcome in Lacombe’s parks.

This week city council voted four to three against a bylaw amendment that would have allowed responsible liquor consumption in designated picnic areas of City of Lacombe parks.

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The province opened the door to alcohol consumption in parks when it updated the Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act last year. Changes included streamlining the liquor licence application process and allowing for responsible liquor consumption in municipal parks. Liquor consumption may also be allowed in provincial campsites and designated day-use and picnic areas.



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