Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Saturday, June LETHBRIDGE HERALD-25 B.C. liberalizes liquor laws VICTORIA (CP) Initial reaction from opposition party spokesmen Friday to the move by the British Columbia government to liberalize the province's liquor laws was favorable. Bob McClelland (SC Langley) said changes in the liquor laws will "certainly civilize the drinking habits in the Garde Gardom (L Vancouver Point Grey) said "For too long we've had a behind-the-barn attitude to drinking" in the province and he welcomed the measures brought forward by Attorney- General Alex MacDonald. Hugh Curtis (PC Saanich and The Islands) said the government's actions are good. "Some will look upon it as a liberalization of liquor laws and I feel that any steps taken by any government to finally do away with traditional beer parlors as we have known them for many decades must be applauded." BOARD CAUTIOUS Neil Davidson, chairman of the B.C. Liquor Board, said in Vernon that the board was wary of allowing neighborhood pubs. "i don't necessarily say that the entire English pub concept totally fits the Canadian public, but something along those lines is he said. A spokesman for Local 16 of the Beverage Dispensers Union said in Vancouver, however, the union opposes the new regulations. Harold Corson said experience in the U.S. shows that neighborhood pubs don't work, and predicted that gangsters will take over the pubs. The government's changes, as announced Friday by Mr. MacDonald, come in two parts, the first by immediately effective changes in the liquor regulations, and the second by legislative changes to be brought in later in the current session and to become effective when the legislation becomes law. Included in the first category are the following changes: a general licence may be issued to recreational centres, community centres and municipally owned cultural centres for drinking facilities to which the public have access upon municipal approval; neighborhood pubs may be set up with the same general licence as long as municipal approval is gained, Such a licence is subject to appeal by the local residents; CAN STAND establishments with dining lounge licences may have a separate facility that may qualify for a lounge licence without the necessity of requiring patrons of the latter to have anything to eat with their beverage; and motels that have a lounge licence may serve liquor to guest rooms; beer may be sold in all licensed establishments except the dining room licensed facility but the latter as well as all restaurant may serve draught beer with the approval of the general manager of the B.C. Liquor Board; licensed establish- ments may have live entertainment, music, radio, television and dancing. Also games of skill that are not electronically operated may be provided; up drinking is allowed; cars, cruise ships and aircraft may have dining lounge, lounges or dining room licences. In the case of the aircraft this would permit the serving of liquor on in province flights; establishments providing dancing or entertainment have their hours extended to 2 a.m. from 1 a.m., and a further extension to 3 a.m. is granted on New Year's Eve; approved price lists will be permitted to be posted on doors of licensed establishments: the ground floor restriction for the location of licensed premises is lifted and there is a single permit for multiple functions throughout the vear for service clubs and other groups and organisations. TO BE LEGISLATED In the category of those changes that will be brought in by legislation are the following: the sale of wine in beer parlors. Neighborhood pubs will be able to sell wine, beer and hard liquor; the off premises sale of beer by the dozen at neighborhood pubs and the designation of stores and other agencies in remote areas as liquor outlets. Of the shift to encouraging entertainment and games in all drinking establishments. Mr. MacDonald told a news conference: "We want to stress that the entertainment SKATES COMMON Ice skates were common in Scandinavia during the Viking era. factor is more important than the drinking factor." For that reason at least 15 per cent of the floor space in beer parlors and neighborhood pubs will have to be devoted to music or entertainment. MEALS ON WHEELS AT NOMINAL COST For Further Information Phone 327-7990 Member of Community Social Service ANNOUNCEMENT BILL WHITE INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. BLAIRMORE Phone 526-2955 is pleased to announce that MRS. LILY PRICE Has successfully passed the Real Estate Examina- tions for the Province od Alberta. She is now fully qualified and licensed to handle all your real estate requirements. Call Lil for Listing and Sale arrange- ments. Surgery aids twins Karen Ackroyd, left, and her sister Lorraine are identical in more than outward appearance. The five- year-old twins are seen with nurse Corinne Dittberner as they left a Winnipeg hospital Friday after surgery performed last week to correct congenital heart de- fects. The girls, from the northern Manitoba commun- ity of Gillam, were born with identical holes the size of a nickel in their hearts. Car decision breakthrough for consumers OTTAWA (CP) A Ford dealership was ordered Friday by County Court Judge Ken Fogarty to pay damages for "grossly misrepresenting" a 1970 Cortina as a 1971 model. The decision was greeted by Louis-Phillippe Edmonston. president of the Automobile Protection Association of Can- ada, as a major breakthrough for consumers. He said his or ganization has 55 similar cases ready to proceed across the country. Judge Fogarty said the system of updating all new and unused cars, making them seem one year newer than they actually are, is "most unbelievable." The judge was ruling on a claim by Helene Brousseau. who bought what she thought was a new 1971 Cortina from Lewis Motors for Both her bill of sale and order agreement state the car was a 1971 model. She testified she was told the car needed parts of a 1970 model when the vehicle was returned to the dealer for repairs. Auto protection association officials in Montreal checked the car and concluded it was a 1970 model, she said. Mr. Edmonston told the court Miss Brousseau should have received a discount when she bought her Cortina as it a year old. No such thing A Ford official from the company's Oakville. Ont.. plant said the car was built in July, 1970, just before production of Cortinas was permanently discontinued. "Then there were no such things as 1971 Cortinas." Judge Fogarty remarked. Jack McElroy. former Lewis Motors president, said that while he wasn't personally involved in the sale, he was told by Ford to designate all new and unused Cortinas as models, effective Oct. 15. 1970. "The fact the gross misrepresentation comes from Ford does not make it more acceptable." Judge Fogarty said. "It just goes to show in large corporations we are dealing with people who make errors in judgment." The damage award to" Miss Brousseau is the highest allowed in the Ontario smallclaims court. Mr. Edmonston said that other actions have been launched agsinst Ford, Chrysler. Peugeot. Renault. Mazda. Datsun and Toyota. No complaints had yet been received against Motors or Volkswagen. OPEN THURSDAY UNTIL P.M. a PHOTO 419-5thStreetS. Phone 328-6661 -'J' rAaF '-55- You save on every single purchase you pay what you pull your luck determines your savings What can you Buy? Anything in the Store Contractors accept tentative contracts REG1NA (CPl Saskatchewan construction contractors have voted to accept four of five tentative contracts reached May 25 with striking trade unions. Jim Chase, vice-president of the Saskatchewan Construction Association (SCA) said Friday agreements with insulators, sheet metal workers, plumbers and pipefitters, and carpenters have been approved unanimously. Results of the fifth" vote on the iron workers" contract won't be known until more ballots have been returned, said Mr. Chase Plumbers and pipefitters and sheet melal workers have voted to accept the contracts Carpenters in Rcgina and Saskatoon have rejected their contract. SCA negotiators met with bricklayers for two days earlier in the week but no settlement has been reached, said Mr. Chase. He said progress was made on several outstanding issues. Striking carpenters, elec- tricians, insulators, and con- struction and general workers have been off the job for 10 weeks. About million in new construction has been halted bv the strike. Cameras Lenses Film Slide projectors Polaroid cameras Darkroom accessories Enlargers All Camera and Photo items Radios Tape Recorders Calculators Turntables Amplifiers Speakers CB Radios Records Car Stereos Tapes All Component Stereos save Pui, Y Remember... at you always get The Best the best price with the Best Professional Service SmMMSM YHPijWWYMPrt!