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Kamloops council has not had enough of wine

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June 28, 2016 - 3:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - The city is once again turning to the citizens of Kamloops to weigh in on the debate about grocery store wine.

Save-On-Foods originally applied to be allowed to sell wine on the shelves of its Sahali store earlier this year but council turned down the request on May 17. The grocery store chain asked for the issue to be reconsidered in an updated application earlier this month.

The wine debate will now be returning to council chambers July 12 and public notifications about the application will be mailed out tomorrow, June 29. Because of the changes to the application the city is once again receiving comments from the public on whether wine should be allowed on the shelves of the Sahali store.

The notifications for neighbours around the property at 1210 Summit Dr. will be hand delivered or couriered to property owners, due to worries about a Canada Post strike. While notices are only distributed to neighbours, the public in general will be allowed to submit comments to city council as well, development director Marvin Kwiatkowski says.

“It’s pretty much a replay of what we had last month,” he says.

The grocery store chain aquired the wine licence last winter from Discorvery Wines, which was located on the same property as the grocery store.

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