A new hockey team and looser liquor rules almost make up for the cold. Almost.
New liquor laws came into effect in Manitoba today, meaning the province’s residents will be allowed to take wine to restaurants, open brew-pubs, and, most importantly, this (talk about burying the lede, CBC):
The province is also taking the first steps in a pilot project that would allow some grocery stores to sell liquor.
The plan calls for boutique-style stores, called Liquor Mart Expresses, to be put into as many as five urban grocery stores.
… aaaaand just next door in Ontario you still can’t buy beer from anything but the LCBO and Beer Store. The shame, the shame.