Cardston council passes updated booze bylaw

It’s now official. Cardston is no longer a dry town.

Council voted 5-2 on Tuesday passing a bylaw that alcohol can now be sold at restaurants and golf courses. Allan Burton and John Grainger were the only two councillors to vote against the motion.

The opening of liquor stores is still prohibited in the town. Cardston has been booze free since 1902.

Mayor Maggie Kronen reacted to the news.

“I want to say to my fellow councilors thank you for the trust you have in a process. For you folks, it’s not what you wanted, but yes, it might have a very changing effect on our town. We will not know until it happens. And do I have fears? I do. But I trust the people also.”

Back in 2014, two-thirds of council voted against allowing the sale of alcohol in the town.

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