What a whirlwind week for the people of Westsyde, local MLA Kevin Krueger, and for reporters trying to keep up with the latest developments in the possible closing of the Westsyde government liquour store!
On Thursday, BC Solicitor General Rich Coleman unexpectedly closed the store, after Kevin Krueger had said that there would be another round of consultation before any decision. People were indeed miffed and, in what seems like the first time ever, Kevin expressed great displeasure at one of his own BC Liberal colleagues.
Then, I opened the Saturday morning paper, and learned that Coleman's decision had been reversed and the store would be reopened. Another government liquor store in downtown Kamloops, slated to be closed, will also remain open.
3500 had signed a petition to keep the liquor store open. I guess those kind of numbers talk. Thats more than 15% votes in the riding, by my rough count.
Power to the People!