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Should Victoria adopt ‘booze on the beach’ concept like other Canadian cities?

Are you keen to enjoy a glass of wine or a pint of beer on a beach or in a park in Victoria?

Public consumption of alcohol is still illegal in the province, but some cities are pushing for that to change.

“There’s many other parts of the world where it’s legal and it’s no big deal,” said one person at Willows Beach.

“Prohibition never worked,” explained another.

As of now, consuming alcohol in public is forbidden.

According to B.C.’s Liquor Act, violators could be fined as much as $240.

The idea of legalizing alcohol in parks and on beaches has come up for public consultation recently in Canadian cities like Calgary and Toronto.

This summer, Vancouver will be moving ahead with a pilot project allowing for the sale of alcoholic drinks at concession stands at both English Bay and Kitsilano Beach.

So will Victoria be next?

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