Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 03/15/2013 4:22 PM | Comments: 0
Trustees will give further study to Winnipeg School Division’s plea to the province not to issue any more liquor licences or approve liquor outlets within 1,000 metres of schools.
WSD trustee Cathy Collins told the convention of the Manitoba School Boards Association that she sees safety problems because of inner-city hotels close to schools such as Sister MacNamara, Sacre Coeur and Pinkham.
Louis Riel trustee Tom Parker said the focus should be on areas of high crime, not everywhere in the province.
Park West trustee Don Cochrane was among several rural trustees who questioned the practicality of the distance: "I come from a town with 300 people in it, and I doubt it’s 1,000 metres wide," he said.
Sunrise trustee Mike Lawson scoffed at the proposal: "It’s a bit of a parent issue — MSBA has bigger fish to fry."
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