Canada Legal public drinking begins Monday in some North Vancouver parks
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As of Monday at 11 a.m., it will be legal to drink alcohol in nine public spaces in the City of North Vancouver.
City council voted earlier this month to approve a bylaw allowing drinking in some parks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We all want to live in a connected, vibrant, and inclusive community," Mayor Linda Buchanan said in a press release.
"This bylaw is about creating space outdoors for residents to socialize in a way that respects physical distancing. By allowing people to gather in our parks we're supporting their well-being, as well as supporting local restaurants and breweries."
The new rules will be in place from June 22 to Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in these locations:
- Waterfront Park (north and south of the train tracks, excluding the playground).
- Victoria Park (west).
- Mahon Park (behind Fen Burdett bleachers).
- Civic Plaza.
- Grand Boulevard (13th Street to 19th Street).
- Ray Perrault Park (northeast corner).
- Kings Mill Walk Park (Harbourside Place to Fell Avenue).
- Shipbuilders Square at The Shipyards.
- Cates Deck at The Shipyards.
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