Kamloops council approves wine variance permit at Save-on-Foods

By Chad Harris
July 12, 2016 - 4:21pm Updated: July 12, 2016 - 10:29pm

KAMLOOPS — The wine debate in the Tournament Capital was once again the topic of discussion among City Councillors.

At its regular meeting today (July 12) council was discussing whether or not to look further into giving Save-on-Foods the ability to sell B.C. wines at its Sahali grocery store. 

Council originally turned down a variance application but agreed last month to reconsider the idea once the wording of the liquor license was changed to allow the sale of only B.C. VQA wine.

Today, local winery representatives, along with Save-on-Foods pleaded their case for the second time  

After a lengthy discussion council voted 5-1 in favour of approving a variance application.

The only Councillor not in favour was Denis Walsh.

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