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Town approves Cannabis sales

The Town of Swan River held their regularly scheduled council meeting Tuesday evening (Dec. 19) with Mayor Glen McKenzie presiding and councillors Jason Delaurier, Phyl Friesen, Lance Jacobson, David Moriaux, Jason Sakal and Duane Whyte present.
A number of issues were discussed including a by-law that would allow for retail businesses to open their doors to customers between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays and on holidays except for New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Canada Day, Labour Day, or Christmas Day.
While the first reading of the by-law passed with full approval, the second and third readings were passed with only a 4-3 approval of council. Jacobson, Delaurier, Sakal, and Moriaux were in favour, while McKenzie, Whyte, and Friesen were not in favour of the by-law as it stood.
Prior to the vote, a delegation in opposition of the by-law was heard from Reverend Reg Rivett.

Jeremy Bergen