Responsible drivers in Nova Scotia will not be prosecuted forhaving unopened liquor in any area of a motor vehicle. The change is the result of amendments to the Liquor Control Actintroduced today, April 19, by Ernest Fage, Minister responsiblefor the Liquor Control Act. “We wanted to clarify this piece of legislation to ensure thatthe real issue is addressed, and that is the issue of havingopened liquor in the passenger compartment of a vehicle,” saidMr. Fage. “Sealed, unopened liquor is allowed in any area of avehicle.” As a result of the changes, previously opened liquor, which hasbeen recapped or recorked, may be transported in the trunk oranother part of a vehicle designed for carrying baggage or goods;behind the rear seat of vehicles that do not have a trunk (suchas vans, hatch-backs); or in an exterior compartment, such as thebed of a truck. Further, liquor may be transported under alicence or permit that is issued under the act. The changes also outline how liquor is to be transported on amotorcycle, off-highway vehicle and other recreational vehicles.Specifically, the Act will now allow previously opened liquor tobe transported in a baggage compartment or otherwise inaccessiblearea. The opened liquor cannot be readily accessible to the driver orpassengers. Cases where liquor is open — the cap or cork is removed — in amotor vehicle will continue to be prosecuted. Additional changes to the Act include permitting thetransportation of liquor to any location where a person ispermitted to have or consume liquor. Previously, liquor couldonly be transported to a place of residence. N.S. LIQUOR CORP.–Transportation of Liquor Addressed inLegislation
The Brock farmers market returns Thursday and Carrie Kelly will have some extra cash to spend.Kelly is the winner of a draw for a $10-market gift certificate. The draw will happen again this week and anyone attending the market can enter.Sandy Howe and Curtis Gadula (Team Force) have also been crowned champions of the first ladder ball tournament. They competed against teams who epitomized sportsmanship and had fun while doing it.There will be three new games to partake in this week. Bocce ball, washoos (washer toss), and corn hole (bean bag toss) will make their debuts in Jubilee Court. Ladder ball will also return. All are welcome to participate so challenge your co-workers and neighbouring department in the ultimate battle for bragging rights for the week.Two new vendors will also being setting up shop this week. The market runs 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.