We don’t need all those liquor stores

You had a big item on the front page on Jan. 3 with the question Has justice been served?

You had a big item on the front page on Jan. 3 with the question Has justice been served?

The answer is no.

You people are hanging the wrong person.

I recently came to this province from Ontario and was completely disgusted with the amount of liquor stores here — there are more booze shacks than there are convenience stores.

Who the hell let this happen?

People here have nothing to entertain themselves except drink and on every corner you have the opportunity to do this.

Wake up!

You people have created the monster, now fix it.

Once a person has become an alcoholic, there is not much help for that person. If the person does not take part in AA, he or she can only look forward to jail, hospitals or death.

You give everybody the opportunity to drink and when that person becomes addicted, you what to hang him.

About 10 per cent of the population are alcoholics and very few people make it back. About four per cent will make it into AA and about five per cent will make it through to year one.

This person who is on trial drank because he had very little choice — try not breathing for half a day and see how you feel.

He is not the problem, he is the result of the problem. Get these stores closed or you will see nothing but more misery and death come from it.

Garry Bush

Sylvan Lake

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