Overhaul the Alcohol !!

Here at Thirst, we look at alcohol from all the angles.

Big Picture:  A new plan just unveiled is changing how wine is being sold and distributed in Ontario.  Akin to how beer entered grocery stores in the past few months, we are about to see wine do the same, and be more available than ever.  This is another change in the overhaul to our alcohol distribution system.

That’s big picture stuff , systems at work – and maybe you’re happy about it – maybe it will save you a trip, I don’t know.

Small Picture: You and your community.   More access to booze means more consumption and more problems…not necessarily for you (okay, maybe you) – but perhaps for your daughter, your neighbor, your friend…and then, maybe for the cops, the jail, the hospital. You see, when you care about your community, you’re actually caring about yourself, and those you love.

When you look at both pictures…and maybe your own consumption, your own health, it starts to meld into a larger sense of knowing.

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Author: Doug Ironside RN

Doug is a Registered Nurse (PHN) with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.

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