Convenience stores call on govt to allow beer and wine sales

00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 Large convenience store chains are calling on the government to allow them to sell beer and wine.The Liberal government says it isn’t interested in the request from the Ontario Convenience Stores Association, which includes 7-11, and Mac’s, as well as Petro-Canada and Canadian Tire.Finance Minister Charles Sousa says the Liberals’ plan is to put LCBO outlets in some grocery stores, but won’t allow sales of beer and wine in corner stores.

Man sustains fracture after being punched in face by berserk attacker

The victim Reyaaz Khan sustained a fractured cheek bone after the incidentA man who is said to be mentally ill went berserk on Friday evening around 19:00h at a Chinese Supermarket at Foulis, East Coast Demerara causing at least three men to be injured in the process.One resident of the said area, Reyaaz Khan, 43, was on his way with his wife, Twinkle Khan, to make a purchase at a nearby Supermarket when the said man dealt Khan a severe cuff to his face while he was seated in his vehicle.The man immediately began bleeding and was taken to the Enmore Police Station where a report was lodged.Because of the injuries Khan sustained the officers at the Police Station encouraged him to seek medical attention.The man’s wife told this publication that her husband was taken to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital that evening, where he underwent an X-ray scan and it was determined that his check bone was fractured.He was referred to the bone specialist at the Georgetown Public Hospital, emergency ward, where he had to wait for hours before receiving treatment and being sent away.Khan is expected to undergo surgery soon as the blow he received left an indentation on his face.The man’s relatives are however calling for swift action to be taken against the suspect who is a known trouble maker in the area.According to residents in the area, the suspect would usually get away with unlawful acts as his family is reportedly affiliated with members of the Police Force.This publication was informed however that the suspect was subsequently arrested and is currently assisting with the investigation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPolice still hunting for Stewartville man who allegedly drowned wife in canalFebruary 9, 2016In “Crime”5 arraigned for murder of Berbice phone card distributorFebruary 16, 2017In “Court”Stewartville man still on the run after killing wifeJanuary 23, 2016In “Crime” read more