The Government of Saskatchewan has made some amendments that allow municipalities and park authorities the discretion to allow the consumption of alcohol in outdoor public places, such as parks, for those of legal drinking age.
"Through these amendments, municipalities have the option to allow the consumption of alcohol in their parks, ensuring that residents are able to enjoy their parks in a safe and responsible way," Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) Jim Reiter said.
The amendments allow municipalities or park authorities to regulate the consumption of alcohol in their public outdoor spaces. They will now have the ability to make their own decisions about designating outdoor public spaces where alcohol can be consumed while balancing local interests and public safety concerns.
The Saskatchewan Government stated private events, such as weddings where alcohol is being served or sold will still require a permit from SLGA.