Thursday, December 2, 2004


Wouldn't that be poetic justice - no booze for one of London's pet entertainment projects - except that lost revenue for the JLC means potential tax hikes for Londoners. As if we don't pay enough for this den of inequity as it is.

London's John Labatt Centre has been accused of serving liquor to minors, a charge that could put the rink's alcohol sales on ice during the Memorial Cup. Following Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario's charges, arena officials opted for a hearing on March 31, 2005.

If found guilty, the arena would face a 30-day liquor licence suspension -- which is often served within three months -- that could leave fans dry during Canada's biggest hockey tournament in May.