Alberta is not closing all liquor stores despite fake viral video claiming otherwise
Alberta liquor stores are not closing, so any Calgarians rushing to stock up on Budweiser and drink away their sorrows over the fact that Stampede might be cancelled can slow their roll.
If you're one of the 450k people that clicked on a viral video called "Jason Kenney announces closure of ALL alcohol sales in Alberta," then there's good news for you: it's fake news.
In fact, when you watch the video, you'll swiftly discover that what appears to be a legitimate news announcement is actually a Rick Roll.
However, some Albertans are still majorly confused.
With an unbelievable amount of Canadians plugging "Alberta liquor stores closing" into Google, it seems only right to clarify that liquor stores are considered an essential service in Alberta — and will therefore remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The person that posted the video has since issued a clarification on the video, writing, "And in case, by some miracle, you haven't already figured it out, this is, in fact, satire."
Even Premier Jason Kenney took to Facebook to clear up the confusion.
Moral of the story? Always click on Facebook articles before you share.
Otherwise, you might end up believing that Jason Kenney is closing all of Alberta's liquor stores.
@jkenney just announced closing liquor stores. There will be some perturbed Albertans....wonder if the bud stores are closing too?https://t.co/ZORYxHq6l7— Lisa Lou (@Shravaka_Lisa) March 30, 2020
And that the province is entering a state of prohibition.
Next stop, prohibition.— Chris Dixon (@CJDixon71) March 30, 2020
Good thing Albertans are resourceful. #abpoli #CovidLockdown
Fortunately, Alberta's liquor stores will remain open for the forseeable future. And to those of you that fell for the Rick Roll — well, don't worry. We've all been there.
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