Council Reverses Shopping Cart Ban

Vernon Council has reversed a plan to ban commercial shopping carts on public property.
    
In July,  Council voted to support the idea,  based on recommendations by a safety task force.  The bylaw faced possible legal challenges from the BC Civil Liberties Association and Pivot Legal Society saying the bylaw is discriminatory to homeless people and violates the Charter of Rights.
    
Mayor Akbal Mund says he changed his vote after talking to people in Kelowna which tried a similar ban 10 years ago.