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Have your parents ever prohibited you from doing certain things? Things like playing in the middle of a busy road, or with the crazy kid down the street. These are things that parents tell their kids they can’t do! When you are told that you can’t do something, you are being prohibited. Prohibition is the banning of making, moving, selling, and drinking alcoholic beverages. On July 1, 1916, the drinking of alcohol for beverage purposes was outlawed in the province of Alberta. Prohibition in Alberta finally ended in 1923 when the United Farmers of Alberta government took over control of the sale of alcohol.