Here’s the latest news for Surrey, White Rock and beyond for Monday, April 6. This will be updated as information becomes available:
• Surrey’s City Dream Centre will deliver nearly 1,000 food hampers to students and familes at inner-city schools during the COVID-19 crisis.
• At least 240,000 people have already applied for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit on the first morning the program has opened, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The benefit will provide $2,000 per month for Canadians who have lost their jobs or incomes due to COVID-19.
• Canadians without COVID-19 symptoms onboard a cruise ship that has been docked in Florida will be allowed to disembark and fly home after the Canadian government secured a chartered flight.
• Bars, cannabis businesses are eligible for a $40B credit program from the government bank, Business Development Bank of Canada CEO Michael Denham told The Canadian Press.
• The House of Commons is seeking virtual sittings during the ongoing COVID-19 shutdown.
• B.C. firefighters only responding to most life-threatening calls during COVID-19 pandemic.
Other stories from the past few days on the COVID-19 crisis:
• Two people in Delta were fined for trying to sell N95 and surgical masks.
• Boundary Bay Airshow, Tour de Delta events cancelled.
• Bayside rugby director makes pitch for season shift in light of COVID-19 pandemic.
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