Here’s the latest on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond for Friday, May 29. This will be updated as information becomes available:
• B.C. health officials reported only four new positive tests for COVID-19 May 29, as the province prepares to open up camping, religious services and other activities restricted by the pandemic.
• After more than two months away from schools, some Surrey students will be returning to their classrooms Monday (June 1) – albeit with a much different look.
• B.C. tourism businesses are preparing for the easing of COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions within the province, and many fear they won’t be able to stay viable until it happens.
• Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that the federal government is mulling over the idea of allowing U.S. border-closure exceptions for families split between the neighbouring countries.
• The cruise-ship season in Canada is all but dead as Ottawa extends a ban on ships in Canadian waters until the end of October.
• Volunteers at Mount Olive Lutheran Church have a plan in the bag to help support a meal program for Surrey’s most vulnerable.
• The Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension could be facing delays as the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed TransLink’s latest investment plan update set for July.
• Local charities and non-profit organizations in Delta can apply now for emergency funding to help them continue to offer much-needed services during the COVID-19 pandemic.