1.A 54 year old Surrey man is now facing charges after Monday’s dramatic shooting at a home in the Bridgeview area.
After getting a call from neighbours that they heard a gunshot, police barricaded the house and ended up arresting four men however just one, Clinton Gascho, now faces assault charges.
2.Looks like Surrey SFU students will have to find someplace else to “pump it up!”
A YMCA that was supposed to be built on the Surrey SFU campus grounds has been axed due to “escalating construction costs” that have now topped $75 million.
The City and YMCA had each committed $20 million to the deal and in a press release said it’s “no longer feasible.”
The project had been six years in the making and was also going to include residential housing
3.It was a busy week for Langley RCMP!
Over the long weekend and a few days before that RCMP handed out one three month driving suspension for refusing to take a breathalyzer.
Other tickets were:
two three month suspension for being over the legal alcohol limit
23 speeding tickets
13 seat belt tickets
and 11 cell phones.
With more people going back to work, RCMP are reminding people to follow the rules of the road or be dinged!!
4.Good news if you’re a lazy one! The couch is the place to be this Canada Day!
This years ‘Virtual Surrey Canada Day’ is set to take place on July 1st and will include a “kids and senior show” from 10:30 – 11:30am and a main show 6 – 9pm on Facebook and Youtube Live.
The show will be hosted by dour-time Olympic gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser will host the free event that will include performances from Colin James, Bif Naked and 54-40.
It comes as city’s usual Canada Day celebration at the Cloverdale Millenium Amphitheatre was cancelled due to COVID-19.
For the full days lineup of events, click here.
5.To wear a mask or not wear a mask? That is the burning question!
B.C’s top doctor Teresa Tam is now recommending you wear a ‘non-medical face mask’ when you aren’t able to stand six feet apart from other people as an “added layer of protection.”
To make it even more confusing though, she adds masks still aren’t mandatory, it’s up to each province to do that.
6. The money never stops flowing from the feds!
Today they announced the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program that will pay 75% of a small businesses rent.
How it works is the federal and provincial government will pay for half the amount, with the landlord covering 25%. The tenant will then be left to pay the rest using the CEBA or other financial help.
It comes as half of all businesses say they’re worried they won’t be able to pay June’s rent.