The City of White Rock has cancelled its spring recreation programming and cut back on some services, such as gardening, it announced in a release Monday. (File photo)

City of White Rock cancels spring programming amid COVID-19 pandemic

Some services, such as gardening, have been curtailed to help control expenses

Spring recreation programs have been cancelled and gardening services have been cut back in the City of White Rock as part of efforts to ensure physical distancing and help manage costs.

Participants who had registered for any city recreation programs for the spring season – ending June 30 – will receive a credit or can contact recreation@whiterockcity.ca to request a refund.

Additionally, gardening work usually done by a contractor on city property, including the planting of flowerpots and flowerbeds and hedge-trimming, will be reduced or cancelled.

READ ALSO: City of White Rock shuts down some civic facilities amid COVID-19 concern

“The City has looked at the bigger picture for White Rock and decided that there are some things we will have to do without this year to ensure that we stay physically separated, and that we follow the orders of our Provincial Health Officer,” said White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker

READ ALSO: City of White Rock closes four playgrounds to help stop spread of COVID-19

“We have also made the decision to trim some of our gardening budget. This will affect the flower containers on the waterfront, hedge trimming on some City properties and the planting of some flowerbeds.

White Rock still has many beautiful plants and flowers, already in bloom, for everyone to enjoy.”

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