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COVID-19: Some positive news during pandemic


Plateau-Mont-Royal bike deliveries

The Plateau-Mont-Royal borough and Caisse Desjardins du Plateau-Mont-Royal announced a financial contribution of $50,000, through the COVID-19 Local Emergency Fund, to support the deployment of a free bicycle delivery system to encourage residents to shop locally.

This initiative is coordinated by the business development agencies representing St-Laurent Blvd., Mont-Royal Ave., St-Denis St. and Laurier West Ave., in collaboration with Jalon MTL and COOP Carbone. The aim is to help local shops in the Plateau area have their products delivered, even if they don’t have their own transactional website or delivery system set up.

For more information or to determine eligibility, Plateau businesses should contact their Sociétés de développement commercial de Montréal (SDC) or visit the Montreal city website.

Course scholarships available

Lighthouse Labs is offering a total of $500,000 in scholarships to help Canadians facing economic uncertainty as a result of the pandemic. The scholarships will give recipients access to a selection of Lighthouse Labs’ full-time or part-time coding and data courses.

“Because of COVID-19, many people are now facing unemployment. We feel we can make the greatest impact, both to our community and to the Canadian economy, by providing workers facing economic uncertainty with the skills and resources they need to pursue a career in a technical and remote world,” stated Jeremy Shaki, co-founder and CEO of Lighthouse Labs.

Applicants will have the option to apply for either a $5,000 scholarship for a full-time course, or a $750 scholarship for a part-time course, by visiting lighthouselabs.ca. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, all Lighthouse Labs courses are now available online through virtual streaming and online mentorship.

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