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Updates & News from the Newton BIA.

April 2, 2018 | Issue No. 23

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Mayors approve largest transit and transportation investment in Metro Vancouver history


The Mayors’ Council and the Province of British Columbia have agreed on a plan to fund the regional share for Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision. This regional funding is another step forward to secure an historic investment in transit and transportation in Metro Vancouver.

Key elements of the plan for Phase Two include:

  • Construction of Surrey-Newton-Guildford Light Rail
  • Construction of Millennium Line Broadway Extension
  • Significant upgrade of existing Expo-Millennium Lines to expand capacity to meet and improve the customer experience
  • An 8% increase in bus service to address overcrowding, reduce wait times and bring bus services to communities with limited service
  • Improvements to sidewalks, bikeways, multi-use pathways and roadways
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LRT has developers eyeing Newton area of Surrey, B.C.


For the first time in a long time, words like "rejuvenation" are being used in the Newton area of Surrey, B.C. 

The community, which is wedged between the city's downtown to the north and the rapidly growing population of the south, has been on the radar of developers since an LRT line was first discussed more than a decade ago. 

As the transit project hit one snag after another, however, investors took their money to other parts of the city while Newton was left to struggle. 

Coun. Tom Gill says now that there is finally a funding deal in place for a new LRT line, that's about to change.

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT VS. NEWTON


Another Newton talks rolled into town with MP Sukh Dhaliwal as our guest speaker for March. A professional Engineer, British Columbia Land Surveyor and former Liberal Member of Parliament for Newton-North Delta from 2006 to 2011, As of Oct 19, 2015 Sukh Dhaliwal is once again serving the constituents of Surrey-Newton. For April, we will be joined by Melanie Gaboriault with the Surrey LRT Project. 

Newton Talks is a monthly networking forum for Businesses and Community to establish a voice for Newton that improves business opportunities, revitalize the area, and creates a sustainable future for the community. Hosted the second Thursday of each month, the discussion will focus on a different area of concern.

Registration required. Open to the Community. Lunch is provided.
 

Register for April with Melanie Gaboriault from the LRT Project
From Philip's Desk

As Executive Director, he has many thoughts, opinions & feelings about how Newton's doing. And luckily, you can read all about them on his weekly blog!

SAFETY

Help solve a Surrey murder


What a terrible burden it must be to know the identity of a killer but remain silent. Not only failing to do the right thing, but doing so knowing that the victim’s family is desperately pining for answers. Somewhere out there, someone has been carrying this burden for seven years. It’s time to let it go.
 
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EVENTS

Newton Days returns this July!


Let’s kick-off summer in Newton! Newton Days is back for a second summer complete with a farms’ market, kid fun zone, face painting, food trucks, henna and Science World demonstrations.

Throughout July, Newton Days will be taking over the Newton Grove on Saturdays from 12-4pm. Open to the community, everything will be free! Each Saturday will feature something different, so be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook events for more details.

Newton Days is a push to create a more vibrant community within the Newton Town Centre. Get out, enjoy the weather, enjoy the activities, and get to know your neighborhood! Positive events like these in the community are key to the success of Newton and will be more successful with your support!
 

NOW ACCEPTING VENDOR APPLICATIONS
FOR NEWTON DAYS 2018.

 

Spaces are filling up fast for Newton Days 2018! If you would like to apply to become a vendor at Newton Days, please visit our vendor page for more information and application form. 

Become a Vendor today

IN THE COMMUNITY

Surrey sidewalks painted with ‘Art Spot’ colours, on King George Blvd.


Some sidewalks in Surrey have been painted with bright colours, apparently to highlight “Art Spots” in those areas.

Green, coral, yellow and other colours were recently painted on sidewalks on King George Boulevard at 88th Avenue, near Surrey Arts Centre, and also at 72nd Avenue, not far from Newton Cultural Centre.

“The ‘Art Spot’ is meant to highlight areas that contain art or cultural significance,” the City of Surrey posted on its Twitter account on Tuesday, in response to photos and queries posted by Paul Hillsdon, an urban planner and policy researcher.

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April | Rocky Cycle
Offering a wide variety of mountain and road bikes such as the Thunderbolt, Slayer, Altitude, Instinct, Pipeline, and Solo CX, it is a sure thing that the store has just what you are looking for. 
Hosting a Community Event?
If you are organizing a small neighbourhood event to build local connections and a sense of community, you can access the Newton Tickle Trunk to support your project. Bookings are first come, first served, so get your request in early!

UPCOMING

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 | 12pm
Greek Corner | Registration


Newton Talks is a monthly networking breakfast for local businesses and community members
Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 12pm
Greek Corner | Registration


Newton Talks is a monthly networking breakfast for local businesses and community members
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | 1pm
Kings Cross Shopping Centre
Join Newton BIA Tour de Friends

There's a seat on the Big Bike for you! The Newton BIA has started a Heart&Stroke Big Bike team and is officially recruiting teammates.


Submit your service request with Surrey's Surrey Request App from your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry smartphone. Report graffiti, potholes, litter, and much more!
Have a safety concern to bring to our attention? 
The Newton Safety Unit meets every Tuesday at 3pm at the Newton BIA office to discuss safety concerns in the Newton area. Contact us at info@newtonbia.com to setup a meeting date.
Stay up-to-date on the latest Quarterly Crime Statistics! 
2017 Highlights:
  • Business B&E ⬇15%
  • Theft Under 5000 ⬇19%
  • Total Crime ⬇18%
Report Graffiti
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