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December 22, 2016 | Issue No. 9 


Help speed up evidence gathering by police by voluntarily registering the location of your security camera(s) with Project IRIS
As a member of the Newton Business Improvement Association, we encourage you to participate in the recently announced Project IRIS program (Integrated Resources for Investigation and Safety). This video camera registry initiative is a partnership between the City of Surrey, Surrey RCMP, businesses, and the community and is part of the City’s new Public Safety Strategy.

The voluntary program allows residents and businesses to register the location of their closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in a secure database. In the event of a crime in a particular area, the database would enable City staff to quickly identify a list of nearby cameras that may have captured potentially valuable video evidence. RCMP officers will then contact the registered camera owners to request access to recorded video footage. This helps speed up investigations instead of RCMP officers going door-to-door to request footage. You will only be contacted if there is an incident in your area and you are not obligated to share your camera footage with RCMP.

The registry does not collect any camera footage or provide direct access to the cameras. It simply records the location and contact information of cameras. Businesses and residents that sign up on IRIS can have their contact information removed from the registry at any time by contacting

Your footage could help gather evidence for an investigation. All it takes is 5 minutes to register your addresses that have security cameras. It is secure, easy and voluntarily. Play your part in making the community safe for everyone.



Newton BIA Street Outreach

The Newton BIA & Community Safety Patrol spent the day handing out care packages, hot coffee and homemade cupcakes to the vulnerable population of Newton. A huge thanks to everyone that donated to the packages, without which they wouldn't have come together.

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January 6th 9am @ Newton McDonalds 
Get outside and enjoy the weather during our Community Walk! The walk will begin and end at McDonald’s located on 72 Ave (9am-11am), join in on the fun while cleaning up your local neighborhood. 


Community Coffee with Newton BIA 
Community Coffee is a BIA initiative created to engage with the community here in Newton to discuss all issues, ideas, thoughts, projects, and everything in between. The next meetup will be Saturday January 7 at the Newton Safeway! Contact if you would like to join!
Call: 778-873-0435
Become a Newton BIA Sponsor
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