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Through Their Eyes

Shining a light on homelessness in Surrey   They are somebody’s brother, father, sister, or friend.    The people living in the shelters, emergency response centres, or even the trees behind any subdivision in our city haven’t always struggled for shelter. And as Neil Arao, Deputy Executive Director, Homelessness, Housing and Mental Health Services, says, our perception of homelessness isn’t always correct.    “People often assume that homelessness in Surrey is ‘just a bunch of...

Spooktacular makes a spooky return!

  BOO! Spooktacular Newton is back for another spooky day!   It’s Surrey’s only free, family-friendly Halloween street festival.   Bring the family to the downtown Newton trick-or-treat event, offering a petting zoo, mini golf, face painting, crafts, games, trick-or-treating, an urban pumpkin patch (by donation to the Surrey Food Bank), vendor market, and live buskers.   For safety and event space, the temporary car-free area of 137th Street, between 72A and 74 Ave will...

Fourth State of Newton event looks to the future

The Fourth Annual State of Newton, presented by the Newton BIA and the Surrey Board of Trade in late September, is back after a two year hiatus.   The last two years have seen a lot of changes in Newton. The community faced a global pandemic, supply chain problems, lockdowns that had many leaving their offices to work in an online environment, social distancing and, in some cases, unfortunate closures.   However, the area experienced...

Murals in Newton give life to dark corners

[caption id="attachment_5149" align="alignright" width="350"] Age of Aquarifox by Nomadic Alternatives[/caption] Community murals are a mode of expression for artists in every graphic style imaginable: abstract, photorealistic, surrealist, expressionist and graffiti, to name just a few.    Most recently, the murals created in the Newton downtown core have become community centerpieces that bring people together to celebrate the heritage and history of their home.   Three renowned graffiti artists, invited to change the face of Newton...

Great shops, excellent services

and some nice places to sit!   As part of ongoing city beautification efforts, new street furniture was unveiled for the Newton community on June 11th during the inaugural Car Free Day event hosted by the Newton Business Improvement Association (BIA).   “Great streets should also be great places for people, which is why the city has been working alongside the Newton BIA on strategies and projects to improve public spaces of Newton Town Centre”,...

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