THROWBACK THURSDAY: 10 and 20 years ago in the Surrey Now


. People were locked out of Kwantlen University College’s student association building after the university’s administration changed the locks, effectively removing one board of directors from power and replacing them with another.

. A regional count revealed the number of homeless people on Surrey’s streets more than doubled over the past three years, to 375 from 160 in 2002.

. A massive convoy of heavy trucks slowly moved down Highway 91 to protest rising operating costs that weren’t being offset by increased pay.


. Surrey’s original city centre took a step toward becoming a ghost town this week. Some Cloverdale businesses were worried they’d be marking 1995 as the year they closed shop instead of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Cloverdale Rodeo, following news the rodeo would be postponed because of the Surrey city workers’ strike.

. Surrey school trustees decided this week to designate May 7 as "Prayer Day" in the school district.

. Environmentalists staged protests at two Surrey mills, chaining themselves to cement-filled barrels at MacKenzie Seizas and Western Wood Products in reaction to logging practices of the mills’ owner, International Forest Products.

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