Throwback Thursday

10 YEARS AGO, JULY 23, 2005, IN THE PAGES OF THE NOW:

Thanks to a tiny microchip, a Surrey man found a pet dog he’d been missing for five years. George Parsons and Keisha, a chow-shepherd cross, were reunited at the Delta Humane Society after a shelter worker noticed a microchip the size of a grain of rice implanted between her shoulder blades. The information it contained led them to Parsons. "Everyone in the room was in tears," said Kirsten McDonnell of the Delta Humane Society.

20 YEARS AGO, JULY 23, 1995, IN THE PAGES OF THE NOW:

A group of South Surrey seniors evacuated from a bus seconds before it burst into flames on Highway 10 in Richmond. The driver and 12 passengers from Sunnyside Manor were heading to Van Dusen Gardens. Luckily, everyone escaped uninjured but the bus was reduced to a charred skeleton of twisted metal.

Nearly three-quarters of Surrey residents who responded to a Future Surrey survey gave a big thumbs up in favour of building a "strong, viable" downtown core. "I’m delighted," said a jubilant Mayor Bob Bose. "It certainly supports some of my personal views."

compiled by Tom Zytaruk

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