#ThrowbackThursday: Five detectives on case of big Burns Bog Fire in 2005

Surrey Now, and Then: News from our pages in 2005 and 1995

Burns Bog burns in September 2005.

Ten Years Ago, Sept. 17, 2005, in the pages of the Surrey Now:

• Delta Police don’t yet know if they’re looking at a 200-hectare crime scene or if a huge Burns Bog fire that covered the Lower Mainland in smoke and ash was the result of an accident or a natural cause. Five detectives were on the case.

• It was a merger of biblical proportions. A pair of Surrey churches were in a state of convergence when the Panorama Community Church merged with Peace Arch Fellowship. A new name was expected to be announced soon. “It’s an exciting time for both our congregations,” said Peter Nikkel, a pastor of the Panorama Community Church.

Twenty Years Ago, Sept. 17, 1995, in the pages of the Surrey Now:

• Surrey school trustees asked the provincial government for $136 million to build new schools and upgrade existing ones during 1996-97. The previous year, the school district received $43 million of the $93 million it requested. Meanwhile, Surrey school trustee Linda Howard is taking a leave of absence from the board – without pay – in a bid to beat burnout.

• Surrey Mayor Bob Bose was shocked to learn that no building permit was issued to authorize the renovation of Cloverdale’s Stetson Bowl. It’s “outrageous” a controversial $2.3 million project could proceed without a city building permit, Bose said.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

 

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