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.
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.