#ThrowbackThursday: From the pages of the ‘Now’

10 Years Ago, Aug. 6, 2005, in the pages of the Now:

• Political hopefuls begin jockeying for Chuck Cadman’s job in Surrey North. The popular Independent MP for Surrey North died of cancer on July 9.

• The White Rock/South Surrey All-Stars trip to the Canadian Little League World Series was memorable even before the young baseball players got to Nova Scotia when shortly before they were to land in Toronto, an Air France jet skidded off the runway at Pearson Airport and burst into flames.

20 Years Ago, Aug. 6, 1995, in the pages of the Now:

• A two-inch sprinkler head is credited with saving a strip mall from a fire that started in a fish and chip shop. Joey’s Only Seafood Restaurant on 152nd Street sustained $200,000 damage from the fire, believed to have started in a garbage can near the back door.

• Authorities decide the White Rock Sea Festival won’t be affected by a sewage spill in Blaine, Washington. Water tested as local beaches from Peace Portal to Little Campbell River was found to be in good quality with no signs of contamination from a sewage spill from a ruptured line at Drayton Harbor. An estimated 200,000 gallons of sewage effluent was believed to have leaked into the ocean at Whatcom County.

Compiled by Tom Zytaruk

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