#ThrowbackThursday: Rocky back in the saddle after rodeo spill

News from the pages of the Now, from 10 and 20 years ago

Rocky Rockwell in 2005.

10 Years Ago, Aug. 27, 2005, in the pages of the Now:

Rocky Rockwell was back in the saddle after a 1,500-pound bull threw him into a world of pain in May 2005, on the first day of the Cloverdale Rodeo. The 57-year-old rodeo director and RCMP officer spent 37 days in Royal Columbian Hospital after a bull named Canadian Cup gave him what-for in front of thousands of stunned spectators at the Stetson Bowl. Rockwell had been standing on a three-foot-high platform behind a bucking chute, chatting with a cowboy when the beige beast freaked out.

20 Years Ago, AUG. 27, 1995, in the pages of the Now:

Surrey kids are below the national average in reading, language and study skills but are catching up in math. This was according to scores tallied from Canadian Achievement Tests.

Burns Bog Conservation Society was set to take legal action against Delta municipal council unless it held a second public hearing on the proposed 18-hole Pinetree Golf Course to be built south of the bog. “As Burns Bog is a significant public asset, locally and internationally, a public hearing about its future must not have a guillotine operating while the public hearing is in progress,” society president Eliza Olson said.

Compiled by Tom Zytaruk, tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

 

 

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