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A child's plea found muffled in a sandbox

"DEAR Stranger," began the letter. My heart skipped a beat. I found the lined page half buried in the damp sand under the monkey bars at the playground across from my North Vancouver home.

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Palliative and supportive care volunteer appreciation event

MLA Thornthwaite targets bad breeders

SPCA seeks funding to enforce any new regulations

Helicopter rescues dog from swollen Cap river

A dog was returned to its North Vancouver owner safe and sound Monday after being plucked from a raging Capilano River by helicopter.

Don't make me write an editorial

THIS week I want to take a moment to thank those readers who during the last year and a half have sent in questions. Answering them is always an interesting and engaging process for me, and in many cases I've learned things.

Job action kills golf, mountain biking championships

THE provincial championships for two high school spring sports have been cancelled with more sports possibly facing the axe due to teacher job action protesting the governments tactics in their ongoing contract dispute. B.C.

New treatment for prostate cancer promising

"The results of our study are very encouraging. We hope that men diagnosed with prostate cancer may soon be able to undergo a day-surgery procedure to treat their condition with very few side effects.

Quest University names West Vancouver man chancellor

Dan Birch, former SFU dean, happy to un-retire

Child drowns in home's pool

THE B.C. Coroner's Service is investigating after a toddler drowned in a backyard pool in Deep Cove Monday evening.

Fugitive wanted for sex crimes in Germany arrested in North Vancouver

A man who is wanted in Germany for sex crimes against a child that spanned four years was found hiding in the Lower Mainland and ordered deported Tuesday.
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