"It's been like another appendage for me. That one is really hard to see disappear."
Professional musician and teacher Willy Miles-Grenzberg is still in shock over the theft of several musical instruments from his North Vancouver home, including a LarrivÃ©e guitar he owned for 29 years (from an Aug. 19 news story).
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"Periodically I'd go out and check, and the bear was still lying there and it would lift its head up. Here I was babysitting a bear."
Lynn Valley resident Paul Avery monitored a bear likely sick from eating garbage for several hours before conservation officers tranquilized and relocated it. Eight bears have had to be destroyed on the North Shore so far this year (from an Aug. 19 news story).
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"It's just sadistic. We were absolutely devastated."
Lower Lonsdale resident Martin Wouters is outraged that someone brutally attacked his cat, repeatedly kicking it and shooting it with a pellet gun. The cat later died in Wouters' arms as he rushed to the vet (from an Aug 17 news story).