Twin totem stolen from school

A second totem pole has been taken from the front entryway of Sunrise Waldorf School, a year after an identical one disappeared.

“The first totem went missing in April of last year,” Head of School Kevin McDuff said. “We reported it to police but decided not to go public with it in the hopes of sparing the second totem. We are sad to say that the other one was just taken over this past Easter long weekend.”

The second totem pole was taken from the school on Lakeside Road sometime between April 18 and 22. They had stood on either side of the front door.

The totems were carved several years ago by a group of Sunrise teachers, guided by renowned Cowichan carver Herb Rice, as part of a professional development day workshop, and were refinished not long before the first pole went missing.

Police are hoping to recover the stolen totems.

“The investigation is ongoing and it is not known at this time if the thefts are related to similar thefts of two totem poles earlier this year from the Malahat Mountain Inn property in the south end,” said North Cowichan/ Duncan RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Krista Hobday.

Anyone with information about the stolen totems should contact the North Cowichan/ Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Just Posted

Cowichan Green Community eyes funding for value added food processing

The folks at Cowichan Green Community are licking their chops after the… Continue reading

Cowichan lacrosse grads square off in Jr. B playoffs

Delta takes series after win in Duncan

Roller derby returns to Cowichan Exhibition’s Mellor Hall

Food trucks, beer garden, roller disco all on tap for July 27

Adult soccer tryouts for 2019-20 season coming in August

Six teams on track to represent Cowichan Valley

VIDEO: Compton and Cooper share first place in Duncan Has Talent while Heard takes third

A difficult decision was made easier by splitting the first and second place prize money between two

Olympic softball qualifier gets $150K boost from provincial government

2019 Americas Qualifier to be held in Surrey from Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Gas price inquiry questions Trans Mountain capacity, company denies collusion

The first of up to four days of oral hearings in the inquiry continue in Vancouver

‘Benzos’ and fentanyl a deadly cocktail causing a growing concern on B.C. streets

Overdoses caused by benzodiazepines can’t be reversed with opioid-overdose antidote naloxone

Chinook retention begins on North Island, but amid new size limit

DFO calls measures ‘difficult but necessary’ following rockslide on Fraser River

Will you be celebrating national hotdog day with any of these crazy flavours?

The popularity of hotdogs spans generations, cultures

Former home of accused Penticton shooter vandalized

Ex-wife of man who is accused of murdering four people had her house vandalized

Injured humpback returns to waters near Comox a year later

Photographer spotted Ocular near Comox again and noticed the whale has been healing

Survivor of near-drowning in B.C. lake viewing life through new eyes

“If I died that day, the baby wouldn’t know his dad,” said 31-year-old Mariano Santander-Melo.

Most Read