Search underway for two totem poles
For the second time in as many months, thieves have stolen a totem pole from a property north of Victoria.
RCMP in Shawnigan Lake say a totem pole was taken from the Malahat Mountain Inn last weekend and an attempt may have been made to steal a third pole.
It was found at the bottom of an embankment near the inn, which was purchased recently after a year in foreclosure.
Mounties believe the first pole vanished sometime in late January and the new owner of the property, Lori Strandlund, hopes both are returned.
She describes them as priceless pieces of the region's history.
Each of the 2.5-metre-tall poles weighs about 140 kilograms and Strandlund says they have been at the location for about 70 years.
Have you stayed at the Inn? If you have photos or video of the totem poles send them to [email protected]
Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more BC News
- The tale of two KegsKelowna - 5:00 am
- Girl carried off into bushesBC - 6:47 am
- Top crash sitesCentral Okanagan - 7:06 am
- Pulp mill owner to pay large fineBC