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Second totem taken from Sunrise Waldorf School

Signature totems outside the Sunrise Waldorf School have been stolen. - submitted
Signature totems outside the Sunrise Waldorf School have been stolen.
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Two totems have been stolen from the front entrance of Sunrise Waldorf School almost a year apart.

"The first totem went missing in April of last year,'' noted Kevin McDuff, principal of the school that recently topped the Fraser Institute elementary school rankings in the valley.

"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 incident was just reported to police Monday.

The totems were created under the direction of Cowichan carver Herb Rice several years ago. They were carved by a group of Sunrise Waldorf School teachers as part of a Pro-D workshop and refurbished during a school project in September 2011.

The totems both stand about four feet tall. They can be returned, no questions asked, to the school.

Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.

 

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