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Art stolen from Lake Country coffee shop

A piece of stained glass art was stolen from Lake Country Coffee House on Bottom Wood Lake Road.
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March 09, 2017 - 6:30 PM

LAKE COUNTRY – The owner of the Lake Country Coffee House calls it the ‘kissing corner.’

The secluded little cubby area at the back of the coffee shop has a couch and it's where new art is featured each month.

Recently an employee of the coffee house on Bottom Wood Lake Road told owner Sharan Castorf that one of the pieces was no longer there.

“We’re not 100 per cent sure when it went missing,” she says. “We have a different artists displaying their work every month and in the seven years of doing this, nothing like this has ever happened.”

The piece of stained glass art, called Sea Wolf, is small, Castorf estimates a rectangle roughly 8’ by 4’ with a lot of blue and white. It was on loan from artists Rick and Rika Gibbs who are currently in China.

“They’ve been very gracious,” Castorf says. “My manager spoke with them and they said ‘hopefully it brought someone joy or happiness because apparently that’s missing from their life.’"

The artists may be taking the loss in stride but Castorf and her staff feel betrayed.

“I’m upset, I feel violated,” she says. “We are a close-knit community. Somebody must know a little bit more about it. We just want it back to the owners, no questions asked.”

If you have any information that could help get the art back call 250-766-9006.

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