An Ottawa woman says her mobile skin care business was stolen from the Tsawwassen ferry terminal parking lot over the weekend.
Owner of Boreal Folk Apothecary Raphaelle Gagnon says she left her trailer at a lot last Friday night, and when she returned yesterday it was gone.
“All of my soap recipes were in there,” she says.
“I had like a years’ worth of wild plants that I had been picking throughout Canada. My whole business is in there, so I had my commercial printers, all of my packaging, I had almost a thousand glass jars.”
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Gagnon says she also lost almost $50,000 worth of equipment and product.
“It was all locked up, chained up, all our wheels were chained up. Whoever stole it used power tools to cut through all the metal locks,” she says.
She says Delta Police are looking for video footage.
B.C. Ferries says it’s rare vehicles get broken into or stolen from their parking sites and there’s always security guards making their rounds and cameras in place.