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Ferry service resumes but thousands on Vancouver Island still without power

Ferry service resumes but thousands on Vancouver Island still without power

"It's B.C.in the winter", said Cameron.

Travellers with reservations for cancelled sailings were automatically refunded the reservation fee.

Powerful winds that battered Vancouver Island and British Columbia's south coast have eased but wind warnings remain up for much of Vancouver Island, the Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast and Southern Gulf Islands.

Kirsten Cameron had meant to catch the one o'clock ferry home to Victoria. Those include the 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. departures. "I went to get some air, but when I tried to open my door all of a sudden the wind caught my door and it was blown open - I couldn't close it".

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A storm has forced the cancellation of sailings between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, as well as Tsawwassen to Duke Point, with service expected to resume at 3 p.m. PT.

Routes between Comox and Powell River, and Powell River and Texada Island have also been suspended due to high winds.

Most areas can expect to see winds between 70-80 km/hr and Environment Canada is warning people to secure loose belongings and watch out for downed trees and branches.


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