BC Ferries has announced that it is cancelling service on multiple routes amid the latest wind storm to hit the coast.
Environment Canada says that a strong front is crossing the B.C. Coast today, bringing southeasterly winds of 70 km/h gusting to 90 km/hr.
The winds are expected to ease this afternoon, however, as a result, BC Ferries has opted to cancel sailings on some of its smaller winds for the safety of passengers.
Sailings will be cancelled on the below routes:
Comox (Little River) – Powell River (Westview)
Quadra Island (Quathiaski Cove) – Campbell River
Port Hardy (Bear Cove) – Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay) – Prince Rupert
Prince Rupert – Haida Gwaii (Skidegate)
The Northern Expedition, which travels to Haida Gwaii, is also operating on a revised schedule due to the windstorm predicted by Environment Canada.
A wind warning is in effect for eastern Vancouver Island as a result of the storm, including in areas around Nanoose Bay, Fanny Bay, Courtenay and Campbell River.
“Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur,” reads a statement from Environment Canada. “High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.”