Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-Ladysmith schools closed from power outages

Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-Ladysmith schools closed from power outages

File photo.

File photo.

Power outages from Thursday’s storm over Vancouver Island have closed a number of schools in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith and Cowichan Valley School Districts.

Both districts said early Friday some schools are still without power and although not all schools are closed, parents are encouraged to make their own decision on sending their children to class.

In the Nanaimo-Ladysmith district, Cedar Elementary and Secondary schools, Departure Bay, Fairview and Gabriola elementary schools, Hammond Bay, Ladysmith Primary and Secondary, North Oyster, Rock City and Uplands elementary schools and Wellington Secondary are closed and buses are not running.

Closures in district 79 include:

  • Lake Cowichan Secondary
  • Palsson Elementary
  • Chemainus Secondary
  • Chemainus Elementary
  • Crofton Elementary
  • Alex Aitken
  • Bench
  • George Bonner
  • Mill Bay Elementary
  • École Cobble Hill
  • Thetis Elementary

The district says all other schools are open, but transportation timing and some routing may be disrupted with limited accessibility in some communities.

The Greater Victoria School District Friday morning said power is out at Shoreline Middle and Torquay Elementary schools due to Thursday night winds, but are open and staff are on site.

Classes starts have been delayed.


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