UPDATE: BC Ferries resumes Tsawwassen-Vancouver Island service as winds ease

Most morning sailings had been cancelled

BC Ferries says that afternoon sailings on the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen-Duke Point routes are now scheduled to go ahead.

Most morning sailings for that route had been cancelled following strong winds in the Georgia Strait.

The following sailings have been cancelled:

Tsawwassen/Duke Point:

  • 10:15 a.m. departing Tsawwassen
  • 11 a.m. departing Tsawwassen
  • 11 a.m. departing Swartz Bay
  • 12:45 pm departing Duke Point
  • 1 p.m. departing Swartz Bay
  • 1 p.m. departing Tsawwassen
  • 2:00 pm departing Tsawwassen

Swartz Bay/Tsawwassen:

  • 11 a.m. departing Tsawwassen
  • 1 pm.. departing Swartz Bay
  • 11 a.m. departing Swartz Bay
  • 1 p.m. departing Tsawwassen
  • 12 p.m. departing Swartz Bay
  • 2 p.m. departing Tsawwassen

Comox/Powell River

  • 6:20 a.m. departing Comox
  • 8:05 a.m. departing Powell River
  • 10:00 a.m. departing Comox
  • 11:50 a.m. departing Powell River

Although BC Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall said that Departure Bay-Horseshow Bay sailings are running as scheduled, lines are growing long.

One passenger in Nanaimo said she was waiting blocks away from the Departure Bay terminal.

READ: Wind, snow and rain on the way for B.C.’s south coast

BC Ferries has cancelled the Queen of Coquitlam’s 5:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. sailings from Duke Point and its 7:45 a.m. and 12:45 a.m. sailings from Tsawwassen due to a mechanical difficulty with its propellor pitch.

Check back here for updates.


@katslepian

katya.slepian@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Delta heritage banner contest gets new name, expanded focus

The change is intended to inspire more submissions while still having a strong heritage component

Crash in Surrey leaves 1,500 without power

BC Hydro reporting nearly 2,000 without power across Lower Mainland

Surrey RCMP seek suspect in sandwich restaurant robbery

Police say robbery occured last November in Newton

HISTORY: The story of Surrey’s war brides

Love blooms from the ashes of the Second World War

ZYTARUK: What other costumes has Mr. Trudeau in his tickle trunk?

You could call it the #Trudeau Collection™

VIDEO: What you need to know today at the B.C. Games

All 19 events are underway across Kamloops, where five to 10 cm of snow is expected to fall

Maritimes want their own CFL team

Their biggest hurdle is getting a stadium commitment in place

Heavy snow leads to school closures in Greater Vancouver

UBC remains open, but others have cancelled classes and exams

Sask. school shooter to be sentenced as adult

The man was just shy of his 18th birthday when he killed four people and injured seven others

Internet questions PM’s fashion choices in India

The Trudeaus’ eight-day visit has been dogged by various controversies since it began Feb. 17

Adopted potbelly pig killed and eaten on Vancouver Island

Animal had been adopted out from the SPCA in Duncan; staff are devastated by news

WATCH: Walking from Argentina to Alaska one step at a time

Holly “Cargo” Harrison is in Williams Lake, resting a pulled hamstring before he continues on his 15,000-mile walk to Alaska.

Think you can dance?

Aspiring dancers encouraged to sign up for Junior Bombshells program and perform March 17 at Langley Events Centre

BCHL Today: Merritt Centennials keep moving while Salmon Arm Silverbacks slide

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Most Read