UPDATE: The Queen of Burnaby has now resumed regular service between Comox and Powell River.
All morning sailings were cancelled due to gale-force wind conditions in the Strait of Georgia. Environment Canada reported at 10:30 am southeast winds of 25 to 35 knots abating to winds of 10 to 15 knots by the afternoon. The gale warning has now been lifted and Environment Canada is currently forecasting winds up of 15 to 20 knots overnight, dimishing to five to 15 knots late Thursday morning.
The storm and snow also knocked out power for hundreds of residents in the Powell River region. The BC Hydro website is no longer listing the mass outages except for a few homes in Bliss Landing. Environment Canada’s weather station for Powell River reported that as of 7 am 16 centimetres of snow lay on the ground. In total 26 centimetres of snow fell overnight in Powell River.
Due to the cancelled sailings the Wednesday, January 12 edition of the Peak will be delivered on Thursday, January 13.
North Island Princess, which runs between Texada Island and Powell River, is operating as per usual.