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Sept 26, 2019

Weather StationThe remote weather stations are located in strategic locations up and down British Columbia’s Coast provide essential information for the safety of boaters.

It has come to our attention that the weather stations at Fanny Island, Sentry Shoals, Sandhead and Saturna Island have been out of commission for several months creating unsafe conditions for boaters.

Government Wharf in Fanny Bay

 

 

 

Government Wharf at Fanny Bay

“There may be more up the coast. One of the people we talked to actually said that there were many station out all across Canada so that is totally unacceptable” said Gary Russell, a member of the Canoe Cove Association.

As to the weather stations; the ones that we know of that are out are;

Fanny Island, Sentry Shoals, Sandheads, Saturna Island. There may be more up the coast. One of the people we talked to actually said that there were many station out all across Canada so that is totally unacceptable.

Many of these stations have been out for months creating an unsafe situation for boaters.

https://weather.gc.ca/marine/region_e.html?mapID=02

If you, our readers, have come across any other locations that are not functioning and you wish to report them should direct your information to Bernard Duguay, Weather information specialist, MSC National Inquiry Response Team ISO 9001:2015

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