Wind knocks out power across Island; woman dies during storm

Trees toppled, power went out, flights were delayed and ferry sailings were cancelled as a storm system brought strong winds to Vancouver Island on Thursday.

The winds might be linked to a death in Duncan. The B.C. Coroners Service said there was not yet an official cause of death, but confirmed it involved a fallen tree. Its not clear, however, whether the tree fell due to the storm.

The storm knocked out power to tens of thousands about a third of Island customers, B.C. Hydro said.

On Thursday evening, there were almost 400 outages on the Island, leaving about 130,000 customers without power. Outages started to crop up around 11 a.m. and built through the day.

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