VANCOUVER, B.C. — Seven B.C. Ferries staff are being tested for anthrax, after a cashier discovered a white powdery substance in a roll of coins on Monday.
The cashier made the startling discovery on a ferry preparing to leave Long Harbour on Saltspring Island.
All direct ferry service between Tsawwassen and the southern Gulf Islands was cancelled.
Ferry traffic was rerouted through Swartz Bay, but service from Long Harbour has since been restored.
Test results are expected to be available today. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say that anyone coming into contact with a suspicious white powdery substance will be tested as a precaution.
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