The Fraser Valley ice storm knocked out power to thousands of homes in December and January 2017/18. I was visiting my parents in Mission, where our street spent almost 3 days without power, thanks to branches falling under their icy weight on the above-ground power line system.
The experience made me think about my entanglement with energy and communication infrastructure. If a sudden interruption in service changes my perspective on conditions I take for granted, it can also help me think through where to be smarter and more critical.
That said, the storm created some spectacular and strange formations and textures.