Friday December 23, 2022
Editorial Cartoon by Graeme MacKay, The Hamilton Spectator – Friday December 23, 2022
Winter storm in US and Canada causes power outages for over a million
The storm has brought damaging winds and freezing temperatures that can quickly lead to frostbite.
Much of Canada and the US are under winter weather alerts that stretch from coast-to-coast and as far south as the US-Mexico border.
Major airports have cancelled thousands of flights as the storm intensifies.
As of Friday morning, more than 1,130,000 people from Texas to Maine were left in the dark, as the intense winds brought damage to power lines across the eastern US.
Power outages have also been reported in Canada, affecting 260,000 people in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.
The US National Weather Service said that over 200 million people – or roughly 60% of the US population – are under some form of winter weather advisory.
Much of Canada, from British Columbia to Newfoundland, is also under extreme cold and winter storm warnings.
Several school boards in Ontario, including Toronto, have cancelled classes. The airline WestJet has also cancelled flights on Friday due to “prolonged and extreme weather events” across Canada.
This storm is set to bring the iciest Christmas in decades, say forecasters, even affecting the sunshine state of Florida. (BBC)
From sketch to finish, in 30 seconds, see the current way Graeme completes an editorial cartoon using an iPencil, the Procreate app, and a couple of cheats on an iPad Pro … These sped up clips are posted to encourage others to be creative, to take advantage of the technology many of us already have and to use it to produce satire. Comfort the afflicted. Afflict the comforted.