How the Ice Stole Christmas

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A Toronto Hydro worker uses a chainsaw to clear branches from around power lines  on December 23, 2013. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)
A Toronto Hydro worker uses a chainsaw to clear branches from around power lines on December 23, 2013. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)

A million Canadians got an ice storm for Christmas this year. It took away things we all take for granted. Light. Heat. Electricity. A warm meal.

The storm hit Ontario hardest, leaving 600,000 households out in the cold. It then knocked out power to 317,000 homes in Quebec and 50,000 in New Brunswick.

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