Yes, that’s right.
We’re in flashback territory. Namely, the very end of this storyarc.
As meanwhile, in real life, torrential downpours ravage Calgary and the surrounding area.
(I’m personally fine, but a LOT of people from the downtown core are displaced as they await the morning to see what damage has been dealt by the overflowing river. So hopefully they get out of this with minimal water damage and insurance coverage.)
Also, as a further note…. all the xNPCs pictured there do indeed have designs from back in 2009. Consider this a cliff’s notes version of a 24 hour comic I drew in 2009 – a comic which unfortunately isn’t actually collected anywhere in print (unlike some of the other comic challenge material I’ve done through Happy Harbor Comics’ events).