Lytton

A story about the aftermath of the June 30, 2021 Lytton fire by <em>Journal</em> editor Barbara Roden has been named the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards’ Best Feature story (circulation up to 3,999) of 2021. Four other <em>Journal</em> storie received top three honours for 2020 and 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Journal article takes top honour at Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Article about Lytton one of five Journal stories honoured for 2020 and 2021

  • Nov 14, 2022

 

Lytton council had its first in-person gathering since the devastating 2021 fires on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The village elected the second all-female council in B.C.’s history in 2022, and faced supply challenges ahead of its inauguration ceremony. Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield and councillor Amelia Boultbee delivered flowers, flags, and a podium to help the village coordinate an official inauguration. (Facebook- Amelia Boultbee)

Penticton steps up for Lytton and saves village council’s inauguration ceremony

The village had supply challenges, putting its first council meeting since the fire of 2021 in doubt

 

Lytton mayor-elect Denise O’Connor. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Denise O’Connor announced as mayor-elect for Village of Lytton

Lightfoot, McCann, Michell, and Thoss elected as councillors

 

Lytton councillor candidate Jennifer Thoss. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Questions and answers with Lytton councillor candidate Jennifer Thoss

‘I can offer commitment, energy, and critical thinking’

  • Sep 28, 2022
Lytton councillor candidate Jennifer Thoss. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Lytton councillor candidate Jessoa Lightfoot. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Questions and answers with Lytton councillor candidate Jessoa Lightfoot

‘I bring to the table my past village experience and knowledge’

  • Sep 28, 2022
Lytton councillor candidate Jessoa Lightfoot. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Lytton councillor candidate Ken Pite. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Questions and answers with Lytton councillor candidate Ken Pite

‘I will bring my skills in problem solving as my contribution to council’

  • Sep 28, 2022
Lytton councillor candidate Ken Pite. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Lytton councillor candidate Melissa Michell. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Questions and answers with Lytton councillor candidate Melissa Michell

‘The greatest asset I can bring to the table will be open and honest communication’

  • Sep 28, 2022
Lytton councillor candidate Melissa Michell. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Lytton councillor candidate Nonie McCann. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Questions and answers with Lytton councillor candidate Nonie McCann

‘I prefer to listen to what others have to say’

  • Sep 28, 2022
Lytton councillor candidate Nonie McCann. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Lytton mayoral candidate Denise O’Connor. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Questions and answers with Lytton mayoral candidate Denise O’Connor

‘I am passionate about doing whatever it takes to see Lytton move forward’

Lytton mayoral candidate Denise O’Connor. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Lytton mayoral candidate Edith Loring-Kuhanga. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Questions and answers with Lytton mayoral candidate Edith Loring-Kuhanga

‘I serve my constituents and need to gain their trust and respect’

  • Sep 28, 2022
Lytton mayoral candidate Edith Loring-Kuhanga. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Lytton mayoral candidate Willie Nelson. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Questions and answers with Lytton mayoral candidate Willie Nelson

‘What I lack in experience I make up for in passion, determination, and action’

  • Sep 28, 2022
Lytton mayoral candidate Willie Nelson. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Voting sign in Ashcroft, May 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

All-candidates’ forums coming up in several local communities

Forums are planned for Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, and Lytton

Voting sign in Ashcroft, May 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
There will be craft-making, artisans, live music, dancing, games, and more at the Lytton River Festival, taking place Sept. 24–25. (Photo credit: Lytton River Festival)

Postponed Lytton River Festival set to take place Sept. 24-25

Event was scheduled for late August but will now coincide with World Rivers Day

There will be craft-making, artisans, live music, dancing, games, and more at the Lytton River Festival, taking place Sept. 24–25. (Photo credit: Lytton River Festival)
The Nohomin Creek wildfire will continue burning in the Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Park near Lytton until it is naturally extinguished. (Photo credit: Facebook)

Nohomin Creek fire will be allowed to burn in Stein Valley Park

Fire will remain out of control within the park until it is extinguished naturally

The Nohomin Creek wildfire will continue burning in the Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Park near Lytton until it is naturally extinguished. (Photo credit: Facebook)
(Photo - Rosie Ann Peters/Facebook)

Highway 1 remains closed due to mudslide outside Lytton

The highway is closed until further notice; an assessment is taking place

(Photo - Rosie Ann Peters/Facebook)
The Maria Creek wildfire northeast of Pavilion, pictured on Aug. 1. The fire has not shown growth outside the existing perimeter since Aug. 3 (Photo credit: BCWS)

Crews continue to battle area wildfires, which remain stable

New fire south of Ashcroft under control, while fires near Pavilion and Lytton are being contained

The Maria Creek wildfire northeast of Pavilion, pictured on Aug. 1. The fire has not shown growth outside the existing perimeter since Aug. 3 (Photo credit: BCWS)
Crew member scouts for possible contingency lines ahead of the north flank of the fire. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Crew member scouts for possible contingency lines ahead of the north flank of the fire. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
A perimeter map of the Nohomin Creek wildfire as of July 29. The Village of Lytton is at bottom right. (Photo credit: BCWS)

No significant recent growth spotted on Nohomin Creek wildfire

Blaze northwest of Lytton now estimated at 3,162 hectares

A perimeter map of the Nohomin Creek wildfire as of July 29. The Village of Lytton is at bottom right. (Photo credit: BCWS)
A northwest facing view of the Nohomin Creek wildfire, upslope from the Fraser River at the Seven Mile Creek. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Nohomin Creek Fire sees slow growth from rocky slopes, sparse fuels

The fire is burning approximately 1.7 km northwest of Lytton

A northwest facing view of the Nohomin Creek wildfire, upslope from the Fraser River at the Seven Mile Creek. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
BCWS woodland firefighters currently battling the Nohomin Creek wildfire near Lytton get some puppy love from one of Tricia Thorpe and Don Glasgow’s puppies on July 23, 2022. (Photo credit: Jamie von Sacken)

Puppy love: Lytton wildfire crew gets paws-itively delightful surprise

Puppies with a powerful connection to Lytton firefighters make special appearance at base camp

BCWS woodland firefighters currently battling the Nohomin Creek wildfire near Lytton get some puppy love from one of Tricia Thorpe and Don Glasgow’s puppies on July 23, 2022. (Photo credit: Jamie von Sacken)