Lytton

Barney Bentall, Dan Fremlin, Dustin Bentall and Trixie Berkel perform during a benefit concert for Lytton in Clinton Friday, July 23. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Clinton benefit concerts raise over $8,000 for Lytton

Barney and Dustin Bentall and the Blue Wranglers raise funds for Lytton museums, Red Cross

 

The Kanaka Bar Indian Band has a bold plan to assist those displaced by the fire in Lytton on June 30. (Photo credit: Kanaka Bar Band)

Kanaka Bar band proposes bold plan to help accommodate Lytton evacuees

Proposal includes multipurpose buildings and housing units at Kanaka Bar, 15km from Lytton

 

Sewist Nadine Baker is collecting donations to provide displaced residents mobile sewing kits so that they can begin to replace many significant items that were decimated by wildfire. (Facebook/Nadine Baker)

Indigenous woman collecting sewing kits to recreate sacred items lost in Lytton wildfire

Lillooet artisan Nadine Baker is determined to help the displaced peoples of Nlakapamux Nation

 

Damaged structures are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wildfire in Lytton, B.C. a ‘wake-up call’ to take precautions: safety board

Rail activity that sets fire to something on the right of way can have serious consequences, chairwoman says

Damaged structures are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Although the Lytton RCMP detachment (pictured here in 2006) was destroyed in the June 30 fire, policing services are still active in the area. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

Police services still available in Lytton and surrounding area

Emergency and non-emergency numbers still active in the region

Although the Lytton RCMP detachment (pictured here in 2006) was destroyed in the June 30 fire, policing services are still active in the area. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)
Entrance sign to Lytton, July 9, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Goddess of Mercy: Amid the devastation in Lytton, some glimmers of hope remain

The Goddess of Mercy might still hover over the town she has watched since 1881

Entrance sign to Lytton, July 9, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Jack Gardner, a log purchaser and great-grandson of Teal-Jones Group’s company founder. (Screen shot)

Surrey sawmill donating enough lumber to build 50 houses in Lytton, B.C.

Surrey-based Teal-Jones is doing this to help the fire-ravaged village recover

Jack Gardner, a log purchaser and great-grandson of Teal-Jones Group’s company founder. (Screen shot)
Damaged structures and vehicles are seen in Lytton, B.C., Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. RCMP have set up three security checkpoints around Lytton, B.C., after residents were forced to escape a fast-moving wildfire that destroyed most of the village. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UPDATE: RCMP probing ‘possible criminality’ in fatal Lytton wildfire

A fast-moving wildfire has destroyed most of the village

Damaged structures and vehicles are seen in Lytton, B.C., Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. RCMP have set up three security checkpoints around Lytton, B.C., after residents were forced to escape a fast-moving wildfire that destroyed most of the village. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A rail bridge spans the Fraser River as a wildfire burns in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Transport minister orders CN, CP to take new wildfire prevention measures for tracks near Lytton

CN has said its trains were not linked to the fire, and CP resumed its service through Lytton on Monday

A rail bridge spans the Fraser River as a wildfire burns in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An untouched archway overlooks the river in Lytton, July 9, 2021. (Photo credit: Babara Roden)

B.C. urged to help rebuild Lytton to prevent great destruction from future fires

Rebuilding plans have not yet been announced, as focus has been on letting residents return to survey damage

An untouched archway overlooks the river in Lytton, July 9, 2021. (Photo credit: Babara Roden)
A view of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021, nine days after a wildfire ripped through the village on June 30, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

Lytton residents left homeless after fatal wildfire get 1st look at devastation

‘Tour’ through village comes as the Transporation Safety Board announces it will be investigating the fire

A view of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021, nine days after a wildfire ripped through the village on June 30, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. premier says he will lobby PM to enlist military for wildfire prevention duty

‘We’re hopeful we can find new ways to redeploy military resources’

A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
St. Bartholomew’s health centre in Lytton, pictured here in 2009, was destroyed by fire last week. Interior Health has information for those who received health care services in the community. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

Health care information for those affected by the Lytton fire

How and where to get prescriptions and medications, see physicians, get lab tests, and more

St. Bartholomew’s health centre in Lytton, pictured here in 2009, was destroyed by fire last week. Interior Health has information for those who received health care services in the community. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra speaks while Ottawa South MP David McGuinty looks on during a press conference at the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai

Transport minister halts trains near Lytton as evacuees make temporary return

Raging blazes have damaged rail tracks and held up shipments across the B.C. interior, prompting a backlog of deliveries

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra speaks while Ottawa South MP David McGuinty looks on during a press conference at the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai
BC SPCA personnel with an animal rescued from Lytton on July 8. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

BC SPCA rescues 41 animals after gaining access to Lytton

Rescued pets and livestock being taken to Kamloops for care

BC SPCA personnel with an animal rescued from Lytton on July 8. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
Former Lytton RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Curtis Davis in the dunk tank at the Lytton Rivers festival in September 2018. (Photo credit: Lytton RCMP)

‘You couldn’t keep me away’: Former Lytton RCMP commander asked to return after fire

‘My heart is still in Lytton’ says Sgt. Curtis Davis of the community he recently left

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Former Lytton RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Curtis Davis in the dunk tank at the Lytton Rivers festival in September 2018. (Photo credit: Lytton RCMP)
Members of the Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department at a Lytton fundraiser in Ashcroft run by Michaela Aie (front row, l) with helpers Ryan Monford and Preslee Duncan. (Photo credit: Heather White-Aie)

‘Virtual’ iced tea helps support the community of Lytton

A young Ashcroft resident raised funds to help Lytton, selling iced tea in a creative way

Members of the Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department at a Lytton fundraiser in Ashcroft run by Michaela Aie (front row, l) with helpers Ryan Monford and Preslee Duncan. (Photo credit: Heather White-Aie)
An Emergency Operations Centre in Chilliwack for evacuees from Lytton. Know what evacuation alerts and orders mean, and what to do if one happens in your community. (Photo credit: Jessica Peters/Chilliwack Progress)

Evacuation alerts and orders: don’t be scared, be prepared

Know the difference between an alert and order, what they mean, and what you need to do

An Emergency Operations Centre in Chilliwack for evacuees from Lytton. Know what evacuation alerts and orders mean, and what to do if one happens in your community. (Photo credit: Jessica Peters/Chilliwack Progress)
SPCA staff setting up a temporary Animal Evacuation Centre in Kamloops to house animals displaced from the fire in Lytton. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

SPCA personnel going behind evacuation lines in Lytton to rescue pets and livestock

One-day window on July 8 to rescue animals and take them to temporary shelter in Kamloops

SPCA staff setting up a temporary Animal Evacuation Centre in Kamloops to house animals displaced from the fire in Lytton. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘We are all still reeling’: Open letter from Lytton details devastation from deadly wildfire

Residents will be able to return for a bus tour on Friday, July 9

A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck