Lytton

Vehicles travel on Main Street as the burned-out remains of businesses and properties destroyed by last year’s devastating wildfire are seen in Lytton, B.C., Saturday, May 21, 2022. Rebuilding in the fire-ravaged village of Lytton, B.C., is likely to begin in September, according to the province’s minister of public safety. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Rebuild of Lytton, B.C., after devastating wildfire to begin by September: minister

Residents are still in temporary housing nearly a year after the June 30, 2021, fire

Vehicles travel on Main Street as the burned-out remains of businesses and properties destroyed by last year’s devastating wildfire are seen in Lytton, B.C., Saturday, May 21, 2022. Rebuilding in the fire-ravaged village of Lytton, B.C., is likely to begin in September, according to the province’s minister of public safety. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An artist’s rendering showing proposed multipurpose buildings for a site on Highway 1 at Kanaka Bar to support Lytton residents. (Photo credit: Kanaka Bar/Urban Systems)

Kanaka Bar Indian Band’s housing society to receive $471,000 in federal funds for community hub

Multi-purpose building would provide a temporary service hub for the area devastated by wildfire

An artist’s rendering showing proposed multipurpose buildings for a site on Highway 1 at Kanaka Bar to support Lytton residents. (Photo credit: Kanaka Bar/Urban Systems)
A promotional commercial for ATCO was filmed showing two girls walking through the fire-ravaged streets of Lytton, though portions of the commercial were also filmed in Ashcroft. (ATCO/YouTube)

Not walking on sunshine: Commercial filmed in fire-ravaged Lytton sparks outrage

Only portions were filmed in Lytton, with many shots taking place in nearby Ashcroft

A promotional commercial for ATCO was filmed showing two girls walking through the fire-ravaged streets of Lytton, though portions of the commercial were also filmed in Ashcroft. (ATCO/YouTube)
Becky Adams has posted a song she wrote about the loss of homes in Lytton on YouTube. She was raised in the small community that was hit by fire on June 30, 2021, and has strong ties to the area still. (YouTube/Becky Adams)

VIDEO: Lytton-raised woman writes song for those who lost their town to devastating fire

Hole in My Heart written and performed by Becky Adams, who has strong connections to Lytton

Becky Adams has posted a song she wrote about the loss of homes in Lytton on YouTube. She was raised in the small community that was hit by fire on June 30, 2021, and has strong ties to the area still. (YouTube/Becky Adams)
After a funding drive organized by the Canada Chinese Loving Volunteer Association and Foundation, donors travelled to Lytton to present Lorna Fandrich of the Lytton Chinese History Museum a $51,500 cheque to help rebuild. (Lorna Fandrich)

B.C. Chinese community raises over $50,000 for museum destroyed in Lytton fire

Museum owners still have to wait for town bylaw changes, archeological survey

After a funding drive organized by the Canada Chinese Loving Volunteer Association and Foundation, donors travelled to Lytton to present Lorna Fandrich of the Lytton Chinese History Museum a $51,500 cheque to help rebuild. (Lorna Fandrich)
A portion of Highway 12 just north of Lytton has apparently collapsed. The Highway is closed in both directions as Drive BC conducts a geotechnical assessment on the area. (Bill Paul photo)

VIDEO: Section of highway north of Lytton collapses

Drivers can expect single-lane alternating traffic through the area

A portion of Highway 12 just north of Lytton has apparently collapsed. The Highway is closed in both directions as Drive BC conducts a geotechnical assessment on the area. (Bill Paul photo)
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
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
The first train crosses the new controlled, temporary at-grade level crossing of Highway 1 at Tank Hill north of Lytton on Jan. 14. (Photo credit: MOTI)

Highway 1 reopened to traffic between Lytton and Spences Bridge

Highway still closed between Lytton and Hope, due to record snowfall and avalanche risk

The first train crosses the new controlled, temporary at-grade level crossing of Highway 1 at Tank Hill north of Lytton on Jan. 14. (Photo credit: MOTI)
Exton and Dodge Land Surveying Ltd.’s Doug Dodge, left, and Veronica Meister located and plotted property pins in Lytton after the fire. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

Williams Lake surveyor comes out of retirement to help old hometown of Lytton rebuild

Doug Dodge and colleagues returned to survey Lytton, where he lived from 1949 to 1958

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Exton and Dodge Land Surveying Ltd.’s Doug Dodge, left, and Veronica Meister located and plotted property pins in Lytton after the fire. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
Lights donated by the Quesnel Rotary Club and Quesnel Canadian Tire were put on display in Lytton this Christmas. (Submitted Photo)

After a heartbreaking year, Lytton’s Christmas lights return with assist from Quesnel

The local Rotary Club and Canadian Tire teamed up to bring cheer to the wildfire-devastated village

Lights donated by the Quesnel Rotary Club and Quesnel Canadian Tire were put on display in Lytton this Christmas. (Submitted Photo)
A fire truck leads a bus down Main Street past damaged structures during a media tour 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
A fire truck leads a bus down Main Street past damaged structures during a media tour 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
Pamelina Chang, Nicole Lanki and Bethany Jackson recently visited the Siska Indian Band where they helped organize donations at the town hall, which currently serves as a food bank. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley food drive hopes to ease burden on Lytton evacuees during winter

Brookswood Baptist Church is collecting donations until Nov. 5

Pamelina Chang, Nicole Lanki and Bethany Jackson recently visited the Siska Indian Band where they helped organize donations at the town hall, which currently serves as a food bank. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The remains of a large structure and vehicles destroyed by the Lytton Creek wildfire are seen on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway near Lytton on Aug. 15, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Sicamous to donate $1 per person in district to help Village of Lytton rebuild

Sicamous council received a call to action from the Regional District of Mount Waddington

The remains of a large structure and vehicles destroyed by the Lytton Creek wildfire are seen on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway near Lytton on Aug. 15, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Rainfall event sign on Highway 1 near Cache Creek that went up in the wake of the 2017 wildfire season. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Highway 1 to close between Lytton and Spences Bridge due to landslide risk

Significant rainfall poses post-fire hazard to Interior highways

Rainfall event sign on Highway 1 near Cache Creek that went up in the wake of the 2017 wildfire season. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)

Lawsuit claims CN and CP railways at fault for sparking fire that wiped out Lytton

B.C. Supreme Court statement alleges fire was set off by heat or sparks emanating from freight train

Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)
Jody Mangat’s charity baseball team is gearing up to play again in a tournament to fight cancer on Aug. 28 and 29. (Special to The Star)

Charity poker and softball tournaments will help Aldergrove families struggling with cancer

Mangat family is looking to make up for lost time and funds after COVID cancelled annual fundraiser

Jody Mangat’s charity baseball team is gearing up to play again in a tournament to fight cancer on Aug. 28 and 29. (Special to The Star)
Lytton Hospital amid a fast-moving wildfire that sparked June 30, 2021. (Ken White/Facebook)

Aldergrove Lions donate $5,000 to Lytton wildfire relief

Funds raised through community spaghetti dinners will be matched by an international fund

Lytton Hospital amid a fast-moving wildfire that sparked June 30, 2021. (Ken White/Facebook)
Village of Lytton Coun. Robert Leitch visit Wally Martin’s energy efficient home in Langley on Aug. 3, 2021 to gather some insight as the southern British Columbia village prepares to rebuild after a wildfire destroyed much of the town. (Wally Martin/Facebook)

Lytton councillor tours energy efficient Langley home, as community prepares to rebuild after wildfire

Local entrepreneur invited council member after wildfire destroyed most of the village

Village of Lytton Coun. Robert Leitch visit Wally Martin’s energy efficient home in Langley on Aug. 3, 2021 to gather some insight as the southern British Columbia village prepares to rebuild after a wildfire destroyed much of the town. (Wally Martin/Facebook)
A helicopter flies past the Tremont Creek wildfire burning on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., Friday, July 16, 2021. Wildfire starts across British Columbia are ramping up again as heat and dry conditions replace last week’s slightly damper weather, boosting the wildfire danger to high or extreme in all but small pockets of the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Damage estimate for fire-razed Lytton reaches $78 million

Fire raced through community, killing two people and leaving other residents minutes to get out

A helicopter flies past the Tremont Creek wildfire burning on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., Friday, July 16, 2021. Wildfire starts across British Columbia are ramping up again as heat and dry conditions replace last week’s slightly damper weather, boosting the wildfire danger to high or extreme in all but small pockets of the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Nine-year-old Chilliwackian Emily Loewen shares a moment with Lytton mayor Jan Polderman on Tuesday. Loewen presented Polderman $3,440 on Tuesday, Aug. 3, most of it raised through lemonade sales. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Nine-year-old Chilliwack girl presents Lytton mayor with $3,440 from lemonade sales

Emily Loewen’s donation may be used to help re-stock the Lytton library once it’s rebuilt

Nine-year-old Chilliwackian Emily Loewen shares a moment with Lytton mayor Jan Polderman on Tuesday. Loewen presented Polderman $3,440 on Tuesday, Aug. 3, most of it raised through lemonade sales. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)