Village of Lytton Update – March 15, 2022

Prescribed burn planned near Lytton

The BC Wildfire Service and Skuppah Indian Band plan to conduct a 13-hectare prescribed burn south of the Village of Lytton on the Skuppah 2A Indian Reserve and Inklyuhkinatko Indian Reserve.

The exact timing of the burn is dependent on weather, site and venting conditions. Ignition will proceed only if conditions are suitable and will allow for quick smoke dissipation.

Trained wildfire crews will carefully control and monitor the fires at all times. Smoke and flames may be visible from Lytton.

The goal of this burn is to provide a level of community protection from wildfire by reducing the level of combustible material in the area by mimicking a naturally occurring ground fire. The removal of these fuels helps reduce the chances of a wildfire burning upslope toward the nearby community. This burn also supports the traditional use of fire as a tool to improve the landscape. See the information bulletin at: https://lytton.ca/updates/prescribed-burn-scheduled-for-march-14

Community Meeting

The Village of Lytton is hosting a Community Meeting on March 24 to discuss what’s next in the Community Recovery Planning process. All Lytton residents, business owners and community members are encouraged to attend the virtual meeting to get the latest information from the Village’s Recovery Team, provide feedback and get answers to your questions.

The meeting time has been changed to 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Zoom meeting link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83257345447
Call in details: 778-907-2071 | Meeting ID: 832 5734 5447
https://lytton.ca/community-meetings/march-24-community-meeting

Nominations open for Village Council By-Election

The Village of Lytton has put a call out for candidates for a by-election to fill two vacancies on the Village Council. Those elected would serve as Councillors for the Village of Lytton until the next General Election on October 15, 2022.

Candidates do not need to be a resident of the Village of Lytton to run for election; however, those interested must have lived in British Columbia for the past six months, be a Canadian citizen and be at least 18 years of age. Nominators must be resident electors of the municipality. https://lytton.ca/government/2022-lytton-by-election

Wildfire debris removal update

Debris removal is continuing this week. Property owners without insurance or who do not have sufficient insurance must complete the Right of Entry Permit to provide the Village and contractors permission to enter and coordinate clean-up of their property. For residents with adequate property insurance, your insurance company will hire a contractor to provide the debris removal services. https://lytton.ca/recovery/wildfire-debris-removal-program/#entry

Business grant launched

The Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations (CFDC of CIFN) and United Way BC, Emergent Response and Recovery Grant (ERRG) is now available. See details at: https://lytton.ca/updates/emergent-response-and-recovery-grant-errg-launched/

Lytton 2022 Budget

Public input into the 2022 Budget will begin March 24. A live Zoom chat is planned for March 31 from 6 pm to 8 pm for public input.

https://lytton.ca/government/finance

Mobile Library visiting Lytton

The Regional District Mobile Library will stop at the Kumsheen ShchEma-meet School in Lytton on Thursday March 17 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm.

Resiliency Centre

The Resiliency Centre is open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. Community Future is offering use of a computer and printer to print, copy or scan T4s and other tax documents. On Tuesdays, staff from the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy will be at the centre. The next Red Cross visit is the week of March 21.

For more information

Contact communication@lytton.ca or 778-254-5004 if you have any additional questions or concerns. The Village of Lytton staff’s contact information is listed on the website at https://lytton.ca/government/contact-us.

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