Village of Lytton Update – March 29, 2022

Need housing?

Residents who haven’t yet let the Village know they have temporary housing needs, please email your requests to housing@lytton.ca. Recovery Housing Project Manager Jack Keough is leading the strategic planning of housing development for the rebuild of the Village.

Right of entry reminder

As debris removal continues, property owners without insurance or who do not have sufficient insurance are reminded to complete a Right of Entry Permit to provide the Village and contractors permission to enter and coordinate clean-up of their property.
A reminder that as work continues on debris removal, access to properties is limited. If you need to return to complete the final collection of any personal effects, please contact Owen at sitesupport@lytton.ca.

State of Local Emergency Extended

As environmental hazards still remain in the Village of Lytton, the state of local emergency has been extended until April 4.

Lytton 2022 Budget

The Village of Lytton has posted its draft 2022 Budget. Residents can provide input to cfo@lytton.ca until April 4.
Visit https://lytton.ca/government/finance to:
• Download the “Budget at a Glance”
• Review the draft 2022-2026 Five-Year Financial Plan

Join the public meeting Thursday, March 31 at 6 pm
Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83631813658?pwd=a3BmV1Znb0RvRWdxcDdPYXl0OWlNZz09

Meeting ID: 836 3181 3658
Passcode: 745953
Call in number: +1 778 907 2071

Community Meeting

The Village of Lytton is hosting a Community Meeting Thursday, April 28 to discuss what’s next in the Community Recovery Planning process. The recording of the last community meeting is posted to the website:
https://lytton.ca/community-meetings/march-24-community-meeting/

By-Election Advance Voting

Advance Voting will be available to qualified electors on Wednesday, April 20.
Polls will be open between the hours of 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Kumsheen ShchEma-meet School
365 Trans-Canada Highway, Lytton

Voters can request a mail ballot from the Village website beginning Monday, April 4. The last day to request a mail ballot is Thursday, April 28 at 4:00 pm. To be counted, a mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00 pm on General Voting Day – April 30, 2022.

Boost Your Well-Being

Starting in April, Health Emergency Services BC is offering a Wellness Exchange consisting of five free, weekly one-hour workshops designed to build skills in five different areas to help individuals cope with stress and adversity, while promoting positive mental health and well-being.

Participants will get information and tools to increase coping, communication, and self-advocacy, creating healthier relationships and building resilience. The Wellness Exchange is offered in a virtual group format with a focus on self-reflection and opportunities for interaction. Participants can join as few or as many sessions as they want.

See the poster for topics and schedule:
http://lytton.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Wellness-Exchange-Schedule-April-2022.pdf

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCWrTB7aueyDpXSl8p139J_VUw5bC8aw3XklA030Vgsdm7fg/viewform

Resiliency Centre Update

The Resiliency Centre located in the Kumsheen ShchEma-meet School provides valuable resources (in-person and virtual) for area residents, including a business centre, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and representatives from the insurance industry. Please use the lower entrance through the children’s playground.

On March 30, The Fraser Land Church has sponsored free haircuts. It’s also Tech Day, so stop in for help with any of your device, phone, or computer questions or concerns The Disaster Psychosocial Team will be on site in the afternoon on Friday.

For the Easter long weekend, the Centre will be closed for Good Friday, April 15 and Easter Monday, April 18 and will reopen on April 19.

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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