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Wildfire debris removal begins in Lytton

March 8, 2022 Dirk Meissner - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – The first signs of a long-awaited start of rebuilding in fire-ravaged Lytton, B.C., are expected to begin Tuesday, says the village’s mayor.   Jan Polderman said Monday that work to remove debris from the wildfire that destroyed much of

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Wildfire destroys Lytton’s governance records; B.C. gives OK to rewrite bylaws  

February 10, 2022 Dirk Meissner - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – The mayor of the fire-ravaged community of Lytton, B.C., says rewriting the village’s bylaws from scratch will be about as entertaining as going to the dentist but it’s another step in the massive rebuilding effort.   The village’s records

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Wildfire that destroyed Lytton, BC was not train-related, safety board finds

October 15, 2021 by Jason Contant

There is no evidence that railway operations contributed to the wildfire that destroyed the town of Lytton, British Columbia this summer, an investigation from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has found. “The TSB has not identified any link

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The claims impact of the B.C. wildfires

August 5, 2021 by Jason Contant

Wildfires raging across British Columbia have resulted in a lot of additional living expenses (ALE) claims, a property restoration firm told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday. “There’s just a lot of increases on the ALE [claims],” Shane Swinson, senior vice president, insurance

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Regulator orders risk reduction measures for B.C. railways following Lytton fire

July 13, 2021 by Jason Contant

Following record heat and a wildfire that burned down about 90% of the village of Lytton, B.C., Canada’s transportation regulator has ordered fire monitoring, suppression, and risk reduction measures for railways to protect against wildfire “in the context of extreme

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

July 9, 2021 Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press

COQUITLAM, B.C. — British Columbia Premier John Horgan says he will lobby Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to deploy Canada’s military to help clear fire danger zones to prevent future wildfires. Trudeau and Horgan met Thursday with local government and First