Lytton, B.C., was devastated by wildfire on June 30.
The hospital, ambulance station and pharmacy were destroyed.The bank, museum, coffee shop, both grocery stores, all gone. And with them, Lytton Branch of The Royal Canadian Legion.
“It’s going to be a challenge,” said Branch President Sheila Maguire in an interview with Legion Magazine in August. “But we’ll forge on.”
It won’t be easy. It won’t be cheap. And it won’t be fast.
The outer walls of the building have collapsed. “We won’t be salvaging anything,” Maguire said.
At the end of August she was sorting out insurance issues, too busy to think too far ahead. But she hopes a new building is in the future for the branch, a meeting place for the town’s 250 or so residents and about 2,500 people who live up and down the valley. ...