Poet explores healing in new book following devastating wildfire in Lytton, B.C.

Meghan Fandrich was working in her coffee shop in Lytton, B.C., when someone, she can’t remember who, came running in to let them know the town was burning. 

There was no time to prepare.

“My employees and I, we just grabbed what we could, locked it up, thinking we’d be able to unlock the door again in a few days, and left. And that was the last time I saw it,” she told On The Coast host Gloria Macarenko. 

That was on June 30, 2021, when a wildfire destroyed the village of Lytton after it experienced several days of extreme temperatures. The day before the fire, temperature records were set for three

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