‘Heartbreaking’ destruction of Chinese-Canadian heritage, as heatwave inferno consumes museum

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‘Heartbreaking’ destruction of Chinese-Canadian heritage, as heatwave inferno consumes museum

For three consecutive days last week, amid a baking heatwave in British Columbia, the inland township of Lytton shattered Canada’s temperature record, topping out at 49.6 degrees Celsius (121.3 degrees Fahrenheit).On the fourth day, June 30, the village burned to the ground.The inferno claimed at least two lives, nearly every building in Lytton – and a precious collection of Chinese-Canadian heritage.One of the things that a place like Lytton does is remind us of the connections and the impact…

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