Minister Todd Stone has said improving transportation along the corridor isn't practical.
"That's a reality," said John Cummins.
VANCOUVER - The Mountie overseeing the investigation into the murders and disappearances of women and girls along British Columbia's so-called Highway of Tears says his officers have a number of "stro...
Cutting through northern British Columbia is a notorious stretch of highway. Along what is now widely known as the Highway of Tears, a staggering number of First Nation women have been murdered or gone missing. For many First Nations women, however, the Highway of Tears just keeps going, shearing its way across the country through our small towns and inner cities, bringing with it sexual exploitation and violence. Some 130 years later, the Highway still pushes itself mercilessly from the west coast, then across the Prairies, to run the length of this country. The problem cuts to the very core of Canada's long standing, abusive relationship with First Nation people.
An international human rights watchdog is now investigating the high number of unsolved cases of missing and slain women in B.C. Human Rights Watch researchers typically probe abuse, torture and extr...