The lack of action on affordable transportation has North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice seeing red.

Lack of action on Highway of Tears has MLA seeing red

North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice is seeing red after a final update report on the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry.

North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice is seeing red after a final update report on the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, released on Dec. 6, lacked any update or information about affordable public transportation along the Highway of Tears.

“It’s been two years since the Missing Women’s Commission said offering safe, accessible transportation along the Highway of Tears was an urgent recommendation which should be implemented immediately. Now the Minister of Justice is saying that this, and other unfinished recommendations, simply aren’t important,” said Rice.

“Women in these communities are often forced to make difficult choices about getting to and from regional centres like Terrace and Prince Rupert, choices that can put them at risk, and instead of giving those women access to safe affordable transportation, the B.C. Liberals put out a website that lists limousines as a transportation option.”

However, Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton noted that this report is not the end of all work on the file.

“While today’s report provides our final, official update on two years of progress since Commissioner Oppal released his report, I want to be clear that our action on his recommendations will continue,” she said.

“I know Transportation Minister Todd Stone and his ministry are continuing to build on the extensive meetings they’ve had with First Nations and community leaders around transportation challenges along the Highway 16 corridor.”

Just Posted

Captain, all-star, MVP, and all about the team

Brittanne O’Connor’s drive to create Prince Rupert’s own women’s team has led to success and inspiration

VIDEO: Kaien Anti-Poverty Society hoping to raise $20K in 50/50 community bingo nights

KAPS is looking to raise money for a new vehicle to support their growing food program

Snickers and Superheroes at Udderfest

Fantasy and frivolity the Friday festival offerings

Rupert Lawn and Garden awards build contract for new site to Prince Rupert firm

Garden centre also set to announce temporary location while construction takes place

Esthetically pleasing program coming to Prince Rupert

Coast Mountain College is rolling out a new esthetics program in November

Heart of Our City: Kaps off to Colleen Hermanson

Colleen Hermanson began working in social services as early as 1968

The Northern View announces inaugural Tyee Fishing Derby in Prince Rupert

More than $7,000 up for grabs for biggest legal salmon and halibut

The Northern View 2019 Readers Choice

It’s that time of year again! Vote online or at the Prince Rupert office before noon on Aug. 30

B.C. VIEWS: Log exports and my other errors so far in 2019

Plastic bags, legislature overspending turn out differently

‘It’s just the freedom:’ Paralyzed Broncos player pursuing life on the water

The former Humboldt Broncos goaltender, who started in the net when he was nine, was paralyzed last year

Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured during emotional dedication ceremony

One-hundred-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died during the mission

It’s snow joke: Up to 30 cm of snow expected to fall in northeastern B.C.

Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson to be hit with August snowstorm, according to Environment Canada

‘I’m just absolutely disgusted’: Husband furious after B.C. Mountie’s killer gets day parole

Kenneth Fenton was sentenced to prison after he fatally struck Const. Sarah Beckett’s cruiser

Most Read