Highway of Tears

Mabel Todd, 83, of the Nak’azdli First Nation, leads a group of family members and advocates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls as they walk along the so-called Highway of Tears in Moricetown, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Province, feds fund full cell service along ‘Highway of Tears’ following years of advocacy

A ‘critical milestone in helping prevent future tragedies’ after at least 10 Indigenous women murdered, missing along the route

 

Nisga’a elder Audrey Barton leads a blessing prior to the beginning of the relay. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

The inaugural Tears to Hope Relay sets off from Prince Rupert and Smithers, heading to Terrace

Tears to Hope Society hopes to shine a light on missing and murdered women along Highway 16

 

Mary Denton, accompanied by her family, holds the deerskin scroll that each runner will carry during their stretch of the relay. The scroll carries a message of hope, and will be symbolically transferred via the traditional Indigenous method of transferring messages from village to village. (L-R) Hyla Denton, Mary Denton, Trevor Dentron, Birgitte Bartlett, Ron Bartlett. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

The inaugural Tears to Hope Relay sets off from Prince Rupert and Smithers, heading to Terrace

Tears to Hope Society hopes to shine a light on missing and murdered women along Highway 16

 

Sims delivers a speech to the packed house at Chances hall Saturday night. (Nick Laws/ The Northern View)

Minister Sims speaks on need for improved connectivity in northern B.C.

Jinny Sims stopped in Prince Rupert as part of a tour promoting a new cell tower in Witset

Sims delivers a speech to the packed house at Chances hall Saturday night. (Nick Laws/ The Northern View)
The Stolen Sisters vigil was held on Sept. 29. A group met at the Lester Center where they held a smudging ceremony before marching to the “No Hiking” sign on Highway 16. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Missing women honoured along the Highway of Tears

Approximately 50 people attended Stolen Sisters vigil on Sept. 29

The Stolen Sisters vigil was held on Sept. 29. A group met at the Lester Center where they held a smudging ceremony before marching to the “No Hiking” sign on Highway 16. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Priority needs to be given to passengers travelling on Via Rail to and from Prince Rupert, says city councillor Gurvinder Randhawa. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Give Via Rail passengers priority, says Councillor Randhawa

Safe, consistent, transportation needed for Prince Rupert to Prince George after Greyhound leaves

Priority needs to be given to passengers travelling on Via Rail to and from Prince Rupert, says city councillor Gurvinder Randhawa. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Tamara’s Walk began on the morning of Sept. 21 in Prince Rupert and will end in Smithers for the National Inquiry of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

VIDEO: Walking the Highway of Tears for a woman who went missing 12 years ago from Prince Rupert

Gladys Radek walks with family and friends from Prince Rupert to Smithers starting Sept. 21

Tamara’s Walk began on the morning of Sept. 21 in Prince Rupert and will end in Smithers for the National Inquiry of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)