Eighteen women have been murdered or have disappeared along Highway 16 and adjacent routes since the 1970s
A bus service will be available between Prince George and Prince Rupert by the end of the year on a notorious stretch of road known as the Highway of Tears, according to the B.C. government.
Eighteen women have been murdered or have disappeared along Highway 16 and adjacent routes since the 1970s.
Transportation Minister Todd Stone says agreements among 16 communities along the highway will allow B.C. Transit to operate a scheduled bus service, slated to start at the end of the year.
“We want to see northern communities connected with safe, reliable and accessible transportation options, in particular providing better and safer options for women and teenage girls,” Stone said in a written statement.