The Hwy. of Tears walk made a stop in Burns Lake last week.
The walk started in Prince Rupert and ended in Prince George. Forums were held at Wet’suwet’en First Nation and at the Burns Lake Band, where locals shared how they’ve been affected by the issue of safety on Hwy. 16.
While the RCMP says at least 18 women went missing or were murdered along the Hwy. of Tears, many people believe that number could be higher. Some of the cases are still unsolved.
Brenda Wilson-John, one of the organizers of the event, said the walk aimed to bring awareness about these unsolved cases and to the fact that the issue of safety on the highway corridor remains.