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British Columbia Pledges $3 Million to Highway of Tears Safety


When Ramona Wilson went missing more than 21 years ago, hitchhiking along the cold open road of Highway 16 in Northwest British Columba was, for some, the only way to get from town to town for more than 1,600 miles.

Her body was found 10 months later near Smithers, British Columbia.

Since then, many women have shared Ramona’s fate. The infamous stretch of road, more than 930 miles (1,500 kilometers) north of Vancouver, has been known as the Highway of Tears for quite some time.



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