Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Highway of tears - British Columbia

CBC radio featured a story tonight on missing and murdered women. The interview subject claimed hundreds of women have gone missing across Canada, with a particular focus on a
Northern BC road called "The Highway of Tears".

The CBC journalist was clearly steering around sensitive topics. I would guess from the unasked questions that many of the women are thought to have a history of substance problems, and may have been trading sex for drugs or money. There was no estimate on how many have died or been murdered, the "Highway of Tears" story describes 18 presumed murders over the past forty years.

I don't think there's any connection to Brian's disappearance, save to note that, even in wealthy nations, more people disappear than is popularly recognized.


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