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Complete cellular connectivity coming to ‘Highway of Tears’

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Citizens' Services

Complete cellular connectivity coming to ‘Highway of Tears’

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Ministry of Citizens’ Services
Government Communications and Public Engagement
250 920-5104
Marie-Pier Baril
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development
Marie-Pier.Baril@cfc-swc.gc.ca
613 295-8123
Media Relations
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
343 291-1777
ic.mediarelations-mediasrelations.ic@canada.ca
Media Contacts
Ministry of Citizens’ Services
Government Communications and Public Engagement
250 920-5104
Marie-Pier Baril
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development
Marie-Pier.Baril@cfc-swc.gc.ca
613 295-8123
Media Relations
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
343 291-1777
ic.mediarelations-mediasrelations.ic@canada.ca

Backgrounders

What people are saying about cellular service along Highway 16

Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation –

“Highway 16 is a vital corridor for trade and commerce and this investment will help to revitalize northern B.C. as we move through the pandemic and build a StrongerBC. This highway is one of central British Columbia’s key connections to the coast and drives much of the economic activity in the region. This investment will keep people, goods and services moving along the highway to help build an economic recovery that works for everyone.”

Nathan Cullen, MLA for Stikine –

“One of the most important issues to people in Stikine and beyond is the ability to use a cell phone at any point and at any time along Highway 16. Being able to connect on a phone is something a lot of people take for granted in other parts of the province. But our reality has been very different, sometimes tragically. Knowing there will now be cell service is a welcome change to visitors and locals alike.”

Grace Lore, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity

“Improving safety for Indigenous women and girls is an important part of reconciliation. I’m proud to be part of a government that’s taking action by expanding access to cell service along the Highway of Tears. Knowing you can contact friends and family or call for help in case of emergencies is a safety line that everyone should have access to, and we’re making that safety line a reality for the women and girls who travel along Highway 16.”

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