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Missing Women Commission of Inquiry coverage on Daybreak North

We have been providing ongoing coverage of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. It was in northern B.C. hearing from those affected, and reporter Betsy Trumpener was there with it. On Monday, she spoke with Robert Doane about what she was expecting to see.

We also heard from the mother of woman who's still grieving over her daughter's death near Fort Nelson.

Fort Nelson RCMP have renewed their plea for tips to help solve the murder of Loretta Capot-Blanc, from 1997.

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On Tuesday, we heard from Vicky Hill, whose mother went missing in the 1970s. We also spoke to Marlene Swift, the program manager for the RCMP-based North Coast Victim Services.

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On Wednesday, we heard from Deborah Good. She spoke in Gitanayow about two women she knew, Alberta Williams and Lana Derrick, one of whom was murdered, the other missing.

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On Thursday, we heard more of the voices collected by Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener on the road in Kitsumkalum and Gitanytow.

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As the inquiry wrapped up its northern leg, we spoke with Art Vertilieb. He's the senior commission counsel.

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RCMP Supt Paul Richards heads aboriginal policing for E Division. photo Credit: Betsy Trumpener/CBC News


For six years, E-Panna's 60 officers have been investigating the "Highway of Tears" cases.
 But still -- there are no charges and no arrests.
 And Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener wanted to know why.
 She interviewed RCMP Supt Paul Richards -- in a school hallway in Gitanyow, just after a Missing Woman's hearing there last week

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Some First Nation leaders are asking why they were NOT included in the Missing Women's Commission on it's tour of the north.
 Last week the families of missing and murdered women along the so-called Highway of Tears spoke out.
 The Commission of Inquiry held forums in Prince Rupert, near Terrace, in Gitanyow, and the Hazeltons
 But some further down highway 16 are wondering why THEIR voices were not heard.
 Wilf Adams is Chief of Lake Babine.

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