BC on pace for more than 1400 overdose deaths in 2017 - 24 Hours Vancouver

It's been more than a year since B.C.'s provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall declared a public health emergency in response to a surge in drug-related overdoses and deaths, but the opioid death toll continues to climb at an alarming rate. There ...

BC overdose death rates hit new high, chief coroner says 'opioid naive' at risk - CityNews

VANCOUVER – The death toll from drug overdoses is still rising in British Columbia but the chief coroner says the count would be higher if it weren't for harm prevention measures. The coroner's service said Wednesday there were 136 suspected overdose ...

[ May 31, 2017 ] April sees second highest number of fatal drug overdoses in BC News - Energeticcity.ca

VICTORIA, B.C. – According to the latest statistics from the BC Coroners Service, the number of illicit drug deaths in B.C. continues to be a major cause of concern, with April showing the second-highest recorded numbers in a single month in the province.

April saw 2nd highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in BC - CBC.ca

The B.C. Coroner's Service has released new numbers revealing 136 people died of an overdose in British Columbia last month, a 97 per cent increase from the previous month and the second highest number of fatalities ever recorded in B.C.. The most ...

Overdose deaths hit 488 in BC so far this year, almost 200 more than this time in 2016: coroners' service - National Post

Vancouver — British Columbia's coroners' service says there were 136 suspected overdose deaths in the province in April. That amounts to almost double the number of deaths compared with the same month last year. The newest data bring the total number ...

Many opioid overdose deaths happening in homes: coroner - News1130

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – Further proof the opioid crisis in this province is totally out of control as the BC Coroner's service says there were 136 suspected overdose deaths in April. That amounts to almost double the number of deaths compared to the ...

BC opioid crisis: Province on pace for more than 1400 overdose deaths in 2017 - Calgary Herald

A man walks past a mural by street artist Smokey D. about the fentanyl and opioid overdose crisis in the Downtown Eastside.DARRYL DYCK / Vancouver Sun. April-Drug-DeathsB.C. Coroners Service / Vancouver Sun. Drugs chart / Vancouver Sun. city drug ...

April worst month so far for drug overdose deaths in 2017 in British Columbia - CHEK

New numbers released by the province Wednesday shows 136 people died of suspected drug overdoses in British Columbia in April. That compares to 69 deaths in the same month in 2016. The numbers from April 2017 comes to about 4.5 deaths per day for ...

BC Coroners Service releases April illicit drug death figures - MY PG NOW

The volume of illicit drug deaths in BC continues to be a concern according to the BC Coroners Service. Last month, 136 people in the province died from illicit drug use, which is nearly double the April 2016 total of 69. There have now been 488 people ...

Illicit drugs: BC records second-highest number of deaths in April - Times Colonist

Chief coroner Lisa Lapointe: "It is of great concern that despite the harm-reduction measures now in place and the public-safety messages issued, many people are still using illicit drugs in private residences where help is not readily available ...

Illicit drug deaths reach record high in April for 2017 - KelownaNow

The latest figures are out for the number of illicit drug deaths in April and they don't look good. In April 2017, provisional data from the latest statistics from the BC Coroners Service revealed that 136 people died as a result of illicit drug use ...

April worst month so far for 2017 drug overdose deaths in B.C. - InfoTel News Ltd

The latest figures from the B.C. Coroners Service show 136 illicit drug overdose deaths across the province in the month of April — the highest per month so far in 2017. In January, there were 121 deaths, in February 109 and in March, 122. The highest ...

April numbers show BC on track to eclipse 2016 record drug death toll - Am730 Vancouver Traffic News

The latest grim statistics on overdose deaths in B.C. are in, and they suggest the province is on track to eclipse last year's horrific record death toll. According to the Coroners' Service, 136 people died of illicit drug overdoses in April, bringing ...

136 illicit drug overdose deaths in April across B.C. - Rossland News

That's more than half of those who died in 2016, and more than four people dying per day across the province. The top three townships where fatal illicit drug overdoses occurred were Vancouver, Surrey and Victoria. The federal government approved three ...

Provincial police investigating after suspicious fire at Quebec City jail - News1130

Firefighters were called to the detention centre at around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday after inmates allegedly set fire to mattresses and sheets. Several people were affected by smoke but no major injuries or damage were reported. Police say they don't know what ...