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

A man walks past a mural by street artist Smokey D. about the fentanyl and opioid overdose crisis in the Downtown Eastside. DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS. Share Adjust Comment Print. It's been more than a year since B.C.'s provincial health officer ...and more »

Drug education in BC schools changing to reflect overdose crisis -

New numbers on B.C. overdose deaths show the need for an evolving approach to drug abuse education, a Vancouver educator says. April had the second-highest number of overdoses fatalities ever recorded in the province for one month; the B.C. Coroner's ...and more »

488 overdose deaths in BC so far this year: chief coroner - The Globe and Mail

Vials of Naloxone, used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, are displayed at a pop-up safe injection site in Vancouver on Nov. 10, 2016. DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail. Linda Givetash. VANCOUVER. The Canadian Press. Published May 31, 2017 ...and more »

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 ...and more »

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

The B.C. Coroner's Service has released new numbers revealing 136 people died of an overdose in British Columbia last month, a 97.1 per cent increase from April 2016 and the second highest number of fatalities ever recorded in B.C.. The most people to ...and more »

Drug overdose deaths in BC rise to 488 for 2017 -

It has been more than a year since B.C.'s opiod crisis was declared a public health emergency. Global News. X. - A A +. Listen. British Columbia's coroners' service says there were 136 suspected overdose deaths in the province in April. That amounts to ...and more »

488 overdose deaths in BC so far this year: coroners service - CTV News

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 ...and more »

Overdose prevention worker honoured with award on day sobering death numbers released -

A frontline overdose prevention worker was honoured for her work on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside on the same day the B.C. Coroners Service released numbers on last month's overdose deaths. St. Paul's Hospital honoured Sarah Blyth, founder of the ...and more »

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

British Columbia reached a new peak of 914 illicit drug overdose deaths last year with the arrival of the deadly opioid fentanyl. Vancouver Fire Department Medical Unit responds to an unresponsive man after he injected a drug in the Downtown Eastside ...and more »

Overdose deaths decreasing in NHA - Prince George Citizen

This graph shows the rate of illicit drug overdose deaths in B.C. broken down by health authority region. - Handout graph. While the number of deadly drug overdoses is soaring across the rest of the province, the Northern Health region is the only area ...and more »