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More than 4 people a day die in BC from illicit drugs, coroner says - CBC.ca

On average, more than four people a day died in May in B.C. from illicit drugs, a death toll the coroner's service says should serve as a warning to people who are not drug-dependent to avoid experimentation. The service says provisional data show 129 ...and more »

BC overdose deaths — Drug supply is unsafe, don't take the risk of dabbling: Coroner - Globalnews.ca

FILE PHOTO: A man injects himself at a bus shelter in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Monday, Dec.19, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward. X. - A A +. Listen. With an average of more than four overdose deaths a day due to illicit drug use in B.C ...and more »

There were 68 illicit drug overdose deaths in the Okanagan in the first half of 2017 - KelownaNow

The Government of B.C. released the statistics regarding the province's illicit drug overdose deaths in the first half of 2017 and they're a major increase over the same period in 2016. In total, 68 people died of overdoses from illicit drugs in the ...and more »

BC Coroners Service says illicit drug overdoses accounted for 4 deaths a day last month - CHEK

British Columbia's coroners service says 129 people died as a result of illicit drug use during the month of May, slightly down from 136 deaths in April. In May 2017, 640 people died from a drug overdose in B.C., compared to 343 this time last year ...and more »