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 ...

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. What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial ...

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 ...

Illicit drug overdoses more than double between May 2016 and 2017 - MY PG NOW

A total of 129 British Columbians lost their lives – that's a 158% increase over May 2016. May's death toll is down very slightly from April's total of 136. However, the BC Coroners Office says these numbers are provisional – the death toll will likely ...

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 ...

Number of deadly overdoses in BC dropped in May - News1130

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – The BC Coroners Service has released statistics about the number of deaths last month related to the ongoing overdose crisis. It says 129 people died in May, down slightly from 136 in April and the service says it appears ...

129 died from drugs in May - Castanet.net

Illicit drug deaths in British Columbia account for an average of more than four deaths each day throughout May. Provisional data from the BC Coroners Service show 129 people died as a result of illicit drug use during May, down slightly from 136 in April.

Overdoses claimed 129 lives in BC last month - InfoTel News Ltd

Last month illicit drug overdose deaths dropped slightly, but since May of 2016, deaths in B.C. have spiked by 158 per cent. Numbers released by the B.C. Coroners Service today, June 30, show there were 129 deaths from overdoses in May. Fentanyl was ...

Illicit drug overdoses accounted for four deaths a day last month in BC - CTV Vancouver Island

The number of illicit drug overdose deaths continues to climb in B.C., with this year's total on pace to shatter the record number of people killed by drugs last year. Through May of this year in B.C., 640 people have died from a drug overdose ...

May numbers: Four deaths per day caused by illicit drugs - Vernon Morning Star

The BC Coroners Service says 129 people died during the month of May, slightly down from 136 deaths in April. Ragnar Haagen; Fri Jun 30th, 2017 10:30am; Local NewsNews. The illicit drug crisis in British Columbia continues to take more lives as recent ...

Illicit drug deaths average more than four per day for the month of ... - Energeticcity.ca

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The BC Coroners Service has released update illicit drug death numbers for the province, and they are still high. There were 368 illicit ...