Monday, December 19, 2016

128 people in B.C. died from illicit drug overdose in November

The number of overdose deaths related to illicit drugs in British Columbia leapt to 755 by the end of November, a more than 70-per-cent jump over the number of fatalities recorded during the same time period last year.

In November, 128 people died from illicit drug use, an average of more than four a day. That number was 63 in October.