Kelowna and Vernon Dealing with OD's

24% of the drug overdoses in the health region are in Vernon.

The Interior Health Authority has released the latest overdose report which shows  emergency rooms in  Kelowna and Vernon were very busy from June 1st till the end of the year.   In the region, 1,331 overdoses were reported, 870 men and 460 women.

Kelowna General Hospital had  371, while Vernon Jubilee Hospital reported 316.

Interior Health says the numbers are not exact, as they only represent opioid overdoses that have been reported to the Medical Health Officer.