Overdose Crisis Update



The B-C Coroners Service says in the first five months of this year 462 people died from illicit drug overdoses, down 30 per cent from the same period last year.

 Vernon has had 9 overdoses till the end of May,  compared with 24 in all of last year.

However, there is concern that the powerful drug carfentanil was found in 102 of the deaths across the province,  compared with 35 deaths for all of 2018.

Overdose Crisis Update

Coroner says OD's are down.