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Overdose Deaths

/ 97.3 The Eagle
              The number of illicit drug overdose deaths in B-C was up 25 per cent in January over December — but it was down 12 per cent from the same month last year. The BC Coroners Service says 125 people are believed to have died from street narcotics or unprescribed medications in January — or about four deaths a day. That comes after a record 1,436 people died last year during a continuing overdose crisis fuelled by the powerful opioid fentanyl. The coroners service says 94 per cent of the deaths occurred indoors and no deaths were recorded at supervised consumption or overdose prevention sites.

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