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Campbell River touched by overdose deaths

Overdose deaths continue to rise in British Columbia, with Campbell River being no exception. Numbers released by the provincial government show there have been 1,100 illicit drug overdose deaths in 2017. At this time last...

Fentanyl found in 4 out of 5 illicit-drug OD deaths

Fentanyl has shown up in 81 per cent of illicit-drug overdose deaths in British Columbia this year. That’s the word from the BC Coroners Service. Between January and July there 876 overdose deaths, with fentanyl...

More work is being done to decrease number of overdose deaths

The Medical Health Officer for Vancouver Island says work is being done to address the increase in overdose deaths in the region. A public health emergency was declared in BC in April due to a...
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