Downtown Eastside march for safe supply of drugs to take place Tuesday

Credit to Author: Stephanie Ip| Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 16:52:17 +0000

May was B.C.’s deadliest month for illicit drug overdoses, with paramedics responding to nearly 2,300 overdose calls. Of those, 170 died – an average of 5½ people per day, double the daily average of April and the highest since December 2016 when 161 people died.

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Daphne Bramham: 'I don't want Nick to be only a statistic.'

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 21:55:05 +0000

Nicholas O’Connor was one of the 170 who died of a fentanyl overdose in May, B.C.’s deadliest month since the opioid crisis began.

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Daphne Bramham: 170 died from overdoses as B.C. records its worst month ever

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 01:14:42 +0000

OPINION: With 170 dead in May and the year-to-date total already at 554, this other epidemic may now be in its own even more deadly second wave.

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