147 deaths recorded in August, as figure remains high during pandemic

“The BC Coroners Service said 1,068 people have died of a fatal overdose so far this year, compared to a total of 983 deaths last year.”

Another grim milestone for the province with today’s announcement of August overdose death figures: 147 lives taken by tainted street drugs.

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