Nanaimo surpasses 2015 overdose death totals, as toll reaches new peak in B.C.

By The Canadian Press/Dominic Abassi
October 20, 2016 - 1:23pm

NANAIMO — The number of illicit drug deaths in British Columbia surpassed last year’s death toll after just nine months.

The Ministry of Public Safety says in the first nine months of this year there were 555 deaths because of illicit drug overdoses, compared with 508 for all of 2015.