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Record number of overdoses recorded Friday

Record number of overdoses recorded Friday

Friday represented a grim day in the battle against the opioid crisis in BC.

Last Friday’s 130 calls for suspected overdoses ties the record for most calls in a single day, set in April of last year.

According to the BC Emergency Health Service, the jump continues a trend of overdose numbers spiking following the distribution of income assistance, which went out just two days prior.

Though no fatalities were confirmed, the day also puts a dent in the downward trend that had seen a 23 percent drop in overdose deaths this May compared to last May.

About Jeff Blagden

News Reporter/ Anchor. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Jeff has a background in sports journalism, and radio hosting. He comes most recently from his post as a morning show host in Chetwynd.

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