The East Kootenay saw its first illicit drug death of the year in March.
This from the BC Coroners Service, as they released their latest stats on the number of people who died as a result of opioid use.
Province wide, 120 people died, making March the third highest rate recorded for a single month since the overdose crisis was first declared.
Only 79 deaths from opioid overdoses were reported in British Columbia in March of last year.
– Jeff Johnson