Two more suspected drug overdose deaths have been reported in the East Kootenay.
This as the deadliest year for drug fatalities in British Columbia’s history continues.
The BC Coroners Service released stats from September, showing 1,103 died throughout the province since the beginning of the year.
80 new deaths were reported in September.
Two of those were in the region, bringing the East Kootenay’s total for 2017 to six.
Coroners report that 981 fatal drug overdoses were reported in all of 2016, about 120 less than the current amount for 2017.