B.C. to spend additional $10 million in battle against overdoses (Dr. Evan Wood)

British Columbia will create a centre to research drug addiction and provide education and guidance to health-care providers but more must be done to battle an illicit-drug overdose crisis, the premier says.

“We must stem this epidemic on our streets,” Christy Clark said Wednesday. “We must protect our children.”

She told an annual meeting of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities that B.C. will spend $10 million to deal with the issue, with half the funding going towards the B.C. Centre on Substance Use.

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