Premier Christy Clark promises $10-million to fight drug deaths (Dr. Evan Wood)

Premier Christy Clark poked fun at her own expense to open her wide-ranging speech to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention but moved on to weightier topics, ending on a promise of $10-million in funding to fight substance abuse deaths in B.C.

Delegates questioned Clark why the province took so long to earmark resources to stop the drug death epidemic.

“Hindsight is 20-20, but we've done more than anybody else in the country,” she told them.

Mike Laanela and Yvette Brend report. See full story here.