'It's abominable': Vancouver mayor reacts to overdose deaths

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson reacted once again to the opioid overdose situation in the city on Thursday after another bad week of overdoses and deaths.

Firefighters responded to 162 overdose calls during the week beginning on March 20 — a 56 per cent increase from the week before.

Police suspect drugs were to blame for five deaths in the city, though officers don't typically respond to overdose calls, and the cause of death in those cases has not yet been confirmed by the B.C. Coroners Service.

Rafferty Baker reports

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