April saw 2nd highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in B.C.

The B.C. Coroner's Service has released new numbers revealing 136 people died of an overdose in British Columbia last month, a 97.1 per cent increase from April 2016 and the second highest number of fatalities ever recorded in B.C.

The most people to die from overdoses in a single month in B.C. was 144 in December 2016.

Blyth is calling for the urgent expansion of opioid-replacement therapy and facillities like Vancouver's Crosstown Clinic that use prescription heroin to treat those addicted to opioids.

Farrah Merali reports

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