Coroner: 1,489 people died of illicit drug overdoses last year in B.C.

Katie DeRosa / Times Colonist FEBRUARY 7, 2019 11:11 AM

Leslie McBain, an overdose awareness advocate and founder of Moms Stop the Harm, said Monday will mark five years since her son, Jordan Miller, died of an overdose.

McBain said the number of deaths underscores the “extreme emergency” posed by the overdose crisis.

“When we look at the evidence and use common sense…the easiest way to stop the overdose deaths is to supply safe regulated drugs to people who need them,” she said.

Coroner: 1,489 people died of illicit drug overdoses last year in B.C.