The death toll for illicit drug overdoses in B.C. has surpassed 1,000 people just 5 months into the year. A statement from the BC Coroners Service says the 176 deaths in May pushed the toll to 1,018 people who have overdosed due to unregulated drugs.

The death toll for illicit drug overdoses in B.C. has surpassed 1,000 people just 5 months into the year. A statement from the BC Coroners Service says the 176 deaths in May pushed the toll to 1,018 people who have overdosed due to unregulated drugs.