ancouver’s overdose deaths continue to rise with the week of June 19 having three of the busiest days on record for Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services (VFRS).
The Vancouver Police Department reported seven overdose deaths for the week of June 19, which is up from the five reported the week prior. While the VFRS said the same week produced the second highest call volume of the year at 198 calls; which is 77 per cent increase from the previous week.
On June 21, VFRS said they responded to 41 calls for overdoses in a single day.
Overdose calls by VFRS year-to-date for 2017
City of Vancouver
The City of Vancouver said in a statement the overdose deaths and calls have been steadily increasing throughout the month of June; which only highlights the need for new strategies and more action to be taken by the new provincial government read on ………..