͞We remain in a public health emergency, with more than three British Columbians dying each
day from illicit drug toxicity deaths,͟said Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner. ͞Illicit drug toxicity death
rates in B.C. are still the highest for any jurisdiction in Canada. Every region in B.C. has been
͞Recent efforts to improve access to safe supply in B.C. are encouraging, and the BC Coroners
Service supports continued enhancement of this critical life-saving measure. We continue to
recommend a regulated, evidence-based, supportive treatment, and recovery system as an
important pillar in preventing future deaths.

READ MORE: BC Coroners Report