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Kamloops drug overdose deaths already more than double 2015 total

By James Peters
June 9, 2016 - 11:24am Updated: June 9, 2016 - 1:06pm

KAMLOOPS — New statistics from the BC Coroners Service show Kamloops has been one of the hardest hit communities in the entire province by the explosion in drug overdose deaths.

From January through the end of May, 18 people have died in Kamloops after overdosing on illicit drugs.