Coquitlam drug deaths slowing but still almost 2 a month

TriCity News: The BC Coroners Service says there is room for optimism in efforts to curb opioid deaths in B.C. But fatalities from illicit drugs in Coquitlam appear to be on par with last year, according to the latest statistics. In a report issued Thursday, it was noted that for the entire province, the monthly average for illicit drug deaths for the first five months of 2019 is down by a third from the same period last year, or 92 deaths per month, compared to 130 per month in 2018