Males accounted for 80 per cent of B.C.’s illicit drug toxicity deaths and over two-thirds of overdose deaths were people 30–59, the report said.
There were seven illicit drug toxicity deaths in the central Vancouver Island region in February and 12 so far this year.
The coroner’s report did not include monthly totals for Oceanside, but noted 16 illicit drug toxicity deaths in 2020.
Stephen Nutt was found dead in his room at Orca Place supportive housing on Dec. 18, 2020.

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