Data released by the BC Coroners Service for August shows the toxic drug crisis caused eight more deaths in Prince George last month.
Prince George has seen 53 deaths so far in 2023, while Northern Health has reported a total of 119 deaths through August of this year.
Northern Health continues to have the highest death rate in the province, with 58.2 deaths per 100,000 population. While the provincial death rate per 100,000 population is 45.7 so far this year, the rate in Prince George is 81.
The 2023 death rate in Burns Lake is 92.4 and it’s 98.7 in Terrace.