In homes, schools, sports arenas and workplaces across our region, someone is missing.
Five years ago the increasing number of opioid overdoses prompted the Province to declare a public health emergency. Since then across Interior Health, more than 1,117* family members, friends, coworkers, teammates, neighbours and friends have been lost to overdose.
Much has been accomplished in these five years, but tragically this crisis continues.
Is there an empty chair in your life? A place that should be filled, but isn’t, because of overdose?
We invite you to take a moment to remember loved ones lost, and those left behind, with our Virtual Memory Wall.
*BC Coroner’s Service Drug Toxicity Report 2016 – 2021