Samples of pure drugs that could kill the average human - heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil, a synthetic opioid 100 times more powerful than fentanyl - at the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory in Concord. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges.

68 potential overdose calls in Kelowna in March

Last March there were 63 calls to BC Emergency Services Health Services

Potential overdose calls to BC Emergency Health Services rose in March.

This time last year there were 63 calls and in the same period this year there were 68.

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The small increase in March this year matched February numbers and is 1o fewer potential OD calls than that of January.

This number is significantly lower than 2017 when there were 92 calls in March.

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The Interior Health region accounts for approximately 12 per cent of total overdose calls in B.C. each month.

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