A Vancouver Island Medical Health Officer says work is being done to address the increase in overdose deaths on the Island.

A public health emergency was declared in B-C in April due to a spike in overdose deaths..

Courtenay’s Doctor Charmaine Enns says they have seen a steady increase in overdoses in 2016…

Enns says there are several immediate and long-term strategies that health officers are working on to address the issue, including the availability of naloxone to treat opiod overdoses.