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Travelling candle display to raise awareness about overdose deaths in Interior

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March 26, 2019 - 1:30 PM

The Interior Health Authority is recognizing the lives lost in the illicit drug overdose crisis with a travelling candle display next month.

The Burning Bright display will have 645 candles, one for each person who died of an illicit drug overdose in the Interior Health region from January 2016 to December 2018, according to an Interior Health media release.

The candle display will visit Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon. They are the communites that have seen the highest number of overdose deaths, Interior Health said.

The candle display will be at Penticton Regional Hospital from April 1 to 5, in Kelowna at Community Health and Services Centre from April 8 to 12, at the Okanagan Regional Library branch in Vernon from April 15 to 18 and at the downtown branch of the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library from April 23 to 28.

Find past stories on the opioid crisis here.

— This story was updated on at 1:33 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019 to correct dates provided by Interior Health.


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