The Public Health Agency of Canada has released updated numbers on the opioid crisis.

According to Alberta Health Services, at least 13 people have died in the Foothills from opioid-related overdoses from January 2016 until September 2018.

The new report says over 10,300 people died in Canada in opioid-related overdoses over that period.

The study shows that fentanyl continues to be a major contributor to the crisis, with 73 per cent of accidental opioid overdoses involving fentanyl-related substances.

The Public Health Agency also found 75 per cent of those who have accidentally died of opioid-related overdoses were males.

Alberta is listed as one of three provinces most affected by the opioid crisis.

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