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A history of unknowns: NWT 911 system goes live

In 2001, Freda Hope and her common-law partner were riding snowmobiles through the narrows of Prosperous Lake when she plunged into frozen water. Her partner was ahead, driving a faster sled, when he hit a...

Yellowknife city councillors ‘concerned’ as 9-1-1 set to roll out

Another delay won't snag the territory-wide 9-1-1 service coming online next Monday. That's the message Eleanor Young, deputy minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), told Yellowknife city councillors peppering her with questions over staffing,...

Early November to ring in 911 emergency phone service

A new 911 system is set to save lives, according to assistant fire marshal Rick Lindsay. Speaking to Inuvik town council on Monday, he laid out the basics of dialing 911 in the region, which...

Hay River fire chief says coming 911 system will be basic call-forwarding service

Ross Potter wants people to understand what the GNWT's 911 emergency call number will mean when it is introduced in November. "At this point, all they're going to be doing is basic 911," said Potter,...

Implementation of 911 to include bilingual dispatchers

People of the NWT can rejoice as 911 moves one step closer to completion. But not everyone was happy about the languages aspect of the implementation. During a public discussion of Bill 31 on April...

911 implementation date “will be re-evaluated”: GNWT

The GNWT's previously stated commitment to launch a territory-wide 911 service by June 30 “will be re-evaluated shortly to ensure that it remains valid,” said the deputy minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA)...

Implementing 911 will not have start-up costs for the city: GNWT

The 911 program manager, Ashley Geraghty, insists that Yellowknife's call centre will not require any cost inducing modifications to the city. “Their system will not require any upgrades,” he said on Jan. 30. This comes after...

Street names, house numbers needed for 911 service

As the GNWT prepares to introduce 911 across the territory next year, MLAs want to know how people in communities missing street names and house numbers will communicate their locations to the central dispatcher...