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CSRD reviews 911

How emergency calls are handled will be investigated in the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District.

The board has approved hiring a consultant to review the current 911 call centre service and to look at available options.

Currently, the CSRD, along with eight other regional districts, contribute to the service operated by the Central Okanagan System Operations Communications Centre in Kelowna.

A CSRD core team will oversee the process.

Last year, the board was advised the cost was going to exceed the maximum contract price due to RCMP contract negotiations.

The contract with the current provider in Kelowna expires on Dec. 31.

Finance manager Peter Jarman says the district is looking for the best financial option with the assurance that any new service will be either equal to or better than the current service.

 

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