Southern Interior cities want cheaper 911 service
The Regional District of Central Okanagan in partnership with the Kelowna RCMP administers the emergency 911 call centre for 9 regional districts.
But the RCMP recently stated the cost per 911 operator is going up to almost $126,000, an increase of 42 per cent for the 12 operators on staff.
Dan Ashton, the chair of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, says local governments are looking for cheaper ways to provide the service.
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