Day 6

Officials to Newfoundland: 911 works, stop calling to check

Our friends at This Hour Has 22 Minutes imagine what a "just checking" call to 911 would sound like.
The Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is meeting with first responders across the province. (CBC)
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On Sunday, Newfoundland and Labrador got province-wide access to the 911 emergency service. More than half the population had been making due by calling their local police if they needed help. After it launched, authorities had to plead with the public to stop calling 911 just to see if it works. The crew at This Hour Has 22 Minutes bring this story to life.