E-Comm in the news

 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Motorola solutions to supply radio systems for E-Comm; George Krausz comments
Executive Biz
Motorola Solutions has been awarded a $23.5 million contract to deliver radio infrastructure equipment and services to Emergency Communications for British Columbia Inc. and the regional government agency partners of E-Comm.

Sunday, January 25, 2014
E-Comm staff will wear red on January 26 to honour Const. David Wynn
News1130
A special request is being made of you as Mounties prepare to lay one of their own to rest.

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Rare praise as Jim Chu prepares to move on; After 36 years as a police officer, chief announces his retirement to generally positive reviews
Vancouver Sun
When it comes to policing in Vancouver, the neighbourhood most at loggerheads with police is the Downtown Eastside.

Friday, January 23, 2015
Developing story: Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu to retire
Vancouver Courier
During his tenure, Chu tried to improve relations between police and the most vulnerable in the city, including residents of the Downtown Eastside.

Thursday, January 15, 2015
District approves landfill upgrade
Prince George Citizen
The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George has begun hammering out its 2015 budget.

Sunday, January 11, 2015
E-Comm reminds public to dial for emergencies only
The Free Press (Fernie)
This past November, British Columbia's largest emergency communication company, E-Comm, announced they would be taking on all 9-1-1 calls from the central and southern interiors, but with the New Year upon us, the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) is warning British Columbians to not take advantage of the service.

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Hello, 9-1-1? Can you fix my broken Wi-Fi
Clearwater Times
Next time, make your own darn pizza.

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Top 10 reasons not to call 9-1-1
Coast Reporter
In an effort to draw attention to the impact on emergency services, E-Comm - B.C.'s largest 9-1-1 public-safety answer point - released a list of its top 10 reasons to not call the emergency line.

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Absurd 911 calls create nuisance
Penticton Western News
The answering service that handles 911 calls in the Okanagan and many other parts of B.C. has released its annual list of top
reasons not to call for emergency assistance.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Vancouver fog advisory warns of "near zero" visibility
CBC.ca News
Dense fog in low-lying areas of Metro Vancouver has prompted a warning from Environment Canada..

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Top 10 reasons now to call 911 released
Vernon Morning Star
In an effort to draw attention to the impact on emergency services, E-Comm — B.C.’s largest 911 dispatch
centre — has released a list of its top 10 reasons to not call the emergency line.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
B.C.'s largest 911 call centre releases Top 10 reasons not to call 911
The Vancouver Sun
Demanding a new pizza because the one delivered isn't fresh, asking for help when the Wi-Fi is down, or seeking a taxi - these are good reasons not to call 911.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
What were they thinking? Worst 911 non-calls in '14
The Province
Demanding a new pizza because the one delivered isn't fresh, asking for help when the Wi-Fi is down, or seeking a taxi - these are good reasons not to call 911.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Bad Wi-Fi and other lame reasons people dialed 911 in B.C. this year
National Post
Demanding a new pizza because the one delivered isn't fresh, asking for help when the Wi-Fi is down, or seeking a taxi - these are good reasons not to call 911.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
B.C. 911 call centre asks public to stop calling about broken Wi-Fi
Cranbrook Daily Townsman
B.C's largest 911 call centre is asking the public to stop draining its emergency resources with complaints about cold food or broken internet.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Use 911 for emergencies only, say B.C. operators
The Daily News (Nanaimo)
B.C's largest 911 call centre is asking the public to stop draining its emergency resources with complaints about cold food or broken internet.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
What part of 'emergency' didn't you get?
Ottawa Sun
If you're looking for the 411, don't call 911.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Nuisance calls plague 911 centre
Times Colonist
B.C.'s largest 911 call centre has asked the public to stop calling about cold food or broken internet.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Broken WiFi and stale pizza
Waterloo Region Record
Broken WiFi and stale pizza not reasons to call 911.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
What were they thinking? The Top 10 worst 911 calls of 2014
Edmonton Journal
Demanding a new pizza because it isn’t fresh, asking for help when the Wi-Fi is down, or seeking a taxi — these are all good reasons not to call 911.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
B.C. call centre reveals dumbest 911 calls
24 hrs Vancouver
If you're looking for the 411, don't call 911.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
9-1-1 is for emergencies, not for information
CKNW
Here is the latest list of people calling 9-1-1 when they shouldn't.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Calling "emergency" services
CBC
9-1-1 is the key point of contact in an emergency, but according to Vancouver's dispatch operations, some callers have a pretty loose definition of the word "emergency".

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Some of the 9-1-1 calls that should have never been made
News1130
It may seem pretty obvious, but don't call 9-1-1 if it's not an emergency. That is the message from police and emergency operators as we close out the year.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Worst 9-1-1 calls received in 2014
City TV
Most of us know that 9-1-1 calls are for emergencies only, but some people just don't seem to get it.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Campaign draws attention to misuse of 9-1-1
CBC Radio
Provincial communication emergency centre or E-Comm has launched a new campaign to draw awareness to the misuse of 9-1-1.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Complaints of stale pizza, no Wi-Fi among most bone-headed 911 calls
Surrey Leader
Do not call 911 because your slice of pizza is stale.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Complaints of stale pizza, no Wi-Fi among most bone-headed 911 calls
Langley Times
Do not call 911 because your slice of pizza is stale.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
B.C. 911 centre says it isn't an information line
Terrace Standard
B.C's largest 911 call centre is asking the public to stop draining its emergency resources with complaints about cold food and broken Internet.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
B.C.'s top 10 dumbest calls to 911 in 2014
Georgia Straight
Metro Vancouver’s emergency communications centre has released its annual “top ten reasons to not call 9-1-1.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
List of top ten reasons to not call 9-1-1
News1130
Emergency dispatchers are out with a list of the top ten reasons to not call 9-1-1.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
911 top ten
CTV
You likely wouldn't call 9-1-1 if your internet went down but apparently, some people do.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Top ten list of bogus 9-1-1 calls
CKNW
Picking up the phone and dialling 9-1-1 is a call that most of us will never have to make. But, not everyone feels that way.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Needless 911 calls
Global News Hour
Metro Vancouver's emergency centre reminding us today that there are a lot of people who still make ridiculous 9-1-1 calls.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
B.C.'s dedicated Christmas Day workforce
Vancouver Sun
It’s just not possible to have a quiet Christmas morning when there are nine dogs in the house.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
An E-Comm Christmas: 911 operators are 'a big family' who keep others safe for the season
The Province
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. But Christmas looks a lot like every other day of the year at E-Comm.

Saturday, December 21, 2014
Can the plea for help go high tech too?
CBC
It's the three digit phone number synonymous with emergencies.

Friday, December 12, 2014
No, your power outage does not warrant a 911 call
The Province
They’re called head-scratchers, calls people make to 911 for reasons that have nothing to do with the need for police, fire or ambulance service.

Friday, December 12, 2014
Wind storm knocks out power to thousands overnight
CKNW AM AM980
Environment Canada has taken down its Wind Warning for Metro Vancouver, but BC Hydro crews are still dealing with over 56-thousand customers on the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast who have lost their electricity.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Strong winds wreaking havoc on the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast
CKNW AM AM980
Gust of wind reaching 90 km per hour whipped through the Lower Mainland and Southern Vancouver Island, leaving tens of thousands BC Hydro customers without power. Several municipalities reporting downed power lines.

 

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