Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Atlantic Audio 11:25 AM AT

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AT01 - (NS-911-Salad)

HALIFAX. x-13s. R-C-M-P are issuing a gentle reminder about proper 9-1-1 use after a 12-year-old called to express their dislike of salad. The Mounties say dispatchers received a call just before 10 p-m Tuesday from a youth who said their guardian made a salad they didn't like. Corporal Dal Hutchinson says a second call was made to the emergency line shortly after to ask when police would be arriving, during which the child again expressed their dislike of salad. Hutchinson says such incidents happen far too often.

("...called 9-1-1.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Hutchinson says the improper use of 9-1-1 ties up valuable resources and prevents first responders from "dealing with real emergencies. …

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