Saskatchewan centralizes 911 dispatch services under new Crown with raised fee.




SASKATOON,SK--APRIL 01/2015-Saskatoon Police, Fire, and MD Ambulance respond to a home on the 100 block of Avenue I North in Saskatoon, SK. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Sixteen-year-old Danil Tsannie was Saskatoon's fourth homicide of 2015.. (LIAM RICHARDS/THE STAR PHOENIX)

Government of Saskatchewan  is creating a new Crown corporation to transform the way 911 emergency services are delivered. The 911 emergency service fees, which are applied to cellphone and landlines in Saskatchewan, will also be raised.

Larry Doke, Govt. Relations Minister says a new facility located near Prince Albert will serve as the provincial emergency communications centre for all areas except Regina and Saskatoon.Those cities will keep their emergency dispatching centres and report to government through the new Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency.