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News | 07/09/2005 4:00 am EDT

Alberta given 811 number for non-urgent health triage
The CRTC has approved an application by Alberta Health and Wellness to use the 811 number for a non-urgent health care triage phone line (Telecom Decision 2005-39). Many of the phone companies currently use the 811 number for customer service. MTS Allstream said it could stop using the number within 30 days notice of a similar service being established, and Bell Mobility and TELUS stated they needed six months from the date of the CRTC decision.

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