When NOT to call 911: Winnipeg police release funny video about nuisance calls

Arguments over pizza pops, adding a program to cable, and a broken furnace – these are just some of the bizarro calls Winnipeg police receive on the 911 emergency line.The cops put out a tongue-in-cheek video Monday featuring incredulous Winnipeg Police Service staff reading some of the not-so-urgent “emergency” calls the service has received.[embedded content]

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Police in Winnipeg field barrage of calls about Ontario Amber Alert

February 15 2019 6:00pm After an Amber Alert was issued late Thursday, emergency operators in Winnipeg received calls from confused or angry citizens, tying up lines that would otherwise valid urgent calls. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval…

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