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HRM to Takeover Operation of CityWatch System
(Monday, October 7/2002)-- Mayor Peter Kelly and Chief Administrative Officer George McLellan will officially accept the transfer of the CityWatch public alert system from the Burnside Business Society to Halifax Regional Municipality later this week.
The ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 10, 2002, at noon, in the Training Room at the EMO Emergency Operations Centre, Eric Spicer Building, 21 Mount Hope Avenue, Dartmouth.
The CityWatch system enables HRM to notify area residents through an automated telephone messaging system to advise the public of any emergency situations or crime alerts in their area.
The system, which was originally established by the Burnside Business Society, is being expanded from 24 telephone lines to 72 telephone lines. The Halifax Detachment of the RCMP is joining Halifax Regional Police and EMO as a partner in the venture.
Officials from Aliant, the Halifax Detachment of the RCMP and the CityWatch system manufacturer will also be in attendance at the turn-over ceremony.
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