Port Edward must be perhaps the most peaceful burg in the Northwest, the 911 emergency service to the community went out of order during the changeover to 10 digit dialing, and no one seemed to notice.
Port Ed officials can only find two instances where residents required the use of dialing 911 and ended up re calling the operator when the service didn’t work.
The service was off line for one month before the situation was finally brought to the attention of civic officials who quickly rectified the problem and returned the district to the 911 grid. Fortunately there were no reported emergency situations that couldn’t be handled by contacting a Telus operator for assistance.
(from the blog a town called podunk, click on the link below to see the entire article atowncalledpodunk.blogspot.com/2 … 1801754597 )-