Don't Forget The Area Code!

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-08-23 11:35:55

Ten-digit dialling starts today in Nova Scotia and P-E-I.

Residents must dial the 9-0-2 area code followed by a seven-digit phone number for all local calls.

On November 30th, the area code 7-8-2 will be gradually introduced in the two provinces.

N.S. Lifeguard Service Ends

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-08-23 10:56:35

This is the last weekend for supervised swimming at beaches around the province.

Lifeguards will pack it in for the last time at 6 p.m. Sunday.

There hasn't been a drowning during supervised hours since the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service began 42 years ago.

10-Digit Dialing Begins This Weekend

By Andrew Rutherford. Last updated: 2014-08-23 08:35:02

Beginning Saturday, residents of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island will be required to dial 10 digits – the area code followed by the seven-digit phone number – for all local calls. Local calls dialed with only seven digits will be interrupted by a recorded network announcement before being connected. If they have not already done so, residents and businesses are urged to add the 902 area code to programmed numbers in all of their communications devices and equipment including wireline and wireless phones, auto dialers, computers, alarm systems and lifeline equipment.

News stories from 2014-08-22.