The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA) is upgrading its 911 technology to provide Saskatchewan residents with more efficient emergency services.  

To fund the updates, the monthly Sask911 Fee will double, from $0.94 to $1.88 per month, starting April 7. The fees are applied to all phone bills in the province, and the SPSA says the fees have not been adjusted since January 2018.  

"The citizens of Saskatchewan rely on 911 technology in order to receive police, fire, and emergency medical assistance when they need it the most," says SPSA President Marlo Pritchard in a press release.  

"The existing system is aging and these upgrades are required to ensure that Saskatchewan residents can continue to rely on secure, resilient 911 technology." 

In 2020, 911 received 470,000 calls by the three Sask911 Public Safety Answering Points in the Province.