Public safety radio coverage expanding to better help rural communities communicate

The province announced on Thursday plans to add four new radio towers to the network used by public safety agencies and volunteers to help rural areas better communicate during an emergency.  

The government says these towers will help firefighters, ground search and rescue crews, medical first responders, and the RCMP.  

Internal Services Minister Labi Kousoulis announced the government is investing $1.6 million to add four new radio towers to the network.  

The locations of the new sites include River John in Pictou County, Springhill in Cumberland County, Gore in Hants County, and Port Mouton in Queens County. 

Kousoulis says the sites were assessed and selected as priority areas for the network.