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Call volumes to Winnipeg police are up — and dispatchers are struggling under the weight of lengthy queues.

Data obtained via the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act shows authorities responded to 55,073 priority three calls — calls considered urgent but not emergencies — between January and September 2017.

For the same period in 2018, that figure jumped slightly to 58,163 calls.

But by the end of September 2019, cops had dealt with 76,305 priority three calls. That’s a roughly 38 per cent increase from 2017.

“I think it’s fair to first….

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