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Eastern Ontario to get a new area code

OTTAWA – The geographical territory served by the 613 area code will get an additional area code starting next spring.Beginning May 17, 2010, area code 343 will be introduced in eastern Ontario, including the areas of Ottawa, Kingston, Belleville, Brockville, Cornwall and Bancroft.The CRTC made the decision in response to high demand for new telephone numbers in the area. The 343 code will come into use gradually after May 2010.  Until then, numbers with 613 will continue to be issued until they run