Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Nationwide emergency alert test scheduled for November


On Wednesday, November 28th, Canada will be testing its country-wide emergency alert system.

The Alert Ready system will broadcast on all TVs, radios, and compatible wireless devices at 1:55 p.m.

The system can issue warnings for a variety of emergencies, like fires, natural disasters, biological/chemical/radiological hazards, terrorist threats, civil emergencies, and more.

To receive the test alert, devices must be connected to an LTE wireless network (commonly known as “4G LTE”) and be updated with the wireless service provider’s latest software.

If your mobile device meets these requirements but does not receive the alert, you can contact your service provider.

For more information on Alert Ready and the upcoming text, look here.

Hopefully this national test goes better than B.C.’s trial in May, when over half of the province’s cell phones did not receive the warning.

But don’t worry, our provincial alert system has since been updated.

Adam Chan
Former Staff Writer at Victoria Buzz.

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