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Canada is testing its emergency alert system on cellphones today

Almost everyone in Toronto with a mobile phone is expected to receive an abrupt, post-lunch wake-up call this afternoon in the form of an emergency alert system notification. Do not be alarmed: It's ... read more

Canada-wide emergency alert test to take place Wednesday

A Canada-wide test of emergency-alert systems will take place Wednesday on radio, TV and cellphones. Each province will send out its own alert at a designated time, with B.C.’s alert scheduled ... read more

Emergency alert test will blare on cellphones today

A second test is planned for Wednesday afternoon. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press) Most Canadians can expect their mobile phones, televisions and radios to sound off today ... alert system Glitches ... read more

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It has been about one year since Canada started transmitting electronic alerts to mobile devices, including in Amber Alert cases. Prior to that, emergency alerts under the National Public Alerting ... read more


'This is a test': Emergency alerts sent to cellphones in B.C.

Residents of B.C. may have received an emergency alert to their cellphones Wednesday afternoon as part of a test of the ... It's a system operating across Canada, but managed locally by Emergency ... read more

That FEMA alert coming to your phone Wednesday is not a text from President Trump. What you need to know

WASHINGTON – Millions of cellphones ... test of its Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), similar to the ones conducted on radio and television. In fact, radio and TV will start broadcasting similar ... read more

Cellphone emergency alert test planned across Canada

Canada is again testing its national public alert system Wednesday at 1:55 p.m. local time (2:55 p.m. in Quebec). READ MORE: Canadians will soon get an emergency alert text message— it’s a test The ... read more

This is a test: Emergency alert demo coming to B.C. phones Wednesday afternoon

B.C. residents are being advised not to panic when they see or hear an emergency alert pop up on their phones on Wednesday. The province is testing its ... Canada Upon initial deployment, the ... read more

Citing concerns for flood victims, Ontario, Quebec opt out of alert-system test

OTTAWA -- The country's two biggest provinces won't take part in what was supposed to be a nationwide test of Canada's Alert Ready ... during a real emergency. The system was launched for TV and radio ... read more



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