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Emergency alert system test scares and delights Toronto

Just kidding. The Canadian government clearly wants everyone to be safe, should we (knock on wood) be faced with any sort of natural, biological, civil or alien-related disaster. That's precisely why ... read more

Hawaii missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about system

The erroneous warning was sent during a shift change at the state’s Emergency Management Agency when someone doing a routine test hit the live alert button ... restore trust in the system. The best th... read more

Cosmic Log: April 8-14, 2006

Bill Economidis, Toronto: "I think he's bang-on ... Anonymous: "I think the benefits are great, but for every benefit, I can see hundreds of abuses. This really scares me. Think of the Internet and th... read more

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Emergency alert system to be tested again in Manitoba

The province said a second test of the Alert Ready emergency alerting system will take place in Manitoba on Nov. 28 at 1:55 p.m., but not everyone should expect to receive it. The system sends out ale... read more


Charlottetown to test alert system this week

A test of the Charlottetown Alert System will be conducted this week as part of Emergency Preparedness Week. - File photo A system-wide test of the Charlottetown Alert System will be conducted on Thur... read more

Manitobans have mixed reactions to overnight Amber Alert cell phone notification

RELATED: 60% of cellphones received emergency alert test in Manitoba ... about the wireless alert system is available here. “The first I heard of the Amber Alert was on the news this morning,” said an... read more

Emergency Services

A test of a new emergency alert system saw plenty of glitches Wednesday, as some people got the alerts on their mobile phones but many others didn’t. Scheduled test of B.C.-wide emergency text alerts ... read more

It could be months before new mobile alert system is retested

It could be this time next year before Canada's new mobile emergency ... should receive alerts may be too high. The system, which was supposed to be fully operational nationwide under regulator orders ... read more

Editorial: Warning system worked, but it can be even better

B.C. had quite a scare this week when a tsunami alert was ... 4:30 a.m. Although there was no imminent danger, the tsunami alert served a useful purpose. It was a real-life test of our emergency prepa... read more

Hawaii now has an ‘attack warning’ siren amid North Korea threat

Miyagi told CBS that when the agency started the campaign, “there were concerns we would scare the public ... According to the document, an Emergency Alert System (EAS) will be broadcast on television ... read more

Alert Ready test doesn't reach all compatible phones in Manitoba

It also said the test reached around 60 per cent of Manitoba cell users, and most Telus customers did not receive the alert. It was the first time the Alert Ready system, designed to communicate with ... read more



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