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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

Emergency Alert Ready system to be tested across the country today

This second test comes after Manitoba Infrastructure’s Emergency Measures Organizations said only 60 per cent of wireless users received an alert in a test of the system in May. The first test didn’t ... read more

B.C. tests emergency alert system ahead of new LTE messaging capabilities

Click below to hear the sound: Wireless cellphone alerts were not tested Wednesday. Those tests are scheduled to begin May 9. Emergency Management B.C. said the test is part ... its tsunami warning sy... read more

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Not everyone gets the message as B.C. tests wireless tsunami alerts

The province conducted a second round of emergency alert tests on wireless ... The province expanded its Alert Ready system to include cellular devices in April this year and conducted a test of the s... 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

Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

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

Emergency Services

shortly before 2 p.m. 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 ... 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

Wireless Emergency Alerts will be longer, more specific, sent to more places

Used for Amber alerts, natural disasters, and every other critical warning in between, the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA ... to make it easier for state and local authorities to test out the WEA syste... read more

Carleton University apologizes for mistakenly sending out an 'active attacker' alert

OTTAWA -- An Ottawa university is apologizing for accidentally sending out an alert about an "active attacker" on campus. Carleton University says staff were updating the emergency messaging system on ... 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



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