Update: There will be no test alerts in Ontario & Quebec due to the ongoing flooding situation in these provinces.
On May 8, 2019, provincial and territorial governments will be conducting another test of the Alert Ready system. Alert Ready is designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians. Test alerts educate Canadians on what an emergency alert will look and sound like in the event of a life-threatening situation.
The test alert will be distributed on TV, Radio and wireless. However, not all Canadians will receive the test alert on their mobile device. This may occur for a variety of reasons; device compatibility, connection to an LTE network, cell tower coverage and device software and settings.
To learn more about the Alert Ready service, what devices are supported, and the test schedule for your province or territory, visit alertready.ca.
- Public Mobile Community Team
The Alert system will be tested in all provinces and territories on TV, radio and compatible wireless devices.
For those interested, here are the times as posted on https://www.alertready.ca/#alerts
|Province/Territory||Local Testing Date||Local Testing Time|
|Alberta||May 8, 2019||1:55 PM MDT|
|British Columbia||May 8, 2019||1:55 PM PDT|
|Manitoba||May 8, 2019||1:55 PM CDT|
|New Brunswick||May 8, 2019||10:55 AM ADT|
|Newfoundland||May 8, 2019||10:55 AM NDT|
|Labrador||May 8, 2019||10:25 AM ADT|
|Northwest Territories||May 8, 2019||1:55 PM MDT|
|Nova Scotia||May 8, 2019||1:55 PM ADT|
|Nunavut||May 8, 2019||1:55 PM EDT|
|Ontario||May 8, 2019||No test due to flooding|
|Prince Edward Island||May 8, 2019||12:55 PM ADT|
|Quebec||May 8, 2019||No test due to flooding|
|Saskatchewan||May 8, 2019||1:55 PM CST|
|Yukon||May 8, 2019||1:55 PM PDT|
Edit: They changed the alert times for NB, NL and Labrador. They also posted a summary list on alertready.ca
Edit 2: Cancelled QC and ON testing due to flooding.
New Brunswick May 8, 2019 10:55 PM ADT Newfoundland & Labrador May 8, 2019 10:55 PM NDT
Weird, isn't that a little late for most people? Anyways...
Oh no... gonna have to prep my parents otherwise there will be trouble.
Thanks for letting us know PM peeps!!