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Alert Ready Test on November 17, 2021

Jade_S
Public Mobile
Public Mobile

Hey Community, 

 

On November 17, 2021, the Government of Canada will conduct an Alert Ready Test to compatible mobile devices in each province and territory. 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 message will be distributed on TV, radio and compatible wireless devices. The emergency alert will display on customers' devices, accompanied by the alert sound, unless your phone is set to vibrate, silent or turned off. However, not all wireless devices will receive the test message. This may occur for various 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 

43 REPLIES 43

mpcdesign
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

@softech, I can't force my students to turn off their phones. I teach in a higher education, and as adults, I ask students to take the calls outside of the room. We will all be running outside! hehe

 

WoozyPolarBear
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

@stevenanto wrote:

These alerts startle me every time, so loud but it can save lives. 


Many studies have actually concluded that these alerts do basically nothing in terms of public safety, and are virtually useless. 

@WoozyPolarBear 

What are these studies based on? Since they are still testing the system how can there have been conclusive study? With so many people who do not rely on broadcast television, radio or other traditional means of getting information the Alert Ready System is an important emergency broadcast method that can deliver life saving information to affected people quickly and efficiently.

 

With the widespread natural disasters unfolding over the last 48 hours and the devastating wildfires this summer in BC this system needs to be up and running sooner rather than later as climate change creates more and more of these kind of severe weather related conditions that can lead to states of emergencies that we could not have imagined a decade ago.

 @WoozyPolarBear : I think I'd prefer to see alerts as they happen. (nevermind the top bar...it's a screencap)

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dougc
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

@0PX9O4 

 

Thanks for mentioning that,  about alert being possibly 'pushed'  thru even just a  vibrate setting .   

 

Will be an experiment  🙂

 

Switching over now (also requires ring/notification volume turned off) otherwise will likely forget  . . . .

 

 

 

0PX9O4
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

@dougc wrote:

@0PX9O4 

 

Thanks for mentioning that,  about alert being possibly 'pushed'  thru even just a  vibrate setting .   

 

Will be an experiment  🙂

 

Switching over now (also requires ring/notification volume turned off) otherwise will likely forget  . . . .

 

 

 


Cool! @dougc Please post an update tomorrow to let us know how it went.

Rusty
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

 Just waiting until Fast Food companies get their own "Alert System".

"WEE WOO WEE WOO"

WARNING! 2 can dine for $12.49 ends tonight!!

"WEE WOO WEE WOO"

everyone ready?  this is the exact time :

 

PROVINCE/TERRITORY

LOCAL TESTING TIME

Alberta*

1:55 PM MST

British Columbia

1:55 PM PST

Manitoba

1:55 PM CST

New Brunswick

10:55 AM AST

Northwest Territories

9:55 AM MST

Nova Scotia

1:55 PM AST

Newfoundland and Labrador

10:55 AM NST

Nunavut

2:00 PM EST

Ontario

12:55 PM EST

Prince Edward Island

12:55 PM AST

Quebec

1:55 PM EST

Saskatchewan

1:55 PM CST

Yukon

1:55 PM PDT

stevenanto
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

@softech Thank you for the times!

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