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
Did I miss something? I thought I mixed up my days but there was no Alert sent out either on cell phones or on TV? The lack of comment today leads me to believe no one else recieved it?
It's possible the test was cancelled in BC since a province-wide emergency declaration was in effect at noon Pacific time yesterday, almost 2 hours before the scheduled test at 1:55PM PST.