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Emergency Test Alert to Hit Cellphones on May 4: Here are the Times

The federal government is set to hold another Alert Ready test on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The Alert Ready test will hit TV, radio and wireless devices connected to LTE networks. The system periodically conducts tests to alert Canadians on how the emergency alerts system works in the event of life-threatening situations. The test messages...

Canada Testing Emergency Wireless Alerts on Wednesday, May 5 [Update]

Select provinces and territories are set to receive a test emergency wireless alert on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 (Update: Not the 4th as previously reported; #needmorecoffee). The public alerting tests will exclude Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Nunavut. The emergency alerts will take place on TV, radio and mobile devices connected to LTE and 5G...

PSA: Wireless Public Alerting Tests Coming Wednesday, Nov. 25 [Update]

Earlier this month we told you the next Alert Ready emergency alerting system was set to test wireless alerts on November 25, 2020. Today, the CRTC has reminded Canadians the wireless public alerting tests will still be taking place on Wednesday, but except for Nunavut. Alert Ready tests will be taking place on TV, radio...

Next Emergency Test Alert Hits Your Cellphone Nov. 25: Check Local Times Here

Canada’s Alert Ready emergency alerting system is set to launch another wireless test alert, coming up on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Alerts will also be broadcast on TV and radio. A loud and distinctive tone (known as the scariest sound in peoplekind) will be played on compatible wireless devices connected to LTE networks at the...

How to Opt Out of the Wireless Emergency Test Alert Coming on May 8

Next week, the Alert Ready Emergency Alert System will perform a test on May 8, 2019. The test will occur on TV, radio and compatible wireless devices, such an iPhone 5 or newer. If your smartphone has a connection to an LTE network, most likely you will receive the test alert, which includes a distinctive...

Canada’s Wireless Test Alert Freaked People Out Again; Opt Out Not Possible

Canada’s Alert Ready system has been preparing Canadians for yet another wireless test alert, which finally started rolling out today, November 28, 2018. Of course, the alerts again scared the heck out of people. https://twitter.com/CRTCeng/status/1067802841153241088 The wireless test alerts started at 1:55PM local time (2:55PM in Quebec), so those on the east coast had their...

Saanich Peninsula Alert Launches for Text, Phone, Email Emergency Notifications

Safety alerts have launched today for three municipalities on the Saanich Peninsula, located north of Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia. Sidney, North Saanich and Central Saanich have launched Saanich Peninsula Alert today, a joint safety alerts system for residents, “designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to residents and stakeholders who...