Emergency alert system

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Alert ready system test coming for B.C. this afternoon

Cell phones across B.C. will ring out at 1:55 p.m. for the test

 

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Candles with messages from Shaelene Bell’s two boys were lit during her celebration of life at Sandpiper Resort on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Bell’s mother Alina Durham is urging people to write to Canada’s Governor General Mary Simon asking for a bill to be passed to help create Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

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B.C. Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 11, 2022. Farnworth says an automated alert system will be in place in June to notify residents of dangerously high temperatures like last year’s fatal heat dome. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

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B.C. Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 11, 2022. Farnworth says an automated alert system will be in place in June to notify residents of dangerously high temperatures like last year’s fatal heat dome. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Alert ready system test coming for B.C., Alberta, Yukon this afternoon

Cell phones across B.C. will ring out at 1:55 p.m. for the test

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Central Saanich, North Saanich and Sidney are encouraging residents to sign up for the Saanich Peninsula Alert system, which notifies residents and visitors of critical emergency information, including impending hazards. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tsunami advisory triggers approximately 900 Saanich Peninsula Alert signups

System pushed out approximately 21,000 notifications following volcano eruption

Central Saanich, North Saanich and Sidney are encouraging residents to sign up for the Saanich Peninsula Alert system, which notifies residents and visitors of critical emergency information, including impending hazards. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vic-Alert informs subscribers of major emergencies or disasters that could affect city of Victoria locations and residents. They include wide threats such as tsunamis, local incidents such as gas leaks, and neighbourhood-specific concerns such as an evacuation order. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria municipalities advocate for local emergency alert systems

Reminders follow Jan. 15 tsunami warning across the Pacific

Vic-Alert informs subscribers of major emergencies or disasters that could affect city of Victoria locations and residents. They include wide threats such as tsunamis, local incidents such as gas leaks, and neighbourhood-specific concerns such as an evacuation order. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tractors are seen in a flooded field in Abbotsford, B.C., Thursday, November 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. set to use Alert Ready system when next storm strikes in days ahead

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth announced plans to use the system during a Sunday briefing

Tractors are seen in a flooded field in Abbotsford, B.C., Thursday, November 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. is conducting an emergency alert test on Nov. 25 at 1:55 p.m. (Black Press Media File photo)

Expect B.C.-wide emergency alert system test Wednesday afternoon

The message will be broadcast at 1:55 p.m. on Nov. 25.

B.C. is conducting an emergency alert test on Nov. 25 at 1:55 p.m. (Black Press Media File photo)
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B.C. to test emergency alert system on cell phones, TVs, radios on Wednesday

The alert is part of a twice yearly test of the national Alert Ready system

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