Special Events and Articles

Alert Ready

On May 7, Alert Ready (Canada’s national alerting system) conducted a test of its notification system, which encompasses radio, television and text alerts.  Text alerting of compatible cell phones is a recent addition to the system and had never been publicly tested.  The first public tests of the text alerting feature in Quebec and Ontario on May 7 were not entirely successful – many people with compatible cell phones did not receive the test alert.  According to the Alert Ready website, all partners are working together to identify the cause.  Information will be provided regarding any future tests.