Alberta Alert Ready notification test deemed an overall success, despite glitches

Alberta Alert Ready notification test deemed an overall success, despite glitches

"This test was very successful in terms of new technology, new way to alert people", said Duane McKay, Assistant Deputy Minister and Commissioner of Emergency Management and Fire Safety.

Meanwhile, in Atlantic Canada, Pelmorex, the company that operates the alert system, said in a statement that wireless carriers confirmed the test messages were distributed across their networks.

The Alert Ready system is created to deliver critical and potentially life-saving information from federal, provincial and territorial governments on everything from fires to terror attacks.

She says depending on the type of alert, this could mean leaving the area or staying in your home.

Nova Scotian cell phones are expected to beep and buzz at 1:55 p.m Wednesday as a test of the Alert Ready system is sent out.

Tests were attempted in Ontario and Quebec on Monday.

While there are no additional mobile tests slated for this province, further tests via television and radio broadcasts are scheduled for June, September and December.

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"Pelmorex will issue a report in approximately a month about the results of the test for all provinces in Canada, including some aspects of how the system test was received in Newfoundland and Labrador", wrote a department spokesperson in an email.

Social media was abuzz with the late - and in some cases, nonexistent - alert.

"I think this was a very important test", Mason said.

"Each system reaches the public in different ways, which allows us to reach as many people as possible, as quickly as possible in an emergency", said Julia Harvie-Shemko, director of communications and strategic planning.

It's been about a month since all mobile service providers needed to distribute wireless emergency alerts on their LTE networks.

For those who did receive the alert in Vancouver, it looked similar to this.

But not everyone's phone sounded the alarm.

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