New national emergency alert system fails first test

New national emergency alert system fails first test

"The objective of a test alert is to comprehensively verify all system components so that in the case of a real threat to life situation, there is confidence the emergency alerts will be distributed successfully".

There was no signal in Quebec and it was being blamed on a space that was incorrectly included in the coding.

EDMONTON-Cellphones across the country will ring out this week as provincial and territorial agencies test a new alert system for Emergency Preparedness Week. The rest of Canada is scheduled to receive test alerts on Wednesday.

The test alert, broadcast by Canadian wireless service providers, is created to appear on all mobile devices, such as phones, tablets and smartwatches that are connected to a 4G LTE network and have wireless public alert software installed.

Pelmorex, the system provider in charge of managing the wireless device alerts, is working to correct the problem as soon as possible, said Thomas Blanchet, spokesperson for Quebec's Public Security Ministry.

The test alert will emit a loud noise, that may startle students.

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Depending on your settings, your phone will either make a sound like a siren or vibrate for eight seconds.

Also in Ontario, alerts were expected to be broadcast on TV and radio but in some cases they were not seen on TV screens.

Wireless alerts will provide instructions for a safe response to an emergency.

In Manitoba, the province's Emergency Measures Organization and Environment and Climate Change Canada alone have the authority to issue the alerts.

In Canada, warnings about emergencies are not text or SMS messages, and distributed using the so-called technology of cell broadcast. The messages can't be tracked by service providers so they can't tell who has or has not received the alert, the CRTC said. The nation-wide system was tested in Ontario and Quebec, but only some phones got the message.

Albertans can expect to get notifications at 1:55 p.m. local time.

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