In Canada, testing a new alert system for emergency situations

Emergency Alert Test Takes Place Monday

"It's not something you get a choice on, it's not something that you get if your phone is turned off, it's all devices that are on and enabled at the time of the alert and are in an LTE area", said Tom Sampson, chief of the Calgary emergency management agency.

Valladao said that in a code sequence that was entered manually by a Pelmorex employee, a space was included incorrectly, which prevented the system from sending the message in Quebec through wireless phones.

Emergency Management B.C. said last month alerts will initially be issued for tsunami threats only, but the province is considering future expansion of the Alert Ready system to include other hazards and emergencies.

The tests are being conducted after the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ordered wireless providers to implement the system to distribute warnings of imminent safety threats such as tornadoes, floods, Amber Alerts or terrorist threats.

So, remember when wireless public alerts were supposed to save the day in the case of an emergency? The rest of Canada is scheduled to receive test alerts on Wednesday.

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

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Radio and TV stations will also run the tests.

But Blanchet said those alerts have been in place for app users since 2015, and that Monday's wireless testing is different.

Unlike emergency alerts used in the United States, the canadian system requires a specific rate of vibration, a warning signal and banner to notify users about an emergency.

Representatives from wireless carriers BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. said they were investigating why some customers did not receive the test alert.

It will be happening at 1:55 p.m. when school is in session.

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