Brace Yourself For Your Phone Blaring When Canada's Alert System Is Tested This Week
Brace yourself, an Alert Ready Canada test is happening soon across the country and it will cause your phone to blare.
This notification will come through phones as well as on the TV and the radio.
Alert Ready system will be tested across Canada
The alert will happen everywhere in Canada except Nunavut on November 25.
A test message will sound off in B.C. at 1:55 p.m. PST, in Alberta at 1:55 p.m. MST, in Northwest Territories at 9:55 a.m. MST, in Yukon at 1:55 p.m. MST, in Saskatchewan at 1:55 p.m. CST and in Manitoba at 1:55 p.m. CST.
Further east, the alert will come through in Ontario at 12:55 p.m. EST, in Quebec at 1:55 p.m. EST, in New Brunswick at 10:55 a.m. AST, in Nova Scotia at 1:55 p.m. AST, in P.E.I. at 12:55 p.m. AST and in Newfoundland & Labrador at 10:55 a.m. NST.
According to The Weather Network, tests like this are done regularly to improve the system and make sure it works for when there's a life-threatening situation.
As of November 12, a total of 173 emergency alert messages have gone out in Canada this year with the most happening in Ontario.
Those notifications can be for things like tornados, public safety theatres, missing children, wildfires and floods.