Canada’s emergency notification system to be tested Wednesday

In Alberta, the test will happen at 1:55 p.m. and will be heard on Radio, TV and your cellphone



A test of the National Public Alerting System will take place later this week.

On Wednesday, May 5, Canadians in certain parts of the province will receive a notification on their phones, television, over the radio and other compatible mobile devices connected to a long-term evolution (LTE) or a newer wireless network (5G).

The system is used to notify Canadians of emergencies such as natural disasters and Amber Alerts.

Canadians who do receive a test alert will be notified that it’s a test and will not have to take any action.

Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Nunavut will not be a part of Wednesday’s test.

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