Emergency alert system

B.C. Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 11, 2022. Farnworth says an automated alert system will be in place in June to notify residents of dangerously high temperatures like last year’s fatal heat dome. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Emergency alert system in B.C. to be in place for extreme heat in June: minister

Nearly 600 people died from heat-related deaths last June


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Alert ready system test coming for B.C., Alberta, Yukon this afternoon

Cell phones across B.C. will ring out at 1:55 p.m. for the test


Tractors are seen in a flooded field in Abbotsford, B.C., Thursday, November 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. set to use Alert Ready system when next storm strikes in days ahead

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth announced plans to use the system during a Sunday briefing


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B.C. to test emergency alert system on cell phones, TVs, radios on Wednesday

The alert is part of a twice yearly test of the national Alert Ready system

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