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Work to be done on Canada’s alert system

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Work to be done on Canada’s alert system

Date: 05/16/2018 | Source: http://globalnews.ca

Many have been confused and frustrated by the emergency alert tests and its first true alert across Canada recently. Global News reported, "As an Amber Alert sounded for a missing boy in Ontario on Monday, some mobile users questioned the effectiveness of the country’s new wireless emergency alert system, while others complained about receiving the messages in the first place." There is definitely still work to do on the alert system. The good news, however, is that the missing boy was found safe. 

As Amber Alert sounds across Ontario, full re-testing of Canada’s new mobile alert system months away

OTTAWA – As an Amber Alert sounded for a missing boy in Ontario on Monday, some mobile users questioned the effectiveness of the country’s new wireless emergency alert system, while others complained about receiving the messages in the first place. The authentic alert, issued by police who were searching for an eight-year-old boy north of Thunder Bay, Ont., came one week after tests of the Alert Ready system failed to reach large numbers of mobile service subscribers and as service providers and emergency officials tried to unravel what went wrong during the nation-wide preview.

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