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

 

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart questioning Public Safety Minister Mike Farnsworth in the Legislative Assembly. (video screenshot)

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart calls on government to start using emergency alerts

Tegart pointed out that other provinces have used the system hundreds of times

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart questioning Public Safety Minister Mike Farnsworth in the Legislative Assembly. (video screenshot)
The Alertable app is available for free and can be a source of emergency information. (Alertable app image)

Hope emergency group holding info session for Alertable app

Alertable sends out sounds and text to users when an emergency is in their location

The Alertable app is available for free and can be a source of emergency information. (Alertable app image)
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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

(Black Press Media files)
The yellow areas are the properties surrounding Nicomen island that will receive an evacuation alert. FVRD image.

High water levels prompt evacuation alert for properties along the Fraser River

Mission’s gauge read 5.52 metres at 10:18 a.m. this morning, June 25

The yellow areas are the properties surrounding Nicomen island that will receive an evacuation alert. FVRD image.
A photo released by the Fraser Valley Regional District showing the areas at risk of flooding.

Flood emergency and evacuation order issued for Dogwood Valley

28 properties at risk due to heavy rains, residents told to leave immediately

A photo released by the Fraser Valley Regional District showing the areas at risk of flooding.