Alert Ready Test November 17, 2021

On November 17, 2021, provincial and territorial emergency officials with the exception of British Columbia and the Northwest Territories, conducted tests of Alert Ready, Canada’s National Public Alert System. These alerts were sent via radio, television, LTE compatible wireless devices, and other third-party emergency alert products such as Alertable. The one-way broadcast nature of most Alert Ready […]

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Alertable Events: Lightning

Alertable uses the list of events created for the Canadian Profile of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP-CP). This event list includes many different types of emergency-related events, outside the most commonly known events like weather, fires, and floods. We’re looking for your feedback on other events to include in Alertable, so please let us know […]

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Know the difference between wildfire evacuation alerts and evacuation orders

In Canada, and elsewhere in the world, communities are facing a record-setting wildfire season in 2021. In the province of British Columbia alone, as of August there have been 1275 fires recorded, scorching more than 5,800 square kilometres. Already two entire communities have been destroyed. In these conditions, it is crucial to understand the difference […]

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Alertable improvements to Heat Warnings

The summer of 2021 has started out with record high temperatures and heat warnings across the country.  With this increase in high temps comes dangers for those who work outside and those indoors who lack air conditioning. Environment Canada uses a fairly complicated set of criteria to determine when the temperatures in a region of […]

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Stay safe working from home

During the COVID-19 pandemic, tens of millions of people globally have been forced into their homes and asked to work remotely. For many, this is their first extended experience with work-from-home. When our homes become our places of work, emergency preparedness is more than a good idea—it is a work responsibility. Even as pandemic restrictions […]

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Alertable Events: Beach Closures

Alertable uses the list of events created for the Canadian Profile of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP-CP). npas.ca/cap-cp/  This event list includes many different types of emergency-related events, including the most commonly known events like weather, fires, and floods. We’re looking for your feedback on other events to include in Alertable, so please let us […]

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Celebrate Pride without Comprising Safety!

What is Pride Month? Photo credit: UCalgary Celebrated across the country every June, LGBTQ+ Pride Month is a time to celebrate people of all sexual and gender identities, accepting people for who they are. Yet, there is much more to Pride Month than just parades and parties. Pride Month is a time to remember the […]

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Use technology to conduct head counts in a fraction of the time and with greater accuracy

Accounting for staff when emergencies happen in the workplace can be cumbersome, confusing and sometimes inaccurate depending on the situation. Most organizations rely on manual procedures and pen and paper to account for staff at assembly points, which can be error prone and inefficient. Unintentionally marking someone present when they were not or not marking […]

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How to stop getting AMBER Alerts on my Cell Phone

What is an AMBER alert?  An Amber alert occurs when a child, or adult with a proven mental or physical disability, is abducted and at risk of harm.  These alerts are sent through our national alert system,  Alert Ready, and are broadcast through television, radio and LTE smartphones.  The goal of an AMBER alert is […]

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How to clear cookies and history in your web browser?

Today we are going to show you how you can clear cookies, caches and history on various popularly used web browsers. But wait a minute, what are cookies really? Cookies are small files that websites put on your PC to store info about your preferences. They can improve your browsing experience by allowing sites to […]

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