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Glitches reported as emergency alert testing resumes across Canada

The same problems that affected Ontario on Monday are being seen across the country as tests continue.
An emergency alert was sent to millions of Canadians on Wednesday, but not everyone received the message.

Operators of Canada’s new emergency alert system say they are learning from failed tests earlier this week in Ontario and Quebec, although reports of countrywide tests on Wednesday had mixed results.

Alert Ready officials say they are working to resolve glitches in the system following problems in Quebec and Ontario on Monday.

The company behind the system said the first alert test on Wednesday in Newfoundland and Labrador worked. “Wireless service providers have verified that the test message was successfully distributed across their LTE wireless networks in the province,” reads an emailed statement sent on behalf of Pelmorex.

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