The federal wireless alert system was tested on Wednesday, November 28, at 1.55 p.m. In Kitimat, the Northern Sentinel visited the Snowflake Seniors’ Centre to check on how many people received the alert.
Donna Schwarz, Barb Knapton and Pearl Lennox were playing a round of mahjong when the system was tested. Of the three, however, only Pearl received an alert.
The federal government advised people who did not receive the alert to visit www.alertready.ca to ensure their devices are wireless public-alerting compatible.