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Canadians will receive emergency alerts via mobile devices starting this week


OTTAWA and GATINEAU - All wireless service providers must be ready and able to distribute wireless public emergency alert messages on their LTE networks in Canada by April 6, as was directed by the CRTC.Emergency alert messages are issued by federal, provincial and territorial governments and emergency management officials to warn the public of imminent threats, such as fires, tornadoes, floods, water contamination and Amber Alerts.Alerts received via mobile devices will contain the same alert tone as those distributed from the radio or television, plus trigger a unique vibration cadence.  They will also include the information Canadians need for any...