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Emergency alert test goes Wednesday

Don’t be alarmed Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency Management BC will be conducting a province-wide test of the BC Emergency Alerting System.

At 1:58 p.m., you’ll hear an alert tone through the radio and television followed by a message explaining the test.

This is part of a new Canada-wide system that allows government officials to put out public safety alerts through broadcasters.

Protective Services Coordinator Howie Siemens says this is new to the province.

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The alert system is meant for large disasters, or emergencies.

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