VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C – Canada’s new public alert system found some problematic areas in it’s test yesterday.   

Emergency Alert Ready sent out an a tone that sounded like an ambulance, an eight-second vibration, and a text alert saying that it was just a test.

Although many British Columbians received the alerts, many others did not.

According to a press release from Emergency Management BC, those results were similar across the country.

The test is an opportunity to find these issues in the system before a real emergency.

The next step in the process is to address those problems before the official launch of the expanded Alert system in June of this year.

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