https://www.canada.ca/en/radio-tele...place-during-emergency-preparedness-week.html News release On May 7 and May 9, 2018, test alerts will be distributed in Canada on compatible mobile devices and on television and radio April 30th, 2018 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Wireless and broadcasting service providers will conduct a nationwide public alerting test during Emergency Preparedness Week, which is from May 6 to 12. During this process, every compatible mobile device connected to an LTE (long-term evolution) network in the targeted provinces and territory will receive the test alert. These will also be distributed on television and radio in the same regions. Since April 6, 2018, all wireless service providers must distribute public emergency alert messages on their LTE networks. The public alerting tests are an opportunity for Canadians to become familiar with how public alert messages will be delivered to their mobile devices, including the tone and vibration cadence that will distinguish them from regular text messages. The alert messages will be identified as tests and will not require Canadians to take steps to secure their safety. The tests will be carried out according to the following schedule: May 7th Ontario 1:55 PM (EDT) Quebec 9:55 AM (EDT) May 9th Yukon 1:30 PM (PST) Northwest Territories 1:55 PM (MDT) Alberta 1:55 PM (MDT) British-Colombia 1:55 PM (PDT) Saskatchewan 1:55 PM (CST) Manitoba 1:55 PM (CDT) Newfoundland & Labrador 1:55 PM (NDT) Nova Scotia 1:55 PM (ADT) Prince Edward Island 1:55 PM (ADT) New-Brunswick 6:55 PM (ADT) To learn more about test alerts and to find out if a cellphone is capable of receiving emergency alerts, Canadians can visit Alert Ready.