EDMONTON — The Alberta government is improving its 15-year-old emergency public warning system by incorporating new technologies.
Municipal Affairs Minister Ray Danyluk says the system will gradually be upgraded to allow text, satellite and web-based advisories.
It will still use television and radio media as well.
The system is also used to put out Amber Alerts when a child has been abducted and is thought to be in immediate danger.
Alberta’s emergency public warning system was the first provincewide and local access public alert system in Canada.