Upgrade planned for public warning system

The Alberta government is improving its 15-year-old emergency public warning system by incorporating new technologies.

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.

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