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New Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test – May 9 at 1:55 p.m.

New Nationwide Emergency Alert System

On April 6, the wireless emergency alert system, Alert Ready, was introduced across Canada. Now, if you have a smartphone that meets the criteria, anytime a critical alert is issued you will receive a text to your phone with a ‘shortened’ version of the issued alert. The SaskAlert app will give you access to the longer version of the alert as well as Emergency Advisory Alerts.  All municipal and provincial  residents are encouraged to download the free SaskAlert app.

A province wide test of all alerting platforms – radio, TV, apps, website and text alerting – will happen on May 9 at 1:55 p.m. during Emergency Preparedness Week.  Visit saskalert.ca

Controlled Burns – Remember to Call!

The Municipality has Fire Protection Agreements with the Village of Lipton and the Village of Dysart.

The residents of the Municipality are required to call the Provincial Emergency Communications Centre prior to burning.  The Communications Centre informs the appropriate Fire Department of the location of the controlled burn, and should a person, motorist, neighbor see the fire or smoke and call 911 relating to the issue, the local Fire Departments will be aware that it is a controlled burn and not respond.

Should the controlled burn not be reported to the Provincial Emergency Communications Centre and the Fire Department respond, the property owner will be invoiced for the call out and it takes the Fire Department  out of commission for another emergency should one arise.

So, to make life easier, please call the Provincial Emergency Communications Centre when you are carrying out a controlled burn.

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