Why am I receiving an alert for a neighbouring province or territory?

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Messages received on a compatible wireless device for an event in a neighbouring province or territory is likely due to the device being connected to an LTE or 5G tower that is broadcasting the signal for the area under the alert. You may also be receiving the alert through an app such as The Weather Network or MétéoMédia, which both distribute alerts.  You may have your preferences set for alerts in other areas.

When an alert message is received on television or radio for an incident at a distance from your location, it could be due to the following:

  • The issuing government agency has determined it is relevant for your location, or
  • The television or radio signal is servicing a large area and every television and radio in that area is receiving the same message.