Test of alert no­ti­fi­ca­tion a suc­cess

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

The City of Char­lot­te­town re­ports its test no­ti­fi­ca­tion through the alert sys­tem that was sent out on May 10 reached more than 3,000 sub­scribers to the de­vice of their choice.

The test was done as part of emer­gency pre­pared­ness week.

Prior to the test, the city ran an aware­ness cam­paign through ra­dio, me­dia re­leases, print ads and so­cial me­dia.

By the end of the week-long aware­ness cam­paign, the city says it had in­creased sub­scrip­tions to the Char­lot­te­town Alert Sys­tem by 16.2 per cent.

A neigh­bour­hood-spe­cific test may be con­ducted later in the year to test the evac­u­a­tion pro­to­col with tar­geted mes­sag­ing to a sec­tion of the city. A door-todoor cam­paign will also be­gin by the end of the month.

Wayne Thi­bodeau, re­gional man­ag­ing editor, is pleased to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Stu­art Neatby as po­lit­i­cal jour­nal­ist at The Guardian.

A na­tive of South Granville, Prince Ed­ward Is­land, Stu has spent the last 18 years liv­ing else­where in Canada, most re­cently in Vancouver and Prince Ge­orge, B.C. Stu was a free­lance writer while liv­ing in the Mar­itimes, writ­ing for pub­li­ca­tions such...

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