Test of alert notification a success
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...