GNWT to test NWT Alert Ready

Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (September 19, 2016) The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will issue a live test of NWT Alert Ready, the public alerting system for the Northwest Territories, on September 21, 2016 at 9:55am,

Residents may see and hear the public alert test on radio stations and cable networks across the NWT.

NWT Alert Ready is being developed by the GNWT in cooperation with local broadcasters to provide public alerts to NWT residents during emergencies and disasters. It is part of the national public alerting system “Alert Ready”. Further testing will continue over the next several months to confirm functionality and reliability of the system.

For more information on public alerting and the Alert Ready system visit or contact Municipal and Community Affairs at (867) 767-9161.