Public Safety Alerts


North Shore Emergency Management uses Alertable to send out alerts for emergencies such as severe weather, natural disasters, industrial hazards, and transportation/marine spills.

Alertable is free, and used by government organizations across Canada for public emergency alerts, ranging from local emergencies, to road incidents, to weather warnings. You’ll also receive an alert if you need to evacuate, shelter-in-place, or if there is an Amber Alert. Notifications are fast, reliable, and easy to see and hear.

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Once signed up, you will receive notifications on your cellphone by text (SMS), home phone, or email. You may customize your settings, choosing your preferences for critical alerts and advisory alerts. To receive alerts for the North Shore, select the 3 different North Shore municipalities when signing up:

  • West Vancouver
  • District of North Vancouver
  • City of North Vancouver

Alert Ready

Alertable differs from the provincial system, Alert Ready, which is reserved for large-scale emergencies and does not require downloading an app.

Alert Ready is a Canada-wide system that allows government officials in each province and territory to issue emergency alerts through compatible wireless devices and major television and radio broadcasters. It is not necessary to subscribe to Alert Ready; alerts will be broadcast without a subscription and at no cost to ensure the maximum number of people receive alerts. In British Columbia, Alert Ready will only be used in the event of a potential tsunami, Amber Alert, or civil emergency.