New wireless Alert Ready system to be tested Wednesday to see if bugs have been fixed

Testing Wednesday in all of the Atlantic provinces will help determine if the bugs have been worked out with a new wireless Alert Ready system.

Residents of Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland and Labrador are scheduled to get a test alert on their wireless devices at 1:55 p.m. local time.

The New Brunswick government has issued a reminder to residents dealing with major flooding that an alert being sent in that province at 6:55 p.m. is only a test.

The system is designed to distribute warnings of imminent safety threats, such as tornadoes or floods, but a space in the coding prevented the alert from being sent to Quebec wireless devices in the first test Monday morning and only some devices in Ontario received the alert in a second test.