Flooding caused a road closure on Northwest Bay Road in Nanoose Bay in 2018. (News Bulletin file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo urges residents to sign up for new emergency alert system

RDN aligns its alert technology with Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum Beach

Emergencies happen and the Regional District of Nanaimo is making new technology accessible to help residents be the first to know.

The RDN announced in a press release that as of this week, it has moved to a new emergency and information alert system. The Voyent Alert system, already used by the City of Nanaimo, City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach, will alert residents via an app, text message, voice call or e-mail in case of emergencies such as extreme weather or wildfires. Residents, if they wish, can also opt to keep tabs on “day-to-day communications such as … public notices for recreation and parks alerts, watermain flushing and more,” the release noted.

The RDN said Voyent Alert allows users to receive alerts for multiple locations, for example, home, school and work.

“Enhancing our communications with a new alert system allows the public various ways to receive direct and timely information from the RDN regarding emergencies and our services throughout the region” said Ian Thorpe, RDN chairman, in the release. “We strongly encourage the public to sign up.”

The region’s previous emergency notification alert system will no longer be used after Oct. 1. To sign up for the new system or to find out more, visit http://rdn.bc.ca/voyent-alert.

For more information, call 250-390-4111, toll-free at 1-877-607-4111, or e-mail emergencyservices@rdn.bc.ca.

READ ALSO: City of Nanaimo to issue alert as it moves to new emergency information system


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Nanaimo Regional District

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Ferry riders say lower fares are what’s most needed to improve service

Provincial government announces findings of public engagement process

COVID-19 isn’t cancelling this year’s Tour de Rock

Alumni riders will cycle relay sections in their own communities

POLL: Can B.C. hold a provincial election safely during a pandemic?

Can B.C. hold a provincial election safely during a pandemic?… Continue reading

Trail proposed to connect Cedar and Yellow Point

Regional director says project fits with active transportation goals

Woodgrove Centre posts plans to make masks and temperature checks mandatory

Mall advises in letter to customers that rules will come into effect Monday, Sept. 21

Protesters march in Nanaimo, calling for greater protection of forests and watersheds

March for the Forests happened downtown on Friday afternoon

Nanaimo residents ticketed for putting out garbage bins the night before pickup

Conservation officers say they issued seven tickets this week, as warnings weren’t having an impact

Accused in Makayla Chang’s murder sees next court date in October

Steven Michael Bacon faces first-degree murder charge in killing of Nanaimo teen

Regional District of Nanaimo looks to create its own flag

Staff created makeshift flag earlier this year for a conference that ended up getting cancelled

Nanaimo senior defrauded out of $14,000 in ‘grandson scam’

80-year-old victim was told her grandson was out-of-province and in legal trouble

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Conservation officers free fawn stuck in fence in Nanaimo

Fawn was uninjured after getting caught in fence in Hammond Bay area Wednesday

Beefs & Bouquets, Sept. 16

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com

One person dead in two-vehicle accident in North Island

Highway 19A was closed for several hours north of Courtenay following the crash

Most Read