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Barriere is encouraging citizens to register with Voyent Alert!

As of June 21, 2022, the District of Barriere is now on the Voyent Alert!

“We are pleased to announce that we have chosen the Voyent Alert! Emergency Notification Service to keep residents informed during emergencies and times of crisis,” reports District of Barriere Corporate Officer Tasha Buchanan, “We want to get the word out to our citizens so they can sign up and be able to get speedy notification in case of an emergency in the area.”

Voyent Alert! is designed to help keep people safe and alert, but also informed of local events and disruptions that can reduce a person’s stress and help them to make better, more informed decisions. The system is designed to immediately notify those signed into it the moment a critical and potentially life-threatening incident occurs, such as when a fire breaks out close to your home, or when a major disaster occurs that requires evacuation of your current location.

The alerts can also contain essential safety information, including map directions of optimal evacuation routes. Voyent Alert! can also be used to notify District of Barriere residents about issues that impact where they live, such as changes to garbage pickup schedules for your neighbourhood, an accident that is causing severe traffic backups along a route you normally commute, or even a closure of a municipal facility.

Users of the system have the ability to define which communications they want to receive, on which devices, and for as many locations as the user requires. Registration is completely free, easy to do, and completely anonymous. You won’t have to worry about usernames, passwords, or the protection of your personal data.

The Voyent Alert! platform is designed to give you the power to choose which communications you want to receive, and you can opt in or out at any time.

No mobile phone or access to Internet? You can utilize access points either at a library, District administration services, or through a friend or family member.

If you live in Barriere and would like to learn more or register with Voyent Alert! go to: https://voyent-alert.com/ca/community/

You can also contact the District of Barriere for more formation about the program by calling 250-672-9751.

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