qathet Regional District will Test the Community Notification System on Thursday, May 9 at 2:00 pm.

qathet, BC – A routine test of the Community Notification System is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 2:00 pm. This test will ensure the System can deliver notifications and instructions to residents and visitors across the region in the event of an emergency. Each test message will clearly state, “This is only a TEST,” and that no action is required.


Residents and visitors of the qathet region, Tla’amin Nation, and the City of Powell River are encouraged to sign up or log in to the Community Notification System and manage personal information before the test. For assistance with registration or questions about how the service, individuals can contact staff at 604-485-2260, or email


There is no fee to register, and you can do this online by visiting the qathet Regional Emergency Services website at


The qathet Regional Emergency Preparedness Program emphasizes the importance of staying well-informed during emergencies. In times of crisis, timely and accurate information can mean the difference between safety and harm, making it imperative for individuals to remain updated and aware of unfolding events.

To assist information sharing with residents and visitors, the Program utilizes a mass notification tool known as the Community Notification System. This system enables emergency management personnel to promptly communicate potentially life-saving information, such as Evacuation Alerts and Orders, to registered individuals through various channels, including email, voice calls, and text messages.


About the qathet Regional District:

The qathet Regional District serves the rural areas from Lund to sḵelhp (Saltery Bay), the City of Powell River, Texada Island, Savary Island, and Lasqueti Island. The qRD provides some services, through contract, to Tla’amin Nation. To learn more, please visit