SaskAlert - Communities | SPSA


SaskAlert is the SPSA’s emergency public alerting program that provides critical information on emergencies in real time, so you can take action to protect your community. Information about the national public alerting system can be found at the bottom of the page.

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Agencies that can issue alerts and alert types

Alerts can be issued by: Environment Canada, Government of Saskatchewan ministries, Crowns and agencies as well as participating local governing jurisdictions.

Environment Canada:

  • Environment Canada (EC) is the lead agency responsible to issue all types and levels of weather-related alerts including advisories and special weather statements, watches and warnings.
  • SaskAlert will pick up EC weather alerts that have potential to affect life and safety, and will distribute them through SaskAlert.             
  • The EC weather alerts that SaskAlert carries are:
    • Tornado – watches and warnings
    • Any warnings issued for: blizzards, blowing snow, dust storms, extreme cold, freezing drizzle, freezing rain, heat and rainfall, severe thunderstorm, snowfall, wind and winter storm

Government of Saskatchewan: 

  • Ministries, Crowns and agencies of the province issue alerts for their areas of responsibility when emergency events are occurring that have the potential to affect life and safety.
  • Participants at the provincial level are:
    • Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency
    • Ministry of Environment
    • Ministry of Health
    • Ministry of Social Services
    • Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport
    • SaskPower/SaskTel/Water Security Agency

Policing Agencies: 

  • Policing agencies can issue province wide alerts to warn the public of imminent potential risk to their safety, child abductions and critical incidents.
  • Policing agencies are:
    • RCMP
    • Local police

Local Governing Jurisdictions: 

  • Local governing jurisdictions are:
    • Cities
    • Towns
    • Villages and Resort Villages
    • Rural municipalities
    • First Nation Communities

Participation in SaskAlert gives jurisdictions the ability to issue alerts about local emergency events to their residents, visitors and anyone passing through the areas. There is no cost to jurisdictions who would like to participate in the SaskAlert program. If you want to know if your jurisdiction is participating or going to participate in the SaskAlert program, please contact your municipal/First Nation administration office.

How to get an alert: 

  • SaskAlert Website
  • Broadcasters
    Radio and TV will also issue all critical alerts issued by federal, provincial and local alerting authorities
  • SaskAlert App
    Download the SaskAlert App:
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