Hey @ justme65 ,
Please kindly note that "Emergency alerts" are always enabled by default and this is a security alert that you are unable to turn off as it is there to keep you safe and notify you of any threats (Extreme or Severe) in the area.
Check the emergency alert settings by following the below steps
Messages >> 3 dots in the top right corner >> settings >> Emergency alert settings >> Emergency alerts
Either way - Emergency Alerts are there for a REASON - If you don't want to be disturbed at night - Turn your phone Off.
"violated"? You feel "violated"... Really? 🙄
How about a child that is taken... That IS VIOLATED.
In Canada, all alerts are Presidential alerts and cannot be blocked. The "Emergency alerts" settings do work in the United States because they don't send anything and everything as a Presidential alert.
I wish Canada followed the US system.
The implication that you cannot own a cellphone in Canada without the government having a direct line of communication with every device which cannot be turned off. Borderline violation in principle.
However, it was sent in English first and then French after. So rather than 2 alerts, we got 4. They still need to fix that.
- Came back from a trip recently? Self-isolate yourself.
-Stay home when possible. Protect yourself and your community.
-Vous revenez de voyage? Isolez-vous.
-Restez à la maison autant que possible. Protégez-vous ainsi que votre communauté.
More info/plus d'informations:
www.[whatever ON's govt COVID site is]
There, problem solutionned. Where's my paycheck?