OPP confirms shelter in place only in Wiikwemkoong after emergency alert creates confusion

Ontario Provincial Police say the shelter in place advisory is isolated to just Wiikwemkoong on Manitoulin Island after emergency and civil alerts sent out across the northeast caused confusion and worry.

OPP Sgt. Carlo Berardi told CTV News in a phone interview Wednesday morning, the threat of an “armed and dangerous” man is contained to the unceded First Nation territory.

Berardi said the Alert Ready system does not allow police to send the warnings out to individual communities, which is why people off the island also received the alerts.

As the shelter in place advisory continues Wednesday, Wiikwemkoong students are being given the day off from school.

FULL STORY: https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/opp-confirms-shelter-in-place-only-in-wiikwemkoong-after-emergency-alert-creates-confusion-1.6087327




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