Saskatchewan Emergency Alert

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About this app

SaskAlert is the Government of Saskatchewan's emergency public alerting program that provides critical information on emergencies in real time, so you can take action to protect yourself, your family and your property.

Key features of the SaskAlert App include:
• alerts for life-threatening and developing situations
• alerts targeted for locations you are interested in
• a Follow Me feature to receive alerts near your current location
• geographical alert area shown on a map
• alerts can be easily shared on social media, and by email and text message
• alert details include informative emergency descriptions, impacted areas and instructions on how to remain safe
• easy to setup and use
• accessibility features allow full use by people with different abilities

An emergency alert issued through SaskAlert will:
• let you know what the emergency is;
• let you know where it is happening;
• provide instructions for you to follow to stay safe;
• and advise you when the incident is over.

Alerts can be issued by Government of Saskatchewan ministries, crowns and agencies, local governing jurisdictions and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).

Government of Saskatchewan Ministries, Crowns, agencies of the province, local governing jurisdictions, and policing agencies issue alerts for their areas of responsibility when emergency events are occurring that have the potential to affect life and safety.

ECCC issue severe weather alerts such as:
• 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
Updated on
Oct 9, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App activity and App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.14K reviews
A Google user
April 23, 2020
Edit: Critical emergency alerts will turn your volume all the way up and play through earbuds or headphones at well above the maximum recommended level, there appears to be no way to avoid this, and it is painful. The app is easy to setup and use. I appreciate the warnings and like that I can take a quick glance or get more details as I need.
30 people found this review helpful
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Government of Saskatchewan
April 24, 2020
Thank you for your comments Angela. We'd like to apologize again for the inconvenience of the alert tone while using earbuds and are appreciative of your words and feedback. We hope you continue to use and enjoy the SasAlert app.
August 19, 2020
Solid app to keep you informed about possible threats of nature and now even missing persons so everyone can know and help if possible even if they don't keep up with the news or listen to the radio. Some alerts don't load properly and a proper description is sometimes missing. Very useful. Only downside, as far as I know this app does have to be sought out. I had to personally install it. I think it should come pre-installed on new phones in SK but can be uninstalled if desired.
15 people found this review helpful
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Government of Saskatchewan
August 20, 2020
Thank you for your feedback TheoXne. We appreciate you taking the time to provide a review on the app. We can pass those comments regarding the quality of the alert information to the issuers of the alerts. At this time the SaskAlert is an optional app. We hope you continue to use and enjoy the app.
A Google user
November 16, 2019
The app's pretty good for knowing about bad weather. However, instead of having one notification at the beginning of a weather event, or a non-dismissals notification for the duration (like how Google Play Music pins a song at the top of your screen when the app loses focus), it spams notifications every half hour or so. Otherwise pretty good.
5 people found this review helpful
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Government of Saskatchewan
November 22, 2019
Thank you for your review and feedback Elia. We are always working to improve the SaskAlert app. We have been working with Environment Canada to improve the alerts sent on weather events since they are the ones that issue those alerts. Hope you continue to use and recommend our app.

What's new

• Improvements to how alert descriptions are displayed
• Improved layout of information in a notification message
• Control the volume of the alert tone when Override Silent Mode is enabled
• Other minior improvements and fixes