B.C. RCMP send 1st active shooter emergency alert after updating policy following Nova Scotia shooting squib

The RCMP in B.C. sent an emergency text alert for the first time on Thursday, having updated its policy around using the system after the deadly mass shooting that left 22 dead in Nova Scotia last year. Police sent the text alert to several thousand people in the Vanderhoof, B.C., area around midday in response to reports of a man with a long gun targeting the RCMP detachment. The concern, RCMP said, was that the suspect had a vehicle and was driving through the community. The alert said there w
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