Mar 04, 2017
By Bob Sheppard
There is an effort in Manitoba to create a Silver Alert System
It would be similar to the Amber Alert program, but instead of trying to locate a missing child, it would notify the public about a missing elderly person, someone with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, autism or Down Syndrome.
A motion put forward by Manitoba Member of the Legislature, Len Isleifson, calls for a change to the province’s Missing Persons Act.
Currently there is no such official program in Canada, but there is a citizen’s Silver Alert system in British Columbia.
The program monitors police information and issues alerts to its subscribers to watch for vulnerable missing people.