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UAV Helps Search-and-Rescue Crew with Successful Mission

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been credited with helping to locate five missing persons at a ski resort in British Columbia. According to a report from CTVNews, Kamloops Search and Rescue (KSAR) – a volunteer rescue group based in [Read More]

Federal Program for Search-and-Rescue UAVs Kicks off in B.C.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 12, 2016

A one-year pilot project for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in search and rescue (SAR) is kicking off in British Columbia. Naomi Yamamoto, the minister of state for emergency preparedness, has announced the Emergency Management BC’s endorsement of [Read More]

British Columbia Man Convicted, Fined for ‘Harassing Wildlife’ with UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 24, 2016

The Conservation Officer Service (COS), a Canadian government organization based out of North Vancouver, British Columbia, has convicted a Vancouver Island man for “harassing nesting eagles” with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) last year. According to a Facebook news post [Read More]

Drones Brought in for Cattle Ranching Project in BC

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 20, 2016

Dr. John Church, British Columbia’s regional innovation chair in cattle industry sustainability, has partnered with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and Golden BC’s Kingsclere Ranch on a project that implements drones for precision ranching. Church is the lead researcher [Read More]

British Columbia Becomes Latest Province to Ban Drones in Hunting

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 22, 2016

British Columbia has made it illegal for people to operate or possess a drone – or use data obtained by a drone – while they are on a hunting or trapping expedition. The announcement was made today by Steve Thomson, [Read More]