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Canada Puts ‘Sudden Regulations’ in Place for Hobbyist Drone Operators

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

Citing a tripling of “incidents” involving recreational drones since 2014, Transport Canada has introduced new rules for hobbyist unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators. According to a press release from Transport Canada, Marc Garneau, the minister of transport, announced the immediate [Read More]

Transport Canada Takes Steps Toward Growing Drone Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 21, 2016

Transport Canada is moving forward with a number of safety initiatives for drones. Kate Young, member of Parliament for London West and parliamentary secretary to the minister of transport, on behalf of Minister Marc Garneau, has outlined concrete steps that [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]

Staples Teams up with Canadian Drone Delivery Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 29, 2016

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC), a drone technology company based out of Vaughan, Ontario, has announced a collaboration with office supplies giant Staples Inc. Under the new partnership, the two companies plan to explore the feasibility of developing, implementing and commercializing [Read More]

Deveron UAS Issued Transport Canada Approval for Three More Provinces

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 26, 2016

Toronto-based Deveron UAS Corp., a drone data service company for agriculture, has received a standing Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) to deploy its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba as a restricted operator for complex operations. Under [Read More]

Transport Canada Enacts UAV Prohibition in Alberta’s Fort McMurray

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 20, 2016

Transport Canada is restricting airspace and prohibited the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) over Fort McMurray, an urban service area in the regional municipality (RM) of Wood Buffalo in Alberta, until June 30. In addition, UAVs may not be flown within [Read More]

Canada Rolls Out Drone Safety Campaign, Plans to Launch New Regs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2016

The Canadian government has launched a national drone safety campaign and reiterated the country’s intention to propose new regulations for the technology. Yesterday, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Canada’s minister of transport, introduced the campaign along with representatives of the Ottawa [Read More]

Several Draganfly UAVs Obtain Compliant Status from Transport Canada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 31, 2016

Saskatchewan-based Draganfly Innovations Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Trace Intelligent Systems, says Transport Canada now considers Draganfly’s declaration of compliance for four unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to be complete. This status allows Draganfly to issue statements of conformity to [Read More]

Canadian Government Trials UAVs in Support of Coast Guard Operations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 30, 2016

The Canadian Coast Guard, Transport Canada, the National Research Council and the Royal Canadian Navy recently flew an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) near Fogo Island – off the northeast coast of Newfoundland – to assess the aircraft’s potential to support [Read More]

Ontario Parademics Test out BVLOS Drones for First Response

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 28, 2016

Kongsberg Geospatial – an Ottawa, Ontario-based developer of real-time software for mapping, geospatial visualization and situational awareness – and the parademic services of Ontario’s Renfrew County have concluded field trials of an application to improve the safety of operating a [Read More]