Canada issues report on 2021 police drone’s collision with a plane descending to land

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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has released its report on a 2021 collision between a Cessna 172N plane approaching the Toronto area’s Buttonville Municipal Airport and a police drone operating in the restricted airspace without the required waiver – an incident that sparked controversy when it belatedly became public.

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Drone pilot fined $7.4K for flying near a wildfire in Canada

A provincial court in Canada has ordered a man to pay nearly $7,400 (CAD 10,000) in penalties for piloting a drone near a wildfire in Alberta’s Jasper National Park. This is reportedly the “largest fine ever” issued for flying a drone illegally in a national park in Canada.

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Drone Delivery Canada tests commercial viability of transporting medical cargo

Toronto-based drone logistics firm Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has launched a new revenue-generating pilot project that aims to show the benefits of using drone technology for transporting medical supplies.

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Drone medical emergency response trial goes real-life in Montréal Marathon

A research project experimenting with drones to identify overexerted athletes in states of distress turned into a real-life emergency medical response operation last weekend, when UAVs deployed to monitor the Montréal Marathon spotted an exhausted runner collapsing.

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Drone Delivery Canada approved to transport dangerous goods

Canadian aviation authorities have issued a Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) certificate to drone logistics firm Drone Delivery Canada. The Toronto-based company says it is the only drone service provider in Canada approved to deliver dangerous goods using drones.

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Drone Delivery Canada receives approval to transport medicines to remote areas

Toronto-based drone logistics firm Drone Delivery Canada has received Transport Canada’s nod to conduct beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone delivery operations for the University of British Columbia’s Remote Communities Drone Transport Initiative (DTI) program.

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