Past Editorials

Google Is Serious About Drones

Google’s skunkworks Google X team has spent the last two years working on a secret program. Google appears to be serious about delivery in the air—getting products from the warehouse to their destination in about two minutes. Alexis Madrigal of the Atlantic has a scoop about the secretive Project Wing, a Sergey Brin concept that’s
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Canadians create laws to stop “Drone” Hunting

A ban on hunting using drone aircraft has now been added to Saskatchewan’s wildlife regulations. There have been some cases in the United States where hunters have used them to find and track animals. The Saskatchewan government, along with hunting groups, believe UAVs cross the line of what is considered a “fair chase.” “The biggest
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Fresh Incidents Sharpen Drone Concerns

A Jazz crew on a flight from Fredericton to St. John’s spotted what may have been a drone 1,000 feet above their aircraft, prompting Transport Canada’s latest investigation into what has become a time consuming issue for the agency. The incident occurred Aug. 3 and it’s not clear from media reports what altitude or phase
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Small UAS Operator Requirements Set

Transport Canada will soon release its rules for those who want to fly UAVs that weigh less than 25 kilograms within line of sight. Rather than require operators to have pilot licences, the rules will require that operators have a working knowledge of Canadian airspace and air law and the place for unmanned systems within
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Military Wants Swiss Army Knife Drone

The Department of National Defence’s specifications for a new fleet of drones are so broad that most companies say there isn’t a single design that can fulfill them. That’s sent senior military planners back to the drawing board to decide whether to hold separate competitions for two types of drones. The military wants drones that
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