Province grounds hunting drones

Province grounds hunting drones

The provincial government has strengthened regulations to ensure that hunters do not use flying drones to help them track wildlife, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson said Friday. The Wildlife Act hunting regulation was amended to make it illegal for people to operate or possess a drone, or use data obtained by a drone, while on a hunting or trapping expedition. It is also now illegal […]

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Reasonable Doubt: What you need to know about drones in Canada

Reasonable Doubt: What you need to know about drones in Canada

Drones are a type of unmanned air vehicle (UAV). In Canada, UAVs are defined as power-driven crafts (other than model aircraft) designed to fly without a human operator on board, required to operate in accordance with a Special Flight Operation Certificate (SFOC). They currently fall into two categories: (1) those weighing 25 kilograms or less to be used within one’s line of sight, which are currently exempt from requiring a […]

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Tech and Biotech: Tech meeting buzzes over drones

Tech and Biotech: Tech meeting buzzes over drones

The banquet room at the Sheraton Madison Hotel was packed, with 125 people listening with rapt attention Tuesday as a panel of speakers agreed that drones are multiplying like flies, around the U.S. and here in the Madison area. Drones can be used for so many purposes, from mapping natural disasters to monitoring construction sites, the speakers said. “It’s phenomenal the business uses that are coming to fruition,” said Chris […]

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Young Howard students build, fly drones with help from Baltimore professionals

Young Howard students build, fly drones with help from Baltimore professionals

Howard drone users search for opportunity as ‘the skies open’ When Woudjeenie Bruno, an upcoming fifth-grader at Stevens Forest Elementary School, found out she was going to be making drones this summer, she thought it would be “really cool.” “And it really is,” she said. For the past four weeks, Woudjeenie and six other elementary and middle school students in the Forest Ridge Apartments Black Student Achievement Program have learned […]

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Drones for development in Namibia

Drones for development in Namibia

Michael Nauta, The co-founder of NamDrones and Emerging The Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII) from Namibia’s University of Science & Technology (NUST) earlier this week held their 16th innovation circle which was held under the theme “Drones for Development In Namibia” and was presented by Michael Nauta, a drone specialist and engineering student at NUST. The seminar created a platform formed around a peer group of key players in the […]

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