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International, Politics

Armenia claims it found Canadian tech on downed Turkish drone

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan urged the international community today to follow Canada’s example by suspending exports of military technology to Turkey — after his defence officials claimed they had found Canadian components on a downed Turkish drone. Pashinyan made the call a day after Armenian »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Improving drones to study bats, birds and insects

A team at McGill University is looking to increase and improve the use of drones to study wildlife, specifically bats, birds and insects. The team has long been studying the use of drones for the observation of birds, but it »

International, Politics

Canada suspends exports of military drone technology to Turkey

The federal government is suspending the export of sophisticated Canadian drone technology to Turkey while Ottawa investigates allegations that it is being used by the Azerbaijani military against Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Monday. Champagne »

International, Politics

Canada will stop arms sales to Turkey if rights abuse uncovered: minister

Canada’s foreign affairs minister has launched an investigation into reports that Canadian military equipment exported to Turkey may have been used by Azerbaijan against Armenian forces in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. Trudeau was »

International, Politics

Canadian NGO calls for halt of exports of military drone tech to Turkey

A Canadian NGO is calling on Ottawa to ban exports of Canadian-produced sensors and laser targeting technology used by Turkish military drones deployed by Ankara across several conflict zones in the Middle East and Libya. Disarmament group Project Ploughshares says the multimillion »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Revelations of whale behaviour using drones

University of British Columbia researchers wanted to study feeding behaviour of two separate groups of killer whales. Although both groups live in similar environments on the west coast, both feeding on salmon and facing increased noise pollution, water pollution, disturbances »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Drone attacks on Saudi oil installation: economic and geopolitical effect

Two Saudi oil refineries suffered a surprise attack on Saturday by drone or small cruise-type missiles. The U.S is blaming Iran and rattling its sabre. The regional Houthi rebels in Yemen however are claiming responsibility. World oil prices are affected, »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Drone delivery advances another step

A Canadian drone company is already well on the way to a commercial delivery operation to a relatively remote community in Canada’s north. Indeed several companies are testing the feasability of using drones to deliver goods, not the least of »

Society

Canada introduces new drone regulations

The federal government has adopted tough new regulations for the use of drones in Canadian airspace, banning drone flights near airports and emergency scenes, as well as operating them while drunk or high on drugs. The new regulations, which come »

a photo of a larger commercial type drone with camera

Internet, Science & Technology

New Drone Rules Coming for Canada

This past Christmas, literally thousands of small drones of various sizes and capabilities were given as gifts. Many companies, like real estate agencies, wedding photographers and others such as farmers, are using drones, commercially. These- especially larger ones- are also »