Canada Drones

How Do We Help Drone Operators Facing Burnout?

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Politics
Romeo Vitelli

Despite the high rates of exhaustion and cynicism in drone operators, only a very small percentage of drone operators met the formal criteria for occupational burnout or viewed themselves as being ineffective at their jobs. The exhausting schedules that drone operators need to follow are definitely cause for concern due to the increased risk of mishaps during drone missions.

► This Might Be The Coolest Use For Drones Yet

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada Business

Over the last few years we've watched drones bomb civilians, carry out surveillance on behalf of governments and annoy the next door neighbour in your...

Why It's Hard To Stop A Peeping Drone

CBC | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada

When hobbyists send their tiny, camera-mounted drones up to capture pictures of a beautiful sunset, the results can be stunning. But when unmanned a...

Is A Drone Peeping On Vancouver Apartments?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver police are looking a report that a drone was caught peering into a man's apartment. Conner Galway was sitting in his 36th-floor apartmen...

Canadian Military's Drone Plan Delayed

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Canadian military's almost decade-long quest to buy unmanned aerial vehicles has been partly hung up by an internal debate about whether ...

Drone Flies Too Close To Planes At YVR

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Richmond RCMP are investigating after a drone was reported flying dangerously close to aircraft at Vancouver's YVR airport on Monday. A concer...

Your Pizza Will Be Arriving Via The Sky

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada Living

A Russian fast food chain claims to have taken a slice out of the competition by becoming the first to offer pizza delivery by drone. Dodo Pizza in...

Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the...

Jesse Ferreras

Maybe Drones Can Save Lives, Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

We know that drones can take lives, but maybe they can save them, too. Coquitlam Search and Rescue (SAR) in B.C. wants to run a pilot project to se...

WATCH: Vancouver From Above

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Even as the Lower Mainland braces itself for a cold spell, we can't deny that Vancouver and its surrounding areas look pretty darn great — especiall...

WATCH: Drones Deployed To Sell Luxury Homes

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver real estate investors are about to receive a drone's eye view of the market's most expensive homes. Realtors Jordan and Russ Macnab have ...

Amazon's Micro-Drones Are a Good Thing

Jon Packer | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Business
Jon Packer

The newly announced Amazon PrimeAir drone concept is essentially a mini-flying airplane that will deliver small purchases to your door in about half an hour. The commercialization of drones continues a micro-trend that is changing how we live and interact with the world around us for the better.

Drones: The West's Best Ethical Response to Terrorism

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

The war on terror is not being fought amongst "officers and gentlemen." There are no rules of engagement that demand that innocent lives not be put into jeopardy by using civilians as human shields or suicide bombers. The terrorism must be stopped. Drones are the West's best ethical defense against terrorism. They save the lives of our soldiers and reduce the killing of innocents. Amnesty International reported "unlawful killings in Pakistan through drone attacks, some of which could even amount to war crimes," on October 22, 2013. If these are "war crimes" what do we call the damage caused by suicide/homicide bombs and bombers in countries all over the world?

Drone Use Booming In Canada

CBC | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada Business

The word “armed” blinks red on the laptop screen as a propeller whirs to life. Soon, the drone rises steadily over a dusty landscape. But this i...

Aerial Drone Locates Man Injured In Rollover Crash

CBC | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Alberta

Mounties in Saskatchewan are crediting a high-tech drone for the rescue of a man who had walked away from his vehicle after a rollover crash and could...

Robots 'Should Not Have Power Of Life And Death Over Humans'

CP | Peter James Spielmann, The Associated Press | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada

Killer robots that can attack targets without any human input "should not have the power of life and death over human beings," a new draft U.N. report...

How Automated Wars Rob Us Of Humanity

Heather Roff | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Heather Roff

Militaries, and the U.S. military in particular, envisions a future where weapons do the thinking -- that is, planning, target selection and engagement. If we are not careful about the increasing push towards autonomous weapons, we may lose our very humanity in the process.

The Short Slide From Drones to Despotism

Heather Roff | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada Politics
Heather Roff

The U.S. saddles up its moral high horse and claims that drone attacks on U.S. citizens do not threaten the bedrock of individual rights and freedoms, but are done for the greater good. It is at best a legal farce and at worst detrimental to the rule of law in the U.S. (and possibly elsewhere).

Your CPP Is Funding War Crimes

Amy MacPherson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada
Amy MacPherson

How would you feel if someone told you that every one of your paycheques was being used to support war crimes and keep the companies accused of these atrocities rolling in lucrative business? And how would you feel if you lived off the avails of torture and bloodshed through the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), upon your long-awaited retirement after paying into it? This appears to be our dirty little secret, that Canadians enjoy prosperity at the unethical demise of others.

When U.S. Weapons are Autonomous, Who is Responsible?

Heather Roff | Posted 11.27.2012 | Canada
Heather Roff

The U.S. Department of Defense wants to enlarge the U.S. military's reliance on autonomous (i.e. self-directed) weapons in conflict. But a mission is not a person, it is a thing, and things cannot be held morally responsible. It is like saying that you want to hold your car responsible for breaking down on the way to work. You wouldn't say that your car "wronged" you, and you wouldn't seek to punish your car. Such a position on the ethics of autonomous systems reduces any questions of morality or responsibility.

Dawn Of The Mini-Helicopter

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - They may be better known for riding horses, but the Mounties are trading the clack of hoofs for the whir of rotors with their newest investig...

Obama's Spin Tactics and ACA Will Win Him a Second Term

Mahsa Alimardani | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Mahsa Alimardani

With the victory that is known as Obamacare under his belt, a strong national security platform, and an opponent with a personality that has alienated the American public, Obama remains a strong incumbent president. While I hesitate to make any predictions, the odds are in favor of a second term for President Barack Obama.

Coming Soon: More Drones Over Canada

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The air force will expand testing of drones over Canadian soil this year, giving itself — and potentially law-enforcement agencies — more...

Here Come The Drones: Canada's Navy Readying Deployment

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - Canadian warships will soon be deploying drones on overseas operations.The crew of HMCS Charlottetown is currently testing the lightweight Sc...

Former Deputy Prime Minister Sought U.S. Drones

Ottawa Citizen | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada Politics

Former deputy prime minister John Manley told U.S. officials in November 2007 that he would have an easier time getting the Liberals to support an ext...