Canada changing the commercial drone game

Helen Pike/MetroMark Langille stands above one of his UAVs, his company Flitelab is one of the largest drone providers in Nova Scotia.

Canada is flying high above other countries with their newest commercial drone-use policies.

On Wednesday Transport Canada announced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) commercial or for hobby use under 2 kg will soon no longer require a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC).

Though old regulations are still in place, requiring all commercial operators, no matter the weight of the craft, to get clearance from Transport Canada, a spokesperson assured Metro that the new regulation would mean lighter aircrafts can take off without the paperwork.

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