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Canada Drone rules: updated, less restrictive (June, 2017)
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SteveW
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Good news - the Canadian Drone laws were just recently updated to be somewhat less draconian, now with a 5.5 km airport restriction and a 1.8 km for helipad only restriction, and less restrictive about people and buildings.  This is a good start and shows advocacy is working!  Certainly they could be even better but this is a hopeful start.

======= Current updated restrictions (copied from https://www.tc.gc.ca/media/docum ... rone_users_EN_2.pdf )=======
It’s the law! If you fly your drone for fun and it weighs more than 250 g and up to 35 kg, follow these rules. FLYING FOR FUN? RULES FOR RECREATIONAL DRONE USERS
• within 90 m above the ground or lower
• at least 30 m away from vehicles, vessels, and the public  (if your drone weighs more than 250 g up to 1 kg)
• at least 75 m away from vehicles, vessels, and the public  (if your drone weighs more than 250 g up to 35 kg) • at least 5.5 km from aerodromes (any airport, seaplane  base, or areas where aircraft take-off and land)
• at least 1.8 km away from heliports or aerodromes used exclusively  by helicopters outside of controlled or restricted airspace
• at least 9 km away from a natural hazard or disaster area
• away from areas where it could interfere with police or first responders
• during the day and not in clouds
• within your sight at all times
• within 500 m of yourself or closer
• only if clearly marked with your name, address and telephone number  

Check out the link:
https://www.tc.gc.ca/media/docum ... rone_users_EN_2.pdf
https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilav ... safely-legally.html

Keep up the advocacy:
https://www.change.org/p/request ... ce_location=minibar
This page is even better: one enttry and it emails the Minister and your local MLA based on postal code (I did get some email replies this week):
http://www.nodecampaign.org/campaign/tldn8ol?iframe=1
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It's aboot time, buddy, take off eh?
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SteveW
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yeah man! Hopefully the ministry won't be hosers and lighten up eh!
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