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Drones set to fill skies of North America

Sunday, May 07, 2017 @ 11:27 AM | By Jordan Walbesser

Drones aren’t going away. The proliferation of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), colloquially known as drones, continues worldwide. Operators continue to embrace drones for commercial and recreational uses. New industries are being created based on advances in drone racing, agricultural observation, inspection, delivery, defence and mapping.

Naturally, new technology creates new problems. And regulators struggle to keep up. Although Canada and the U.S. regulate drones, enforcement and compliance remains limited.

Some believe that the current drone regulations are excessively harsh and restrictive. Coupled with lax enforcement, it’s...