News Items tag as: Drones

  • Penticton Search and Rescue add drones to their rescue toolkit

    PENTICTON - Penticton Search and Rescue have a new tool to add to their rescue kits following a demonstration session with the RCMP earlier this week.
  • Lucky enough to get a drone for Christmas? Know the rules

    Drones, also known as unmanned air vehicles, are sure to be a popular gift this holiday season. With ownership comes great responsibility, and new operators must learn how to fly safely and legally. This holiday season, Transport Canada encourages all new drone users to consult the wide variety of educational tools available on www.tc.gc.ca/SafetyFirst.
  • A look at how drones could help during a difficult B.C. wildfire season

    VANCOUVER - Drones flying above wildfires in British Columbia last summer hampered aerial efforts to control the blazes. But around the same time, the province was also using the unmanned aerial vehicles to determine if drones could be used to help fight wildfires.
  • Concerned about that drone? You're not alone

    KAMLOOPS - If you’ve recently acquired a quadcopter or unmanned aerial vehicle armed with a video camera attached, bear in mind, flying it in populated areas can have some unforeseen legal consequences.
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Vernon RCMP Supt. responds to 'RISK IT OUT'
Editor,   I am concerned by significant inaccuracies that could compromise both officer and public safety, in the November 30th Infonews article by Charlotte Helston on RCMP staffing in Vernon. To set the record straight, I do

Editor's Note in response to allegations from Vernon RCMP Supt. Jim McNamara
Editor’s note: • Watch shifts at the Vernon detachment have fallen as low as three roadable officers. • The department suffers from chronic understaffing. • Sources, who we trust and who have knowledge of the situ

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