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Federal rules tightened for recreational drone use

Citing recent “reckless use of drones that is putting the safety of Canadians at risk,” the federal government has set up new temporary rules limiting where and when drones can be flown for the heck of it. Transport Minister Marc Garneau on Thursday announced an interim order with new rules for the recreational operation of […] Read more

New radio network for first responders

First responders in Alberta now have a single, province-wide communication system thanks to a new two-way radio network that took eight years and $438 million to build. The Alberta First Responder Radio Communications System — or AFRRCS — became available to first responders on July 1, although it was used extensively during the Fort McMurray […] Read more



Local planning faulted in Texas fertilizer site explosion

Reuters — An explosion at a Texas fertilizer storage facility in 2013 that killed 15 people likely happened because the owner of the site kept combustible material near a 30-ton pile of ammonium nitrate, according to a report released by the federal Chemical Safety Board on Monday. The April 17, 2013 blast was especially deadly […] Read more