The future is here. Drones will officially start their deliveries in Ontario starting March 1st 2019.
Small community of Moose Factory, with population of 2458, has signed on with Drone Deliver Canada to help them with deliveries of food, mail and medical supplies as it is almost impossible to get them to the island by other means.
The tiny community can only be accessed via Moose River, but it is very difficult in fall and spring when boats can not pass yet ice is not strong enough to drive on. The only way residents can get stuff they want is to charter a helicopter which can take time and be very costly.
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This drone solution will be very cost efficient and can be used frequently to transport the needed goods. Amazing advancement first of its kind right here in Canada.
Stan Kapashesit, Moose Cree First Nation’s director of economic development said in the interview with CBC:
“It will be something to be proud of and to be used in a way that’s meaningful to our people, especially in our remote Indigenous communities. Hopefully it connects us more and creates that railroad in the sky.”
For now the load drones will carry 5 kg each run. Drone will use GPS location to go from the mainland to the island’s depot station.