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Pilot project could see drones deliver much-needed items to northern Ontario First Nations

Philippe de Montigny, CBC News

A Toronto-based company wants to use its drones to deliver items to more than 40 First Nations communities in northern Ontario, many of which aren't easily accessible by road and can only be reached by plane or helicopter.

The pilot project by Drone Delivery Canada could soon be taking flight after more testing and trials, and, of course, the green light from Transport Canada. The company plans to dispatch drones out of a control centre near Thunder Bay, with more coming online over the years.