As Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Justice looks at what it can do to prevent drones from flying over correctional facilities, Transport Canada is examining what changes it needs to make to better regulate the technology.
The ministry confirmed Friday that a drone dropped a package of contraband at the Regina Correctional Centre a few weeks ago.
In Canada, anyone is able to operate a drone or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, but they are expected to follow a set of rules.
Aaron McCrorie, the director general for civil aviation at Transport Canada, explained that people flying drones recreationally are simply expected to fly the vehicle within eyesight and not fly into clouds. People flying for non-recreational reasons, like business, need a special operation certificate, which outlines conditions for the operator to follow.