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Welcome to the future: Remote northern Canada community to start getting resources by drone

The future has arrived in Canada.

A remote Moose Cree First Nations community will start getting various resources delivered by drone, courtesy of Drone Delivery Canada (DDC).

DDC is set to start commercial test flights within the Moose Cree geography, which is located 20 km south of James Bay in Northern Ontario.

"We are very pleased to begin roll out of our drone delivery solution for the Moose Cree First Nation community," commented Tony Di Benedetto, CEO of DDC. "Drones provide immediate capacity building and provide an alternative to traditional infrastructure where none presently exist."

Goods including mail, food, medical supplies and more will be shipped to the remote community via drone.

This achievement is the very first of its kind for Canada and represents a significant milestone, as well as a look into the future.

"The air, land, waterways and natural resources are held in the highest regard by the Moose Cree,” said Moose Cree First Nation’s Chief, Patricia Faries. “Using innovative technologies that could potentially allow us to move goods, provide safety services, and promote our Cree Culture in new and exciting ways is at the forefront of any of our partnerships.”

Faries cited high costs associated with the delivery of goods as to why the community was so excited for this new technology.

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