Injured Man Is First Person Saved By a Police Drone In Canada
AchilleTalon writes "As the US continues to grapple with the idea of letting drones fly through the country's airspace, our neighbors to the north have reported a new milestone for unmanned aerial technology: the first life saved using a drone. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the province of Saskatchewan announced yesterday that they successfully used the small Draganflyer X4-ES helicopter drone to locate and treat an injured man whose car had flipped over in a remote, wooded area in near-freezing temperatures. Zenon Dragan, president and founder of the Draganfly company that makes the drone, said in a statement: 'to our knowledge, this is the first time that a life may have been saved with the use of a sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial System) helicopter.'"
Canadian Prof to study health benefits of nose-picking and eating
This is a study that is likely to gross a lot of people out, but Prof.Scott Napper, an associate professor of biochemistry at the Univ. of Saskatchewan, says it is serious and may be of benefit. Napper says he plans to study nose-picking - and eating.
Did Thomas Mulcair betray Canada during his visit to Washington?
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall accused Thomas Mulcair, Leader of the Official opposition of betraying Canada's national interest during his recent visit to the US. Wall was referring to Mulcair's Keystone pipeline comments and his view on the oilsands.
Saskatchewan NDP elects new leader
Cam Broten won the leadership of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party in a very close battle. Broten won by a margin of only 44 votes.
Keystone-Redford plans more trips to the US; time to diversify
Alberta Premier Alison Redford says more meetings are in the works with U.S. officials as she continues to push for the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Both Redford and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall want to sell Canada's environmental record.