Drone Delivery Canada is partnering with the University of British Columbia to deploy delivery drones to the Stellat’en First Nation.
The agreement is part of UBC’s Remote Communities Drone Transportation Initiative and will enable defined-route deliveries using DDC’s Sparrow drone and its DroneSpot takeoff and landing zones to transport cargo to the Stellat’en Village of Fraser Lake, located in Central Northern British Columbia.
A DDC spokesperson said site infrastructure installation would begin later this summer with drone delivery services slated for the second half of this year. The deployment will be DDC’s fourth First Nations project and its first in British Columbia.
“As we transition into a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the risk of wildfires, we are looking forward to learning about how this innovative transportation technology can be used to meet community needs and help address inequities in access to health-care supplies and…