A remote First Nation is going to use drone delivery to cut the cost of groceries.

Drone Delivery Canada and the Moose Cree First Nation are experimenting with drone delivery in the hopes that they can lower the cost of importing goods. (Drone Delivery Canada)Drone Delivery Canada and the Moose Cree First Nation are experimenting with drone delivery in the hopes that they can lower the cost of importing goods. (Drone Delivery Canada)

 

Friday, October 20, 2017

As Google partners with businesses to deliver burritos on drones in Australia, a Canadian experiment in airborne delivery is about to take off — with a very different goal.

The Australian drone experiment aims to further the commercial potential of drone delivery. The Canadian experiment aims to lower the cost of basic goods in remote Northern communities.

"It's not really about trying to move a pizza to your front door two minutes faster; it's really about 'let's help people live better lives,'" says Tony Di Benedetto, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada.    

To do that, his company partnered with the Moose Cree First Nation, a remote community located on the island of Moose Factory at the southern tip of James Bay.

Read more on CBC.