Halifax Regional Municipality Drone By-Laws

The following outlines the Halifax Regional Municipality Drone By-Laws:

Unmanned Air Vehicles and Model Aircraft 8A
(1) No person shall operate an unmanned air vehicle or model aircraft from within the boundaries of a park except in the circumstances set out in subsection (2).
(2) A person may apply to operate an unmanned air vehicle or model aircraft from within the boundaries of a park on a form as prescribed by the Director.
“unmanned air vehicle” means a power-driven aircraft other than a model aircraft, that is designed to fly without a human operator on board;
“model aircraft” means an aircraft, the total weight of which does not exceed 35 kg (77.2 pounds), that is mechanically driven or launched into flight for recreational purposes and that is not designed to carry persons or other living creatures;
“Park” means any land, owned, leased, or controlled by the Region, designated or used as parkland or as a trail, including gardens, playgrounds, sports fields and beach areas;

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  1. Drones flying all over Seaview Park ( Africville) swooping overhead and low on ground. A number of people and families spending time there. Very dangerous, making me very worried about potential injuries to those walking and using the Park. Two men under a tree far away were doing this and were showing no regard in regards to these objects far away from them. Made me extremely nervous as the two drones were swooping low and about my head and all over the Pearl far from the men. Very dangerous and definitely could cause serious injuries to people on the ground. This should be monitored for sure .

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  2. It would be great if the HRM would define parkland in a little more detail. The current ByLaw P600 (Park” means any land, owned, leased, or controlled by the Region, designated or used as parkland or as a trail, including gardens, playgrounds, sports fields and beach areas) with “designated or used as parkland” suggests it’s only land we would view as a public park but some are arguing it includes all municipal property. On the other hand maybe it’s better to not ask.

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