Yesterday, the West Parry Sound OPP responded to a call that a drone was flying over the harbour in Parry Sound. Police responded to the call and were unable to locate the dronte or the operator.
The OPP is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the communities it serves. Flying a Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) can be enjoyed safely by hobby or recreational enthusiasts.
Police remind that you are responsible to fly your aircraft safely and legally and follow the rules set out in the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
It's illegal to fly a UAV:
• Closer than nine kilometres from an airport, heliport, or aerodrome.
• Higher than 90 metres above the ground.
• Closer than 150 metres from people, animals, buildings, structures, or vehicles.
The Town of Parry Sound is home to three aerodrome/heliports. The hospital heliport on Albert Street, Coast Guard heliport on Prospect Street, and the harbour where the float planes take off from the dock on Bay Street.
For more information and advice on UAV's please visit the Transport Canada website at http://www.tc.gc.ca/SafetyFirst