The bylaw, issued by he City of Saskatoon on Monday, is not favoured by a national drone pilot association.

According to a statement made by a director of Unmanned Systems Canada, Kate Klassen, this bylaw does not specify what drone pilots really need to operate their devices legally in urban environment.

In accordance with the bylaw’s provisions, pilots operating their UAV illegally will be obliged to pay a penalty up to $2,000. In case of violating the drone regulations, corporations will pay a fine up to $5,000.

Klassen also emphasized that matters regarding the use of airspace and obtaining of permission for such activity must not be dealt with the city authorities. The Federal Government must address those issues. She also claimed that anyone who got a penalty for operating unmanned aerial vehicle can challenge the bylaw, taking into account that federal law prevails over municipal law.