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Boosh Plant-Based Brands Inc has announced that it is now Depository Trust Company (DTC) full service eligible. The DTC’s role includes, but is not limited to, providing clearance, settlement, custodial, underwriting and proxy services for a substantial portion of all equities.  "One of our primary goals at Boosh is to increase our exposure to the investment community throughout North America. Being on the OTCQB with DTC eligibility streamlines an investor's ability to purchase Boosh shares on the open market," Boosh Plant-Based Brands CEO Jim Pakulis said in a statement. 

Pathway Health Corp. said it has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire the operating assets of O Cannabis We Stand on Guard for Thee Corporation (OCC). Pathway said the acquisition of OCC's operating assets adds approximately 4,000 new, active patients to the company's existing base of over 55,000 medical cannabis patients and expands its telemedicine footprint in several provinces including British Columbia and the Maritimes. In a statement, Ken Yoon, chief executive officer of Pathway, commented: "We welcome the OCC team to the Pathway family. Their practice has shown consistent success in patient care and will provide additional support to Pathway's existing telemedicine practice, and continued growth for the Company." 

Mindset Pharma Inc. announced that it has developed first-in-class studies to enable the company to confirm the psychedelic effect of its novel compounds with greater accuracy. In partnership with InterVivo Solutions, Mindset has trained rats to discriminate psilocybin effects from saline via oral and subcutaneous dosing, which to the company’s knowledge is a first in the psychedelics field of research. By training animals to discriminate psilocybin from saline, Mindset can better determine if they are "experiencing" psilocybin-like effects when administered the company's proprietary compounds. Mindset said it will have an exceptionally strong indicator confirming the effectiveness, safety, and duration of its novel proprietary psychedelic drug candidates, and will be able to support its lead compounds as they progress towards clinical trials.

District Metals Corp has reported assay results on the last six drill holes from the spring 2021 drill program at its Tomtebo property in Sweden, which included 9.8 metres (m) of 2.34% copper equivalent at a depth of 69.5m to 79.3m. The company said hole TOM21-017 successfully intersected vein networks of copper-rich sulphides within strongly altered felsic volcanic rocks down dip of previously reported hole TOM21-016, which returned 17.2m of 1.42% copper equivalent.

DGTL Holdings Inc. said its subsidiary Hashoff LLC has pioneered a new product category called social influencer advertising, thanks to which Hashoff 2.0 will be the first CMS of its kind to convert and distribute multimedia social influencer content to programmatic web advertising through DSP distribution, as well as other digital media markets. The New York-based group explained that social influencer advertising is the “conversion of freelance social media influencer content into programmatic web advertisements” pushed to any screen-based digital media format, including omnichannel DSP distribution. This new form of online advertising content is endemic to the now dominant mobile-social media environment and advertising market, said the company. A major inflection point in the global digital media sector was reached when mobile surpassed television in time-spent in 2019, noted the group.

Snowline Gold Corp. said the first two holes ever drilled into the Valley target on its flagship Rogue project in the Yukon, Canada, intersected trace amounts of visible gold across broad regions of drill core. In an update on its activities on its Rogue project, the Yukon Territory focused gold exploration company said Holes V-21-001 and V-21-002, the first two holes ever drilled into Snowline’s “Valley” gold target, both intersected trace amounts of visible gold across much of their 161 meter (m) and 242 m lengths in quartz veins associated with a previously untested reduced-intrusion related gold system. Targeting efforts prior to drilling revealed an open, 900 x 150 m zone of anomalous gold-in-soils associated with a recently identified intrusion accompanied by sheeted quartz veins assaying to 15.95 grammes per ton (g/t) gold.

Mydecine Innovations Group Inc announced that it has partnered with Principal Investigator Dr Matthew Johnson of Johns Hopkins University on a study evaluating the administration of its lead drug candidate MYCO-001, a pure psilocybin from natural fungal sources, with a structured smoking cessation treatment program in nicotine-dependent individuals. Dr Johnson, who has published extensively on the science of psychedelics, has been contracted by Mydecine to complete the phase 2/3 clinical trial of his ongoing research and develop methodologies to better advance future-controlled studies and clinical trials of psychedelics. The Denver, Colorado-based biopharma focused on the treatment of mental health and addiction, said the placebo-controlled study to evaluate its proprietary psychedelic molecule MYCO-001 in treating nicotine dependence is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2022 and will look at primary endpoints of three and six months. The study could be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022.

Gold Resource Corporation issued a positive exploration update from its properties in Mexico and also told investors it was restarting production from its Don David gold mine, where activity was ramped down last month due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. "We are commencing the processes to restart production from the mine, build up a run-of-mine stockpile, restart the processing plant and return to 2021 budgeted throughput rates of 1,500 tonnes per day in the next several weeks," said Alberto Reyes, chief operating officer in a statement. In a separate statement, Gold Resource said exploration drilling in the second and third quarters of 2021 had confirmed "mineralization below current mining levels in the southeastern Switchback zone, particularly the presence of high-grade gold, silver and zinc values". This will allow advance development planning at the mine below the current limits.

LexaGene Holdings, Inc. said it has successfully utilized its MiQLab System to detect the presence of multiple strains of pathogenic bacteria in polymicrobial samples that vary in their antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The company said these samples were missed by traditional Culture and Sensitivity Testing (C&ST), and the time-to-results were orders-of-magnitude faster for the MiQLab. In a statement, Dr Jack Regan, LexaGene’s CEO and founder commented: “C&ST is viewed as the gold standard; however, it can generate false results1,2,3 and can take too long for routine use. In this study, LexaGene demonstrates that PCR testing is far better at reliably detecting a mixed culture, which is critical for improving patient outcomes, particularly if the minor pathogen population is resistant to the prescribed therapy. Not only is the MiQLab better in this regard, but it also provides results in ~2 hours rather than 5 to 11 days as observed in our study for C&ST. These two advantages can be significant enough to persuade many to adopt in-clinic PCR testing for routine use in medical and veterinary care settings.”

Group Eleven Resources Corp reported that a recent 220-metre step-out hole drilled at the Ballywire zinc prospect at the company’s 100%-owned PG West project in Ireland intersected 3.30 metres of 13.6% zinc equivalent within a wider mineralized intercept that exceeded 36 metres. Group Eleven said the hole represents by far the best results to date at Ballywire and suggests immediate exploration potential over several kilometres in all directions, most notably to the north and west.

PlantX Life Inc. has announced the appointment of Fred Leigh as its executive chairman of the company's board of directors effective immediately. The company noted that Leigh, who previously served on the PlantX Advisory Board, has four decades of capital markets experience, having played key founding and executive roles in establishing and scaling numerous public companies. With a robust business development experience, He has assisted various public companies throughout his career. In his new role as PlantX Life executive chairman, Leigh will provide leadership to the company's management and board. In a statement, Leigh said: "I always look to be involved in scalable business models with potential, a focused vision and dedication to making a positive difference. I enjoy working along with strong founders who are dedicated, passionate and fully committed to their work. With Sean Dollinger as the relentless founder and the amazing PlantX team, I am honored to act and serve as Executive Chairman of PlantX."

Aurion Resources Ltd said it has identified a number of gold in till anomalies from the till sampling program that targeted previously unexplored areas within the company’s wholly-owned Risti and Launi properties located in Finland. Aurion said elevated gold values were encountered within several geologic settings including volcanic, sedimentary and intrusion related domains, with many of the gold in till anomalies coinciding with, or are in close proximity to, potential structural features and/or lithological contacts interpreted from geophysical data sets. “The identification of a number of gold in till anomalies in previously unexplored areas is highly encouraging and highlights the potential for new gold discoveries within the Risti and Launi properties,” Aurion Resources CEO Matti Talikka said in a statement.

Cardiol Therapeutics Inc. has announced the appointment of Michael J. Willner to its board of directors, effective immediately. The company noted that Willner has been a very active and successful opportunistic investor for over forty years and is the founder of Willner Capital, Inc., an investment company specializing in public and private equities, as well as debt instruments. Willner Capital primarily uses fundamental analysis as an evaluation method and event-driven strategies. Over the past ten years, Willner Capital has made significant investments in both the biotechnology and pharmaceutical cannabinoid industries, focusing primarily on clinical-stage companies that seek to address significant unmet medical needs. Willner himself has been quoted in the New York Times business section and has served as a moderator and participant on numerous panel discussions and advisory boards regarding his investments in the pharmaceutical side of the cannabinoid industry.

Karora Resources Inc, the Australia-focused gold miner, has outlined the first steps in its long-term emission reduction strategy, saying it will achieve carbon neutrality in 2021 for its own operations and purchased electricity consumption. The gold producer said it has achieved this through the purchase and retirement of 80,000 tonnes of verified carbon offset credits. "To be among the world's first carbon-neutral gold producers is an exciting achievement for Karora and in line with our commitment to develop a pathway toward a True Net Zero mining future," said Paul Andre Huet, the group's CEO in a statement.

Algernon Pharmaceuticals Inc said it “was very excited” to have independently confirmed the potential of psychedelic drug DMT to stimulate neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to modify and adapt. Algernon is planning to evaluate a DMT derivate drug's potential to treat stroke victims, decoupling its hallucinogen elements from its restorative qualities in two preclinical assessments. In doing so it is emulating the work of Professor David Olson of the University of California, Davis.

Great Panther Mining Limited has its pedal to the metal developing the near-term and longer-term potential of the Tucano Gold Mine in Brazil, investors have been told. Phase-2 drilling on the TAP C open pit has “further defined the continuity of mineralization for resource expansion”, the company said. Regional exploration, meanwhile, has identified a gold trend within a 20-km radius of Tucano, it added. "One of the primary objectives of our exploration program at Tucano this year is to extend the open pit mine life, and I am pleased to report that our intention is to bring TAP C back into production in 2022 as the drilling has demonstrated continuity of mineralization at depth below the current pit floor," said Rob Henderson, Great Panther's chief executive in a statement. The company's exploration team returned some eye-catching intercepts from TAP C, including four metres (m) at 13.7 grams per tonne (g/t) from 130m.

Progressive Planet Solutions Inc has announced what it called “positive” 91-day Resistance to Chloride Ion Penetration (RCP) test results for the company’s PozGlass SCM product. The company said the results, which were identical to those received during the 28-day accelerated-cure test, confirm that the market potential for the proprietary formulation and process in the blending of natural pozzolans and recovered post-consumer glass could be larger than originally expected. “We believe PozGlass SCM will radically reduce the carbon footprint of cement through every step of the process,” Progressive Planet Solutions CEO Steve Harpur said in a statement.

Bam Resources Corp. said it has closed an oversubscribed non-brokered private placement financing for total gross proceeds of $2,001,741. The company said it will use the proceeds from the placement towards exploration on its Majuba Hill Property and general working capital. All securities issued are subject to a four-month-and-one-day hold period expiring on January 8, 2022 Bam said it has allotted and issued 21,070,958 units at a price of $0.095 per unit, with each unit comprised of one common share and one transferable warrant. Each warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one additional common share for a period of twenty-four months at a price of $0.125 per share, subject to accelerated expiry.

Gevo Inc has said it plans to begin installing an alcohol-to-hydrocarbon process pilot unit at its facility in Luverne, Minnesota in the third quarter of 2022 with startup demonstration production expected in the fourth quarter of the same year. The unit is being designed to produce market development quantities of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable premium gasoline, other renewable fuel products, and to supply market development quantities of chemical products.

BioVaxys Technology Corp said a further study in humans shows that the delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) response, the basis for CoviDTH, its disposable diagnostic tool that screens for T-cell immune response to SARS-CoV-2, is highly durable and persists for at least one year after coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure or vaccine administration. Its Scientific Advisor for its CoviDTH program, Yvelise Barrios and Clinical Immunologist at Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain, presented the new clinical study entitled ‘Long term follow-up of in vivo cellular immune response to SARS-CoV-2 using delayed-type hypersensitivity cutaneous test’ at the 6th European Congress of Immunology held September 1-4, 2021. ECI is one of the most highly-regarded international conferences in the field of basic and clinical immunology. 

HighGold Mining Inc has expanded its ground at the Munro-Croesus gold property in Timmins with the acquisition of claims spanning 320 acres, including two parcels of fee simple lands consisting of 8 patented mining claims (the acquired property). The latter acquired property was held privately for many decades with no work reported there since the early 1930s, reported HighGold. The deal is with an arm's length vendor of the acquired property and HighGold will make a cash payment of C$150,000 to the vendor and issue common shares with an aggregate cash value equal to C$200,000. The acquired property is subject to a net smelter returns (NSR) royalty in favour of the vendor, which may be bought back by HighGold.

Fobi AI Inc. has told investors that its tie-up with Lightspeed Commerce Inc, the platform for retailers around the world, is now complete, greatly increasing both companies presence in the space. Fobi's data app is now within the Lightspeed ecosystem and available for download by Lightspeed customers, which include retail, hospitality and golf businesses in more than 100 countries. "Lightspeed’s support of Fobi’s integration to their platform cannot be understated as it speaks volumes about their confidence in Fobi as a premiere retail data solution provider," noted Fobi CEO Rob Anson in a statement. "With our integration now complete, both Fobi and Lightspeed are positioned to generate new sales opportunities through this successful partnership."

i-80 Gold Corp. revealed that it has entered into definitive agreements to create a comprehensive Nevada mining complex through an asset exchange agreement to acquire certain processing infrastructure, including an autoclave, and the Lone Tree and Buffalo Mountain gold deposits from Nevada Gold Mines LLC (NGM). The Nevada-focused mining company said the deal will work through an asset exchange in consideration for: the company's 40% ownership in the South Arturo Property which will consolidate 100% ownership of South Arturo to NGM, providing NGM with flexibility to pursue potential operational synergies with NGM's other Nevada properties. It will also involve assignment of i-80's option to acquire the adjacent Rodeo Creek exploration property; contingent consideration of up to $50 million based on production from the Lone Tree property; and arrangement of substitute bonding (and release of NGM bonds) in respect to the Lone Tree and Buffalo Mountain reclamation obligations at closing.

Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc told investors that an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open had described the results of the company's open-label Phase 2 BELIEVE study as positive. This is an open label study assessing the "safety and efficacy" of Zygel (ZYN002) as a transdermal gel for children and adolescents with developmental and epileptic encephalopathy (DEE). The article concludes that the cannabidiol transdermal gel was "safe, well tolerated, and was associated with reductions in focal impaired awareness seizures (FIAS) and tonic-clonic seizure (TCS) frequency and disease burden".

Kodiak Copper Corp outlined the good progress made with its fully funded drill program at the MPD copper-gold porphyry project (MPD) in British Columbia, saying 25 holes totalling 13,600 metres (m) had been completed as at the beginning of September, and it remains on budget. Two drill rigs will operate until the end of the 2021 program and so far, the Gate Zone has extended the north-south extent of prospective sulphide-bearing, altered porphyritic host rock to 950m from 125m. "The high priority Dillard target exhibits similar copper-in-soil anomalies, geophysical responses and encouraging historic drilling like the Gate Zone. Dillard will be drill-tested in Q4 as part of the 2021 program," Kodiak said.

Clean Air Metals Inc has announced new assay results from the drilling campaign currently underway at the Escape Lake and Current Lake deposits on its Thunder Bay North Project in northern Ontario, which included 76.6 metres grading 5.67 grams per tonne (g/t) palladium equivalents. The company said it has successfully expanded the size of the Escape South high grade zone and demonstrated about 700m of mineralization along trend. “Infill assay results from the Beaver Lake Zone of the Current Lake deposit infill drilling is an affirmation of our understanding of the deposit and ability to target and execute on drilling which has the potential to materially impact the results of the upcoming PEA (Preliminary Economic Assessment),” Clean Air Metals CEO Abraham Drost said in a statement.

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. has signed a partnership agreement with Game Fund Partners LLC to become a part of their Venture Capital Arm and a new planned US$300 million game fund. As part of the new multi-year agreement, the company will initially invest around US$2 million worth of EEG shares into 20% of the General Partnership of the fund and will become an integral part of working with the management and investment committee for the entity. EEG chief executive officer Grant Johnson said: “We are pleased to be a part of this rapidly growing investment fund that is involved in so many excellent projects in the gaming space and beyond. We believe this relationship and investment is just the beginning of our substantial growth in financing and partnering with major projects and sports teams throughout the gaming industry.

QC Copper and Gold Inc. has said it expects to announce a maiden resource for the Opemiska Project in Chapais, Quebec in mid-September this year, as it posted final assays from this summer's diamond drilling program. "Today's results drilled to the east, and outside of the Perry conceptual pit, demonstrate the continuation of Springer/Perry mineralization towards the east," said Charles Beaudry, director and vice-president of exploration. "While drilling is limited in this new zone, it represents core focus for future expansion of our upcoming resource. Other key sources of exploration upside include the immediately adjacent Cooke-Robitaille projects and numerous targets along the Beaver Lake Fault corridor which is analogous to the highly-productive #3 vein at the Springer mine," he added.

O3 Mining Inc. announced that it has received UL 2723 ECOLOGO Certification for Mineral Exploration Companies, a third-party certification that confirms the company's environmental, social and governance procedures and practices are exemplary. Supported by industry, investors and government authorities, in 2012 the Association De L'exploration Minière Du Québec (AEMQ) initiated the certification project aimed at evaluating and recognizing the responsible practices of mining exploration companies and their service providers. Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent certification body, developed the ECOLOGO Certification based on AEMQ's initial work. In a statement, O3 Mining's president and chief executive officer, Jose Vizquerra commented: "We are very proud to have been awarded the ECOLOGO Certification. As an exploration company, O3 Mining has taken a proactive approach to sustainability by integrating environmental, social and governance best practices at the heart of our company to create long-term value for our stakeholders."

Australis Capital Inc, doing business as Audacious, has announced a multi-year agreement in which Audacious will become the ‘Official CBD of Professional Bull Riders (PBR)’, the world's leading bull riding organization. Audacious said it will be launching its new CBD product line under the brand Wreck Relief, which will debut on-line and at the 2021 PBR World Finals being held November 3 to 7, 2021 in Las Vegas.

First Cobalt Corp. announced that Kuya Silver Corporation has given notice of intention to exercise an option to earn a 70% interest in all of First Cobalt's remaining mineral rights in the Canadian Cobalt Camp. The Toronto-based company holds the largest land package in the historic silver-cobalt mining camp of Cobalt, Ontario, with more than 10,000 hectares and several past-producing mines, including some of the region's largest high-grade silver producers. First Cobalt said Kuya previously acquired a 100% interest in a property package surrounding the Kerr Lake area for $4 million. Kuya also received a six-month option to elect to exercise to earn up to a 70% interest in First Cobalt's remaining Cobalt Camp assets for an additional $1 million in cash or Kuya shares. The option has been exercised by Kuya by issuing 671,141 common shares at a 20-day volume-weighted average price (VWAP) of $1.49.

NEO Battery Materials Ltd has signed a site due diligence contract with a third-party engineering consulting company for its South Korean semi-commercial facility.  In a statement, the company said it has selected a site for its semi-commercial plant to produce silicon anode active materials through its proprietary nanocoating process.  The Vancouver-based resource company focused on battery metals and materials is under the process of finalizing this site through a third-party engineering due diligence report. 

Victory Square Technologies Inc. has announced that its portfolio company, Fantasy 360 Technologies Inc. d/b/a Immersive Tech has received final approval for listing from the Canadian Securities Exchange.  The common shares of Immersive Tech will commence trading on the CSE under the symbol VRAR on September 8, 2021. In a statement, Shafin Diamond Tejani, CEO of Victory Square said: “The successful public listing is great news for Immersive, and Victory Square shareholders. During the past 36 months, Immersive has achieved significant milestones in terms of growth, product development and customer acquisition. And, our team will continue to work closely to help them successfully build, develop and grow with the objective of creating long-term value for Victory Square shareholders.”

Pure Gold Mining Inc said it is on track to hit average production of 1,000 tonnes per day in the current quarter after a record-breaking month at the Red Lake mine in August. There was a single-day record of 1,037 tonnes of ore processed with another record for ore brought to the surface at 2,050 tonnes on August 17,2021. Poured ounces of gold totalled 5,535 ounces, another new monthly record.

PowerTap Hydrogen Capital Corp has announced a breakthrough, via subsidiary Advanced Electrolyzer Systems (AES), showing the latter's technology can store excess renewable electricity as hydrogen in natural gas pipelines representing a new potential source of clean energy. Our solution, which applies worldwide, focuses on the "low hanging fruit" as AES technology can store this valuable excess electricity as hydrogen, within existing natural gas pipelines," said Pinakin Patel, who, with his team, developed the company AES.

Empower Clinics Inc said it was temporarily pausing the sale of its Kai Care At-Home Covid 19 and Influenza A/B Test Kits (Kai Care Test) but they will still be available for sale in the US while the firm responds to a review requested by Health Canada. The review centers around assigning the most appropriate medical device class for the medical test. The Kai Care Test was authorized for sale in Canada under a Device Class I designation on March 1 this year, the integrated healthcare company said in a statement. But a class IV authorization may be required going forward, added the firm.

Universal Ibogaine Inc (UI) has updated on the completion of the final milestones required to achieve the company's public listing, now expected to occur this September this year. As reported previously, the qualifying transaction (QT) involves the merger of the publicly listed capital pool company PSQ, and private group Universal Ibogaine Inc via a reverse takeover.

Jack Nathan Medical Corp. has announced the appointment of Dr Glenn Copeland as its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately.  In addition to his role as CEO, Dr Copeland will continue to serve as the company’s chief medical officer. In May 2021, the company named co-founder, Michael Marchelletta as its interim CEO and undertook an extensive search process to fill this role on a permanent basis. After evaluating several candidates, the company said its board selected Dr Copeland based on his expertise, relationships, and vision, and as the company continues to grow and scale. In a statement, Dr Copeland commented: “I am honored to take on this role and do with great excitement. What initially attracted me to Jack Nathan Health was their vision for creating a new standard in healthcare and the platform they had amassed. My assessment has proven to be true as JNH has grown its footprint, added new medical and wellness services, and is well-positioned for rapid expansion in the coming years."

Western Magnesium Corporation has announced the appointment of Colonel (retired) Michael Rutkowski to serve as its executive vice-president for Enterprise Business and Defense as the company answers the critical demand for eco-friendly magnesium metal produced in the United States. Colonel Rutkowski recently retired after 29 years of service in the United States Army as a highly decorated UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter pilot, and an acquisition and contracting expert for the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the company noted that he brings a wealth of government and private sector experience in his new role for Western Magnesium. In a statement, Rutkowski said: “I’ve had the honor of helping produce some of the most technologically advanced products in the DoD in my career but to be on the ground floor of producing clean magnesium that will revolutionize everything we touch as a country - is truly remarkable in so many ways.  I am humbled by the opportunity to help shape and rebuild our industrial and defense base here in America, reducing supply dependance on foreign competitors with Western Magnesium.”

Phunware, Inc. has announced the appointment of Ryan Costello and Rahul Mewawalla to the company’s board of directors. In a statement, Alan S. Knitowski, president, CEO and co-founder of Phunware commented: “We are excited to welcome two new members to our team who bring direct experience to key initiatives for our near-term growth and long-term success. “Mr Costello’s experience in politics and with the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee in Congress will be invaluable to scaling our advocacy and healthcare verticals in addition to our blockchain-enabled data economy, while Mr Mewawalla’s storied career as a technology executive in Silicon Valley will not only open important strategic doors, but also provide keen insight into our strategy of scaling through indirect channels.”

Major Precious Metals Corp said it has appointed James Henning to its board of directors, effective September 1, 2021. Henning is a chartered accountant and founded Corpfinance Advisors Inc., of which he has been president since 1984. He has solid expertise and practical experience in evaluating businesses in a broad range of industries and has assisted companies in financing, public offerings and restructuring. His areas of expertise include retail cannabis, manufacturing, telecommunications, software, biomedical, oil and gas services, and renewable energy industries. Henning has served as a chief financial officer and director for a number of TSX Venture Exchange- and Canadian Securities Exchange-listed companies over the past several years.

GameSquare Esports Inc. announced that it has accepted the resignation of Neil Said from its board of directors. The company said has confirmed that he will not stand for re-election at the upcoming shareholder meeting to be held on September 21, 2021. The company hereby withdraws his nomination for election as a director at the upcoming meeting and accordingly it is proposing six nominees to be elected at the meeting as directors of the company.

Fortitude Gold Corp. has declared a monthly dividend of $0.035 per common share payable on September 30, 2021, to shareholders of record as of September 20, 2021. Fortitude Gold is a gold producer, developer, and explorer with operations in Nevada.

Falcon Gold Corp. has announced that its common shares are now eligible for electronic clearing and settlement through the Depository Trust Company (DTC) in the United States. The company also announced on August 10, 2021, that its common shares had been upgraded to trade on the OTCQB Venture Market operated by the OTC Markets Group Inc, New York, under the symbol FGLDF. The company's Canadian trading symbol remains unchanged and will continue to trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol FG. Karim Rayani, Falcon Gold chief executive officer commented: "Having the approvals on both the QB listing and now DTC is paramount in broadening our shareholder base in the U.S. More importantly this will allow various platforms in the U.S. to execute orders with greater ease creating more opportunity for new investors that may have been previously restricted from Falcon's common shares. With the enhanced reporting requirements, the upgrade also provides exemptions from U.S state securities laws or "Blue Sky" exemptions which expand Investment advisor's ability to research and recommend investment in Falcon."

Organic Garage Ltd. has announced that in accordance with the terms and conditions of the convertible debenture issued on October 25, 2019, it has agreed, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange to issue 206,522 common shares as settlement of payments of interest equal to $71,250.00 accrued between May 1, 2021, to July 31, 2021. The shares will be issued at $0.345 per share and will be subject to a statutory four-month hold period beginning as of the date of issuance of the shares.

Namaste Technologies Inc said the TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing the company's proposal to issue 1,712,198 common shares at 15.74 cents per share to settle outstanding debt of $269,500 with two creditors.

Los Andes Copper Ltd said the TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing the company's proposal to issue 6,645 shares to settle outstanding debt for $46,714.35 with one creditor.

Xigem Technologies Corporation said it has entered into a debt settlement agreement with an arm's length creditor whereby the company will settle outstanding payables totalling $200,000 through the issuance of 952,381 common shares of the company at a deemed price of $0.21 per share. The shares will be subject to a four-month hold period in accordance with applicable securities laws. The company also announced the recent exercise of certain warrants at an exercise price of $0.07 per common share of Xigem. To date, 2,275,000 warrants have been exercised for gross proceeds of $159,250.

First Mining Gold Corp. said it has filed a preliminary short form base shelf prospectus with the securities commissions in each of the provinces of Canada, and a corresponding registration statement on Form F-10 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission under the US/Canada Multijurisdictional Disclosure System. First Mining said it has filed this Preliminary Shelf Prospectus and the Registration Statement to provide the company with greater financial flexibility going forward but has not entered into any agreements or arrangements to authorize or offer any securities at this time. When made final or effective, the Preliminary Shelf Prospectus and corresponding Registration Statement will allow First Mining to undertake offerings of common shares (including common shares issued on a "flow-through" basis), preferred shares, warrants, subscription receipts and units or any combination thereof, up to an aggregate total of C$100 million from time to time during the 25-month period that the final short form base shelf prospectus remains effective.

TPCO Holding Corp. - The Parent Company - has announced that it will participate in the Beacon Securities Virtual Cannabis Conference 2021 (Virtual), being held on September 9, 2021. The company's management is scheduled to participate in one-on-one meetings throughout the day.

i-80 Gold Corp. has said it will host a live conference call and webcast on September 7, 2021, commencing at 8.30am ET. Dial-in details: North American Toll-free: 1-800-437-2398; Local: 1-647-792-1240; Webcast Link: https://produceredition.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1489699&tp_key=f8df648b08. A recording of the call can be accessed until September 14, 2021: North American Toll-free Replay 1-888-203-1112; Replay Code: 8375917

Biocept Inc, has announced that Michael Nall, its president and CEO, will present at the following four upcoming investor conferences: H.C. Wainwright 23rd Annual Global Investment Conference being held September 13-15, 2021, where the presentation can be accessed on the Investor Relations section of the Biocept website - https://ir.biocept.com/events-and-presentations - beginning Monday, September 13, 2021 at 4.00am Eastern time (1.00am Pacific time); Oppenheimer Fall Healthcare Life Sciences & MedTech Conference on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 3.45pm. Eastern time (12.45pm Pacific time); Cantor Virtual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 4.40pm Eastern time (1.40pm Pacific time); and the Benzinga Healthcare Small Cap Conference on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 2.20pm Eastern time (11.20am Pacific time). The presentation will be available on the Benzinga website. Webcasts of the presentations at the Oppenheimer and Cantor conferences will be available on the Events and Presentations page of the Biocept website and will be archived for 90 days.

TRACON Pharmaceuticals Inc. has announced that Dr Charles Theuer, its president and chief executive officer, will present a corporate overview at the H.C. Wainwright 23rd Annual Global Investment Conference, being held September 13-15, 2021. The presentation will be available on-demand beginning at 7.00am Eastern Time on Monday, September 13, 2021, in the Investors section on the company’s website at www.traconpharma.com

Couloir Capital Ltd. has initiated research coverage on Talon Metals Corp. in a report entitled 'High Grade Nickel Deposit in the USA to Meet Strong Demand for Battery Production'. Couloir Capital analysts said: "There has been a significant shift in the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into investment decision-making. These factors are always big concerns for any mining project, and it is getting even bigger due to the increased awareness. The Tamarack Project is ideally positioned to minimize its carbon footprint. Currently, most mining companies only consider their carbon footprint from ore to concentrate; however, going forward, it is expected that future customers, particularly within the EV market, will demand a full life cycle assessment (from mine to finished product) and all attempts to minimize carbon footprint be undertaken from mine to EV. The Tamarack Project is endeavoring to have the lowest carbon footprint of all known Ni projects globally when producing green nickel." The report can be accessed through Couloir Capital's portal: https://www.couloircapital.com/research-portal

Proactive Research has issued a report - https://ca.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/959576/mydecine-innovations-group-research-program-moving-to-the-next-level-959576.html - on Mydecine Innovations Group Inc. In it analyst Ed Stacey notes: “Since our initiation of research coverage in June 2021, Mydecine has made significant new announcements on the progress of the business. The company announced a five-year research agreement with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Sedar release Aug 18th 2021), which extends the length and scope of Mydecine’s existing collaboration with Johns Hopkins. The program will continue to research the use of psychedelics for nicotine addiction and will add further projects.”

OTC Markets Group Inc., the operator of financial markets for 11,000 US and global securities, has announced that Canada Nickel Company Inc., a Canadian company advancing the next generation of nickel-sulphide projects to deliver North American nickel to the high-growth electric vehicle and stainless steel markets, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX Best Market and has today upgraded from the OTCQB Venture Market. The OTCQX Market is designed for established, investor-focused US and international companies. To qualify for OTCQX, companies must meet high financial standards, follow best practice corporate governance, and demonstrate compliance with applicable securities laws. Graduating to the OTCQX Market from the OTCQB Market marks an important milestone for companies, enabling them to demonstrate their qualifications and build visibility among US investors. Mark Selby, chair and chief executive officer of Canada Nickel commented: "We are pleased to graduate to the OTCQX as we expand our US retail and institutional investor base following the recently filed Preliminary Economic Assessment for our wholly-owned Crawford Nickel Sulphide Project located in the mining-friendly jurisdiction of Timmins, Ontario. We continue to aggressively advance Crawford, with completion of a feasibility study scheduled for release in mid-2022, to help position Canada Nickel to be able to deliver North American nickel supplies required over the next decades to meet strong demand growth from the stainless steel and electric vehicle markets."

OTC Markets Group Inc., the operator of financial markets for 11,000 US and global securities, has announced Copper Fox Metals Inc., a Tier 1 Canadian resource company, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX Best Market and has today upgraded from the OTC Pink market and will continue to trade under the symbol CPFXF. Upgrading to the OTCQX Market is an important step for companies seeking to provide transparent trading for their US investors.  For companies listed on a qualified international exchange, streamlined market standards enable them to utilize their home market reporting to make their information available in the US. To qualify for OTCQX, companies must meet high financial standards, follow best practice corporate governance and demonstrate compliance with applicable securities laws. Elmer B. Stewart, chairman and chief executive officer of Copper Fox commented: "Upgrading to the OCTQX Market is an important step towards providing our US shareholders a more efficient trading platform.  It will also benefit in expanding our investor base in the US and will provide the broader global investing market exposure to Copper Fox's portfolio of advanced and exploration stage copper projects located in proven mineral districts in North America."

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