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Candente Copper Corp. $ Announces Election of Directors and Voting Results for the 2020 Annual General Meeting $ $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 1:06 PM on Friday, September 18th, 2020

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Candente Copper Corp. (TSX:DNT, BVL:DNT) (“Candente” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the voting results for its Annual General Meeting of shareholders held Thursday, September 17th, 2020 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

A total of 34,206,593 common shares, representing 14.05% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares were represented at the Meeting and all motions put forward were passed.

The following sets forth a summary of the voting results:

Number of Directors
Determining the number of Directors at six (6).

Votes For:89.75%
Votes Against:10.25%

Election of Directors
Determining the Directors to hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders of the Company.

 Votes ForVotes Withheld
Joanne C. Freeze98.94%1.06%
Sean I. Waller94.81%5.19%
Giulio Bonifacio94.95%5.05%
George Elliott84.98%15.02%
Andres J. Milla84.98%15.02%
Agustin Pichot84.98%15.02%

Appointment of Auditor
Appointing Davidson and Company LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, as Auditors of the Company for the ensuing year at a remuneration to be fixed by the Directors.

Votes For:96.76%
Votes Withheld: 3.24%

Approval of Unallocated Options, Rights and Other Entitlements under Option Plan
Approving, all unallocated options, rights and other entitlements under the Company’s Stock Option Plan.

Votes For: 88.95%
Votes Against:   11.05%

Shareholders Rights Plan
Confirming the Company’s Shareholder Rights Plan Agreement.

Votes For: 99.32%
Votes Against:0.68%

Other Matters
Approving, other business as may properly come before the Meeting or any adjournment thereof.

Votes For: 89.64%
Votes Against:  10.36%

About Candente Copper

Candente Copper is a mineral exploration company engaged in acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties.  The Company is currently focused on its 100% owned Cañariaco project, which includes the Feasibility stage Cañariaco Norte deposit as well as the Cañariaco Sur deposit and Quebrada Verde prospect, which all occur within a 5 km long structural setting.  The Cañariaco project is located in the western Cordillera of the Peruvian Andes in the Department of Lambayeque in Northern Peru.

Joanne C. Freeze, P.Geo., President and CEO, is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 for the projects discussed above. She  have reviewed and approved the contents of this release.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. Candente Copper relies upon litigation protection for forward-looking statements.

On behalf of the Board of Candente Copper Corp.

“Joanne C. Freeze” P.Geo.
President, CEO and Director
For further information please contact:

“Joanne C. Freeze” P.Geo.
President, CEO and Director
Tel +1 604-689-1957
[email protected]

Copper Price Rallies as Chinese Scrap Shipments Sink by 50% SPONSOR: Candente Copper $ $ $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:47 AM on Friday, September 18th, 2020

Copper prices rallied on Friday after predictions that Chinese imports of scrap metal are likely to fall by half, forcing the country to up cargoes of concentrate and unwrought copper, which are already at record levels.

Copper for delivery in December trading in New York exchanged hands for $3.0525 per pound ($6,730 a tonne) in midday trade, up 1.8% from yesterday’s settlement and not far off two-year highs struck at the beginning of the month.

China consumes more copper than the rest of the world combined and Reuters reports the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association told a conference on Friday that imports of secondary copper could halve in 2020, from just under 1.5 million tonnes last year.

The country wants to eliminate imports of what it deems “foreign waste” and has implemented a strict quota system. 

In a recent research report, Roskill called scrap the most vulnerable link in the global supply chain and said Chinese importers’ attempts at diversification by buying more ingot and copper granules have only had limited success, forcing importers to buy cathode from the rest of the world, where metal demand has slumped.

Jonathan Barnes, associate consultant for copper at the London-based metal and minerals researcher, noted regulations set for June that would have classified copper scrap as a “renewable resource” to enable refiners to skirt regulations have been delayed indefinitely. 

Barnes says on top of that several major shipping lines are refusing to transport scrap, fearing liability for return shipment if containerized cargoes are rejected by Chinese customs.  

Concentrate hard to come by 

Barnes says while the effects of covid-19 could decrease world consumption of the metal by 3%–4% this year, the drop in mine output and scrap flows has been greater.

Customs data show China’s unwrought copper imports (anodes and cathodes) in August declined to 668,486 tonnes from July’s record haul of 762,211 tonnes, but still up 65% from August last year.

Year to date imports now total 4.27m tonnes, up 38% from 2019 and on track to easily beat 2018’s annual record of 5.3m tonnes. 

At the same time, concentrate supplies from South America, where China sources the bulk of its mined copper, have been disrupted due to covid. 

August imports of copper concentrate fell by more than 12% from the same month last year to 1.59m tonnes on lingering supply disruptions from Peru and Chile.


American Creek $ Ken Konkins’ Presentation on Treaty Creek at the Beaver Creek Precious Metals Summit $ $ $ $ $ $SA $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 6:13 PM on Thursday, September 17th, 2020

For anyone who missed it we are providing the link to Tudor’s presentation on Treaty Creek.  Catalin Kilofliski and Ken Konkin only took 15 minutes to do a great job at giving us details on the geological system and where the focus is at Treaty Creek.  We highly encourage everyone to take a few minutes to watch it. 

Simply click here:
The Treaty Creek Project is a Joint Venture with Tudor Gold, who owns 3/5th and acts as the operator. American Creek and Teuton Resources each have a 1/5th interest in the project creating a 3:1 ownership relationship between Tudor Gold and American Creek. American Creek and Teuton are both fully carried until such time as a Production Notice is issued, at which time they are required to contribute their respective 20% share of development costs. Until such time, Tudor is required to fund all exploration and development costs while both American Creek and Teuton have “free rides”.
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Durango $ Discovers Northeast Shear Zone Near Drill Target at Windfall Lake $ $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:01 AM on Thursday, September 17th, 2020
  • The shear zone is 75 metres away from one of Durango’s high priority drill pads on the Trove Property.
  • Durango is in the final stages of targeting prior to commencing drilling on September 25, 2020.

Vancouver, BC – TheNewswire – September 17, 2020 – Durango Resources Inc.(TSXV:DGO) (Frankfurt-86A1) (OTC:ATOXF), (the “Company” or “Durango“) is pleased to report that further to its news release dated September 11, 2020, the exploration team has discovered a northeast shear zone with a set of stacked quartz veins at surface within a brecciated zone on the Trove Property at Windfall Lake, Quebec.

Durango now has multiple prospective areas, in addition to the previous drill targets defined by Induced Polarization (IP), soil sampling and airborne magnetic surveys. The Trove Property is located along the structural trend hosting Osisko Mining Inc.’s (TSX-OSK) Windfall Lake Deposit and the new surface data helps to better define the location of the structure on the Trove Property. Approximetly two hundred metres (200m) of newly stripped outcrops perpedicular to the structure are slated for sampling and assay.

The newly discovered shear zone is two metres (2m) wide and running subparallel to the regional fault. Figure 1 below shows the brecciated metasediment and the associated quartz veins. The structural measurements will help to precisely orient the upcoming drill holes. The shear zone is 75 metres away from one of Durango’s high priority drill pads on the Trove Property. The Company is in the final stages of targeting prior to commencing drilling on September 25, 2020.

Figure 1 – Brecciated metasediment with quartz veins and shear

The Company hired Orquest Drilling Inc. (“Orquest“) to undergo its fall drill program at Windfall Lake. The program is planned for a minimum of 2,220 metres and up to 5,000 metres with 27 permitted holes. Orquest will be using a clean-tech modular drilling system by DrillCo, which is the most environmentally friendly drill on the market. The DrillCo platform offers: 30% savings in fuel and electrical power; 75% reduction in the number of hoses and connections to reduce possibilities of leakage and spills; reduced hydraulic hoses to landfill; an air cooled system for reduced water consumption; and no discarded filters due to magnetic filtration systems.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO of Durango, stated, “Durango is proud to be using a new advanced drill system which offers financial savings, operational advantages and environmental responsibility. The ground work at Windfall Lake is ongoing and our exploration team has been continuously discovering important geological indicators pointing to the significance of the upcoming maiden drill program. We congratulate the geological team on their discovery of sizable shear zone, with multiple instances of quartz veining at surface. Durango is fully financed and looks forward to continue drilling into the winter, if warranted.”

The technical contents of this press release were approved by George Yordanov, professional geologist, an Independent Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The Trove Property has not yet been subject to an NI-43-101 report.

Figure 2 – Northwest oxidated blue quartz vein in contact with metasediment

Trove, Quebec

Durango owns 100% interest in the Trove claims, which are surrounded by Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX: OSK), in the Windfall Lake area between Val d’Or and Chibougamau, Quebec. The 1,185 hectare property is compelling due to the coincidence of gold found in tills coinciding with magnetic highs, several Induced Polarization anomalies and two faults crosscutting the property. The fault systems north and south of the Trove, control gold mineralization elsewhere, indicating the Trove has excellent exploration potential. Durango received all the final drill permits for the Trove property and is ready to undertake its inaugural drill program.

About Durango

Durango is a natural resources company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company is positioned for discovery with a 100% interest in a strategically located group of properties in the Windfall Lake gold camp in the Abitibi region of Quebec, Canada.

For further information on Durango, please refer to its SEDAR profile at

Marcy Kiesman, CEO

Telephone: 604.339.2243

Email: [email protected]


Red Light Holland’s $ Science and Innovation Division, Scarlette Lillie Joins Medical Psychedelics Working Group with Leading Academics $ $

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:14 AM on Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – September 17, 2020) – Red Light Holland Corp. (CSE: TRIP) (FSE: 4YX) (OTC: TRUFF) (“Red Light Holland” or the “Company“), an Ontario-based corporation positioning itself to engage in the production, growth and sale of its brand of magic truffles to the legal, recreational market within the Netherlands, is pleased to announce that Red Light Holland’s Science and Innovation division, Scarlette Lillie Science and Innovation (“Scarlette Lillie“), has joined the Medical Psychedelics Working Group (“MPWG“), a consortium of drug science experts, leading academics and researchers, policy specialists and industry partners. MPWG’s aim is to create a rational and enlightened approach to psychedelic research and clinical treatment. MPWG will explore innovation within the psychedelic space with a specific focus on how psychedelics can be integrated into primary and secondary healthcare. The Company believes that evidence-based science, sharing data, and strong partnerships are keys to success for the psychedelic community.

“We are elated to join the most respected experts in the industry. To be able to have open communication with leading academics like Professor David Nutt, Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris and Dr. Jo Neill is a major development for Scarlette Lillie Science and Innovation. Access is key in life and having access to the top minds in this sector is something we are all very excited about,” said Red Light Holland CEO and Director, Todd Shapiro.

“When we were approached by Red Light Holland’s Scarlette Lillie Science and Innovation, we were more than happy to include them in this very important working group. We are grateful for their support and we recognize the Company’s genuine and authentic approach to helping make positive change in this world through psilocybin research, education and information. We are thrilled to have Scarlette Lillie join our very MPWG,” stated Professor Jo Neill.

“Both Sarah Hashkes and I are pleased to be able to brainstorm and continue developing these important synergies with our peers in the field of Medical and Science Research to help elevate the Psychedelic Sector as a whole,” added Dr. Joe Geraci, Scarlette Lillie’s Scientific Advisor and CEO of Netramark.

About MPWG

MPWG is a working group of experts, policy makers and scientists. Its primary role is to campaign for the rescheduling of all psychedelic drugs for research and medical purposes.

About Red Light Holland Corp.

The Company is an Ontario-based corporation positioning itself to engage in the production, growth and sale (through existing Smart Shops operators and an advanced e-commerce platform) of a premium brand of magic truffles to the legal, recreational market within the Netherlands, in accordance with the highest standards, in compliance with all applicable laws.

For additional information on the Company:

Todd Shapiro
Chief Executive Officer & Director
Tel: 647-204-7129
Email: [email protected]

Tartisan Nickel Corp. $ Announces Updated Measured, Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources for the Kenbridge Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project, NW Ontario $ $ $TSLA $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:27 AM on Thursday, September 17th, 2020

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / September 17, 2020 / Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE:TN)(OTC:TTSRF)(FSE:A2D) (“Tartisan”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that P&E Mining Consultants Inc. has completed a review and re-estimation of the historic NI 43-101 compliant Technical Report and Updated Mineral Resource Estimate of the Kenbridge Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project, Atikwa Lake Area, NW Ontario.

Updated estimates were done for pit constrained and out-of-pit nickel, copper, and cobalt Mineral Resources. Total Measured & Indicated Mineral Resources based on a Net Smelter Return (NSR) cut-off value of CDN$15 per tonne for pit constrained Mineral Resources and CDN$60 per tonne NSR for out-of-pit Mineral Resources is 7.5 Mt at 0.58% Ni and 0.32% Cu for a total of 95 Mlb of contained nickel. An additional 0.985 Mt at 1.0% Ni and 0.62% Cu (22 Mlb contained nickel) were calculated as Inferred Mineral Resources. The pit constrained Measured & Indicated Mineral Resources total 5.27 Mt of 0.45% nickel; 0.26% copper; and 0.009% cobalt at an NSR cut-off value of CDN$15/tonne. The out-of-pit Measured & Indicated Mineral Resources total 2.23 Mt of 0.86% nickel; 0.45% copper; and 0.006% cobalt. Inferred Mineral Resources out-of-pit total 0.985 Mt at 1.00% nickel; 0.62% copper; and 0.003% cobalt, at an NSR cut-off value of CDN$60/tonne. Details of the Mineral Resource Estimate are shown in Table 1.

The Kenbridge Property is located in the Kenora – Fort Frances, Ontario area with good access to roads and power. It has a shaft to a depth of 2,042 ft (622 m), with level stations at 150 ft. (45 m) intervals below the shaft collar and two levels developed at 350 ft (107 m) and 500 ft (152 m) below the shaft collar.

Visual inspection of the NSR Block Model for the Kenbridge Deposit shows the highest nickel grades (>2.0%) appear to have a strong down-plunge orientation as illustrated in Figure 1.

A historical Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for the Kenbridge Deposit was completed by Buck et al. in 2008 for Canadian Arrow Mines Limited (now a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Tartisan Nickel Corp). The PEA was updated by WMT Associates Ltd. in a Canadian Arrow Mines Limited news release dated January 21, 2008, and subsequently updated again in a news release dated September 4, 2008. The Updated PEA was completed by WMT Associates Limited, based on an updated NI 43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate by P&E Mining Consultants Inc. (Canadian Arrow Mines Limited news release dated August 19, 2008) and improved metallurgical recoveries (Canadian Arrow Mines Limited news release dated June 26, 2008). Highlights of the Updated PEA were: average Ni recovery life of mine was 86%; recovered Ni was 84.6 Mlb; NPV 7.5% pre-tax was $253M; and IRR% pre-tax was 65%. The cost, value and financial assumptions used in the Updated PEA were unchanged from the original January 2008 PEA (Buck et al., 2008), including average life of mine, US$10/lb nickel and US$2.50/lb copper prices, and a CD$1.00:US$0.90 exchange rate. Although this PEA is deemed to be historical by the Company, it is thought to be important.

Table 1.

Kenbridge Mineral Resource Estimate (1-6)

Note: Ni =Nickel Cu = Copper, Co = Cobalt, NSR = Net Smelter Return.

1. Mineral Resources, which are not Mineral Reserves, do not have demonstrated economic viability.

2. The estimate of Mineral Resources may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, socio-political, marketing, or other relevant issues.

3. The Inferred Mineral Resource in this estimate has a lower level of confidence than that applied to an Indicated Mineral Resource and must not be converted to a Mineral Reserve. It is reasonably expected that the majority of the Inferred Mineral Resource could be upgraded to an Indicated Mineral Resource with continued exploration.

4. The Mineral Resources in this report were estimated using the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (“CIM”), CIM Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves, Definitions and Guidelines prepared by the CIM Standing Committee on Reserve Definitions and adopted by the CIM Council.

5. The Mineral Resource Estimate was based on US$ metal prices of $7.42/lb nickel, $3/lb copper and $25/lb cobalt.

6. The out-of-pit Mineral Resource grade blocks were quantified above the $60/t NSR cut-off, below the constraining pit shell and within the constraining mineralized wireframes. Additionally, only groups of blocks that exhibited continuity and reasonable potential stope geometry were included. All orphaned blocks and narrow strings of blocks were excluded. The longhole stoping with backfill mining method was assumed for the out of pit Mineral Resource Estimate calculation.

Figure 1. Kenbridge Deposit 3D view illustrating calculated NSR blocks and drill hole intersections of significance.

CEO Mr. Mark Appleby stated, “The Updated Mineral Resource Estimate was necessary to determine if Kenbridge mineralization is potentially extractable under current metal prices and exchange rates. This is a major milestone achieved by the Company as the market conditions for Class 1 nickel sulphide deposits improve. The differences between the previous P&E Mineral Resource Estimate (2008) and the current P&E Updated Mineral Resource Estimate are attributed to changes in metal prices and recalculation of NSR values. The Kenbridge Deposit shows there is great potential to expand the Mineral Resource down-plunge of high-grade intersections such as hole KB07-180 (2.95% Ni, 0.82% Cu/21.5m including 7.2% Ni, 0.67% Cu/5.5m) and also at depth. The deepest hole (end of hole K2010 = 880 m below surface) intersected mineralization grading 4.25% nickel and 1.38% copper over 10.7 ft (3.3 m), indicating that the Deposit remains open at depth. Tartisan plans to expand on these intersections, upgrade the Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources and test high potential nickel exploration targets, such as the Kenbridge North Target. Additionally, given the market interest in Class 1 nickel deposits, we will look to update the historic Preliminary Economic Assessment completed in 2008 based on this very positive Mineral Resource update.”

The Company plans an aggressive surface exploration and definition drilling plan, in addition to geotechnical, metallurgical and environmental work to advance the Kenbridge Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project in the upcoming 2020 winter season and into the summer of 2021.

The effective date of the 2020 Updated Mineral Resource Estimate is September 2nd, 2020 and the Technical Report relating to the Updated Mineral Resource has now been filed on SEDAR.

Qualified Person

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101 and reviewed and approved by Eugene Puritch, P.Eng., FEC, CET, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

About Tartisan Nickel Corp.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. is a Canadian based mineral exploration and development company which owns; the Kenbridge Nickel Project in northwestern Ontario, the Sill Lake Silver Property in Sault St. Marie, Ontario as well as the Don Pancho Manganese-Zinc-Lead-Silver Project in Peru.

The Company has an equity stake in; Eloro Resources Limited, Class 1 Nickel and Technologies Limited and Peruvian Metals Corp.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. common shares are listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE:TN; US-OTC:TTSRF; FSE: A2D). Currently, there are 101,603,550 shares outstanding (103,303 ,550 fully diluted).

For further information, please contact Mr. D. Mark Appleby, President & CEO and a Director of the Company, at 416-804-0280 ([email protected]). Additional information about Tartisan can be found at the Company’s website at or on SEDAR at

Berkeley Opens Its Mind to Psychedelics with New Research Centre SPONSOR: Red Light Holland $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:57 AM on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Sponsor: Red Light Holland’s goal is to grow, distribute and market a premium brand of magic truffles to the legal, recreational market within the Netherlands, and we can’t wait to shift the existing paradigm to direct further attention to the legal and responsible use of magic truffles. Click Here For More Info

The University of California at Berkeley is getting the dirt on mushrooms.

The school announced on Monday that it will be launching the UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics — an institute devoted to expanding and better understanding the effects hallucinogens have on the human brain, according to Marijuana Moment.

“There’s never been a better time to start a centre like this,” said neuroscientist David Presti, one of the founding members of the project. “The renewal of basic and clinical science with psychedelics has catalyzed interest among many people.”

Buoyed by an anonymous US$1.2-million donation, the centre will begin its research by looking at psilocybin — the hallucinogenic component of mushrooms that has received increased attention at other institutions recently for its ability to treat conditions previously thought untreatable.

“Some of these studies have produced striking results in cases that are otherwise resistant to more conventional medical treatment,” said Michael Silver, a neuroscientist and the director of the new centre. “This suggests that psychedelic compounds may offer new hope for people suffering from these disorders.”

Researchers are also working with the university’s graduate theological union to train students to be “facilitators” during psychedelic ceremonies with a focus on the “cultural, contemplative and spiritual care dimensions of psychedelics.”

Study at the centre will be geared toward understanding what happens in the human brain during a psychedelic experience. Researchers hope to gain insight into how visual hallucinations manifest themselves in the brain and the effect they have on a person’s identity, ability to cope with stress and even their social and political attitudes.

“Psychedelic medicines can open a doorway to seeing one’s psyche and connection with the world in new and helpful ways,” Presti said. “That’s been appreciated by shamanic traditions for thousands of years. Science is now exploring new ways to investigate this.”

Currently, psilocybin mushrooms are classified as a Schedule I drug by the FDA, the same category as heroin and cannabis. To be a Schedule I drug means the substance in question holds no medicinal value. As researchers find mushrooms have a positive effect on anxietytreatment-resistant depression, and Seasonal Affective Disorder, that could change.

Like cannabis, psilocybin has a long track record of relative safety among recreational users, and it is not toxic. Unlike some drugs that treat anxiety and other mental conditions, psilocybin is not prone to dependence. But given its hallucinogenic effect, lawmakers may be reticent to allow distribution of the psychedelic drug without more restrictions.


Thoughtful Brands $ Reports August, July and June 2020 Revenue Totaling of CDN$8,861,000 for Nature’s Exclusive $ $GBLX $PFE $ $ $ $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 6:46 AM on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / September 15, 2020 / Thoughtful Brands, Inc. (CSE:TBI)(FWB:1WZ1)(OTCQB:PEMTF) (the “Company” or “Thoughtful Brands“), a global natural health products and eCommerce technology company, is pleased to report its financial results for August, July and June 2020. Revenue for the month of August totaled Cdn$3,809,000 with related expenses of Cdn$3,652,000, revenue for the month of July totaled Cdn$2,340,000 with related expenses of Cdn$2,418,000, and revenue for the month of June totaled $2,712,000 with related expenses of Cdn$2,775,000. Revenues generated during the period of June to August 2020 represents an increase of 19%, over the same period in 2019.

The Company’s August 2020 financial results follow recent strategic acquisitions, expansions into new marketplaces and strong sales performances from established brands:

  • In August 2020 Thoughtful Brands enhanced its portfolio in the nutraceutical and hemp-based CBD product space through the acquisition of Golden Path LLC and Wild Mariposa LLC, two direct-to-consumer eCommerce brands offering natural health products throughout the U.S.
  • In July 2020, the Company announced a European expansion through a joint venture with Franchise Cannabis Corp. Thoughtful Brands will now sell and market Franchise-manufactured CBD, hemp and cosmetic products in the European Union, Switzerland, Norway and the UK, utilizing its well-established eCommerce platform.

“By executing our meticulously planned growth strategy, the Company was positioned for a productive August and is poised to embark on even more new ventures for the remainder of 2020,” said Thoughtful Brands CEO Ryan Hoggan. “With new consumer brands on our roster and new customers abroad, there are plenty of activities in the Thoughtful Brands pipeline to look forward to.”

In addition, in August 2020 Thoughtful Brands launched Ecommerce Tech LLC (“Ecommerce Tech“), a new wholly owned subsidiary of the Company in the United States. Going forward, Ecommerce Tech will serve as the comprehensive operational engine for all Thoughtful Brands eCommerce ventures, paving the way for the Company to capture previously unrealized value from the products it launches in the online natural health market and launch new products in the emerging natural health markets worldwide more efficiently than before.

“Our powerful new software platform is another reason to eagerly anticipate what fall 2020 has in store for Thoughtful Brands,” added Hoggan.

The Company cautions that reported figures for revenue and expenses have not been audited and are based on calculations prepared by management. Actual results may differ from those reported in this release once these figures have been audited. These figures were translated from United States Dollars into Canadian Dollars using an exchange rate of $1.00 (US):$1.355 (Canadian) for June 2020, $1.00 (US):$1.3499 (Canadian) for July 2020, and $1.00 (US):$1.3222 (Canadian) for August 2020 .

About Thoughtful Brands Inc.

Thoughtful Brands Inc. is an eCommerce technology company that researches, develops, markets, and distributes natural health products through various brands in North America and Europe. Through continuous strategic acquisitions, the Company has a strong footprint in the CBD market, as well as the burgeoning psychedelic medicine sector. Thoughtful Brands owns and operates a 110,000 square foot pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Radebeul, Germany, where its highly skilled team conducts clinical studies utilizing naturally occurring psilocybin and other compounds found in psychedelics for the treatment of opiate addiction, while planning for future opportunities to create proprietary psilocybin products.


Ryan Hoggan
Chief Executive Officer

For further information, readers are encouraged to contact Joel Shacker, President at +604.423.4733 or by email at [email protected]

Gold Price “Coiling” Suggests Bigger Move Coming Soon SPONSOR: Tajiri Resources $ $ $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 11:51 AM on Monday, September 14th, 2020

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(Kitco News) – Gold and silver prices are modestly up in early U.S. trading Monday. Gains in the metals are occurring despite better risk appetite in the marketplace to start the trading week. Importantly, recent sideways and choppy price action in gold has produced a bullish coiling pattern on the daily bar chart, suggesting the market is storing up energy for a bigger price move coming soon (possibly this week), and odds favor that price move being on the upside. October gold futures were last up $3.70 at $1,943.20 and December Comex silver was last up $0.163 at $27.02 an ounce.

Global stock markets were mostly up overnight. U.S. stock indexes are set for solidly higher openings when the New York day session begins. Trader and investor risk sentiment is upbeat to start the trading week. There were two big company deals announced over the weekend: Softbank plans to sell chipmaker ARM to Nvidia for more than $40 billion, and Gilead Sciences plans to acquire Immunomedics for $21 billion. Meantime, AstraZeneca said it has resumed its phase-three trial on a Covid-19 vaccine after being suspended last week. Pfizer also announced its vaccine could be distributed before year-end if all goes well with its trials.

Major central bank meetings are in the spotlight this week. The Federal Reserve, Bank of England and Bank of Japan all have monetary policy meetings this week. The Fed’s FOMC meeting will be closely scrutinized following its shift to an easing of its inflation constricts. The question remains how the FOMC puts its new policy into action.

Said an FXTM analyst in an email dispatch Monday: “From what we know now, the Fed is set up to keep interest rates near zero for a long time, possibly for several years. Given the new framework, any spike in inflation won’t translate into immediate rate hikes as the Fed wants to compensate for the lost years when they have failed to hit the target. The dot plot will be the key guide for investors and traders alike. If inflation projections remain at 2% or below for the foreseeable future, this will solidify market expectations for a low rate environment for many years to come. That said, Jay Powell would still have to explain in more detail how the new framework will be translated into policy action.”

The important outside markets today see the U.S. dollar index lower. Nymex crude oil prices are weaker and trading around $37.00. The yield on the U.S. Treasury 10-year note is trading around 0.67% today.

There is no major U.S. economic data due for release Monday but the report pace picks up rapidly on Tuesday.

Technically, the gold bulls have the firm overall near-term technical advantage, amid recent choppy and sideways trading that has produced the bullish coiling pattern. Prices are still in an overall near-term uptrend on the daily bar chart. Bulls’ next upside price objective is to produce a close in October futures above solid resistance at the September high of $1,992.50. Bears’ next near-term downside price objective is pushing futures prices below solid technical support at $1,900.00. First resistance is seen at last week’s high of $1,966.60 and then at $1,972.40. First support is seen at Friday’s low of $1,936.20 and then at $1,925.00. Wyckoff’s Market Rating: 7.0

December silver futures bulls have the firm overall near-term technical advantage. Prices are still in an overall price uptrend on the daily bar chart. Silver bulls’ next upside price objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at the August high of $30.19 an ounce. The next downside price objective for the bears is closing prices below solid support at the August low of $23.80. First resistance is seen at $27.50 and then at last week’s high of $27.755. Next support is seen at $26.565 and then at last week’s low of $25.985. Wyckoff’s Market Rating: 7.0.


European Commission Adds Lithium to Critical Raw Materials List SPONSOR: St-Georges Eco-Mining $ $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 12:48 PM on Friday, September 11th, 2020

EC reports highlighted an overlap between the location battery raw materials resources in the EU and “regions that are heavily dependent on coal or carbon-intensive industries and where battery factories are planned”. Image: EC Joint Centre for Research.

Lithium has been added to a list of raw materials deemed essential to secure supply in Europe, for the first time ever, by the European Commission.

Earlier this month the Commission presented its Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials and a “foresight study” on critical raw materials looking ahead to 2030 and 2050, as well as its updated 2020 list of materials. This list is updated every three years and identifies the raw materials that the Commission said are “most important economically and have a high supply risk”.

A statement from the EC also talked about the importance of access to certain resources to deliver the European Green Deal while preventing the shift to carbon neutrality from becoming also a shift from dependency on fossil fuels to a dependency on raw materials. This week, Members of European Parliament spoke at a webinar hosted by European energy storage industry group EASE about the vital importance of energy storage for decarbonising the continent while also ensuring security of energy supply.

The EC’s documents likewise firmly emphasised the importance of battery raw materials. While cobalt is already on that list, and lithium was added this year, the EC said it will “monitor nickel closely,” given the metal’s importance in battery production. Vanadium, used in flow batteries – as well as in steel production – is also on the 2020 list.

“A secure and sustainable supply of raw materials is a prerequisite for a resilient economy. For e-car batteries and energy storage alone, Europe will for instance need up to 18 times more lithium by 2030 and up to 60 times more by 2050,” said European Commission politician Maroš Šefčovič, who has championed the need to create battery supply chains and manufacturing capabilities in the continent.

“As our foresight shows, we cannot allow to replace current reliance on fossil fuels with dependency on critical raw materials. This has been magnified by the coronavirus disruptions in our strategic value chains.”

Šefčovič, the EC’s Vice-President for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, was instrumental in the creation of the European Battery Alliance, which has committed to investing billions of Euros into the manufacturing value chain on the continent over the next few years.

One of the projects to benefit from that Alliance, start-up Northvolt’s first gigafactory in Sweden, received its first processing equipment a few days ago, the company said. Now, the European Commission is set to formulate a similar Alliance for Critical Raw Materials.