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Deveron Commences Pilot Study with Global Crop Protection Company

Deveron UAS Corp. (CSE: DVR) (“Deveron” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has begun working with a global leader in the crop protection industry using drones to support their production activities. The project has commenced in Ontario using Deveron’s growing network of standardized drones and sensors. The pilot will run through to the completion of the 2017 grow season.

“Our pilot partner is a progressive, global leader who continues to invest in innovation that will help deliver value to their customers,” stated David MacMillan, President & CEO of Deveron. “By being one of the first company’s in the drone space to focus on a network solution of data collection, we have been able to build relationships and credibility with the world’s most important agriculture companies.”

The goal of the pilot study is to continue to validate the positive applications of drone data in farming. Deveron is handling all data collection, processing and logistics for the pilot study.

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Vanadium One names O’Brien as director, corporate dev. #TSXV $VONE

Vanadium One Energy Corp. has appointed Patrick D. O’Brien, ICDD, MIoD, a certified corporate director, to the newly created position, director of corporate development. Mr. O’Brien will also retain his seat on the Company’s Board of Directors.

Pat O’Brien is a highly skilled corporate strategist with 30 years experience, a seasoned professional manager and marketer, who is a master at negotiation. Excellent analytical skills and a sharp financial perspective have given Mr. O’Brien the ability to screen and identify promising geological targets of excellent potential over his many years in the junior mining industry.

Although not a trained geologist, Mr. O’Brien understands exploration and mining concepts very well and can assess situations and opportunities quickly and with clarity, giving him the ability to couple the right business ideals with prime projects. During his time as CEO of VanadiumCorp (PacificOre Mining, Apella Resources and Novawest Resources), Pat, along with three carefully chosen geoscientists, strategized, staked, fought for, and acquired the world renowned Fe-V-Ti asset package that now sits with them. Pat has proven to be a fierce competitor over the past 30 years in the industry and he does not believe in shortcuts. His success has been built on hard work, honesty and integrity.

Mr. O’Brien comments, “John and his team at Vanadium One have an excellent game plan. I will focus on cranking up the intensity at Vanadium One Energy as I have in the past at other companies. Respect for our team’s hard work will, without doubt, attract the best talent and best opportunities – it always does.” Mr. O’Brien went on to note; “Vanadium One’s Mont Sorcier Project, aka the Mag Bay Project, is a large tonnage asset. When we acquired a large portion of Mont Sorcier as one of the primary Fe-V-Ti foundation assets for VanadiumCorp during my tenure as VanadiumCorp’s CEO we felt Mont Sorcier had enormous potential, enough to be a company maker. It’s amazing it is now in our hands at Vanadium One Energy as a primary asset to explore and develop – how fortunate for our stakeholders!”

John Priestner, CEO of Vanadium One Energy, commented, “I look forward to having Pat’s dynamics within our ranks. We welcome Pat O’Brien as Director of Corporate Development. Pat is well recognized as a leader in the Vanadium industry and the junior mining sector alike. We look forward to the benefits of his experience, expertise, contacts and energy as the Company moves forward.”

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Nuran’s software-defined radio chosen by U.S. Navy #CSE $NUR

NURAN SELECTED BY US NAVY AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVAIR) TO SUPPLY SDR

Nuran Wireless Inc. has been selected to supply a software-defined radio (SDR), the PicoSDR 8×8, to the Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) division. This SDR is designed specifically for research on multielement arrays and overcomes one of the major technological barriers with SDR so far by supporting a very high number of antennas while maintaining phase coherency between them — a real breakthrough. As a result of the company’s commitment to innovation, Nuran Wireless is proudly joining Rockwell Collins as a supplier of software-defined radios to NAVAIR.

Nutaq Innovations, a wholly owned subsidiary of NuraN Wireless will supply its PicoSDR 8×8 software-defined radio to the NAVAIR NAWCWD located in Point Mugu, Calif. The PicoSDR allows radio frequency performance, development of beam forming, phased-array or direction finding systems, and evaluation and compatibility testing of modern Navy RF systems such as advanced radars, jammers, communication equipment and military cellphones.

“We were excited to launch the PicoSDR as we knew it was addressing an important gap in the market by reducing considerably the time and effort required by engineers to setup a prototyping platform. The fact that this product is now in the hands of major customers such as NASA and NAVAIR proves that the product really meets the needs of the market and that our expertise is being recognized by some of the biggest players of the industry” explained Martin Bedard, Co-CEO & Co-President of NuRAN Wireless.

Software-Defined Radio is used to describe a radio transmitting/receiving hardware that is reconfigurable. Software-defined radio have significant utility for military and mobile (cell phone) applications, both of which must serve a wide variety of evolving radio protocols in real time.

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Tinley prepares for new Calif. cannabis regulations

The Tinley Beverage Company Inc. has begun work toward permitting under California’s Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), which is expected to take effect on Jan. 1, 2018. The MAUCRSA was passed in June and outlines the proposed structures for both adult use (“recreational”) as well as medical use throughout the state. The Company’s current medical cannabis collective allows for sale solely within California’s present medical system. The company is also pleased to provide an update on its products and overall operations.

Hemp Extract Squeeze Supplement

The Company has sold and shipped over 1,000 bottles of its recently-announced hemp extract squeeze supplement. The product is being sold mainly via Tinley’s existing distributors, as well as via www.tinleycollective.com and third-party web sites. The suggested retail selling price is $54.99, which is comparable to similarly-dosed premium CBD oils. The Company believes this product has numerous advantages over conventional CBD oils including superior taste, absorption rate, digestibility and versatility.

Hemplify

The Company continues to work with its sales team and distributors to place Hemplify in chain and independent stores in California. The Company began an aggressive in-store demo program to raise consumer awareness and completed 18 such events in June. These events were held mainly at key accounts including Sprouts Eastlake, Bristol Farms, Lazy Acres, Erewhon, as well as at certain convenience stores and on-premises accounts. The Company expects to continue conducting intensive demo programs at select retail customer locations throughout the summer.

Sales Team

The Company has hired a full-time Territory Manager to accelerate placement of the company’s products in mainstream stores, dispensaries and online. The initial focus will be on Hemplify and the new CBD squeeze supplement, followed by the Tinley ’27 and Tinley Cocktails THC products. Critical Mass, the Company’s outsourced sales organization, has also added a convenience store specialist and will focus a portion of time on expanding Hemplify’s distribution in that channel.

Tinley ’27

As previously announced, the Company sold an initial batch of its Tinley ’27 and Tinley Cocktails cannabis drinks at the Cannabis Cup in San Bernardino, CA on the April “420” weekend. The Company also provided samples to new members of the Tinley Collective at this event. The company is currently pursuing a similar process as it did following Hemplify’s initial event sales, with a current focus on improving stability, and scaling for production. As with Hemplify’s initial launch, the Company plans to produce a series of development batches of increasing size of its THC products as part of its progression towards larger-scaled, shelf-stable production, at which point it would be ready for general sale.

Territorial Expansion

As previously announced, the Company intends to expand to other jurisdictions via its turnkey solution where drinkable cannabis products are permitted. Priority territories include Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Canada. The Company has engaged in discussions with prospective partners in these territories and intends to work to consummate such partnerships upon achieving further scale in California. In the case of Canada, such partnerships would require additional clarity surrounding the legality of drinkable and squeeze cannabis and CBD products. The Company’s long-term core focus will remain in California, as California’s current medical system represented approximately 40% of North American cannabis sales in 2016 (nearly double any other single jurisdiction) and is expected to further increase when legal adult (“recreational”) use becomes permitted on January 1, 2018.

California Adult Use Cannabis Permit The Company has begun work with an advisor in California on site selection for a bottling facility that the Company would seek to have permitted for adult (“recreational”) cannabis use under the recently-passed MAUCRSA. This would enable the Company to expand sales of its products beyond the California medical market. The Company is working to complete a review of potential sites in the coming weeks followed by submission of local and state permit applications.

This facility would house a permanent bottling line. The Company would use this line for both Tinley’s products as well as to generate co-packing and distribution service revenue from third-party cannabis beverage companies. In the meantime, the Company will continue to operate the Tinley Collective, which enables the Company to sell cannabis products throughout California’s US$2.7 billion medical cannabis system.

“Tinley continues to make progress against its business plan, and our growing line-up of CBD and THC products will reinforce recognition of the Company’s brands across the premium grocery and dispensary channels as mainstream users begin frequenting dispensaries under the new California rules on January 1, 2018,” said Jeff Maser, CEO of Tinley.

Hemplify and the Tinley squeeze supplement are currently available for purchase online at www.tinleycollective.com. For wholesale or distribution enquiries, please contact the Company at info@drinktinley.com.

Enforcer Gold Commences Diamond Drill Program At The Montalembert ​Gold Project #TSXV $VEIN

Enforcer Gold Corp (“Enforcer” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: VEIN; FSE: N071) is pleased to report on the commencement of diamond drilling at the ​Montalembert ​Gold Project. ​Enforcer has contracted Orbit Garant Drilling Inc. of Val d’Or Quebec and has budgeted for 5,000 to 8,000 m of drilling in 2017.

President & CEO, Steve Roebuck, comments​:

“We are very excited to get drilling on the Galena and No. 2 veins and test the continuity and grade of the mineralized structures at depth. This will be the first ever large-diameter core drilling on the veins, which from our experience will be key to assessing their potential. The Galena and No. 2 veins are currently the most advanced drill targets on the property, but there are several other high-priority targets that we will be advancing to drill-ready stage in the coming months.”

The drilling program will initially target the veins at ~25-50 m centres and to a vertical depth of ~200 m. The program will utilize HQ-sized coring equipment with a core diameter of 63.5 mm or 2.5 in, allowing for a much larger sample size and visual representation of the geology and mineralization. Limited drilling in 1950 used either EX or AX sized coring equipment with a core diameter of only 22-30 mm.

The Galena and No. 2 veins represent classic shear-hosted quartz-carbonate gold mineralization. This style of mineralization is the most significant source of gold in the Abitibi greenstone belt and is well known to be erratic in terms of grade and continuity. The veins typically pinch and swell, resulting in significant differences in width and grade over short distances. Such variability is clearly evident in the surface exposures of the Galena and No. 2 veins. Previous exploration work has also established an erratic distribution of coarse gold within the veins. The presence of coarse gold makes sampling and assaying of this style of mineralization especially challenging. The potential understatement or overstatement of grade is commonly referred to as the “nugget effect”.

Enforcer’s use of large diameter HQ coring is one means to mitigate the nugget effect, as a larger cut through the mineralized zone increases the chance of obtaining a representative sample. All samples collected within the zones will be analysed by the metallic screen method (2000 gram option), which compared to standard fire assay is considered a far more effective method for counteracting the effects of coarse gold. The method involves crushing, pulverizing and screening the entire sample, then separating 2000 grams of the final prepared pulp over a 100-micron dry screen. Coarse (+100 micron) and fine (-100 micron) fractions are then analyzed separately using standard fire assay procedures and the weighted average grade is reported.

To recap the history at Montalembert, the initial discovery of gold-bearing veins in the area occurred in 1949. In 1950, N.A. Timmins (1938) Inc. drilled 30 holes over several of the showings, including 7 holes below the Galena Vein and 3 holes below the No. 2 Vein. Despite multiple logged occurrences of veining and mineralization in the holes only 10 samples were collected, including 2 samples from the No. 2 vein. The results of this sampling are unknown. No further work was reported on these veins until 1973, when Rochelom Mines conducted a bulk sampling program on the Galena Vein. The sample averaged 12.69 g/t (0.37 oz/T) over 108.2 m. Following this program, the area lay dormant again until 2015 when Globex Mining staked the property and extended the exposure of the Galena and No. 2 veins. Channel sampling by Globex in 2016 reported several high-grade results as reported in the Company’s January 20, 2017 and March 1, 2017 news releases.

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Vanadium One appoints O’Brien to board #TSXV $VONE

VANADIUM LEADER PATRICK D. O’BRIEN JOINS VANADIUM ONE ENERGY BOARD

Vanadium One Energy Corp. has appointed Patrick D. O’Brien, ICDD, MIoD, to its board of directors.

Mr. O’Brien is a widely recognized and respected leader in the Canadian junior mining sector and one of the few experts in the world knowledgeable in the area of the Company’s claims regarding vanadium. Currently Mr. O’Brien is CEO and Chairperson of Junior Mining Incorporated, Executive Editor/Chairperson juniormining.com, CEO/Founder of RockStar Capital Corporation, and CEO/Chairperson of Paymaster Mining Corporation. Mr. O’Brien is a Certified Corporate Director (ICD.D designation) and Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors; and a full member of the Institute of Directors (MIoD designation), Pall Mall, England.

Mr. O’Brien has more than 25 years of Senior Corporate Management and Board of Directors experience having served as Chairperson, and Committee Chair. Patrick championed the successful roll-out of two IPOs on the TSX Venture Exchange. For one, he achieved and maintained Tier 1 Status for more than 21 years, had it appointed to the inaugural junior market index, and qualified it for trading on the United States OTCQX platform.

Mr. O’Brien, served 21 years as the CEO of what is currently known as VanadiumCorp Resource Inc., and during his tenure acquired a substantial 865 sq. km. mineral claim/permit assemblage in the heart of the Raglan Nickel-Copper-PGM camp in northern Quebec. His ambitious activities in the area led to an extensive staking rush, tens of millions of dollars of exploration in the region, and a new nickel mine being opened and acquired by a Chinese conglomerate for several hundred million dollars. Under Mr. O’Brien, VRB was able to sell to the Chinese and shift its sights onto Chibougamau, Quebec.

Following the Raglan camp sale, Mr. O’Brien continued as CEO/Chairperson of VanadiumCorp, and solidly established his presence within the Canadian Vanadium industry with the surprise staking of more than 800 sq. kms of key mineral claims in the heart of the Chibougamau, Quebec gold-copper mining camp. Like the Raglan, with Mr. O’Brien and VRB’s presence, the Chibougamau camp came alive and again a staking rush ensued. Pat’s ambitious early staking program in Chibougamau led to VanadiumCorp owning many coveted exploration assets of merit.

Mr. O’Brien then followed up the Chibougamau acquisitions with what many thought was impossible. His research led him to conclude that for some reason, perhaps error, the highly coveted “21 K-claims” as they are known, hosting what is recognized as the world-renown Lac Dore Vanadium Deposit, were about to come open. The Lac Dore was discovered by the Quebec government and was a crown asset for approximately 50 years. Mr. O’Brien successfully led the company to gain VanadiumCorp’s title to the Lac Dore claims. Mr. O’Brien is also the person who negotiated and concluded the acquisition of the Quebec based Iron-T Vanadium deposit, and controlled the large staking campaign to extend the Iron-T.

In 2009, Mr. O’Brien requested that his lead geologist, who had also spearheaded the ground staking of the Lac Dore and Lac Dore North in 2007 for VanadiumCorp, proceed to research and scope out the nearby Mont Sorcier deposit. At the recommendation of the geologist, VanadiumCorp proceeded to stake a significant portion of the 270 million tonne Mont Sorcier Vanadium-Iron Deposit. The entire Mont Sorcier deposit is now a key asset of Vanadium One Energy Corp. and lies next to the VandiumCorp deposit. As a result of his earlier due diligence, Mr. O’Brien has extensive knowledge of the Company’s Mont Sorcier Vanadium Project and considers it a valuable asset.

John Priestner, CEO of Vanadium One Energy commented, “We welcome Pat O’Brien to the board. Pat is well recognized as a leader in the Vanadium community and we look forward to drawing on his expertise as the Company moves towards securing an offtake agreement in the vanadium battery space.”

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Drone Delivery Canada and Region of Peel Partner on AED by Drone Delivery Program #CSE $FLT

Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (CSE:FLT), is pleased to announce it has entered into a partnership with Peel Regional Paramedic Services to develop the first-of-a-kind AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) delivery by drone program for the Region of Peel.

“We are delighted to be working with the Region of Peel,” commented Tony Di Benedetto, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada. “We are the only drone delivery company in Canada to successfully test and achieve Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) testing. With this achievement, now, more than ever, we are ready to explore how our technology could augment Peel Regional Paramedic Services’ AED program. Corporately, as we move to the second half of the year, we are focusing on multiple business verticals that include government and large multinational companies. This is not only game changing for us but also for our customers as end users of our proprietary drone delivery platform as we move closer to commercialization and licensing with a broad spectrum of users.”

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected community for life for more than 1.4 million people and approximately 143,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. At peak times, paramedics in 55 ambulances and eight Rapid Response Units cover 1,225 square kilometers in Peel.

DDC will work directly with Peel Regional Paramedic Services to design, prototype and test an AED drone delivery solution using Drone Delivery Canada’s logistic platform. Development, prototyping and testing initiatives will be funded by DDC and predominantly focused on a customized solution that includes a depot to depot emergency response solution.  DDC will own all intellectual property developed.

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NuRAN Selected by NASA to Supply SDR and Corporate Update #CSE $NUR

NuRAN Wireless Inc. (“NuRAN Wireless” or the “Company”) (CSE:NUR)(CSE:NUR.CN)(CNSX:NUR)(OTC PINK:NRRWF) is proud to announce it has been selected to supply a newly developed software-defined radio (“SDR”) to NASA’s Glenn Research Center. This new SDR is designed specifically for research on multi-element arrays and overcomes one of the major technological barriers with SDR so far by supporting a very high number of antennas while maintaining phase coherency between them; a real breakthrough. As a result of the company’s commitment to innovation, NuRAN Wireless is proudly joining General Dynamics, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Harris Corporation as a supplier of software defined radios to NASA.

NASA Glenn Research Center is one of ten major NASA field centers. Recently, the Center has been working with software-defined radio (SDR) developing technology for use in aeronautics and space. One of NASA’s notable endeavors is the SCAN Testbed, a SDR-based reconfigurable on-orbit Communications, Navigation, and Networking system. At the core of the SCAN Testbed are software-defined radios (SDRs).

“Being selected by NASA is further validation of the quality of talent and work that we have developed at NuRAN Wireless and Nutaq Innovations, our wholly owned engineering subsidiary. We continue to push the envelope by partnering with top tier companies around the world while maintaining our core focus on democratising access to mobile connectivity for the unconnected,” states Martin Bedard, Co-CEO at NuRAN Wireless Inc.

Software-Defined Radio is used to describe a radio transmitting/receiving hardware that is reconfigurable. Software-defined radio have significant utility for military and mobile (cell phone) applications, both of which must serve a wide variety of evolving radio protocols in real time.

Corporate Update

NuRAN is also pleased to provide a Corporate Update. 2017 has been a very busy year so far for the Company as it continues to increase its sales backlog while working on the leading edge of the next phase of its development including a collaboration on a 4G LTE BaseStation with partners such as Cavium, Facebook, Keysight and a 5G BaseStation with Viettel. Its current backlog is now over $7M with many more contracts expected to be announced over the next several months. Also important, NuRAN’s backlog now includes deployments for a number of Tier One Operators.

Highlights YTD From 2017

  • Feb 10: Nutaq Receives over $1M in New Engineering Contracts
  • Feb 21: NuRAN receives an over $1M order of its LiteCell 1.5 to be deployed for a Tier One Operator, by Africa Mobile Network (“AMN”), in Africa.
  • Feb 28: NuRAN Showcases OpenCellular Prototype at Mobile World Congress
  • Feb 28: NuRAN is retained by Facebook as a Development Partner For the Upcoming 4G LTE Version of the BaseStation
  • March 20: NuRAN Launches Facebook’s Community Cellular Manager (CCM) Software for its LiteCell Base Station
  • March 23: NuRAN Wireless Selected by Globe Telecom for Rural Mobile Deployment in the Philippines
  • April 3: NuRAN Wireless Receives a $1.254M Order for Nigeria, Africa
  • April 20: NuRAN Wireless Announces Joint Collaboration for a 5G Base Station with Viettel; a company with over 90M users and one of the largest telecom companies in the world
  • May 16: NuRAN Wireless Selected for Rural Connectivity Project in Mexico; a collaboration with the Government
  • May 25: NuRAN Wireless Receives a $4M Order for Deployment in Africa for a Tier-One Operator

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Enforcer Gold Commences Ground IP Survey At The Montalembert Gold Project #TSXV $VEIN

Enforcer Gold Corp (“Enforcer” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: VEIN – FSE: N071) along with Globex Mining Enterprises Inc. (TSX: GMX) is pleased to announce it has commenced its ground Induced Polarization (“IP”) geophysical survey at the Montalembert gold project. The 45 line-km survey will cover an approximately 1.5 x 1.5 km area over the main vein occurrences (Galena Vein & No. 2 Vein) located in the southernmost portion of the property. Géophysique TMC of Val-d’Or QC has been contracted to complete the survey and provide a 3D model, vertical sections and geophysical interpretation.

IP is one of the most useful geophysical methods in mineral exploration due to its ability to detect and characterize sub-surface disseminated mineralization and quartz. The silicified and quartz-bearing shear zones at Montalembert host 1-5% disseminated pyrite and/or pyrrhotite with trace amounts of chalcopyrite, galena and free gold. With IP, high resistivity anomalies can correspond to quartz concentrations while the relatively high IP chargeability anomalies may correspond with sulphide ± gold concentrations in the quartz veins. IP can be particularly useful in mapping the extension of a conductive mineralized zone under overburden cover, making it a valuable tool to aid in drill targeting.

In March 2017, a one-kilometre test line of IP was completed over the main vein occurrences with positive results. The 45 line-km survey is expected to be completed within three weeks of commencement and ahead of the start of diamond drilling.

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Drone Delivery Canada Achieves Major Milestone Towards Commercialization with Successful BVLOS Test Flights #CSE $FLT

Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (“DDC” or the “Company”) (CSE:FLT), is pleased to report the success of a pivotal milestone towards commercializing its drone logistics platform after becoming the first and only company of its kind in Canada to successfully achieve Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) test flights.

The success of these flights, which took place in Foremost, Alberta after DDC received a Special Flight Operating Certificate from Transport Canada, prove that DDC’s BVLOS technical capability has now passed the most important landmark which enables the DDC platform to run commercially. Comm
ercial operations are forecast to be based on a revenue model that comprises of integration fees, set up fees, and on going re-occurring revenue. DDC’s revenue is based on a traditional SaaS model format.

“We are the only pure play drone delivery company that has ever successfully achieved BVLOS flights under Transport Canada’s oversight,” says Richard Buzbuzian, President of Drone Delivery Canada. “This is a major milestone for our company. With this success in hand, we now have greater visibility than ever before to operate commercially. Additionally, more than ever, we are also seeing international inquiry for our platform. This win has been a major step forward for us, both domestically and internationally.”

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