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Manganese X Energy Metallurgical Update and Potential Metallurgical Project Collaboration with the National Research Council Canada

Montreal, Quebec–(Newsfile Corp. – April 11, 2017) – Manganese X Energy Corp. (the “Company“) (TSXV: MN) (FSE: 9SC2) (OTC Pink: SNCGF) has received preliminary results from SGS-Lakefield of chemical analyses, mineralogical characterizations and assessments of the Company’s Sharpe Farm and Moody Hill occurrences at its manganese property near Houlton-Woodstock, New Brunswick. Based on the initial drill assay results, chemical analyses showed manganese contents of 9.42 and 10.45% Mn in the Red and Grey composites respectively. From the X-ray diffraction and Qemscan (Quantitative Evaluation of Materials by Scanning Electron Microscopy) studies it was determined that the manganese occurs in several mineralogical forms including carbonates and silicates where the concentration across the various manganese-bearing species averaged 23% Mn (grey) and 27% Mn (red) with individual values of up to 45% Mn. In addition to the determination of the mineralogical composition of the samples submitted, PMA or particle map analysis was also carried out which permits measurement of individual mineral grain sizes and liberation characteristics. This information will prove invaluable as the Company moves towards assessing proposals from various research establishments with the goal of upgrading the ore to produce a marketable manganese concentrate.

In addition to a series of outreach proposals to commercial laboratories, the Company has also commenced discussions for a potential collaboration with NRC, the National Research Council Canada, which has expertise in mineral processing within the Energy, Mining and Environment sector and could offer assistance to the Company as it positions itself to be a significant supplier to the North American Li-ion market.

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Northern Sphere Mining Corp. Announces Proposed Private Placement of Flow-Through Common Shares

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – April 11, 2017) – Northern Sphere Mining Corp. (CSE: NSM) (“Northern Sphere” or the “Company”) announced today that it has entered into an engagement letter with First Republic Capital Corporation (the “Lead Agent”) pursuant to which the Lead Agent has agreed to act as lead agent for the offer and sale, on a “best efforts” private placement basis, of up to 2,000,000 flow-through common shares of the Company (“Flow-Through Shares”) at a price of $0.50 per Flow-Through for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of up to $1.0 million (the “Offering”).

The gross proceeds of the Offering will be used to fund the exploration and development of the Company’s mineral properties in Ontario, Canada. The gross proceeds received by the Company from the sale of the Flow-Through Shares will be used to incur “Canadian exploration expenses” that are “flow-through mining expenditures” (as such terms are defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada)) on the Company’s properties in Ontario which will be renounced to the subscribers with an effective date no later than December 31, 2017, in the aggregate amount of not less than the total amount of the gross proceeds raised from the issue of Flow-Through Shares.

The Company has agreed to pay the Lead Agent a corporate finance fee of 1.0% of the gross proceeds of the Offering together with broker warrants (the “Broker Warrants”) equal to 1.0% of the Flow-Through Shares sold pursuant to the Offering. The Company has also agreed to pay the agents under the Offering a sale commission of 6.0% of the gross proceeds of the Offering together with Broker Warrants equal to 6.0% of the Flow-Through Shares sold pursuant to the Offering. Each Broker Warrant entitles the holder to acquire one ordinary common share of the company at a price of $0.50 per share for a period of 24 months from the closing of the Offering.

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Mission Ready Engages First Republic Capital to Facilitate $1.5MM Convertible Debenture Financing

Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: MRS) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with First Republic Capital Corporation (the “Agent”) pursuant to which the Company will issue, on a brokered private placement basis (the “Offering”), up to CAD $1.5MM aggregate principal amount of secured convertible debentures (the “Debentures”).

The Debentures will bear interest from the date of closing at 10% per annum, paid annually upfront in common shares in the capital of the Company (each a “Share”) at a price per Share equal to the 10-day volume weighted average price of the Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange prior to the date upon which the investors make each investment. The Debentures will have a maturity date of 24 months from the Closing Date of the Offering (the “Maturity Date”). Net proceeds from the Offering will be used for the advancement of the Company’s manufacturing business, product development initiatives, and for general working capital purposes.

At the Maturity Date, the Company will repay the Debentures in full plus accrued and unpaid interest. Each Debenture shall be convertible, at the option of the Debenture holder, in whole or in part, into Shares (a “Debenture Share” or the “Debenture Shares”) in the capital of the Company at any time before the Maturity Date at a price of $0.10 per Debenture Share (the “Conversion Price”). If at any time prior to the Maturity Date the Company issues Shares at a price below $0.10 per Share, the Conversion Price shall be automatically reduced to match the issue price of the Shares. The Company acknowledges that without the prior written consent of the Debenture holder, which consent may be withheld by the Debenture holder in his or its sole discretion, the Company may not issue any securities of the Company at an issue price (the “Issue Price”) of less than $0.10 per Share unless the Company obtains the written consent of the TSX Venture Exchange to the reduction of the Conversion Price to the Issue Price or other arrangements wholly satisfactory to the Debenture holder are made.

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CKR Appoints Sheldon Inwentash Executive Chairman and Grants Options.

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – April 4, 2017) – CKR Carbon Corporation. (TSXV: CKR) (FSE: CB8) (“CKR” or the “Company”), a graphite development Company, and operator of the Aukam Vein graphite project in Namibia, is pleased to announce that Mr. Sheldon Inwentash will be joining the Board of Directors as Executive Chairman effective immediately.

Mr. Inwentash, a serial entrepreneur in the resource sector, is Chairman and CEO, of ThreeD Capital Inc., a Toronto based venture capital firm specializing in investments in junior resources, technology, and biotechnology markets. Mr. Inwentash brings more than 30 years of experience in the investment side of the resource industry to the Company. Through two decades leading Pinetree Capital, Mr. Inwentash created significant shareholder value through early investments in Queenston Mining (acquired by Osisko Mining Corp. for $550 million), Aurelian Resources (acquired by Kinross for $1.2 billion), and Gold Eagle Mines (acquired by Goldcorp for $1.5 billion) to name a few. In 2007, he was an Ontario finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. In 2012, Mr. Inwentash received an honorary degree, doctor of laws (LLD) from the University of Toronto for his valuable leadership as an entrepreneur, philanthropist and inspirational commitment to making a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families.

“We are very excited to have Sheldon join the CKR team. His vision and experience will be invaluable to the Company as we continue to advance the Aukam Graphite project. I look forward to working with Sheldon and welcome him to our Board” said Roger Moss, Chief Executive Officer.

The company has granted 4,650,000 options to directors (as to 3,400,000), officers (as to 750,000) and consultants (as to 500,000). The options are priced at $0.17 and have a 5 year term to April 4, 2022.

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NuRAN Wireless Receives a $1,254M Order for Nigeria, Africa.

NuRAN Wireless Inc. (‘Nuran Wireless” or the “Company”) (CSE:NUR) (OTC:NRRWF), a leading supplier of mobile and broadband wireless solutions to connect the next billion is pleased to announce that it has received an order for approximately $1,254 Million of its LiteCell 1.5 to be deployed for a Tier One operator in Nigeria.

On February 23, 2017, Nuran had previously announced that its GSM LiteRAN 2G solution was selected by Global Communications Extension Services Ltd (“GCES”), a wholesale operator, for an initial deployment in Nigeria for a Tier One mobile operator.

Nigeria has the largest rural population in Africa with over 95 million people living in these remote and rural areas. The mobile phone penetration rate is at 81% and mostly within the urban region. With NuRAN’s solution, the Mobile Network Operators (MNO) and/or their wholesale partners now have an alternative to bring connectivity to these underserved areas with an economically viable solution compared to typical expensive wireless infrastructure. If this deployment proves to be successful, it will lead to many additional sites to be installed over the next three years.


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Enforcer Gold releases metallic sieve assay results for the high-grade Montalebert gold project

Toronto, Ontario ​– Enforcer Gold Corp. (“Enforcer Gold” or the “Company”) (​TSX-V: VEIN, FSE: N071​) is pleased to report metallic sieves assay results from the October 2016 channel sampling campaign on the Galena vein and Vein #2.

The assaying process originally employed and reported in press release dated January 20, 2017 was the widely used and industry standard fire assay technique with atomic absorption finish on a 30-gram sample. Usually, if gold results are greater than 1 gpt (gram per tonne), the laboratory will re-analyze the sample with fire assay and gravimetric finish. Even if this method is good up to 1,000 g/t gold, it doesn’t perform well with high nugget effect as it is often the case at Montalembert. When visible gold is observed, or when high grade gold is suspected, the metallic sieve method is a preferred assay technique.

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CKR Closes $1,764,050 Brokered Private Placement Financing

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – March 29, 2017) – CKR Carbon Corporation. (TSXV: CKR) (FSE: CB81) (“CKR” or the “Company”) an anode and value-added graphite development Company and operator of the Aukam vein-graphite project in Namibia is pleased to announce that it has closed its brokered financing announced on March 23, 2017 and raised $1,764,050 (the “Private Placement“). First Republic Capital Corporation (“First Republic“) acted as its exclusive lead agent in respect of the Private Placement.

The Company placed 15,045,000 units (“Units“) at a price of CAD$0.09 per Unit for proceeds of CAD$1,354,050 and 4,100,000 flow through shares (“Flow-Through Shares“) at a price of CAD $0.10 for flow-through proceeds of CAD$410,000.

Each Unit is comprised of: (i) one common share of the Company (a “Share“); and (ii) one common share purchase warrant of the Company, with each common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant“) entitling the holder to purchase one additional common share of the Company at an exercise price of CAD$0.20 for a period of three (3) years from the date of issuance of the Units (the “Warrant Expiry Date“). In the event that the closing price of the Company’s common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange (or such other exchange on which the Company’s common shares may become traded) is CAD$0.30 or greater per common share during any 10 consecutive trading day period at any time subsequent to four months and one day after the closing date, the Warrants will expire, at the sole discretion of the Company, at 4:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on the 30th day after the date on which the Company provides notice of such accelerated expiry to the holders of the Warrants and First Republic.

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Drone Delivery Canada Granted Additional Test Flight Certificate from Transport Canada

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC or the Company) CSE – FLT, is pleased to report that it has been granted an additional Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) from Transport Canada.   The certificate will allow DDC to expand its current drone delivery testing program within Southern Ontario and accelerate its commercial testing in the Canadian skies.

“We are very pleased with the level of support we continue to receive from our Federal regulators”, commented Tony Di Benedetto, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada.  “We have been working very closely with all our stakeholders including the Canadian Federal Government to work collectively to bring this next generation technology to Canadians.   We all want to see Canada become global leaders in this cutting-edge technology.”, added Di Benedetto.

To date, DDC has received three Special Flights Operations Certificate’s (SFOC) from Transport Canada.  These testing licenses are a critical component in the licensing path for the Company as it works towards receiving its operator status from the Canadian regulators to commence commercial operations.

Drone Delivery Canada intends to launch its platform first in Canada’s northern communities with the intention to utilize its drone delivery platform to connect Indigenous communities in remote Canada to foster economic sustainability and provide greater accessibility to these communities where ever possible.

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Tinley Retains Critical Mass Group for Sales and Operations and Provides Operational Update

The Tinley Beverage Company Inc. (the “Company” or “Tinley“) (CSE:TNY)(CSE:TNY.CN)(OTC PINK:QRSRF) is pleased to announce it has retained Critical Mass Group to grow Tinley’s sales, and manufacturing functions.

Critical Mass is a partnership of proven beverage industry experts, each with a specific area of expertise that complements the others. They have a proven track record of helping growing beverage companies maximize their chance of success and achieve profitability in this highly competitive industry by optimizing supply chain management, marketing and sales/distribution. Current and past experience includes working with Arya Curcumin+, WTRMLN WTR, Invigorade Endurance Drink, Essentia, Goldthread Herbal Tonics, Bruce Lee Tea, Hydration, Tossware, Space Jam, Owl’s Brew, Flavor Infusion, Niagara Bottling, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Heinz and Soylent.

Operational Highlights

Critical Mass will provide the scale and expertise needed to manage the Company’s growing operations for its cannabis and hemp CBD beverages. Key developments include:

  • The Company’s previously-announced bottling run will be 100,000 units, comprised of its new lemon-lime flavor as well as its two existing flavors
  • The Company expects to place a purchase order for its CBD coffee creamer and is proceeding with its previously-announced CBD energy shot
  • The Company is working to release its Tinley ’27 cannabis drinks by the April 20 (“420”) weekend, and is endeavoring to complete batches for delivery to dispensaries prior to this launch
  • The Company has secured multiple sources of THC to ensure redundancy and quality
  • The 25-store trial with a major convenience store, announced on December 5, 2016, has successfully concluded, and an additional distributor has purchased half a pallet to supply the majority of these stores for continued sales
  • In just its second quarter of product availability, the Company has listed its products in premier stores including Bristol Farms (all 10 stores), Erewhon (all 3 stores), Sprouts (Chula Vista and Eastlake), GNC’s and several convenience stores and dispensaries totalling approximately 100 stores; LA Distributing Company and the Company’s sales force has now expanded and is working to place in additional independent stores and national accounts
  • Significant press continues to emerge detailing the increasing shift by consumers from alcohol to cannabis, which supports the Company’s strategy of creating alcohol-free, cannabis-infused versions of popular alcoholic beverages
  • The Company’s year-end financials due April 28; the Company does not require financing at this time

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NuRAN Wireless Selected by Globe Telecom for Rural Mobile Deployment

Quebec, QC, Canada, March 23rd, 2017 – NuRAN Wireless Inc. (“NuRAN Wireless” or the “Company”) (CSE:NUR) (OTC: NRRWF), a leading supplier of mobile and broadband wireless solutions, is pleased to announce that its equipment has been selected by Globe Telecom to perform the next phase of the operator’s ongoing rural connectivity program.

Globe’s selection of NuRAN solution follows a successful 2-site trial conducted with the same equipment in the 4th quarter of 2016. This new phase, still considered a small-scale experiment, consists of the deployment and live operation of 50 sites within various Barangays or Villages in the Philippines, all of which to be connected using a de-centralized GSM network topology. The 50 sites will use NuRAN’s LiteCell 1.5 base stations, along with the recently-announced NuRAN Open Access (NOA) software suite, which includes the Community Cellular Manager (CCM).  NOA and CCM create a new and innovative way of connecting the Next Billion, which Globe will leverage to manage prepaid charging while forging business partnerships with local and regional organizations to carry out on-ground operations.

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