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Drone Delivery Canada, University of Toronto and Defence Research & Development Canada Announce Partnership

DEVELOPMENT OF A VISION-BASED DRONE NAVIGATION SYSTEM

A Next Generation Drone Auto-Pilot Beyond Visual Line of Sight Technology

Highlights:

  • Development of Next Generation Drone Auto-Pilot Beyond Visual Line of Sight Technology
  • Partnership with University of Toronto and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)
  • DDC will have rights to use the developed intellectual property and integrate into its Proprietary FLYTE Auto-Pilot System

TORONTOMarch 22, 2017 /CNW/ – Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (CSE: FLT), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Sponsored Research and Collaboration Agreement with the University of Toronto and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada(NSERC) Collaborative Research and Development granting program to jointly develop a vision-based navigation solution for UAV’s (drones) to safely navigate without the reliance of GPS technology.

For DDC, the partnership will provide the Company leading technology on the forefront of Drone Auto-Pilot Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Technology to safely navigate without the reliance of GPS technology, moving DDC another significant step closer to commercialization. In this partnership, DDC will benefit from the intellectual property developed and will Integrate into its Proprietary FLYTE Auto-Pilot System.

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Chibougamau Independent Update

ROUYN-NORANDA, QUÉBEC–(Marketwired – March 21, 2017) – Chibougamau Independent Mines Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CBG)(STUT:CLL)(OTC PINK:CMAUF) continues to refine our understanding of the geological potential of our large mining camp land package which includes five former mines, two unmined deposits (one copper-gold, one zinc-gold-silver) the down dip of three former sizable producers and our large exploration position which includes numerous under explored drill intersections of copper and/or gold.

On January 18, 2017 Chibougamau announced the results of two drill holes on the C3 copper-gold zone of our Bateman Bay mine property. Hole BJ-16-15 intersected 6.33m (20.7ft) grading 3.65% copper and 0.82 g/t gold. Hole BJ-16-16 returned 12.5m (41ft) grading 3.61% copper and 1.72 g/t gold. True widths are approximately 60-65% of intersection widths. We recently tried to undertake a down hole geophysical survey to better define the strike of the mineralized zone, but the contractor was unable to descend the equipment in the drill holes. We are currently studying the distribution of the recent and previous drill intersections in order to plan additional drilling. Interestingly as reported in the press release, over the 90 meter down dip distance between the two new drill holes, the width of the mineralized zone and gold grade have doubled. The robust copper grade has remained constant.

This is significant in the overall context of the Chibougamau mining camp. Historically the mining camp has produced approximately 45.35 million short tons of copper ore grading 1.74% copper and 2.24 g/t gold. Using a historic metal price of USD $0.436 per pound for copper and USD $60.48 per ounce for gold, gold would represent 22.4% of the revenue from production. On the other hand, using somewhat current and conservative prices of say USD $2.50 per pound for copper and USD $1,150 per ounce for gold, would contribute 48.8% of the revenue. Historically exploration and production were focused on copper. The mining camp must now be considered a copper-gold mining camp rather than a copper mining camp with emphasis placed upon the long-ignored gold potential in addition to the historic copper focus.

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NuRAN Launches Facebook’s Community Cellular Manager (CCM) Software for its LiteCell Base Station

Quebec, QC, Canada, March 20th, 2016 – NuRAN Wireless Inc. (“NuRAN Wireless” or the “Company”) (CSE: NUR) (OTC:NRRWF), a leading supplier of mobile and broadband wireless solutions announces the launching of the Facebook Community Cellular Manager (CCM) Software for the NuRAN LiteCell base station.

With the goal of democratizing the access to mobile infrastructure solutions and enabling the emergence of innovative ways of providing connectivity to the Next Billion, NuRAN has created an innovative and distinct software for its base station products. This new software offering is known as NuRAN Open Access (“NOA”), and consists of open-source software as well as open interfaces at various layers of the mobile network protocol, including the Osmocom network-in-a-box and Facebook’s CCM software. In the second quarter of 2017, the software will have all of its elements hosted directly within the NuRAN LiteCell base station unit, effectively transforming the NuRAN base station into a self-standing and autonomous GSM network.

The NOA software creates an alternate way of providing mobile connectivity by combining the pervasiveness and effectiveness of GSM technology at the access level with the simplicity of voice-over-IP (VoIP) for the network back-end. CCM provides a cloud-based platform to monitor the network and manage subscribers without requiring extensive knowledge in mobile networking.

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CKR Announces Brokered Private Placement Financing

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – March 17, 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 retained First Republic Capital Corporation (“First Republic“) to act as its exclusive lead agent in respect of a brokered private placement to raise up to CAD$750,000.

First Republic will act as agent on a commercially reasonable efforts basis to sell up to 8,333,334 units (“Units“) of the Company at a price of CAD$0.09 per Unit to raise proceeds of up to CAD$750,000. The Company has granted First Republic the option to sell a further 5,000,000 Units to raise a further CAD$450,000 for aggregate proceeds of up to CAD$1,200,000 (collectively, the “Private Placement“).

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 Appoints Pontiac Group as its Indigenous Advisors

TORONTO, March 16, 2017 /CNW/ – Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (CSE: FLT), is pleased to announce an agreement with the Pontiac Group, an Aboriginal socioeconomic development organization, to accelerate the Company’s Northern Canadian Indigenous Communities commercialization program focused for a Nation-wide roll out of the Company’s drone logistic solution, beginning first in Northern Ontario.

“With more than 1.4 million people in Canada identifying themselves as an Indigenous person, this is a very large market for us where both the demand and benefits from employing drone delivery solutions in these remote communities is very significant,” commented Tony DI Benedetto, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada. “Pontiac Group’s management team has demonstrated to us that they have the business and community acumen to deliver what we need to succeed in this large vertical.”

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88 Capital Corp. Announces Brokered Private Placement of up to $3 Million

Vancouver, B.C. (FSCwire) – 88 Capital Corp. (TSX.V: EEC) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has retained First Republic Capital Corporation (the “Agent”) to act as agent in connection with a best efforts brokered private placement to raise gross proceeds of $3,000,000 (the “Offering”). Pursuant to the Offering, the Company intends to issue: (a) 8,000,000 units (the “Units” or individually a “Unit”), at a price of $0.125 per Unit for total gross proceeds of $1,000,000; and (b) 13,333,333 flow-through shares (“FT Shares”), at a price of $0.15 per FT Share for total gross proceeds of $2,000,000.

Each Unit will consist of one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (“Warrant”), with each Warrant being exercisable to acquire one common share of the company at a price of $0.25 for a period of 36 months following the closing date of the Offering.

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Drone Delivery Canada Announces Closing of Private Placement Offering for Gross Proceeds of $10,900,400

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – February 28, 2017) – Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (CSE: FLT) (“DDC” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce, further to its news releases dated February 6, and February 23, 2017, that it has completed its previously announced private placement offering of special warrants (the “Special Warrants”), issuing an aggregate of 31,144,000 Special Warrants at a price of $0.35 per Special Warrant for aggregate gross proceeds of $10,900,400, which includes the exercise by GMP Securities L.P. (“GMP”), as sole lead agent, of its option for an additional 1,144,000 Special Warrants.

This news release does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and such securities may not be offered or sold within the United States absent U.S. registration or an applicable exemption from U.S. registration requirements.

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NuRAN Wireless Closes $3.5M Financing Fully Subscribed

Quebec, QC, February 27th, 2017 – NuRAN Wireless Inc. (“NuRAN” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce it has closed its fully subscribed brokered private placement of senior secured convertible debentures (each a “Debenture”) for gross proceeds of $3,500,000 (the “Offering”) previously announced on February 7, 2017.  The net proceeds from the Offering (net of all fees and commissions) are intended to be used for working capital purposes, repayment of debt, acquisition of certain technology, business development, and general and administrative purposes.

In connection with the closing of the Offering, NuRAN entered into an agency agreement with First Republic Capital Corporation (“”FRC” or the “Agent”) whereby FRC had been appointed as the lead agent in connection with the Offering.  Each Debenture matures 18 months following closing, bears interest an annual rate of 12% and is convertible, at the option of the Debentureholder, in whole or in part, into common shares in the capital of NuRAN at any time before the maturity date at a price of $0.25 per common share subject to adjustment in the event that the Corporation issues common shares at a price below $0.25 per share while the Debenture is outstanding. For each $0.25 of Debenture purchased, subscribers will receive (i) one-half of one transferable share purchase warrant (an “A Warrant”), with each whole A Warrant entitling the holder thereof to acquire one common share at a price of $0.30 per warrant share until the date that is 24 months from the closing date; and (ii) one-half of one transferable share purchase warrant (a “B Warrant”), with each whole B Warrant entitling the holder thereof to acquire one warrant share at a price of $0.45 per share until the date that is 36 months from the closing date. In the event that the closing price of NuRAN’s common shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange is $0.60 or greater per common share during any twenty (20) consecutive trading days period at any time after 4 months from the Closing Date and within 24 months after the closing date, the B Warrant will expire, at the sole discretion of NuRAN, at 4:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on the 30th day after the date on which NuRAN provides notice of acceleration to the B Warrant holders. The Corporation shall be entitled to prepay the full amount of the Debentures without penalty at any time after 6 months from their issuance date. As a condition of the Debentures and Agency Agreement NuRAN and its wholly owned subsidiary, Nutaq Innovation Inc. (“Nutaq”) granted security over their respective assets by way of Hypothec, NuRAN entered into a general security agreement over all present and after acquired property of NuRAN and Nutaq provided a guarantee securing the obligations of NuRAN under the Debentures.

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NuRAN Wireless Receives an Over $1 Million Order for Africa

Quebec, QC, Canada, February 21st, 2017 – 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 over $1 Million order of its LiteCell 1.5 to be deployed for a Tier One operator, by Africa Mobile Network (“AMN”), in Africa.

Following the successful trial announced on November 29, 2016, NuRAN received from AMN an initial order of hundreds of units of its LiteCell 1.5 to be delivered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the first half of 2017. According to AMN’s forecasts, the objective is to deploy thousands of units in the upcoming 3 to 4 years throughout Africa.

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Manganese X First Phase Drill Program Intersects Wide Widths of Manganese Oxide Near Surface

Manganese X Energy Corp. (TSXV: MN) (FSE: 9SC2) (OTC Pink: SNCGF) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce assay results from the recently completed diamond drill program at its Houlton Woodstock manganese property located in Carleton County, 5 km NW of Woodstock, New Brunswick. The drilling program consisted of 16 holes totalling 3,589 meters, and was designed as an initial evaluation of three historic manganese occurrences on the property (Iron Ore Hill, Sharpe Farm and Moody Hill). In addition, the drill program provides core samples for metallurgical testing, planned for 2017.

Five holes totalling 1,051 m were completed in the Iron Ore Hill sector of the property and eleven holes totalling 2,538 m in the Sharpe Farm – Moody Hill sectorDrilling was completed over a 1.8 km strike length of the prospective manganese occurrence trend. During the drill program, emphasis was placed on the Sharpe Farm – Moody Hill sector, henceforth called the Battery Hill Deposit by the Company.

Conclusion from the Battery Hill Deposit Drill Program:

The initial drill program, consisting of wide spaced drill holes, has confirmed significant widths of near surface manganese mineralization over a strike length of approximately 1.5 km.

Intersection widths of up to 87.7 m (287.7 ft) and MnO grades of up to 21.5% were encountered as shown on the table below.

Mineralization remains open to depth and along strike.

Based on the current drill results, the mineralization shows good continuity and has been intersected from surface to vertical depths of 115 meters. The Company is exploring the property with the objective of potential future development through low cost open pit mining.

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