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Top Gold Stocks To Watch In October

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Will these gold stocks go up in value this month?

Investing in gold stocks can be a difficult process these days. If you look at the market, there are so many potential companies to invest your money into. Gold stocks refer to companies that mine and refine gold and are publicly traded. These gold stocks offer a good investment opportunity for those who do not want to physically buy the metals.

There are plenty of mining stocks to watch but gold seems to be the most popular among them all. This has been a trend all throughout history. Often when the U.S. dollar is performing negatively, people will move their money into a physical asset such as gold or silver. So when the pandemic struck last year, it is no surprise that it sparked the largest gold rally in history.

Gold stocks can be confusing considering a large amount of uncertainty in the market. It is important to stay up to date on the latest news if you are investing. This can be anything from sector news, world news, to company-specific news. Looking at the volume of a stock is also useful when investing. Now it will be interesting to see how gold stocks perform in the future. Right now, let’s look at three that have potential in the market.

Top Gold Stocks To Watch

  1. Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE: AEM)
  2. Royal Gold Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLD)
  3. IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG)

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE: AEM)

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited is an exploration, development, and production-based mineral property business. It runs properties in Canada, Mexico, and Finland. The company will produce and sell gold deposits, as well as silver, zinc, and copper deposits. Its main property is the LaRonde mine in Canada. As of December 31st, 2020, its LaRonde mine had a mineral reserve of about 3.8 million ounces of gold.

On September 28th, Agnico Eagle and Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. announced a merger of equals to create the highest-quality senior gold producer. In the terms of the merger, Kirkland Lake will be absorbed by Agnico Eagle. This deal will make Agnico Eagle have the lowest unit costs, highest margins, most favorable risk profile, and industry-leading best practices in environmental, social, and governance according to the company. The company is now expected to have $2.3 billion of available liquidity, a mineral reserve base of 48 million ounces of gold, and more.

CEO of Agnico Eagle, Sean Boyd said, “This merger starts a new chapter in Agnico Eagle’s 64-year history and creates the leading low-risk global gold company with growing production, low costs, and strong ESG leadership.” Following this announcement, AEM stock has gone up in the market. It will be interesting to see how the companies perform as one in the future. For now, will AEM be on your list of mining stocks to watch?

Royal Gold Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLD)

Royal Gold Inc. is another mining stock that has an interesting market history. This is a royalty-based gold company that acquires and manages various royalties, metal streams, and other related assets. The resources it searches for are gold, silver, copper, zinc, nickel, lead, and cobalt. Royal Gold has more than 187 properties on 5 continents. Included in this is interest in 41 producing mines and 16 developmental stage projects.

On September 28th, Royal Gold participated in the Renmark Financial Communications Virtual Non-Deal Roadshow Series. On Tuesday, October 12th, the company will be presenting at the John Tumazos Very Independent Research LLC 2021 Virtual Conference.  The VP of Investor Relations and Business Development, Alistair Baker will be participating in the event, which is taking place between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Based on its recent developments, is RGLD a company that could make your gold stock watchlist in October?

IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG)

IAMGOLD Corporation is a large Canadian gold mining company with operations around the world. The company reportedly has four mines currently operating which together are producing around 800,000 ounces of gold per year. Recently, IAMGOLD has continued to explore new mines across the three continents it works in. The company has an interest in the Rosebel mine, Essakane mine, Westwood mine, and many more.

On September 27th, the company announced its commitment to achieving net negative greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This is part of the company’s plan to undertake comprehensive action to combat climate change. Initial work will focus on defining specific options to address on its largest sources of emissions. Currently, IAMGOLD’s largest source of emissions is heavy and light vehicle fleets and power generation and supply. The company’s commitments will be updated in 2025 to include its targets on is Scope 3 emissions.

CEO and President Gordon Stothart said, “In our view, reversing the effects of climate change does not mean stabilizing emissions; it demands that we reduce the total volume of greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere and the world’s oceans year over year. We know that we are losing habitat at an unsustainable pace. We believe that the mining industry must do its part to be a driver of habitat creation.” Based on this new information, will IAG stock make your October watchlist?

Top Gold Stocks To Buy?

If you’re looking for the best gold stocks to buy, sometimes things can be confusing. That is why looking at the latest developments in the market can often be extremely useful when buying gold stocks. There is no telling what direction things could go in right now because of the volatility in the market. So which gold stocks will make your watchlist as we enter the new month?

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Canada’s Top Renewable & Clean Energy Stocks for October 2021

There’s no questioning the fact that as a population we’re moving towards cleaner, greener forms of energy. Fossil fuels will be a thing of the past, and…

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There's no questioning the fact that as a population we're moving towards cleaner, greener forms of energy. Fossil fuels will be a thing of the past, and the world will benefit immensely from it.

How long will it take before Canadian renewable companies dominate the energy scene? It's difficult to say. But if I were to guess, not long at all. That's why you need to have a look at these Canadian stocks before it's too late.

The renewable energy vs fossil fuel debate is a heated one

The effects of fossil fuels on the climate and climate change in general is an extremely touchy subject, and arguments from both sides tend to pack a sizable punch in terms of support. Plus, much like Canadian gold stocks, fossil fuel companies rely heavily on a commodity and can be quite cyclical.

But all while this is happening, green energy companies here in Canada are quietly amassing large asset bases and production capacities. It's an investment gold mine.

Your best bet as an investor is to funnel out the noise and instead take a position in a strong TSX listed renewable energy stock.

Because it's a matter of when, not if these companies take over as the primary method of energy generation

And while people sit on the sidelines, squabbling over if swapping to renewables is worth it, you can be making boatloads of money off of it.

Don't believe me? These clean energy companies have crushed the returns of the TSX Index.

So if you're new to buying stocks here in Canada, you may want to know what exactly these Canadian renewable energy companies do. Lets go over it.

What exactly do Canadian renewable energy companies do?

Renewable energy is defined as such:

"energy from natural resources that can be naturally replenished within a human lifespan." - Natural Resources Canada

Renewable energy companies provide sources of power that are often considered cleaner and more sustainable including but not limited to:

  • Hydroelectric
  • Wind
  • Solar
  • Biomass
  • Hydrogen

Renewable energy provides nearly 20% of Canada's energy supply, with hydroelectricity accounting for over half of that.

A common misconception with Canadian green energy companies? 

Renewable companies aren't the new kids on the block, despite many thinking so.

In fact, they have been around for quite some time now, and as a result clean energy stocks provide stable and reliable cash flows, much like regulated utility giants Fortis, Canadian Utilities and Emera.

The end result?

Clean energy companies are able to provide strong dividends to go along with upside potential in an ever growing industry.

Let’s take a closer look at four renewable energy companies we think are the cream of the crop here in Canada for 2021.

As requested by many readers, we've also added a solar energy company to the list in this most recent update. Solar stocks in Canada have been around for a while, but have remained relatively unknown due to high costs, and investors are starting to gain interest

What are the best Canadian renewable energy stocks?

4. Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ:CSIQ)

Canadian Solar Stock

One of the primary reasons we've never included a Canadian solar company on this list of renewable energy stocks is the fact that the best of the best trades down south on the NASDAQ.

However, due to increasing demand we figure we'd start talking about Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ:CSIQ).

Solar stocks in general have surged as of late, but since its lows in March 2020 Canadian Solar has shot up over 81%.

The stock has dipped significantly from all time highs however as renewable energy companies have gone through a significant correction. But, there is still a bullish attitude.

We think investors, and analysts for that matter, are finally starting to see the potential in the once small cap Canadian (but U.S. traded) company.

Canadian Solar benefits from a fairly low cost of production and has a decent amount of projects planned for the future.

Initially, solar power faced a lot of criticism. Production costs were extremely high, and it wasn't looked at as a permanent solution to dirtier forms of power.

But the fact is, we wouldn't even need to capture one-hundredth of a percent of the energy hitting the earth in a year to be able to scrap every other form of energy generation. And as costs of production come down, it's becoming a more feasible clean energy generation method.

Canadian Solar has been a very frustrating stock for those buying it as a value investment.

But interestingly enough, even with a 81% run up, Canadian Solar is still fairly valued considering the future of solar energy.

Trading at only 0.38 times 2021 expected sales and 14.23 times 2021 expected earnings, valuations are not outrageous. The company has been fairly inconsistent with its growth, which is why the market isn't really willing to pay a high earnings multiple. But again, most of its inconsistencies have been as a result of what we've stated above.

Growth is expected to pick back up in 2022 and 2023, and 2023 expected revenue of $7B USD would mark a 100% increase from 2020 revenue of $3.47B. There is promise in the industry, and at current valuations the company is certainly worth a look.

Keep in mind however, this is the only renewable energy stock on this list that doesn't currently pay a dividend, and we would classify this stock as the highest risk of the bunch as well.

CSIQ 5 year performance vs the NASDAQ:


3. Northland Power (TSX:NPI)

Northland Power Logo

Northland Power (TSX:NPI) is a pure-play renewable energy company, and one that has been in business for a long period of time. The company was established in 1987, and operates nearly 2.8 GW of electricity, with potential future capacity in excess of 5 GW.

Northland has witnessed some incredible growth in terms of earnings over the last 3 years with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in excess of 30%. The company has also managed to more than double revenue since 2015.

The bulk of the company's renewable operations are located in Eastern Canada.

In fact, the farthest the company reaches out west are two facilities in Saskatchewan - its Spy Hill facility with 86 MW of production and its North Battleford facility, with 260 MW of production. Both of these facilities generate power by burning natural gas and full contracts are established until 2036 and 2033 respectively.

The company has a total of 27 assets, 2 of which we've already talked about. With 19 facilities in the province, Northland has a high percentage of its assets in Ontario. Quebec has 2 wind farms, while the Netherlands and Germany have one wind farm each, Netherlands being offshore.

The renewable company closed on its acquisition of EBSA back in September of 2019, a Colombian regulated utility company for around $1.05 billion. EBSA serves nearly half a million customers, and its revenue is highly regulated, thus highly reliable. It also provides Northland Power with strong revenue outside of North America.

In terms of performance, Northland Power, at least over the last year and a half, has not disappointed. Much like other Canadian renewable energy stocks, it was hit hard in the correction at the start of 2021. However, it held on better than most and didn't witness the volatility that many small/micro cap renewable companies did.

The company currently has a yield in the high 2% range and a payout ratio in terms of earnings of 104%. This payout ratio looks high, however the dividend is well covered by cash flow at 16.09%.

Northland Power's lack of dividend growth is one of the primary reasons it falls short on this list. Especially considering the company has ample room to grow it.

But, don't let that fool you, this is still a very strong renewable energy stock, one that has actually faced some recent weakness due to seasonal and temporary issues with its windfarms.

NPI.TO 5 year performance vs the TSX:

TSE:NPI vs TSX Index

2. Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners (TSX:BEP.UN)

Brookfield Renewable Partners

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners (TSX:BEP.UN) is another pure-play renewable company and is one of the fastest growing by a landslide. The company is expected to grow earnings at a rate of nearly 40% over the next 5 years.

To add to this, the company is already the fastest growing pure-play renewable energy company in the country with a compound annual growth rate of 10.71%.

The company has over 20,000 MW of capacity and just shy of 6000 facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and South America.

The company's goal is to deliver shareholders annual returns in the 12-15% range. Thus far, it has more than accomplished its objective.

The company's portfolio consists of wind, solar, storage facilities and distributed generation and most importantly, hydroelectric, which makes up over 62% of its portfolio. An interesting note, this is down from the 75% that was noted last time we updated this article, a sign the company is diversifying its asset base.

Back in March of 2020, the company entered an agreement to buy Terraform Energy in an all stock deal. Why are we still mentioning this year later? Well, this purchase made Brookfield Renewable Partners the biggest pure-play renewable energy company in the world.

The company pays a generous dividend, north of 3%, and the dividend accounts for only 80%~ of funds from operations.

Management has stated they want its dividend to grow by 5-9% annually over the next 5 years. This would be an increase over its past results, so it will be interesting to see how the company performs.

Renewable companies faced a significant correction in 2021, which will be evident in the performance chart below. In our eyes, all this did was make Brookfield Renewables more attractive.

In our last update of this piece, we had stated that valuation was one of the main reasons it was number 3 on this list. Well, we've bumped it up to number 2 now due to its recent correction.

The company also set up a Canadian corporation, BEPC, to be the "equivalent" to the partnership BEP.UN. This is primarily a tax consideration, one that you'll need to figure out on your own which one is best for you.

Brookfield Renewables 5 year performance vs the TSX:


1. Algonquin Power (TSX:AQN)


Algonquin Power & Utilities (TSX:AQN) is a diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility company. The company provides rate regulated natural gas, water, and electricity generation, transmission, and distribution utility services to over 1 million customers in the United States and Canada.

The company is engaged in the generation of clean energy through its portfolio of long term contracted wind, solar and hydroelectric generating facilities representing more than 1,600 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity.

There are a few things we really like about the company, but there's one thing that stands out with Algonquin, and that is its growth rates.

Algonquin is one of the fastest growing utility companies on the TSX Index. In fact, the company grew earnings by 33% in 2020, and prior to a very unfortunate one-off event in Texas that ended up costing the company $55 million, analysts expected strong growth in 2021 as well.

They've changed their tune now, and overall it will be a flat or even shrinking year for Algonquin. But, it's important to understand that this is very temporary, and we'd expect the company to get back to growth in 2022. In fact, the company expects to inject $9.4B USD into capital projects through 2025, adding more than 1.6 GW of capacity.

2021 aside, you're not going to find many utility companies on the index that provide this kind of growth, especially one that offers a rock solid dividend to go along with it.

Algonquin, at the time of writing, yields north of 4%. In terms of earnings this works out to be a payout ratio of around 40%.

With a dividend growth streak of 10 years, the company has proven to be capable of consistently raising its dividend. In fact, Algonquin is one of the few Canadian Dividend Aristocrats that raised the dividend during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Algonquin is a top 5 holding in one of Canada's biggest utility ETFs, and pays its dividend in US dollars, providing an even more attractive proposition to Canadian investors.

AQN.TO 5 year performance vs the TSX

TSE:AQN vs TSX Index

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Cypress Development to start pilot plant program for Clayton Valley Lithium Project, Nevada

Cypress Development Corp. (TSXV: CYP) (OTCQB: CYDVF) (Frankfurt: C1Z1) (“Cypress” or “the Company”) is pleased…

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Cypress Development Corp. (TSXV: CYP) (OTCQB: CYDVF) (Frankfurt: C1Z1) (“Cypress” or “the Company”) is pleased to report that the assembly of the pilot plant for the Company’s 100%-owned Clayton Valley Lithium Project in Nevada is complete. The pilot plant is located at a metallurgical facility approximately 100 miles south of the project. Purchasing of items for the pilot plant began in March and work progressed through the summer. With assembly and operational testing of component equipment finished, test extraction of lithium from the project’s sample material will begin next week. The pilot plant will utilize chloride-based leaching combined with the Chemionex—Lionex process for direct lithium extraction (DLE), as described in previous announcements.

“The completion of the pilot plant represents a significant milestone and marks the culmination of months of work by Cypress, our consultants, and contractors” stated Bill Willoughby, President and CEO of Cypress. “This work, under the direction of Continental Metallurgical Services and supported by the management and personnel of del Sol Refining, Inc., has resulted in a pilot plant that embodies the research that went into our process flowsheet. The testing ahead will be one of the larger piloting efforts to extract lithium from clay in the world, and the only one based on a chloride approach to leaching. While the ultimate goal is to demonstrate the production of lithium hydroxide from our claystone resource on a larger scale, the results from the various areas within the plant, from leaching and tailings handling, to solution treatment and recycling, chemical usage and water balance, will provide the data necessary to carry the project forward to the feasibility level.”

The Company’s pilot plant is configured to use chloride-based leaching to liberate the lithium from the project’s claystone. This was based on results from an internal scoping study completed in January 2021, which determined additional benefits in the areas of economics, process, and the environment when using a chloride-based rather than a sulphate-based leaching process. The sulphate-based process remains a viable alternative as detailed in the project’s Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS, effective Date August 5, 2020 and amended March 15, 2021).

Pilot Plant Program Objectives

The pilot plant is intended to confirm the extraction of lithium from the Company’s Clayton Valley Lithium Project, in following the recommendations outlined in the Company’s PFS.

There are four main sections in the pilot plant: leaching, tailings handling, pregnant leach solution (PLS) treatment and the Chemionex—Lionex DLE process area. Two additional processing steps will be conducted off-site at NORAM Engineering and Construction, Ltd’s B.C. Research Laboratory in Richmond, Canada; these steps will take the concentrated lithium solution and a portion of the depleted solution following DLE for the production of lithium hydroxide and the generation of hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide.

Each section in the pilot plant has specific objectives. The leaching section will work to improve leach conditions and confirm lithium extraction into PLS. Testing of various feed size and grade of the claystone, reagent mixtures, and water balance will aid in optimization at scale.

The tailings handling section will utilize a counter current decantation arrangement of thickener settlers and flocculant mixing, with the objective of determining materials handling, moisture content and water consumption. Testing in this stage will provide key information for water requirements and design of tailings facilities.

The PLS treatment section will remove impurities prior to introduction into the DLE process through two-stage neutralization and filtration, a tertiary stage will follow the DLE process prior to recycling of solution back to leaching.

The DLE section consists of Chemionex’s—Lionex DLE technology and will test compatibility of the PLS to be further concentrated with this process. Cypress was granted an option, upon completion of the pilot plant program, to license this process for commercial use at its project.

The final two steps will be conducted by NORAM Engineering, these will treat the concentrated lithium solution from the DLE portion of the pilot plant to produce lithium hydroxide and test the stripped leach solution for compatibility for recycling to the leaching section of the plant.

Pilot Plant Photos


About Cypress Development Corp

Cypress Development Corp. is a Canadian advanced stage lithium exploration company, focused on developing its 100%-owned Clayton Valley Lithium Project in Nevada, USA. Work completed by Cypress led to the discovery of a world-class resource of lithium-bearing claystone adjacent to the Albemarle Silver Peak mine, North America’s only lithium brine operation. The results of a positive Pre-Feasibility Study for the Clayton Valley Lithium Project were announced by Cypress Development in August 2020. Cypress Development trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol CYP, and on the OTCQB under the symbol CYDVF.




President & Chief Executive Officer


For further information, please contact:

Spiros Cacos | Vice President, Investor Relations

Direct: +1 604 764 1851 | Toll Free: 1 800 567 8181 | Email [email protected]




Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions and are identified by words such as “expects,” “estimates,” “projects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “could,” “scheduled,” and other similar words. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that management of the Company expects, are forward-looking statements. Although management believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements if management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements, include market prices, exploration, and development successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Please see the public filings of the Company at for further information.

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Hawkmoon assays 3.0 metres at 11.25 grams per tonne gold with grades up to 30.9 grams per tonne on the Wilson property, situated in Quebec’s Abitibi Greenstone Belt

Hawkmoon Resources Corp. (CSE:HM; FSE:966) (“Hawkmoon” or the “Company”) has received additional assay results for…

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Hawkmoon Resources Corp. (CSE:HM; FSE:966) (“Hawkmoon” or the “Company”) has received additional assay results for eight (8) drill holes (the “Holes”) from its 5,031 metre summer drill program on the Wilson Gold Project (“Wilson” or the “Property”). The Property is situated approximately 15 kilometres east of the town of Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Québec and 170 kilometres northeast of the city of Val-d’Or.

Highlights of the Eight Drill Holes Disclosed in this News Release

  • Eight drill holes are covered by this news release including receiving assays up to 30.9 grams per tonne gold at the Toussaint Showing (“Toussaint”);
  • High grade samples are associated with local visible gold in core;
  • Assay results are pending for another fourteen Holes drilled between the Toussaint and east of the Midrim Showing (“Midrim”) this past summer.

The highest gold values were 30.9 grams per tonne (“g/t”) in Hole HMW 21-08 and 22.70 g/t in Hole HMW 21-13. Refer to table 1 below, which highlights certain gold assays received to date. The results represent down-hole lengths and not necessarily true widths. The Company also awaits the metallic sieve fraction for one sample in each of Holes HMW 21-08 and HMW 21-13. This may or may not adjust the two highest grade gold intercepts, as coarse gold can be present in the general area.

Table 1: Highlights of Gold Assays Received for Wilson

Mineralization Style

All the Holes intercepted Toussaint mineralization (the “Mineralization”). This Mineralization is generally a beige to pale grey coloured volcanic tuff which has been foliated, sheared and strongly altered. Alteration is dominated by silica, sericite and calcite. Ankerite and chlorite alteration are present to a lesser degree. The Mineralization often displays a striped appearance due to abundant parallel laminations. Mineralization is present as pyrite, chalcopyrite and locally as visible gold. Quartz veins as well as veinlets of sulphide minerals are parallel or sub parallel to the foliation.

Summary of the Holes Disclosed in this News Release

The Holes were completed around the Toussaint. Holes HMW 21-03 and HMW 21-04 were drilled on the western side of the Toussaint. Holes HMW 21-07 and HMW 21-08 were drilled in the forest to the north of the Toussaint. Holes HMW 21-10 to 21-13 were drilled on the eastern portions of the Toussaint. Hole HMW 21-14 targeted an induced polarity (“IP”) anomaly to the east of the Toussaint. A map showing the location of the drill holes are outlined in figure 1. Results from the drill holes in red are disclosed in this news release.

Branden Haynes, President of Hawkmoon, states “We are all enthused to keep receiving positive gold results from our summer drill program on the Wilson project. We now have received assays for half the drill holes we completed on Wilson. Hawkmoon looks forward to receiving the results from the other fifteen holes in the upcoming weeks.”

Figure 1: Map of drill holes disclosed in this news release

About Hawkmoon Resources

Hawkmoon is focused entirely on its three Quebec gold projects. Two of these projects are in one of the world’s largest gold deposits, the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. Both these gold projects are accessed by government-maintained roads and are in close proximity to each other east of the town of Lebel sur Quévillon. The third project is situated in the Belleterre Gold Camp southwest of Val-d’Or.

Qualified Person

The technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Thomas Clarke P.Geo., Pr.Sci.Nat. Mr. Clarke is a “Qualified Person” under NI 43-101 and is a Director and the Vice President Exploration of Hawkmoon.



“Branden Haynes”

Branden Haynes, Chief Executive Officer

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements. The use of the word “expected”, “projected”, “pursuing”, “plans” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release include statements regarding: the Company’s drill program at the Wilson property; receiving assay results for the fourteen additional holes and receiving the metallic sieve fraction for one sample in each of Holes HMW 21-08 and HMW 21-13. The forward-looking statements are made as at the date hereof and the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, where because of new information, future events or results, or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

For more information, please contact Branden Haynes, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Email: [email protected];  Telephone: 604-817-1595

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