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Teck Provides Update on Severe Weather Impacts in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, British Columbia., Dec. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) today provided…

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia., Dec. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) today provided an update to sales and production guidance, related to logistics disruptions caused by heavy rain, flooding and mudslides in British Columbia, Canada.

B.C. Logistics Disruptions
Rail service between west coast terminals and Teck’s B.C. operations remains impacted by recent heavy rains and flooding, with both CN and CP operating at reduced levels following service interruptions.

As a result of the rail disruption, primarily affecting shipments to Neptune and Westshore terminals in the Lower Mainland, we now estimate our fourth quarter steelmaking coal sales at 5.2 – 5.7 million tonnes, compared to 6.4 – 6.8 million tonnes previously. We have diverted shipments to Ridley Terminals in Prince Rupert to maximize sales during the quarter, which will affect our transportation costs for the quarter. CN and CP are reporting positive progress on restoring service capacity and are continuing to increase Teck shipments to Lower Mainland terminals. We expect that when rail service is fully restored we will be able to substantially recover delayed fourth quarter sales in the first half of 2022.

Strong logistics chain performance leading up to the heavy rain events resulted in historically low clean coal inventories at our operations, mitigating impacts on production volumes. To date, we have not idled any processing facilities and continue to stockpile clean coal at sites and manage available railing capacity to minimize production impacts. As a result, we expect annual steelmaking coal production of 24.5 – 25.0 million tonnes, compared to our previous guidance following the wildfires in the third quarter of nearly 25 million tonnes.

We now estimate our 2021 annual adjusted site cash cost of sales to be approximately $64 – $66 per tonne, slightly above the upper end of our previous guidance of $59 – $64 per tonne.

Due to the ongoing rain-related rail disruptions and associated demurrage costs in the fourth quarter, in addition to previously disclosed wildfire impacts and inflationary pressures, we now expect 2021 full year transportation costs of $44 – $46 per tonne compared to our previous guidance of $42 per tonne or slightly higher for the year.

We note that increased costs are more than offset by continued strong steelmaking coal prices through the second half of 2021. The average steelmaking coal price for the three months ending November 30, 2021 settled at US$371 per tonne, US$168 higher per tonne on an FOB basis than the three month average at end of August 2021, and US$254 higher than the three month average at the end of May 2021, compared to only $3 per tonne higher transportation cost, based on the mid-point of our updated annual guidance.

While there has been no impact to production at Highland Valley Copper, up to 4,500 tonnes contained copper in concentrate sales are also at risk of being delayed into the first quarter of 2022 due to logistics chain disruptions.

Teck is focused on protecting the health and safety of employees and contractors, and there is currently no risk to health and safety or infrastructure at Teck’s B.C. operations from heavy rain impacts.

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking information and forward-looking statements as defined in applicable securities laws (collectively referred to as forward-looking statements). These statements relate to future events or our future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. The use of any of the words “anticipate”, “plan”, “continue”, “estimate”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “project”, “predict”, “potential”, “should”, “believe” and similar expressions is intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. These statements speak only as of the date of this news release.

These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning: updated 2021 annual and Q4 steelmaking coal production guidance; anticipated recovery of normal rail service, our ability to recover lost Q4 coal sales in the first half of 2022, and possible impacts on Q4 copper sales for HVC; confirmation of steelmaking coal guidance provided July 26, 2021; and updated annual cost of sales and transportation cost guidance for steelmaking coal.

These statements are based on a number of assumptions, including, but not limited to, assumptions regarding weather conditions, general business and economic conditions; our ability to secure adequate transportation, including rail, pipeline and port services, for our products; continuing availability of water and power resources for our operations; our ability to procure equipment and operating supplies in sufficient quantities and on a timely basis; the availability of qualified employees and contractors for our operations; the outcome of our coal volume negotiations with customers; and our ongoing relations with our employees and with our business and joint venture partners. Statements concerning future production costs and volumes are based on numerous assumptions regarding operating matters and on assumptions that: counterparties perform their contractual obligations; operating and capital plans will not be disrupted by issues such as mechanical failure, unavailability of parts and supplies, labour disturbances, interruption in transportation or utilities, and adverse weather conditions. The foregoing list of assumptions is not exhaustive.

Factors that may cause actual results to vary materially include, but are not limited to: changes in market demand for our products; inaccurate geological and metallurgical assumptions (including with respect to the size, grade and recoverability of mineral reserves and resources); unanticipated operational difficulties (including failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate in accordance with specifications or expectations, cost escalation, unavailability of materials and equipment; government action; industrial disturbances or other job action, adverse weather conditions and unanticipated events related to health, safety and environmental matters); union labour disputes; impact of COVID-19 mitigation protocols; failure of customers or counterparties (including logistics suppliers) to perform their contractual obligations; and negative changes or deterioration in general economic conditions.

The forward-looking statements in this news release and actual results will also be impacted by the effects of COVID-19 and related matters. The overall effects of COVID-19 related matters on our business and operations and projects will depend on how the ability of our sites to maintain normal operations, and on the impacts on our suppliers, customers and markets for our products. Continuing operating activities is highly dependent on the progression of the pandemic and the success of measures taken to prevent transmission.

We assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements except as required under securities laws. Further information concerning risks and uncertainties associated with these forward-looking statements and our business can be found in our Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed under our profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and on EDGAR (www.sec.gov) under cover of Form 40-F, as well as subsequent filings that can also be found under our profile.

About Teck
As one of Canada’s leading mining companies, Teck is committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, zinc, and steelmaking coal, as well as investments in energy assets. Copper, zinc and high-quality steelmaking coal are required for the transition to a low-carbon world. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Teck’s shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK. Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources.

Investor Contact:
Fraser Phillips
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Strategic Analysis
604.699.4621
[email protected]

Media Contact:
Chris Stannell
Public Relations Manager
604.699.4368
[email protected]


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Ford Nicholson Announces Filing of Early Warning Report Related to Earl Resources Limited

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – January 21, 2022) – Ford Nicholson announced today that on December 22, 2021 he acquired, directly or indirectly,…

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – January 21, 2022) – Ford Nicholson announced today that on December 22, 2021 he acquired, directly or indirectly, beneficial ownership, control or direction over 4,927,592 common shares (the “Purchased Shares“) of Earl Resources Limited (the “Company“). Mr. Nicholson acquired the Purchase Shares on December 22, 2021 through share purchase transactions between Mr. Nicholson and various private sellers at a price of $0.035, for an aggregate purchase price of $17,246.58 (the “Share Acquisitions”). 1,122,543 of the Purchased Shares were acquired directly by Mr. Nicholson and 3,805,049 Shares were acquired through Kepis & Pobe Financial Group Inc. and Kepis & Pobe Investments Inc., entities wholly-owned by Mr. Nicholson. The Purchased Shares represent 14.64% of the current number of issued and outstanding common shares of the Company. Mr. Nicholson now beneficially owns or controls, directly or indirectly, an aggregate of 5,635,092 common shares, representing 14.64% of the Company’s issued and outstanding common shares.

As a result of inadvertence on the part of Mr. Nicholson, an early warning report and new release required by applicable securities for the Acquisition was not filed. Until all compliance issues related to Mr. Nicholson’s failure to file early warning and insider reports have been resolved, Mr. Nicholson will not acquire and/or dispose of any securities of the Company.

Mr. Nicholson acquired the Purchased Shares for private investment purposes and may, in the future and subject to applicable law, increase or decrease his beneficial ownership or control over securities of the Company depending upon a number of factors, including but not limited to general market and economic conditions and other available investment opportunities.

An early warning report reflecting the above noted is now available under the Company’s sedar profile at www.sedar.com. For further information, or to request a copy of the early warning report, please contact the following:

Ford Nicholson
Telephone: (604) 417-8032

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

THIS PRESS RELEASE, REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE CANADIAN LAWS, IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES, AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO SELL ANY OF THE SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN IN THE UNITED STATES. THESE SECURITIES HAVE NOT BEEN, AND WILL NOT BE, REGISTERED UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR ANY STATE SECURITIES LAWS, AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. PERSONS UNLESS REGISTERED OR EXEMPT THEREFROM.

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Maritime Resources Closes Previously Announced Sale of Royalty Portfolio

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – January 21, 2022) – Maritime Resources Corp. (TSXV: MAE) ("Maritime" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the closing…

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – January 21, 2022) – Maritime Resources Corp. (TSXV: MAE) (“Maritime” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the closing of its previously announced asset sale transaction with Nomad Royalty Company Ltd. (“Nomad”). Maritime sold a portion of its royalty portfolio in a number of Canadian exploration projects in Quebec, British Columbia and Ontario to Nomad for US$700,000, which was satisfied through the issuance of 96,818 Nomad common shares. As part of the asset sale process, a right of first refusal associated with one of the royalties being sold was exercised and the applicable royalty was sold for approximately $375,000, being the Canadian dollar equivalent of US$300,000.

Garett Macdonald, President and CEO of Maritime, commented, “This agreement realizes the value of our royalty portfolio today while also providing upside exposure through an equity position in Nomad, one the industry’s fastest growing royalty companies.”

About Maritime Resources Corp.

Maritime holds a 100% interest, directly and subject to option agreements entitling it to earn 100% ownership, in the Green Bay Property, including the former Hammerdown gold mine and the Orion gold project plus the Whisker Valley exploration project, all located in the Baie Verte Mining District near the town of King’s Point, Newfoundland and Labrador. The Hammerdown Gold Project is characterized by near-vertical, narrow mesothermal quartz veins containing gold associated with pyrite. Hammerdown was last operated by Richmont Mines between 2000-2004.

On Behalf of the Board:

Garett Macdonald, MBA, P.Eng.
President and CEO

For further information, please contact:

Tania Barreto, CPIR
Head of Investor Relations
1900-110 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5C 1T4.
www.maritimeresourcescorp.com

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Certain of the statements made and information contained herein is “forward-looking information” within the meaning of National Instrument 51-102 – Continuous Disclosure Obligations. Forward-looking statements are often identified by terms such as “will”, “may”, “should”, “anticipate”, “expects”, “intends”, “indicates” “plans” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning the anticipated closing of this asset Sale Agreement, potential to increase mineral resource and mineral reserve estimates, the Company’s decision to restart the Project, the Company’s plans regarding depth extension of the deposit at Hammerdown, the Company’s plans regarding completing additional infill and grade control testing within the PEA mine plan, the Company’s plans regarding drilling targets previously identified, the anticipated timing of provincial environmental assessment approval for Hammerdown and the Company’s activities related to the Nugget Pond gold circuit, including receipt of certain approvals related to those activities, amongst other things, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. All forward-looking statements and forward-looking information are based on reasonable assumptions that have been made by the Company in good faith as at the date of such information. Such assumptions include, without limitation, the price of and anticipated costs of recovery of, base metal concentrates, gold and silver, the presence of and continuity of such minerals at modeled grades and values, the capacities of various machinery and equipment, the use of ore sorting technology will produce positive results, the availability of personnel, machinery and equipment at estimated prices, mineral recovery rates, and others. Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking information, including, without limitation, the ability of the Company to continue to be able to access the capital markets for the funding necessary to acquire, maintain and advance exploration properties or business opportunities; global financial conditions, including market reaction to the coronavirus outbreak; competition within the industry to acquire properties of merit or new business opportunities, and competition from other companies possessing greater technical and financial resources; difficulties in advancing towards a development decision at Hammerdown and executing exploration programs at its Newfoundland and Labrador properties on the Company’s proposed schedules and within its cost estimates, whether due to weather conditions, availability or interruption of power supply, mechanical equipment performance problems, natural disasters or pandemics in the areas where it operates; increasingly stringent environmental regulations and other permitting restrictions or maintaining title or other factors related to exploring of its properties, such as the availability of essential supplies and services; factors beyond the capacity of the Company to anticipate and control, such as the marketability of mineral products produced from the Company’s properties; uncertainty as to whether the acquisition of the Nugget Pond gold circuit will be completed in the manner currently contemplated by the parties; uncertainty as to whether mineral resources will ever be converted into mineral reserves once economic considerations are applied; uncertainty as to whether inferred mineral resources will be converted to the measured and indicated categories through further drilling, or into mineral reserves, once economic considerations are applied; government regulations relating to health, safety and the environment, and the scale and scope of royalties and taxes on production; and the availability of experienced contractors and professional staff to perform work in a competitive environment and the resulting adverse impact on costs and performance and other risks and uncertainties, including those described in each MD&A of financial condition and results of operations. In addition, forward-looking information is based on various assumptions including, without limitation, assumptions associated with exploration results and costs and the availability of materials and skilled labour. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, Maritime undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange (“TSX-V”) nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX-V) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Canoe Mining Ventures Announces Private Placement Financing

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – January 21, 2022) – Canoe Mining Ventures Corp. (TSXV: CLV) ( the "Company") is pleased to announce a non-brokered…

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – January 21, 2022) – Canoe Mining Ventures Corp. (TSXV: CLV) ( the “Company“) is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement financing for gross proceeds of CDN$500,000 through the issuance of 6,250,000 units in the capital of the Company (the “Units“) at a price of $0.08 per Unit (the “Offering“). Each Unit is comprised of one common share in the capital of the Company (each, a “Common Share“) and one-half of one whole Common Share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Warrant“). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one Common Share at a price of $0.125 per Common Share until the date that is three years form the date of issuance (the “Warrant Term“), provided, however, that should the closing price at which the Common Shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange (or any such other stock exchange in Canada as the Common Shares may trade at the applicable time) at $0.16 or higher for ten (10) trading days within any thirty (30) day trading day period at any time following the date that is four months and one day after the date of issuance, the Company may accelerate the Warrant Term (the “Reduced Warrant Term“) such that the Warrants shall expire on the date which is ten (10) days following the date a press release is issued by the Company announcing the Reduced Warrant Term, subject to adjustments in certain events. Gross proceeds raised from the Offering will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes.

Closing of the Offering is subject to receipt of all necessary corporate and regulatory approvals, including the approval of TSX Venture Exchange. All securities issued in connection with the Offering will be subject to a hold period of four months plus a day from the date of issuance and the resale rules of applicable securities legislation.

The Offering may constitute a related party transaction within the meaning of TSX Venture Exchange Policy 5.9 and Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101“) as insiders of the Company may subscribe for 1,300,00 Units pursuant to the Offering. The Company is relying on the exemptions from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 contained in sections 5.5(b) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101, as the Company is not listed on a specified market and the fair market value of the participation in the Offering by the insider does not exceed 25% of the market capitalization of the Company in accordance with MI 61-101. The Company will file a material change report in respect of the related party transaction at least 21 days before the closing of the of the Offering.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act“) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons as defined under applicable United States securities laws unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Scott Kelly
Director and CEO
+1 416 998 4714

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This news release includes certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of that phrase under Canadian securities laws. Without limitation, statements regarding future plans and objectives of the Company are forward-looking statements that involve various degrees of risk. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s current views with respect to possible future events and conditions and, by their nature, are based on management’s beliefs and assumptions and subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, both general and specific to the Company. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in our forward-looking statements. The following are important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements: general market conditions, the uncertainty of future profitability and the uncertainty of access to additional capital. Additional information regarding the material factors and assumptions that were applied in making these forward-looking statements as well as the various risks and uncertainties facing the Company are described in greater detail in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s annual Management’s Discussion and Analysis and other continuous disclosure documents filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities which are available at www.sedar.com. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on and the Company relies on litigation protection for forward-looking statements.

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