NA Proactive news snapshot: EVmo, KWESST Micro Systems Inc, ME2C Environmental, CO2 Gro UPDATE …

  • Apr 07, 2021
  • Proactive Investors

EVmo Inc (OTCMKTS:YAYO), a provider of vehicles to the rideshare and delivery gig economy sector, announced its fourth quarter and full-year 2020 financial results on Tuesday, including revenue that grew year-over-year despite coronavirus (COVID-19) impairments. The company posted revenue of $2.2 million for the quarter ended December 31 and $7.6 million for 2020 as a whole, the latter being a company record. The figures represented gains of 29% and 10% year-over-year, respectively. EVmo said it rented the highest number of vehicles in its history and recently deployed 40 electric vehicles in its fleet. The Los Angeles-based firm also jumped into the last-mile logistics space, adding high-roof cargo vans for delivery.

KWESST Micro Systems Inc (CVE:KWE) (OTCQB:KWEMF) announced Tuesday that it has signed an amended and restated license agreement with AerialX Drone Solutions Inc for counter-drone technology. In October 2019, KWESST had signed a non-exclusive worldwide license with AerialX and has now gained exclusive rights to the technology for US and Canadian militaries. The company said the product, which is based on the licensed technology marketed under the name GreyGhost, is an autonomous soldier-portable micro drone missile system that defends against small hostile drones including swarms using high-speed kinetic impact.

Midwest Energy Emissions Corp (OTCQB:MEEC), known by its trade name ME2C Environmental, reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 financial results on Tuesday which showed it is monetizing its strong patent portfolio by inking agreements with major US coal-fired power producers. ME2C has more than 62 patents in North America, Europe and Asia and has taken legal action against energy companies that have tried to appropriate ME2C's patented sorbent. The company said it has entered into agreements with “four major power producers and defendants named in initial litigation relating to ME2C patents.” Four of the utility defendants, which included Vistra Corp and American Electric Power, have entered into license agreements with ME2C and have since been removed from the lawsuit.

CO2 GRO Inc (CVE:GROW) (OTCQB:BLONF) (FRA:4021) has announced its first commercial feasibility in Israel with cannabis producer Pharmocann Global Inc to assess its CO2 Delivery Solutions technology. In a statement Tuesday, the Toronto-based company said that the commercial feasibility will be conducted in part of Pharmocann’s greenhouse for a term of at least six months. CO2 Delivery Solutions dissolves and saturates carbon dioxide gas into water, creating a bubble-less, aqueous CO2 solution that results in a combination of larger plants and shorter crop grow time.

BioSig Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSGM) has announced that a top-rated leading hospital system has purchased the company's PURE EP systems for multiple campuses in its national network. “We are pleased to expand our commercial installations across this most important healthcare system in multiple states.” commented Kenneth L. Londoner, chairman and CEO of BioSig Technologies in a statement. “We expect to see further commercial sales in coming weeks and months”. More than 680 patient cases have been conducted with the PURE EP System to date across eight clinical sites.

NEXE Innovations Inc (CVE:NEXE) (OTCMKTS:NEXNF) (FRA:NX5), the plant-based tech group, said it launched its Xoma Superfoods eCommerce store on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, featuring the company's coffee and superfoods brand. NEXE has developed a patented, fully compostable, plant-based, single-serve coffee pod as an alternative to petroleum-based ones, of which over 40 billion end up in landfill every year.

Vox Royalty Corp (TSXV:VOX) (OTCMKTS:VOXCF) updated on news of its 1% net smelter return (NSR) royalty on the Pitombeiras vanadium project in Brazil, where operator Jangada Mines PLC has just delivered a robust maiden preliminary economic assessment (PEA) and guided for first production in the first quarter of 2022. The PEA shows robust economics for the US$106.5 million project, highlighted VOX, for a six-year operation, with US$271.3 million of total gross revenue forecast.

Thunderbird Entertainment Group (CVE:TBRD) (OTCMKTS:THBRF) said its Atomic Cartoons unit and Penguin Young Readers have announced two new milestones in 'The Last Kids on Earth' franchise. The company said an interactive special episode of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning animated series will begin streaming Tuesday on Netflix. Thunderbird also added that 'The Last Kids on Earth: Thrilling Tales from the Tree House', the first-ever graphic novel in the bestselling series is available on store shelves from today.

Recruiter.com Group Inc (OTCQB:RCRT) said it acquired Upsider.ai, an artificial intelligence (AI) sourcing software that automates candidate identification and engagement to help employers make the best hires, with effect from March 26. Recruiter.com said the Upsider.ai acquisition is a critical component of its growth plan, as it adds industry-leading technology to the company’s portfolio of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) tools as well as expert sales and engineering talent to Recruiter.com's team. “Upsider.ai's AI-based scoring engine analyzes millions of data sources to identify qualified candidates faster, cutting through the inefficiencies of the often unpredictable and traditionally expensive recruiting process,” Recruiter.com CEO Evan Sohn said in a statement.

The Parent Company Holding Corp (NEO:GRAM.U) (OTCQX:GRAMF) (OTCPINK:GRMWF) said it has launched its first-ever integrated loyalty program, Caliva CLUB, which is now in the beta testing stage with Caliva.com customers. The company said Caliva CLUB is expected to be a key strategic driver for its broader digital innovation push. "The integration of loyalty into our digital experience is something that we've been hard at work on and, given its importance to our customers and long-term success, we are taking the time to get the experience right with this launch," The Parent Company chief operating officer Dennis O'Malley said in a statement.

Hillcrest Petroleum Ltd. (CSE:HEAT) (CNSX: HEAT.CN) (OTCMKTS:HLRTF) (FRA:7HI.F) has announced the acquisition of ANIGO Technologies Inc., a privately-owned engineering product development company and developer of proven electric machine control software IP. ANIGO's software IP, specifically designed for use with electric motors, electric generators and other integrated power systems, has the potential to greatly enhance the performance of any application requiring precise control of rotating electric machines. Under the terms of the agreement, ANIGO, including the software IP developed and owned by ANIGO, becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hillcrest.

One World Lithium Inc (CSE:OWLI) (OTCQB:OWRDF) said Tuesday that drilling is about to start again at its Salar del Diablo lithium brine property in Mexico. The company said that its contractor, Layne Drilling, will mobilize the diamond drill rig and equipment to San Felipe this week along with three drill crews. Each four-person crew will operate in shifts to drill a continuous 24 hours per day, the Vancouver-based exploration company said.

American Battery Metals Corporation (OTCQB:ABML), soon to be named American Battery Technology Company, has said its executives like what they see in President Joe Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan revealed last week. One component of the plan is $174 billion intended to incentivize Americans to choose electric vehicles over cars and trucks that run on gasoline or diesel through a combination of tax credits, rebates, and a national network of 500,000 EV charging stations, according to The New York Times. "We applaud President Biden's call for sweeping investments in electric vehicles, renewable power and the electric grid as part of a broad blueprint to bolster the US economy while combating climate change,” American Battery COO Menka Sethi said in a statement. “As prices of electric vehicles become more in-line with similar conventional cars and trucks and charging electric vehicles is made more accessible and faster, the penetration of EVs will accelerate beyond its current niche status.”

Algernon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CSE:AGN) (FRA:AGW) (OTCQB:AGNPF) said it has appointed Dr Steven L. Wolf, a global expert in the field of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Medicine, as a consultant for its clinical research program for the treatment of stroke focused on AP-188 (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine or DMT). Dr Wolf is a professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, where he explores novel interventions to improve extremity use in patients with stroke as well as mechanisms of cortical reorganization and inter-joint coordination associated with such changes.

Vicinity Motor Corp (CVE:VMC) (OTCQX:BUSXF) (FRA:6LG), formerly called Grande West Transportation Group, announced Tuesday that Washington State has selected its buses in a state-wide purchasing contract that gives state transit agencies the right to buy from the company's diverse bus portfolio. In a statement, the company said the vehicles for selection can be produced from the company's planned "Buy American Act"-compliant assembly facility in Washington State -- which will be capable of producing 1,000 electric, CNG, gas, and clean-diesel units annually across all sizes and powertrains.

Planet 13 Holdings Inc (CSE:PLTH) (OTCQB:PLNHF) announced its fourth quarter and full-year financial results on Tuesday, revealing rising revenue and a significant chunk of cash on hand for the Las Vegas cannabis company. For the three and 12-month periods ended December 31, revenue was $20.1 million and 70.5 million, representing year-over-year increases of more than 21 and 10%, respectively. Cash on hand ballooned over the same period to $79 million from $12.8 million, and total assets grew to $150 million from $62.9 million. Net loss was $2.9 million for the quarter and $7.9 million for the year, compared to $2.6 million and $6.7 million, respectively.

Telson Mining Corporation (CVE:TSN) (OTCMKTS:SOHFF) (FRA:TSGN) reported what it called strong first-quarter results from its polymetallic Campo Morado mine in Guerrero, Mexico, where the company is improving throughput and recoveries. Estimated revenue for the three months to March 31 this year, is US$11.9 million, net of all concentrate sale deductions such as treatment charges and penalties, Telson said. That is a 35% improvement on the fourth quarter of 2020, noted the miner, when the figure was US$8.8 million.

Valeo Pharma Inc (CSE:VPH) (OTCQB:VPHIF) (FRA:VP2) has completed its negotiations and entered into a letter of intent (LOI) with the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) regarding Redesca and Redesca HP, its low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) biosimilar, for the prevention and treatment of thromboembolic disorders. “The successful conclusion of negotiations with pCPA is a significant milestone delivered for the Redesca commercialization program,” said CEO Steve Saviuk in a statement Tuesday. “We can now exchange with the provincial, territories and federal instances to ensure coverage under publicly-funded drug plans in Canada. While most prescriptions of LMWHs are initiated in the hospital, retail pharmacies play an important role in providing continued treatment to patients when they are discharged from hospital. Coverage by publicly funded drug plans are therefore a key component in making treatment available to Canadians."

HempFusion Wellness Inc (TSX:CBD.U) (OTCMKTS:CBDHF) (FRA:8OO) said it has received conditional approval to launch its cannabidiol (CBD) products on Tmall, the world’s largest cross border online marketplace owned by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Tmall is the third most visited website in the world and reaches more than 750 million potential consumers across mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and the country of Taiwan.

Pure Gold Mining Inc (CVE:PGM) (LON:PUR) (OTCMKTS:LRTNF) (FRA:L11A) posted Tuesday high-grade results from underground drilling at its mine in Red Lake, Ontario, which show the potential to improve on the near-term mine plan. The assays come from work completed in the first quarter this year close to new mine development and next to planned stoping areas. As reported on April 1 this year, the company continues to ramp-up the gold mine towards declaring 'commercial production' and the processing mill is now running at full pelt.

AgraFlora Organics International Inc (CSE:AGRA) (OTCMKTS:AGFAF) (FRA:PU31) has said it and its shareholders have struck an agreement to sell The Edibles & Infusions Corporation (EIC), an entity in which AgraFlora owns 43%, to Organigram Holdings Inc (TSE:OGI) (NASDAQ:OGI) for $35 million. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based company which grows, distributes, and markets premium cannabis and cannabis-infused products, said that the EIC transaction “strongly positions” AgraFlora with its net share of up to $35 million in aggregate proceeds as it continues to evolve its competitive strategy within the changing global cannabis industry. “AgraFlora and Organigram have enjoyed working towards the closing of the EIC Transaction,” AgraFlora CEO Elise Coppens said in a statement.

Ready Set Gold Corp (CSE:RDY) has released the first assays from its maiden drill program at its wholly-owned Northshore gold project in Ontario, which, the company said, shows the potential for the property to host a large gold system. The results hail from the first six diamond holes of a 13 hole, 2,900 metre (m) program, and all holes hit "significant" gold mineralization and increased exploration potential along strike and at depth.

Phunware Inc (NASDAQ:PHUN) (FRA:2RJ) announced Tuesday that its board has authorized bitcoin purchases in preparation for the commercial launch of its blockchain-enabled Multiscreen-as-a-Service (MaaS) Customer Data Platform (CDP) and MaaS Mobile Loyalty Ecosystem. The company plans to release PhunWallet on iOS and Android later this month, subject to approval from the Apple App Store and Google Play, respectively. PhunWallet is designed to manage the issuance of PhunCoin, which rewards consumers for the value of their data and PhunToken, which rewards consumers for the value of their engagement, the company said.

Global Energy Metals Corporation (CVE:GEMC) (OTCMKTS:GBLEF) (FRA:5GE1) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a strategic interest in the past-producing Råna project in Norway. Råna is a nickel-copper-cobalt project that includes the past-producing Bruvann nickel mine in northern Norway. The deal was first announced in February 2021 and includes three exploration licences covering the Bruvann property and a fourth exploration licence to the west, which collectively forms the Råna project.

Safe-T Group Ltd (NASDAQ:SFET) (TASE:SFET) announced Tuesday that its subsidiary, Safe-T Data AR Ltd, has been recognized as a “Representative Vendor” in the March 2021 report from research and advisory firm Gartner Research. The report, titled, "Emerging Technologies: Adoption Growth Insights for Zero Trust Network Access,” discusses the fast-growing ZTNA market and includes an introduction to ZTNA, as well as insights into the market and buyer trends, the company said. “To maximize revenue, product leaders should focus roadmaps and go-to-market efforts on the government-industry, larger companies and technical role buyers," the report said, stating in its key findings that government buyers and large organizations have the most interest in ZTNA, compared to a diminishing appeal by smaller organizations, Safe-T noted.

First Mining Gold Corp (TSX:FF) (OTCQX:FFMGF) (FRA:FMG) said it has signed a definitive agreement with Big Ridge Gold Corp (CVE:BRAU) (FRA:3H8B) whereby the latter may earn up to an 80% interest in the company’s Hope Brook gold project in Newfoundland, Canada. The company said that under the earn-in agreement, Big Ridge can earn an 80% stake in the project through a two-stage earn-in over five years by incurring a total of $20 million in qualifying expenditures, issuing up to 36.5 million shares to First Mining, and making a cash payment.

Aurelius Minerals Inc (CVE:AUL) (OTCMKTS:AURQF) (FRA:1GA) revealed new drill results from its Aureus East gold project that included the highest gold grades recorded to date. Drill hole AE-20-007 intersected 2 metres (m) at 132.4 grams per ton (g/t) gold, including 1m at 264 g/t gold and 0.5m at 21 g/t gold within existing workings, the Toronto-based company said in a statement Tuesday. The holes encountered multiple high-grade gold zones down to a depth of 472m at the Nova Scotia-based project.

Heritage Cannabis Holdings Corp (CSE:CANN) (OTCQX:HERTF) (FRA:2UE) said it has received the first order from New Brunswick’s legal recreational cannabis retailer, Cannabis NB, to sell its Premium 5 and RAD branded products in the province. The company noted that beginning in April, customers in New Brunswick will be able to purchase RAD Vapes, RAD Shatter, RAD Crumble, RAD Live Resin, and RAD CBD Isolate, as well as Premium 5 Full Spectrum Extract and Live Resin Caviar.

Tocvan Ventures Corp (CSE:TOC) (FRA:TV3) reported Tuesday surface sampling results from its flagship Pilar gold-silver project in Mexico, which have provided drill targets ahead of a second phase program due to kick off this month. In all, 207 rock chip samples were collected covering the entire property. At the new Triple Vein Zone target, values were returned over a 400 metres (m) strike length, Tocvan noted, with highlights including 4.5 grams per ton (g/t) gold and 735 g/t silver in a channel sample of quartz vein in an unmapped artisanal working.

Codebase Ventures Inc (CSE:CODE) (FRA:C5B) (OTCQB:BKLLF) revealed that it has invested £100,000 for a 50% equity stake in London-based non-fungible token (NFT) start-up, InstaCoin. "Code has worked with the principals behind InstaCoin through our existing TRAD3R investment and we continue to be very excited by their innovative approach within the blockchain ecosystem," Codebase CEO George Tsafalas said in a statement. "Our existing relationship put us in a position to seize this opportunity, which allows Code to establish a 50% equity position at an early stage of the venture that aims to democratize NFT's rather than focus primarily on multi-million-dollar individual components."

Lexaria Bioscience Corp (NASDAQ:LEXX) (CSE:LXX), a global innovator in drug delivery platforms, said Tuesday it will begin important new applied research and development study programs. In a statement, the company said the new study programs will target four-drug markets, including NSAIDs, nicotine replacement therapies, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and erectile dysfunction. Lexaria added that each study will evaluate the rate of absorption and speed (pharmacokinetics or PK assessments) with which various new enhanced DehydraTECH experimental formulations – DehydraTECH 2.0 – deliver the drugs into the bloodstream and, in some cases the brain, after oral dosing.

Karora Resources Inc (TSE:KRR) announced a new high-grade nickel discovery on Tuesday at its Beta Hunt mine in Western Australia. The discovery, named the 50C Nickel Trough, is the second new nickel discovery at Beta Hunt in the last six months, giving credence to the blue sky potential for nickel as a by-product credit of the mine’s gold production profile. Significant nickel intersections include 11.6% nickel (Ni) over 4.6 metres, including 18.4% Ni over 2.2 metres; 1.2% Ni over 0.3 metres; and 2.4% Ni over 1.8 metres, confirming the presence of “massive and matrix” nickel sulphide mineralization.

TechX Technologies Inc (CSE:TECX) (OTC:TECXF) (FRA:C0B) announced that its portfolio company Catalyx Exchange intends to list its CADX Canadian stablecoin on the Bittrex Global Exchange. Bittrex, one of the world's top 10 cryptocurrency exchanges in terms of liquidity, is expected to list the CADX coin during the week of May 10. “We are beyond excited to become the first Canadian dollar-backed stablecoin to be listed on one of the world's top 10 crypto exchanges," said Catalyx Exchange CEO Jae Park in a statement.

Neo Lithium Corp. (CVE:NLC) (OTCQX:NTTHF) (FRA:NE2) has announced the appointment of Tang Honghui as an independent director of the company and the nominee of significant shareholder Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd (CATL). "We are very pleased to welcome Mr Tang Honghui from CATL and believe that he will add considerable value as the Company transitions into full development of the 3Q Project. Mr Tang brings a wealth of knowledge in the lithium battery industry," commented Constantine Karayannopoulos, chairman of the board of Neo Lithium. Tang is the vice president of Guangdong Brunp Recycling Technology Co., Ltd. - a subsidiary controlled by CATL - and oversees technology R&D and industrialization, production line design and engineering of new technologies and products.

Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd. (FRA:50N) (CVE:NSP) (OTCPINK:NSPDF) has announced the addition of marketing executive, Drago Adam to its Advisory Board. The company noted that Adam launched his own marketing company 23 years ago, The Adam Ad Group, after a professional hockey career in the New York Rangers system. He has directed all aspects of their client's marketing plans, which include, strategic planning, media buying, creative content development, video and web production, search engine optimization, social and digital marketing, as well as pay per click campaigns.

KULR Technology Group Inc. (OTCQB:KULR) has congratulated the Andretti United Extreme E team for winning the Crazy Race semifinal and placing second overall in the inaugural Desert X Prix in Saudi Arabia on April 3-4, 2021. The new all-electric motorsport format focused on sustainability, which started with time trials on Saturday and then continued to the semifinal and final heats on Sunday, saw the respective teams owned by former F1 rivals Nico Rosberg, Michael Andretti, and Lewis Hamilton all place in the grand final. "Congratulations to the Andretti team on winning the Crazy Race and taking second in the finals," said Michael Mo, CEO of KULR Technology Group. "It was absolutely unreal how Catie powered the car to the finish line on only 3 wheels half-way through the race. No wonder both Catie and the Andretti team are both fan favorites. As the official thermal management and battery safety provider to Andretti United Extreme E we are thrilled to be part of the experience." The next round of the championship will take place in Senegal on May 29-30, 2021.

Deep-South Resources Inc. (CVE:DSM) (FRA:DSD) (OTCQB:DSMTF) announced that its common shares have been approved and admitted for trading on the OTCQB Venture Market, under the symbol 'DSMTF'. The company’s primary listing remains on the TSX Venture market under the symbol DSM and also trades on the Frankfurt Exchange under the symbol DSD. Pierre Leveille, president & CEO of Deep-South commented: “Trading on OTCQB marks an important milestone for the Company and enables to expand our audience and shareholder base in the American market as we continue to advance the development of our Haib Copper project in Namibia”. The company said it will also apply shortly to the Depository Trust Company (DTC) for DTC eligibility, which would greatly simplify the process of trading the company's common shares. DTC manages electronic clearing and settlement of publicly-traded companies across the United States and in 131 other countries.

Adastra Labs Holdings Ltd (CSE:XRTX) (FRA:D2EP) said it is proceeding to complete its name change to Phyto Extractions Inc following its decision to acquire a 51% controlling interest in the cannabis product producer of the same name. The company said as part of the process it has changed its name with the corporate registry, and the change will not be finalized with respect of listing and trading until effective April 7, 2021 pending compliance with Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) filing and effectiveness timelines and to match the effective date of the name change and consolidation for listing and trading purposes. It added that there will be no change to its trading symbols.

Nextech AR Solutions Corp. (OTCQB:NEXCF) (NEO:NTAR) (FRA:N29) has announced the launch of its Digital Experience Platform (DXP) Nextech AR LiveX. The company will be using its recently launched Augmented Reality LiveStreaming technology to holoport Nextech CEO, Evan Gappelberg, as a hologram into your home at 1.00pm EST on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, to showcase the LiveX Digital Experience Platform (DXP) and some of the capabilities in augmented reality. To participate in the AR LiveStream experience, investors can use the following steps: 1. Download the AiR Show App on your mobile smartphone using the links: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/air-show-t3d/id1506057681 or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Trick3d.AirShow&hl=en&gl=US. At 12.00pm EST, open the AiR Show app and enter the code: EGLIVE 3. Follow the directions in the AiR Show app. Scan your environment to place the livestream hologram of Gappelberg into your space.

PlantX Life Inc. (CSE:VEGA) (FRA:WNT1) (OTCQB:PLTXF) has announced the launch of its new YouTube series entitled "Taste This!" as the company further expands its offering of content aimed at educating consumers on plant-based living which will be produced and hosted by Adam Kruger. Each episode of Taste This! will feature three different brands of the same food product which are then blind taste-tested by three individuals. The taste-testers will then give their opinions about the products that they tasted, which product they preferred and attempt to identify the brand. "Having a media presence further establishes the PlantX brand while aiding customers in their decision-making process for what to purchase online. Looking at pictures and reading ingredients is great, but being able to actually see people taste and compare different products creates excitement around the products involved," said PlantX CEO Julia Frank. "We believe media content will increase enthusiasm for the brands being featured on the program." PlantX founder Sean Dollinger added: "We are so excited to launch this series. Customer education is one of our priorities, and Taste This! is exactly the quality content that will contribute to that," said. Adam's experience and plant-based lifestyle only enhance the production and we are thrilled to have him producing the show." The first episode of "Taste This!" will air on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 6.00pm PST.

Goldseek Resources Inc.(CSE:GSK) (FRA:4KG) (CNSX:GSK.CN) has announced that its common shares are now listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the trading symbol 4KG. Goldseek's president & CEO Jon Deluce commented: "The Company is excited to announce our FSE listing, which will make it easier for us to introduce our new story to the European Investing community. This is in line with our goal of building shareholder value and raising awareness of our strong portfolio of six assets in Ontario and Quebec's mining-friendly jurisdictions. We believe the recent consolidation of the gold price is in its’ final stages, and this listing will help us reach new investors as we continue to deliver on our fully funded exploration plans for 2021." The Frankfurt Stock Exchange ranks third globally in terms of trading volume behind the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market. The move is a step forward to Goldseek’s goal of raising awareness and reaching an international shareholder base.

Eric Sprott has announced that, as a result of Pacton Gold Inc.'s (CVE:PAC) treasury issuances of common shares and subsequent consolidation of its common shares on a 10:1 basis on June 8, 2020, his ownership of common shares through 2176423 Ontario Ltd., a corporation he beneficially owns, decreased to below 10% (and by approximately 11.4% of the outstanding common shares on a partially diluted basis) since the prior early warning report. Prior to the Consolidation, Sprott beneficially owned and controlled 8,695,700 common shares and 8,695,700 Pacton Gold common share purchase warrants representing approximately 3.6% of the outstanding common shares on a non-diluted basis and approximately 7.0% on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of all warrants. Immediately after the Consolidation, Sprott beneficially owned and controlled 869,570 common shares and 869,570 warrants, representing the same foregoing percentage holdings.

Empress Royalty Corp (CVE:EMPR) said the TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing documentation with respect to its non-brokered private placement announced on March 17, 2021, which will see the issue of 1.3 million shares at a purchase price of 50 cents each together with 650,000 share purchase warrants with an exercise price of 75 cents for a two-year period with four placees.

Byrna Technologies Inc. (OTCQB:BYRN) (CSE:BYRN) has announced that it will issue its financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended February 28, 2021, on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, before the financial markets open. Management will conduct a conference call that day at 9.00am ET to review these results. Interested parties may listen to the call by dialing (201) 493-6744 or (877) 445-9755. The question and answer portion of the call will be open to industry research analysts. To listen to a simultaneous webcast of the call, investors can visit www.byrna.com ten minutes prior to the start of the call and click on the Investors section to download and install any necessary audio software. The conference call webcast will be archived on Byrna Technologies' website for thirty days.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (TSX:PYR) (NASDAQ:PYR) (FRA:8PY), a company that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, environmentally friendly plasma waste-to-energy systems and clean plasma torch products, has announced that its CEO and chair, P. Peter Pascali, will be presenting at Zooming with LD on Monday, April 12, 2021, at 11.00am Eastern Time via the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dhq0cziUQlexYAQD2Rnpsw

Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZYNE), the leader in innovative pharmaceutically-produced transdermal cannabinoid therapies for rare and near-rare neuropsychiatric disorders, has announced that Armando Anido, its chief executive officer will present a company overview during the 20th Annual Needham Virtual Healthcare Conference on Monday, April 12, 2021, at 1.30pm ET. Investors interested in arranging a virtual meeting with the company’s management during the conference should contact the Needham conference coordinator. A webcast of the presentation will be available under the Events & Webcasts tab of the Investors section of the Zynerba website at www.zynerba.com. An archived replay will be available on the company’s website following the event for 60 days.

African Gold Group, Inc. (CVE:AGG) has said that Danny Callow, its president & chief executive officer will host a live webinar discussing ongoing work, recent corporate changes, and the next steps in Kobada`s development on Tuesday, April 13t,. 2021, at 12.00pm EDT. The company's management will be available to answer written questions following the presentation. Online registration and participation details can be found at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yDz8EREOQtOFTRbSHaE8rw

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX:OTCM), the operator of financial markets for 11,000 US and global securities, has announced that Hemisphere Energy Corp. (CVE:HME) (OTCQX: HMENF), a Canadian oil and gas company, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX Best Marketand has today upgraded from the OTCQB Venture Market. The OTCQX Market is designed for established, investor-focused US and international companies. To qualify for OTCQX, companies must meet high financial standards, follow best practice corporate governance, and demonstrate compliance with applicable securities laws. Graduating to the OTCQX Market from the OTCQB Market marks an important milestone for companies, enabling them to demonstrate their qualifications and build visibility among US investors. Don Simmons, president and CEO of Hemisphere Energy Corporation, commented: "We are excited to graduate to the OTCQX Market, which will provide Hemisphere with increased accessibility and liquidity for our US investors. We are at a transformational time in the growth of our company and this exposure will help get our story out there to a group of new investors that we welcome".