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Goldstrike Grants Stock Options

July 10, 2020 – Goldstrike Resources Ltd. (“Goldstrike” or the “Company) announces that subject to all regulatory approvals, Goldstrike has granted 1,760,000 incentive stock options to directors, officers, board advisors and certain consultants of the Company. Options issued pursuant to this grant to directors and officers shall vest immediately; options issued to board advisors and certain consultants shall vest for a period of 18 months with 1/6 vest each 3 months.  All options have a term of 5 years and are exercisable at $0.24.


Daithi MacGearailt

President and Chief Executive Officer

For new information from the Company’s programs, please visit Goldstrike’s website at For further information follow the Goldstrike’s tweets at or contact Daithi MacGearailt by telephone at (604) 681-1820 or by email at


Provincial ministers condemn ‘racist anti-Indigenous vandalism’ on Coast – Coast Reporter

RCMP investigating banner at a Pender Harbour school, defaced highway signs

July 10, 2020

Two provincial cabinet ministers and local MLA Nicholas Simons have issued a joint statement condemning “recent acts of racist anti-Indigenous vandalism on the Sunshine Coast.”

Sunshine Coast RCMP are investigating after a sign was strung up between the welcome poles at Pender Harbour Elementary-Secondary School threatening to cut down totems if “George, Stanley or John A” are touched – an apparent reference to recent movements to remove statues of some historical figures.

Police are also investigating the vandalism of highway signs featuring the shíshálh Nation name for Madeira Park, salalus. It’s not clear at this point if the two incidents are linked. A statement from the shíshálh Nation said the word “conquered” was spray-painted on one sign.

The joint statement from Simons, Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister Scott Fraser and Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson, released July 9, said: “We stand together with shíshálh Nation to denounce and condemn in the strongest possible terms the racist anti-Indigenous vandalism that occurred on July 7, 2020.

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Avino Provides Mine Update

Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. (ASM: TSX/NYSE American; FSE: GV6, “Avino” or “the Company”) reports that members from the Mexican mining union have blocked the entrance to the Avino Mine near Durango, Mexico. The group includes the Company’s unionized workers. The Company remains receptive to having good-faith discussions with representatives of the authorized union.  As a result of the strike at the site, the Company has temporarily halted mining and mill processing operations.

“We have many dedicated workers and community supporters that have expressed their interest and backing.  Avino has a strong desire in supporting the community surrounding our mine site and supporting our shareholders by working diligently towards an end to this slow down.” said David Wolfin, President and CEO. “Our team in Mexico is handling this difficult challenge, and it is consequently very disappointing for all of us that this strike has held up the hard work and progress following the completed ramp-up of operations.”

On Behalf of the Board

“David Wolfin”
David Wolfin
President & CEO
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.


FNHA, FNHC, FNHDA Issue Statement Supporting Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s Investigation into Systemic Racism

Coast Salish Territory – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) and the First Nations Health Directors Association (FNHDA) welcome the launch of Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s investigation into systemic racism in BC’s health system.

“We welcome this effort to shine light on the systemic racism that still exists in our province and encourage BC Indigenous patients and health workers within the system to trust this process and come forward to tell their truth about racism,” said Charlene Belleau, Chair of the First Nations Health Council.

Turpel-Lafond, a former judge and longtime children’s advocate in BC  will produce a report on racism in the BC health system following allegations that health-care staff in emergency rooms were playing a “game” to guess the blood-alcohol level of Indigenous patients.

“Mary Ellen is doing very important work that will have great impact on the future health and wellbeing of First Nations in B.C. and across Canada. FNHA is extremely pleased to support this work,” said M. Colleen Erickson, Chair of the First Nations Health Authority Board of Directors.

“The FNHA looks forward to the outcomes of the review as a way to accelerate the progress on cultural safety for First Nations of BC,” said Richard Jock, FNHA’s Interim Chief Executive Officer. “It is important people participate in the survey​ as a way to provide their experiences. FNHA will look to provide appropriate ways to support participants who may be triggered by the final report’s disclosures.”

“The First Nations Health Directors Association (FNHDA) encourages all Health Directors to come forward to share their experiences to encourage First Nation community members to share any incidents that need improvement within the healthcare system. It is only through a clear identification of incidents that we can strengthen the health care system to ensure only positive experiences and outcomes for First Nations people,” said Keith Marshall, President of the First Nations Health Directors Association.

The FNHA, the FNHDA and the FNHC have been aware of incidents of mistreatment of First Nations people in the health system and have worked hard to embed cultural safety and humility into health care delivery by working with our health partners to raise awareness and train staff. It is clear, however, that much work is still to be done.

Cultural safety and humility are essential dimensions of quality and safety and only a sustained and genuine commitment to action from all leadership paired with concrete actions will lead to the change needed.

Investigation Seeks Feedback Into Indigenous-Specific Racism in BC Health Care

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s investigation into systemic racism in BC’s health system includes a call for Indigenous people to describe their experiences. This can be done through a survey, email ( or phone (1-888-600-3078) until July 30.

More information about the investigation can be found on the investigation website.​

Watch a livestream of the ne​ws conference​​​ here.

Media contact:

John Moody
First Nations Health Authority


Turpel-Lafond Launches Independent Investigation into Indigenous-specific Racism in B.C. Health Care

VICTORIA – An independent investigation into Indigenous-specific racism in British Columbia’s health care system was launched today by former judge and provincial child advocate Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond.

Appointed by Health Minister Adrian Dix on June 19 after highly disturbing allegations of racism in B.C. Emergency rooms came to light, Turpel-Lafond has now assembled her team for the investigation, established her terms of reference and launched a survey to collect and assess the experiences of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people when they access health care.

“Our task is to address the specific incidents that have been reported, as well as to gauge the levels of systemic and individual racism that Indigenous people face when using the health care system in general,” Turpel-Lafond said. “I’m glad that the minister called for this independent investigation. Based on the emails, calls and stories we have received so far, it is very much needed.”

The investigation team includes members with direct clinical experience, knowledge of the health care system and expertise in conducting complex investigations. The review will be conducted in stages, starting with the investigation of troubling allegations that a ‘game’ has been played in hospital ERs which includes guessing the blood alcohol levels of Indigenous patients, and including a wider look at systemic racism in B.C. health care.

It will also feature a survey of Indigenous people in B.C., asking for their experiences in the health care system. That survey is now available on the Addressing Racism investigation website

“I urge Indigenous people to participate in our survey so that we can get an accurate picture of how broad these problems are,” Turpel-Lafond said. “This is your chance to speak.”

Anybody with specific experience or knowledge of racism in the health care system can also share their information via email at or telephone at 1-888-600-3078. In addition to the public submissions, the investigation team plans to survey a wide range of workers in the health care system.

Turpel-Lafond said that racism can often be a barrier to Indigenous people accessing health care and that building confidence in the system is extremely important, especially during a pandemic, but also for the longer term. After examining the systemic racism that occurs in the health system, the investigation will make a number of recommendations designed to prompt necessary improvements.

“We want this report to lead to positive change,” Turpel-Lafond said. “The objective is to examine what is happening and to work to build confidence in a health care system that supports all people in this province.”


Clara Morin Dal Col, Métis Nation BC President

“It is critical for the Métis Nation that we do everything possible to root out any kind of systemic racism that exists within B.C.’s health care system. Every Indigenous person must be assured they are going to be treated equally and respectfully when it comes to getting the health services they are entitled to in British Columbia.”

Cheryl Casimer, First Nations Summit Political Executive

“We fully support the investigation that will be undertaken by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond and her team to look into the appalling incidents of racism in the B.C. health care system. Those who participated in these despicable acts damaged the trust and integrity of the system and must be held accountable for their actions. Every citizen in B.C. deserves to have a health care system built on integrity and universal equality. The incidents in question are unfortunately a reflection of the larger problem of systemic racism and bias that exists not only in the health care system but also the justice system, child welfare system and other sectors. We must collectively continue to stand up to address and resolve any and all incidents of systemic racism.”

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President, UBCIC

“Time and time again the lives of Indigenous peoples have been treated as dispensable by our governments and institutions; they continue to be gambled away in a game of callousness, apathy, and mockery. This must end now. We fully support an independent investigation led by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond into the prejudice hampering the administration of equitable and reliable health care as an essential step towards justice. It is a step towards rectifying the wider landscape of systemic racism in the province that has plagued the systems and services meant to support and protect Indigenous people and their rights.”

Regional Chief Terry Teegee, BC Assembly of First Nations

“The mistreatment of First Nations and minority peoples in B.C. health care is an ongoing scandal that must be rooted out and resolved quickly. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond will work to expose the extent and consequences of systemic racism in this sector and find ways to eliminate barriers to adequate and appropriate treatment that so many are finding elusive across the province right now. B.C. can do better and together we can bring an end to the unnecessary deaths and suffering by rebuilding trust and ethically humane behaviours in the delivery of health care.”

M. Colleen Erickson, Chair, First Nations Health Authority Board of Directors

“Mary Ellen is doing very important work that will have great impact on the future health and well-being of First Nations in B.C. and across Canada. FNHA is happy to support this work.”

Richard Jock, Interim Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Health Authority

“The FNHA looks forward to the outcomes of the review as a way to focus on improving cultural safety for First Nations in B.C. FNHA will look to provide appropriate ways to support participants who may be triggered by the final report’s disclosures.”

Charlene Belleau, Chair, First Nations Health Council

“The First Nations Health Council supports Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s investigation to take action to move beyond cultural safety and humility. We encourage B.C. Indigenous patients and health workers within the system to trust this process and come forward to tell their truth about racism.

“A consequence of the failure to acknowledge pervasive cultural racism against B.C. Indigenous people in the B.C. health care system would only allow society (or the BC health care system) to perpetuate racism and for our Indigenous people to not have the equal right to health care recognized under UNDRIP.

“We trust that this process will ensure that culturally appropriate processes will be established to provide the safety and security of B.C. Indigenous peoples to file, resolve complaints and access health care without fear of reprisal.”

Heidi M. Oetter, MD, Registrar and CEO, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

“The allegations of racism towards Indigenous people involving a ‘game’ to guess blood alcohol levels is inexcusable conduct for any health-care provider, especially in emergency rooms where people are most vulnerable and rely on medical professionals to care for them in their time of need. The College extends its full support to Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s investigation. If the investigation results in findings of racism involving a physician or surgeon (registrants of this College), the College would take swift action to open its own investigative file into the matter.”

Cynthia Johansen, Registrar & CEO, British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals and Chair, BC Health Regulators

“B.C.’s health regulators are united in their concern over these troubling allegations, and have committed to co-operating fully with Ms. Turpel-Lafond’s investigation. We are also reminding our registrants of their duty to report this type of behaviour, and to hold themselves and their colleagues to the highest professional standards. Normalizing this type of behaviour, or looking the other way when it occurs, is not acceptable.”

Louise Aerts, Executive Director/Registrar, College of Midwives of British Columbia

“Regulated health professionals have a duty to protect those they care for, particularly the most vulnerable. For an individual seeking care to be mocked and diminished by the very professionals trained to help them is a disgrace and should concern all health providers. We cannot tolerate this sort of behaviour and must call it out when we see it.”

Media Contact:

Jeff Rud

Communications and Engagement

Addressing Racism: An independent investigation into Indigenous-specific discrimination in B.C. health care

Cell: 250-216-4725



B.C. government and Williams Lake First Nation to sign landmark government-to-government cannabis deal – The Growth Op

“We’re pushing the envelope a little bit by creating our own cannabis law,” Chief Willie Sellars said. “And you’re seeing other First Nations in the province doing the same thing.”

Williams Lake First Nation is gearing up to be the province’s first indigenous community to sign an inter-governmental deal under B.C.’s Cannabis Control and Licensing Act.

Chief Willie Sellars told Business in Vancouver the deal will help kickstart a seed-to-sale cannabis production facility on First Nations land. The terms will be finalized within the next four weeks, and stipulates that cannabis may only be sold if it has been produced by a federally-licensed entity.

“It’s going to be the first government-to-government agreement around cannabis, I think in the country,” Sellars told BIV. “It’s going to make us legal in the eyes of the province and complement what our strategy is moving forward around a farm-to-gate licence – going from seed to sale in our facility.”

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Teck’s Q2 2020 Financial Results and Investors’ Conference Call July 23, 2020

Vancouver, B.C. – Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) will release its second quarter 2020 earnings results on Thursday, July 23, 2020 before market open.

The company will hold an investor conference call to discuss the second quarter 2020 earnings results at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time / 8:00 a.m. Pacific time on Thursday, July 23, 2020. The conference call dial-in is 416.340.2216 or toll free 800.377.0758, quote 4330922 if requested. Media are invited to attend on a listen-only basis.

A live audio webcast of the conference call, together with supporting presentation slides, will be available on Teck’s website at

The recording of the live audio webcast will be available from 10:00 a.m. Pacific time July 23, 2020 on Teck’s website at

About Teck
Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its 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 or follow @TeckResources.

Investor Contact:
Ellen Lai
Coordinator, Investor Relations

Media Contact:
Chris Stannell
Public Relations Manager



Durango to Undertake Artificial Intelligence Program at Windfall Lake

Vancouver, BC July 9, 2020 – Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO) (Frankfurt-86A1) (OTCQB -ATOXF), (the “Company” or “Durango”) is pleased to announce that it has engaged Windfall Geotek Inc. (TSXV-WIN) (“Windfall Geotek”) to perform a CARDS analysis using artificial intelligence (“AI”) on its Windfall Lake, Québec land package.

Windfall Geotek is a mining and technology services company and leader in the use of AI and advanced knowledge-extraction techniques in the mining sector since 2005. Windfall Geotek has recently worked with BTU Metals, Quebec Precious Metals, Playfair, Flow Metals, and Puma Exploration.

Windfall Geotek was also engaged by Pacton Gold Inc. (TSXV-PAC) (“Pacton”) earlier this year to develop gold exploration targets on Pacton’s Red Lake Gold Project in Northwestern Ontario. Pacton’s Executive Chairman is Dale Ginn, P. Geo, who is also the Chair of Durango’s Technical Committee.

According to Windfall Geotek’s news release dated July 2, 2020, in the course of identifying high probability gold targets for Pacton, Windfall Geotek also discovered a series of large AI targets in the Red Lake District. The high profile targets are located on properties belonging to Great Bear Resources, BTU Metals, Evolution Mining, Rubicon Metals, Red Lake Gold and others.

CARDS analysis uses AI and data mining algorithms to identify high priority targets by combining all available public and private data sets including geophysical, drill hole and geochemical data. The algorithm is designed to highlight areas of interest that have potential to be geologically similar to other gold deposits and mineralization in the Windfall Lake region. Durango is conducting early stage exploration on its Windfall Lake properties and is utilizing the CARDS system as an additional exploration tool. While data from nearby advanced exploration and producers are being used, no direct comparison to these sites should be inferred. Mineralization hosted on adjacent and/or nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on Durango’s properties. The following map outlines the Windfall Lake area which will undergo the analysis:

The results of the analysis will be used in combination with the known areas of interest determined by favourable IP signatures that coincide with geochemistry anomalies and pristine gold grains in till samples to further validate high priority targets.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO of Durango, stated, “I am pleased to have Michel Fontaine and his team bring their cutting edge technology to narrow our exploration focus by using the CARDS analysis on the 9,500 hectares of our claims at Windfall Lake. Our shareholders have been extremely patient waiting for exploration results this year and we are eager to implement this innovative technology as part of our exploration program at Windfall this year.”

Additional information on the exploration program will be released as it becomes available.

The technical contents of this press release were approved by George Yordanov, professional geologist, an Independent Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The property has not yet been subject to an NI-43-101 report.

Trove, Québec
Durango owns 100% interest in the Trove claims, which are surrounded by Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX: OSK) , in the Windfall Lake area between Val d’Or and Chibougamau, Québec. The 1,185 hectare property is compelling due to the coincidence of gold found in tills coinciding with magnetic highs, several Induced Polarization anomalies and two faults crosscutting the property. The fault systems north and south of the Trove, control gold mineralization elsewhere, indicating the Trove has excellent exploration potential. Durango received all the final drill permits for the Trove property in September 2019 and is undergoing its final reviewing process for the proposed 3,000m drill program.

East Barry, Québec
Durango owns 100% interest in the East Barry claims which run parallel to Trove claims. The East Barry block is over 6,100 hectares in size and borders the eastern perimeter of Osisko’s holdings and the southern perimeter of Bonterra’s holdings and is less than 4km south of the Gladiator deposit. The East Barry claims host a gold trend which covers approximately 10km in length and is subparallel to the main Barry Fault held by Osisko. In 2018 a till sampling program was conducted and one of the till samples returned fourty-two (42) pristine gold grains with reported gold values of 2.184 g/t Au. A high count of pristine gold grains indicates that the gold has travelled a very short distance from its source. The East Barry block underwent an Induced Polarization survey in 2018 which identified a high priority target coincident with the high count of pristine gold grains.

About Durango
Durango is a natural resources company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company is positioned for discovery with a 100% interest in a strategically located group of properties in the Windfall Lake gold camp in the Abitibi region of Québec, Canada.

For further information on Durango, please refer to its SEDAR profile at

Marcy Kiesman, CEO
Telephone: 604.428.2900 or 604.339.2243


Taseko Announces Annual General Meeting Results and Changes to Board of Directors

July 9, 2020, Vancouver, BC – Taseko Mines Limited (TSX: TKO; NYSE American: TGB; LSE: TKO) (“Taseko” or the “Company”) today announced the voting results from its 2020 Annual General Meeting held Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Additionally, the Company announces that Richard Mundie and Alex Morrison did not stand for re-election and Peter Mitchell has been appointed to the Board.

Russell Hallbauer, CEO and Director of Taseko, commented, “Richard and Alex have been on the Taseko Board since 2009 and 2011, respectively. Richard was a strong contributor to the Board through the very difficult times we experienced during the great financial crisis, and in its aftermath, as his decades of experience in the mineral industry gave him the knowledge to provide sound guidance to management in those unprecedented times. Both Richard and Alex were also key members of the special committee that fought long and hard during the hostile proxy fight in 2016. Both of these gentlemen fulfilled a number of very important roles over the last decade, helping guide this company and keeping it on a stable footing as we move forward with our continued growth. On behalf of our Board, I thank them both and wish them well in their future endeavours.”

Mr. Mitchell is a Chartered Accountant (CPA-CA) with over 35 years of senior financial management experience in both public and private equity sponsored companies. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coeur Mining, Inc., a precious metals producer operating mines throughout North America. Peter joined Coeur in 2013 and was responsible for investor relations, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, information technology, tax and compliance, in addition to serving as a key team member on the Company’s acquisition and divestiture team as well as leading all capital markets activity in multiple equity and debt financings.

Previously, he held executive leadership positions in finance and operations with a variety of U.S. and Canadian companies, among them Taseko Mines Limited, Vatterott Education Centers, Von Hoffmann Corporation and Crown Packaging Ltd. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Stabilis Energy, Inc and Northcliff Resources Ltd where in both cases, he is also the Audit Committee Chair. He earned a BA in Economics from Western University and an MBA in Finance from the University of British Columbia.

“It is with pleasure I am announcing that Peter Mitchell has joined our Board, after serving as Taseko’s Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2013. His finance background and capital markets experience further bolster our already strong Board of Directors,” continued Mr. Hallbauer.

A total of 132,162,210 common shares were voted at the Annual General Meeting, representing 53.7% of the votes attached to all outstanding common shares. Shareholders voted in favour of all items of business before the meeting, including the election of all director nominees as follows:

Director % of Votes in Favour
Anu Dhir 94.8%
Robert Dickinson 94.8%
Russell Hallbauer 95.5%
Peter Mitchell 95.9%
Kenneth Pickering 95.2%
Ronald Thiessen 96.3%

Detailed voting results for the 2020 Annual General Meeting are available on SEDAR at

For further information on Taseko, please visit the Taseko website at or contact:

Brian Bergot, Vice President, Investor Relations – 778-373-4533 or toll free 1-877-441-4533

Russell Hallbauer
Chief Executive Officer and Director


StrikePoint Gold Announces $1.955M Strategic Investment by Eric Sprott, Increasing His Holdings to 19.9%

July 8, 2020

Vancouver, British Columbia — July 8, 2020 – StrikePoint Gold Inc. (“StrikePoint” or the “Company”) (SKP:TSX.V)(STKXF:OTCQB) is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement financing to a single subscriber, Eric Sprott, raising gross proceeds of up to $1,955,000 through the issuance of up to 23,000,000 units at a price of $0.085 per unit. Each unit will be comprised of one common share of the Company and one-half share purchase warrant with each whole warrant entitling the holder to acquire an additional common share of the Company at a price of $0.12 per share for a period of 24 months from the date of closing.

“With this investment by Eric Sprott, StrikePoint is positioned to advance our high-grade gold and silver properties in Golden Triangle. We have the targets, the team and now the capital to unlock value for our shareholders.” remarked chief executive officer of StrikePoint, Shawn Khunkhun.

A 6% Unit finder’s fee will be payable in connection with this private placement.

Proceeds from the private placement will be used for exploration costs and general working capital.

The non-brokered private placement is subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.

About StrikePoint

StrikePoint Gold is a gold and silver exploration company focused on building high-grade precious metals resources in Canada. The company controls two advanced stage exploration assets in BC’s Golden Triangle: the past-producing high-grade Porter Silver Project and the high-grade Willoughby Gold Project.. The company also owns a portfolio of gold properties in the Yukon and has Eric Sprott, Skeena Resources and Ascot Resources as significant shareholders.



“Shawn Khunkhun”

Shawn Khunkhun

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Statements in this release that are forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors disclosed under the heading “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in the company’s filings with Canadian securities regulators. Such information contained herein represents management’s best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available. The company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, save and except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

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

For more information, please contact:

StrikePoint Gold Inc.

Shawn Khunkhun, CEO and Director

T: (604) 602-1440




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