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Serengeti Announces Non-Brokered Flow-Through Private Placement

Vancouver, B.C., December 12, 2019. Serengeti Resources Inc. (SIR: TSX-V; 34S: FSE) announces a non-brokered Flow Through private placement financing to raise gross proceeds of up to CDN$1,500,000 through the sale of up to 6,250,000 flow-through common shares (“FT Shares”) at a price of $0.24 per FT Share (the “Offering”).

The Offering is expected to close on or about December 17, 2019 (the “Closing Date”). Completion of the Offering is subject to receipt of all required regulatory and other approvals, including acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange. All FT Shares issued pursuant to this private placement will be subject to a four month hold period from the Closing Date. The Offering is not subject to any minimum aggregate subscription.

Incidental to the Offering, the Company has agreed to pay a 7% finders’ fee payable in cash and finder’s warrants in respect of certain subscribers in accordance with the policies of the TSX-V. The finder’s warrants will be exercisable at a price of $0.25 for a period of two years from the date of issuance.

Proceeds raised from the issuance of the FT Shares shall be used for exploration expenditures, including work at the Kwanika copper gold project as well as regional target development and testing on the Company’s other prospects located in British Columbia. These expenditures will constitute Canadian Exploration Expenditures and “Flow Through Mining Expenditures” within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada).


David W. Moore, P. Geo.
President, CEO and Director

About Serengeti Resources Inc.

Serengeti is a mineral exploration company managed by an experienced team of professionals with a solid track record of exploration success. The Company is currently advancing its Kwanika copper-gold project in partnership with POSCO International and exploring its extensive portfolio of properties in north-central British Columbia. A number of these other projects are available for option or joint venture and additional information can be found on the Company’s website at

For further information, please contact:
Serengeti Resources Inc.
Suite 520 – 800 West Pender St.
Vancouver, BC, V6C 2V6
Tel: 604-605-1300 / Email:


Statistics Canada reports high rates of disability among Inuit, Métis, and off-reserve First Nations people –

December 12th, 2019

Canada’s Indigenous population is significantly younger, on average, than the population as whole.

Yet First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people living off reserve still have high rates of disability, according to a new study by Statistics Canada.

Based on information gathered from the 2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, four in 10 First Nations living off reserve and Métis had a “severe” or “very severe” disability. One in three Inuit reported having this.

Moreover, one in five First Nations people living off reserve and Métis had a pain-related disability, compared to just over one in 10 Inuit.

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BC Government: Minister’s statement on truck loggers rally

Dec. 12, 2019

VICTORIA – Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, has released the following statement in response to the truck loggers rally that was held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at the Parliament Buildings.

“Yesterday, along with Labour Minister Harry Bains, I met with representatives from a group of over 100 forestry contractors who came to the Parliament Buildings to have their voices heard.

“These are people who have literally helped to build this province, because they’ve been instrumental in making forestry one of the greatest contributors to B.C.’s economic base.

“Now, like other forestry workers and communities, they are going through tough times, as a strike between Western Forest Products and the United Steelworkers drags on longer than anyone anticipated.

“In addition to the strike, the forest industry has faced a perfect storm of challenges over the past year – from market pressures, low commodity prices and ongoing unjust duties from the United States to impacts from climate change.

“I want to thank the truck loggers for bringing their concerns to Victoria. During our meeting, I told them that our government is heartened by the news that both sides are going back to the bargaining table today in hopes of getting a deal and ending the strike.

“I also told them our government is committed to working with them to support this vital sector.

“We listened to what they had to say and shared their concerns about reduced operations on the coast this past year. More than that, we heard their concerns. We know that workers, their families and their communities are struggling. We know that they all want to get back to work and we are hopeful that this week’s mediated bargaining session with Vince Ready will produce results.

“In the meantime, we are making changes to strengthen the B.C. forest sector’s resiliency so that it can come out of this situation stronger, more diversified, more inclusive of Indigenous Nations’ interests and better able to withstand the challenges of the future.

“When it comes to stumpage, coastal rates went down by 24% in October and the rates will be adjusted again in January 2020.

“The old government knew about the challenges facing the forest sector and it failed to act. Instead of helping forestry communities become more resilient, it buried reports warning of mill closures. Its shameful inaction has led us to where we are today.

“Looking ahead, I’m confident that B.C.’s forest sector will show its resiliency and innovation to weather our current challenges as it has so many times in the past. I see our forest sector emerging with a new strength, vision and stability.”


Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Media Relations
250 356-7506

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Vernon multi-sport athlete cracks Team BC roster, wins major award – Vernon Morning Star

Jonathan Fraser-Monroe, 15, will compete at North American Indigenous Games in 2020

Dec. 12, 2019

Everything Jonathan Fraser-Monroe does, he gives 100 per cent.

He did it as a former competitive dancer. He does it as a basketball, volleyball and soccer athlete. He does it as a junior basketball player helping coach the Grade 8 team at his high school.

Fraser-Monroe is driven to succeed, and that drive has not gone unnoticed.

In November, the Grade 10 Seaton Secondary student was named to Team BC’s U16 boys’ basketball team that will compete in 2020 in the North American Indigenous Games in Halifax.

“It felt really good to be named to the team,” said Fraser-Monroe, 15. “I’ve been working a lot to get on to something of this calibre. I feel like I’ve made a team and achieved something that will push me harder to get better.

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World-leading science increases awareness of effects of marine shipping on at-risk whales

Port authority-led ECHO Program celebrates five years of advancing collaborative research

Vancouver, B.C.: The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority-led Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program reached a milestone last month, marking five years of collaboration and research to better understand the effects of marine shipping on at-risk whales.

In 2014, recognizing that commercial marine activity in the region is growing and that vessel traffic calling at the Port of Vancouver transits through critical habitat for endangered southern resident killer whales, the port authority officially launched the ECHO Program. With a goal of reducing the effects of marine shipping on whales, this collaborative program is a regional transboundary effort that brings together a diverse group of advisors and partners from the marine transportation industry, Indigenous groups, government agencies, conservation and environmental groups, and scientific organizations.

“As we celebrate the ECHO Program’s five-year anniversary, we would like to thank our advisors, collaborators and research participants for voluntarily sharing their knowledge and time over the years and for continuing to make this work a priority,” says Duncan Wilson, vice president, environment, community and government affairs at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, the federal agency responsible for the stewardship of the Port of Vancouver.

Since its inception, the ECHO Program has used underwater microphones to measure noise levels, including the sound of more than 10,000 ship movements in the Salish Sea. Over 5,000 large ships have voluntarily slowed down in, or moved away from, important southern resident killer whale feeding areas to reduce underwater noise in those areas. The ECHO Program also provides resources to help mariners build awareness of local whale species and the effects ships may have on them, as well as best practices for navigating in the presence of whales.

Environmental protection is core to the port authority’s mandate, and the well-being of the whales contributes to a healthy environment, which is a key part of the vision for the Port of Vancouver to be the world’s most sustainable port. The ECHO Program is recognized internationally for its collaborative and progressive research and has become a model of how voluntary collaboration can result in meaningful change to benefit the environment.

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About the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Port of Vancouver

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is the federal agency responsible for the stewardship of the Port of Vancouver. Like all Canada Port Authorities, we are accountable to the federal minister of transport, and operate pursuant to the Canada Marine Act with a mandate to enable Canada’s trade through the Port of Vancouver, while protecting the environment and considering local communities. The port authority is structured as a non-share corporation, is financially self-sufficient and does not rely on tax dollars for operations. Our revenues come from port terminals and tenants who lease port lands, and from port users who pay various fees such as harbour dues. Profits are reinvested in port infrastructure. The port authority has control over the use of port land and water, which includes more than 16,000 hectares of water, over 1,500 hectares of land, and approximately 350 kilometres of shoreline. Located on the southwest coast of British Columbia in Canada, the Port of Vancouver extends from Roberts Bank and the Fraser River up to and including Burrard Inlet, bordering 16 municipalities and intersecting the traditional territories and treaty lands of several Coast Salish First Nations. The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest port, and the third largest in North America by tonnes of cargo. Enabling the trade of approximately $240 billion in goods with more than 170 world economies, port activities sustain 115,300 jobs, $7 billion in wages, and $11.9 billion in GDP across Canada.


Rachel Wong
Communications Advisor – Environmental Programs
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority


Rockhaven Steps Out on New Discovery and Drills 5.28 g/t Gold and 1,054 g/t Silver over 1.60 m at its Klaza Gold-Silver Project, Yukon

December 11, 2019 – Rockhaven Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:RK) (“Rockhaven”) is pleased to announce the first assay results from the 2019 Klaza diamond drill program. The road accessible Klaza property is 100% owned by Rockhaven and is located in the Dawson Range Gold Belt of southern Yukon. The 2019 program focused on the definition and evaluation of targets that lie adjacent to the zones containing the 2018 mineral resource estimate. The 2018 estimate included indicated resources of 4.5 Mt containing 686,000 oz gold and 14,071,000 oz silver at grades of 4.8 g/t gold and 98 g/t silver, and inferred resources of 5.7 Mt containing 507,000 oz gold and 13,901,000 oz silver at grades of 2.8 g/t gold and 76 g/t silver (see Klaza Property Technical Report dated August 2, 2018).

The results announced in this release are from the seven drill holes that tested the Pearl Zone, a structure that hosts multiple gold and silver veins. The Pearl Zone was a drill discovery in 2017 (KL-17-403) and is located 400 m north of the Klaza mineral resource area. The 2019 exploration program included four drill holes that tested up-dip and along-strike of the 2017 discovery intercepts. Three of the 2019 holes also targeted the inferred offset of the Pearl Zone within the Western Fault Block, a 500 m wide structural corridor that hosts the Western BRX and Western Klaza Zones, two of the highest-grade gold and silver zones on the Klaza property.

“The first drill results from the 2019 program continue to increase the size of the known mineralizing system at Klaza and successfully identified significant epithermal mineralization within one of the most enticing targets on the property, the Western Fault Block, which hosts some of the best gold and silver mineralization identified in the entire Dawson Range Gold Belt,” stated Matt Turner, Rockhaven’s CEO. “These results support our thesis that systematic drilling adjacent to the known mineral resources has strong potential to add high-grade gold and silver ounces to the project.”

Assay highlights from this news release include:

  • 5.28 g/t gold, 1,054 g/t silver and 5.62% lead over 1.60 m – Hole 439 (Central Pearl)
  • 7.11 g/t gold, 58.7 g/t silver and 6.15% zinc over 0.90 m plus 3.72 g/t gold, 1,020 g/t silver and 17.20% lead over 0.46 m – Hole 449 (Central Pearl)
  • 6.52 g/t gold and 235.0 g/t silver over 0.91 m – Hole 459 (Western Pearl)

Hole KL-19-439, collared 100 m to the west of the 2017 discovery hole, returned an intercept of 5.28 g/t gold, 1054 g/t silver, 5.62% lead and 2.26% zinc over 1.60 m. Hole KL-19-449 was the most easterly hole and intersected numerous veins, with the best two returning 7.11 g/t gold, 58.7 g/t silver and 6.15% zinc over 0.90 m, and a second vein, seven metres further downhole, grading 3.72 g/t gold, 1,020 g/t silver and 17.20% lead over 0.46 m. Silver, lead and zinc grades from the Central Pearl Zone are among the highest on the property, which is consistent with the distal portion of the epithermal zoning model.

The three holes that tested for the offset of the Pearl Zone in the Western Fault Block were drilled along a single section line. Hole KL-19-459 cut the expected location of the vein extension and intersected a 0.91 m wide vein zone which returned 6.52 g/t gold and 235.0 g/t silver. Hole KL-19-455, the most northern hole along the fence, intersected numerous mineralized veins, including one that graded 7.97 g/t gold and 834 g/t silver over 0.31 m. These intercepts are important as the Western Fault Block hosts high-grade resources in the Western BRX and Western Klaza zones. Further drilling is needed to expand and assess these new discoveries.

The up-dip projection of the main intercepts from drilling across the Central and Western Pearl zones correlate with linear magnetic lows and VLF-EM conductors, resembling those that mark the Western BRX and Western Klaza zones. Prime exploration targets are located along-strike of the new discoveries within the Western Fault Block, as well as to the East of the Central Pearl Zone, where intense linear magnetic lows extend into an area with exceptionally high gold-in-soil geochemistry. These targets will be evaluated during the 2020 exploration program.

The 2019 field program consisted of 5,750 m drilled in 33 holes. Maps can be viewed at Rockhaven’s website

Significant new drill results from the Central Pearl Zone are shown in the table below.

Drill Hole Zone ID From
KL-19-436 Central Pearl 125.00 125.60 0.60 1.45 24.6 0.15 0.36
and 158.59 159.75 1.16 1.45 39.0 0.31 0.48
and 192.42 194.45 2.03 1.42 24.3 0.29 0.52
and 196.84 197.70 0.86 1.76 20.0 0.05 0.11
and 228.17 229.65 1.48 1.57 238.0 1.13 0.10
including 228.17 228.61 0.44 4.27 656.0 3.48 0.27
and 236.15 236.41 0.26 2.28 105.0 0.71 1.08
and 238.88 239.69 0.81 1.14 31.3 0.59 0.72
KL-19-439 Central Pearl 11.03 11.59 0.56 1.04 0.8 0.00 0.01
and 262.80 263.34 0.54 3.73 1.7 0.01 0.01
and 266.63 268.23 1.60 5.28 1054.0 5.62 2.26
including 267.13 267.73 0.60 11.05 668.0 2.46 2.22
and 272.39 272.80 0.41 2.02 21.2 0.20 0.64
and 278.64 279.41 0.77 2.62 5.2 0.04 0.08
and 286.51 286.81 0.30 0.12 384.0 2.51 1.59
KL-19-443 Central Pearl 50.29 50.92 0.63 6.17 157.0 1.85 0.74
and 64.01 64.60 0.59 1.91 11.4 0.03 0.13
and 79.84 80.30 0.46 1.48 60.7 0.07 0.14
and 177.80 178.31 0.51 1.50 41.8 0.69 0.53
and 193.55 194.57 1.02 2.82 78.9 1.59 0.81
and 233.45 235.61 2.16 0.89 43.4 1.01 0.67
and 288.20 289.00 0.80 2.45 54.2 0.20 0.07
and 300.68 301.28 0.60 2.75 9.7 0.27 0.23
KL-19-449 Central Pearl 56.12 56.80 0.68 5.08 67.7 0.32 0.30
and 102.85 103.82 0.97 1.27 8.1 0.13 0.35
and 115.92 118.00 2.08 2.49 2.8 0.04 0.21
and 125.20 126.10 0.90 7.11 58.7 0.30 6.15
and 133.84 134.30 0.46 3.72 1020.0 17.20 1.96
and 149.05 149.35 0.30 3.48 8.5 0.16 0.34
and 174.14 175.00 0.86 2.39 43.0 0.06 0.10
and 181.72 183.65 1.93 1.73 72.9 1.39 0.63
and 200.77 201.17 0.40 0.94 271.0 3.32 0.50
and 268.54 269.00 0.46 3.03 103.0 0.12 0.69
and 283.16 283.54 0.38 2.33 377.0 6.36 4.60
KL-19-455 Western Pearl 203.14 203.44 0.30 2.65 93.9 0.10 0.22
and 260.93 261.24 0.31 7.97 834.0 0.22 0.23
and 266.28 266.79 0.51 1.77 27.7 0.14 0.35
and 333.53 334.79 1.26 3.29 3.7 0.01 0.03
and 360.36 361.00 0.64 0.36 217.0 0.29 0.25
KL-19-459 Western Pearl 181.00 181.91 0.91 6.52 235.0 0.14 0.20
KL-19-462 Western Pearl 232.43 233.26 0.83 1.49 14.4 0.01 0.02

+ Represents the diamond drill hole or trench sample length. True widths are estimated to be approximately 80-90% of the interval.

Results from the remaining 2019 diamond drill holes will be released once assays have been received, compiled and evaluated.

Qualified Persons

Technical information in this news release has been approved by Matthew R. Dumala, P.Eng., a geological engineer with Archer, Cathro & Associates (1981) Limited and qualified person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101.

About Rockhaven

Rockhaven Resources Ltd. is a mineral exploration company focused on growth through the advancement of its Klaza project. For additional information concerning Rockhaven or its Klaza project please visit Rockhaven’s website at

Matthew Turner
President, CEO and Director
Rockhaven Resources Ltd.


He tried to kill her twice. Now, she helps him rehabilitate domestic abusers –

December 12, 2019

One day in 1980, Joe Fossella grabbed a bolt action rifle, intent on killing his wife Joyce.

But the bolt was missing, so he couldn’t fire it.

Fossella chuckled grimly to himself, put the rifle away and went to join his wife and son in the kitchen. It was the first time Fossella tried to kill the woman he loved, but not the last. Some five years later, he tried again.

On that night, Fossella was nearing blackout drunk and angry over an argument. He wrapped his hands around her throat and began choking Joyce as she lay in bed.

Watching his wife visibly struggle for air seemed to finally shake Fossella out of his alcoholic stupor.

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Closing BC’s Indigenous Internet Gap –

Up to two-thirds of First Nations communities still lack basic access. To fix that requires more than piecemeal solutions, says one advocate.

Thanks to a new law implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, British Columbia is now legally required to protect and uphold Indigenous Peoples’ human rights.

But — like most UN-recognized human rights — when it comes to the right to broadband Internet access there’s a giant disconnect between Indigenous Peoples’ rights and B.C.’s reality.

It’s not clear how many B.C. First Nations communities — specifically reserves — lack the standard broadband access that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has declared a basic service in Canada, offering Internet access with speeds of 50 megabytes per second for downloads and 10 Mbps for uploads.

Just over one-third of rural and remote Canadian households have the basic Internet access as defined by the CRTC, compared to almost 100 per cent of urban households.

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Roadwork funded by Tsawwassen First Nation improves access to Deltaport Way

Dec. 11, 2019

DELTA – Roadwork to improve access to industrial lands on the Tsawwassen First Nation and in Delta is now complete, helping to increase efficiency and safety for people who travel on this route.

“Thanks to strong government partnerships and the support of the Tsawwassen First Nation, important improvements to Highway 91/17 and the Deltaport Way project are now complete,” said Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “Improving trade security and access to industrial sites is critical to strengthening local economies and keeping our businesses competitive. More efficient traffic flow also helps reduce carbon emissions to build a greener future for our children and grandchildren.”

This work completes the 27B Avenue upgrades of the Highway 91/17 Deltaport Way Project. Improvements included a merge lane that improves access from 27B Avenue to Deltaport Way, as well as road widening and upgrades on 27B Avenue between Deltaport Way and 41B Street. These upgrades improve access to industrial lands and access to the Canadian Border Service Agency’s container examination facility. The work supports recently completed industrial and commercial developments in the area.

“The Tsawwassen First Nation had an integral part in completing this portion of the project and our government is proud to work in partnership with them,” said Claire Trevena, B.C.’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “The upgrades make the route safer, providing relief for people living or working in Delta and the Tsawwassen First Nation Treaty Lands.”

Tsawwassen First Nation Chief Ken Baird said, “This project makes it easier for people to access the products, services and buildings on Tsawwassen lands. We are dedicated to working with our partners on creating a better, more liveable, more prosperous region for everybody.”

Robin Silvester, president and chief executive officer of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, said, “Delivering this project in partnership with the Province of B.C., the federal government and Tsawwassen First Nation is one way we are supporting economic prosperity through trade, while taking steps to support thriving communities and maintain a healthy environment. These upgrades will improve transportation efficiencies for the movement of goods in our region and will reduce congestion, as well as air emissions for those living in the community around Tsawwassen.”

The $5.2-million 27B Avenue improvement project was funded by the Tsawwassen First Nation and delivered by the provincial government. These upgrades are part of the Highway 91/17 and Deltaport Way Upgrade Project, which is being completed in partnership with the Government of Canada, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Tsawwassen First Nation.

Upcoming Highway 91/17 upgrades include:

  • improvements to the Highway 91 at Nordel Interchange;
  • upgrades to the Highway 91 Connector at Nordel Way intersection;
  • a new interchange at Highway 17 and Highway 91 Connector (Sunbury); and
  • improvements to the River Road connection.

Construction on the remaining phases is expected to start in early 2020 with completion scheduled for 2023.

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Highway 91/17 and Deltaport Way Upgrade Project:


Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Media Relations
Government Communications and Public Engagement
250 356-8241

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College of the Rockies Giving Tuesday campaign sees success

December 11, 2019

Students at College of the Rockies will have access to more bursary funds, thanks to the College’s inaugural Giving Tuesday campaign.

“We joined a global movement for giving and volunteering and the community responded with enthusiasm,” said Graham Knipfel, Director, Donor and Alumni Engagement. “We’re grateful to everyone who supported our campaign and, in turn, our students.”

Giving Tuesday occurs worldwide after Black Friday each year and is intended to create an international day of charitable giving at the start of the holiday season. The College’s campaign saw cash donations to four featured bursaries as well as in-kind donations to their Automotive Service Technician and Practical Nursing programs.

In the month surrounding the campaign, three new student bursaries were established: The Yoki Fine Arts bursary, the Meetings That Matter Leadership in Tourism and Hospitality bursary, and the Engineers Canada Indigenous Access to Engineering bursary.

The newly established Engineering bursary received a nice boost with a generous donation from North Coal, an emerging steel-making coal producer based in Sparwood.

“Our project is in the BC Environmental approval process and is targeting first coal in 2023, at which time it will employ up to 300 individuals with family-supporting jobs, many in the STEM fields,” said Patty Vadnais, Communications Lead, North Coal. “As our project lies within the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa Nation, we commend the College and Engineers Canada for creating a bursary to support the entry of Indigenous people into the engineering field.”

“We are grateful to North Coal for their generous support of our Engineering students,” Knipfel said. “I would also like to acknowledge additional top donors: David Walls, McElhanney Ltd., College of the Rockies’ Faculty Association, and Russ Kinghorn, whose generosity will also make a tremendous impact on our students.”

Contributions to the College’s scholarship and bursary program can be made at: or by emailing

About College of the Rockies
For more than 40 years, College of the Rockies has provided post-secondary education that meets the needs and aspirations of the people, industry and businesses of our region. Each year, we welcome more than 10,000 full-time and part-time students into a full range of programs, including: skilled trades, university studies, adult upgrading, early childhood education, health and human services, business, office administration, tourism, hospitality, recreation, fire services, continuing education and contract training. Through smaller class sizes, highly-personalized instruction and dedicated support services, our students are primed to succeed in the job market, or in the next stage of their academic journey.

Heather Jackson
Manager, Communications and Marketing
College of the Rockies


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