StrikePoint Gold Inc. Reports Surface Samples up to 44,546 Grams per Tonne (1,425 Ounces per Ton) Silver and 16.9 Grams per Tonne Gold from the Porter Project, Stewart, British Columbia

September 18, 2018

These initial assays are encouraging and represent new discoveries of veins and other mineralized features from outside of the historic resource area and support targeting of the two diamond drill rigs currently operating on the project.

This is the first round of 192 sample assays returned from the 2018 exploration campaign. Samples ranged from trace to 44,546 grams per tonne silver, trace to 16.9 grams per tonne gold and trace to 3.57% copper. This includes samples collected for general geochemical profiling as well as mineralized samples as Strikepoint continues to build its understanding of this deposit and the geology.

All samples in this release were collected from the Porter, Silverado and Handsome Jack targets. At the date of this release, a total of 413 surface samples have been collected across the entire property, and field sampling remains ongoing while good ground conditions prevail. Further results are pending.

Sample X958002 – 44,546 grams per tonne silver (Silverado)

This sample was found in one of the gullies above the historic Silverado mine portals and is assumed to have come from an area where ice has retreated in recent years. Although this was a float sample (i.e. not from outcrop), this galena-rich quartz-vein specimen was collected where the topography consists of narrow, steep-sided gullies and so is assumed to have originated from a local vein on the escarpments.

Along with silver-bearing galena, this sample also hosted chalcopyrite which resulted in a copper value of 3.57%. This is consistent with field observations where the presence of copper minerals associate with higher-grade silver. In addition, this sample also returned 3.25 grams per tonne gold.

Sample X957727 – 25,981 grams per tonne silver (Porter)

Sample X957727 was retrieved from a new vein discovered 200-meters west of the historic Porter mines, in a possible extension of the ‘Honest John’ vein. The sample is from a galena-rich quartz vein up to 40 centimeters thick and would have been until relatively recently obscured by late-lying snow cover.

An additional seven samples were collected along a 100-meter strike length of this vein returning assays ranging from 203 grams per tonne to 1,390 grams per tonne silver. Other assays from a systematic sampling program are pending.

Sample X956011 – 1,330 grams per tonne silver and 16.9 grams per tonne gold (Silver Key)

This sample represents a significant step out from the historical Porter mine workings, occurring 800-meters west of the nearest portal. The “Silver Key” vein (named after the underlying Crown Grant Claim) is a new discovery and would have previously been obscured by the glacier. It appears that it could be a westerly continuation of the vein sample X957727 was collected from, and field investigation is ongoing.

The presence of gold in the sample is in line with a general trend whereby the galena-rich silver veins seem to be passing into more arsenopyrite-rich gold veins to the west of the historical workings.

Sample X958358 – 9,500 grams per tonne silver (Big Rig Vein)

Sample X958358 was collected in a gossanous zone to the south of the present camp location and returned 9,500 grams per tonne silver as well as 2.6 grams per tonne gold.

This new zone lies to the south of the “Big Rig Fault”, a structure that in previous reports was assumed to cut off the silver mineralization and so formed the southerly extent of the historic workings and resource. The discovery of this sample shows that there is potential for the veins to have been offset by the fault and continue further south into the valley.

Quartz veins up to 20 centimeters across are found within a gossanous zone up to 5 meters wide. Anastomizing veinlets or arsenopyrite up to 0.5cm across are found within the quartz and are thought to host the gold.

Sample X956556 – 8,900 grams per tonne silver (Handsome Jack)

This sample was from a newly discovered group of parallel veins on the Handsome Jack property, which was acquired from Trifecta Gold by Strikepoint Gold on 24th August 2018.

These veins are to the east of the Angelo Vein, the outermost veins included in the historic resource. They are comprised of swarms of smaller veins up to twenty centimeters wide within a five-meter zone and would have been overlooked by the original miners working the Porter Mines. These veins represent a new style of mineralization that could add bulk to a new resource, but also help to strengthen the idea that veins are not restricted to the original Porter project and continue to propagate to the east (and west).

The “Lithological Cap” and other Geology

Previous explanations of the geology of the Porter and Silverado mines are being found to be oversimplified and the geological team has spent significant time mapping and sampling across the entire project area.

One feature is an apparent silicified cap that forms the peak of Mount Rainey. This cap rests on top of a ‘scoop shaped’ fault like those seen at Ascots “Premier Mine”, located seventeen kilometers to the north west. The emplacement of this lithological unit appears to prevent veins from reaching the surface which helps explain the lack of mineralization at the peak. Instead, the mineralizing fluids have the potential to track parallel to these faults forming ‘flat veins’ noted in the historical resource. This strengthens the idea that mineralized veins could be continuous between Porter and Silverado and are just masked by this geological phenomenon.

Other significant structures have also been observed and are being studied for their potential as mineral hosts, including veins hosted in fold hinge fractures, ‘reefs’ of fluids pooling against impervious layers and extensional vein sets.

About the Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle is an area of northwestern British Columbia that has seen extensive historic mining and prospecting activity, and has recently been the site of modern discoveries, including the Premier Gold, Snip and Eskay Creek Mines. The area has seen a resurgence in infrastructure investment which supports exploration activities, including upgraded transmission lines supplying clean, affordable and reliable hydroelectric power. Other recent improvements include highway upgrades, new ocean port infrastructure at the ice-free port of Stewart and the commissioning of three hydroelectric facilities.

StrikePoint Gold is a well-financed gold exploration and development company. The company controls a portfolio of gold properties in the Yukon and throughout Canada.


The Company maintains a rigorous QA/QC program with respect to the preparation, shipping, analysis and checking of all samples and data from the properties. Quality control for field sampling and drill samples at the Company’s projects covers the complete chain of custody of samples, including sample handling procedures and analytical-related work, plus the insertion of standard and blank materials. The QA/QC program also includes data verification procedures. ALS Laboratories in Vancouver, Canada (ISO 17025:2005 accreditation) assayed all grab samples from the current field program using fire assay and ICP Mass Spectroscopy methods. Drill samples were processed by Bureau Veritas Labs in Vancouver, Canada (ISO9001:2008 accreditation).

The technical information contained in this news release has been approved by Andy Randell, P. Geo., Vice President, Exploration of StrikePoint Gold.  Mr. Randell is a qualified person as defined in NI 43-101.

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Shawn Khunkhun
CEO and Director

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New State of the Art Building Expands Stewardship Efforts in Klemtu – Coast Funds

September 17, 2018

The Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation is expanding its stewardship operations in the Great Bear Rainforest with the grand opening of a new stewardship office and accommodations in Klemtu.

The two buildings, provide office space for the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Stewardship Authority as well as accommodation for its staff, scientists and researchers, and other contractors employed in the community by the Authority, Spirit Bear Lodge, Kitasoo Forestry Company, and Spirit Bear Research Foundation.

The Kitaxoo/Xai’xais Stewardship Authority provides technical advice and support for effective decision-making by the Kitasoo/Xai’xais community and its leadership, ensures that Kitasoo/Xai’xais laws, customs, traditions, policies and practices are included in resource planning and management decisions, and advocates for the recognition of Kitasoo/Xai’xais Aboriginal title and rights.

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In the news today, Sept. 18 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press
Sep 18, 2018 

Five stories in the news for Tuesday, Sept. 18



The federal government is shopping around for a retired federal judge to help guide a renewed consultation with Indigenous communities on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The Federal Court of Appeal last month quashed the approval given to the project, saying the consultation with Indigenous communities wasn’t good enough. The Liberals are still considering whether to appeal the decision, but at the same time are looking at how they can do what the court said was lacking in order to get the pipeline work back underway. An official close to the plan said one option being closely considered is hiring a former senior judge, possibly a retired Supreme Court of Canada justice, to advise the government on what would constitute meaningful consultation with Indigenous communities to satisfy the conditions of the court.



The Ontario government will be in court today seeking a stay of a court decision that stalled the province’s plans to cut Toronto city council nearly in half in the middle of an election campaign. Justice Edward Belobaba ruled that Bill 5, which slashed Toronto’s council to 25 seats from 47, violated freedom of expression rights for candidates and voters. The stay application could result in Belobaba’s ruling being put on hold until a formal appeal is heard.



The Royal Canadian Air Force is contending with a shortage of around 275 pilots. It also needs more mechanics, sensor operators and other trained personnel. The Air Force says it is working to address the deficiencies and that they have not negatively impacted operations. Still, officials acknowledge the situation has added pressure on Canada’s flying corps and will represent a real challenge for the foreseeable future.



Immigration lawyers who specialize in border issues say the federal government needs to help Canadians who take part in the legal cannabis industry with issues that could arise entering the United States. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency last week said legalization in Canada won’t change the fact that American laws treat marijuana as a banned substance, and industry insiders as drug traffickers. The lawyers say it should fall to Ottawa to help travellers who are taking part in a perfectly legal business enterprise cross the border.



Scientists have successfully tagged a great white shark for the first time in Atlantic Canadian waters. Federal fisheries officials say Heather Bowlby of the shark unit at Halifax’s Bedford Institute of Oceanography tagged the shark off southwest Nova Scotia last week. They say the tag information will assist in understanding white shark movements. Bowlby is expected to discuss her research with the media today.



_ G7 environment, oceans and energy ministers will meet in Halifax on the theme of “Working Together on Climate Change, Oceans and Clean Energy.”

_ The Canadian Armed Forces conducts a major air disaster exercise in Yellowknife named Exercise Ready Soteria as part of Operation Nanook 2018.

_ Statistics Canada releases the monthly survey of manufacturing for July.

_ Arguments to be heard in Edmonton in the sentence appeal of Steven Vollrath, who was convicted and sent to prison for 12 years in the abduction of Richard Suter, who had driven through a restaurant patio and killed a two-year-old boy.

_ Football player Jerome Messam to appear in court in Calgary on a voyeurism charge. It’s alleged he videotaped a consensual sexual encounter in November 2016 without the woman’s knowledge.

_ The Kraft Hockeyville 2018 winning community of Lucan, Ont., hosts an NHL pre-season game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators.

_ The RCMP will hold a tree planting ceremony in Ottawa as part of an expression of regret for the internment of Italian Canadians during the Second World War.

_ Canadian musician Bryan Adams appears before the House of Commons Canadian Heritage committee to discuss remuneration models for artists and creative industries.


Red Mountain Underground Gold Project — Public Comments Invited

September 17, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Red Mountain Underground Gold Project, located northeast of Stewart, British Columbia. The project is also subject to requirements under the Nisga’a Final Agreement, a modern treaty signed by the governments of Canada, British Columbia, and the Nisga’a Nation.

The Agency invites the Nisga’a Nation, Indigenous groups and the public to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment Report, which includes the Agency’s conclusions and recommendations regarding the potential environmental effects of the project and their significance, the proposed mitigation measures, and the follow-up program.

The Agency also invites comments on the potential environmental assessment conditions for the project. Final conditions would become legally-binding on the proponent if the project is allowed to proceed.

This project has benefited from several public and Indigenous consultation opportunities. This is the final public comment period in the process.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by October 18, 2018 to:

Red Mountain Underground Gold Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6
Telephone: 604-666-2431

Following the public comment period, the Environmental Assessment Report and potential environmental assessment conditions will be finalized and provided to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, along with comments received. The Minister will make a decision on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


First Nations-Driven Implementation Essential, Says AFN National Chief on Federal Investment in Early Learning and Child Care

First Nations-Driven Implementation Essential, Says AFN National Chief on Federal Investment in Early Learning and Child Care

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde, together with AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart, support the National Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework as one opportunity for First Nations to develop and implement their own early learning and child care systems.

“Healthy children are raised in healthy environments,” said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. “First Nations children will have enhanced opportunities for success when they have identities built from strong connections to their nations, languages, cultures and history. This framework is reflective of direction and input by First Nations experts in health, education and early childhood education. It can now be used as a guide for First Nations to create their own early learning and child care systems based on their vision for their children and families. The implementation is crucial and I look forward to continued participation by First Nations to determine how this will roll out in our nations.”

Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos, released the National Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework in Ottawa today. The Framework was developed with input by First Nations, Métis and Inuit. As part of its release, Minister Duclos announced $1.02 billion over ten years for early learning and child care initiatives specific to First Nations as well as additional resources for innovation and governance development.

“The work toward achieving this framework is first and foremost about our children, our most precious resource and the focus of all we do,” said AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart who is the portfolio lead for the AFN in this area. “We welcome the commitments made by the federal government today and look forward to using this framework as a guide to implement First Nations approaches and design. First Nations want to care for their children and must drive the design and delivery of all early childhood programming, and this includes ensuring a strong connection to language and culture. This new approach must support First Nations entities that do this work to ensure proper costing, design and delivery.”

The AFN established a national expert working group on Early Learning and Child Care following direction by Chiefs-in-Assembly in 2016. The working group is comprised of First Nations experts from across the disciplines of health, education and early childhood. The working group led a First Nations regional engagement process to identify and confirm key principles, priorities and actions of a First Nations early learning and child care framework and action plan. This effort helped inform the co-development of the National Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework.

The AFN is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.

For more information, please contact:

Jenna Young Castro
Communications Officer
613-241-6789, ext. 201
613-314-8157 mobile

Monica Poirier
Bilingual Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext. 282
613-292-0857 mobile


UBCIC Calls For Immediate Cancellation of Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project

“Verdict clear, Trudeau should cancel Trans Mountain”—Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – September 17, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to accept the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project’s defeat in the Federal Court of Appeal, and to cancel the disastrous Canada-owned project altogether.

“Trudeau’s own ministerial panel in 2016 predicted the Federal Court of Appeal verdict, noting the same serious deficiencies with the approval process for the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project as the court did,” said UBCIC President Grand Chief Stewart Phillip. “This project should never have been approved—it’s a disaster for the climate, and a spill from a diluted bitumen tanker could cause devastation in our coastal waters. The Canadian government needs to accept the verdict of the court and cancel Trans Mountain like it cancelled Enbridge’s Northern Gateway.”

Kinder Morgan Canada, now the Trans Mountain Corporation, continues to press to continue construction on the pipeline and tanker project as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes public statements that undermine the integrity of the consultation process, doubling down on the errors for which the Federal Court of Appeal just chastised, quashing the project’s approval.

While the court found that the consultation framework Canada selected was reasonable, it found that Canada failed “to engage, dialogue meaningfully and grapple with the concerns expressed to it in good faith by the Indigenous applicants so as to explore the possible accommodation of these concerns” (para 754). This resulted in “an unreasonable consultation process” (para 762) that fell “well short of the mark set by the Supreme Court of Canada” (para 6).

“The unanimous Federal Court of Appeal verdict was clear: making notes of Indigenous concerns and then shredding them and proceeding as normal will not work to build the Trans Mountain pipeline and project,” said UBCIC Vice-President Chief Bob Chamberlin. “Instead of acknowledging that the Canadian government erred when approving the project and seeking in good faith to fix those errors, they steamrolled over us and bet that we wouldn’t be able to stop them. They lost that bet. And they will lose again.”

“For the leader of this country to continue to insist that the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project should be built despite this court ruling is a slap in the face to the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the government of Canada,” said Chief Judy Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer of the UBCIC.

Opposition to the pipeline and tanker project includes the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion, representing more than 150 nations across North America, more than 350,000 petition signers, the cities of Vancouver, Burnaby, Victoria and 19 other municipalities, the state of Washington and the province of British Columbia.

Media inquiries:

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President, Union of BC Indian Chiefs: (250-490-5314)

Chief Bob Chamberlin, Vice-President, Union of BC Indian Chiefs: (250-974-8282

Chief Judy Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer, Union of BC Indian Chiefs: (250-320-7738)


All First Nations agreements now in place for Coastal GasLink pipeline – Kamloopsmatters

TransCanada says it has signed project agreements with all 20 indigenous communities along its Coastal GasLink pipeline route from Northeast B.C. to Kitimat.

Support for the agreements comes from both traditional and hereditary leaders in the communities, the company said in a news release Thursday.

“This is an important milestone for the Coastal GasLink team,” Rick Gateman, president of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project, said in a statement.

“When we first began this project over six years ago, our goal was to build more than just relationships with First Nations communities in B.C.; it was to build trusted partnerships, and that has made all the difference. We are grateful to these First Nations communities for this opportunity and appreciate the incredible support they have shown us over the years.”

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FNFC Annual Fisheries Assembly – November 7 and 8, 2018

The First Nations Fisheries Council of BC’s Annual General Assembly brings together First Nations leaders, community members, fisheries and natural resources staff and government partners from across the province on an annual basis to receive updates on the work of the FNFC and engage in strategic discussions on operational, policy and legislative issues related to fisheries. This year’s event will be held on November 7 and 8, 2018 at the Delta Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna, BC.


Online registration for this event is requested.

Please register by Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at


A limited number of travel subsidies will be available to assist First Nations participants who would like to attend the FNFC Annual General Assembly but do not have access to adequate funding. Only one subsidy per organization or community will be available. Funding is limited and requests are approved on a rolling basis, so early application is recommended. Subsidy amounts may vary depending on the number of funding requests received.

Please contact the FNFC at 778-379-6470 (tel) or to request an online travel subsidy application form. The deadline to submit travel subsidy applications is Monday, October 15, 2018.

Please review the FNFC Travel Guidelines when applying for travel subsidy and arranging your travel (includes conditions and maximum reimbursable amounts).

Hotel arrangements are being finalized, and more details about accommodations will be posted soon.


Hundreds attend Sunday vigil for missing B.C. teen Jessica Parker – CP

Source: The Canadian Press
Sep 17, 2018 

SMITHERS, B.C. _ More than 200 people gathered in a northern British Columbia community to show their support for the family of a teen who vanished in late August.

Smithers RCMP have said 18-year-old Jessica Patrick, also known as Jessica Balczer, was last seen at a Smithers motel on Aug. 31 and was reported missing three days later.

Many of those attending Sunday’s vigil wore red as a tribute to Patrick and to honour other missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Patrick is a young mother and a member of the Lake Babine First Nation.

The vigil was held just hours after Smithers RCMP, the North District Major Crime Unit and the BC Coroners Service confirmed they are investigating the discovery of human remains near Smithers.

RCMP have not released any other details or officially identified the remains. (CJFW)


Media advisory: Government of Canada supports adults working to improve their literacy

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will make an announcement about how the Government of Canada is helping adult learners have a fair chance at success.

A photo opportunity and media availability will follow.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

DATE:      Tuesday, September 18, 2018

TIME:       10:30 a.m.

PLACE:    Native Education College
237 5th Avenue East
Vancouver, British Columbia

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Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada


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