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Bonterra intersects 34.5 g/t Au over 2.7 metres at Barry

Val-d’Or, QC – October 21, 2020 – Bonterra Resources Inc. (TSX-V: BTR, OTCQX: BONXF, FSE: 9BR2) (“Bonterra” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the following results from the ongoing drilling campaign at the Barry project. The results include several intersections, including 34.5 g/t Au over 2.7 metres (“m”) in hole MB-20-286, 5.4 g/t Au over 2.55 m in hole MB-20-285, 4.5 g/t Au over 1.7 m in hole MB-20-284, and 6.9 g/t Au over 0.8 m in hole MB-20-281.

The 2020 drilling campaign at Barry resumed on July 23, 2020 with two drills in operation, one on a barge on Lake Limpide and the other on dry land near the deposit. Since July 23, 2020, the Company has drilled 37 holes representing a total of 13,002 m of a planned 20,000 m. Results from 19 holes have been received. Results from the remaining 18 drilled holes are pending.

This press release presents results from 12 holes received since the press release dated September 22, 2020, which presented results from the first seven holes.

Pascal Hamelin, Interim CEO and VP, Operations commented: “These results are very promising as all drill holes were testing the western extension of the existing resource. The western extension at Barry has been identified by Bonterra as a prospective area to confirm existing inferred resources and add new resources, and the results to date are confirming this view.”

The following table shows the significant intersections of the drill holes presented in this press release.

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Six infill-holes were drilled (MB-20-278; 280; 282; 284 to 286) which confirm the western mineral continuity within the 2019 Barry inferred resource. Three of these holes (MB-20-284 to 286), located northwest of the current 2019 Barry resource, have returned significant grades in this sector with 34.5 g/t Au over 2.7 m in hole MB-20-286 for the H13 zone, while the 1000 zone was intersected with 5.4 g/t Au over 2.55 m in hole MB-20-285 and 4.5 g/t Au over 1.7 m in hole MB-20-284.

Four holes (MB-20-279; 281; 283 and 288) were drilled on Lake Limpide from a barge. Hole MB-20-281 intersected a value of 6.9 g/t Au over 0.8 m, which is located along the western extension of the Barry deposit under Lake Limpide.

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Quality control and reporting protocols

The Barry project’s drill core gold analysis is performed at the Bachelor Mine Analysis Laboratory. The Company employs a rigorous QA-QC analysis program that meets industry standards. The analytical results were carried out by fire assay (A.A.) in the mine laboratory. Blanks, duplicates, and certified reference standards are inserted into the sample stream to monitor laboratory performance. The Company’s QA-QC analytical verification program requires that at least 10% of samples be audited in an independent laboratory. These verification tests were sent to the ALS laboratory located in Val-d’Or, Quebec. The results of the audits are consistent with those obtained.

Qualified persons

Sabrina Bernard, P.Geo., Chief Geologist of the Company oversees all exploration activities on the Barry Project. Ms. Bernard is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 (“NI-43-101”). Marc Ducharme, P.Geo. and Bonterra’s Principal Geologist, approved the information contained in this press release. Mr. Ducharme is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.


Pascal Hamelin, Interim CEO and VP Operations
[email protected]

2872 Sullivan Road, Suite 2, Val d’Or, Quebec J9P 0B9
819-825-8678 | Website:


Durango Dispatches Crew to East Barry Property at Windfall Lake, QC

Vancouver, BC  October 21, 2020 – Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO) (Frankfurt-86A1) (OTCQB -ATOXF), (the “Company” or “Durango”) is pleased to report that further to its news release dated October 8, 2020, the Company has started an exploration program on the East Barry Property which is located 2km east of the Trove Property at Windfall Lake, Québec.

The East Barry Property was recently expanded in size and is now 7,740 hectares, bordering Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX:OSK) on the west and Bonterra Resources Inc. (TSXV:BTR) on the north. Durango’s exploration crew was tasked with exploring the East Barry along the 10km long gold in till trend for geological reconnaissance. The crew has also been asked to proceed with a north south Spontaneous Polarity (“SP”) geophysical survey across an area of high interest.

Due to the rehabilitation of old access roads, the exploration team is able to complete geological reconnaissance in areas previously unaccessible on the East Barry Property. New outcrops have been discovered on high ground providing key geological information for the area. During this exploration campaign on the East Barry Property, a mineralized quartz feldspar porphyry (“QFP”) dike associated with quartz veins was discovered (see Figure 1).

Figure 1. QFP dike with 0.5 to 1% pyrite mineralization along the newly cleared road.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO of Durango, stated, “Durango’s exploration crew took the opportunity of favourable weather and newly rehabilitated roads to expand the ground exploration program onto the East Barry Property. The East Barry Property has minimal outcrop, so all of the information we can gather on rock exposure is extremely important in order to identify geological similarities with the Windfall Lake deposit and potential mineralization associations. Durango will continue to explore the East Barry Property in the upcoming weeks concurrently with its ongoing drill campaign on the Trove Property. We look forward to analyzing the results in comparison with our neighbours’ data.”

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 Trove Property has not yet been subject to an NI-43-101 report.

Trove Property, 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 currently undertaking its inaugural drill program.

East Barry Property, Québec

Durango owns 100% interest in the East Barry claims which run parallel to Trove claims. The East Barry block is over 7,740 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 Mining. In 2018, a till sampling program was conducted by Durango and one of the till samples returned forty-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 (“IP”) 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
Email: [email protected]


Over 100 Businesses Supported by the Indigenous Tourism BC Emergency Relief Fund Program

The Indigenous Tourism BC Emergency Relief Fund Program was developed to support Indigenous tourism businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. A significant number of Indigenous businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector have been severely impacted by the travel restrictions, resulting in loss of revenue and loss of jobs.

From April to September 2020, Indigenous Tourism BC has released a total of $695,000 in emergency financial relief for Indigenous tourism businesses. In April, $300,000 was reprofiled from Indigenous Tourism BC’s development and marketing budget to support Indigenous-owned tourism businesses through the early crisis of COVID-19. Western Economic Diversification funded a second phase with $400,000, prioritizing Indigenous tourism businesses who were incurring business costs, despite having little or no revenue.

Throughout BC, the Emergency Relief Grant assisted seventy-two (72) Indigenous tourism businesses in the first phase. In the second phase, sixty-seven (67) businesses have been supported. There were 37 businesses that received support in both phases.

Total Regional Support Phase 1 and 2 Emergency Relief Grants:

Vancouver Island – 28
Thompson Okanagan – 17
Northern BC – 18
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast – 12
Vancouver Coast and Mountains – 23
Kootenay Rockies – 4

Breakdown of Sector Support, Type of Business and Tourism Readiness:

Indigenous tourism intersects through many tourism and business sectors. The businesses supported are in the culinary and wellness sector, 35 are from the outdoor adventure sector, 22 are from the arts and culture sector, and 34 are in the accommodations sector.

An overall priority of the Emergency Relief Grant Fund was prioritizing the small business entrepreneurs or family-owned businesses. Of the 102 Indigenous tourism businesses, forty-four are community-owned and 58 businesses are owned by Indigenous entrepreneurs. Forty-four percent of the Indigenous entrepreneurs are women-owned businesses.

Indigenous Tourism BC strives to grow the Indigenous tourism industry in BC and categorizes Stakeholders into a tier system of start up, visitor-ready, market-ready and export-ready. In total, there were four start-up, 23 visitor-ready, 50 market-ready, and 19 export-ready.

Indigenous Tourism BC is grateful to those partners working with us, including the Province of BC, Ministry of Arts, Culture and Tourism Destination BC, Western Economic Diversification, the regional tourism associations throughout the Province.


Dr. Charlene Higgins: B.C. First Nations in forestry: What does commitment from government really mean? – Vancouver Sun

Opinion: It means meaningful and sustained engagement with First Nations on forest legislation and policy that impacts directly on First Nations business to survive and thrive in the forest sector economy.

Oct 22, 2020

The B.C. government has been engaging with First Nations for years to discuss forest revenue-sharing models and policies, meaningful approaches to consultation to respect Aboriginal title and rights, tenure reform, and policy changes needed to reallocate volume to increase their participation in the forest sector. But very little has changed to reflect input received from the First Nations themselves.

The majority of tenure is still under the control of the few major players, and the province continues to offer most First Nations “take it or leave it” agreements (forest consultation and revenue-sharing agreements) that share a minimal percentage (four to six per cent) of stumpage revenues. In some cases, these agreements provide First Nations with as little as $35,000 as accommodation for impacts on Aboriginal interests from forest-related land and resources decisions in their territories.

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Dolly Varden Announces $5M Flow-Through Private Placement Financing

October 22, 2020 – Vancouver, BC: Dolly Varden Silver Corporation (TSXV: DV | U.S.: DOLLF) (the “Company” or “Dolly Varden”) is pleased to announce that the Company intends to undertake a private placement financing (the “Offering”) to raise gross proceeds of up to $5 million from the sale of up to 5 million common shares that qualify as “flow-through shares” as defined under the Income Tax Act (Canada) at a price of $1.00 per share (the “Offered Shares”).

“We have been very encouraged with recent drilling success, particularly with step out high-grade silver intercepts targeting extension of the Torbrit deposit. Once again, we are very grateful to our institutional shareholders who have continued to enable us to advance our high-grade silver project. “commented Shawn Khunkhun, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

The proceeds raised by the Company from the sale of the Offered Shares will be used to incur eligible “Canadian exploration expenses” that are “flow-through mining expenditures” (as such terms are defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada), related to exploration of the Company’s mineral properties located in British Columbia.

Eventus Capital Corp. and Mackie Research Capital Corp. have been appointed as finders in connection with the Offering. The Company may pay a cash finder’s fee of 6% of the gross proceeds received by the Company from investors introduced to the Company by such finders.

The issuance of the Offered Shares under the Offering and the payment of the finder’s fee are subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, receipt of any other required regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. Closing of the Offering is anticipated to occur on or about November 13, 2020. Securities issued under the Offering will be subject to a four-month-and-one-day statutory hold period.

The net proceeds of the Offering will be used for further exploration, mineral resource expansion and drilling at the Dolly Varden silver property in northwestern British Columbia, Canada, as well as for working capital as permitted.

Pursuant to the ancillary rights agreement between Hecla Canada Ltd. and the Company dated September 4, 2012, Hecla will be entitled to acquire common shares at a price of $0.89 per common share to maintain its pro rata equity interest in the Company. If Hecla exercises its pro rata rights under the ancillary rights agreement, any common shares issued to Hecla will be in addition to those issued as part of the Offering.

The issuance of the Offered Shares to certain subscribers under the Offering who are insiders of the Company will be considered a related party transaction under Multilateral Instrument 61-101. The Company expects to rely on exemptions from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements provided under sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(a) of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 on the basis that participation in the Offering by insiders will not exceed 25% of the fair market value of the Company’s market capitalization.

This release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy of any securities in the United States. The securities described herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold within the United States except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to available exemptions therefrom.

About Dolly Varden

Dolly Varden Silver Corporation is a mineral exploration company focused on exploration in northwestern British Columbia. Dolly Varden has two projects, the namesake Dolly Varden silver property and the nearby Big Bulk copper-gold property. The Dolly Varden property is considered to be highly prospective for hosting high-grade precious metal deposits, since it comprises the same structural and stratigraphic setting that host numerous other high-grade deposits (Eskay Creek, Brucejack). The Big Bulk property is prospective for porphyry and skarn style copper and gold mineralization similar to other such deposits in the region (Red Mountain, KSM, Red Chris).

Dolly Varden is also a member of the British Columbia Regional Mining Alliance, a cooperative effort between First Nations, Industry and the BC Provincial Government, to promote mining activities and investment in the northwestern region.

Additional information about the Company and its activities may be found on the Company’s website and under the Company’s profile at


Museum takes big step –

Vernon museum to become more inclusive to Indigenous history

Oct 22, 2020

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives will be getting restructured into a more inclusive and proportional representation of history in the region.

Starting with their Cultural Safety Program, the museum will be working with Sylix Elders to create new exhibits and showcase artifacts and stories from local Indigenous peoples.

“As cultural partners, we hope to foster a safe and collaborative environment that results in deeper sharing, learning and understanding with the Syilx People in the Okanagan Territory,” says GMVA executive director Steve Fleck.

“The program provides training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, and anti-racism for partners in arts, culture, and heritage in the North Okanagan as they share positive information about Syilx People and participate in a process of reconciliation and future collaboration.”

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Tahltan Nation COVID-19 Emergency Management Update 10/21

The Tahltan Nation COVID-19 Emergency Management Team (TNCEMPT) continues to meet regularly to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the threat to our Territory.

In recent weeks, an increasing number of First Nation communities in British Columbia – including Witset in Smithers – have been under lockdowns to stop the spread of COVID- 19.

We are under no illusion that COVID-19 is knocking on the doors of Tahltan Territory.

As we all know, the threat of COVID-19 will not be going away anytime soon; as a result, we must learn to manage and live with COVID-19. To prevent the virus from entering our Territory we must become even more resolute in our fight. The onus is on each and everyone of us to not become complacent, act responsibly, and follow our policies and regulations.

Contract tracing, if the virus reaches our Territory, will identify the individual responsible.


Although we have been successful, to date, in keeping COVID-19 out of our Territory, the threat level has increased substantially, forcing us to make the following changes/additions to our COVID-19 policies and regulations.

First, masks are now mandatory in all community spaces in Dease Lake, Iskut and Telegraph Creek and hand sanitizing is a must.

Second, in-Territory residents are still allowed essential travel only (medical related appointments) within Northwest BC (Terrace, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, and as far as Smithers only); however, we are recommending you now self-isolate for 14 days upon return to the Territory. DO NOT MOVE AROUND IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TO.

Third, anyone who receives a COVID-19 test MUST quarantine while waiting for test results.


On July 30, 2020 the Tahltan Nation announced that everyone, including hunters and wildlife enthusiasts, should avoid non essential travel to Tahltan Territory until the Province safely enters Stage 4 of the COVID-19 response. The consequence of spreading COVID-19 is too great given the limited access to acute medical care for residents along the remote Highway 37 corridor.

All non-essential travel to Dease Lake, Iskut and Telegraph Creek should be avoided, and all recreational activity is strongly discouraged north of Bob Quinn, including hunting regions 6-19 to 6-26. Hunting and recreational activity access points, including the Stikine Bridge, will be blocked with gates, and monitored, including video surveillance.


In-Territory residents are still allowed essential travel only (medical related appointments) within Northwest BC (Terrace, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, and as far as Smithers only); however, we are recommending you now self-isolate for 14 days upon return to the Territory.


Non-territory residents are asked to assist the Tahltan Nation in our efforts to stay at home and to not travel to Tahltan Territory.

No hunting, camping, or recreational activity in Tahltan Territory. Essential travel only.


Stay Home: Unless you must go to work, or you are going onto the land to exercise with those in your household (people you live with);

Avoid ALL Non-Essential Trips In Your Community: Stop going to other communities. Limit the number of times you go to high traffic areas such as the store or post office;

Physical Distancing: Do not gather in groups. Ensure you stay a minimum of 6 feet away from other people;

Wash Hands Regularly: Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds or more. Soap is the best-known remedy for killing this virus so wash frequently;

Couch or Sneeze Into Your Elbow or a Tissue: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Put your tissue in a waste basket. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze int your upper sleave, not your hands;

Don’t Touch Your Face: Don’t transfer the virus into your body by touching your eyes, nose or mouth.


If/when a positive test for COVID-19 has been confirmed, by health officials, in any of the three Tahltan communities, all the communities will go into immediate lockdown.

Emergency Management Committee’s and/or Tahltan leadership (President and both Chiefs) can declare a lockdown; however, only Tahltan leadership can lift the lockdown order upon approval from the Public Health Officer.


Lax Kw’alaams Ferry

We are pleased to announce that the Spirit of Lax Kw’alaams has returned from a major retrofit and will be back in service for the afternoon sailing on Friday, October 30th.

We thank our members for their patience over the last two months.  Despite a few hiccups things have gone smoothly but it is nice to have the Nicola back.

Sailings will be as before:

Depart Aero Point           Depart Tuck Inlet

Monday to Saturday                     8:00am                               9:00am

5:00pm                               6:00pm

Sunday                                              11:00am                             12:00pm

4:00pm                               5:00pm


Climate change driving Indigenous food insecurity in Canada: report – The Narwhal

Although Indigenous Peoples are among the lowest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the country, they are among the most impacted by environmental changes

Oct 21, 2020

Canada’s failure to act on climate change is putting First Nations’ access to nutritious, traditional foods at risk, diminishing health and cultural ties, according to a report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch.

The report documents the impact of climate change on food insecurity in several First Nations communities that subsist on caribou, moose, salmon and berries — foods that have been relied on for generations and are inseparable from their cultures.

The authors visited the communities in northern Ontario, northwest B.C. and northern Yukon and spoke with more than 120 people, including Indigenous people, government officials and food security experts.

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Media Advisory: Celebrating SFU’s Fall 2020 graduates, president and chancellor installations

October 21, 2020

Simon Fraser University’s Fall Convocation ceremonies on Oct. 22 and 23 will mark the university’s second virtual convocation—and will begin with the formal (virtual) installation of its 10h president, Joy Johnson, and 12th chancellor, Tamara Vrooman (Oct. 22 at 9:30 a.m.).

The installation emcee will be Chris Lewis (Syeta’xtn), chair of SFU’s Board of Governors, member of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) Nation and an SFU alumnus.

B.C. Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin will administer the oath of office.
The president and chancellor will be ceremoniously gowned in their robes of office.

Acknowledging SFU’s commitment to reconciliation, and in respect of the Indigenous territories that SFU Burnaby resides on, the gowns have been redesigned by local designer Beverli Barnes and now include Coast Salish motifs.

The motifs have been created by Chief Janice George —Chepximiya Siyam, and Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph—Skwetsimltxw from L’Hen Awtwx (Squamish Weaving House). Their weaving, Newxniw’chet (The Teachings), has hung in SFU’s Saywell Atrium since 2009.

SFU will also confer honorary degrees on Mina Shum, an award-winning independent Canadian filmmaker, and Sarah Diamond, an SFU alumnus and president emerita of the Ontario College of Art and Design University.


Convocation ceremonies, celebrating graduation for more than 2,000 students this fall, will be livestreamed as follows:

Oct. 22 at 4:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – Faculties of Applied Sciences, Communication, Art and Technology, and Health Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences

Oct. 23 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Beedie School of Business, Faculties of Education, Science, Environment.

View the full 2020 Fall Convocation schedule & watch the livestream
Faculties & Departments will also be holding virtual celebrations

Honorary degree recipients:

Mina Shum, doctor of fine arts, honoris causa, (Thursday Oct. 22) is an award-winning filmmaker who explores the tension between family expectation and personal ambition, and between cultures and generations through her films.

Her best-known film, Double Happiness is a coming of age story starring Sandra Oh. Her most recent film, Meditation Park, was shot in Vancouver and won the Toronto International Film Festival’s Circuit People’s Choice Award and the San Francisco’s Center for Asian American Media’s Audience Award.

Sarah Diamond, doctor of science, honoris causa, (Thursday, Oct. 22) is an SFU alumnus who became president of the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2005 and transitioned into the role of president emerita this past summer.

Propelled by her visionary leadership and commitment to inclusivity, OCAD U has emerged as an eminent leader in STEAM+D—that is, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, Medicine and Design—with capacities in digital media, design research and curriculum. Last year, she received the Order of Canada for her “immense contributions to the country’s arts, cultural and digital landscape.”


MELISSA SHAW, SFU Communications & Marketing
236.880.3297 | [email protected]


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