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CO2 GRO Inc (TSX-V:GROW, OTCQB:BLONF). has announced a commercial feasibility of a CO2 Delivery Solutions system with California-based TreeSource Citrus Nursery. In a statement, the company said the commercial feasibility will be conducted on about 2,000 square feet of citrus tree young plants (also known as liners) using a CO2 Delivery Solutions system integrated with an existing fogging system. The primary focus of the commercial feasibility is to assess CO2 Delivery Solutions' impact on the growth acceleration of the liners to commercial maturity. 

PyroGenesis Canada Inc, which designs, develops, and commercializes advanced plasma processes, announced that following its acquisition of AirScience Technologies Inc (AST), it is in the process of renaming it Pyro Green-Gas. The Montreal-based high-tech company said Pyro Green-Gas will continue to be a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. As part of the name change, PyroGenesis said it will in due course develop a Pyro Green-Gas website as well as a unique company logo, both of which will be disclosed once completed. The legal name of the company will remain AirScience Technologies Inc. until such time as the name change process is completed, said the company. Pyro Green-Gas will now begin referring to itself under the new corporate name for marketing and branding purposes. Also it has received an order to supply four high powered plasma torches together with ancillary equipment to a client for about $6 million.

BioVaxys Technology Corp. (CSE:BIOV, OTCQB:BVAXF) has announced that global CDMO partner WuXi Biologics completed the synthesis of recombinant SARS-CoV-2 s-protein for the BVX-0320 and CoviDTH programs. BVX-0320 is BioVaxys’ COVID-19 vaccine candidate and CoviDTH its immunodiagnostic product. Both are headed for clinical trials, with BioVaxys having begun preparing an Investigational New Drug (IND) submission to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a combined Phase I/II clinical study of CoviDTH as a diagnostic for evaluating T-cell immune response to SARS-CoV-2.

Marvel Discovery Corp said it has acquired an additional 53 mining claims totalling 1,325 hectares of land to add to its existing land position on its Victoria Lake gold project. The claims were acquired through an option agreement with the vendor, Roland Quinlan, and increases Marvel's land holdings in the area to 7,650 hectares. Quinlan will carry out the prospecting work on the claims, the company said. This new acquisition is located along the Exploits subzone and covers a large highly prospective structural zone proximal to the Valentine Lake Shear Zone, which hosts Marathon Gold's Valentine Gold project with resources of four million ounces of gold. "These claim additions were a strategic move, not only in expanding the size and potential but tying up ground with the highest gold till-in-soil samples in the province of Newfoundland,” said Marvel president and CEO Karim Rayani.

Loncor Gold Inc revealed that the latest drill assays at its Imbo project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo augur well for improving the gold resource at the property.  The reported results come from four holes at the Adumbi deposit at the site, which hit significant widths and grades. Highlights included 15.73 metres (m) grading 5.28 grams per ton (g/t) gold from 144.78m depth, including an intersection of 5m grading 13.70 g/t gold, in one hole.

Ayurcann Holdings Corp has announced details of a wholesale distribution and supply agreement that it previously entered into with National Cannabis Distribution (NCD), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kiaro Holdings Corp, for exclusive wholesale distribution and supply in Saskatchewan. Under the terms of the agreement, NCD will act as the exclusive provincial wholesaler and distributor for Ayurcann, its subsidiary and/or its intermediaries to authorized private retailers in Saskatchewan for an initial period of two years. Ayurcann also announced plans to further develop market awareness for the company through leading international and Canadian marketing firms.

SoLVBL Solutions Inc, an innovative cybersecurity company, said its US patent application is one step closer to approval after receiving a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The company's US Patent Application No: 16/745,664 relates to its Q by SoLVBL innovation and is described as a method and system for authentication seal development in immutable transactions. According to SoLVBL, the notice of allowance indicates the USPTO will likely issue the patent after certain formal steps have been completed.

TraceSafe Inc said it has now sold more than one million of its wearable Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The company noted that the offering has allowed it to increase its average selling price per device kit and build a continuous revenue stream by collecting monthly software fees.

Else Nutrition Holdings Inc (OTCQX:BABYF, TSX-V:BABY), the food and nutrition company, said it was postponing its upcoming physical investor conference due to the COVID-19 travel and assembly restrictions in the USA. It was originally scheduled for October 4 but now the firm said it will host a virtual online event for investors and shareholders during November, this year. Final date, time, registration and RSVP links will be provided separately. "We are deeply disappointed the global COVID situation still imposes physical gathering restrictions, but we are excited about progress in the company and are working on some exciting developments we would like to present to shareholders during our virtual online event," said Hamutal Yitzhak, CEO and co-founder of Else Nutrition. "We look forward to this event and invite both retail and institutional investors to attend our conference," she added.

Belmont Resources Inc. (TSX-V:BEA) is resuming its exploration program on its wholly owned Come By Chance (CBC) gold-copper project near Grand Forks in southern British Columbia after a delay due to extreme wildfire conditions. Numerous pits, shafts, and adits, including the 251 meter-long Betts adit, are evidence of historic exploration on the property; however, there has been little systematic modern exploration work completed. Currently, a sampling program will be followed by an IP survey, which was originally scheduled for June 2021, but was suddenly canceled due to unusually high temperatures and forest fire danger rating in the project area. 

Snowline Gold Corp said that it has entered into a property option agreement with Epica Gold Inc and Carlin Gold Corporation to buy a 100% interest in 812 mining claims in five blocks collectively covering approximately 16,500 hectares. The properties are located in the Mayo mining district, Yukon Territory, where they supplement Snowline's existing claim position across a regional geological feature considered by the company to be highly prospective for gold and base metal mineralization. Snowline's mineral holdings now comprise some 106,500 hectares and are focused within the Selwyn Basin. “Each acquired property bolsters an existing Snowline project,” CEO Scott Berdahl said in a statement. “We further benefit from the previous operators' extensive geochemical work, which identified multiple promising targets for follow-up.

Bhang Inc, a global cannabis CPG brand company, has tapped Wes Eder as the company’s new global vice president of revenue. Las Vegas-based Bhang has an award-winning portfolio of over 50 master-chef created cannabis, CBD and terpene products including gourmet chocolates, pre-rolls, CBD isolate, and Hempsticks. Based out of Connecticut, Eder will primarily focus on revenue generation, including licensee relationships across the US, Canada and Europe. 

Mindset Pharma Inc (CSE:MSET, OTCQB:MSSTF, FRA:9DF), a drug discovery company focused on creating next-generation psychedelic medicines to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders, announced that its lead candidate MSP-1014 was comparable to psilocybin assessed using a drug discrimination assay. The Toronto-based company said the results suggest that MSP-1014 induces a “similar perceptual state to psilocybin, further confirming the viability of MSP-1014 as a therapeutic analog of first-generation psilocybin” as the company advances MSP-1014 into the clinic. “In the drug discrimination assay, MSP-1014 demonstrated a dose-dependent and full generalization to a psilocybin discriminative cue in rats,” Mindset Pharma Chief Scientific Officer Joseph Araujo said in a statement. 

NEO Battery Materials Ltd announced that its metallurgical-grade silicon (Si) microparticle anode materials have achieved “exceptional stability” and breakthrough cycling performance with an all-solid-state electrolyte compared to the cells of conventional liquid electrolytes. The Vancouver-based company focused on battery metals and materials said its low-cost, metallurgical-grade silicon particles of micron-size were able to sustain its original specific capacity of 3,000 milliampere hours per gram (mAh/g) without major capacity loss or performance degradation in the cell. A sulfide-based solid-state electrolyte, argyrodite, was utilized with a 100% loading of NEO's silicon microparticle anode materials. The battery test was conducted and validated by a South Korean third-party laboratory.

Essex Minerals Inc said its initial six-hole program of diamond and reverse circulation drilling has been completed at the Drummer Fault gold project in North Queensland, Australia. The six holes, which totaled a combined 952 meters (m), were designed to test for continuation of surface gold mineralization below the previously mined surface (15m) oxide zone on the eastern end of the Drummer Fault within the Mt Turner project area. Five holes were drilled under the Drummer Toy pit and one hole under the Drummer West pit.

Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp said it has added Bill Ivany, a seasoned executive in the consumer-packaged goods sector, to the company’s board of directors effective Monday, September 13, 2021. Ivany is an experienced food industry executive with a history of leading and overseeing sales, operations, and supply chain departments at international consumer packaged goods organizations and brands. Over more than three decades, Ivany has held multiple leadership roles with companies such as Melita Canada, Marsham International Food Brokers and Kehe subsidiary, Tree Of Life Canada. 

Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp said it has added Bill Ivany, a seasoned executive in the consumer-packaged goods sector, to the company’s board of directors effective Monday, September 13, 2021. Ivany is an experienced food industry executive with a history of leading and overseeing sales, operations, and supply chain departments at international consumer packaged goods organizations and brands. Over more than three decades, Ivany has held multiple leadership roles with companies such as Melita Canada, Marsham International Food Brokers and Kehe subsidiary, Tree Of Life Canada. 

SIGMA Lithium Corporation said its common shares have begun trading on the NASDAQ as of the market open on September 13, 2021. The company’s shares now trade on both the NASDAQ and the TSX Venture Exchange under the new ticker symbol ‘SGML’.

Plurilock Security Inc. (TSX-V:PLUR) said it has received a US$219,000 purchase order from the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) as part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Solution for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) program, a US Government-Wide Acquisition Contract Vehicle (GWAC). The MDA is an agency within the US Department of Defense that provides missile defense support for deployed forces and allies. Plurilock said the purchase order is part of a new contract between it and MDA within the SEWP V program and the latest in a series of new business for its Solutions Division. According to the purchase order, Plurilock will provide the MDA with a renewal of their Dell maintenance support for existing server hardware. Including the latest order, all contracts and orders announced since April 2021 represent a combined total of roughly US$10.7 million in sales, the company added.

FansUnite Entertainment Inc (CSE:FANS, OTCQX:FUNFF) revealed that its group of companies, including Askott Entertainment (Malta) Limited and E.G.G. Limited, have negotiated and signed multiple strategic vendor agreements that will further enhance its capabilities as a full-service business-to-consumer (B2C) operator and business-to-business (B2B) technology provider in the European, UK and North American online gambling markets. "As we continue to expand the offerings of our technology platform, we're excited to sign deals with these industry leaders to provide the best data and most robust offerings for our customers and end-users around the world," FansUnite CEO Scott Burton said in a statement. The partnerships with Pariplay, SportsIQ, Pythia Sports and other leading data providers which will strengthen FansUnite's technology platform.

African Gold Group Inc. announced positive results from the preliminary trenching programme in the Kobada Est exploration target at its Kobada Gold Project in southwestern Mali, Africa. The trenching programme was completed in June and consisted of three trenches with a combined length of 260 metres (m). Kobada Est is a part of a group of permits located on the western flank of the Bougouni basin covering an area of 63,679 acres. The shear zones discovered in the Kobada Est concession form a part of the combined 55 kilometre shear strikes, identified across the three concessions from previous geophysics and soil geochemistry. It  said the results further reinforce its thesis that the exploration upside within its permits is significant, and it can now take Kobada Est to the next stage of exploration.

Mason Graphite Inc (TSX-V:LLG, OTCQX:MGPHF). says graphene resulting from the patented process owned by Black Swan Graphene Inc. and produced by Black Swan strategic shareholder Thomas Swan & Co. was recently used in the concrete mix poured during construction of a large residential development in the UK.  Mason Graphite said Nationwide Engineering Group, a construction-focused service provider, used the graphene-enhanced concrete developed by Concretene, a wholly-owned subsidiary, in a £17.5 million (C$30.5 million) residential development in Salisbury. Concrete is one of the most used substances on earth and is directly responsible for more than 8% of global greenhouse gases emissions. This graphene-enhanced concrete reduces C02 emissions by 30% and lowers overall costs by 20%. It also generally eliminates the use of rebar reinforcement and, mainly because of its resistance to water penetration, results in a longer-lasting concrete.

Aurania Resources Ltd (TSX-V:ARU, OTCQB:AUIAF) told investors that its board of directors has given its approval for a non-brokered private placement of up to 2,083,334 units at C$2.40 per unit for gross proceeds of up to C$5 million. The mineral exploration company said the net proceeds from the offering will be used to advance exploration at its Lost Cities - Cutucu Project in Ecuador, including drilling of gold, silver and copper targets, basic exploration including field work and sampling. Funds will also be targeted at corporate social responsibility work with communities within and immediately adjacent to the Lost Cities - Cutucu concession area, and for general working capital purposes. Each unit in the offer will consist of one common share and one-half of one warrant, with each whole warrant exercisable into one common share at a price of C$3.00 for a period of 24 months after closing.

Japan Gold (TSX-V:JG) Corp has reported high-grade gold-silver intercepts from the first drill holes at the Ryuo Prospect, part of its Ikutahara project on the island of Hokkaido in Japan, which included 4.9 metres (m) of 12.1 grams per tonne (g/t) gold and 33.0 g/t silver from 60.6m depth. The company noted the Ryuo Prospect hosts five areas of workings along a one kilometre (km) open ended trend of alteration and mineralization that were developed before the government-imposed closure in 1943. 

HighGold (TSX-V:HIGH, OTCQX:HGGOF) has published assay results from the first drill hole of the company’s expansion drilling at its flagship 750,000 ounce Johnson Tract polymetallic Gold Project (JT) in Southcentral Alaska. The ongoing drill is part of HighGold (TSX-V:HIGH, OTCQX:HGGOF)’s 2021 Field Season. Designed to test along strike and down plunge from the JT deposit, drillhole JT21-123 is a nominal 100-meter step-out from last year’s expansion drilling on the northeast side of the deposit.

Loncor Gold Inc revealed that the latest drill assays at its Imbo project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo augur well for improving the gold resource at the property. The reported results come from four holes at the Adumbi deposit at the site, which hit significant widths and grades. Highlights included 15.73 metres (m) grading 5.28 grams per ton (g/t) gold from 144.78m depth, including an intersection of 5m grading 13.70 g/t gold, in one hole. Another hole encountered 25.72m grading 2.26 g/t gold starting from a depth of 152.48m. 

Ketamine One (NEO:MEDI.AQN) Capital Ltd has announced a tie-up with Psychology & Counselling Services Group (PCSG) to provide psychology, therapy and other mental health services to the former's subsidiary. IRP Health Ltd. PCSG, practising since 2006 and with a team of 35 health professionals, provides individual psychotherapy, couple/family therapy, psychological, as well as psychoeducational assessment and intervention for children, youth and adults. The services for IRP Health Ltd could start as early as October this year.

Jack Nathan Medical Corp., a provider of primary care medical clinics located in Walmart Supercentres under the Jack Nathan Health (TSX-V:JNH, OTCQB:JNHMF) brand in Canada and Mexico, said the TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing documentation relating to its acquisition of a medical clinic in British Columbia from Comox Valley Medical Clinic Inc and Paul Herselmen. As consideration, Jack Nathan said it will pay an aggregate of $243,000 and issue an aggregate of 232,040 common shares of the company to the vendors.

GreenBank Capital (CSE:GBC) Inc said it has agreed to a £1.5 million (C$2.63 million) loan facility with portfolio company Staminier Ltd in order to complete the second tranche of its investment in online food delivery platform Beelivery. The company said the investment will enable Beelivery to accelerate its business strategy as it seeks to gain 450,000 new customers over the next two years. Greenbank previously announced an agreement to acquire up to 25% of the issued capital of Beelivery. GreenBank has now appointed a director to the board of Beelivery and said it will work closely with the company to expedite its exponential growth plan.

Therma Bright Inc (TSX-V:THRM, OTC:TBRIF, FRA:JNX)., the medical diagnostic and device technology company, said it had successfully up-listed to the OTCQB Venture Market from the OTC Pink Sheets. It will begin trading on the OTCQB at the open on September 14, 2021 under the symbol 'TBRIF'. "We're excited to be up-listed to the OTCQB, which is an important milestone for Therma Bright," said Rob Fia, CEO of Therma Bright. "The OTCBQ affords us greater visibility within the U.S. investment community, which should enhance our liquidity and increase our access to institutional and retail investors. This additional capital markets exposure will be invaluable as we continue to buildout our AcuVid, Venowave, Benepod and other product lines, along with their U.S. and global distribution sales channels." The OTCQB, operated by OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX:OTCM), is designed for developing and entrepreneurial companies in the United States and abroad. The OTCQB is recognized by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission as an established public market providing public information for analysis and value of securities. The firm is the developer of the smart-enabled AcuVid COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Saliva test. As reported on September 1 this year, Therma Bright successfully completed and submitted additional research and documentation requested by the FDA. Therma Bright has since received an acknowledgement letter from the FDA for the information submitted for the EUA submission. The information has been formally logged into the FDA system and is under review. Therma Bright will continue to work interactively with the FDA to provide additional information, if necessary, to complete the review.

Adcore Inc (TSX:ADCO) has announced that it will unveil its Adcore Marketing Cloud (AMC) at a special launch event on Wednesday, September 22. During the event, which will take place at 10:30 am Eastern Time, the e-commerce advertising management company said it will present its new AMC solution, which brings together its four applications under one scalable cloud-based platform. CEO Omri Brill will provide an overview of the strategic importance of the platform for the company, followed by a live interactive demo. Adcore said the launch marks an important milestone for the company after an intense development effort by all of its tech hubs around the globe. Investors and the general public can register for the event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UWcJHuunSICPEH_QYM_Lvw

Predictmedix Inc. (CSE:PMED, OTCQB:PMEDF), an emerging provider of rapid health screening solutions powered by a proprietary artificial intelligence (AI), has been invited to present at the Benzinga Healthcare Small Cap Conference taking place virtually September 29-30, 2021. Dr. Rahul Kushwah, chief operating officer at Predictmedix, is scheduled to host a virtual presentation during the conference on September 29 at 11:10 am ET. A live audio webcast of the event presentation will be available using the webcast link https://www.benzinga.com/events/small-cap/healthcare 

Rio2 Limited (TSX-V:RIO, OTCQX:RIOFF) reminded its investors that its forthcoming Annual General and Special Meeting of shareholders will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 11am EST. It will be a completely virtual Meeting, to be conducted via live webcast. Shareholders will not be able to attend the Meeting in person.The timing and process for voting is described in detail in the Notice of Availability of Proxy Materials mailed to shareholders and meeting materials available on SEDAR and on the company’s website.The voting deadline is 5:00pm EST on Friday, September 17, 2021. Registered Shareholders and duly appointed proxyholders can participate in the meeting using the link below, clicking ‘Shareholder’ and entering the 15-digit Control Number located on the form of proxy. https://apps.online.computershare.com/MeetingsShareholderWeb/Home?Code=MXQJDWN&Invitation=&Locale=en

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