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- Diamond & Specialty Minerals Summary for Dec. 5, 2016
Crystal Exploration is raising cash for its Nunavut diamond plays. Saint Jean Carbon is after more cash to advance its Quebec graphite projects. Cypress Development needs cash to explore its Nevada lithium projects.
- Shell Summary for Dec. 5, 2016
Another capital pool shell has arranged a cannabis QT: Paul Barbeau's nine-year-old Panda Capital plans to acquire ABcann Medicinals of Napanee, Ont. To close the deal, the shell must raise $5-million. It has not yet set the financing terms.
- Energy Summary for Dec. 5, 2016
Bellatrix Exploration sells another non-core asset in Alberta. The buyer this time is TransGlobe Energy, re-entering Canada after several years abroad in Egypt and Yemen. Northern Blizzard cuts its dividend but promises a share buyback.
- Gold Summary for Dec. 5, 2016
Columbus Gold has a first resource estimate for its Eastside gold project in Nevada. Osisko Mining has received encouraging gold assays from Windfall Lake in Quebec. Semafo has new gold assays from its advanced Natougou project in Burkina Faso.
- BCSC's two luckiest ex-brokers avoid penalty
Two former B.C. brokers have much to be thankful for after they and their Panamanian brokerage firm, Verdmont Capital SA, came to the attention of the BCSC. The regulator sanctioned the firm for its dodgy business instead of its two principals.
- Diamond & Specialty Minerals Summary for Dec. 2, 2016
Honey Badger Exploration likes its targets at the LG diamond project in Quebec, but it is evasive about drill plans. Manganese X Energy has a new name and a new manganese play in New Brunswick. Altair Resources is touting Virium for lithium.
- Gold Summary for Dec. 2, 2016
Ximen Mining is optioning Treasure Mountain to New Destiny Mining. Gold Bullion Development has begun drilling at Granada, near Rouyn-Noranda. Gold Reserve had a good day after its management reassured investors that Venezuela will pay up soon.
- Shell Summary for Dec. 2, 2016
Scott Tannas's shell, Western Investment, releases the terms of its QT with GlassMasters Autoglass and ARG Wholesale: The shell will pay $12.81-million for a 50.1-per-cent interest in the two targets. Shell graduate YDreams Global is the third-busiest trader on the TSX-V.
- Energy Summary for Dec. 2, 2016
BlackPearl Resources takes an "excellent initial step" toward its phase 2 Onion Lake expansion. Africa Oil prepares to resume drilling this month in Kenya. Advantage Oil gets to work on its newly announced three-year plan.
- IIROC bans Howell for misappropriating client money
IIROC has imposed a permanent ban and a $500,000 fine on former RBC Dominion Securities Inc. employee Shaun Howell. The regulator said that he solicited $692,584 from clients for his own use.
- Stockport sued over Crescent Lake finder's fee
Stockport Exploration is a defendant in a lawsuit over a finder's fee. Amida Capital Partners claims to have made introductions that led to a deal on Stockport's Crescent Lake property.
- SEC target Coppero pleads guilty in New York
SEC target Nino Coppero has pleaded guilty to criminal insider trading charges stemming from the Augusta Resource Corp. takeover. Prosecutors said that he learned of the deal through his position as a lawyer for Hudbay Minerals Inc.
- Diamond & Specialty Minerals Summary for Dec. 1, 2016
Lucara Diamond expects 2017 to produce revenues comparable with this year, but the route to get there will be different. Durango Resources is fond of its rival's Doris. Focus Graphite is inching ahead with its bureaucratic work for Lac Knife.
- Gold Summary for Dec. 1, 2016
Treasury Metals has picked Chris Stewart as its new president and CEO. Eastmain Resources has another batch of encouraging assays from Eau Claire, on its Clearwater project in Quebec. GMV Minerals has completed four of 14 drill holes at Mexican Hat in Arizona.
- Shell Summary for Dec. 1, 2016
Andy DeFrancesco's NEX shell, Santa Maria Petroleum, has named eight director nominees for its resulting issuer: Seth Yakatan, David Stefansky, three doctors, a chemist and two lawyers. The shell is acquiring cannabinoid drug developer Kalytera Therapeutics.
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