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BioLargo Inc (OTCQB:BLGO) announced Monday that its wholly-owned subsidiary ONM Environmental has acquired a deodorizing and sanitizing technology called EcoMist, that helps raise the customer-care bar for solid waste collectors to treat all types of waste receptacles in real-time during pick up.  The company noted that EcoMist is a device installed directly onto any waste collection vehicle that automatically sprays odor control products and/or sanitizer into refuse bins or dumpsters during the waste collection process. 

Standard Uranium Ltd (CVE:STND) (OTCQB:STTDF) (FRA:FWB:9SU) announced that it has begun its Phase II winter drill program at the company’s flagship 25,886-hectare Davidson River Uranium Project in Saskatchewan’s Southwest Athabasca Uranium District. The company noted that the winter program will consist of approximately 4,500 metres (m) of diamond drilling in nine holes, with the objective of making a basement-hosted, high-grade uranium discovery.

Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI) has announced that KDDI Research, Inc., a research institute that combines the think tank functions of the KDDI Group with R&D functions, has developed a smart hands-free nursing care support system that employs Vuzix Smart Glasses. The support system, developed in conjunction with Zenkokai, a social welfare corporation that operates and manages nursing care welfare facilities in Tokyo, displays nursing care-related information using Vuzix Smart Glasses, as well as reads it aloud, by combining facial recognition and speech synthesis technology developed by KDDI Research. By using this system, staff members without detailed resident information can now have this information immediately presented on the spot, even that of new residents, making it possible to take any needed appropriate measures.

Newrange Gold Corp (CVE:NRG) (OTCMKTS:NRGOF) (FRA:X6C) has announced that line cutting, the first step of exploration, has begun at its North Birch Project east of Red Lake, Ontario. An Induced Polarization (IP) geophysical survey comprising approximately 90 line kilometres will follow within about 10-14 days, the company said, and the results will be used to generate targets for follow up diamond drilling. The primary target at North Birch is the sheared limb of a folded iron formation sequence, modeled after the Musselwhite Gold Mine, which sits roughly 190 kilometres to the north and is operated by Newmont-Goldcorp.

Ridgeline Minerals Corp (CVE:RDG) (OTCQB:RDGMF) revealed Monday that new data from its Selena project in Nevada nearly doubles the gold-silver footprint at the property. Thanks to historical data acquired by Ridgeline last month, the strike length was extended by around 1.3 kilometres to the north of a previously announced shallow-oxide silver-gold discovery from last December. Additional shallow, silver-gold drill intercepts located at the Sonic target on the property suggest that the combined strike length of shallow mineralization at Selena extends 2 kilometres north-south and 1.2 kilometres east-west, the Vancouver-based company told investors.

DGTL Holdings Inc (CVE:DGTL) (OTCQB:DGTHF) (FRA:A2QB0L) announced Monday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Hashoff LLC has signed a new campaign activation contract with a global leader in digital sports entertainment and gaming. As the first activation stemming from a two-year SaaS licensing agreement, DGTL said the contract is valued at $200,000 (plus monthly licensing fees), with additional social media marketing strategies surrounding other major sporting events during the two-year term. The campaign will spotlight the client’s premiere sports gaming brands at the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship (March Madness), which runs from March 14 to April 5, 2021.

Altamira Gold Corp (CVE:ALTA) (FRA:T6UP) (OTCPINK:EQTRF) has closed an oversubscribed placing, raising C$4 million to explore its Cajueiro, Apiacas and Santa Helena projects within the prolific Juruena gold belt of Brazil. Asset management group Crescat took part in the placing, ordering units worth C$1.5 million, becoming a significant shareholder in the resource firm. 

BTU Metals Corp (CVE:BTU) (OTCMKTS:BTUMF) said it has kicked off a 3,500 metre (m) 2021 drill program at its flagship Dixie Halo property in Red Lake, Ontario. Paul Wood , the group’s chief executive, told investors the company is in a “strong financial position” and ”fully funded to commence and continue drilling for the first quarter”. He said in a statement: “We are eager to immediately follow up on a number of high-priority gold targets we have been developing over the past several months over the SW-NE structural trend.”

ImagineAR Inc (CSE:IP) (OTCQB:IPNFF) is providing its augmented reality self-service platform to support the BlackOwned Institute for its Black History Month initiatives, the company announced Monday.  The institute’s afterschool initiative program is operated by, which seeks to unite and catalyze the efforts of black businesspeople to generate value in American society. Educators and students will be asked to download the ImagineAR app, which will deliver video messages from educational influencers when it scans historical images.

Loop Insights Inc (CVE:MTRX) (OTCQB:RACMF) announced Monday that it has signed a four-year deal to supply its venue management platform to Canada’s Big White Ski Resort to provide visitors and staff with complementary coronavirus (COVID-19) safety protocols. Loop will work with Big White Ski Resort to ensure the appropriate infrastructure is in place to make use of real-time alerts and automated safety updates sent through the platform. The ultimate goal of the deployment is to provide an enhanced customer experience through guest and staff check-ins and to continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

GR Silver Mining Ltd (CVE:GRSL) (OTCQB:GRSLF) (FRA:GPE) has posted more encouraging drill results from its Plomosas Silver project in Mexico, which continue to suggest the asset could host district-scale mineralization. Today’s assays come from underground and surface drilling at the Plomosas Mine Area at the site, along with some sampling of historic drilling. The work has continued to extend mineralization previously drilled at level 775, the company said, and showed thick intercepts of gold, silver, lead, zinc and copper showing a strong relationship with structures and intrusions at shallow depth.

NEXE Innovations Inc (CVE:NEXE) (OTCMKTS:NEXNF) (FRA:NX5) announced Monday that the XOMA Superfoods online store, which the company just opened to the public on February 5, has completely sold out of its initial inventory of its proprietary pods under a pilot launch. XOMA Superfoods, with its initial Micro-Ground Soluble Coffee with medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil offering, is the first commercial product released by NEXE, the company said in a statement.

Aurania Resources Ltd (CVE:ARU) (OTCQB:AUIAF) (FRA:20Q) told investors Monday it had identified initial drill targets at its large Tiria-Shimpia silver-gold target at the flagship Lost Cities – Cutucu project in Ecuador. Tiria-Shimpia spans over 75 square kilometres (sq km) and the company believes the geology is similar to the silver-zinc-lead deposits of the Colquijirca district in Peru, where the Cerro de Pasco deposit has been mined since 1630 and is still being so today. 

Karora Resources Inc (TSE:KRR) (OTCMKTS:KRRGF) (FRA:5RN1) reported what it called “encouraging” Phase 1 drill results from initial scout drilling on the Lake Cowan area just outside the company’s Higginsville Gold Operations in Western Australia, which included 3.64 grams per tonne (g/t) gold over 16 metres (m). The company said initial scout drilling at Lake Cowan in the Higginsville Greater area has delivered “exciting” new drill targets in previously under-explored and sparsely-drilled land east of its Higginsville mining operations.

PlantX Life Inc. (CSE:VEGA) (FRA:WNT1) (OTCQB:PLTXF) announced that it has entered into a new collaboration with Farm Cup Coffee. The company said the collaboration presents an exciting opportunity for PlantX to display and sell its houseplants, which range from succulents to an exotic variety of potted flora, in Farm Cup Coffee’s new physical location in West Hollywood, California. A selection of PlantX’s indoor plant collection will be retailed and exhibited at this location by Farm Cup Coffee. The collaboration is intended to increase PlantX’s brand awareness in a partnership that is in tune with PlantX’s values of community empowerment and living healthy lifestyles.

NexTech AR Solutions Corp (NEO:NTAR) (CSE:NTAR) (OTCQB:NEXCF) announced a major new upgrade to its virtual experience platform with the addition of artificial intelligence (AI) chat features. The augmented reality company said Monday that it is launching the new standardized chat features within its virtual experience platform and ARoom collaborative streaming solution. NexTech also said it will offer the chat platform as a standalone SaaS service externally, opening up another potential revenue stream. 

Algernon Pharmaceuticals Inc (CSE:AGN) (OTCQB:AGNPF) (FRA:AGW), the drug repurposing company, said pre-clinical studies on the psychedelic compound DMT to treat stroke will be carried out at the Charles River research facility in Finland.  The company has inked a deal with lab services firm Charles River Laboratories for research studies of AP-188, or DMT, it told investors. 

PharmaDrug Inc (CSE:BUZZ) (OTCPINK:LMLLF) has appointed world-renowned chemist and neuroscientist Dr Steven Barker to the company’s newly formed scientific advisory board for psychedelic pharmaceuticals. In a statement Monday, the company said Dr Barker will lead the research and development initiatives of N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) for mental health, neurological, and inflammatory disorders. He has been actively involved in the research of psychedelics, with a primary focus on DMT since 1976 and appeared in the 2010 documentary “DMT: The Spirit Molecule,” which was hosted by actor and commentator Joe Rogan, the company noted. 

Victory Square Technologies Inc (CSE:VST) (OTCMKTS:VSQTF) (FRA:6F6) said its portfolio company, GameOn Entertainment Technologies, has appointed J Moses as the chairman of its board of directors. The company said Moses is a respected game industry veteran, who helmed BMG, the publisher of the original Grand Theft Auto, and has also served as a director at Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ:TTWO) since 2007.  Additionally, Moses serves on the board of ReadyUp, an e-sports platform, and as an advisor for Simulmedia, PrizePaymentsPro and the sports wagering platform Bet.Works. 

Real Luck Group Ltd (CVE:LUCK) announced the appointment of Thomas Rosander as the company’s new Chief Customer Officer (CCO). Real Luck Group said Rosander is an experienced igaming executive and former Engagement Director and Business Intelligence Director at game developer Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) (FRA:ERT). “Having a CCO like Thomas, who has the industry experience and relationships is crucial as Luckbox executes on its customer acquisition strategy,” Real Luck Group CEO Quentin Martin said in a statement. 

Numinus Wellness Inc. (CVE:NUMI) said it has closed its acquisition of Mindspace Psychology Services Inc. (DBA Mindspace Wellbeing), a leader and pioneer in psychedelic programming, as previously announced on December 15, 2020. The acquisition expands Numinus’ presence into Quebec, building on its Vancouver office with two established locations and extensive virtual services as well as insights garnered from a decade of successful clinic management. Founded by Dr Joe Flanders in 2011, Mindspace will continue under his leadership, the group said.

Vox Royalty Corp (CVE:VOX) (OTCMKTS:VOXCF), a high growth precious metals focused royalty company, has appointed Andrew Kaip to its board of directors. Kaip has held a number of senior roles in the financial services and mining industries for over 25 years, Vox said in a statement Monday. Most recently, he served as managing director of BMO Nesbitt Burns, where he held the position of large-cap precious metal analyst and co-head of global mining research. Prior to BMO Nesbitt Burns, he also held positions at Haywood Securities and a number of mining and exploration companies based in Canada. 

Gold Resource Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:GORO) (FRA:GIH) has further bolstered its Mexico mining aims by adding experienced resource executive Ron Little as a board director. Geologist and engineer Little brings over 35 years of ‘know-how’ to the table and was the founder of Orezone Resources Inc, which was sold to IAMGOLD in 2008, creating Orezone Gold Corp, of which Little was president and CEO until 2017.

Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd. (FRA:50N) (CVE:NSP) (OTCPINK:NSPDF) announced that The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce has selected the company as the 2020 Business Excellence Awards winner in the Large Business of the Year category. Amongst the criteria considered, the judging committee recognized Naturally Splendid for our ability to navigate coronavirus (COVID-19), and respected how we chose to overcome the challenges we have faced during these difficult times. The judges were also intrigued by the many new and innovative ideas including our latest offering, NATERA Plant Based Foods, as well as for the overall passion we have for what we do. Naturally Splendid CEO J. Craig Goodwin commented: “We are honoured to receive this award from The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce. I am so pleased to see that amongst the accolades, the passion we have for what we do was recognized. In this regard, Naturally Splendid co-founder Bryan Carson and myself, along with the Board of Directors, would like to thank the hard-working employees at Naturally Splendid. Together we remain committed to providing delicious plant-based nutrition to our much-valued clients”.

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII), an international leader in providing growers with sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions to support global agricultural needs, said it has filed a “universal shelf” registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Under the shelf registration, upon being declared effective by the SEC, Marrone Bio may offer and sell, from time to time over a three-year period, various securities in an amount of up to $90 million. The group said the shelf registration statement is intended to afford it the flexibility to finance future business opportunities by accessing the capital markets on a timely and cost-effective basis. At the present time, the company has no specific plans to issue securities under the registration statement. The specifics of any future offering, along with the prices and terms of any such securities and the use of proceeds of a particular offering, will be determined at the time of any such offering and will be described in a prospectus supplement filed in connection with such offering.  Marrone Bio chief executive officer Kevin Helash noted: “Filing this registration statement is an important housekeeping step and a matter of standard corporate governance to allow us to pursue potential future growth initiatives and streamlines the process if circumstances arise that may require additional capital.”

Predictiv AI Inc. (CVE:PAI) (OTCMKTS:INOTF) (FRA:71TA), a software and solutions provider in the artificial intelligence markets, has announced the launch of a 12 month online digital marketing campaign through AGORACOM for the purposes of raising visibility and awareness of the company over key online platforms while also facilitating education and increased understanding of Predictiv AI’s technologies, market opportunities and commercialization progress. The Predictiv AI HUB, containing multiple landing pages, videos, photos and other helpful information updated in real-time over the next 12 months, will be live on February 9, 2021 at: The Predictiv AI HUB will receive significant exposure through continuous brand impression, content marketing, search engine marketing and social media engagement throughout the entire AGORACOM network. Predictiv AI has also launched a “CEO Verified” Discussion Forum on AGORACOM to serve as the company’s primary social media platform to interact with both current and prospective shareholders in a fully moderated environment. The Predictiv AI discussion forum can be found at: Predictiv AI CEO, Michael Lende commenetd: “Our management team and channel partners are executing on our aligned commercialization strategies and remain focused on growing our customer base, building our business and increasing revenues. With our anticipated growth, we want to ensure that our narrative is being accurately conveyed to shareholders across a variety of mediums, and this engagement with AGORACOM greatly expands our digital presence.” The company will issue 117,647 common shares at the closing price of $0.17 per share on January 28, 2021 for the initial payment.

Cloud Nine Education Group Ltd (CVE:CNI) said on Friday that it has closed the second tranche of its non-brokered private placement for additional 3,211,641 units and additional gross proceeds of $963,492. The company has raised an aggregate of $2,834,192 under the first and second tranches of the offering. Each unit consists of one common share in the capital of the company and one-half of one transferable common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder to acquire one share at a price of 75 cents per share for a period of 12 months following the date of closing of the offering. The net proceeds from the offering are expected to be used to finance the company’s general working capital.

Numinus Wellness Inc. (CVE NUMI), a company creating an ecosystem of health solutions centered around developing and supporting the safe, evidence-based, accessible use of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies, announced on Friday that it has engaged the services of Native Ads Inc. to provide strategic digital media services. Under the terms of the agreement, Native Ads will provide a combination of content development, web development, media buying and distribution, and campaign reporting and optimization at a total cost of US$250,000 over an expected twelve-month period. Native Ads is a full-service advertising agency based in Vancouver, British Columbia, that owns and operates a proprietary ad exchange with over 80 integrated supply-side platforms resulting in access to three billion to seven billion daily North American ad impressions. Neither Native Ads nor any of its directors and officers owns any securities of the company.

Aftermath Silver Ltd. (CVE:AAG) (OTCQB:AAGFF) advised on Friday that the NI 43-101 technical report for the Challacollo Mineral Resource Estimate announced on December 15, 2020, titled ‘Challacollo Silver-Gold Mineral Resource Estimate’ with an effective date of December 15, 2020, has been filed under the company’s profile on SEDAR.

PharmaDrug Inc. (CSE:BUZZ) (OTCOPINK:LMLLF) announced on Friday the grant of stock options to directors, officers and consultants to purchase 5,200,000 common shares of the company, exercisable at $0.085 per share at any time on or before February 4, 2026. The grants are subject to the terms of the company’s stock option plan. In accordance with regulatory requirements, any shares issued pursuant to the exercise of such options will be subject to a resale restriction for a period of four months from the date of the grant.

Ceylon Graphite Corp (CVE:CYL) said on Friday that further to the previously accepted convertible debenture as announced on June 25, 2018, the TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing relating to the amendment to the maturity date, interest rate and common share purchase warrants of the company’s convertible debentures. The amendments see the maturity date changed to November 23, 2021, from May 23, 2021; the interest rate on the convertible debentures changed to 8% from 6%; and the number of share purchase warrants to be issued changed to five million from four million. Of these, four million purchase warrants will expire on November 21, 2021, and entitle the holder to purchase one common share at a price of 25 cents each; one million of the warrants will have a term of one year from the date of issuance and entitle the holder to purchase one common share at a price of 22 cents in the first year of exercise.

Canafarma Hemp Products Corp. (CVE:CNFA) said it has filed its audited annual financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2020, the related management’s discussion and analysis, and chief executive officer and chief financial officer certifications, and its unaudited interim financial statements for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2020, the related management’s discussion and analysis, and officer certifications. As a result, the BCSC, as principal regulator, has issued an order revoking the previously announced management cease trade order imposed against the company on October 29, 2020, such revocation to take effect on February 5, 2021. The company said it has commenced the process for reinstatement with the CSE to resume trading of its common share.

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX:OTCM), the operator of financial markets for 11,000 US and global securities, has announced that Simply, Inc. (OTCQX:SIMP), whose Simply Mac subsidiary is an Apple Premier Partner, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX Best Market and has today upgraded from the OTCQB Venture Market. To qualify for OTCQX, companies must meet high financial standards, follow best practice corporate governance, and demonstrate compliance with applicable securities laws. Commenting on its upgrade to the OTCQX, Reinier Voigt, chief executive officer of Simply Inc said: “Over the last year and a half we have succeeded in completely transforming our company through the acquisition of Simply Mac, the disposition of underperforming assets and the restructuring of substantially all of our outstanding debt.  It is extremely gratifying to have now achieved this milestone of upgrading to the OTCQX that gives us the opportunity to provide our shareholders with improved visibility and liquidity in our stock.  We look forward to accelerating our store openings in 2021 to expand the Simply Mac footprint in North America.”

Virtual Investor Conferences, the leading proprietary investor conference series, today announced that the presentations from the February 4, 20231, Small and Microcap Showcase are now available for on-demand viewing. The company presentations will be available 24/7 for 90 days. Investors, advisors and analysts may download shareholder materials from the “virtual trade booth” for the next three weeks. To view the presentations, log-on or register via the following link:  Virtual Investor Conferences is part of OTC Market Group Inc’s (OTCQX:OTCM) suite of investor relations services specifically designed for more efficient Investor Access.  

Alien Metals Ltd (LON:UFO), a minerals exploration and development company, has announced that it will be attending the Mexico Mining Forum from February 10-11, 2021. The digital forum will include a program of networking and informational events that will allow Alien to engage with a vital audience in one if its main countries of operation. Alien currently holds the Donovan 2 copper and gold project and the San Celso and Los Campos silver projects in Zacatecas state, Mexico. The forum typically takes place in Mexico City but will be entirely online for this year’s edition, with thousands of e-business meetings that will bring together industry experts in an effective and targeted networking platform. Bill Brodie Good, CEO & Technical Director of Alien Metals, commented: “Alien’s attendance at the Mexico Mining Forum will be an excellent opportunity for us to directly engage with key stakeholders and investors in the country. We are very excited to be involved and look forward to meeting other attendees from the mining community to both showcase our exciting projects and also to discuss potential further opportunities for Alien in line with our strategy.” Details of the conference can be found at: 

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