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Government of Canada takes further steps to address the opioid crisis in British Columbia

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The opioid crisis continues to be one of the most serious public health issues in Canada’s recent history. Tragically, between January 2016 and September 2018 more than 10,300 Canadians died from an apparent opioid-related overdose.

Today the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced funding for new initiatives to increase knowledge about opioid use and treatment, decrease harms associated with opioid use, and enhance access to evidence-based treatment. Minister Petitpas Taylor made the announcement while meeting with representatives of the St. Paul’s Foundation of Vancouver.

New investments totaling $15.3 million announced today include:

  • $9.6 million for seven projects that will focus on education and sharing information on effective treatments for opioid use disorder;
  • $1.3 million to support four initiatives that will reduce the risk of HIV and hepatitis C among people who share drug use equipment, while also linking people to treatment and support services; and
  • $4.4 million to support four research projects to develop innovative, effective treatment options tailored to B.C. communities and Indigenous people.

The funding announced today builds on recent investments to increase access to treatment services for Canadians who are seeking help for problematic substance use. In September 2018, the governments of Canada and British Columbiasigned a bilateral agreement under the Government of Canada’s Emergency Treatment Fund committing more than $71.7 million for innovative and comprehensive treatment options in the province.

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“This crisis continues to be one of the most serious public health issues in Canada’s recent history, and organizations on the ground can help us turn the tide of it. That’s why we are investing further in them. We know there is no silver bullet solution to this crisis, and the services and education these organizations offer are crucial. We must continue to work all together to save lives.”

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Minister of Health

St. Paul’s Hospital happens to sit at the epicentre of the opioid crisis in Vancouver, which has given us both a unique perspective and a profound responsibility. We know that research, outreach, and education will significantly reduce harm, yield financial savings and, most importantly, improve and save the lives of individuals, families, and communities affected by substance use across Canada.”

Dick Vollet
President and CEO, St. Paul’s Foundation

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  • Budget 2018 committed more than $230 million over five years to address the opioid crisis. This funding included $150 million for a cost-shared Emergency Treatment Fund.
  • Through Budget 2019, the Government of Canada is committing an additional $30.5 million over five years, starting in 2019-20, with $1 million in ongoing funding, for targeted measures to address persistent gaps in harm reduction and treatment.
  • Since June 2017, data reported to Health Canada indicate that there have been more than 327,000 visits to supervised consumption sites and overdose prevention sites across Canada, without a single death in the facilities and almost 3,600 reported overdoses reversed.
  • Through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Government of Canada is investing in researchers who are helping to provide evidence on which interventions work best to prevent opioid overdoses, how to treat opioid use disorder and how to promote harm reduction.
  • Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) provides approximately $50 million annually to support initiatives that help prevent, treat and reduce all forms of harm from problematic substance use, including opioids, cannabis, alcohol and tobacco.
  • The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Harm Reduction Fund is investing $7 million annually to support projects across Canada that will help reduce rates of HIV and hepatitis C among people who use drugs.
  • The Government of Canada is running a national public awareness campaign on opioids. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the risks associated with opioids, the stigma that prevents people who use drugs from receiving help, and what to do if you witness an opioid overdose.

 

SOURCE Health Canada

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Brigadier Announces Increase to Private Placement

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – June 1, 2020) – Brigadier Gold Limited (TSXV: BRG.H) (the “Corporation“) announces that further to its announcement on May 11, 2020 regarding the non-brokered private placement of up to 7,000,000 units (the “Units“) of the Corporation at a price of $0.05 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of up to $350,000 (the “Offering“), the Corporation has increased the offering to up to 14,000,000 Units for aggregate gross proceeds of up to $700,000. The Units will be comprised of one common share in the capital of the Corporation (“Common Share“) and one Common Share purchase warrant (“Warrant“). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share for $0.10 for a period of one year following the date of closing of the Offering. The Corporation may pay a commission or finder’s fee to qualified non-related parties of up to 7% of the gross proceeds of the Offering, in cash.

As further described in the news release of the Corporation dated May 11, 2020, the Corporation has entered into an option agreement (the “Agreement“) with Rudolf Wahl and Mike Dorval to acquire a 100% interest in the Killala Lake South diamond property, consisting of forty-six (46) cell claims units located in Killala Lake, Foxtrap Lake Area Townships, Thunder Bay Mining District, Ontario (the “Property“), subject to reservation of royalties in favor of the Wahl Group (the “Transaction“). The Offering is being completed in connection with the Transaction.

The proceeds of the Offering are expected to be used to make payments under the Agreement, to complete the work program on the Property as recommended in the technical report prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101“), and for general working capital and corporate purposes.

Completion of the Offering and Transaction are subject to regulatory approval, including TSXV approval, and in the case of the Transaction, the completion of a technical report on the Property in accordance with NI 43-101. The Corporation has applied to the TSXV to be listed as a Tier 2 mining issuer concurrent with the completion of the Transaction and the Offering. The Common Shares and Warrants issued will be subject to a four month hold from the date of the closing of the Offering.

Trading in the Common Shares of the Corporation will remain halted until the TSXV has reviewed and approved the Transaction.

For further information, please contact:

Brigadier Gold Limited
Ranjeet Sundher, Chief Executive Officer
(604) 377-0403
corporate@brigadiergold.ca

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This news release contains statements which constitute “forward-looking information”, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs and current expectations of the Corporation, its directors, or its officers with respect to the future business activities of the Corporation, including, without limitation, completion of the Transaction and the Offering, obtaining TSXV approval for the Transaction, the Corporation’s ability to meet the listing requirements for a Tier 2 mining issuer on the TSXV, and completing a technical report in accordance with NI 43-101. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future business activities and involve risks and uncertainties, and that the Corporation’s future business activities may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, fluctuations in market prices, successes of the operations of the Corporation, equity market conditions including without limitation, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, continued availability of capital and financing and general economic, market or business conditions. There can be no assurances that such information will prove accurate and, therefore, readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such uncertainties. The Corporation does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking information except as required under the applicable securities laws.

The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed Transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. ANY FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS RESTRICTION MAY CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF U.S. SECURITIES LAW.

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/56909

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Wolf’s Den Announces Further Update to Its 2019 Annual Filings and Continuous Disclosure

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – June 1, 2020) – Wolf’s Den Capital Corp. (the “Company“) announces that, further to its news release dated April 29, 2020, the Company has delayed the filing of its audited annual financial statements, management’s discussion and analysis, as well as the associated CEO and CFO certifications for the year ended December 31, 2019 (collectively, the “Required Disclosure“) pursuant to BC Instrument 51-515 – Temporary Exemption from Certain Corporate Finance Requirements (BC 51-515).

In addition, the Company is announcing that filing of the interim financial statements, management’s discussion and analysis, and related certifications for the interim period ended March 31, 2020 (the “Interim Filings“) due June 1, 2020, will be postponed pursuant to BC 51-515 until filing of the Required Disclosure has been completed. The Company is continuing to work diligently to file the Interim Filings by July 14, 2020.

Other than as disclosed herein or under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, including the press releases dated March 6 and March 20, 2020, the Company confirms that there have been no material business developments since January 2, 2020, being the filing date of its last interim financial statements.

The Company’s management and other insiders are subject to an insider trading black-out policy that reflects the principles in section 9 of National Policy 11-207 Failure-to-File Cease Trade Orders and Revocations in Multiple Jurisdictions.

For further information please contact:

Richard Buzbuzian, President and CEO
Wolf’s Den Capital Corp.
700, 595 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V7X 1S8
Phone: (647) 501-3290

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This news release contains forward‐looking statements and forward‐looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements relate to future events or future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward‐looking statements or information. More particularly and without limitation, this news release contains forward‐looking statements and information relating to the filing of the Required Disclosure and other matters. The forward‐looking statements and information are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by management of the Company. As a result, there can be no assurance that filings will occur in the timelines provided herein. Although management of the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking statements and information are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward‐looking statements and information since no assurance can be given that they will prove to be correct.

Forward-looking statements and information are provided for the purpose of providing information about the current expectations and plans of management of the Company relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such statements and information may not be appropriate for other purposes, such as making investment decisions. The forward-looking statements in this press release include the Company’s intentions regarding the filing of the Required Disclosure. Since forward‐looking statements and information address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. The forward‐looking statements and information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and no undertaking is given to update publicly or revise any forward‐looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so Required by applicable securities laws. The forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/56989

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Red Light Holland Announces Institutional Lead Order for a Fully Subscribed $5 Million Private Placement

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Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – June 1, 2020) – Red Light Holland Corp. (CSE: TRIP) (“Red Light Holland” or the “Company“), an Ontario-based corporation positioning itself to engage in the production, growth and sale of a premium brand of magic truffles to the legal, recreational market within the Netherlands, is pleased to announce the proposed Offering (as defined earlier today) announced earlier today is now fully subscribed, upon receiving a significant lead order from an institutional investor.

“We are elated to receive additional capital into Red Light Holland so quickly which will enable us to focus on executing on our business plan and to build a leading premium brand within the Netherlands and globally. The fact that we were able to source such a significant lead order so soon after going public shows the confidence investors have in our Company’s team and vision. Cash is king and we are cashed up and ready to rock,” said Todd Shapiro, CEO and Chairman.

The Closing Date is scheduled to be on or about June 8, 2020, upon completion of certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals, including the approval of the CSE and the applicable securities regulatory authorities.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and applicable state securities laws.

About Red Light Holland Corp.

The Company is an Ontario-based corporation positioning itself to engage in the production, growth and sale (through existing Smart Shops operators and an advanced e-commerce platform) of a premium brand of magic truffles to the legal, recreational market within the Netherlands, in accordance with the highest standards, in compliance with all applicable laws.

For additional information on the Company:

Todd Shapiro
Chairman and Chief Executive
Tel: 647-204-7129
Email: todd@redlighttruffles.com
Website: https://redlighttruffles.com/

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Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Market Regulator (as that term is defined in the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Certain information set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of Red Light Holland. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as “plan”, “continue”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “potential”, “proposed” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. These statements are only predictions. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, the anticipated closing of the Offering, the anticipated use of proceeds, and the receipt of regulatory approvals, including the approval of the CSE. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

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To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/56975

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