FSD Pharma Inc. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE welcomed FSD Pharma Inc. (CSE:HUGE) to a Market Open at the CSE Media Centre on March 6th, 2020.

FSD Pharma Inc. is a specialty biotech pharmaceutical company that is targeting all legal aspects of the cannabis industry, including cultivation, processing, and manufacturing. As a science-driven company, FSD Pharma’s mission is to leverage their world-leading hydroponic indoor cannabis facility to develop life-saving medicines based on cannabinoid science. It is currently focusing its research and development efforts on novel cannabinoid-based treatments for various ailments, including certain central nervous system disorders, autoimmune skin diseases, and chronic pain. The company is also a licensed producer of medicinal grade cannabis under Canada’s Cannabis Act and Regulation.

“It was indeed a great milestone for FSD Pharma to come back and ring the bell at the CSE,” said CEO Dr. Raza Bokhair, MD. “We have, from what I understand, become your first company that is dual-listed.”

He added, “We have now become one of twelve Canadian domicile companies that are dual-listed in the United States – [the] first CSE company that is dual listed in the United States. And I hope that we will soon be recognized in a league of our own, as the thrust of our business is advancing clinical trials through FDA approved processes.”

Other key executive members of the FSD Pharma team were also in attendance at the Market Open, including Executive Co-Chairman and Founder Anthony Durkacz, and President and Founder Zeeshan Saeed.

View the podcast on this Market Open featuring Dr. Raza Bokhari here.

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Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. Opens the Market at PDAC 2020

The CSE welcomed Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. (CSE:WUC) to open the market from PDAC 2020 in Toronto on March 3rd, 2020.

Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. is a Colorado-based uranium and vanadium conventional mining company that is focused on low cost near-term production of uranium and vanadium in the western United States, and the development and application of kinetic separation. In addition, the company offers other minerals including brown coal and oxides. Through its acquisitions in 2014 and 2015, Western Uranium & Vanadium has gained uranium and vanadium mineral assets in Western Colorado and eastern Utah, as well as additional uranium properties and ablation technology, respectively. Currently, the company has expanded its horizons and is servicing customers in Canada.

When asked about what it meant to open the market during PDAC, CEO George Glasier remarked, “This is great. We’ve been listed on the CSE for five years and to be able to ring the bell was a real pleasure. Thank you.”

On recent company milestones, he stated, “We actually opened five mines just last summer. And we just finished building the ore patch of these mines and we start moving ore out. We mined ore last summer; we’re ready to start shipping ore. The market is coming back.”

Joining Glasier at the Market Open were fellow members of Western Uranium & Vanadium’s executive team, including Chairman Bryan Murphy and Chief Financial Officer Robert Klein.

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Cerro de Pasco Resources: A new generation breathes life into an old mine with benefits that reach far and wide

Cerro de Pasco is a centuries-old community nestled high in the Andes Mountains of Peru, but after nearly 400 years, a local mine that once brought prosperity must rethink a path forward in alliance with the nearly 50,000 people who now live there.

What began as an underground operation became an open pit at the centre of a growing population of miners and their families. Outdated mining technology resulted in inefficient yields. Tailings and stockpiles grew, and contaminated dust and water crept into surrounding areas.

There’s a huge economic opportunity in the tailings and stockpile at the site, though, not to mention known in-situ resources, 11,000 hectares of concessions, and unexplored areas.

But Cerro de Pasco Resources (CSE:CDPR) wants to do more than make money.

Chief Executive Officer Guy Goulet and Executive Chairman Steven Zadka have a vision that, if everything goes right, will see parts of the population relocate away from certain areas to new locations with clean drinking water, heat in their homes, and well-paying jobs – for the benefit of all stakeholders.

The company bought the mineral rights to the tailings and stockpile in 2012 and in November, inked a deal to acquire the mine itself and all accompanying infrastructure. Public Entrepreneur caught up with Goulet and Zadka as they began transitioning the company into production, initiating a multi-decade plan to revitalize a mine and restore a city.

Tell me about your background in the mining industry and how Cerro de Pasco came to be.

Zadka: In 2011, through my capacity as an investment banker, I came across the opportunity to buy the mineral rights on the tailings and stockpile in Cerro de Pasco and decided to jump on it.

Guy was running a company called Maya Gold & Silver in the early 2010s, and I was one of the bankers. He closed a very difficult client of mine and had incredible energy, so I said, “This guy knows how to do things.” He left that company in 2017 and I reached out.

Goulet: I was working in Morocco, and Steven approached me while I was on my way out, following the restart of a silver mine there.

We teamed up to accelerate the development of the project and list the company on the Canadian Securities Exchange.

I’m also attracted to pro-environmental projects. In 2000, I co-founded H2O Innovation, which is the largest water treatment company in Canada as of today.

What are we looking at here in terms of metals? What’s the game plan on the mining side?

Zadka: I knew that there was silver, lead, and zinc. And I discovered that there was also copper and gold in the tailings. The grades are pretty good, both because they’re old and they come from one of the richest mines in the world.

You’ve got material, metals literally sitting on top of the ground, which is much less expensive than traditional exploration.

We’re buying two subsidiaries that are producing and permitted. For 2019, we estimate their revenues were about $120 million combined.

Permitted capacity is about 20,000 tonnes per day on sulfides and right now, it’s doing 7,000 tonnes a day, and once we bring these tailings into production, the annual revenue starts getting into the $250 million to $300 million range.

With all the resources we have and what we’re acquiring, we have a 17 year mine life. But the reality is that the mine is going to go for much longer because there’s 11,000 hectares of concessions and areas that are largely unexplored.

Goulet: Post-acquisition combined, Cerro de Pasco will be the largest holder of silver in one single site. There is a need to increase the current production capacity up to its permitted level of 20,000 tonnes per day.  We estimate this will require about $35 million of capital. Once production levels are up, cash flow will start to generate rapidly.

We’re in the process of raising the capital required for the first phase, which is $65 million USD.

You’ve called Cerro de Pasco a resource management company. What does that mean?

Zadka: A traditional mining company is only focused on extracting metals from the ground. That’s what mining is; it’s going into the ground, digging up dirt, and putting the waste somewhere.

We call ourselves a resource management company because we plan to do more than just mining. There are some aspects of mining at Cerro, but there’s other aspects involved.

For one, we’re reprocessing the materials that are sitting on top of the ground, which is not theoretically mining. There’s also storage of waste.

If you can return clean water to the environment, you’re managing a resource. If you can turn your waste into building products, or turn pyrite into heat to generate hot water, you’re managing a resource.

With that in mind, how is resource management going to help the people of Cerro de Pasco?

Zadka: We’ve been completely open and transparent with the community and the local government. We’ve told them the truth, and the truth is that this is a mess that can be turned into an opportunity with some reorganization, planning, and support from the local authorities and community.

The government acknowledges that Cerro de Pasco is laden with lead, and they have a plan to relocate sections of the city 30 kilometres away from the mine. What they need in order to do that, amongst other important factors, is support from the most important economic driver in town. That’s us.

Peru has a program called “Obras por Impuestos,” or taxes for works, that enables a company to use taxes generated from operations to fund infrastructure projects for the benefit of society. You can fund roads, sewer lines, hospitals, and schools.  One of our main objectives is to do just that.

We also want to take it a step further. None of the cities in the Andes Mountains have heat, and it’s freezing every night. We have so much pyrite, which produces heat on its own, that we can harness to produce hot water and we could pump that hot water through the city.

Goulet: We want to do more water treatment systems and educate the young people to wash their hands before they eat. We want them to play in parks where we’re going to renew the topsoil.

I come from Thetford Mines in Quebec, which was the world capital of asbestos. You know what I was doing as a kid? I was going with my bike and playing in the dumps. In Cerro de Pasco, we want to avoid that.

There is a problem of contamination in Cerro de Pasco, but just as important is the problem of poverty. That mine used to employ 7,000 people.  Some 1,200 work there now in some capacity. In an area that is 4,400 metres high, what else is there to do for work besides mining?

Let’s recall that the problem of contamination is not mainly due to mining activities. The old city is located on a geological natural accident: a massive intrusion of lead, zinc, copper, silver, and gold. A “mine” is what it’s called today! And the population has been living from that operation over the past 400 years.

We want to help solve that problem of poverty and restore prosperity in the community.

The company is listed in North America, but what does your management team look like in Peru?

Zadka: I’m based in New York, and Guy’s based in Canada, but the heart of the management team is in Lima and Cerro de Pasco.

We employ several Spanish speaking expat VPs, who are specialists in different areas like mining, geology, metallurgy, environment, health, and safety.

Everybody that works with us has a very special drive, and I don’t think you find that at other mining companies because this isn’t only about making money. Here, we’re trying to make a difference.

Goulet: We’re going to spend $58 million over the next four years on HSEC (Health, Environmental, Social and Communities). We have a social license, which is essentially a vote of confidence from a key component of the population that agrees with our business plan. That’s an important asset in Peru. We received positive signals from the Minister of Energy and Mines, the local government, and the President himself.

Can an environmental restoration project like this also be profitable?

Zadka: There are multiple benefits to the local population and the environment, but at the end of the day we believe this is a very compelling investment.

Not surprisingly, investors are cautious about tailings and stockpiles because they tend to be a finite resource. They would not normally offer the opportunity to find something above and beyond expectation that could make the stock go up by 10 times overnight.

However, Cerro de Pasco not only has 170 million tonnes of reserves in the tailings and stockpiles, but also 140 million tonnes of material in the ground and 11,000 hectares of concessions in one of the most prolific mining districts in the world, which has never been properly explored.

We’re talking about almost 1.6 billion ounces of silver equivalent.  That would be the biggest amount of silver in one location on the entire planet. Nobody else has that.

What does the long-term picture look like?

Seventeen years from now, a large portion of the population won’t be living in Cerro de Pasco anymore. They’ll no longer be affected by the hazards of the area.  They’ll have access to clean water and live in proper homes.

There are still two approaches to mining. There are companies that try to skirt ESG-related issues, and there are those that see the opportunity to deal with these issues head on.

We aspire to be a leading example of why you shouldn’t run away from these problems. If you’re innovative and you’re willing to go the extra mile, you’re going to have a much better impact on the outcome. Cerro de Pasco needs that outcome.

This story was featured in the Public Entrepreneur magazine.

Learn more about Cerro de Pasco Resources Inc. at https://pascoresources.com/.

Rockcliff Metals Corp. Opens the Market at PDAC 2020

The CSE was happy to welcome Rockcliff Metals Corp. (CSE:RCLF) to a special Market Open at PDAC 2020 in Toronto on March 4th, 2020.

Founded in 2005, Rockcliff Metals Corp. is a Canadian resource exploration company based in the Snow Lake area of Manitoba. The company is focused on base metals, gold, and royalties in this area. Currently, Rockcliff Metals is the largest junior landholder of the Flin Flon-Snow Lake greenstone belt, which is home to the largest Paleoproterozoic VMS district in the world, hosting mines and deposits that contain copper, zinc, gold, and silver. The company intends to transform from a junior explorer to a near-term high-grade copper-zinc producer, and it is scheduled to conduct over 70,000 metres of exploration drilling to be completed by the end of 2020.

“For us, it’s actually a nice rounding of nearly our first year in this new form. We were very excited to list on the CSE. They made it very easy for us to regenerate ourselves in this form and, the more we’ve worked with the CSE, it’s been building up nicely as our story has grown. So to be here during PDAC especially, fits very well with us,” remarked CEO Alistair Ross.

When asked about recent accomplishments and upcoming milestones, he stated, “We’ve promised a lot to the markets about timing that has us with a construction decision due in front of the board in December of this year. And all the milestones we need to get there have so far been hit.”

“And what’s even more important, the drill bit is still hitting the good stuff in the ground, so it doesn’t get better than that at the moment,” he added.

Other key members of the Rockcliff Metals team were also present at the Market Open to join in the ringing the opening bell.

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XTM Inc. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE was happy to welcome XTM Inc. (CSE:PAID) to open the market at the CSE Media Centre on March 10th, 2020.

XTM Inc. (CSE:PAID) is a FinTech company based in Toronto, Canada that provides digital solutions for the financial needs of businesses across Canada and the US. Utilizing mobile apps and web portals to service their clients, XTM Inc. is a global prepaid card issuer, payment specialist, API provider, and marketing solutions company. They introduce and integrate external brands to their own payment ecosystem, creating new revenue and new opportunities.

“Opening the market today is really fulfilling and an important day for us. As an entrepreneur, you’re always looking for liquidity – I don’t mean that necessarily in literal terms of cash, but a point where someone values your company and says this is what it’s worth,” said XTM Inc. CEO Marilyn Schaffer.

“We’ve decided our focus is the hospitality sector. We saw a real need in that sector and an opportunity to solve a big problem. We don’t use cash anymore – most of us,” she remarked. “Somehow, in the restaurant space, patrons are using digital but we’re paying our servers with cash.”

She added, “We’ve got restaurants across Canada on our platform. We’ve got servers who are thrilled to suddenly have a digital app and a payment mechanism that makes their job more career-oriented and less like a quick ‘grab cash and go’ type of thing.”

In addition to Schaffer, other key members of the XTM Inc. team were also in attendance at the Market Open.

View the podcast on this Market Open featuring Marilyn Schaffer here.

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Frank Holmes on the New Investment Realities in the Age of Coronavirus

CSE’s James Black recently hosted Frank Holmes, CEO and CIO at U.S. Global Investors for his second visit to the #HashtagFinance podcast.

In this discussion Frank shares his many investment observations including the global themes that are contributing to gold price speculation (1:50), why he thinks buying Bitcoin is now analogous to collecting art (7:07), and the impact of Coronavirus on recent mining and investment conferences like PDAC (14:46).

Listen until the end to hear Frank’s thoughts on how safety and technology will evolve in response to the Coronavirus and how to protect your money in a low interest rate environment.

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Peekaboo Beans Inc. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE proudly welcomed Peekaboo Beans Inc. (CSE:BEAN) for a Market Open at the CSE Media Centre on March 9th, 2020.

Peekaboo Beans Inc. is a children’s apparel brand with a focus on environmentally responsible clothes that are intentionally designed to inspire play. Headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, the company places great emphasis on its company values of respect, quality, and community. Peekaboo Beans works to promote a playful lifestyle for children by designing comfortable clothes that are built to last. Through an omni-channel approach, Peekaboo Beans engages sellers through social platforms – including Instagram and Facebook – as well as online retailers, to maximize revenue and build brand loyalty.

“To open up the market on International Women’s Day is just a complete honour. I feel extremely proud to be one of the only publicly traded companies in Canada that has a majority female board,” remarked Peekaboo Beans Founder and CEO Traci Costa. “So, it’s one step forward, and we’re really, really excited and proud about that.”

“I really, honestly believe that, with any decisions that are made within companies or within the world, there needs to be diversity and, specifically, there needs to be women voices within that. Women bring empathy; they bring compassion, they bring strength and power, and love, and kindness. And [they] collaborate,” she added.

Joining Costa at the momentous Market Open were other key members of Peekaboo Beans’ female-driven team, including Sarah Bundy and Tamara Mimran from the company’s Board of Directors.

View the podcast on this Market Open featuring Traci Costa here.

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Marilyn Schaffer on How Payments Disruption Starts in the Kitchen

CSE’s Phillip Shum recently hosted CEO Marilyn Schaffer from XTM Inc. (CSE:PAID) to share her experiences in the payments industry and how the time was finally right for XTM to go public on the Canadian Securities Exchange.

In this discussion, Marilyn shares how her experience in payments started with an Angry Birds payment card (2:18), how her firm is making it easier for restaurant servers to get paid and save (4:06), and how their app-based mobile wallet solution will revolutionize cash businesses (8:09).

Listen until the end to learn about Marilyn’s origins as a high-level musician (she obtained an Associateship with the Royal Conservatory) and the meaning behind the letters X-T-M.

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Blue Lagoon Resources: One of 2019’s hottest exploration stocks has quite the entrepreneur at its helm

What is the profile of a “typical CEO” in the mineral exploration industry?  There isn’t one really, though you often find a mix of geology and public markets experience that covers most of the bases.  Rana Vig, President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Lagoon Resources (CSE:BLLG), is cut from a somewhat different cloth, though. He’s listed some of the biggest names in cannabis and runs a highly successful magazine, and that’s just scratching the surface of a very impressive entrepreneurial resumé.

Mining exploration is the outlier in Vig’s career. It’s the one and only sector where commitment and hard work has not resulted in major business success. He plans to do something about that with Blue Lagoon and is off to a good start, with shares in the company gaining 573 percent in 2019, following a July 4th trading debut. Public Entrepreneur shared lunch with Vig in Vancouver recently to learn about the company’s progress so far and what lies ahead.

Let’s begin with a little bit about your background. What brought you into the mining business? And what are some of the career experiences that led to the creation of Blue Lagoon?

Basically, I am an entrepreneur.  I have been in business for almost 35 years, and in those years I had five start-ups in different verticals – all private businesses and all family businesses. Around 2010, I connected with a very successful businessman who had made most of his money in mining. He recommended I try something different from the private business world and work with him in capital markets.

I was looking for a change. That 2008/2009 period had just happened when everything was collapsing. It was a dismal time in the business world. So, I got involved with him, invested well over $1 million, and in about six months, it was worth around $10,000, because the mining industry imploded.

Long story short, I don’t know all there is to know about mining, but my goal in every business I enter is to be the dumbest guy in the room, so to speak. I want to surround myself with very, very bright people.

I have a couple of strengths and one of them is executing plans.  When everything was collapsing in the public companies I’d become involved with, I took over as CEO and spent several years rebuilding them. Business doesn’t change. Business is business, whether you’re running a restaurant or a magazine, or whatever you are running. The fundamentals are the same. It’s a matter of assembling very smart people who are good at what they do.

I’ve been a CEO, a chairman; I’ve been on boards. To be honest, I’ve met some not so great people in the public company realm, which is something I wasn’t used to in my private business life, but I’ve also met some very good people and developed some meaningful relationships, and they are who I work with.

We will get into your projects in a moment, but first, take us through the concept behind Blue Lagoon. What is the strategy for building the company and creating value for shareholders? What makes Blue Lagoon different?

A couple of years ago, once I’d cleaned up the companies I was involved with, I decided to start fresh. I was very fortunate the last couple of years and brought two of the largest cannabis deals to market. I did a company called Curaleaf, taking them public, and it was the largest cannabis raise in history, at $520 million. I also did Harvest Health & Recreation, which at $300 million was the third largest.

I then had to consider what to do next, and cannabis was retracting.  I’ve had nothing but bad experiences in mining since I started in this business. But it has to come back at some point. I concluded that gold has to be the one, the safest place to start. And I launched an exploration company, and that’s Blue Lagoon.

I’m not a geologist or a mining engineer. First and foremost, always bring together real experts in their fields. Then, go out and find undervalued assets, something where I have the opportunity to add value, because that’s how you build value for your shareholders.

We listed Blue Lagoon on July 4th of 2019 at a little over $1 million in market cap, and here we are, seven months later, trading at over $50 million in market cap.

You have a deal with Mag One Products, whereby Blue Lagoon can earn as much as 70 percent in a joint venture by investing $5.25 million in stages. It is an interesting business and an interesting deal structure. Tell us more about how it benefits Blue Lagoon’s value creation effort.

Mag One has great technology that they can rapidly advance. All they need is the money. It is an attractive value proposition for me and my shareholders.

Why magnesium? People have pointed out that we are a gold company, so what are we doing in magnesium?  Well, that is the entrepreneur in me. I’m not necessarily trying to build a gold company. I am trying to build a mining exploration company and advance shareholder value. My first and foremost job as a CEO is to create value and make my shareholders happy, because they are coming along for the ride with me.

Magnesium is a great metal. It’s 35 percent lighter than aluminum and over 70 percent lighter than steel. With Tesla and all these electric cars, they want to get lighter. Same thing with planes.

The issue is that magnesium can’t compete with aluminum on price.  Enter Mag One. Their technology will compete with aluminum, and even more important is the environmental side. Right now, over 90 percent of the magnesium in the world is produced in China from something called the “Pidgeon process,” which is highly pollutive.  But Mag One is zero-emission. All that’s missing is the capital, and $5 million is not a lot of money. If we can supply them with that, it will advance the project.

I believe gold is going to do really well this year, but if it isn’t quite ready to break out yet, then I have this incredible technology that we can help advance. This company has access to 110 million tons of tailings with 23 percent magnesium, so there is no drilling involved. All we need to do is help them advance the science, and we could potentially change the world.

Gordon Lake is a property you optioned in the Northwest Territories. High-grade gold was found over significant widths by previous owners, and you recently announced steps toward conducting your own drilling. Tell us more about the plans and the timeline.

The reason we like the Gordon Lake property so much is that it is in an area known for gold production. The Discovery Mine did over 1 million ounces, the Con Mine did about 5 million ounces, and the Giant Mine did about 7 million ounces.

Being an entrepreneur, the deal is great. It made sense to acquire that to balance our portfolio for summer as well as winter. As for when we are going to start, we have already engaged local experts in the area, Aurora Geosciences. When it freezes, it gives you access to ice roads, which makes it very economical, as you don’t need helicopters. We hope to get started there later in February or early March.

A 43-101 report was released on your Pellaire project in December. There is no resource yet, but there was historical production in the area. Why do you like this one so much and what is the game plan?

Pellaire is a beautiful property a couple of hours southwest of Williams Lake, also in an area known for gold. It has 10 high-grade veins identified. The owners have been at it for years and circumstances brought it available for sale.

We took JDS Engineering, one of the best in what they do, and had them fly up with us and do some analysis.

One of the things that really attracted me to Pellaire is that there is 25,000 tons of crushed rock sitting right by the Number 3 vein. I had JDS help me with a back-of-the-envelope estimation and we believe there is significant value to be had from that, just by trucking it out. That, along with drilling, presents a great upside opportunity.

The precious metals sector has made a measured but undeniable comeback in the last few quarters. What is your outlook for the metals, and what are you hearing that those outside the business don’t know?

I don’t know if there is anything I hear other than what everyone is talking about. Many of these countries are in trouble and there’s currency problems. We know that, at some stage, gold is always the safe haven that people turn to.

If you look at the Indian community, it is a big consumer of gold.  I am Indian, and I can tell you that in India, a village will pool its money to buy a gram of gold – not an ounce but a gram. My point is that even the poorest of the poor must somehow acquire gold. That tells me something. It gives me insight about a very large country and its desire to own the metal. That has to come into play at some point, as these deposits are becoming harder and harder to find.

Blue Lagoon closed a financing last year at $1.00, and you just completed another at $1.50 in January.  A lot of CEOs would like to be in your shoes. What is the financing environment like for exploration companies? And have you had any feedback from existing or new shareholders that stands out in your mind?

The financing environment is still very tough. I was fortunate to be coming off of two big deals with a solid following of people who believe in me. People believe I have the ability to find the right projects and the right professionals to advance those projects.

We announced $1 million at $1.00 per share and closed $1.1 million – $300,000 of it from me, to show that I am right alongside everyone. The January financing was for $1 million as well, at $1.50.

I never want to be in a position where I am waiting to look for money. I wanted to make sure we had the money secured to advance our projects. We are sitting around $1.5 million in cash.

I also never want to be in a position where my geologist is looking at me and asking if I am going to advance the money to the drillers or not. Being an entrepreneur, one of my principles is that you must always pay your bills. My word is my bond. You can take it to the bank. If I don’t have the money in the bank, I am not going to contract you. I think that is one reason, actually, that I have a good following. Even if things are bad, it is not going to get better if I lie to you.

Let’s close with one of the indispensable lessons you’ve learned in your business career.

It is extremely important to look at who you are investing with.  You must believe that person has the ability to take your hard-earned money and grow it. I think you significantly reduce your risk if you sit with the person you are banking on. There are lots of people around the world with great ideas, but we never hear about them because they don’t have the ability to execute. I have the ability to listen, understand, and use my business skills to advance any project. If you are looking at a company to invest in, Blue Lagoon was one of the best performing companies in 2019 and we should at least be on your radar. I believe we have a lot of runway to execute what we are working on now, and what we may acquire in the future.

This story was featured in the Public Entrepreneur magazine.

Learn more about Blue Lagoon Resources at https://www.bluelagoonresources.com/.

Traci Costa on the Power of a Majority Female Board of Directors

CSE’s Grace Pedota hosted Traci Costa for her second appearance on #HashtagFinance to discuss her company, Peakaboo Beans Inc. (CSE:BEAN), ringing the bell to open the market at the CSE, and her thoughts on International Women’s Day.

In this discussion, Traci shares how Peekaboo Beans is celebrating new beginnings after “resetting” the company last year (2:21), the advantages of having top female talent in the BEAN boardroom (6:51), and the company’s reasons for rebranding after 14 years as Peekaboo Beans (10:49).

Listen until the end to hear how Traci regularly uses the Tik Tok app, and why sustainability is at the heart of how her company operates.

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