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MN-S: Updated Executive Handbook

Following a successful and productive meeting this past weekend, MN-S President Glen McCallum and our Provincial Métis Council have updated and amended the authoritative book that outlines core principles and practices to ensure a responsible and transparent government.

The handbook has been added to the MN-S library to provide guidance to ministers and council members looking for supports to help achieve their mandates.

This is yet another example of how our MN-S, under President McCallum’s leadership,  strives to be accountable to Métis people of Saskatchewan.

The Executive Handbook can be found at


Five community groups competing in Community Futures competition – Humboldt Journal

November 14, 2019

EAST CENTRAL — Five east central community groups are competing to take home $3,000 for their community project with this year’s Community Futures Newsask Challenge 4 Communities.

The public will decide the winners with weekly voting on the internet a four-week period that began on Oct. 28. A person can vote every 24 hours until 8 a.m. on Nov. 25 by going to

“The reason why we do it is at Newsask we like to give back to the communities in north east Saskatchewan,” said Taylor Watt, CEO of Community Futures Newsask.

“We are a non-profit organization so when we do make money like this, we feel it’s a good cause and this is one way we can put money back into the community to help the different causes.”

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Premier Moe Releases New Growth Plan

November 14, 2019

Growing A Strong Economy For A Strong Saskatchewan

Today, Premier Scott Moe released Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan: the Next Decade of Growth 2020-2030.  The plan is a roadmap for a strong economy, strong communities and strong families, to build a stronger Saskatchewan.

“Our province has seen unprecedented growth since 2007 and this plan sets the stage for a strong, innovative economy that will drive that growth over the next decade,” Moe said.  “Our government has always maintained that growth itself is not the goal; rather, growth will afford the ability to invest in a better quality of life for Saskatchewan families and communities.  That is the purpose of growth.”

The new Growth Plan includes 30 goals for 2030, including key targets of a population of 1.4 million people, 100,000 new jobs, increasing exports by 50 per cent and increasing agriculture value-added revenue to $10 billion.

In addition, other goals for 2030 include:

  • Growing agri-food exports to $20 billion;
  • Annual private capital investment of $16 billion;
  • $9 billion in potash sales;
  • Increasing oil production to 600,000 barrels per day;
  • Tripling the growth of Saskatchewan’s technology sector;
  • Building and upgrading 10,000 kilometres of highways;
  • Supporting communities through $2.5 billion in revenue sharing; and
  • Reducing surgical wait times to a three-month target.

The Growth Plan introduces new initiatives to help the province achieve its growth targets.  Three new international trade and investment offices will be established in Japan, India and Singapore.  These offices will help increase exports, attract more investment to the province and strengthen key trading relationships.

The Government of Saskatchewan is also introducing two new SaskFirst New Growth Tax Incentives.  An agricultural technology incentive will support the application of emerging digital technologies and will help attract agricultural technology companies to Saskatchewan.  A new chemical fertilizer incentive will encourage investment in Saskatchewan’s chemical fertilizer sector.

To help increase mining exploration and the value of mining exports, the province will reinstate Provincial Sales Tax exemptions for exploratory and downhole drilling activity.

The Growth Plan also affirms the government’s commitment to infrastructure by investing $30 billion in infrastructure over the next decade.  Specifically, the province will expand transportation infrastructure, invest in cellular and broadband infrastructure and build Saskatchewan’s export infrastructure.

The new Growth Plan includes 20 actions for the 2020s to ensure the province remains on track to accomplish the goals set out in the Plan.

These include:

  • Keeping the province’s finance’s strong and the budget balanced;
  • Growing the population by keeping more young people in Saskatchewan and increasing immigration to the province;
  • Maintaining a competitive tax environment and undertaking SaskFirst new growth incentives;
  • Delivering on Saskatchewan’s climate change plan to reduce carbon emissions;
  • Reducing carbon emissions in electricity production and advancing the development of zero-emission small modular reactor technology using Saskatchewan uranium;
  • Growing Indigenous participation in the economy through the growth of Saskatchewan’s natural resource industries and labour market development; and
  • Building strong communities by investing in infrastructure.

“Our province is blessed with the abundant natural resources, innovative industries and hard-working people necessary to continue our growth to 2030 and beyond,” Moe said.  “Through this plan we will build a stronger Saskatchewan that is home to a strong economy, strong communities and strong families.”

For more information, please visit


For more information, contact:

Jim Billington
Executive Council
Phone: 306-787-0425


Cannabis market provides growth, job opportunities to Sask. First Nation – CTV News

November 13, 2019

REGINA — It has been one year since Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation opened Mino-Maskihki “Good Medicine” Cannabis Dispensary, and Chief Anthony Cappo says it has been challenging but overall successful.

“We didn’t think we would last this long, having to carve out this little bit of space for our nation in this growing economy. That’s kind of been the focus and at the same time we’re looking at providing affordable and accountable product to our members,” said Chief Cappo.

Muscowpetung is the first reserve to open its own dispensary under its own legislation without a provincial permit. It is now seen as a trailblazer for Indigenous owned cannabis dispensaries in the province. Chief Cappo has maintained that the First Nation has a sovereign right to pass its own cannabis regulations on its own land and territory, pointing to the Treaty relationship between the Crown and the Canadian government.

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Indigenous cultural support in Regina Public Schools leaves a lot to be desired – CBC

‘If access to our cultural ways is being discussed, it’s moving much too slow,’ says high school student

Nov 14, 2019

Growing up I have always had a foot in two very different worlds.

At the age of six, my family moved to Regina from Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, more than 350 kilometres away, for better education, opportunities and safety.

What we did not anticipate was the lack of Indigenous representation and cultural support from the Regina Public School system. For all the talk of reconciliation, in my opinion, there is a lot to be desired.

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901 USask students set to graduate this fall

SASKATOON – Members of the media are invited to the University of Saskatchewan (USask) fall convocation, November 13, at Merlis Belsher Place.

This fall, 901 students will receive 913 degrees, certificates and diplomas from USask. These graduates join a century-old community of more than 159,000 alumni worldwide whose contributions are helping to shape our world. Both ceremonies will be streamed live.

To media who plan to attend convocation

  • Before arriving, please contact Meghan Sired—306-966-6068 (office), 306-381-7992 (cell),
  • Parking is available directly in front of Merlis Belsher Place for media—pylons will block the available spaces.
  • Media may use the open media boxes located to the right of the stage.

Story ideas

  • New this year, an honour song will play while the graduates and platform party enter. Honour songs are a First Nations tradition that demonstrate respect for an individual or group in recognition of their accomplishments. The honour song will be performed by drum group Buffalo Boy Productions
  • Grit McCreath will be installed as the university’s 16th chancellor
  • A number of prestigious awards will be presented at fall convocation, including the Earned Doctor of Science, Honorary Doctor of Laws, Distinguished Researcher Award and Master Teacher Award
  • Noteworthy graduating student stories:

Convocation schedule

For the morning ceremonies, the student procession begins at approximately 9 am, speeches begin at approximately 9:10 am, students begin to walk across the stage to receive their parchments at approximately 9:45 am, and the event ends at approximately 11 am.

For the afternoon ceremony, the student procession begins at 2 pm, speeches at 2:10 pm and students begin to walk across the stage to receive their parchments at 2:30 pm.

CEREMONY 1: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 9 am

  • Graduating: Agriculture and Bioresources, Education, Engineering, Kinesiology, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Nutrition, School of Rehabilitation Science, School of Public Health, and Western College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Installation of the Chancellor: Grit McCreath
  • Master Teacher Award: Patricia Dowling

CEREMONY 2: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2 pm

  • Graduating: Arts and Science, Office of the Provost, Edwards School of Business, Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy, and School of Environment and Sustainability
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws: Jeff Mooney
  • Earned Doctor of Science: Graham George
  • Distinguished Researcher Award: Nazeem Muhajarine
  • Student awards:
    • Dean’s Medal in Arts and Science: Olenka Kawchuk
    • The Goodspeed Award: Brodie Cushway
    • President’s Medal: Yixing Mars Zhao
    • 2019 University Medal in Sciences: Kyle Ivany
    • 2019 University Medal in the Fine Arts: Jensine Trondson
    • 2019 Rose Litman Medal in Humanities: Tenille Holm

For more information, contact:

Meghan Sired
Communications Co-ordinator
University of Saskatchewan
306-966-6068 (office)
306-381-7992 (cell)


Cumberland College: Indigenous Education Symposium

November 12, 2019

Cumberland College representatives recently had the honour of presenting on the College’s Elder-in-Residence program at the 2019 Indigenous Education Symposium entitled TAPWEWIN and ReconciliACTION. Leaders from colleges, institutes, stakeholder organizations and government, as well as CICan partners from the Pacific Alliance countries (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru) exchanged innovative practices and shared knowledge about Indigenous Education.

Bobbi Gray, Director of Services and Programs, Corinne Lam Ma, Manager of Learner Services, and Elder, Louise Smokeyday, presented on Cumberland College’s journey to create an Elder-in-Residence program to 80 of the 200 conference delegates. Following the College’s vision of “Dream, Believe, Achieve and Inspire”, the Cumberland delegation discussed the initial stages of establishing partnerships and protocols, engaging Indigenous communities, and listening to staff and students. Sharing information about the various program activities (lunch and learns, bannock making, metis jigging, making dream catchers, tipi teachings and the blanket exercise, Orange Shirt Day, Louise Riel Day, Family Literacy Day – Traditional Storytelling, International Women’s Day – Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls) was a highlight of the presentation. Each participant received practical tips and a package of information including the terms of reference, elder guidelines and goals, and sample paperwork.

Elder Louise Smokeyday summed up the experience by stating, “I had retired and didn’t know what to do with myself so I decided to go to the Elder Gathering to learn more about Cumberland College’s request for Elders to support students. Through events like Orange Shirt Day and the lunch and learns, I felt purpose in sharing my knowledge and experience at residential school.”

The Elder-in-Residence program at Cumberland College has been possible with funding by the Government of Canada’s New Horizon’s for Seniors Program, RBC Foundation, and National Indian Brotherhood, along with the support of various community partners.


MN-S: Local Government Week Recognized in Saskatchewan

Nov. 12, 2019

Treaty 4 Territory, Regina, Sask.– To raise awareness and engagement in local democracy, Local Government Week has again been officially proclaimed in the province of Saskatchewan, at the joint request of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), Métis Nation Saskatchewan (MN-S), the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), the Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA) and the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).

The week runs from Nov. 11 to 17 this year and was officially designated by Lori Carr, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Government Relations and Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs. This is the second year that Local Government Week has been proclaimed. The call to recognize the week with a provincial proclamation emerged through discussions between the partner organizations as an excellent opportunity to recognize and raise awareness about Saskatchewan’s systems of local governance.

The work of local governments affects the lives of Saskatchewan residents every day. Local governments are responsible for everything from educating the province’s youth to building and maintaining the local roads residents use. To provide the many services offered, Saskatchewan’s local governments collectively employ more than 38,000 people. Locally-elected governments represent the voices of the people they serve and provide connections and accountability to their communities.

“Our province recognizes the important work leaders of all communities and local government organizations do each and every day. Chiefs, mayors, reeves, councillors, trustees and administrative officials all play roles that contribute to the quality of life for all who share this great land called Saskatchewan. When neighbouring communities work together with other government partners on common goals, resources can go farther and relationships can grow stronger to help improve the lives of everyone,” said Carr.

“The FSIN Executive welcomes the celebration of Local Government Week in Saskatchewan, as it highlights and recognizes the tireless work of the many leaders in all of our communities,” said FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron. “Our Chiefs and Councils represent thousands of First Nations people across the province and we want to recognize their efforts to create a better tomorrow for our future generations. Our Executive ensures that our Inherent and Treaty Rights and the exertion of First Nations jurisdiction remain at the forefront of our relationships with other local governments. We are thankful for the partnerships we have created and will continue to create in the future.”

“The self-government agreement we recently signed with the federal government recognizes the Métis Nation Saskatchewan as a government, which represents the Métis in the province,” said MN-S Minister of Education (Northern Region 1) Earl Cook. “It is only fitting that we celebrate our successes in Local Government Week.”

“Elected officials are instrumental in ensuring our communities remain strong and vibrant,” said SARM President Ray Orb. “SARM is committed to building capacity at the local level and it starts with recognizing the important role of municipal government through Local Government Week.”

“School boards are locally elected to bring community voice to publicly funded education,” said SSBA President Shawn Davidson. “Local Government Week helps to highlight the importance of grassroots-level decision-making.”

“Our hometown governments are responsible for everything from wastewater collection to fire and protective services,” said SUMA President Gordon Barnhart. “Local Government Week is a chance to highlight the role local governments play in shaping our communities.”


For more information, contact:

Larissa Burnouf
Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations
Cell: 306-291-6864

Julia Burns
Director of Communications
Métis Nation Saskatchewan
Phone: 306-343-8285

Joe Couture
SSBA Communications
Cell: 306-502-3546

Ashley Leugner
Communications and Marketing Coordinator, SARM
Phone: 306-761-3931

Sean McKenzie
Director of Advocacy Services, SUMA
Phone: 306-525-4388


Cresco Labs and Origin House Announce Amendment to Arrangement Agreement and Non-Brokered Financing

November 13, 2019 – CHICAGO, IL and TORONTO, ON – Cresco Labs Inc. (“Cresco Labs“– CSE: CL, OTCQX: CRLBF) and CannaRoyalty Corp. d/b/a Origin House (“Origin House“– CSE: OH, OTCQX: ORHOF) today announced that, in connection with the previously announced plan of arrangement pursuant to which Cresco Labs will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Origin House in an all-stock transaction (the “Arrangement“), the parties have agreed to an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the arrangement agreement dated April 1, 2019 (as amended, the “Arrangement Agreement“) to provide for certain changes to the covenants and agreements contained therein. In connection with the Amendment, Origin House will also complete a non-brokered financing (the “Financing”) of up to 9,705,882 common shares of Origin House (“Common Shares“) at a price of C$4.08 per Common Share for aggregate gross proceeds of C$39,600,000 (approximately US$30 million) to strengthen the balance sheet of the combined company. The Financing is fully subscribed, and the proceeds of the Financing will be held in escrow pending closing of the Arrangement. In addition, certain persons, including services providers, have agreed to be paid amounts owing to them by Origin House in Common Shares.

Pursuant to the Amendment, the consideration payable under the Arrangement will be reduced from 0.8428 of a subordinate voting share of Cresco Labs (a “Cresco Share“) for each Common Share and 84.28 Cresco Shares for each class A compressed share of Origin House (a “Class A Share“), to 0.7031 of a Cresco Share for each Common Share and 70.31 Cresco Shares for each Class A Share. The closing of the Arrangement remains subject to satisfaction or waiver of all applicable conditions.

“This is a transformational deal, which will significantly accelerate Cresco Labs’ growth in California, while providing a launchpad for the combined company to develop and distribute best in class brands across the country,” said Charlie Bachtell, CEO and Co-founder of Cresco Labs. “We are very pleased that our groups were able to mutually develop elegant solutions enabling this very important transaction to progress toward closing. Origin House has successfully built the premier cannabis distribution platform (Continuum) in one of the largest cannabis markets in the world. Distribution in California is of utmost importance and a material position in the California market is a requirement for a cannabis industry leader. In addition, Origin House’s cultivation assets, FloraCal Farms and Cub City, are world-class and not only give Cresco Labs access to ultra-premium indoor cannabis for the California market, with quality and yields per square foot rarely seen in this industry, but bring access to a leadership team and cultivation system that will materially increase yields and quality standards across the rest of Cresco Labs’ national footprint.”

Mr. Bachtell continued, “Cresco Labs has cultivated a successful track record of disciplined execution and diligent stewardship of our shareholders’ capital. We recently launched a new advertising campaign in California which marks the beginning of the growth our combined company can generate in the state. The addition of Origin House will accelerate Cresco Labs’ California entry and aids our long-term plan to be successful in the two middle verticals in the value chain – distribution and branded products – a position which we expect will enable us to generate superior margins and returns on capital for our shareholders. We look forward to closing in January 2020 and working with Marc and the team at Origin House to create the strongest vertically integrated cannabis company in California and the most important cannabis company in the U.S.”

Marc Lustig, Chairman and CEO of Origin House added, “Having had an opportunity to re-engage and collaborate with the Cresco Labs team since the expiry of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act waiting period in October, we are even more excited about the opportunities available to the combined company both in California and beyond. The strategic footprint that Cresco Labs has built across the U.S., backed by a portfolio of the country’s top consumer brands, is a perfect match for Origin House’s distribution leadership in one of the most dynamic cannabis markets in the world – California. This deal represents an opportunity for Origin House to accelerate its growth and margin profile by gaining access to Cresco Labs’ leading portfolio of brands, joining what I believe is the most innovative U.S. multi-state operator in existence today, to build value for our California brand partners, our combined customer bases and for our shareholders.”

Mr. Lustig added, “The equity market environment has changed meaningfully since we first announced this proposed transaction. While this has presented challenges, it will also present opportunities for companies with quality assets and brands to quickly gain market share and build long-term shareholder value. The Financing announced in connection with this transaction will provide additional capital that the combined company expects to be in a position to use to prudently accelerate growth as opportunities continue to arise. Origin House continues to leverage its statewide brand support and distribution platform, while Cresco Labs has built a footprint that covers over 70% of the available U.S. customer base, backed by a portfolio of leading in-house brands and one of the best teams in the business. We believe that continuing with the Arrangement on the amended terms is in the best interest of Origin House and all of its shareholders.”

Origin House expects to hold a second meeting (the “Meeting“) of its shareholders to approve the Arrangement, as amended, and it is expected that the Meeting will be held in late December, 2019. Assuming satisfaction or waiver of all closing conditions, it is expected that the Arrangement will close by the middle of January, 2020. Additional details concerning the Arrangement, including the Amendment, will be contained in the management information circular to be sent to Origin House shareholders in connection with the Meeting.

The Board of Directors of Origin House unanimously recommends that Origin House shareholders vote in favor of the resolution to approve the Arrangement, as amended.


Cresco Labs is one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States. Cresco is built to become the most important company in the cannabis industry by combining the most strategic geographic footprint with one of the leading distribution platforms in North America. Employing a consumer-packaged goods (“CPG”) approach to cannabis, Cresco’s house of brands is designed to meet the needs of all consumer segments and includes some of the most recognized and trusted national brands including Cresco, Remedi and Mindy’s, a line of edibles created by James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal. Sunnyside*, Cresco’s national dispensary brand is a wellness-focused retailer designed to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco has launched the industry’s first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative designed to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work in and own businesses in the cannabis industry. Learn more about Cresco Labs at


Origin House is a growing cannabis brands and distribution company operating across key markets in the U.S. and Canada, with a strategic focus on becoming a preeminent global house of cannabis brands. Origin House’s brand development platform is operated out of six licensed facilities located across California, and provides distribution, manufacturing, cultivation and marketing services for its brand partners. Origin House is actively developing infrastructure to support the proliferation of its brands internationally, initially through its acquisition of Canadian retailer 180 Smoke. Origin House’s shares trade on the CSE under the symbol “OH” and on the OTCQX under the symbol “ORHOF”. Origin House is the registered business name of CannaRoyalty Corp. For more information,

Cresco Labs Contacts:


Jason Erkes, Cresco Labs

Chief Communications Officer


For general Cresco Labs inquiries:


Origin House Contacts:


Priyam Chakraborty

Senior Communications Manager, Origin House



Kingsdale Advisors


Jonathan Ross

LodeRock Advisors Inc., Origin House Investor Relations



Dixie Gold Inc. Option Partner Orano Canada Announces Upcoming Exploration Program at the Preston Uranium Project

VANCOUVER, Nov. 13, 2019 – Dixie Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE: DG) (“Dixie Gold” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that the Corporation’s option partner Orano Canada Inc. (“Orano Canada”) has announced details for an upcoming exploration program in 2020 at the Preston Uranium Project which is located in the western Athabasca Basin near NexGen Energy Ltd.’s high-grade Arrow deposit and Fission Uranium Corp.’s Triple R deposit.

Preston Uranium Project Map:

“We are looking forward to the upcoming start of exploration work in 2020 by our project partner Orano Canada at the Preston Uranium Project. The initial geophysics and ground program is scheduled to start early in the new year and will further advance the project, as well as refine future drill targets. This third-party funded $735,000 exploration program planned for our Preston Uranium Project underpins the significant value we believe the project holds and continues to enable Dixie Gold to focus its own capital on gold exploration,” stated Ryan Kalt, CEO of Dixie Gold.

About the Preston Uranium Project Agreement:

Dixie Gold Inc. (previously Clean Commodities Corp.) and Skyharbour Resources Ltd. (“Skyharbour”) entered into an option agreement (the “Agreement”) with Orano Canada (previously AREVA Resources Canada Inc.) whereby Orano Canada has an option to acquire up to a 70% working interest in the Preston Uranium Project (see news release dated March 9, 2017). Under the Agreement, Orano Canada will contribute cash and exploration program consideration totaling up to CAD $8,000,000 in exchange for up to 70% of the project over six years.

Preston Uranium Project Upcoming Winter 2020 Exploration Program:

Orano Canada’s proposed 2020 exploration program on the Preston Uranium Project will consist of DC resistivity ground geophysics on the JL and Canoe grids as well as the B conductive area. To-date, exploration on the Preston Uranium Project has consisted of a traditional approach of defining conductors via ground EM surveys and diamond drilling.

The objective of the upcoming CAD $735,000 exploration program at the Preston Uranium Project is to use the DC resistivity method to further characterize the EM conductors by providing information about possible clay, silicification or associated alteration in the vicinity of conductors thereby adding another layer of information to prioritize areas to be drill-tested. In order to perform the 2020 proposed resistivity surveys, historical geophysical lines will be utilized at the JL and Canoe grids, and 15.9 km of line cutting will be carried out at the B conductive area.

Previous diamond drilling on the property has intersected numerous extensive, well developed and commonly graphitic ductile shear zones, that were clearly reactivated over time. These structures correlate with elongated NNE-trending magnetic lineaments. A later brittle event is common in both drill core and the magnetic data and could provide a locus for mineralizing fluids. The shear zones are also commonly altered and locally metal enriched (pyrite-pyrrhotite-chalcopyrite). The basement rocks intersected are complexly deformed supracrustal rocks; largely graphitic orthogneiss with minor paragneiss, intruded by granitoids. These lithologies are common to the proven uranium mineralization in the Western Athabasca region (Shea Creek and Patterson Lake corridor deposits).

Proposed Work on the JL Grid:

The 2018 ML-TEM survey on the JL Grid identified eight different conductors with strike lengths between 800 m and 2,800 m. Orano plans to carry out 16.0 km of DC resistivity over four of the EM profiles to help determine which of the numerous JL Grid EM picks should be tested first with drilling.

Proposed Work on the Canoe Grid:

The EM – Resistivity approach will also be applied on the Canoe Grid where the DC resistivity data should help prioritize areas and/or conductors to be investigated by drilling. A total conductor length of approximately 20.5 km was characterized in the Canoe Grid area by prior EM surveys. Orano is planning to carry out 12.6 km of DC resistivity.

Proposed Work at the B Conductive Area:

The DC resistivity method will be evaluated over the B conductive area located east of Preston Lake where prior VTEM coverage defined the B conductive area to vary in width from 0.8 km to 2.0 km and extend in a NE-SW direction for more than 12 km. The survey coverage will consist of 12.6 km and may potentially generate new drill targets.

Overview of the Preston Uranium Project:

The significant potential of the Western Athabasca Basin has been highlighted by recent discoveries in the area by NexGen Energy Ltd. (Arrow), Fission Uranium Corp. (Triple R) and a joint-venture consisting of Cameco Corporation, Orano Canada Inc. and Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. (Spitfire). To-date, exploration at the Preston Uranium Project has consisted of ground gravity, airborne and ground electromagnetics, radon, soil, silt, biogeochemistry, lake sediment, and geological mapping and sampling surveys, as well as several exploratory drill programs. A number of high-priority drill target areas associated with multiple prospective exploration corridors have been successfully delineated through this methodical, multiphased exploration approach, which has culminated in an extensive, proprietary geological database for the project area.

Qualified Person:

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and reviewed and approved by Richard Kusmirski, P.Geo., M.Sc., Skyharbour’s Head Technical Advisor and a Qualified Person.

About Orano Canada Inc.:

Headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Orano Canada Inc. is a leading supplier of uranium, accounting for the processing of 18 million pounds produced in Canada in 2018. Orano Canada has been exploring for uranium, mining and producing uranium concentrate in Canada for more than 55 years. The company operates the McClean Lake uranium mill and is a major partner in the Cigar Lake, McArthur River and Key Lake operations. The company employs over 450 people in Saskatchewan, including about 320 at the McClean Lake operation where over 46% of employees are self-declared Indigenous. As a sustainable uranium producer, Orano Canada is committed to safety, environmental protection and contributing to the prosperity and well-being of neighbouring communities.

Orano Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of the multinational Orano group offering products and services with high added value throughout the entire nuclear fuel cycle, from raw materials to waste treatment. Its activities, from mining to dismantling, as well as in conversion, enrichment, recycling, logistics and engineering, contribute to the production of low carbon electricity. Orano and its 16,000 employees bring to bear their expertise and their mastery of cutting-edge technology, as well as their permanent search for innovation and unwavering dedication to safety, to serve their customers worldwide.

About Dixie Gold Inc.

Dixie Gold Inc. (TSXV: DG)(formerly Clean Commodities Corp.) is a publicly-traded exploration company involved in a diverse portfolio of exploration projects including gold, lithium and uranium assets in Canada. For more information, please visit


Ryan Kalt, Chief Executive Officer

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently expected or forecast in such statements.

For further information: Ryan Kalt, Chief Executive Officer, P. 604-652-1710, E., W.


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