TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 13, 2014) - Red Pine Exploration Inc. ("Red Pine" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RPX) announces the signing of an Exploration Agreement ("EA") effective December 1, 2013 between the Flying Post First Nation Community ("FPFN") and the Company in connection with the exploration and development of its Cayenne-Chili Property located about 110 kilometres south-west of Timmins.
The EA outlines the working relationship between the Parties with respect to exploration activities within an Area of Interest, which falls entirely within the FPFN Traditional Territory. The Area of Interest includes all claims and surrounding area forming the Cayenne-Chili Property, which is the focus of the Company's current exploration activity.
The EA remains in effect until such time as the Company or its designate and the Flying Post First Nations have entered into an Impact Benefit Agreement.
The agreement includes specific terms that underline each Party's mutual respect for the land and a responsible approach to exploring in FPFN's Traditional Territory. In addition to Community support and input, the agreement also provides the Company with unencumbered access to and on the property in order to conduct all activities related to its exploration and development programs.
In conjunction with the signing of this agreement and in recognition of Flying Post First Nations inherent Aboriginal and Treaty rights, the Company has primarily agreed to provide compensation and consideration to the Community as follows, subject to the occurrence of specific thresholds. The agreement also includes terms and conditions outlining environmental protection, employment, training and business opportunities, and mitigation of impacts on the traditional pursuits of Flying Post First Nations members.
-- Issuance of up to 300,000 common shares. (see Note 1)
-- Issuance of up to 700,000 common share purchase warrants with a 5 year
term at an exercise price to be determined as at the date of issuance.
(see Note 1)
-- Lump sum cash payment s of up to $15,000
-- On-going cash contribution equal to 2% of all assessment eligible
exploration expenditures incurred on the property to a maximum of $50,000
per agreement year NOTE 1: All securities issued in connection with this agreement are subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval and a hold period of 4 months and a day from date of issuance
We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Chief Murray Ray and the FPFN Community as well as the Wabun Tribal Council for their considerations and assistance in reaching this accord. We look forward to working with the Community and to build a mutually beneficial relationship over the coming years.
GEOPHYSICAL CREWS MOBILIZED TO CAYENNE-CHILI PROPERTY
The Company has resumed exploration on its Cayenne-Chili property, southwest of Timmins, Ontario. Crone Geophysics and Clearview Geophysics have both mobilized to the camp and will initiate electromagnetic and down-hole IP surveys of selected historic and recent boreholes. This program is expected to be completed within 2-3 weeks.
Drilling by Norex will resume again upon completion of the geophysical surveys. Further updates will be provided once initial assay results from the previous 3 holes drilled late last year are received and analyzed which are expected in late January or early February 2014.
Quentin Yarie, PGeo, is the qualified person in regard to the technical data contained within this news release and will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's exploration programs.
About Red Pine Exploration Inc.
Red Pine Exploration is a gold and base-metals exploration company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Cayenne-Chili Property consists of 57 contiguous mining claims totaling 8704 hectares. The Company's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "RPX".
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Red Pine Exploration Inc.
President & COO
OTTAWA, Dec. 19, 2013
OTTAWA, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Almost one million hectares of forestland at Lake Nipigon Forest have been successfully third party certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. The forestlands are managed by Lake Nipigon Forest Management Inc. (LNFMI), who is responsible for planning, reporting and implementing all forest operations. LNFMI is comprised of four First Nations-owned business trusts in Red Rock, Ontario, including the Animbiigoosagagun Economic Development Trust, the Red Rock First Nation Business Trust, the Papasay Management Corporation and the Biinjtiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek Development Corporation.
The addition of Lake Nipigon's lands brings the total amount of land held or managed by First Nations groups certified to the SFI Standard to 2.75 million hectares (6.8 million acres) involving more than 30 First Nations bands in Canada and the Yakama Tribe in Washington State.
"We are excited Lake Nipigon Forest Management Inc. has certified their lands to the SFI forest management Standard and have demonstrated their commitment to responsible forest management for current and future generations," said SFI Board member, Chief David Walkem.
"As stewards of the land, it is important for us to respect the forest and what it provides while keeping an eye to ensuring we have continued benefit from the land well into the future," said Lake Nipigon Forest Management Inc. President, Theresa Nelson. "It is our hope that in achieving this milestone of SFI certification for the Lake Nipigon Forest we will inspire other First Nations communities and organizations to demonstrate their commitment to sustaining the land long-term."
"This has been an incredibly successful year for SFI not only in the amount of land certified, but also in our level of engagement with First Nations people," said SFI President and CEO, Kathy Abusow. "From holding our standard revisions workshops in communities across North American, including seeking direct input from First Nations and Tribes, to establishing an MOU with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, we continually seek ways to build meaningful relationships and improve the SFI program."
For more information about the Sustainable Forestry Initiative's work with First Nations groups, visit: http://www.sfiprogram.org/community-conservation/indigenous-communities/
About Sustainable Forestry Initiative
SFI Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization that is solely responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the internationally recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program. Across the United States and Canada, more than 240 million acres/more than 100 million hectares are certified to the SFI forest management standard. In addition, the SFI program's unique fiber sourcing requirements promote responsible forest management on all suppliers' lands. SFI chain-of-custody (COC) certification tracks the percentage of fiber from certified forests, certified sourcing and post-consumer recycled content. SFI on-product labels identify both certified sourcing and COC claims to help consumers make responsible purchasing decisions. SFI Inc. is governed by a three-chamber board of directors representing environmental, social and economic sectors equally. Learn more at http://www.sfiprogram.org/ and http://sfiprogram.org/Buy-SFI/.