Urban Communications Inc. Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – June 30, 2016) – Urban Communications Inc. (TSX VENTURE: UBN) is pleased to announce a non–brokered private placement of up to 5.0 million Units at a purchase price of $0.10 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds to Urban of up to $500,000. Each Unit is comprised of one common share and one share purchase warrant, and a warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one common share for $0.20 within 24 months from the closing date. The financing will close in one or more tranches on such dates to be determined by the Company. Funds from the financing will be used for working capital during the next 6 months.

ABOUT URBAN COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Urban Communications Inc. (TSX VENTURE: UBN) is a telecommunications company providing a full suite of Internet, voice, video and broadband application products over its 200 km. state–of–the–art carrier grade fibre optic network in metro Vancouver and Victoria to commercial, residential and public sector customers. Urban has recently launched high–speed Internet service to residential and commercial subscribers on its network at 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps).

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Foran Announces Closing of Non-Brokered Financing for Proceeds of $1,000,000

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – June 30, 2016) – Foran Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE: FOM) (“Foran” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed the non–brokered private placement (the “Offering”) previously announced in a news release dated June 15, 2016. The Offering consisted of 5,882,352 units (the “Units”) at a price of $0.17 for gross proceeds of $1,000,000. Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital of the Company and one half (½) of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant shall entitle the holder to acquire one additional common share of the Company for $0.25 per share, expiring on December 30, 2017.

The net proceeds of the Offering will be used to conduct additional metallurgical studies on the Company's 100% owned McIlvenna Bay Project focused on testing the impact of blending different zones of mineralization on overall metal recoveries, additional engineering work to assess the impact of alternative mining scenarios on the project and for general corporate purposes.

A total of 3,107,000 Units, representing gross proceeds of $528,190, were acquired by Insiders of Foran, including Units acquired by persons for accounts over which directors and/or officers of Foran have direction and control (the “Insider Purchases”). The Insider Purchases constituted a 'related party transaction' under Multilateral Instrument 61–101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61–101″). The Offering was approved by all of the non–interested directors of the Company; the interested directors (and officers) abstained from approval of this matter. The Insider Purchases are exempt from the valuation and minority approval requirements of MI 61–101 on the basis that no securities of the Company are listed or quoted on any specified markets, namely the Toronto Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ Stock Market, or a stock exchange outside of Canada and the United States other than the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange or the PLUS market operated by PLUS Markets Group plc, and at the time the Offering was agreed to, neither the fair market value of the Shares nor the consideration to be received for those Shares, insofar as the Offering involved interested parties, exceeded $2,500,000.

All securities issued pursuant to the Offering are subject to a statutory four month and one day hold period from the date of closing of the Offering. On closing of the Offering finders received fees totaling $95.

About Foran Mining

Foran is a diversified exploration and development company with projects in the Flin Flon Mining Belt. The Company's flagship McIlvenna Bay Deposit, located in east–central Saskatchewan, 65 kilometres west of Flin Flon, Manitoba, is one of the largest undeveloped volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits in Canada.

Foran trades on the TSX.V under the symbol “FOM”.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Foran Mining Corporation

Patrick Saores
President & CEO

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy of this release.

Statement Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This News Release includes certain “forward–looking statements” which are not comprised of historical facts. Forward–looking statements include estimates and statements that describe Foran's future plans, objectives or goals, including words to the effect that Foran or its management expects a stated condition or result to occur. Forward–looking statements may be identified by such terms as “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “estimates”, “may”, “could”, “would”, “will”, or “plan”. Since forward–looking statements are based on assumptions and address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Although these statements are based on information currently available to Foran, Foran provides no assurance that actual results will meet management's expectations. Risks, uncertainties and other factors involved with forward–looking information could cause actual events, results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward–looking information. Forward looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, Foran's objectives, goals or future plans, statements, details of the Offering, the Company's portfolio, treasury, management team and enhanced capital markets profile. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward–looking information include, but are not limited to failure to complete the Offering on the terms set out in this News Release or at all, failure to identify mineral resources, failure to convert estimated mineral resources to reserves, the inability to complete a feasibility study which recommends a production decision, the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results, delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, regulatory, environmental or other project approvals, political risks, inability to fulfill the duty to accommodate First Nations and other indigenous peoples, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, changes in equity markets, inflation, changes in exchange rates, fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in the development of projects, capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates and the other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry, and those risks set out in Foran's public documents filed on SEDAR. Although Foran believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward–looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. Foran disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward–looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by applicable law.

INTEGRITY Security Services to Present and Exhibit at IoT Technology West at the Knowledge Capital Congres Convention Center in Osaka, Japan, from July 7-8 at Booth E-19

SANTA BARBARA, CA—(Marketwired – June 30, 2016) – INTEGRITY Security Services (ISS), a Green Hills Software company, will present its scalable security management solutions during IoT Technology West at the Knowledge Capital Congrès Convention Center inside the Grand Front in Osaka, Japan from July 7–8 at booth E–19. The ISS Device Lifecycle Management (DLM) system provides organizations with all infrastructure key management services critical for IoT device security development. In addition, services such as digital signing and supply chain key management will protect critical IoT devices throughout the supply chain.

About INTEGRITY Security Services

INTEGRITY Security Services was established in 2009 by Green Hills Software to provide best–in–class embedded security solutions. ISS products and services secure devices, software, networks, and data — from the smallest embedded component to the largest data center — throughout the product lifecycles. Comprehensive solutions include cryptographic toolkits and high–availability enterprise PKI systems to provide end–to–end security. Learn more about ISS at www.ghsiss.com.

Green Hills, the Green Hills logo, MULTI, INTEGRITY and INTEGRITY Multivisor are trademarks or registered trademarks of Green Hills Software in the U.S. and/or internationally. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Copper North Completes 1st Portion of Private Placements

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – June 30, 2016) –

NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR THROUGH U.S. NEWSWIRES

Copper North Mining Corp. (“Copper North” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: COL) announces the completion of portions of the non–brokered private placements announced on May 16, 2016, as amended June 2, 2016 and June 23, 2016 (the “Private Placements”).

The Company issued 1,726,666 units (the “Units”) at a price of $0.15 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $259,000. Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (a “Share”) and one non–transferable warrant (a “Warrant”). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional common share of the Company (a “Share”) at a price of $0.25 until June 30, 2018.

The Company paid finders' fees of $9,975 and issued 88,666 warrants (the “Finder's Warrants”) in connection with this portion of the Private Placements. Each Finders' Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Share at a price of $0.25 until June 30, 2018.

Copper North also issued 980,000 flow–through shares (the “FT Shares”) at a price of $0.17 per FT Share for aggregate gross proceeds of $166,600. In connection with the flow–through portion of the Private Placements, the Company paid finders' fees of $12,495, issued 98,000 Finders' Warrants. Each Finders' Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Share at a price of $0.25 until June 30, 2018.

All Shares, including any Shares issued upon exercise of Warrants or Finders' Warrants are subject to a hold period and as such may not be traded until October 31, 2016.

The Company intends to use the proceeds from the sale of FT Shares for exploration at the Thor property and plans to use the proceeds from the sale of Units toward completion of an updated Preliminary Economic Assessment on the Carmacks Project, as well as working capital and general corporate purposes.

Copper North expects to complete the final portions of the Private Placements in the near future. The Private Placements are subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval and all securities will be subject to a four month hold period.

In addition, the Company announces that it issued 100,000 Shares to Electrum Resource Corporation on June 27, 2016 pursuant to the terms of the Thor property acquisition agreement dated June 27, 2014. These Shares are subject to a hold period and as such may not be traded until October 28, 2016.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

On behalf of the Board of Directors:

Dr. Harlan Meade
President, CEO and Director

About Copper North

Copper North is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company. Copper North's assets include the Carmacks Project located in the Yukon, the Redstone property located in the Northwest Territories, and the Thor property in British Columbia. Copper North trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol COL.

This news release includes certain forward–looking information or forward–looking statements for the purposes of applicable securities laws. These statements include, among others, statements with respect to the completion of any part of the proposed Private Placements; the price of securities issued pursuant to the Private Placements; use of proceeds from the Private Placements; and proposed exploration and development activities and their timing. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations include, among others, the timeliness and success of regulatory approvals, the timing and success of future exploration and development activities, exploration and development risks, market prices, exploitation and exploration results, availability of capital and financing, general economic, market or business conditions, uninsured risks, regulatory changes, defects in title, availability of personnel, materials and equipment, unanticipated environmental impacts on operations and other exploration risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the Company with securities regulators. In making the forward–looking statements, the Company has applied several material assumptions including, but not limited to, the assumptions that the Private Placement will receive regulatory approval and will proceed as planned, the proposed exploration and development of the mineral projects will proceed as planned, market fundamentals will result in sustained metals and mineral prices, and any additional financing needed will be available on reasonable terms. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward–looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as otherwise required by applicable securities legislation.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Encana and Crestone Peak Resources Announce the Sale of Encana's DJ Basin Assets to Crestone Peak Resources Is Expected to Close by the End of July 2016

CALGARY, AB—(Marketwired – June 30, 2016) – Encana Corporation (Encana) (TSX: ECA) (NYSE: ECA) and Crestone Peak Resources (Crestone), which is 95 percent owned by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and five percent by The Broe Group, announced today that Encana's wholly–owned subsidiary, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., expects the previously announced sale of its Denver Julesburg (DJ) Basin assets in Colorado to Crestone will close by the end of July 2016.

“We are pleased to have finalized the details of the transaction and both Encana and Crestone are committed to closing the deal by the end of July 2016,” said Doug Suttles, Encana President & CEO. “We are now focused on handover and transition items and are confident that we will conclude the transaction within the next four weeks.”

The sale has an effective date of April 1, 2015 and includes all of Encana's DJ Basin acreage, comprising 51,000 net acres.

“Crestone remains committed to closing the acquisition of Encana's DJ assets in the coming weeks and we are excited to welcome Encana's DJ team into Crestone,” said Avik Dey, Managing Director and Head of Natural Resources at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

Encana Corporation

Encana is a leading North American energy producer that is focused on developing its strong portfolio of resource plays, held directly and indirectly through its subsidiaries, producing natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs). By partnering with employees, community organizations and other businesses, Encana contributes to the strength and sustainability of the communities where it operates. Encana common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ECA.

About Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to pay current benefits on behalf of 19 million contributors and beneficiaries. In order to build a diversified portfolio of CPP assets, CPPIB invests in public equities, private equities, real estate, infrastructure and fixed income instruments. Headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City and São Paulo, CPPIB is governed and managed independently of the Canada Pension Plan and at arm's length from governments. At March 31, 2016, the CPP Fund totalled C$278.9 billion. For more information about CPPIB, please visit www.cppib.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

About The Broe Group
The Broe Group, based in Denver, Colorado, is a diversified privately–owned enterprise with a multi–billion asset base. The Broe Group and its affiliates employ more than 1,000 people directly and provide employment for countless others through its Great Western Industrial Park in Northern Colorado. The Broe Group and its affiliates own and/or manage commercial real estate and other businesses across North America. Its transportation affiliate, OmniTRAX, Inc., is a leading transportation services firm with railroad, port and terminal operations, and is the 2nd largest operator of short–line railroads in the U.S. Its energy affiliate, Great Western Oil & Gas Company, is a top 10 driller in Colorado and among the top 100 drillers in the U.S. The Broe Group has multiple other investment affiliates, including Three Leaf Ventures, which is focused on innovative healthcare technology start–ups. For more information, see www.broe.com.

ADVISORY REGARDING FORWARD–LOOKING STATEMENTS — This news release contains certain forward–looking statements or information (collectively, “forward–looking statements” or “FLS”) within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. FLS include, but are not limited to: the expectation that the closing conditions of the transaction will be satisfied; the timing of closing thereof; and expected proceeds from the transaction.

Readers are cautioned against unduly relying on FLS which, by their nature, involve numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties that may cause such statements not to occur, or for results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. These assumptions include: enforceability of the agreement; the ability of the parties to satisfy closing conditions; the value of adjustments to the expected proceeds from the transaction; and expectations and projections made in light of, and generally consistent with, Encana's historical experience and its perception of historical trends, including with respect to the pace of technological development, the benefits achieved and general industry expectations.

Risks and uncertainties that may affect these business outcomes include: risks inherent to closing the transaction including whether it will close on a timely basis or at all; adjustments that may reduce the expected proceeds to Encana; issues or disputes with partners or third parties; commodity price volatility; counterparty and credit risk; and other risks and uncertainties impacting Encana's business, as described in its most recent MD&A, financial statements, Annual Information Form and Form 40–F, as filed on SEDAR and EDGAR.

Although Encana believes the expectations represented by such FLS are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions, risks and uncertainties referenced above are not exhaustive. FLS are made as of the date of this news release and, except as required by law, Encana undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any FLS. The FLS contained in this news release are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements.

Noront Resources Announces Amended Debt Arrangement With Resource Capital Fund V

TORONTO, ON—(Marketwired – June 30, 2016) – Noront Resources Ltd. (“Noront” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: NOT) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a second amending agreement dated June 30, 2016 (the “Second Amending Agreement”) with its largest shareholder, Resource Capital Fund V (“RCF”) to extend the term of its existing US$15 million convertible debenture (the “Convertible Debenture”). The maturity date of the Convertible Debenture has been extended for a year and a half to December 31, 2017. The Second Amending Agreement also requires RCF to accept all interest payments in common shares of the Company, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”), with interest paid quarterly in arrears with the interest rate remaining the same at 8% per annum. The Convertible Debenture may be converted into common shares of the Company at the option of RCF at a price of $0.34 cents per share (previously $0.45 cents per share) at any time prior to December 31, 2017. An extension fee of 2% of the principal amount of the Convertible Debenture will be paid to RCF in common shares of the Company, to be issued on the entering into of the Second Amending Agreement, with such shares valued using the volume weighted average trading price for the twenty days prior to June 30, 2016 (the “Extension Fee Shares”). All other terms and conditions of the Convertible Debenture remain the same.

Certain of the transactions described in this news release between the Company and RCF constituted “related party transactions” within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61–101 – Protection of Minority Shareholders in Special Transactions (“MI 61–101″). For these transactions the Company intends to rely on the exemption from the formal valuation requirements of MI 61–101 contained in section 5.5(b) of MI 61–101 on the basis that no securities of the Company are listed on a specified market set out in such section, and the Company intends to rely on the exemption from the minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61–101 contained in Section 5.7(1)(e) of MI 61–101 on the basis of financial hardship if the Convertible Debenture is not extended.

Completion of the Second Amending Agreement and the issuance of the Extension Fee Shares are subject to the approval of the TSXV. The Extension Fee Shares will be subject to a four month hold period from the date of issuance.

About Noront Resources

Noront Resources Ltd. is focused on development of the high–grade Eagle's Nest nickel, copper, platinum and palladium deposit and the high–grade chromite deposits including Blackbird, Black Thor, and Big Daddy, all of which are located in the James Bay Lowlands of Ontario in an emerging metals camp known as the Ring of Fire. www.norontresources.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD–LOOKING INFORMATION

This press release includes certain “forward–looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation.

Forward–looking information is based on reasonable assumptions that have been made by Noront as at the date of such information and is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Noront to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward–looking information, including but not limited to: the impact of general business and economic conditions; risks related to government and environmental regulation; problems inherent to the marketability of base and precious metals; industry conditions, including fluctuations in the price of base and precious metals, fluctuations in interest rates; government entities interpreting existing tax legislation or enacting new tax legislation in a way which adversely affects Noront; stock market volatility; competition; risk factors disclosed in Noront's most recent Management's Discussion and Analysis and Annual Information Form, available electronically on SEDAR; and such other factors described or referred to elsewhere herein, including unanticipated and/or unusual events. Many such factors are beyond Noront's ability to control or predict.

Although Noront has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward–looking information will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those reliant on forward–looking information.

All of the forward–looking information given in this press release is qualified by these cautionary statements and readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward–looking information due to its inherent uncertainty. Noront disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward–looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by law. This forward–looking information should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.