By Pete Murray   When Jim Scott was flying 747s around Asia for Cathay Pacific early in his career, his mission was to get passengers from one airport to another safely and on time. Fast-forward to 2017 and the 56-year-old executive is back in the captain’s seat on his biggest mission yet: bring affordable…

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Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX.V: NXT) is a solar R&D company creating technology that promises to make solar energy even more cost-competitive with energy derived from fossil fuels. Natcore is changing how solar cells are made by aggressively developing two technologies: low-cost, all-back-contact solar cell structures; and black silicon cells. In doing so, they have replaced…

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PPX Mining Corp. (TSX.V: PPX) is a Canadian-based exploration and development company with assets in northern Peru. Igor, the company’s 100%-owned flagship gold and silver project, is located in the prolific Northern Peru gold belt in eastern La Libertad Department. Recent exploration on the Callanquitas Structure has discovered a significant gold and silver resource, open…

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Millennial Lithium looks to future with projects in Argentina By Scott Simpson   The long-term capacity of lithium producers and explorers to keep pace with demand remains doubtful, despite surging investor interest, and the metal’s pivotal role in a global energy revolution.   Veteran analyst Joe Lowry of Global Lithium recently released a chart indicating…

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Canada Jetlines prepares for takeoff By Don Hauka   To Jim Scott, it just seemed plain wrong that millions of Canadians were grounded because of high airfares. So the seasoned airline pilot and businessman started crunching numbers to find out why.   The figures he found were astounding. Take the estimated 10 million passenger trips…

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Lorraine Copper’s Lustdust project spurring interest By Scott Simpson   Going into 2017, the base metal with the Ph.D. in economics is generating mixed messages from analysts, notwithstanding a recent surge of speculative interest.   The World Bank’s most recently quarterly outlook noted that ‘doctor’ copper, which along with zinc is the largest consumed, experienced…

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Inca One provides Peruvian miners with golden opportunities By Fabian Dawson   CHALA, Peru — It was another arduous journey for Luis Cama that brought him from Cuzco, the ancient imperial city of the Incas, to Chala, a sleepy fishing village in southern Peru. But the 24-hour road trip that winds through the central Peruvian…

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The upcoming #BCTECH Summit is the largest technology conference in Western Canada, showcasing BC’s vibrant technology industry   The #BCTech Summit 2017 brings together tech entrepreneurs, anchor companies, business leaders from traditional industries, investors, government and academia to establish new connections, nurture existing networks, and exchange fresh ideas around innovation driving business growth.   In less…

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Kai Hoffmann re-launches Oreninc.com By Don Hauka   When Kai Hoffmann heard his favourite financing information source was throwing in the towel, he picked up the gauntlet.   Hoffmann, Managing Director of Frankfurt, Germany based Soar Financial Partners, was surprised and saddened when he learned that Oreninc.com was shutting down. Like many professionals active in…

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Peekaboo Beans an early stage growth story By Scott Simpson Consumers’ love of online shopping is a powerful disruptor of many traditional retail sales models — but not all of them.   Even as North America’s oldest retailer, the Hudson’s Bay Company, and other well-established storefront brands such as Macy’s and Sears struggle with Amazon’s impact…

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