Rockland Resources Ltd. [CSE-RKL] has paused exploration at the Cole Gold Mines Property due to forest fire activity west of Red Lake, Ontario. Several forest fires are currently active 10 to 30 km west of the Cole Property. Of these fires, Fire 77 is significant in that has the potential to reach the west shore of Red Lake and make the situation unsafe for work on the Cole Property. Company personnel had been in communication with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) Red Lake Fire Management Headquarters and on July 11, 2020 the MNRF requested that all of the Company’s personnel vacate the site.
All of Rockland Resources’ staff and contractors have been demobilized from the Project and are safe and accounted for. The Property is not in immediate danger from forest fires, however, the Company is monitoring the situation closely. Subject to the resumption of safe working conditions, the drilling program announced on July 7, 2021 is currently planned to restart on July 25, 2021. The Company would like to thank Bow Narrows Camp, Red Lake, for their support in the demobilization.