Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the
round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're
not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify
them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change
things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the
crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that
they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs
US computer engineer & industrialist (1955 - 2011)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Real Muskrat Falls - Part 3

One phrase: Mines for a Dam. Two words: Twin Falls. Twin Falls are waterfalls located on the Unknown River, Labrador. During the 1950's British Newfoundland Development Corporation (Brinco) had the power development rights on  the river. In partnership with Wabush Mines Limited and the Iron Ore Company of Canada, the two mining corporations operating in Western Labrador, Brinco created the Twin Falls Power Corporation to deliver power 115 miles (185 km) west to the two mining operations being developed near the Labrador-Quebec border.

When the dam was finished in 1963, the station had a total capacity of 225 MW with two 115-mile (185 km) long transmission lines at 230,000 volts (or 230 kV), with remote switching at the far end from the station. Twin Falls power was essential to the later power development at Churchill Falls. It helped open up the area and supplied the power required during the construction phase of the project. So a 225 MW dam was built to essentially run two iron ore mines, and infrastructure. Curiously, Brinco was also the corporation that signed the much lamented 1969 Power Contract with Hydro Quebec for the Upper Churchill.

Fast forward almost 50 years, and here we are again - building a dam for mining. Today there are 17 some mines being developed in the Labrador Trough. A few American. A few European. One Brazilian. Two Indian. The remaining six or so Chinese. Its a virtual microcosm of the developing world's strangle hold on the New World financial order of things. The problem for the developers, read juniors and their merchant backers, is the lack of necessary infrastructure to convert promising mining deposits to full scale operations in their own right.

Traditionally, in Newfoundland and Labrador, private businesses have to arrange their own power for such activities as mining. The Twin Falls dam is one example, but there are many others. The problem with that approach for the developers is it adds a massive cost onto the bottom line of each tonne of ore mined, and makes the mining of these deposits unprofitable. That was Credit Suisse's analysis as well when they did a direct comparison to Consolidated Thompson's mine and the developing Kami project which is owned by Alderon http://tinyurl.com/79ey28b . Yes, the same Alderon that has Danny Williams as its "special advisor" to the Chairman of the Board. Credit Suisse essentially says that Alderon- and you could put all the mines developing in Labrador on the same page- is an attractive deposit but lacks the necessary infrastructure to make it profitable. Therefore, they rate it as "speculative".

Alderon is a good example of what is happening with the mines in Labrador, and their connection to the Muskrat Falls development. For starters, here is a look at the insiders who have an ownership interest in Alderon Iron Corp from SEDI, System for Electronic Disclosure by Insiders, Listed Below. Now have a look at the insider report on ownership for Altius, which sold its rights to the Kami project to Alderon for a roughly 40% stake in Alderon Iron Corp, Listed below .

The first thing you are likely to notice is that Altius' directors have their own interest in Alderon - apart from Altius' corporate share of Alderon's ownership. You will also recognize names there from both the Progressive Conservative Party and Liberal Party of Newfoundland. You will notice the recent purchase by Liberty of Alderon shares for $40 million, which will allow the Kami project to be further developed. You will notice the shares held by Mark Morabito -  a large number of shares. Mr Morabito is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Exploration Group, a privately held company headquartered in Vancouver. If you check the Exploration Group's web site you will notice it lists Alderon as one of its companies. Mr. Morabito also sits on the Board of Alderon as its Executive Chairman.

You will also find a gentleman by the name of Stan Bharti as Vice Chairman of Alderon. In reality, Stan Bharti runs the privately owned Forbes and Manhattan Group. A Toronto-based merchant bank specializing in identifying resource projects around the world, providing them with seed capital, taking them public, often arranging foreign capital acquisition of them, and then getting out. Mr. Bharti is a world class player, and his Advisory Board backs that up : General John Abizaid (ret) US Army; General Jay Garner (ret) US Army; General Ron Hite (ret) US Army; General Lewis MacKenzie (ret) Canadian Army; General Sir Michael Rose (ret) British Army (SAS); Larry King (ret) US entertainment legend; Hon Pierre Pettigrew (ret) Canadian Federal Liberal politician; Bernard Wilson; and Peter Boot.

In reality, Forbes and Manhattan appear to run The Exploration Group, which in turn runs Alderon. As an example, the press release announcing Danny Williams appointment to Alderon's Board listed a Toronto office that in reality is the office of Black Iron Inc, a subsidiary of Forbes and Manhattan. Its Vancouver office is in fact the corporate office of The Exploration Group. You get the idea. These companies are one and the same. The bottom line to these gents is "increasing shareholder value". In this case, as there are no shareholders in The Exploration Group and Forbes and Manhattan, they mean "increase the share value so we can make an astronomical return when it gets off the ground." Fair enough. That is what business is about, and the gents at Forbes and Manhattan are doing it all over the world.

What is interesting on the Newfoundland and Labrador level is the politicization of Alderon's management team. I was present at the October PC convention when Danny Williams took the stage to give an emotional presentation on the service of one Garry Norris. He let it be known that Norris was the go to guy for any research or any problem, and that he had served the Party well over the years. Williams let it be known then that Norris was leaving public service and gave him a present from the Party for his service. Norris' retirement was officially announced on November 30, 2010 and took effect on December 3, 2010 - the same day as Danny Williams last day in office. Norris was Deputy Clerk of Executive Council under Brian Tobin and Clerk under Beaton Tulk. Roger Grimes removed him from that position when he became Premier. Norris took on the position of Executive VP of Government and Community Affairs at Alderon effective July 4, 2011 - barely 6 months after retiring from the government. Three days later he is registered as holding 250,000 options/shares in Alderon at a value today of over $800,000.00.

The same announcement from Alderon appointed Todd Burlingame as Executive VP for Environment and Aboriginal Affairs. He also received the 250,000 share handshake two days after he signed on. His duties are described in the release: "Mr. Burlingame will be responsible for all environmental permitting aspects to develop the Kamistiatusset (”Kami”) Project through to production, including acquiring all required environmental approvals. He will also have a lead role in Aboriginal Relations." Just so happens that Burlingame's previous position, that he left to take this one, was Manager of Environment and Aboriginal Affairs with Nalcor.

The Board at Alderon is really reflective of what is at work in Labrador. We've already covered the real power behind the group - Stan Bharti. We have covered his head of The Exploration Group - Mark Morabito. You have Matt Simpson who also doubles as Forbes and Manhattans man in Toronto heading Black Iron Inc, and who is working with the famous Larry King on a mine in the Ukraine (Maybe that's how Danny Williams got that spot on the Larry King show). There is Bruce Humphrey who is a Forbes/Exploration Group man and sits on several of its subsidiaries boards - including Cross Hair Exploration and Minerals which is currently developing an uranium project in Labrador (the
Nunatsiavut Assembly just lifted a ban on uranium exploration there). There is Brad Boland who was Brian Tobin's right hand man at Consolidated Thompson. Then of course there is Brian Dalton and John Baker from Altius. That is the same Dalton and Baker that headed the failed Newfoundland and Labrador Refining Corporation. The same two that were involved in Aurora Energy that is also developing a uranium property in Labrador. The same John Baker that owns Ottenheimer and Baker that has the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources as its key client.

That brings us to the Board's latest addition - Danny Williams. The Danny Williams that went to the Middle East with Kathy Dunderdale to try and get investors to bail out Dalton and Baker's Refining Corp. The same Williams that placed MacDonald as Chair of Nalcor. The same Williams that while in office refused to do a deal with Hydro Quebec on the Lower Churchill, but endorsed Altius' bid to fund it as one of three. The boss of Kathy Dunderdale, who as the new Premier took a trade mission to China to promote junior mining companies. Three of those should sound familiar: Alderon; Altius; and Century. Knowing the players one big question remains: Why do they need Danny Williams as a "Special Advisor" to the Chair? The Forbes and Manhattan/Exploration Group really needs special advice from Danny Williams? Is Danny part of the deal? Hard to say with a public company that sells shares to anyone on the exchange. Surely it's not a political necessity to have the former Premier on the Board. There is his connection to the Muskrat Falls deal. They do need the power. He does have business connections in St. John's, but do they really need him?

The truth is Forbes and Manhattan has done something similar to this before - except it was with former Liberal Premier Brian Tobin. In 2005 Stan Bharti and a group of investors raised a private placement of $1 million to get then Thompson Consolidated - Lundmark Gold Mines off the ground. Mr. Bharti then took over briefly as President. Despite Brian Tobin's recent comments that his old political contacts in China saved the mines bacon http://tinyurl.com/6n5h77n it was a determined effort by Bharti's Forbes and Manhattan Group that kept the struggling company alive. They outline this as one of their accomplishments:

Recent Successes

Forbes & Manhattan Builds Assets


Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines
(Created)
  • Incubated Consolidated Thompson in 2005 as a grassroots exploration stage iron ore company with assets in Northern Quebec
  • Completed scoping study, 3 feasibility studies, and secured financing and off-take with China
  • Raised approximately $1 billion in development capital over 5 years
  • Consolidated Thompson was acquired by Cleveland Cliffs in May 2011 for $4.9 billion or $17.25 per share representing a return of over 7700% to shareholders


In 2006 Tobin was appointed as the Chair of Thompson Consolidated. He had previously served on a number of boards including Dean MacDonald's Persona Communications, and Canadian Imperial Ventures - a Danny Williams interest. Bernard Wilson was appointed to Thompson Consolidated's Board at the same time. When WISCO (China) invested over $200 million in the corporation Bharti and Bruce Humphrey stepped down from its Board and Chief Financial Officer Brad Boland resigned his position as well. If you check the team at Alderon you will see these three gentlemen now play key roles in this corporation.

The three big problems holding back mining development in Labrador have been power, rail, and ports. In 2010 the rail question was answered to some extent by the completion of the Bloom Lake Railway. A creation of Thompson Consolidated the $100 million railway was described by Tobin: "We have developed our infrastructure, in this case the railway, and we said from the get-go, 'this railway will be available to other users if and when other mining projects are brought to reality.'" Of course the railway is now owned by US based Cliff Resources, and operated by long term agreement with US based Genesee and Wyoming. There remains considerable debate regarding the ability of Quebec's ports to handle projected iron ore originating in Labrador and shipping to Asia and/or Europe.

The power part of the equation is still in question.


 ALDERON INSIDERS
Insider Information by Issuer - View Results
Issuer name : alderon ( Starts with )
Date range : January 1, 1995 - January 27, 2012
2012-01-27 22:40 ET
Issuer Name: Alderon Iron Ore Corp.
Legend: Insider's Relationship to Issuer: 1 - Issuer, 2 - Subsidiary of Issuer, 3 - 10% Security Holder of Issuer, 4 - Director of Issuer, 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer, 6 - Director
or Senior Officer of 10% Security Holder, 7 - Director or Senior Officer of Insider or Subsidiary of Issuer (other than in 4,5,6), 8 - Deemed Insider - 6 Months before
becoming Insider.
Date of Last Reported
Transaction(YYYY-MM-DD)
Security
Designation
Registered
Holder
Closing Balance Insider's calculated balance Closing balance of equivalent number
or value of underlying securities
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: 2009-12-08
Algie, Anita Young
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer
2006-12-30 Common Shares 88,000
2006-01-25 Options (Common Shares) 50,000 50,000

Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Altius Minerals Corporation
Insider Relationship: 3 - 10% Security Holder of Issuer
2010-12-15 Common Shares 2260761 Ontario Inc. 584,000
2011-02-11 Common Shares Altius Resources Inc. 0
2010-12-15 Warrants (Warrants) 2260761 Ontario Inc. 150,000 150,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Altius Resources Inc.
Insider Relationship: 3 - 10% Security Holder of Issuer
-1-
Date of Last Reported
Transaction(YYYY-MM-DD)
Security
Designation
Registered
Holder
Closing Balance Insider's calculated balance Closing balance of equivalent number
or value of underlying securities
2011-02-11 Common Shares Altius Investments
Limited
32,285,006
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Amisano, Terry Michael
Insider Relationship: 3 - 10% Security Holder of Issuer
2003-11-14 Common Shares 0 0
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: 2011-11-28
Atwal, Sonya
Insider Relationship: 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2011-09-16 Common Shares 25,000
2010-12-29 Options (Common Shares) 120,000 120,000
2011-05-24 OTC Calls (including Private
Options to Purchase) (Common
Shares)
0 0
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: 2005-04-29
Bachman, Richard Lynn
Insider Relationship: 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2004-02-05 Common Shares 840,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Baker, John
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer, 6 - Director or Senior Officer of 10% Security Holder
2011-02-09 Options (Common Shares) 400,000 400,000
-2-
Date of Last Reported
Transaction(YYYY-MM-DD)
Security
Designation
Registered
Holder
Closing Balance Insider's calculated balance Closing balance of equivalent number
or value of underlying securities
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Bharti, Stan
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer
2011-12-20 Common Shares FORBES &
MANHATTAN
2,100,000
2011-02-09 Options (Common Shares) 900,000 900,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Boland, Brad James
Insider Relationship: 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2010-03-03 Common Shares 250,000
2011-02-09 Options (Common Shares) 300,000 300,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Burlingame, Todd
Insider Relationship: 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2011-06-13 Common Shares 0
2011-06-13 Options (Common Shares) 250,000 250,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Dalton, Brian
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer, 6 - Director or Senior Officer of 10% Security Holder
2011-02-09 Options (Common Shares) 400,000 400,000
-3-
Date of Last Reported
Transaction(YYYY-MM-DD)
Security
Designation
Registered
Holder
Closing Balance Insider's calculated balance Closing balance of equivalent number
or value of underlying securities
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: 2009-09-22
Doctors Investment Group Ltd.
Insider Relationship: 3 - 10% Security Holder of Issuer
2009-12-04 Common Shares 0 0
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Dunn, Christopher Noel
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer
2012-01-13 Common Shares 0
2012-01-13 Options (Common Shares) 0 0
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: 2010-03-03
Durno, Jeff
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer, 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2010-02-16 Subscription Rights (Common
Shares)
Natgar Capital Corp. 20,500 20,500
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Eldem, Tayfun
Insider Relationship: 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2011-09-07 Common Shares 0
2011-09-07 Options (Common Shares) 1,000,000 1,000,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: 2010-03-03
Emprise Capital Corporation
Insider Relationship: 3 - 10% Security Holder of Issuer
2009-11-25 Common Shares 3,500,000
-4-
Date of Last Reported
Transaction(YYYY-MM-DD)
Security
Designation
Registered
Holder
Closing Balance Insider's calculated balance Closing balance of equivalent number
or value of underlying securities
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: 2010-12-13
Gleeson, Patrick James
Insider Relationship: 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2010-03-03 Common Shares 250,000
2010-11-08 Options (Common Shares) 200,000 200,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: 2004-02-09
Hanson, Kevin R.
Insider Relationship: 3 - 10% Security Holder of Issuer
2004-02-09 Common Shares 0 0
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Humphrey, Raymond Bruce
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer
2010-03-03 Common Shares 500,000
2011-02-09 Options (Common Shares) 500,000 500,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Jardine, Gerald Levelle
Insider Relationship: 3 - 10% Security Holder of Issuer, 4 - Director of Issuer, 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2004-02-09 Common Shares 6,730
-5-
Date of Last Reported
Transaction(YYYY-MM-DD)
Security
Designation
Registered
Holder
Closing Balance Insider's calculated balance Closing balance of equivalent number
or value of underlying securities
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: 2008-01-01
Kowalchuk, John
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer
2006-01-25 Options (Common Shares) 50,000 50,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Lawson, Edward Martin
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer, 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2006-09-05 Common Shares 359,312
2006-04-28 Common Shares Minera Sucunduri 0
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Lewis, Benjamin Gerard
Insider Relationship: 6 - Director or Senior Officer of 10% Security Holder
2011-02-04 Common Shares 0
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Liberty Metals & Mining Holdings, LLC
Insider Relationship: 3 - 10% Security Holder of Issuer
2012-01-13 Common Shares 14,981,273

Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Marcotte, Simon
Insider Relationship: 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2010-12-13 Common Shares 101,000
2010-12-29 Options (Common Shares) 325,000 201,000
-6-
Date of Last Reported
Transaction(YYYY-MM-DD)
Security
Designation
Registered
Holder
Closing Balance Insider's calculated balance Closing balance of equivalent number
or value of underlying securities

Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: 2009-12-08
Mohammed, Reza Ahmed
Insider Relationship: 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2008-01-10 Common Shares 610,000
2005-11-09 Common Shares Tellford Management
Ltd.
267,500
2006-01-25 Options (Common Shares) 420,000 420,000 420,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Morabito, Mark Joseph
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer
2012-01-26 Common Shares 3,095,000
2010-11-01 Common Shares Morabito Family Trust 0
2011-02-09 Options (Common Shares) 900,000 900,000
2012-01-26 OTC Puts (including Private
Options to Sell) Common Shares
(Common Shares)
-425,000 -425,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Norris, Gary
Insider Relationship: 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2011-07-04 Common Shares 0
2011-07-04 Options (Common Shares) 250,000 250,000
-7-
Date of Last Reported
Transaction(YYYY-MM-DD)
Security
Designation
Registered
Holder
Closing Balance Insider's calculated balance Closing balance of equivalent number
or value of underlying securities
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Paine, Sheila Margaret
Insider Relationship: 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2012-01-27 Common Shares 0
2012-01-26 Options (Common Shares) 100,000 100,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: 2011-12-01
Penney, Brian
Insider Relationship: 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2011-05-07 Common Shares 0
2011-10-03 Options (Common Shares) 500,000 500,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: 2010-12-13
PONTIUS, Jeffrey A.
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer
2010-03-03 Common Shares 200,000
2010-11-08 Options (Common Shares) 200,000 200,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Porter, David James
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer
2011-02-09 Options (Common Shares) 300,000 300,000
-8-
Date of Last Reported
Transaction(YYYY-MM-DD)
Security
Designation
Registered
Holder
Closing Balance Insider's calculated balance Closing balance of equivalent number
or value of underlying securities
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Potvin, Bernard
Insider Relationship: 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2011-11-14 Common Shares 0
2011-11-14 Options (Common Shares) 250,000 250,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Santorelli, Keith
Insider Relationship: 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2011-11-28 Common Shares 0
2011-11-28 Options (Common Shares) 300,000 300,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: 2005-03-04
Schellenberg, Gary David Albert
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Sherk, Susan Bradley
Insider Relationship: 6 - Director or Senior Officer of 10% Security Holder
2010-12-09 Common Shares 460
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Simpson, Matthew James
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer
2010-09-20 Common Shares 0
-9-
Date of Last Reported
Transaction(YYYY-MM-DD)
Security
Designation
Registered
Holder
Closing Balance Insider's calculated balance Closing balance of equivalent number
or value of underlying securities
2010-12-29 Options (Common Shares) 550,000 550,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Strauss, James Digby Ronald
Insider Relationship: 6 - Director or Senior Officer of 10% Security Holder
2011-02-10 Common Shares 20,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: 2005-03-01
Torresan, Raymond
Insider Relationship: 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2004-02-16 Common Shares Threefold Ventures
Inc.
10,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Tough, Thomas Robert
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Warr, Donald James
Insider Relationship: 6 - Director or Senior Officer of 10% Security Holder
2011-12-16 Common Shares 39,000
2011-09-22 Common Shares Spousal RRSP 15,000
-10-
Date of Last Reported
Transaction(YYYY-MM-DD)
Security
Designation
Registered
Holder
Closing Balance Insider's calculated balance Closing balance of equivalent number
or value of underlying securities
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Wells, Chad
Insider Relationship: 6 - Director or Senior Officer of 10% Security Holder
2011-04-07 Common Shares 35,000
2010-12-08 Common Shares RESP 3,500
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Winter, Stephen Lawrence
Insider Relationship: 8 - Deemed Insider - 6 Months before becoming Insider
2011-10-05 Common Shares 42,000
2011-10-05 Common Shares Spousal 2,800


ALTIUS INSIDERS
Insider Information by Issuer - View Results
Issuer name : altius ( Starts with )
Date range : January 1, 1995 - January 27, 2012
2012-01-27 22:58 ET
Issuer Name: Altius Minerals Corporation
Legend: Insider's Relationship to Issuer: 1 - Issuer, 2 - Subsidiary of Issuer, 3 - 10% Security Holder of Issuer, 4 - Director of Issuer, 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer, 6 - Director
or Senior Officer of 10% Security Holder, 7 - Director or Senior Officer of Insider or Subsidiary of Issuer (other than in 4,5,6), 8 - Deemed Insider - 6 Months before
becoming Insider.
Date of Last Reported
Transaction(YYYY-MM-DD)
Security
Designation
Registered
Holder
Closing Balance Insider's calculated balance Closing balance of equivalent number
or value of underlying securities
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Altius Investments Limited
Insider Relationship: 2 - Subsidiary of Issuer
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Altius Minerals Corporation
Insider Relationship: 1 - Issuer
2012-01-24 Common Shares 0
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Baker, John
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer
2011-08-24 Common Shares 515,300
2011-08-24 Common Shares Brightsun Holdings
Inc.
50,000
2011-08-24 Options (Common Shares) 62,500 62,500
2011-10-13 Rights DSUs (Rights) 9,069 9,069
-1-
Date of Last Reported
Transaction(YYYY-MM-DD)
Security
Designation
Registered
Holder
Closing Balance Insider's calculated balance Closing balance of equivalent number
or value of underlying securities
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: 2010-03-18
Butler, Roland Wayne
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer, 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2010-01-15 Common Shares 735,450
2003-06-03 Common Shares Lauren Exploration
Ltd.
250,000
2009-12-08 Options (Common Shares) 250,000 250,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Dalton, Brian
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer, 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2011-09-14 Common Shares 968,073
2003-01-02 Common Shares 10587 Newfoundland.
Ltd.
250,000
2005-04-07 Common Shares RRSP Account 177,702
2011-09-14 Options (Common Shares) 125,000 125,000
2010-09-21 SARs (cash) 250,000 250,000
2005-06-28 Warrants (Common Shares) 0 0
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: 2004-08-31
David W. Tice & Associates, LLC
Insider Relationship: 3 - 10% Security Holder of Issuer
2004-08-31 Common Shares Prudent Bear Fund 1,894,700
2003-07-14 Warrants (Common Shares) Prudent Bear Fund 578,500 578,500
-2-
Date of Last Reported
Transaction(YYYY-MM-DD)
Security
Designation
Registered
Holder
Closing Balance Insider's calculated balance Closing balance of equivalent number
or value of underlying securities
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Lewis, Benjamin Gerard
Insider Relationship: 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2011-09-07 Common Shares 10,000
2009-10-09 Common Shares RRSP 3,050
2011-09-07 Common Shares Spousal Account 18,000
2011-09-07 Options (Common Shares) 75,000 75,000
2010-09-21 Rights SARs (Rights) 150,000 150,000
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Mifflin, Frederick James
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer
2011-11-28 Common Shares 15,716
2011-11-28 Options (Common Shares) 62,500 62,500
2011-10-13 Rights DSUs (Rights) 9,069 9,069
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Sherk, Susan Bradley
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer
2011-11-28 Common Shares 9,029
2011-11-28 Options (Common Shares) 47,500 47,500
2011-10-13 Rights DSUs (Rights) 9,069 9,069
-3-
Date of Last Reported
Transaction(YYYY-MM-DD)
Security
Designation
Registered
Holder
Closing Balance Insider's calculated balance Closing balance of equivalent number
or value of underlying securities
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Strauss, James Digby Ronald
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer
2010-10-27 Common Shares 24,340
2011-10-13 Rights DSUs (Rights) 6,776 6,776
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: 2010-10-27
Thurlow, John Geoffrey
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer
2010-10-12 Common Shares 15,640
2010-09-17 Common Shares Bacchus Holdings Inc. 1,163,512
2010-09-20 Options (Common Shares) 87,500 87,500
2004-10-07 Warrants (Common Shares) 0 0
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: 2004-01-01
Tognetti, John
Insider Relationship: 3 - 10% Security Holder of Issuer
2003-07-15 Common Shares -9,400
2003-06-27 Common Shares noelle tognetti 1,465,000
-4-
Date of Last Reported
Transaction(YYYY-MM-DD)
Security
Designation
Registered
Holder
Closing Balance Insider's calculated balance Closing balance of equivalent number
or value of underlying securities
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Warr, Donald James
Insider Relationship: 4 - Director of Issuer
2011-11-28 Common Shares 84,816
2008-10-29 Common Shares RSP 8,900
2011-11-28 Options (Common Shares) 62,500 62,500
2011-10-13 Rights DSUs (Rights) 9,069 9,069
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Wells, Chad
Insider Relationship: 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2011-11-28 Common Shares 43,500
2010-02-26 Common Shares RRSP 34,900
2011-11-28 Options (Common Shares) 75,000 75,000
2010-09-21 Rights SARs (Rights) 150,000 150,000
2005-07-10 Warrants (Common Shares) 0 0
Insider Name:
Ceased to be Insider: Not Applicable
Winter, Stephen Lawrence
Insider Relationship: 5 - Senior Officer of Issuer
2011-08-09 Common Shares 30,000
2011-08-09 Common Shares RRSP Account 2,100
2011-08-08 Options (Common Shares) 75,000 75,000
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Date of Last Reported
Transaction(YYYY-MM-DD)
Security
Designation
Registered
Holder
Closing Balance Insider's calculated balance Closing balance of equivalent number
or value of underlying securities
2010-09-21 Rights SARs (Rights) 150,000 150,000
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