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June 2017

Ashburton Moving Ahead on Commercializing the TransCanada Zeolite Property

Ashburton Moving Ahead on Commercializing the TransCanada Zeolite Property 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

June 29th, 2017, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) has been advised by ZMM Canada that the Application under the Provincial BC Mines Act Permit has been made to the British Columbia Ministry of Energy Mines on the TransCanada Zeolite property.

The Notice of Work and Reclamation Program application was submitted in April 2017. A reclamation security deposit has been made. The permit is for the removal of a bulk sample of 1,000 tonnes of the deposit. The TransCanada Zeolite property is located east of Kamloops, BC; 2 km east of Highway 97 and within 6 km of the TransCanada Highway.

The Notice of Work includes upgrading an access road to the quarry site. Mining of the 1,000-tonne sample will be by excavator; the material will be hauled 300 metres by rock trucks and stockpiled. A crusher will be brought in to crush the zeolite to less than 1/4 inch. Further processing and handling will be off the mine site.

The bulk sample will enable testing of the crystalline, high-purity zeolite. The high purity crystalline zeolite is slated for clean tech applications in the areas of molecular sieves, gas separation and purifying gas streams utilizing the exceptional properties of the zeolite. Other products will be produced for horticulture, agriculture and used in specialty cementations materials.

We are looking forward to moving ahead with the development of this unique resource and providing clean tech environmental and industrial solutions. We are organized to proceed as soon as the mine permits are received.

 “The exceptional properties of crystalline zeolite lead to applications in numerous clean technology solutions like reverse adsorption systems, thermal energy harvesting and solar energy storage.  This will be a first for British Columbia”, said LuVerne E.W. Hogg, CEO of ZMM Canada Minerals Corp.

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration company focused on Canadian mineral projects in Quebec and British Columbia, Canada.  If you would like to be added to the news release distribution please get in touch with us at [email protected].

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Signed “Michael England”
Michael England, CEO

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Telephone: 1-604-683-3995; Toll Free: 1-888-945-4770; www.ashburtonventures.com

Forward-Looking Statements:

Some of the statements in this news release contain forward-looking information that involves inherent risk and uncertainty affecting the business of Ashburton Ventures Inc. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. 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

ASHBURTON RECEIVES MICROBIOLOGY RESULTS FOR CANNABIS STUDY, CONFIRMS INITIAL SUCCESS IN DECREASING BACTERIA IN MARIJUANA PLANTS

ASHBURTON RECEIVES MICROBIOLOGY RESULTS FOR CANNABIS STUDY, CONFIRMS INITIAL SUCCESS IN DECREASING BACTERIA IN MARIJUANA PLANTS 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

June 27th, 2017, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) is pleased to announce the release of data obtained from laboratory analysis at MB Labs in Sidney, BC, of the microbiology of liquid runoff captured from cannabis plants involved in a study of zeolite and carbon in marijuana cultivation.

The data indicated significantly lower concentrations of bacteria, fungi and yeast found in liquid runoff from plants enriched with zeolite and a zeolite-carbon blend, as compared to control samples. The clinoptilolite zeolite used in the study is from the Z1 Mine near Cache Creek, BC, operated jointly by Ashburton Ventures and ZMM Canada Minerals Corp. ZMM Canada supplied the carbon.

“This is a wonderful data set,” said biologist and project manager Albert Krasprowicz. “It illustrates how zeolite allows much cleaner cultivation. As growers, we typically use moist substrates and grow a dense canopy, but this invites bacteria that can lead to outbreaks and decreased production. With zeolite or a zeolite-carbon blend, bacteria levels fall dramatically. We anticipate healthier harvests from plants with a reduced bacterial burden.”

“Data from control samples were in a completely different range,” Krasprowicz noted. “With zeolite and carbon, we see 85% and 90% less of total staph and coliforms. We’ll take a larger set of samples next week and if we can replicate these findings, it’ll be a game-changer. Everybody’s happy with a cleaner substrate and vigorous, resilient plants.”

While trends did emerge from the data, Krasprowicz also noted some anomalies. “Dealing with composted coconut fibre, you would expect some data outliers. It’s imperative that we collect more data to confirm the overall trend.”

Laboratory analysis was performed by MB Labs in Sidney, BC. MB Labs also performed a detailed chemical analysis. Results are due next week.

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration company focused on Canadian mineral projects in Quebec and British Columbia, Canada.  If you would like to be added to the news release distribution please get in touch with us at [email protected].

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Signed “Michael England”
Michael England, CEO

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Telephone: 1-604-683-3995; Toll Free: 1-888-945-4770; www.ashburtonventures.com

Forward-Looking Statements:

Some of the statements in this news release contain forward-looking information that involves inherent risk and uncertainty affecting the business of Ashburton Ventures Inc. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. 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.

ASHBURTON PROVIDES GREEN SOLUTIONS TO NORTHERN ALBERTA OIL FIELDS

ASHBURTON PROVIDES GREEN SOLUTIONS TO NORTHERN ALBERTA OIL FIELDS 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

June 14th, 2017, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) has received a progress report from LuVerne E.W. Hogg of ZMM Canada Minerals Corp., operator of the Joint Operating Committee on the development of the Z-1 Clinoptilolite Zeolite Quarry. The report reviews the research project title “Salinity Tolerance of Regional Native Plant Species and Soil Amendment Potential for Reclamation”. The work is being conducted by the Boreal Research Institute of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) with industry partners Apache Canada Ltd., ZMM Canada Minerals Corp.(ZMM), Alberta Economic Development and Trade and Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

The goal of the program is to develop and test novel approaches to enhance and improve existing technologies to meet the demands of reclaiming naturally saline soil in northern Alberta. Ashburton Ventures Inc. and ZMM are providing Clinoptilolite Zeolite from the Z1 Quarry at Cache Creek, BC. and F-Chabazite Zeolite from the TransCanada Zeolite, east of Kamloops, BC. Both occurrences are under development by Ashburton and ZMM. Additionally, ZMM is providing ZMM T-Carbon. These materials will provide an important and valuable alternative to extensive dig-and-dump activities during remediation of salt-contained spill sites. Positive results on the use of Zeolites and T-Carbons in saline soils will open significant market opportunities for these Zeolite and T-Carbon products with oil and gas companies.

Combining new and existing reclamation practices and technologies established from this project will assist in creating best practices for cross-industry and cross-sector adoption. The work here will reflect positively and enhance Alberta’s energy-driven economy. By restoring the services and goods provided by boreal forest ecosystems, industry and SMEs promote responsible management and environmental stewardship for the long-term benefit of all Albertans.

Forest land reclamation is an important business and employment generator in northern Alberta. There is a backlog of over 15,000 well sites requiring reclamation on the crown land of north western Alberta alone. The Alberta Energy regulator currently certifies, on average, only 780 well sites in the boreal region annually worth an estimated reclamation investment of $39 million.

We look forward to reporting on the progress and results of this significant initiative to create new and innovative soil remediation techniques utilizing the unique properties of our Zeolites and ZMM T-Carbon.

“The oil and gas industry is known for the development of new technologies and is now directing these abilities to the reclamation of the Boreal forests. The industry has survived and thrived as an early adopter of new technologies for the creation of additional economic and employment opportunities for all. Ashburton and ZMM are proud to participate in this new, green technology program and we anticipate creating significant demand for our products.” states Dave Gdanski, President of Ashburton.

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration company focused on Canadian mineral projects in Quebec and British Columbia, Canada.  If you would like to be added the news release distribution please get in touch with us at [email protected].

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Signed “Michael England"
Michael England, CEO

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Telephone: 1-604-683-3995; Toll Free: 1-888-945-4770; www.ashburtonventures.com

Forward-Looking Statements:

Some of the statements in this news release contain forward-looking information that involves inherent risk and uncertainty affecting the business of Ashburton Ventures Inc. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. 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.

ASHBURTON CLOSES FLOW THROUGH PRIVATE PLACEMENT

ASHBURTON CLOSES FLOW THROUGH PRIVATE PLACEMENT 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

June 12th, 2017, VANCOUVER, B.C.ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (TSX-V: ABR) (ARB-FRANKFURT) (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) announces that further to its news release of June 5, 2017 the Company has completed its non-brokered flow through private placement of 1,315,789 flow through units ("FT Units") at a price of $0.19 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $249,999.91 (the "FT Offering").  Each FT Unit is comprised of one flow through common share ("FT Share") and one half of one non-flow through Share purchase warrant of the Company ("Warrant").  Each whole Warrant will entitle the Subscriber to purchase one Warrant Share for a 12 month period after the Closing Date at an exercise price of $0.25 per share. Flow through proceeds raised will be used towards exploration on the Company’s Buckingham graphite property located in Buckingham Township in the Province of Quebec.

The Company paid a finders' fee of $19,999.99, issued 65,789 finder’s shares and 65,789 finder’s warrants. Each finder's warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one Share for a period of 24 months from the closing date at an exercise price of $0.25 per finder's warrant.

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration with mineral projects in Canada and Nevada, USA. If you would like to be added the news release distribution please get in touch with us at [email protected].

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Signed “Michael England”                                             
Michael England, President

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 
Telephone: 1-604-683-3995
Toll Free: 1-888-945-4770
www.AshburtonVentures.com 

Forward-Looking Statements:

Some of the statements in this news release contain forward-looking information that involves inherent risk and uncertainty affecting the business of Ashburton Ventures Inc. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. 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.

ASHBURTON HOLDS SITE VISIT AT CANNABIS TEST FACILITY, MEETS WITH POTENTIAL LP CLIENTS

ASHBURTON HOLDS SITE VISIT AT CANNABIS TEST FACILITY, MEETS WITH POTENTIAL LP CLIENTS 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

June 8th, 2017, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) reports on a recent site visit at the BC Bud Depot Research and Development Facility on Salt Spring Island, BC, site of an ongoing scientific study of the effects zeolite and carbon on cannabis yields and quality.

Ashburton directors met with facility owners and management to view progress of cannabis trials. The owner of the 1,900-plant facility requested, based on the healthy appearance of plants grown with zeolite, an ongoing supply of clinoptilolite zeolite from Ashburton’s Z1 Zeolite Mine near Cache Creek, BC. However this request remains subject to the final results of the study,  

Biologist and plantation manager Albert Kasprowicz stated, “It’s still early, but the plants amended with 15% zeolite appear to have growth rates significantly surpassing the greenhouse average.”

Ashburton’s Zeolite from the Z-1 Quarry in Cache Creek is believed to enhance plant health by increasing the bioavailability of nutrients and filtering contaminants from the soil. Plants with increased nutrient uptake and a reduced burden on their immune system focus more energy on growth and productivity.

Ashburton President David Gdanski stated, “The cannabis industry is taking note of zeolite’s natural capacity to provide a competitive edge in terms of yields and quality. We’re now compiling a client list that includes growers at the forefront of innovation in BC’s cannabis industry.”

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration company focused on Canadian mineral projects in Quebec and British Columbia, Canada.  If you would like to be added to the news release distribution please get in touch with us at [email protected].

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Signed “Michael England”
Michael England, CEO

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Telephone: 1-604-683-3995; Toll Free: 1-888-945-4770; www.ashburtonventures.com

Forward-Looking Statements:

Some of the statements in this news release contain forward-looking information that involves inherent risk and uncertainty affecting the business of Ashburton Ventures Inc. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. 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.

ASHBURTON ARRANGES FLOW THROUGH PRIVATE PLACEMENT

ASHBURTON ARRANGES FLOW THROUGH PRIVATE PLACEMENT 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

June 5th, 2017, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (TSX-V: ABR) (ARB-FRANKFURT) (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) announces that it has arranged a non-brokered private placement of 1,315,789 flow through units ("FT Units") at a price of $0.19 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $249,999.91 (the "FT Offering").  Each FT Unit will be comprised of one flow through common share ("FT Share") and one half of one non-flow through Share purchase warrant of the Company ("Warrant").  Each whole Warrant will entitle the Subscriber to purchase one Warrant Share for a 12 month period after the Closing Date at an exercise price of $0.25 per share. Flow through proceeds raised will be used towards exploration on the Company’s Buckingham graphite property located in Buckingham Township also in the Province of Quebec.

The Company may, in its sole discretion, pay a finders' fee to agents of the Company consisting of: (i) a cash fee in an amount of up to 8% of the proceeds raised by such finder as part of this Offering, (ii) a number of common shares of the Issuer that is equal up to 5% of the number of Flow Through Units placed through the finder as part of this Offering and (iii) a number of finder's warrants entitling the holder thereof to purchase that number of Shares of the Company ("Finder's Warrant") that is equal to up to 5% of the number of units placed through the finder as part of this Offering.  Each Finder's Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one Share for a period of 24 months from the closing date at an exercise price of $0.25 per Finder's Warrant. 

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration with mineral projects in Canada and Nevada, USA. If you would like to be added the news release distribution please get in touch with us at [email protected]
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Signed “Michael England”                                              
Michael England, President

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:  
Telephone: 1-604-683-3995
Toll Free: 1-888-945-4770
www.AshburtonVentures.com  

Forward-Looking Statements:

Some of the statements in this news release contain forward-looking information that involves inherent risk and uncertainty affecting the business of Ashburton Ventures Inc. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. 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.

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