May 23rd, 2017, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy Harvey as its Chief Operating Officer. 

Mr. Harvey has worked for over ten years in the cannabis sector as the head of branding for BC Bud Depot, now North America’s largest marijuana seed bank.

Prior to work in the cannabis sector, Mr. Harvey led the Vancouver to Vancouver Expedition, a zero-emissions, round-the-world journey through five continents and two oceans. Mr. Harvey shared his saga as a columnist for the Vancouver Sun and as a regular guest on CBC Radio’s As It Happens. The journey included a transit by foot, balsawood raft and dug-out canoe from Colombia into Panama through the roadless Darien Jungle. His efforts were recognized with a ceremonial plaque awarded by former Mayor of Vancouver Sam Sullivan.

Mr. Harvey works from Salt Spring Island, where he has been active in agricultural organizations and with Gulf Islands Marine Rescue Society, both as a board member and executing rescue missions at sea.

Mr. Harvey holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Victoria. His journalistic work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, National Post and National Geographic Adventure. His videography has been featured on CBC’s The National.

CEO Mike England stated, “We are extremely pleased to bring Mr. Harvey’s strategic vision to the Ashburton team. We look forward to working with him to drive the success of Ashburton zeolite with the creativity and tenacity he’s known for.”

“It’s an honour to join the Company as Chief Operating Officer,” Mr. Harvey stated. “I come at a time when Ashburton has gained access to BC’s premiere zeolite resource. It is a welcome challenge to facilitate its movement to ready markets across Canada.”

Mr. Harvey continued, “We have our eye on a range of applications from animal feed to industrial filtration, but it’s zeolite’s role in cannabis cultivation that stands to raise zeolite to widespread recognition. It’s an exciting time to be involved.”

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].


Signed “Michael England”

Michael England, CEO


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