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Private Sector First Nation Partnerships to Construct Line

FOR RELEASE #07-214
October 11, 2007

WHITEHORSE – Premier Dennis Fentie welcomes the news that Northern Tutchone First Nations will be active players in the construction of the Carmacks to Pelly Crossing transmission line.

Yukon Energy’s board of directors announced today that it will be awarding the $17.3 million contract to construct the transmission line to a joint venture partnership between the Northern Tutchone First Nations, Valard Construction and Arctic Power. In addition, Yukon Energy’s board of directors also approved awarding the $3.4 million right-of-way clearing contract to the Northern Tutchone First Nations, jointly with J.V. Partners.

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MacDonald Mines Plans November Drill Program on Nickel Targets in Webequie District of James Bay

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Oct. 11, 2007) – MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BMK) –

MacDonald Mines is pleased to announce that it has started its fall 2007 exploration program. The program will include an airborne survey, ground geophysical surveys and a 2000 meter diamond drill program. Please see the Company’s website www.macdonaldmines.com for a detailed overview of the program.

FALL 2007 EXPLORATION PROGRAM – McNUGGET & MACDONALD/TEMEX/BALTIC JOINT VENTURE PROPERTIES

RE-INTERPRETATION OF McNUGGET & BIG MAC PROPERTIES AIRBORNE GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY FOR NICKEL/COPPER TARGETS

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Spectra Energy Transmission Proudly Celebrates 50th Anniversary

TAYLOR, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Oct. 10, 2007) – Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE:SE) –

On October 8, 1957, Westcoast Transmission officially opened its pipeline in a symbolic valve-turning event with visionary Frank McMahon and B.C. Premier W.A.C. Bennett. This event marked the beginning of Canada’s first “big-inch” pipeline and the flow of cleaner-burning natural gas from northeastern B.C. to the Lower Mainland and U.S. markets in the Pacific Northwest. What was truly a “pipe dream” for Westcoast’s founder has grown into a critical part of the North American energy infrastructure network. Through its 50 year history, Westcoast Transmission became Duke Energy and is now Spectra Energy Transmission (SET).

by NationTalk on October 11, 2007749 Views

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Nexus Solar/South Beach Homes Partnership Starts Construction on EQuilibrium Demonstration House in Prince Albert

PRINCE ALBERT, SK, Oct. 10 – The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, and Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced the start of construction of an EQuilibrium demonstration home today.

The YIPI! Net Zero Footprint Housing project will be built near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan as part of CMHC’s EQuilibrium sustainable housing initiative. The project is the result of a unique partnership between South Beach Homes, owned by Montreal Lake Cree Nation, and Nexus Solar Corporation.

by NationTalk on October 10, 20071132 Views

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Gravity West Completes Northern BC Field Program

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Oct. 9, 2007) – Gravity West Mining Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:GRW) is pleased to announce it has successfully completed its 2007 field program consisting of comprehensive prospecting, geochemical survey and archaeological overview assessment of its Gin, Bonanza/Eldorado, Mabon and Ealue properties in Northern British Columbia. The properties are adjacent to or near the well-known Red Chris property currently being developed by Imperial Metals. All are prospective for copper/gold porphyry deposits. In total, the four properties cover 16,700 acres, south of the community of Iskut, BC.

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Sherwood Reports that Minto Mine Declares Commercial Production

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– More than 5,600 tonnes of concentrate produced to September 30, 2007 –

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Sherwood Copper Corporation (SWC: TSX-V) today reported that it has completed the commissioning process for its high grade Minto copper-gold mine in the Yukon and will declare commercial production as at October 1, 2007.

“Achieving commercial production at our high grade Minto copper-gold mine is a major milestone for Sherwood Copper,” said Stephen P. Quin, President & CEO of Sherwood Copper. “Credit for this outstanding achievement belongs to the management and employees at the Minto Mine who have worked diligently through the commissioning process to achieve design throughput and recoveries. They have also benefited from having construction managers, JDS Energy & Mining, general contractors, Clark Builders, mining contractors, Pelly Construction, and their numerous other subcontractors, trades and suppliers available to participate in and assist with the commissioning process.”

by NationTalk on October 8, 2007815 Views

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Plutonic Power Corporation: BC’s Largest Private Run-Of-River Project Unites First Nations and Business Community

Blessing of East Toba/Montrose marks first step in the revitalization of the Toba Valley

TOBA RIVER VALLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Oct. 4, 2007) – Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX:PCC) President Donald McInnes, The Honourable Gordon Campbell, Premier of British Columbia, GE Energy Financial Services’ Mark Tonner, Chief Ken Brown of the Klahoose, Chief Walter Paul of the Sliammon and Chief Marita Paul-Franke of the Sechelt First Nation attended a ceremonial bridge crossing and blessing today of the $660 million, 196-megawatt East Toba River/Montrose Creek run-of-river hydroelectric project in the Toba Valley, north of Powell River.

by NationTalk on October 5, 20071049 Views

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Sherwood Reports that Minto Mine Declares Commercial Production

More than 5,600 tonnes of concentrate produced to September 30, 2007

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Oct. 4, 2007) – Sherwood Copper Corporation (TSX VENTURE:SWC)(TSX VENTURE:SWC.DB) today reported that it has completed the commissioning process for its high grade Minto copper-gold mine in the Yukon and will declare commercial production as at October 1, 2007.

“Achieving commercial production at our high grade Minto copper-gold mine is a major milestone for Sherwood Copper,” said Stephen P. Quin, President & CEO of Sherwood Copper. “Credit for this outstanding achievement belongs to the management and employees at the Minto Mine who have worked diligently through the commissioning process to achieve design throughput and recoveries. They have also benefited from having construction managers, JDS Energy & Mining, general contractors, Clark Builders, mining contractors, Pelly Construction, and their numerous other subcontractors, trades and suppliers available to participate in and assist with the commissioning process.”

by NationTalk on October 5, 2007708 Views

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Victory Nickel’s Lac Rocher Deposit Continues to Return Impressive Results

Metallurgical drilling returns 1.42%Ni over 45.92m, 3.07%Ni over 14.90m and 9.50%Ni over 2.29m

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Oct. 4, 2007) – Victory Nickel Inc. (“Victory Nickel” or the “Company”)(TSX:NI) (www.victorynickel.ca) today announced results from recent diamond drilling grading up to 9.5% nickel over 2.29 metres within a larger intercept of 45.92 metres grading 1.42% nickel at its 100%-owned Lac Rocher nickel project in northern Quebec. These results continue to confirm the presence of a high-grade, high-sulphide content nickel zone located within 150 metres of surface, along with a larger disseminated nickel zone. The drilling tested for possible extensions to nickel sulphide mineralization and provided metallurgical samples for a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) to evaluate the near-term production and cash generation potential at Lac Rocher.

by NationTalk on October 4, 2007780 Views

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Yukon Zinc Receives Type A Water Licence for Wolverine Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Oct. 4, 2007) – Yukon Zinc Corporation (TSX VENTURE:YZC) is pleased to announce that the Yukon Water Board has granted a Type A Water Licence for the Company’s Wolverine Project. The Water Licence was signed into effect by the Premier of the Yukon, the Honorable Mr. Dennis Fentie on October 3, 2007.

by NationTalk on October 4, 2007823 Views

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The Mining Association of British Columbia: Climate Change, Labour Shortages Among Key Challenges Facing Mining Industry

Asia Pacific Forum on Mining and Minerals wraps up in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Oct. 2, 2007) – The inaugural Asia Pacific Forum on Mining and Minerals wrapped up in Vancouver today with a discussion of the challenges, risks and opportunities facing the global mining industry.

Mining leaders from the Pacific Rim debated and discussed climate change and how to reconcile consumer demands with environmental pressures. As climate change becomes a priority for governments around the globe, resource extraction industries are the easiest targets for regulation. However, there is a paradox as the demand for minerals-such as copper and nickel, which are critical components in hybrid cars-increases dramatically.

by NationTalk on October 4, 2007943 Views

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Pacific North West Capital Appoints New Directors

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VANCOUVER, Oct. 2 – Pacific North West Capital Corp. (PFN – TSX.V, PAWEF – OTCBB, P7J – Frankfurt) (the “Company”) announces that effective immediately, Morris Medd, Steve Oakley, and Alexander Walcott have elected to step down as Directors of the Board of Pacific North West Capital Corp. They will be replaced by Mr. Jordan Point and Ms. Linda Holmes.

Mr. Barr stated, “I would like to thank all three Directors for their support during their tenure on the board for Pacific North West Capital Corp. On behalf of the Board of Directors of Pacific North West Capital Corp, Harry Barry would like to welcome Ms. Linda Holmes and Mr. Jordon Point to our board. The members of the Board of Directors are looking forward to working closely with Ms. Holmes and Mr. Point to further develop our corporate objectives.

by NationTalk on October 3, 2007946 Views

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Tres-Or and Timiskaming First Nation Sign 5-Year Agreement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Oct. 2, 2007) – Tres-Or Resources Ltd. (the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:TRS) and the Timiskaming First Nation (the “TFN”) are pleased to announce the signing of a five (5) year Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”). The MOU is part of formal consultation process between the parties regarding the Company’s mineral exploration activities within the TFN Reserve lands and the traditional territorial lands over which the TFN has asserted Aboriginal title on both the Ontario and Quebec side of the border.

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Marathon signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Ojibways of Pic River First Nation

TORONTO, Oct. 2 – Marathon PGM Corporation (MAR — TSX)(“Marathon” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation (“PRFN”), also known as the Begetibong Aneshnabe that sets out the way the parties will work together in the construction of a platinum-palladium and copper mine north of the Town of Marathon.

The relationship between PRFN and Marathon was first established in 2004. The MOU will serve as a basis to further consultation towards the establishment of an Impact and Benefits agreement between PRFN and Marathon. The MOU mutually recognizes the respective rights of each party on the mineral claims and leases held by Marathon. The agreement also sets out the basis for Marathon and PRFN working together to reach an Impact and Benefits agreement that will be based on principles of mutual respect, good faith and meaningful consultation. This is an important step forward in the development of the project and in fostering a positive and respectful relationship between the Company and Pic River First Nation.

by NationTalk on October 2, 20071052 Views

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Sego Resources Inc. – Consultant Engaged

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VANCOUVER, Oct. 1 – Sego Resources Inc. announces the engagement of Vic Preto, Ph.D, P.Eng., as overall consultant to the company for work on the Miner Mountain Copper/Gold/Palladium Project. Miner Mountain lies immediately northeast of Princeton, BC, in the prolific Quesnel Stikine Terraine and in the Traditional Territory of the Upper Similkameen Indian Band. Dr. Preto was for many years the Regional Geologist for the British Columbia Department of Energy and Mines in this area and is considered an expert in the geological setting of the Miner Mountain Project.

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The Mining Association of British Columbia-Great Day for Mining: Federal and Provincial Governments Move to Strengthen Mining Sector

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Oct. 1, 2007) – The Mining Association of B.C. applauded the efforts of both the federal and provincial governments today at the Asia Pacific Forum on Mining and Minerals in Vancouver. Both levels of government made significant announcements today that will strengthen the mining sector and help secure its long-term future.

The provincial government announced that it has asked the British Columbia Transmission Corporation to proceed with the $400 million Northwest Transmission Line (NTL) in northern B.C. The pursuit of the NTL project is based on a proposed cost-sharing agreement with the Galore Creek Partnership, which will contribute $158 million to the capital cost of the project.

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NovaGold Resources Inc.: Galore Creek Partnership Signs Support Agreement for New High Capacity Transmission Line for Northwestern British Columbia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Oct. 1, 2007) – NovaGold Resources Inc. (TSX:NG)(AMEX:NG) today announced that the Galore Creek Partnership and Coast Mountain Hydro have entered into a support agreement with the British Columbia government through British Columbia Transmission Corporation (“BCTC”) and the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (“BC Hydro”) on a proposed high-capacity 287-kV Northwest Transmission Line. The proposed line will deliver power from Terrace to Bob Quinn Lake, near the Galore Creek copper-gold project. NovaGold and Teck Cominco Limited (TSX:TCK.A)(TSX:TCK.B)(NYSE:TCK) formed the 50/50 Galore Creek Partnership in August 2007 to jointly manage construction and operations of the Galore Creek mine. Coast Mountain Power, a wholly owned subsidiary of NovaGold, manages the planned Forrest Kerr run-of-river hydroelectric project near Bob Quinn.

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Media Advisory – The People Speak: Report on Forestry Crisis to Be Released

THUNDER BAY, Oct. 1 – The results of public forums on the forestry crisis in Northern Ontario, sponsored by the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union and the United Steelworkers, will be released at a news conference this Wednesday, October 3 at 10 am at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay.

Hearings have been held recently in the hard-hit communities of Thunder Bay, Dryden, Kapuskasing and Espanola. Some 60 submissions were presented to a three-person panel by municipal leaders, Aboriginal groups, labour groups, politicians of all stripes and concerned citizens. The panel included: Rob Cheethan, Economic Development Officer from Smooth Rock Falls; Michael Power, mayor of Greenstone; and Jeff Butler, a forestry consultant.

The hearings were a direct result of the Ontario government’s refusal to respond to demands from 17 municipal councils for hearings on the crisis that is devastating northern communities.

For further information: Cec Makowski, CEP Ontario Region
Vice-President, (905) 371-6297

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Media Advisory – AFN National Chief Phil Fontaine to Address Toronto’s Mining and Investment Communities

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Toronto, October 1, 2007 – Phil Fontaine, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, will be the keynote speaker at an upcoming luncheon organized by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). The event will be held on Friday, October 12, 2007, at the Arcadian Court, Simpson Tower, 401 Bay Street, Toronto, from 11.45 am to 1.30 p.m.

The topic of Mr. Fontaine’s address will be Progress through partnerships: Exploring economic opportunities between First Nations and the mineral industry.

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Comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding Signed between Sego Resources Inc. and Upper Similkameen Indian Band for Sego Resources Inc.’s Miner Mountain Project at Princeton BC

VANCOUVER, Sept. 28 – Chief Rick Holmes, of the Upper Similkameen Indian Band (USIB) and J. Paul Stevenson, CEO, Sego Resources Inc. (SRI), are pleased to announce that they have signed a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enable the exploration and potential future mine development of the Miner Mountain property immediately northeast of Princeton, BC.

This MOU supports the USIB’s principles of environmental stewardship, economic sustainability and self-determination. It also commits both parties to working collaboratively throughout the process of mineral exploration and development for lands under provincial tenure to SRI. Importantly, the agreement recognizes and respects the aboriginal title and rights of the USIB to the lands comprising the Miner Mountain property.

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Comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding Signed between Sego Resources Inc. and Upper Similkameen Indian Band for Sego Resources Inc.’s Miner Mountain Project at Princeton BC

VANCOUVER, Sept. 28 – Chief Rick Holmes, of the Upper Similkameen Indian Band (USIB) and J. Paul Stevenson, CEO, Sego Resources Inc. (SRI), are pleased to announce that they have signed a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enable the exploration and potential future mine development of the Miner Mountain property immediately northeast of Princeton, BC.

This MOU supports the USIB’s principles of environmental stewardship, economic sustainability and self-determination. It also commits both parties to working collaboratively throughout the process of mineral exploration and development for lands under provincial tenure to SRI. Importantly, the agreement recognizes and respects the aboriginal title and rights of the USIB to the lands comprising the Miner Mountain property.

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First Nations Summit Lauds Mining CEO for “telling it like it is”

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September 27, 2007

Coast Salish Territory/West Vancouver – The First Nations Summit is welcoming the comments from Northgate Minerals CEO, Ken Stowe, as reported in The Globe and Mail yesterday, which he offered in the wake of an environmental review panel’s historic recommendation to reject the company’s Kemess North application, as proposed in the un-ceded traditional territory of the Takla, Kwadacha, and Tsay Keh Dene, known as the Tse Keh Nay.

“Mr. Stowe hit the nail on the head. He has rightly cautioned major developers and their investors that First Nations need to agree with the merits of their projects,” said Grand Chief Edward John, member of the First Nations Summit’s political executive. “Otherwise, as Mr. Stowe himself said, ‘don’t waste your time’,” added John.

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Adanac Molybdenum Corporation: Major Mining Equipment Selected and Ordered For Ruby Creek Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Sept. 28, 2007) – Adanac Molybdenum Corporation (TSX:AUA)(PINK SHEETS:AUAYF)(FRANKFURT:A9N) is pleased to announce letters of award have been issued to four Canadian companies for the supply of major items of mining equipment for the Ruby Creek Molybdenum Project, situated near Atlin, B.C.

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Diadem Issues Progress Report on Franklin Diamond Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Sept. 27, 2007) – Diadem Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:DRL) today issued a progress report on the exploration program for its Franklin Diamond Project located on the Parry Peninsula in the Canadian Arctic. The Project is approximately 30 km northwest of Paulatuk in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the Northwest Territories. The current exploration program is a prelude to 5,000 metres of diamond drilling scheduled to commence in the spring of 2008. The estimated cost of the total program (including drilling, related ground gradiometer magnetic surveys, permitting and environmental impact studies) is up to $3.0 million. The program will evaluate 10 known kimberlite pipes, six of which are known to be diamond-bearing, and 18 additional high-priority ground magnetic anomalies.

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NWT Uranium Continues Drilling In Quebec, Updates Corporate Activities

Toronto – September 27, 2007 – NWT Uranium Corp. (TSX-V: NWT; OTCBB: NWURF) is pleased to provide an update and overview of recent corporate activities.

Quebec Drilling Continues

Drilling is ongoing at the North Rae uranium project in the Ungava Bay region of northern Quebec, Canada. Seven holes totaling 1,696 feet (517 meters) have so far been completed.

The drill program at North Rae remains focused on determining the presence of potentially economic mineralization in recently identified radioactive targets. Drilling will continue until the onset of winter conditions in the Ungava Bay region, after which selected samples will be sent to the Saskatchewan Research Council for analysis. Results from a significant number of rock grab samples, which were collected during 2007 ground exploration, are also pending.

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Wahgoshig First Nation Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Sheltered Oak Resources and Sage Gold

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WAHGOSHIG, ONTARIO — 09/27/07 — Chief Dave Babin of the Wahgoshig First Nation (“WFN”) and Robert K. Hanson CEO and a Director of Sheltered Oak Resources Inc. (“Oak”) and Nigel Lees, President and CEO of Sage Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE: SGX) (“Sage”), (together (“the Companies”) are pleased to announce that they have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) committing to an ongoing relationship between the WFN and the Companies’ with respect to the Sage and Oak joint venture in the Kerrs gold property.

The Kerrs Gold Property is located near Matheson, Ontario on lands to which WFN asserts treaty and Aboriginal rights. The property was optioned by Oak (a private Ontario corporation) from Sage in February 2008, through a three year option agreement. A drilling program is planned to test the up dip section of the Kerrs Gold system in order to trace the high grade vein structures encountered in recent drilling of the property.

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Denendeh Development Corporation Set to Host the 2007 NWT Aboriginal Business Conference in Yellowknife October 16 to 18, 2007

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, September 26 (NNW) – Chiefs, CEOs, Government leaders, economic developers and human resource managers of Canada’s largest and smallest organizations are set to converge on Yellowknife this coming October 16th to 18th in what is sure to become “the” networking event of the North. With this year’s theme being “Establishing Economic Cooperation” the host, Denendeh Development Corporation (DDC) have put the people in place to ensure a successful event for all that attend and when all the dust has settled, the only question remaining will be who wasn’t there?

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Renewed Diavik Water Licence Approved

(Yellowknife, NT – September 25, 2007) The federal government has approved renewal of the Diavik Diamond Mine water licence. The renewed licence was approved by the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and covers a period of eight years. It takes effect November 1, 2007, when the mine’s existing seven year licence expires.

The Wek’eezhii Land and Water Board (WLWB) recommended renewal of the licence to the Minister following an intensive, two year public review process which included various technical and public hearings. Under the renewed licence, the Board has substantially increased the environmental monitoring, reporting and management requirements of the operation, has revised discharge limits, and increased the numbers and types of ongoing approvals necessary each year.

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Nunavut Approves Uranium Exploration And Mining

Vancouver, B.C. September 25, 2007. Forum Uranium Corp. (FDC: TSX-V) received news that the Board of Directors of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (“NTI”), the organization that is responsible for the management of all Inuit Owned Lands in Nunavut and acts as the advocate of Inuit interests in Nunavut has unanimously approved a policy concerning uranium mining in Nunavut. The guiding principle of the policy is that uranium exploration and mining must be carried out in an environmentally and socially responsible way and the uranium that results from the mining shall be used only for peaceful and environmentally friendly purposes. This bodes well for Forum’s strategically located North Thelon Joint Venture (“NTJV”) uranium exploration project, located adjacent to AREVA’s Kiggavik-Sissons 130 million pound uranium deposit.

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Free Event Aboriginal Entrepreneurs/Aspiring Entrepreneurs Networking Event

Oct 25, 2007

Do you dream of starting your own business? Do you presently own a company? The Business Link’s Alberta Aboriginal Business Services, with the support of Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry, is hosting a series of FREE Networking events to be held in various locations across the province this Fall. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, please call 1 800 272 9675 or e-mail absnalberta@cbsc.ic.gc.ca

Address: September 25, 2007 LETHBRIDGE September 27, 2007 CALGARY October 9, 2007 FORT MCMURRAY October 11, 2007 BONNYVILLE October 23, 2007 SLAVE LAKE October 25, 2007 EDMONTON
Telephone: 1 800 272 9675
Contact: Sonja
Email: absnalberta@cbsc.ic.gc.ca
Website: www.cbsc.org/alberta/absn

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Alexco Resource Corp. and First Nation of the Na-Cho Nyak Dun Conclude Negotiation Agreement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Sept. 25, 2007) – Alexco Resource Corp. (“Alexco”) (TSX:AXR)(AMEX:AXU) and the First Nation of the Na-Cho Nyak Dun (the “FNNND”) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a Negotiation Agreement relating to the activities of Alexco’s subsidiary, Elsa Reclamation and Development Corp. (“ERDC”) on and around the former United Keno Hill Mine property. The Negotiation Agreement provides for the negotiation and settlement of two further agreements between ERDC and the FNNND. The first of these is an Impact Benefit Agreement concerning the care and maintenance and exploration activities currently undertaken by ERDC. The second is a Mining Impact Benefit Agreement to be concluded if ERDC determines as a result of its exploration activities that any portion of this large property should be developed into a mine operation. Under the Negotiation Agreement, ERDC will provide funding to the FNNND to be applied to negotiation expenses.

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Taseko Announces Positive Feasibility Study for Prosperity Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Sept. 24, 2007) – Taseko Mines Limited (“Taseko” or the “Company”) (TSX:TKO)(AMEX:TGB) announces the results of the recently completed feasibility study on the Company’s 100% owned Prosperity Gold Copper Project located in central British Columbia, approximately 125 km (70 miles) southwest of Williams Lake.

The feasibility study confirms the Prosperity project is technically and economically feasible with an Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 12% using foreign exchange assumption of US$0.80/C$1.00 and long term metals prices of US$1.50/lb for copper and US$575/oz for gold.

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VentureLink Funds successfully exits Ventus Energy Inc. following acquisition by Suez SA.

TORONTO, Sept. 24 – VentureLink LP, manager of the VentureLink Group of labour-sponsored investment funds, with over $250 million in assets under management, today announced its successful exit from its investments in Ventus Energy Inc. (“Ventus”) following the completion of an acquisition by Suez SA (SZE: NYSE) (“Suez”) of France. Suez’s Houston-based arm, Suez Energy North America Inc paid approximately $124 million in cash for all the shares of privately-held Ventus.

VentureLink held Ventus in three of its labour-sponsored funds and were early backers of the wind energy development company. Ventus used this capital to option and survey vast tracks of land for wind farm development across Canada and more recently, to fund two wind farm projects in Prince Edward Island. These projects are now operational and producing power for customers in Prince Edward Island and the north eastern United States.

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Northland Power Income Fund and Northland Power Inc. Submit Six Bids for 750 Megawatts in Response to Hydro-Quebec Wind-Power Request for Proposals

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Sept. 20, 2007) –

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Northland Power Income Fund (the “Fund”) (TSX:NPI.UN) (TSX:NPI.DB) announced today that it and Northland Power Inc. have jointly submitted five non-binding bids totaling approximately 450 megawatts (“MW”) and a sixth for a 300 MW project in association with Energie Eolienne Pessamit SEC (owned by the Pessamit First Nation) in response to Hydro-Quebec’s RFP for wind power projects in the province of Quebec. Northland Power Inc. is the parent company of the Fund’s manager. Hydro-Quebec has announced that it received bids for 66 projects totaling some 7,700 MW.

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Apex Resources Announces Increased Value of its Beaufort Sea Well and Current Status of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline

Salt Lake City, Utah – September 20, 2007 – (PR NEWSWIRE) Apex Resources Group, Inc. (OTC BB:APXR) announces increased value of its Beaufort Sea Well and current status of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline.

The CEO of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson recently told a panel on global energy security that the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Project is still on the table even though the CA$16.2 Billion price tag could be headed higher. ExxonMobil is the key corporate decision maker in the project, owning 69.6 percent of consortium leader Imperial Oil which has a 34.4 percent interest, while wholly owned ExxonMobil Canada has another 5.2 percent. Despite the regulatory delays and the inflated costs, Mr. Tillerman stated satisfactory progress has been made on the regulatory front and discussions with the Canadian Government are continuing because the project is still alive.

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The Mining Association of British Columbia: Senior Clinton Foundation Advisor Eric Nonacs Speaking at Vancouver Mining Conference

Inaugural Asia Pacific Forum on Mining and Minerals attracting internationally renowned speakers

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Sept. 20, 2007) – The Mining Association of British Columbia is pleased to announce that Eric S. Nonacs has been confirmed to speak at the Asia Pacific Forum on Mining and Minerals, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver from September 30 to October 3, 2007.

Nonacs will be speaking on a leader’s panel that includes Federal Minister of International Trade David Emerson, Lukas Lundin, Chairman of Lundin Mining Corporation, and Heherson T. Alvarez, Chair of the Philippine Mining Development Corporation.

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Glooscap Heritage Centre wins Band Operated Enterprise of the Year Award!

(September 20, 2007)

The Ulnooweg Development Group Inc. is pleased to announce and extends its congratulations to the Glooscap Heritage Centre for winning the Band Operated Enterprise of the Year Award at the 3rd Annual Atlantic Aboriginal Entrepreneur Awards Show held on September 11, 2007 in St. John’s Newfoundland.

1(888) 766-2376
www.ulnooweg.ca

Empowering the spirit of entrepreneurship among Aboriginal business people for over 20 years!

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First Nations University of Canada to host BDC’s National Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition

REGINA – First Nations University of Canada and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) announced today that the 2008 E-Spirit Awards, a national Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition, will be held at the University of Regina campus from May 12 to 14, 2008.

“First Nations University of Canada, where aboriginal youth work towards building a bright future for themselves in an environment that reflects their cultural heritage, is an ideal setting for E-Spirit,” said André St-Pierre, Vice President, Corporate Finance, BDC.

by NationTalk on September 20, 20071477 Views

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SkyPower Submits over 900MW of Wind Energy Projects into the Hydro Quebec 2000MW Call for Tender

MONTREAL, Sept. 19 – SkyPower Corp, a company affiliated with Lehman Brothers, has announced today that it has submitted in concert with its bidding partners a total of 7 bids into the Hydro Quebec Call For Tender totaling over 900MW of potential projects for planned construction for 2010 thru 2015.

Hydro Quebec’s plan to purchase up to 2000MW of wind energy from private developers would bring the total wind purchased by Hydro Quebec since 2003 to over 3000MW. SkyPower has been working closely with its bidding partners over the past few years to ensure that its proposed projects are sound, competitive and have the requisite community and First Nation support which are paramount to the success of a wind project in Canada.

by NationTalk on September 20, 2007940 Views

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Golden Band Resources Inc., Kitsaki Management Limited Partnership – Business Agreement Reached

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SASKATOON and LA RONGE, SK, Sept. 19 – Golden Band Resources Inc. and the Kitsaki Procon Joint Venture are pleased to announce the signing of a General Services Agreement between their organizations. The intent of this agreement is that business opportunities from Golden Band’s advanced exploration, pre-development projects, and anticipated future production operations are available to members of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. In addition, the broader document asserts the commitments that both organizations have to environmentally responsible mineral development.

by NationTalk on September 20, 20071531 Views

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MacDonald Mines Acquires a Significant Geological Favorable Land Position Similar to the Ground Hosting the Spectacular Noront Nickel-Copper Discovery

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Sept. 19, 2007) – MacDonald Mines (TSX VENTURE:BMK) experience and expertise in the James Bay Lowlands enabled the Company to execute a rapid land acquisition response in recognition of Noront’s major Ni/Cu discovery. This resulted in the Company having the ability to strategically select and acquire claim block targets based on scientific knowledge in the core zone of the greenstone belt. This also allowed the company to largely avoid competitive staking situations and acquire several claim groups adjacent to the south boundary of the Noront Double Eagle Property and covering what is interpreted to be the contact of an important geological unit.

by NationTalk on September 19, 2007946 Views

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Empire Industries Ltd. and Tornado Technologies Inc. Announce Amalgamation Agreement

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Sept. 18, 2007) – Empire Industries Ltd.(“Empire”) (TSX VENTURE:EIL), one of Western Canada’s fastest growing steel fabrication and construction service providers and Tornado Technologies Inc.(“Tornado”) (TSX VENTURE:TDO), today announced that they have entered into an amalgamation agreement pursuant to which Empire will acquire, subject to certain conditions, 100% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Tornado on the basis of 2.09 common shares of Empire (the “Exchange Ratio”) for each Tornado common share (the “Transaction”). The arms length, negotiated value per share is $0.55 per Empire common share and $1.15 per Tornado common share. The total value of the Transaction is $17.2 million.

by NationTalk on September 19, 20071387 Views

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Victory Nickel, Waswanipi Cree First Nation Sign MOU on Lac Rocher

Groups to work together to expedite development and mining of Lac Rocher nickel deposit

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Sept. 18, 2007) – Victory Nickel Inc. (“Victory Nickel” or the “Company”) (TSX:NI) (www.victorynickel.ca) today announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the Waswanipi Cree First Nation (“WCFN”) whereby the parties have agreed to work together to support and expedite development and mining of the Company’s high-grade Lac Rocher Nickel Project in northern Quebec in a way that respects the collective interests of Victory Nickel, the WCFN and other stakeholders.

by NationTalk on September 19, 20071025 Views

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Moose Cree First Nation and De Beers Canada Sign Victor Mine Impact Benefit Agreement

MOOSE FACTORY, ON, Sept. 18 – The Moose Cree First Nation and De Beers Canada Inc. are pleased to announce that an Impact Benefit Agreement (IBA) was signed today for the De Beers Canada Victor Mine in northern Ontario.

Yesterday’s official ceremony celebrated the successful community ratification held in June 2007, in which the Moose Cree First Nation Band Members voted (85 %) in favour of accepting the IBA.

by NationTalk on September 19, 20071438 Views

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Diamondex and Loon River First Nation Reach Agreement to Explore Reserve Lands for Diamonds

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Sept. 18, 2007) – Diamondex Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:DSP) (“Diamondex”) is pleased to announce it has concluded an agreement with the Loon River First Nation to explore for diamonds on Loon River First Nation Reserve Lands. The agreement, supported by the Chief and Council, has been formalized with the issuance of an Indian and Northern Affairs Exploration Permit pursuant to the Indian Mining Regulations.

“As far as we are aware this is the first Indian Mining Regulation Exploration Permit issued since the regulations came into effect in the 1950’s. We are pleased to conclude a mutually beneficial agreement with the Band Council and excited at the exploration opportunities present on Loon River First Nation Reserve Lands,” says Randy Turner, President and CEO of Diamondex Resources Ltd.

by NationTalk on September 18, 20071152 Views

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Tamerlane Reaches Agreement With the Hay River Metis Council

BLAINE, WASHINGTON–(Sept. 17, 2007) – Tamerlane Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TAM) is pleased to announce that a business agreement with the Hay River Metis Council has been signed. The agreement outlines job and business opportunities to the Hay River Metis Council for the Pine Point Project and ensures a long lasting relationship between Tamerlane and the Hay River Metis.

Ross Burns, President & CEO, said: “We are extremely pleased to be continuing a mutually beneficial relationship with the Hay River Metis Council and look forward to working with them as we develop our Pine Point Project.”

Ross F. Burns, President & CEO

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of this press release.

For more information, please contact

Tamerlane Ventures Inc.
Brent Jones
Manager of Investor Relations
(360) 332-4653
(360) 332-4652 (FAX)
Email: bjones@tamerlaneventures.com
Website: www.tamerlaneventures.com

by NationTalk on September 17, 2007719 Views

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Tres-Or Appoints Members to the Board of Advisors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Sept. 17, 2007) – Tres-Or Resources Ltd. (the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:TRS) is pleased to announce the appointment of 4 new members to the Company’s Business Advisory Board.

The Company is pleased to welcome Dr. Harrison Cookenboo, Senior Associate Geologist with Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited, consulting geologists and engineers, as a source of technical advice to the Board. Dr. Cookenboo has over 25 years of experience in the mineral industry with a solid background in exploring for diamonds, exploration planning and proprietary diamond property evaluations in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Northwest Territory, Nunavut Territory, Brazil, Congo and the United States. Dr. Cookenboo was responsible for geological evaluations of bulk samples of 2 to 10,000 tonnes extracted from promising kimberlites and leading to successful pre-feasibility studies. Dr. Cookenboo is a graduate from Duke University in the United States and obtained both a Masters and Ph.D. Degree in Geology from the University of British Columbia. Since 2002, Dr. Cookenboo has acted as a consulting geologist on diamond exploration and evaluation programs primarily for Brazilian Diamonds Ltd. in Minas Gerais, Brazil and for the Company on its properties in Ontario and Quebec. Dr. Cookenboo is a director of Russian Diamonds PLC.

by NationTalk on September 17, 2007965 Views

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Rocher Deboule Minerals Corp.: Company Clarifies First Nation Relations

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Sept. 17, 2007) – Larry W. Reaugh, President and CEO of Rocher Deboule Minerals Corp. (NEX:RD.H)(PINK SHEETS:RDBHF) announced that the Company has requested a voluntary halt of the Company’s stock to enable the Company to respond to an inaccurate and threatening news release issued by Skid’m def Hoya’t (Wayne Campbell) spokesperson for Wilps Nikat’een demanding that the company cease operations on Nikat’een traditional territory.

The background to the demand is that the Company is carrying out a 6 hole drilling program on its Rocher Deboule Property in the New Hazelton area of British Columbia. The Company holds a Mines Act permit for this program which covers the requirements under the Mines Act and Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for mines in British Columbia.

by NationTalk on September 17, 2007880 Views

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Silver Spruce Resources-Labrador Inuit Land

BRIDGEWATER, NOVA SCOTIA–(Sept. 14, 2007) – Silver Spruce Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SSE)(FRANKFURT:S6Q) responds to concerns brought forward by the Nunatsiavut Government (News release of September 7, 2007) regarding mineral exploration by companies on Labrador Inuit Lands (LIL) as reported in the CBC news stories on September 12, 2007.

The CBC news stories gave the impression that Silver Spruce’s work on exploration properties in Labrador would have to cease due to permit problems with the Nunatsiavut Government. This perception is incorrect. Problems were incurred when preliminary exploration (prospecting, stream sediment sampling, line cutting and baseline environmental studies) was carried out on Labrador Inuit Lands in the Mount Benedict Area, prior to the submission of a work permit approval request, in contravention of Section 4.11 of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement. This was an oversight by the company and the company immediately stopped all work on these lands, and has been in communication with the Nunatsiavut Government to discuss the issue since it was brought to the company’s attention.

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Lotta Coal, Inc.: Update To Shareholders

CALGARY, AB–(September 14, 2007) – To our shareholders:

We have made great progress in building value in the company. We would like to update you on where we stand.

Lotta Coal, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: LCOL) (FRANKFURT: LC5) is a unique oil and gas company with three separate operating subsidiaries, each with rights to explore and develop oil and gas resources in partnership with different First Nations commercial entities in Northern Alberta, Canada. As previously announced, in order to effect the transaction, the Company contributed its entire interest in its three subsidiaries to a newly formed special purpose corporation. Subsequent to this transaction, Cunningham Adams, a Barbados-based investment fund, committed an investment of USD$8 million into the special purpose corporation.

by NationTalk on September 16, 2007981 Views

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