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GNWT, Towns of Hay River and Forth Smith announce launch of NWT BizPal

R(16)150 – Thursday, February 26, 2009

HAY RIVER/FORT SMITH (February 26, 2009) –BizPal is an online service that provides one-stop access to a database of permit and licence requirements for all federal, provincial and municipal levels of government across Canada and now, for the first time, the Northwest Territories (NWT). BizPal will be launched in the NWT on February 27, 2009 in Hay River and Fort Smith with demonstrations of live BizPal usage.

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Ontario Showcased At International Convention

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February 27, 2009 – 034

McGuinty Government Promotes Ontario’s Superior Mineral Investment Climate

NEWS

Ontario’s mineral potential is being showcased to more than 18,000 delegates from more than 100 countries attending an international mining conference.

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NaiKun Wind Issues Project Update and First Quarter Financial Results

Vancouver, British Columbia –(Feb. 26, 2009) – NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. (“NaiKun Wind” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:NKW) continued in the most recent financial quarter to make progress on its proposed offshore wind energy in Hecate Strait, off B.C.’s northwest coast.

by NationTalk on February 26, 2009647 Views

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Avalon and Chapleau Cree First Nation Agree to MOU Around the Development of the Warren Township Calcium Feldspar Project

Toronto, Ontario –(Feb. 26, 2009) – Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (“Avalon” or the “Company”, formerly Avalon Ventures Ltd.)(TSX:AVL) and the Chapleau Cree First Nation (“CCFN”) are pleased to announce that they have agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) regarding the co-operative development of the Warren Township Calcium Feldspar project, located near Foleyet, Ontario, 125 km west of the city of Timmins. A formal signing ceremony is planned for Tuesday March 3, in Toronto, at the annual convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.

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Strongbow announces NI 43-101 Compliant Indicated and Inferred

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February 25 2009
Trading Symbol: TSXV: SBW
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Strongbow Exploration Inc. (SBW: TSXV) is pleased to announce the first independent NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate for the Main Zone deposit at Strongbow’s wholly owned Nickel King project in southern Northwest Territories.

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Tyhee provides an Update on the Yellowknife Gold Project, Northwest Territories Canada

February 25, 2009
For immediate release
Release: Series 10 Release 3
TSX Venture: TDC

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (February 25, 2009)– Tyhee Development Corp. (TSX Venture, TDC) today announces an update of its recent activity.

Tyhee is currently re-logging and resampling diamond drill core from previous drill programs on the Clan Lake Property. Much of the core from previously completed drillholes only had the quartz vein intersections assayed and the intensely altered host rocks were unsampled. Tyhee has found substantial gold values in these altered rocks at Ormsby, Goodwin Lake and Clan Lake, and as such, has commenced relogging, and sampling some of these drillholes from Clan Lake. Initial assay data is expected to be received and released over the next four weeks.

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CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. – Further Drill Results from Uranium Zone at Fond Du Lac Project

Vancouver, Canada, February 26th, 2009- CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX.V — CVV) (“CanAlaska” or the “Company”) has received additional assay results for holes FCL 004-FCL 006 and for infill sampling on holes FCL 001-003. These results for the uranium-mineralized sections of the first six drill holes from CanAlaska’s work are detailed in the following table, and indicate good widths and grades of uranium mineralization.

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Frontenac Ventures Corp. Announces a New Alaskite Type Uranium Discovery, in the East Bancroft Area of Ontario

Oakville, Ontario –(Feb. 26, 2009) – FRONTENAC VENTURES CORP. an Oakville, ON. based private company announces the discovery of a large Alaskite type uranium deposit in the east Bancroft area of Ontario, Canada. The radiometric anomaly extends over an area 15 kilometres long and 8 kilometres wide.

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Southern Pacific Successfully Completes Winter Program

Southern Pacific Completes All Field Work for First SAGD Project Application

Calgary, Alberta –(Feb. 26, 2009) – Southern Pacific Resource Corp. (TSX VENTURE:STP) is pleased to report that its winter program has been completed under budget and with encouraging results.

by NationTalk on February 26, 2009683 Views

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Suncor Energy Invests $13.8 Million in Charitable and Non-profit Groups

All figures in Canadian dollars.

CALGARY, Feb. 25 – Suncor Energy today announced it invested $13.8 million in more than 700 charitable organizations and non-profit groups in 2008. Approximately $8.5 million of that total was invested through the Suncor Energy Foundation, which supports charitable organizations in Canada. An additional $5.3 million was invested by different Suncor businesses through cash and in-kind contributions.

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Nuinsco Evaluating Processing of Mineralization From Cameron Lake Gold Mine

Toronto, Ontario –(Feb. 25, 2009) – Nuinsco Resources Limited (“Nuinsco” or “the Company”) (TSX:NWI) (www.nuinsco.ca) today announced that it is reviewing options with regard to processing gold mineralized rock that is currently stockpiled at its 100%-owned Cameron Lake gold mine near Kenora in northwestern Ontario.

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Métis Nation of Ontario Last Call for Expressions of Interest

Friday is the final day for communities to express their interest in hosting the 2009 MNO Annual General Assembly. The Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario will begin reviewing the submissions concerning the timing, format and location of the 2009 AGA next week. All ideas and suggestions are welcome, but you are asked to keep the following in mind:

by NationTalk on February 25, 2009682 Views

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President Dumont Announces Chief Executive Officer

Press Release
Date: February 23, 2009
For Immediate Release

(Vancouver, BC) – Metis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) President Mr. Bruce Dumont is pleased to announce Malonie Langthorne as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Ms. Langthorne will be moving from her position as MNBC Director of Employment and Training to take on this exciting new role. Ms. Langthorne brings over ten years of experience with MNBC and was selected from a number of qualified candidates for the CEO position.

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Abitex and Azimut report encouraging uranium results on the Kangiq property, Nunavik, Quebec

VAL-D’OR, QC, Feb. 24 – Abitex Resources Inc. (TSX-V: ABE) (“Abitex”) and its partner Azimut Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: AZM) (“Azimut”) report encouraging results following the 2008 first reconnaissance program performed on the Kangiq property in Nunavik, Quebec. Several uranium prospects, with grades up to 0.94% U3O8, have been identified, including the extension on the property of the Puqila Zone outlined on the adjacent Daniel Lake property. These results further confirm the large-scale uranium mineralized system discovered in 2006 in the region. The potential for additional discoveries is clearly supported by the uranium airborne footprint identified during surveys covering the property.

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Information Bulletin: Minister Emphasizes Importance of Avalon’s Thor Lake Project in NWT Legislature

AVALON RARE METALS INC.

February 17, 2009

Dear Shareholder,

The NWT Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment capped off a week of very positive community engagement for Avalon and the Thor Lake project, both in Yellowknife and in the Yellowknives Dene First Nations’ Communities of Dettah and N’Dilo. The Honourable Bob McLeod recognized Avalon in the Legislative Assembly on February 6 stating that: “For the NWT, the importance of this project cannot be overemphasized.”

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NovaGold Year-End Financial Results and Project Update

February 23, 2009 – Vancouver, British Columbia – NovaGold Resources Inc. (TSX: NG, NYSE Alternext: NG) today announced the results of its fiscal year ended November 30, 2008 along with an update on the Company’s project development activities. Details of the Company’s financial results are described in the consolidated financial statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis which, together with further details on each of the Company’s projects including resource estimates, will be available on the Company’s website at www.novagold.net and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. All amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.

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Plutonic Power Corporation Signs ecoENERGY Agreement for Funding of the East Toba River Montrose Creek Run-of-River Project

Vancouver, British Columbia –(Feb. 23, 2009) – Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX:PCC) is pleased to announce that the Toba Montrose General Partnership has signed a Contribution Agreement with the Government of Canada for funding of the East Toba River and Montrose Creek Hydroelectric Project under the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009672 Views

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Stornoway Reports Initial Diamond Results from Aviat 200 tonne

TSX: SWY
SWY 09-03
February 19th, 2009

BULK SAMPLE: 210 CPHT IN FIRST 43 TONNES

Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX-SWY) and Hunter Exploration Group (Hunter) are pleased to report results from the processing of the first 43 tonnes of an approximately 200 tonne sample of kimberlite collected during 2008 from within the Eastern Sheet Complex (“ESC”) of the Aviat Project, Nunavut. To date, 89.55 carats of diamonds have been recovered from 42.67 tonnes (dry weight) of kimberlite, representing an overall diamond recovery of 210 carats per hundred tonnes (cpht) for stones retained on a +1 DTC screen. The largest diamond recovered in this sample is a 0.81 carat grey fragment. The largest diamond recovered from the ESC from previous sampling is a 3.64 carat gem quality white dodecahedron (see press release dated January 21, 2008).

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De Beers Group announces Full Year Results for 2008

20th February, 2009

Over the first nine months, the Diamond Trading Company (DTC) achieved record sales of natural rough diamonds as buoyant demand translated into increased prices.

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Over 900 Aboriginal senior leaders gather to attend AFOA National Conference in Calgary, Alberta – February 24 – 26, 2009

CALGARY, Feb. 23 – The Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA) of Canada is holding its 9th National Conference February 24 – 26, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Calgary, Alberta. A record 950 Aboriginal leaders, senior managers and professionals will be in attendance.

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Lac Seul Generating Station declared in Service

New facility will provide clean, renewable energy

TORONTO, Feb. 20 – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and the Lac Seul First Nation (LSFN) announced today that the 12.5 MW Lac Seul/Obishikokaang Waasiganikewigamig station located near Ear Falls, Ontario is in commercial operations. The project will operate as a partnership between LSFN and OPG.

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Western Copper Provides Update on Carmacks Copper Project

Vancouver, British Columbia –(Feb. 20, 2009) – Western Copper Corporation (“Western Copper”) (TSX:WRN) is pleased to provide an update on the Carmacks Copper Project (“Project”), located in the Yukon, Canada.

After receiving the Decision Document from the Yukon Government in September 2008, which stated that the mine should be allowed to proceed, Western Copper’s focus has been on obtaining two key permits: the Quartz Mining License (QML), which allows construction to start, and the Water Use License, which allows commencement of operations.

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Capturing Opportunities Celebrates Community Achievements Through Corporate Partnerships

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February 20, 2009

Province Seeks Nominations For Awards

Capturing Opportunities, Manitoba’s rural business forum, is adding a new award category this year to honour businesses that support community development, Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Rosann Wowchuk announced today.

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West Fraser (“WFT”) Announces Fourth Quarter and Annual Results

Vancouver, British Columbia –(Feb. 19, 2009) – West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSX:WFT) today reported a loss of $70 million or $1.63 per share on sales of $746 million in the fourth quarter of 2008 and a loss of $137 million or $3.20 per share, on sales of $3,189 million for 2008. The quarterly loss includes an exchange loss of $46 million ($0.91 per share) on translation of long-term debt.

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Peregrine Announces Acquisition of 1.3 Million Hectares of Prospecting Permits Bordering the Chidliak Project, Baffin Island, Nunavut

Feb 17, 2009

Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. (“Peregrine” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that on February 2, 2009, the Nunavut Mining Recorder approved the Company’s application for 86 prospecting permits bordering Peregrine’s 980,000 hectare Chidliak project (“Chidliak”) on Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. The recently approved permits total approximately 1.3 million hectares (13,000 square km). The Company has named the new permits the Qilaq project (“Qilaq”) which means “sky” in the south Baffin Island dialect of Inuktitut, the language spoken by the indigenous people of Nunavut.

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Labrador Iron Mines Third Quarter Highlights Strong Cash Position towards Production Start-up

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Toronto, Canada, February 17, 2009 – Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited (TSX: LIR) announces that it has filed its unaudited Financial Statements and MD&A for the third quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2008. The reports are available under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com or on the Company’s website at www.labradorironmines.ca.

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HyPower Fuel Announces Green Energy Joint Venture With Montana First Nation

Wilmington, DE –(February 18, 2009) – HyPower Fuel, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HYPF) — HyPower Fuel is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the establishment of a Green Energy Joint Venture (JV). Under the joint venture, HyPower Fuel and Montana First Nation aim to advance opportunities in alternative energies utilizing HyPower’s technologies and systems with Montana First Nation (Montana) in Alberta.

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Premier-Roxmark intersects high-grade gold at Hardrock Project – Up to 2870 g/ton (92.27 opt) across 0.30 metres

Tue Feb 17, 2009

PREMIER GOLD MINES LIMITED (TSX:PG) is pleased to announce initial results from drilling in the EP-Zone, one of several targets currently being drilled on the company’s Hardrock Project in Northwestern Ontario. This program is expected to consist of more than 50,000 metres of definition and exploration drilling leading to NI 43-101 compliant gold resources in 2009. The Hardrock Project is being operated by Premier under joint venture with Roxmark Mines Limited (TSX-V:RMK).

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Blacksands announces the agreements between its subsidiary, Access Energy, and La Loche ratified

TORONTO, ONTARIO, February 17, 2009 – Blacksands Petroleum, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BSPE) (the “Company”) wishes to announce that the Joint Venture Agreement and the Impact Benefit Agreement (the “Agreements”) its 75% owned subsidiary, Access Energy Inc. (“Access”) entered into with the La Loche Clearwater Development Authority Inc. (“La Loche”) on October 15, 2008 have been overwhelmingly approved by the local La Loche aboriginals in a community vote on February 14, 2009.

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La Loche community Ratifies Joint Venture Agreement and impact Benefit Agreements with Access Energy

TORONTO, Feb. 17 – Access Energy Inc. (the “Company”, “Access”) is pleased to announce that the Joint Venture Agreement and Impact Benefit Agreement (the “Agreements”) entered into with the La Loche Clearwater Development Authority Inc. (“La Loche”) on October 15, 2008 have been overwhelmingly approved by the local La Loche aboriginals in a community vote on February 14, 2009.

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Syncrude earns Gold Level Accreditation

National program recognizes Syncrude’s commitment to Aboriginal relations

For the fourth time, Syncrude has earned Gold Level accreditation in the national Progressive Aboriginal Relations program. Syncrude is the only oil sands company and one of 11 Canadian companies to hold this distinction.

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Uranium Mineralization in Granite at Grease River Project, Northern Athabasca Basin

Vancouver, Canada, February 17th, 2009 – CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX.V — CVV) (“CanAlaska” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce results from summer prospecting on its Grease River project. Multiple zones of uranium mineralization have previously been reported from basement rocks, just north of the northern limit of the Athabasca sandstone (see Press Release – March 3, 2008). Prospecting and mapping during summer 2008 concentrated on several structures with higher grade uranium, found during 2007 work, and areas of extensively mineralized granite. The current results detail the sampling of non-magnetic granitic rocks at the margin of a granite plug along a strike length of 1.5 kilometres.

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Aurizon Reports Encouraging Rare Earth Drilling Results At Kipawa

16-Feb-09

Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX: ARZ; NYSE Alternext U.S.: AZK) is pleased to report results from its 2008 drilling program, at its 100 percent owned Kipawa Gold-Uranium-Rare Earth project, in north-western Quebec, Canada.

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Ontario Power Generation reports 2008 financial results

February 13, 2009

[Toronto]: Ontario Power Generation Inc. (“OPG” or the “Company”) today reported its financial and operating results for the year ended December 31, 2008. Net income for the year was $88 million compared to net income of $528 million for the year ended December 31, 2007.

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Two Nominees to Stand for Election by Members at Annual Meeting – February 25th, 2009

The AFOA Canada Board of Directors have selected two nominees to stand for election by members at the Annual Meeting of members to be held on Wednesday, February 25th, 2009.

For information on the nominees, here are their bios:

Randell Morris, Saskatchewan

Daniel Richards, Manitoba

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Peregrine Announces $9.2 Million Programme at Chidliak, Baffin Island Canada

Toronto Stock Exchange
Trading Symbol: PGD
February 12, 2009
For Immediate Release

Mr. Eric Friedland, Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. Brooke Clements, President of Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. (“Peregrine” or “the Company”) (TSX:PGD) are pleased to report that a 2009 diamond exploration programme with a budget of $9.2 million has been approved for the 9,800 square kilometre Chidliak property (“Chidliak” or “the Property”), Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada.

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Baffinland Updates on Regulatory Review of Mary River Project

Toronto, Ontario — (Feb. 12, 2009) – Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation (TSX:BIM) (“Baffinland” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on the regulatory review of the proposed Mary River Project (“Project”).

In March 2008, the Company submitted a Development Proposal and associated applications in order to initiate the regulatory review of the Project. The Development Proposal contemplates a 21 year mine life based on currently defined iron ore reserves. Geological conditions suggest that additional ore reserves may be added depending on the results of on-going exploration of Deposits 1, 2, 3 and 4 as well as adjacent lands for which the Company announced that it had recently signed a joint venture agreement with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (“NTI”). As such, potential exists in the future for the mining operation to be extended by increasing mine life and/or production rate. A complete copy of the Development Proposal and associated regulatory applications can be found at www.baffinland.com.

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NovaGold and Teck Amend Funding Arrangement on Galore Creek Project

Vancouver, British Columbia –(Feb. 13, 2009) – NovaGold Resources Inc. (the “Company” or “NovaGold”) (TSX:NG)(NYSE Alternext US:NG) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Teck Cominco Ltd. (“Teck”) to amend certain provisions of the Partnership Agreement relating to the Galore Creek Project (“Galore Creek”). The agreement confirms that NovaGold and Teck each continue to hold a 50% interest in the Galore Creek Partnership (“the Partnership”). Under the amended agreement Teck will now fund 100% of Galore Creek costs until the aggregate amount contributed by Teck after November 1, 2008, together with approximately $15.8 million previously contributed by Teck on optimization studies equals C$60 million. Teck’s remaining funding obligation, taking into account the amount 100% funded for November and December 2008 of $8.5 million, is approximately $35.7 million which is to be contributed by December 31, 2012. During the period of Teck’s sole funding, Teck will have a casting vote on the Partnership’s Management Committee with respect to the timing and nature of expenses to be funded. Following Teck’s $60 million contribution, all further costs at Galore will be funded by Teck and NovaGold in accordance with their respective partnership interests. The new funding arrangements replace the funding arrangements agreed by Teck and NovaGold in November 2007 which required Teck to spend $72 million on optimization studies over 5 years and required NovaGold and Teck to jointly fund other costs.

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Copper Fox provides an update of Corporate Activities

Calgary, February 11, 2009, Copper Fox Metals Inc. (CUU-TSX-V, CPFXF-S/P) is pleased to provide a Technical and Financial update of Corporate Activities developments.

TECHNICAL UPDATE:

Copper Fox announces the assay results for the remaining 30 drill holes from its 53 hole diamond drilling program at Schaft Creek during the 2008 season.

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Hydro One Releases 2008 Year-End Financial Results

For Immediate Release – February 11, 2009

Toronto – Hydro One Inc. today released its 2008 year-end results with net income for the year of $498 million and revenues of $4,597 million.

“2008 represented a year of important progress on several key strategic initiatives aimed at renewing Ontario’s electricity system,” said Laura Formusa, President and CEO of Hydro One. “Through our capital expansion program, we have embarked on an aggressive infrastructure renewal program and continued to deliver on a number of complex, large-scale projects.”

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Peregrine Announces Nanuq North Kimberlite Discovery is Diamondiferous; 206 Diamonds Recovered from a 153 Kg Sample

Feb 10, 2009

Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. (“Peregrine” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce initial diamond results from the NQN-001 kimberlite, situated on the 33,000 hectare Nanuq North property (“Nanuq North”) in Nunavut, Canada. Exploration at Nanuq North is governed by a letter agreement between Indicator Minerals Inc. (“Indicator”), Hunter Exploration Group (“Hunter”) and Peregrine. Nanuq North is situated just immediately north of Peregrine’s wholly owned 314,000 hectare Nanuq property (“Nanuq”), where the Company discovered three diamondiferous kimberlites in 2007.

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Anishinabek Evening of Excellence

The 11th Annual Casino Rama Anishinabek Lifetime Achievement Awards will take place June 17, 2009 in the Silvernightingale Ballroom at Casino Rama.

Four recipients will be selected from each region.

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Notice to All Treaty #3 Communities

February 10, 2009

OPA Notice

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Canadian Blood Services and TransAlta Tie as Overall Winner of 2009 National Awards in Governance

Toronto, Ontario –(Feb. 10, 2009) –

Editors note: Three videos are included with this press release on Marketwire’s website.

For the first time, two organizations will share the overall award for their governance achievements. Canadian Blood Services and TransAlta tied as the overall winners of The Conference Board of Canada/Spencer Stuart 2009 National Awards in Governance.

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Synex International Inc. second quarter of fiscal 2009

TSE : SXI

VANCOUVER, Feb. 10 – For the six months ended December 31, 2008, revenue increased by 14% to $1,400,176 from $1,233,627 in the corresponding period in the previous year. The primary revenue sources were the Mears Creek Hydro Plant (the “Mears Plant”), the Kyuquot Utility and the Engineering Division. Revenue for the six months ended December 31, 2008 was slightly higher at the Mears Plant and Engineering Division and slightly lower at the Kyuquot Utility as compared to that for the corresponding period in the previous year.

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Fortune Minerals & Tahltan Nation Enter into Environmental Assessment Cooperation Agreement for the Mount Klappan Anthracite Coal Project, British Columbia

February 09, 2009

Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX-FT) (“Fortune Minerals” or the “Company”) and the Tahltan Central Council (“TCC”) on behalf of the Tahltan Nation announce that they have entered into an agreement that commits the parties to the principles of cooperation and mutual respect. Fortune Minerals is currently engaged in the Environmental Assessment (EA) process for the Mount Klappan anthracite coal project in northwest British Columbia, Canada. An EA is a regulatory process to determine the economic, environmental and social impacts of major projects like Mount Klappan. In British Columbia, this is typically completed through the BC Environmental Assessment Office. Mount Klappan is already in the EA pre-screening process and Fortune Minerals has received its Section 10 and 11 Orders from the BC Government. This Agreement between Fortune Minerals and the TCC does not commit the TCC to support the Mount Klappan project.

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Desgagnés Completes another Step in its Investment Plan with A Fourth Acquisition of nearly $40 Million

QUEBEC, Feb. 6 -It is with great pleasure that Groupe Desgagnés announced today the completion of another step in its investment plan as it acquired and took ownership of a new vessel, a Beluga F-360 series, through its subsidiary Transport Desgagnés Inc. on January 23, 2009. She is a multipurpose, tweendeck, Lo-Lo cargo ship, with a deadweight of 12,744 mt, and able to carry heavy payloads. With a length of over 138 meters, the freight capacity of her holds is 16,000 m3, while her total capacity is 20,000 m3 including the main deck. The vessel is also equipped with two 180 mt cranes, which may be deployed to lift 360 mt in tandem. Built at the Qingshan shipyard in China, she is rated Ice Class 1A and is equipped with a 5,400 kW (7,344 BHP) engine, enabling her to achieve a steaming speed of 15.5 knots.

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Alberta Star Shareholders Approve Shareholder Rights Plan

NEWS RELEASE
February 4, 2009

Alberta Star Development Corp., (the “Company”) listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (ASX), on the OTCBB (ASXSF) and on the Frankfurt Exchange (QLD), is pleased to announce that the Company held its Annual and Special Meeting of shareholders in Vancouver, British Columbia on February 3, 2009 at which time the shareholders overwhelmingly approved all of the resolutions that were outlined in the Company’s Management Information Circular dated January 1, 2009.

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Painted Hand Casino Opens to Public March 11

MEDIA RELEASE
February 6, 2009
2009-02

Yorkton, SK – The new $30M Painted Hand Casino in Yorkton will officially open to the public March 11, 2009 at 10 PM.

“Our staff and our loyal customers are very excited about the new building,” said Curtis Standing, Painted Hand Casino General Manager, “The new facility will much better serve our established patron base, providing a comfortable and modern environment.”

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ATCO Frontec and Fort McKay First Nation Receive Award

Award recognizes partnership and innovation for Creeburn Lake Lodge project

Calgary, Alberta –(Feb. 6, 2009) – ATCO Frontec and the Fort McKay First Nation have been honoured for their joint venture partnership in the creation and operation of Creeburn Lake Lodge, north of Fort McMurray. The two are recipients of the Rewarding Partnerships Award, bestowed by the Alberta Government and Alberta Chamber of Resources for excellence in innovation and best practices in Aboriginal programs.

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