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New Gold Inc. and Kamloops Division Sign Participation Agreement With Respect to New Afton Project

KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(March 24, 2008) – New Gold Inc. (TSX:NGD)(AMEX:NGD) and the Kamloops Division of the Secwepemc Nation, comprising the Kamloops Indian Band and the Skeetchestn Indian Band, jointly announce that they have signed a Participation Agreement relating to New Gold’s New Afton Project. The purpose of the Participation Agreement is to establish a co-operative and mutually beneficial relationship between the First Nations and the Company with respect to the Project and provide a long-term framework for communication, collaboration and cooperation. The Agreement will provide the Kamloops Division with economic opportunities and social and financial benefits, including employment, education, training and business opportunities. The Agreement secures the consent of the Kamloops Division to the Project and its support through all project phases.

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Pacific Rodera Energy announces sale of Trutch assets and Northwest Territories update

CALGARY, March 20 – Pacific Rodera Energy Inc. (TSX Venture: PRD), (“Pacific Rodera” or the “Company”) announced today that it has agreed to sell its 8% working interest in its Trutch property for $2.2 million dollars payable in cash subject to customary price adjustments. The production attributed to Pacific Rodera’s working interest in these properties represents approximately 45 boes of production per day. The sale of such a low working interest is consistent with Pacific Rodera’s objective of only being involved in high working interest, operated properties. Completion of the sale is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and consent of the purchaser’s lenders which is expected to be received.

by NationTalk on March 22, 20081458 Views

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Copper Fox announces Schaft Creek Progress

March 19, 2008

Calgary, Alberta – March 19, 2008 – Copper Fox Metals Inc. (“Copper Fox”) (TSX-Venture-CUU) announced today continued progress in the development of its Schaft Creek gold and copper project in northwest BC. “We are gaining ground on the critical areas necessary to bring about the development of this deposit”, said Guillermo Salazar S, President of Copper Fox. “We are on or ahead of schedule in all areas of the company’s project development plan”, said Salazar.

by NationTalk on March 19, 20081287 Views

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22nd Annual Northern Ontario Business Awards Gala – Call for Nominations

Welcoming Reception:
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
North Bay Golf and Country Club

Awards Gala:
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Best Western, North Bay

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Nominate an entrepreneur or business in the North that deserves to be recognized and applauded as a leader in our region. Self-nominations are encouraged.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008806 Views

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CIBC Marks 15th Year as Lead Corporate Sponsor of the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards

TORONTO, March 18 – CIBC (CM: TSX;NYSE) is pleased to sponsor the 15th annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Each year, the awards recognize outstanding career achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, in diverse occupations, including one award given to a lifetime achievement recipient and one for an outstanding youth achiever. In addition to recognizing some of the Aboriginal community’s brightest talents, the awards aim to build self esteem and pride and provide valuable role models for Aboriginal youth.

by NationTalk on March 19, 20081027 Views

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Lac La Croix First Nation Partnership with Gemini Corp

Press Release – March 10, 2008

Lac La Croix First Nation partnership with Gemini Power Corp. On November 8, 2007 the final agreements were executed with Gemini Power Corp. to establish Gemini Power Corp. as an equity partner on the Namakan River Hydro Development Project. A ceremony was conducted on November 11th in the Lac La Croix Community roundhouse to bring life to the agreements.

Cultural Advisor and Elder, Kalvin Ottertail conducted the spiritual ceremony on behalf of the Council and Chief Leon Jourdain, that formally established the High Falls Development Partnership.

by NationTalk on March 18, 20083580 Views

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Diamonds North Recovers Very High Diamond Counts

Vancouver

Diamonds North Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:DDN) announces a total of 607 diamonds recovered from a 107 kilograms sample of the Tuktu-2 kimberlite and 219 diamonds recovered from a 37.85 kilogram sample of the Tuktu-3 kimberlite. A pink diamond from Tuktu-3 represents the first coloured diamond from the property. The Tuktu-2 and 3 kimberlites are located immediately adjacent to the Tuktu-1 kimberlite on the 100% owned Amaruk property, Pelly Bay Diamond District, Nunavut. Samples were collected using a reverse circulation/percussion drill.

by NationTalk on March 17, 20081040 Views

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Sego Resources Inc. – 2008 Exploration Underway

TSX-V: SGZ

VANCOUVER, March 14 – Sego Resources reports that the 2008 Exploration Program is now underway. The company has now started a 3200 metre excavator trenching program on its Miner Mountain Project. The trenching and reclamation is being managed by the Upper Similkameen Indian Band and its highly qualified personnel. Mapping and sampling is being conducted by Sean Daly, P.Geo. and Curt Kauss and consulting is being provided by Vic Preto, Ph.D., P.Eng. The program involves the deepening of numerous old bulldozer trenches, mapping and sampling. The trenching to date, currently in what has been known as the Granby Zone, has reached mineralized bedrock not reached by the past trenching in two of three trenches. The first trench did not reach bedrock. The trenches will be reclaimed as they are completed.

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Canada Supports Business Investment in the Northwest Territories

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Yellowknife, NWT (March 15, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, announced today an investment in the Métis-Dene Development Fund (MDDF) that will allow the MDDF to expand its small and medium-sized business lending services throughout the NWT.

“Through the Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development (SINED) initiative, the Government of Canada is proud to invest in organizations supporting small and medium-sized businesses,” said Minister Strahl. “This investment of $1.6 million will enable the NWT Métis-Dene Development Fund to expand business development lending to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal businesses throughout the NWT, which will strengthen and diversify regional economies.”

by NationTalk on March 17, 20081126 Views

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Bruce Power Alberta Completes Purchase of Energy Alberta Corp.

New site license application filed with Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

PEACE RIVER, ALBERTA–(March 13, 2008) – Bruce Power Alberta is pleased to announce it has completed its deal to buy the assets of Energy Alberta Corporation relating to nuclear power plant development.

Earlier today, Bruce Power Alberta also filed an application with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to prepare a site for the potential construction of western Canada’s first nuclear power plant. The application draws on Bruce Power’s experience as Canada’s only private nuclear generator with a strong safety and performance record.

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Buffalo Resources Announces Drilling Joint Venture and Private Placement

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(March 13, 2008) –

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Buffalo Resources Corp. (“Buffalo” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:BFR) is pleased to announce that it has executed a non-binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with Ionic Capital Corp. (“Ionic”) of Vancouver, British Columbia in connection with a proposed Canadian drilling joint venture (“Joint Venture”) between Buffalo and certain investment vehicles (“Participants”) to be formed for the purposes of participating in the Joint Venture.

by NationTalk on March 13, 20081033 Views

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Chrysler LLC Increases Purchases From Minority Suppliers in 2007

– $4.8 billion spent with minority suppliers in 2007 representing 15.5 percent of total purchases
– Minority spending increased 81 percent, or $900 million from the previous year
– Since 1983, Chrysler LLC has sourced more than $38 billion to minority-owned companies

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 11 — Chrysler LLC announced today that it spent $4.8 billion with minority suppliers in 2007, representing 15.5 percent of its total purchasing and an increase of $900 million from the previous year. In the last nine years, the company has increased the amount spent with minority suppliers by 182 percent, from $1.7 billion in 1998 to $4.8 billion in 2007. This significant increase reinforces Chrysler’s long- term commitment to the economic development and growth of its minority suppliers.

by NationTalk on March 11, 2008995 Views

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Fronteer Development Group Inc.: Nunatsiavut Government Considers Proposed Changes to Uranium Mining on Labrador Inuit Lands

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(March 11, 2008) – Fronteer Development Group Inc. (“Fronteer”) (TSX:FRG)(AMEX:FRG) reports that Aurora Energy Resources Inc. (“Aurora”) (TSX:AXU), in which Fronteer holds a 42.3% interest, has announced that the Nunatsiavut Government is considering a proposed three-year moratorium on uranium mining and milling on Labrador Inuit Lands in coastal Labrador.

The Motion, which passed First Reading, is being brought to community members for review and discussion. The Motion must pass a majority General Assembly vote, following Second Reading, before it can be passed into law.

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United Finalizes Joint Venture with Lil’wat Nation

EDMONTON, March 11 – S. Jorstad, Chairman, President and CEO of United Protection Security Group Inc. (UPSG or the Company), a Canadian based company, trading on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V: UZZ) is pleased to announce pursuant to a previous press release dated December 24, 2007, the Company has now signed a three year formal joint venture agreement with the Lil’wat Nation and T’musta7 Aboriginal Consulting Services, its lead negotiator.

by NationTalk on March 11, 20081026 Views

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Bronco Signs Amending Agreement and Provides Operations Update

For Immediate Release

March 10, 2008: Calgary, Alberta. Bronco Energy Ltd. (“Bronco” or the “Company”) (TSX: BCF) is pleased to announce the signing of an Amending Agreement to its Joint Venture Agreement with the Bigstone Cree Nation (“BCN”) and Bigstone Oil & Gas Ltd. (“BOGL”), and provide an operations update relating to drilling, battery start-up, and gathering and sales pipelines construction.

by NationTalk on March 11, 20081235 Views

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Premier to Initiate Major Exploration Program at PQ-North

Shares Issued: 68,647,742

THUNDER BAY, ON, March 10 – PREMIER GOLD MINES LIMITED (“Premier”) (TSX:PG) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the North Caribou Lake First Nation that paves the way for a major exploration program to begin immediately on the PQ North Property in Northwestern Ontario. The PQ North Property is strategically located on the PQ limb of the key iron formation that is host to Goldcorp’s Musselwhite Gold Mine.

by NationTalk on March 10, 20081054 Views

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Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Goes Live on Coupa e-Procurement On Demand

Resort Scraps Paper-Based Purchasing Processes for Greater Procurement Efficiency and Savings

FOSTER CITY, CA–(March 10, 2008) – Coupa Software, the leading on demand e-procurement vendor for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced that the Quinault Indian Nation has implemented Coupa e-Procurement for its resort and casino. Using Coupa e-Procurement has helped Quinault streamline its business while saving money buying services, equipment, and supplies.

by NationTalk on March 10, 2008954 Views

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AltaLink Invests in Ensuring Peace of Mind for Albertans

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(March 7, 2008) –

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With more than $215 million invested during the last 12 months, AltaLink, Alberta’s largest electric transmission company, has injected more than half a billion dollars in the last three years into the transmission system that supplies 85 per cent of Alberta’s population.

“Ensuring peace of mind for Albertans when they reach for the switch is what drives our commitment to provide an energy-efficient grid with open access to all sources of generation. AltaLink’s investment in the transmission system is about much more than new power lines and substations to keep the lights on,” said Scott Thon, AltaLink’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

by NationTalk on March 7, 2008999 Views

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Memorandum of Understanding between the PDAC and the AFN

signed by the AFN National Chief and the PDAC President

Toronto, March 4, 2008

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

Between

The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, a not-for-profit association formed under the laws of Canada, with headquarters at 34 King Street East, Suite 900, Toronto, Canada M5C 2X8
(hereinafter referred to as “PDAC”)

and

THE NATIONAL INDIAN BROTHERHOOD, incorporated under the laws of Canada and serving as the Secretariat of the Assembly of First Nations with its head office at the Territory of Akwesasne, R.R. #3, Cornwall Island, Ontario
(hereinafter referred to as “AFN”)

by NationTalk on March 7, 20081068 Views

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Majority of Manitoba First Nations Receive Failing Grade

Len Kruzenga, Grassroots News, March 4, 2008

The results of the 2007 second annual governance survey of Manitoba First Nations completed by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy—a Manitoba based think-tank—are in and are not flattering, with 68 per cent of the bands indexed in the study not even achieving a passing grade in the six broad areas of good governance that were measured. The survey focused on the opinions held by band members regarding elections, administration, human rights, transparency, service delivery and economic development on their reserves.

by NationTalk on March 5, 20081606 Views

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Fortune Minerals Announces Management Appointments

March 03, 2008
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Expanding Team in Preparation for Project Development

Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX-FT) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members of its management team as the Company continues to advance its two key projects towards production.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2008991 Views

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2008 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction Winners

Aboriginal Relations
Enbridge, Calgary

Aboriginal Woman Entrepreneur
KB Jodan, Lac La Biche

Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneur
Birch Mountain Enterprises, Fort McKay

Diversity Leadership
Youth Emergency Shelter Society, Edmonton

Eagle Feather
Primco Dene Group of Companies, Cold Lake

Employer of Youth
Bubbles Car Wash, Calgary

Employer of Persons with Disabilities
Company’s Coming, Edmonton

Export
Elluminate Inc., Calgary

by NationTalk on March 5, 20081244 Views

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Power Centre a Priority: Paul

March 3, 2008

Expansion of the Truro Power Centre is front and centre on re-elected Chief Lawrence Paul’s agenda.

He and his band councillors have been given a vote of confidence by the people they represent as all 13 incumbents were voted back into office on Thursday. The results were not finalized until Friday morning.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2008907 Views

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Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Join Forces to Work on Improving First Nations Economies with Signing of Memorandum of Understanding at PDAC Convention

OTTAWA, March 4 – AFN National Chief Phil Fontaine and Patricia Dillon, President of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today at the PDAC annual convention in Toronto for the purposes of working together to improve the lives and local economies of First Nations.

This historic initiative comes after a very well-received keynote address to the PDAC by the National Chief last October. The AFN and the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) also signed a Letter of Intent last November to work towards a Memorandum of Understanding in the AFN Corporate Challenge.

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International Frontier Resources Corporation: Significant Discovery Licenses Granted in the Central Mackenzie Valley, NWT

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(March 4, 2008) – International Frontier Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:IFR) reported today that two Significant Discovery Licenses (SDLS) covering the Stewart D-57 gas discovery area have been approved by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs and the National Energy Board. The SDLS, cover an area of 2304 hectares (5760 acres or 9 sections) located within EL-397. The Stewart D-57 well, which was drilled on Tulita District Freehold parcel M-38, covers an area of 1792 hectares (4480 acres or 7 sections) and forms part of the mapped productive area. The Company considers the granting of the SDLS significant as additional drilling locations have been identified on the SDLS and on parcel M-38. The granting of the SDLS, coupled with the terms of the Freehold lease, extends the expiry term of the SDLS and freehold lease until end of production. The Stewart D-57 well is the first well in the area to flow at commercial gas rates.

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Linear Metals Reports Additional Molybdenum-Copper-Silver Mineralization and Memorandum of Understanding at KM61 Project

Tuesday March 4, 2008

Toronto, Ontario – Linear Metals Corporation (TSX: LRM) is pleased to announce assay results from the last diamond drill hole of a 4,000-metre Phase I drilling program, completed in October 2007, as well as results from the first hole of the current Phase II 25,000-metre drill program, initiated in December 2007, at its 100%-owned KM61 project. A total of 16 holes were completed in the Phase I program, the first fifteen of which (K-07-14 to K-07-28) were previously reported, and all of which returned significant molybdenum-copper-silver mineralization. K-07-34 is the first hole of the ongoing Phase II program for which complete assay results have been received, with results of holes K-07-30 to K-07-33 expected shortly.

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Platinex Stakes Muskox Property, Northern Canada

TORONTO, March 3 – Platinex Inc. (TSXV: PTX) today announced it has staked 82,600 acres (33,441 ha) on the Muskox Intrusion, in Nunavut Territory, northern Canada.

The Muskox intrusion is among the world’s largest layered mafic intrusions and rivals the Bushveld complex of South Africa in size. Previous work on adjacent areas infers the existence of a PGE reef beneath the hidden portion of the Muskox intrusion as well as the possibility of a contact deposit at depth.

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008995 Views

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Fortune Minerals Announces Management Appointments

March 03, 2008

Expanding Team in Preparation for Project Development

Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX-FT) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members of its management team as the Company continues to advance its two key projects towards production.

Adam Jean, B.Com., C.A., has been appointed as Fortune’s Controller. Adam will work closely with and report to Julian Kemp, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer in overseeing Fortune’s financial controls and reporting operations and procedures. Adam is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business and is a Chartered Accountant. Before joining Fortune, Adam had been with Ernst & Young LLP since 1999, where most recently he was Senior Manager, Assurance & Advisory Business Services. Adam has extensive financial auditing and analysis experience, including in the evaluation of financial statements as well as business and technological risks. He has also developed expertise in meeting a variety of corporate information technology requirements, as well as in the financial regulatory and reporting environment of publicly listed companies.

by NationTalk on March 3, 20081008 Views

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Media Advisory – Memorandum of Understanding between the Assembly of First Nations and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada

TORONTO, March 3 – Phil Fontaine, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), and Patricia Dillon, President of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), will sign a Memorandum of Understanding between their respective organizations at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4. The signing ceremony will be held during the annual PDAC Convention, Trade Show, and Investors Exchange (March 2-5) and will take place in the Ceremonial Circle at the ground floor entrance of the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto.

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008959 Views

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Plutonic Power Finalizes Long-Term Impact Benefit Agreement With Sechelt First Nation

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(March 3, 2008) – The Sechelt First Nation and Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX:PCC) announced today that a long-term Impact Benefit Agreement (IBA) has been signed that facilitates the development of transmission infrastructure and the Saltery Bay substation within Sechelt Traditional Territory as part of the $660 million, 196 megawatt (MW) East Toba River/Montrose Creek run-of-river hydroelectric project. The agreement also outlines how the parties will work together on future project development. With the signing of this agreement, the Sechelt First Nation, Chief and Council have given their support for the project.

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AEI Executes Agreement to Complete $12,000,000 Private Placement With Melville Capital Corporation

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(March 3, 2008) – Advanced Explorations Inc. (the “Company or AEI”) (TSX VENTURE:AXI) is pleased to announce that it has received from Melville Capital Corporation (“MCC”) an executed agreement in furtherance of the Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) announced on December 6, 2007, and extended on January 30th, 2008. To allow for Boards of Directors and Regulatory approval, the Company and MCC have agreed on a procedure to complete the agreement and close the private placement. Pursuant to the initial MOU, MCC has also agreed to arrange an escrow account to hold the $12,000,000 CAD private placement funds to be deposited pending the aforementioned approvals.

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“Networking Luncheon” With Guest Speaker Lisa Meeches rescheduled to March 20th

Re-sheduled Event
With Guest Speaker Lisa Meeches
Executive Producer and the President of Eagle Vision Inc. and Meeches Video Productions

Topic: Women Entrepreneurs of Today:
Opportunities and Challenges

NEW DATE: Thursday, March 20, 2008
Where: The Marlborough Hotel
331 Smith Street
Registration: 11:30 am
Lunch: 12:00 pm
Guest Speaker: 12:30 pm
Q & A /Networking 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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Ontario Power Generation Reports 2007 Financial Results

February 29, 2008

[Toronto]: Ontario Power Generation Inc. (“OPG” or the “Company”) today reported its financial and operating results for the year ended December 31, 2007. Net income for the year was $528 million compared to net income of $490 million for the year ended December 31, 2006.

“In 2007, safety performance was the best since the Company’s inception in 1999, and the performance of our generating stations improved significantly. Ensuring employee and public safety, and improving the performance of our existing assets are two important priorities. The reliability of our generating stations improved over the previous year with the exception of the Pickering A and B nuclear stations, where one-time events unfavourably affected production in 2007,” said President and CEO Jim Hankinson.

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Diavik Dialogue Volume 10 Issue 4

Welcome

As the new president at Diavik, this five year anniversary offers me a great opportunity to learn how well we’ve done at working with you, our communities. I invite you to read more about it in this issue, but let me recap quickly.

In training, we’ve met and surpassed our annual apprenticeship commitments. We also support our workers with a workplace learning centre, and a unique Aboriginal Leadership Development Program.

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Minister to Attend Mineral Development Conference in Toronto

FOR RELEASE #08-042
February 29, 2008

WHITEHORSE – Economic Development Minister Jim Kenyon will travel to Toronto to attend the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Conference (PDAC) and meetings in conjunction with the conference. This is the 76th annual PDAC conference and will host over 18,000 delegates and 950 exhibitors from around the world.

“This conference is one of the world’s most recognized mineral development conferences,” Kenyon said. “Yukon will be there, side by side with some of the biggest mineral producing countries in the world, showcasing the vast potential available here.”

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Pearl Announces Financial Results for Period Ended December 31, 2007

FEB 28, 2008 – 21:09 ET
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CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Feb. 28, 2008) – Pearl Exploration and Production Ltd. (“Pearl” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:PXX)(FIRST NORTH:PXXS) is pleased to announce the results of the fifteen months ended December 31, 2007 and twelve months ended September 30, 2006. An updated investors’ presentation is available on Pearl’s website at www.pearleandp.com.

Quarterly Results (Amounts in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise indicated)

The effective date of this report is February 27, 2008. Additional information relating to the Company is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company’s web-site.

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Lax Kw’alaams and NaiKun Complete Commercial Agreement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Feb. 28, 2008) – NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NKW) (“NaiKun”) is pleased to announce it has completed a commercial agreement with the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation (“Lax Kw’alaams”) regarding transmission routing for NaiKun’s proposed offshore wind project.

The NaiKun offshore wind energy project site is located in Hecate Strait with a planned transmission interconnection point south of Prince Rupert, in the traditional territory of Lax Kw’alaams. The Lax Kw’alaams-NaiKun agreement provides NaiKun with transmission access for the project.

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Ontario Hosts World Mining Forum

McGuinty Government Promotes Province’s Mineral Advantages

TORONTO, Feb. 27 – Advancing sustainable mineral development and promoting the province’s superior mineral investment climate will be the focus of Ontario’s participation in two key international conferences.

Ontario and the World Bank are co-hosting the World Mines Ministries Forum, one of the world’s most unique mining events. Held biennially, the prestigious conference brings together government officials, aboriginal representatives, members of non-governmental organizations, university researchers and senior mining executives from more than 50 nations to discuss issues that will promote sustainable mineral development policies and practices. The forum takes place from February 28 to March 1 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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MNBC and Encana Partnership Highlighted

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UPDATE FOR THE ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY – WINTER 2007/SPRING 2008

Meet the Chief!

Chief Monias is one of the youngest Aboriginal leaders in Canada, has been elected to the position of Chief of Heart Lake First Nation four times and has held the office since 1996.

The Heart Lake First Nation is located 65 kilometers northeast of Lac La Biche, in northern Alberta, where approximately 300 band members reside. Chief Monias is a strong advocate in developing opportunities for his community members to participate in the oil and gas industry and Heart Lake First Nation has built effective working relationships with EnCana and other industry leaders. More than 200 band members are employed by Heart Lake Contracting and are engaged in building lease pads, access right of way roads and other dirt work.

“Our vision for Heart Lake is to have a major role in developing natural gas and oil alongside the major companies. It translates into profit and employment, people build their confidence and it instills a lot of pride. It has taken many years and meetings for us to get to this point and we are now expanding our companies to better service the resource industry with competitive rates and strong safety policies.”

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Collaboration in the New Economy: Working Together for Shared Vision & Purpose

Collaboration in the New Economy

March 19 to 20, 2008
Radisson Hotel Saskatoon
Hosted by the Saskatchewan Economic Development Association (SEDA)

SEDA encourages collaboration by bringing stakeholders together to enhance the economic capacity of Saskatchewan communities. We leverage human capital by encouraging various networks to exchange information, capitalize on emerging opportunities and focus on common goals.

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SLAM Exploration announces gold values up to 2 oz per ton at Fort Hope Gold Mine

MIRAMICHI, NB, Feb. 25 – SLAM Exploration Ltd. (TSX-V: SXL) (“SLAM”) announces prospecting results from the historic Fort Hope Gold Mine (“FHGM”) situated within the Opikeigen project located in northwest Ontario. The property comprises 30 claims covering 2784 hectares jointly owned with Bard Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: CBS) (Bard), one of three gold properties in close proximity owned by SLAM, the operator of the Opikeigen project. Fifteen grab samples were collected from rock rubble piles surrounding the FHGM Shaft adjacent to historic trenches.

All 15 samples contain gold in amounts ranging from 0.001 oz/ton up to 1.998 oz/ton (38 ppb to 68,489 ppb). The results from 15 samples as tabulated below are similar to high grades reported by previous workers dating back to discovery by Lorne Howey in 1927.

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Silver Spruce Resources Inc.: Drill Permit Received For Mount Benedict Property; Airborne Radiometric Anomalies Located on Makkovik River Property

BRIDGEWATER, NOVA SCOTIA–(Feb. 26, 2008) – Silver Spruce Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SSE) –

Highlights

– Permit received for drilling on Mount Benedict Property, T-649 and Super 7 showings

– Three high priority and eight moderate priority airborne targets on the Makkovik River Property

Silver Spruce Resources Inc. is pleased to announce that permits have been received from the Nunatsiavut Government for the planned diamond drilling on the Mount Benedict property, T-649 and Super Seven showings, in the eastern part of the Central Mineral Belt (CMB) of Labrador. In addition, results from the airborne radiometric/magnetic surveys carried out over the Makkovik River property in the fall of 2007, by McPhar Geosurveys Ltd., indicate significant uranium anomalies that will require follow up. Both properties are 100% owned by Silver Spruce with 532 original claims in the Mount Benedict property subject to a 1.0% NSR.

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Centre Announces Good Governance Awards Program

February 14, 2008

Montreal, Quebec – On February 14, 2008, at the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association’s Annual General Assembly, Ed Allen, the Chief Operating Officer of the National Centre for First Nations Governance (NCFNG) announced the launch of the Good Governance Awards Program. The NCFNG, in partnership with the Banff Centre, the Canadian Executive Service Organization, the Aboriginal Leadership Institute, the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association and the Institute on Governance created the Good Governance Awards Program to celebrate and honor First Nations organizations and communities that demonstrate good governance practices, innovations and cultural relevancy.

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Advanced Explorations Inc. Announces New Board Member

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Feb. 25, 2008) – Advanced Explorations Inc. (the “Company” or “AEI”) (TSX VENTURE:AXI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Bernie Swarbrick to the Board of Directors. Mr. Swarbrick brings to the Company’s Board substantial expertise and experience in the areas of Environment, mine permitting and Aboriginal consultation which are all critical elements to helping the Company move forward on its Roche Bay, Nunavut iron ore project.

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Victory Nickel Provides Update on Minago Nickel Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Feb. 25, 2008) – Victory Nickel Inc. (“Victory Nickel” or the “Company”)(TSX:NI), (www.victorynickel.ca) today provided an update on activities at its Minago Nickel project in north-central Manitoba. The Company has received verbal notification that the Government of Manitoba will suspend Victory Nickel’s Borehole Licence authorizing the drill program at Minago. The Borehole Licence apparently will be suspended because of allegations by the Norway House Cree First Nation that the Government of Manitoba did not follow the proper consultation procedures prior to issuing the Borehole Licence to Victory Nickel.

by NationTalk on February 25, 2008916 Views

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Sherwood Reports 2007 Production Results & 2008 Production Estimate for Minto Mine

February 25, 2008

Higher Production Increases Exposure to Current High Metal Prices while Downside is Protected

News Release #08-08

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Sherwood Copper Corporation (SWC: TSX-V) today announced its operating results for 2007, which included production of 9.66 million pounds of copper in concentrate including 5.35 million pounds of copper in the fourth quarter of 2007. This production level is less than set out in the 2006 detailed feasibility study (“DFS”) but in line with revised forecasts set out in the 2007 pre-feasibility study (“PFS”) as a result of decisions to (1) process lower grades during the commissioning and ramp up of the mill in order to avoid unnecessary metal losses until recoveries reached design levels and, (2) to construct the Phase 2 mill expansion earlier than contemplated in the DFS, resulting in some production being deferred into 2008 as the plant expansion was constructed and tied in.

by NationTalk on February 25, 2008920 Views

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2008 Dehcho Business Conference (DEC)

Bringing People, Business and Ideas into the same Circle.

The Dehcho Economic Corporation extends an invitation to Dehcho business people, corporations, stakeholders, business managers and developers, economic and business development professionals, community leaders, government agencies, private and public sectors to the Dehcho Business Conference, March 25, 26, and 27, 2008, Katlodeeche First Nation’s Reserve, Hay River, Northwest Territories.

The conference will determine, from a business perspective, the benefits that will arise from economic activity in the Dehcho and consider ways Dehcho businesses can move forward with and benefit from business development.

Preliminary information about the conference program and the conference registration form are available on this website. Updated conference agenda information will be posted to the site as planning proceeds. Please share the conference information with your colleagues.

We look forward to receiving your Dehcho Business Conference registration.

Cynthia Cardinal James,
Chair
Dehcho Economic Corporation

by NationTalk on February 25, 20081096 Views

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CIBC among Canada’s Best Employers for New Canadians for 2008

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TORONTO, Feb. 25 – CIBC (CM: TSX;NYSE) has been selected as one of Canada’s “Best Employers for New Canadians for 2008.” The award recognizes employers from across Canada that lead their peers in creating a workplace that welcomes new Canadians and allows them to make the most of their skills, education and talents. The winners were selected by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC).

by NationTalk on February 25, 20081190 Views

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Northwest Territories Joins BizPaL

YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES–(Feb. 21, 2008) – Starting and running a business in the Northwest Territories will become easier thanks to BizPaL, a new online business permit and licence service that saves time spent on paperwork and helps entrepreneurs start up faster.

Today, the Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Secretary of State (Small Business and Tourism), on behalf of the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry, together with the Honourable Bob McLeod, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment for the Northwest Territories, welcomed the addition of the Northwest Territories to the BizPaL initiative by signing a multi-jurisdictional memorandum of understanding formally acknowledging a shared commitment to the BizPaL initiative.

by NationTalk on February 22, 20081053 Views

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Kaminak Shareholders to Receive Shares in New Uranium Spin-Out Called Kivalliq Energy Corp.

Kivalliq to name John E. Robins, P.Geo. as President and CEO

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Feb. 21, 2008) – Kaminak Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:KAM) today announced that Kaminak intends to spin out its uranium assets into a new company called Kivalliq Energy Corp. The core asset in the Kivalliq portfolio will be the Angilak Property located in central Nunavut, Canada. The property hosts the historic, near-surface Lac Cinquante uranium deposit, reported to contain approximately 11.6 million pounds of U3O8 at an average grade of 1.03% U3O8(i). The 250,000 acre property is also host to numerous other untested occurrences of uranium +/- copper +/- silver and gold. The proposed spin-out was initially announced by Kaminak on January 31st, 2008.

by NationTalk on February 21, 20081097 Views

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