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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, 20071399 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, 20072199 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) ( 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, 20071588 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, 20072032 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, 20071706 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)

by NationTalk on September 17, 20071167 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, 20071499 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, 20071546 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.

by NationTalk on September 17, 20071356 Views

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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, 20071568 Views

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