Aurora Introduces Michelin Project Community Panel Members

Aurora Introduces Michelin Project Community Panel Members

Aurora Energy Resources Inc. announce that the members of the Michelin Project Community Panel have been selected. The Company would like to thank all applicants for their expressions of interest.

“We are pleased with the very high calibre of the people who applied,” said Mr. Bruce Dumville, President and CEO of Aurora. “From this diverse and talented group, a great team has been assembled. We are looking forward to meeting with the Panel and starting discussions on key elements of the Michelin Project.”

The Panel will give community representatives from coastal Labrador direct input into project planning and environmental work. It is a vital element of Aurora’s work program, which is focused on ensuring the proposed Michelin Project can be developed in a safe and beneficial manner with minimal impact on the land, wildlife and nearby communities.

Aurora completed an extensive community engagement process encouraging community members to submit an Expression of Interest to participate in the Panel. The process resulted in the identification of eight individuals who represent a cross-section of community members, including youth, elders, and volunteers, and have expertise as hunters, fishers, business owners, health care workers, educators and in community development.

The Michelin Project Community Panel members are:

– Mr. Chesley Andersen, VP Labrador Affairs, Aurora Energy (Panel Chair) – Mr. Josh Pamak, Nain – Mr. David Igloliorte, Hopedale – Mr. Randy Edmunds, Makkovik – Mr. Glen Sheppard, Postville – Mrs. Charlotte Wolfrey, Rigolet – Mr. Ernie McLean, North West River – Mr. Lloyd Mugford, Happy Valley – Goose Bay

– Mr. Daniel Ashini, Sheshatshiu

In addition to the above, both the Postville and Makkovik Inuit Community Governments have the option to appoint a representative from their respective communities.

The Panel is expected to meet six to eight times per year and has a mandate to:

– Communicate information about the proposed Michelin Project to the communities- Obtain and review community feedback – Identify opportunities to improve the Project’s fit with the communities through discussion of community issues and concerns – Provide input to the Company on specific project details, such as tailings management, project design, environmental and engineering studies, and community benefits

– Provide input on consultation activities and information materials

The Panel is expected to hold its first meeting in November 2008.

Aurora is a uranium exploration and development company active in the Central Mineral Belt of coastal Labrador – one of the world’s most promising uranium districts – and in Nunavut, Canada, where it has acquired an interest in the Baker Lake Basin property.

Aurora has completed its 2008 summer drill program in Labrador, which included an infill drill campaign of 13,233 metres at the Jacques Lake and Michelin deposits. Aurora also completed a 2,908 metre geotechnical, environmental and metallurgical drill program in August. Engineering studies, environmental baseline studies and a tailings management options study are continuing.

The Company also recently began an exploration program at Baker Lake Basin and expects to conduct geological mapping, ground and airborne geophysical surveys, and 1,000 metres of drilling in October 2008.

Aurora is committed to responsible development, which includes community consultation, lasting local benefits and the highest standards of safety, health, and environmental protection.

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