WestCan Uranium Corp. Applies for Additional Saskatchewan Coal Permits

WestCan Uranium Corp. Applies for Additional Saskatchewan Coal Permits

WestCan Uranium Corp. announces that the Company has made application for additional coal permits covering 9,600 hectares southwest of Wapawekka Lake and southeast of Lac La Ronge near the intersection of Highways 165 and 912, in accordance with the Coal Disposition Act of Saskatchewan. The time frame for granting of the permits is dependent upon regulatory requirements to process the applications.

Dr. K.W. Geiger Ph.D., P.Eng., P.Geo., a director of the Company, was recently in La Ronge with an advance exploration crew, researching historical coal documents and urged management to apply for the additional permits. In the project area, outcrops of coal have been reported on the south shore of Wapawekka Lake near Hart Point and Wapaw Bay, as well as along the Bow River south of Lac La Ronge.

According to Saskatchewan Exploration and Development Highlights 2007: The Bow River coal field was investigated in the mid 1970′s by Brascan Resources Limited, who completed 72 drill holes and identified shallow lignite, a coal which is suitable for thermal power generation. Santoy Resources Ltd. which now owns the project, completed 16 vertical HQ diamond drill holes in May 2006 with the intention of verifying coal and overburden thicknesses. Santoy subsequently reported that results from the preliminary drilling were positive and revealed that coal seams in the area are more numerous, substantially thicker and of apparently better rank than indicated by past exploration programs. All of the coal intersections are relatively shallow with most within approximately 250 ft (76 metres) of surface.

Chris England, President & CEO of WestCan, commented, “The recent research by Dr. Geiger in Regina and Lac La Ronge continues to provide positive data which reinforces management’s decision to selectively apply for new coal permits in this area.”

Management will keep WestCan shareholders aware of the status of the coal permits, which have been filed with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources, located in Regina, Saskatchewan.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Chris England, President and CEO

WestCan Uranium Corp.

Contacts: WestCan Uranium Corp. Chris England President and CEO (604) 694-0888 Email: info@westcanuranium.com

Website: http://www.westcanuranium.com

Source: WestCan Uranium Corp.

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