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MONTREAL, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - KWG Resources Inc. (TSXV: KWG) yesterday had its helicopter evacuate a man injured in the
campsite being installed beside the Koper Lake ice runway for a
threatened blockade of exploration activities in the area. The man was
given first aid by the cook-medic of the Webequie Logistics camp staff
to stabilize him for transport. He was then flown by KWG, by contracted
helicopter, to the Webequie First Nation Nursing Station where he was
treated for non life-threatening injuries accidentally sustained while
erecting a camp for the proposed blockade. He was one of three people
sent this past weekend from the Marten Falls First Nation for the
purpose. KWG's drilling program is continuing.
KWG had previously asked the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and
Forestry to consider studying the advisability of designating a town
site under the provisions of the Mining Act, as an anchor to possible
development activities in the Ring of Fire.
"It has been more than 40 degrees below zero Celsius out there," said KWG President Frank Smeenk. "A few days ago, Noront had to mount a search for one of their crew
members. This is challenging work we are doing and the development of
an all-weather airstrip and storage facility launched by the Marten
Falls First Nation has now been too long frustrated. The very sensitive
biosphere of the area dictates that responsible development should not
countenance a surfeit of temporary exploration camps all over the
place. We have therefore asked MNDMF to consider the possibility of
designating as a town site the development known as 'Muketei'. In this
way the Marten Falls, Webequie and other Matawa area First Nations may
focus there the businesses of providing the many required supplies and
services for the numerous exploration programs underway in the area."
"We feel that the 'Ring of Fire' may perhaps need some creative and
proactive thinking to help move things smoothly along to the profit of
the locals, with less confusion, and without the need for all these
militant statements and actions."
KWG also advised that its previously-announced private placement of $3
million of flow-through shares was fully completed yesterday, and that
Michael S. Harrington has retired as the Company's Executive
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