WESDOME - KIENA SAFETY MILESTONE

VAL D'OR, QC, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX:WDO) is pleased to announce a significant safety milestone.  On February 15, 2011, the Kiena mine reached one million hours worked without a lost time accident.

This remarkable achievement touches all stakeholders. Our employees, shareholders, fellow gold miners in Quebec and the mining industry in general benefit.

Our workers' health and safety and protection of the environment are always our priorities. Our team's winning attitude, communication and desire to improve day after day give us confidence that we will be able to attain even loftier goals.

ABOUT WESDOME

Wesdome is an established Canadian gold producer with wholly-owned mining and milling complexes located in Wawa, Ontario and Val d'Or, Québec.  Wesdome has been producing gold continually for 20 years on an unhedged basis and to date has produced in excess of 1.2 million ounces. The Company has 101.2 million shares issued and outstanding and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "WDO".

This news release contains "forward-looking information" which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the future financial or operating performance of the Company and its projects. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", ��could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances, management's estimates or opinions should change, except as required by securities legislation. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

SOURCE Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.

For further information:

Donovan Pollitt, P.Eng., CFA  
President & CEO      
416-360-3743 ext 25     
or  

Sylvain Lehoux
General Manager
819-738-4031  ext 5215
 
8 King St. East, Suite 1305
Toronto, ON, M5C 1B5
Toll Free: 1-866-4-WDO-TSX
Phone: 416-360-3743, Fax: 416-360-7620
Email: invest@wesdome.com, Website: www.wesdome.com

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