VANCOUVER, March 25 /CNW/ - CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (CVV - TSX.V) is
pleased to report the appointment of Victor Fern to the Board of Directors of
the company, following the resignation of Mr. Colin Bird, P. Eng.
Mr. Victor Fern is the immediate past Chief of the Fond Du Lac Denesuline
First Nation and lives in Fond Du Lac, Saskatchewan. Mr Fern has lived in Fond
Du Lac, Saskatchewan all his life, he is a traditional land user and still
hunts and fish for food in the area. He is active in community development,
and works on local committees. Mr. Fern, since 1984, has gained extensive
experience at Uranium mining operations in Northern Saskatchewan. He is
currently involved at the mill operations at a nearby mine. He has also been
involved in numerous boards and committees related to mining at the mine site.
Mr Fern has been involved in environmental monitoring in the Northern
Athabasca area, and is involved with various private business interests in the
Fond Du Lac-Black Lake area.
President Peter Dasler is especially pleased to be able to welcome Victor
Fern to the Company's Board of Directors. "Victor and I have been working
together to develop new opportunities for uranium exploration and development
in the Athabasca for the past two years. As Chief, he was instrumental in
guiding CanAlaska in its community consultation and agreements with the
community, now he will be able to further directly guide and assist the Board
and be readily available for the community to comment on our activities."
Mr. Colin Bird, P.Eng., has resigned from the Board to continue his other
interests overseas and as CEO of Jubilee Platinum plc. The Company has
appreciated the long association that Colin has had as a Board member of
CanAlaska, and sincerely thanks him for his involvement and assistance over
the years, and wishes him well in his current and future activities.
The Company has granted 600,000 incentive stock options under the current
stock option plan for director, consultants and employees of the Company. The
options are exercisable at a price of $0.40 per common share for a period of
five years. The issuance of these options is subject to regulatory approval.
About CanAlaska Uranium - www.canalaska.com
CANALASKA URANIUM LTD. (CVV - TSX.V, CVVUF - OTCBB, DH7 - Frankfurt) is
undertaking uranium exploration in seventeen 100%-owned and two optioned
uranium projects in Canada's Athabasca Basin. Since September 2004, the
Company has aggressively acquired one of the largest land positions in the
region, comprising over 2,500,000 acres (10,117 sq. km or 3,906 sq. miles).
CanAlaska has expended over Cdn$24 million exploring its properties in the
Athabasca Basin and has delineated multiple uranium targets. Initial drilling
results from the West McArthur Project revealed uranium mineralization and
significant zones of hydrothermal alteration, indicative of a favourable
environment for uranium deposition. Active drilling and exploration has
continued through the Summer, and Fall 2007 seasons at West McArthur and at 2
other significant projects.
The Company's high profile in the prominent Athabasca Basin has attracted
the attention of major international strategic partners. Among others,
Mitsubishi Development Pty., a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi
Corporation, has undertaken to provide CanAlaska C$11 mil. in exploration
funding to earn 50% of the West McArthur Project. In addition, exploration of
CanAlaska's Cree East Project has commenced under a C$19 mil. agreement
executed with a consortium led by Hanwha Corporation, and comprising Korea
Electric Power Corp., Korea Resources Corp. and SK Energy Co, Ltd.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Peter Dasler, M.Sc., P.Geo.
President & CEO, CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.
The TSX Venture has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for
the adequacy or accuracy of this release: CUSIP No. 13708P 10 2. This news
release contains certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of
Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are
forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There
can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual
results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in
such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's
documents filed from time to time with the British Columbia Securities
Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission.
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