Community Open House meetings receive overwhelming support



    Stock Symbol: SGF: TSX

    SASKATOON, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - George H. Read, P. Geo., Senior Vice President
Exploration and Development, is pleased to announce that the Community Open
House meetings conducted by Shore in furtherance of the Star - Orion South
Project Proposal (SGF News Release November 3, 2008) have been successfully
launched, with local communities showing overwhelming support for the Project.
    The Open House meetings are part of the Environmental Impact Assessment
process arising as a result of the filing of the Project Proposal in November
2008. Community engagement activities will form part of the Environmental
Impact Statement which will be submitted to the Saskatchewan Minister of the
Environment at the conclusion of the Assessment.
    The Open House meetings, held from February 2-5, 2009 in Smeaton,
Nipawin, Melfort and Prince Albert included detailed poster presentations and
a 27 page handout reviewing all aspects of the Project and its environmental
impact. In addition, a video simulation of open pit mining and mineral
processing was presented. The information available at the meetings is
accessible to the general public on the Shore website (www.shoregold.com)
under the Community heading. Ten Shore staff representing geology,
engineering, environmental science, procurement, human resources and community
relations were available at all meetings to answer questions and note
concerns. The meetings were monitored by both Provincial and Federal
authorities, including representatives from: Saskatchewan Ministry of
Environment, Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources, Enterprise
Saskatchewan and Environment Canada.
    The target of 500 participants for these meetings was more than doubled,
with a total of 1,069 documented participants attending from all four
communities: Smeaton 120, Nipawin 142, Melfort 215 and Prince Albert 592
participants, respectively.
    Senior Vice President Exploration and Development, George Read, states:
"These Open House meetings are an important component of the assessment of our
Project Proposal and we are most encouraged by the virtually unanimous support
that the local community has shown for the Star-Orion South Diamond Project."

    Shore is a Canadian based corporation engaged in the acquisition,
exploration and development of mineral properties. Shares of the Company trade
on the TSX Exchange under the trading symbol "SGF".

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