Frontline Uranium Project - Quebec



    VANCOUVER, Dec. 7 /CNW/ - Novawest Resources Inc. (TSXV - "NVE";
Frankfurt - "NWN"), and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce that
the Company has submitted 40 surface samples from the 265 claim 31,088 acres
(12,500 hectares) Centre Property. It is one of the four uranium properties
which together combine to make up Novawest's 100% owned Frontline Uranium
Property Assemblage situated in Quebec, Canada. The Centre Property is covered
by a network of logging roads which provide access throughout the Centre
Property.
    Once all of the results of this first phase of sampling have been
received and assessed by Novawest's geological team a news release will be
issued. Novawest's exploration team has been carrying out research and
prospecting on the project for a number of weeks.
    The four properties which currently make up the Frontline Uranium Project
are ideally situated in geology very prospective for Uranium and occur over a
200km strike length parallel to the Grenville Front. Evaluations are
continuing on the other three properties making up the Frontline Assemblage.
News releases on the other three properties will be made separately as
warranted.
    Novawest's research recognized a 1977 Geological Survey of Canada ("GSC")
lake sediment sample with the area's highest anomalous uranium content
occurring in what has become the middle of Novawest's Centre Property. Field
work has shown the area near the uranium anomaly was overburden covered with
nil outcrop exposure. A broader search was undertaken and Novawest prospectors
discovered numerous uraniferous pegmatite outcrops near the margin of the
Boisvert Pluton within 3 to 6 kilometres of the GSC lake sediment uranium
anomaly.
    Further research showed that in 1984, Cameco, the major Canadian uranium
producer, staked claims in the immediate area now held by Novawest. Cameco did
not release results of their uranium exploration but their claims were
maintained for over 22 years in Cameco's name until May of this year. A quick
review of the assessment files showed Soquem Inc. had at one point optioned
the claims to search for gold mineralization. Approximately 61 holes (10km)
have been drilled on the former Cameco claims between 1953 and 1996.
    Anomalous, (greater than 50ppm eU) uranium contents have been measured in
the field by Novawest's prospectors utilizing a SAIC Exploration GR-135G
spectrometer. High uranium readings are closely associated with magnetite
concentrations that exhibit anomalous magnetic susceptibility. Magnetic and
radiometric geophysical surveys are therefore considered directly applicable
in forthcoming exploration programs.
    A recent report released by the Quebec government identified 2 areas
within an adjacent Pluton with porphyry mineralization (hydrothermal)
potential. Both of these targets are also part of Novawest's Centre Property.
    A recent report released by the Quebec government identified 2 areas
within the adjacent Obatagamau Pluton with porphyry mineralization (i.e. IOCG)
potential. Both these targets are now protected by NVE claim cells. Further
work will be needed to determine the validity of their recommendation.
    The Qualified Person ("QP") for the purposes of this news release is Dr.
Christian G. Derosier M.Sc., D.Sc., Geology.
    Novawest invites the public to visit its website at
http://www.Novawest.com or e-mail us at Novawest@Novawest.com to be added to
the Company's e-mail list for press releases and updates.

    ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF NOVAWEST RE

SOURCES INC. "Patrick D. O'Brien" ------------------------------ Patrick D. O'Brien - President Novawest invites the public to visit its website at http://www.novawest.com or e-mail the company at novawest@novawest.com to be added to the company's e-mail list for press releases and updates. S.E.C.Exemption12(g)3-2(b) File No. 82-3822, Standard & Poors Listed, Dun & Bradstreet Listed THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE HAS NOT REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE. THIS NEWS RELEASE SHALL NOT CONSTITUITE AN OFFER TO SELL OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY SECURITIES IN ANY JURISDICTION. "SAFE HARBOR" STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: THIS NEWS RELEASE CONTAINS FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS THAT ARE NOT HISTORICAL FACTS AND ARE SUBJECT TO RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES WHICH COULD CAUSE ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE SET FORTH IN OR IMPLIED HEREIN

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Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 1X8, Tel: (604) 683-8990,
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-8990, Fax: (604) 683-8903, www.novawest.com,
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