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VANCOUVER, May 22 /CNW/ - Pacific North West Capital Corp. (PFN) (TSX:
PFN; OTCBB: PAWEF; Frankfurt: P7J.F) and SOQUEM Inc. announce results of the
recent drilling program on the Chénnéville property, located approximately 120
kilometers northwest of Montreal, Québec. The property was staked as part of
the Taureau reconnaissance program, which is a 50:50 joint venture between PFN
and SOQUEM designed to evaluate the Nickel-Copper-Platinum Group Metals (PGM)
potential of mafic intrusions in the Grenville Geological Province of southern
Québec. SOQUEM Inc. acts as operator of the Taureau project.
The Chénnéville property is, in part, underlain by a series of mafic
intrusions that locally host zones of sulphide mineralization. One such zone
in the Chénnéville intrusion returned average grades of 1.17 grams per tonne
(g/t) palladium (Pd), 0.14 g/t platinum (Pt), 0.29 g/t gold (Au), 1.62% copper
(Cu), and 0.35% nickel (Ni) from two grab samples. The recently completed
drilling program at Chénnéville was designed to test the down dip continuity
of this mineralization. The 469 meter drilling program encountered minor zones
of sulphide mineralization, but no significant assay results were obtained. As
a result, PFN and SOQUEM have agreed to terminate the Chénnéville joint
In a further effort to adjust the Company's project portfolio to better
suit today's market conditions, a number of changes have been undertaken with
respect to the Company's property portfolio. Management believes that these
changes will contribute to the Company's goals of reducing costs and improving
PFN and SOQUEM have jointly agreed to terminate the Taureau exploration
alliance. This decision reflects current market conditions and low commodity
prices, as well as PFN's desire to refocus exploration efforts on more
advanced stage projects. PFN wishes to acknowledge the excellent work
completed by the project operator, SOQUEM, since the inception of the joint
venture in June of 2006. PFN and SOQUEM are currently evaluating other
potential joint venture opportunities in the Province of Québec, one of the
world's top ranked mining and exploration jurisdictions.
Due to the current market conditions PFN has given notice to Xstrata
Canada Corporation "Xstrata Nickel" of its intention to terminate the "West
Timmins Property" Option and Joint Venture Agreement.
Pacific North West Capital Corp. would like to thank Xstrata Nickel for
the opportunity to have participated in the exploration of the West Timmins
Nickel Project, and the Company looks forward to potential business
relationships in the future.
PFN has terminated its option with Mr. Duncan M. Michano and others on
the Walsh Township property, Ontario (Coldwell Project).
Nickel Plats Project
PFN has amended its Option Agreement with Diamond Hunter Inc. on the
Gochager Lake property (Nickel Plats project) in Saskatchewan. The cash, share
and advance royalty payment requirements of the Option Agreement (see press
release dated June 14 2007) have been revised as follows:
Due on 2nd Anniversary Date: $15,000 cash and 50,000 PFN common shares
Due on 3rd Anniversary Date: $15,000 cash and 50,000 PFN common shares
Due on 4th Anniversary Date: advance royalty of $20,000
Due on 5th Anniversary Date: advance royalty of $20,000
Due on 6th Anniversary Date: advance royalty of $20,000
Approximately $623,000 of expenditures have been accrued by the Nickel
Plats project, thereby fulfilling all exploration expenditure requirements
under the terms of the Option Agreement.
Raglan Hills Project
As with the Taureau project, current market conditions have led to the
decision to forego financial participation in the Raglan Hills joint venture
with First Nickel Inc. (see press release dated December 11, 2007) in 2009.
First Nickel, who is the operator of the project, is proceeding with a 2009
work program on the project. Under the terms of the joint venture agreement,
PFN's decision to forego financial contributions to the 2009 work program will
lead to a reduction in the Company's participating interest by an amount
dependent upon First Nickel's 2009 expenditures.
PFN and Benton Resources Corporation have jointly decided to dissolve the
Swayze joint venture. The individual claims that make up the joint venture
property will revert to their original owners.
About Pacific North West Capital Corp:
Pacific North West Capital Corp. is a mineral exploration company focused
on Platinum Group Metals (PGM), precious and base metals. Management's
corporate philosophy is to be a Project Generator, Explorer and Project
Operator with the objective of option/joint venturing projects with major
mining companies through to production.
Pacific North West Capital Corp. is well funded, has an experienced
management team and has the ability to take advantage of the tremendous
acquisition opportunities presented by current market conditions. The
Company's focus is to acquire advanced stage precious metals projects and to
continue to expand its Platinum Group Metals and base metals division.
Pacific North West Capital Corp. has approximately $6 million in working
capital and securities.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
President and CEO
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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 Toronto Stock Exchange, British Columbia Securities
Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission.
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