Polaris wins B.C. Safety Award for zero lost-time accidents in 2006



    VANCOUVER, April 17 /CNW/ - Polaris Minerals Corporation (TSX:PLS) is
pleased to announce that its subsidiary company, Orca Sand & Gravel Ltd., has
been selected by the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources as
a recipient of the prestigious 2006 Stewart O'Brian Safety Award.
    The award was presented by Kevin Krueger, Minister of State for Mining,
during the annual Mine Safety Awards held in Victoria on April 16, 2007. Each
year, the Stewart O'Brian Safety Award is granted to operations with the
lowest injury frequency rate in B.C. The Orca Quarry, located near Port
McNeill, B.C. had zero lost-time accidents during its construction in 2006
while accumulating more than 100,000 worker hours.
    Herb Wilson, Polaris' Senior Vice President and COO said: "Since the very
beginning of this project we have made safety our number one priority, and we
are extremely pleased to have completed the construction of the Orca Quarry
without a lost-time accident. To have achieved this, with a mix of employees
and contractors that over the ten and a half month construction schedule often
numbered more than 100 people, is a testament to the quality and
professionalism of the team at the Orca Quarry."

    Polaris Minerals Corporation is exclusively focused on the development of
quarries and the production of construction aggregates in British Columbia for
marine transport to urban markets on the west coast of North America to meet
growing local supply deficits.

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expectations with respect to, among other things the future financial or
operating performance of the Company, costs and timing of the development of
the construction aggregate quarry, the timing and amount of estimated future
production, costs of production, capital and operating expenditures,
requirements for additional capital, government regulation of quarrying
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results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed
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(AIF) in respect of its financial year-ended December 31, 2005, both of which
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statements.





For further information:

For further information: Marco Romero, President & CEO, or Mike
Westerlund, Director, Corporate Development, Polaris Minerals Corporation,
Tel: (604) 915-5000, Web site: www.polarmin.com, Email: info@polarmin.com

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