Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. - Drilling resumes at Dubuisson Discovery



    VAL D'OR, QC, June 23 /CNW/ - Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. is pleased to
announce that drilling has resumed on its 100% owned Dubuisson Discovery
located three kilometres east of its Kiena mine in Val d'Or, Quebec.
    A barge-mounted drill has been mobilized and will be joined in July by a
second one. During the drilling season, which extends until early November,
the Company intends to complete at least 25,000 metres of drilling. The
purpose of the drilling is to define the dimensions, internal continuity and
geometry of a new gold occurrence discovered last fall. At that time, six 100
metre-spaced, 2-hole sections were completed from the surface of Lac de
Montigny before the ice set in. Highlights of these initial drilling results
are listed below and a complete set of drilling results and location maps are
available in our press releases dated October 14, 2008 and November 24, 2008
and available on our website at www.wesdome.com.

    
        (*) 4.45 gAu/tonne  over  5.1 m
        (*) 6.82 gAu/tonne  over  7.7 m
        (*) 6.92 gAu/tonne  over  8.0 m
        (*) 8.75 gAu/tonne  over  5.8 m
        (*) 4.25 gAu/tonne  over 17.0 m
        (*) 7.35 gAu/tonne  over  2.7 m
    

    To date, the mineralized system has been traced for 500 metres in an ESE
direction. True widths are currently unknown. The internal continuity,
geometry and orientation of the mineralization were not previously established
with the widely-spaced nature of the drilling pattern.
    It is Wesdome's intention to answer these questions with 50 metre-spaced
infill drilling and to stepout to delineate the system's dimensions. Drilling
will focus on depths above 400 metres. We hope to be in a position to quantify
the potential of this new find with a preliminary resource estimate towards
the end of the year.
    Technical information in this press release has been compiled, reviewed
and verified by G. Mannard, P.Geo., Vice President - Exploration, Wesdome Gold
Mines Ltd. and "Qualified Person" as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

    Wesdome is an established Canadian gold producer with wholly-owned mining
and milling complexes located in Wawa, Ontario and Val d'Or, Québec. Wesdome
has been producing gold continually for 20 years on an unhedged basis and to
date has produced in excess of 1.0 million ounces. The Company has 99.8
million shares issued and outstanding and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange
under the symbol "WDO".

    This news release contains "forward-looking information" which may
include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the future
financial or operating performance of the Company and its projects. Often, but
not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words
such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates",
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events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur
or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results,
performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any
future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein are
made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any
obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of
new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no
assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual
results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in
such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update
forward-looking statements if circumstances, management's estimates or
opinions should change, except as required by securities legislation.
Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements.





For further information:

For further information: Rowland Uloth, President or Donovan Pollitt,
P.Eng., VP Corporate Development, 8 King St. East, Suite 1305, Toronto, ON,
M5C 1B5, Toll Free: 1-866-4-WDO-TSX, Phone: (416) 360-3743, Fax: (416)
360-7620, Email: invest@wesdome.com, Website: www.wesdome.com

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