Application for Caribou Mine Union Certification Received by Blue Note Caribou Mines Inc.

    Shares Outstanding: 363 Million
    Symbol & Exchange: BN-TSX

    MONTREAL, Feb. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - The United Steel, Paper and Forestry,
Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers
International Union has applied for certification to unionize the 85 hourly
employees of Blue Note Caribou Mines Inc.'s Caribou Mine in Bathurst,
New Brunswick, Blue Note Mining disclosed today.
    "We hold our employees in the highest regard, and have always treated
them with fairness and generosity, "said Michael Judson, Chief Executive
Officer. "Our wages and benefits reflect the economic realities of this
project and the reality of commodity prices."
    Judson said the Company will respect and follow the legal process through
to its conclusion.

    Blue Note Caribou Mines Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Note
Mining Inc., a Canadian mining company headquartered in Montreal with
operations in Bathurst, New Brunswick. The company's shares trade on the TSX
under the symbol BN.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release contains discussion of items that may constitute
forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities laws that involve
risks and uncertainties. Although the company believes the expectations
reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable
assumptions, it can give no assurances that its expectations will be achieved.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations
include the effects of general economic conditions, actions by government
authorities, uncertainties associated with contract negotiations, additional
financing requirements, market acceptance of the Company's products and
competitive pressures. These factors and others are more fully discussed in
Company filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this news release.

For further information:

For further information: Glenn Massad, Director of Communications, Blue
Note Mining, (800) 937-3095,,

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