Community open house meetings for EIA process commence

    Stock Symbol: SGF: TSX

    SASKATOON, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - George H. Read, P. Geo., Senior Vice President
Exploration and Development, is pleased to announce the commencement of the
Community Open House meetings conducted by Shore in furtherance of the Star -
Orion South Project Proposal (SGF News Release November 3, 2008).
    The Environmental Impact Assessment process is an important component of
the Project Proposal and is designed to gather input from the surrounding
communities regarding environmental, social and economic issues, and will
contribute to the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement. The Open
House meetings will provide the public with the opportunity to review Shore's
proposal for diamond mining in the Fort à la Corne region. These meetings are
intended to show people of the area what potential diamond mining will entail
to ensure an awareness of the impacts. This series of meetings is part of the
process to gather meaningful input from the public as part of the regulatory
process to ensure that the public's concerns about the Project are
incorporated into the final mining plan.
    The Open House meetings are being held in Smeaton (February 2), Nipawin
(February 3), Melfort (February 4) and Prince Albert (February 5). All Open
House meetings will be held from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    The Open House meetings will include a number of displays, handouts,
maps, as well as a Star-Orion South mining simulation video. Stations
dedicated to geology, environment, the economy, and mining will be available
to visit. Shore will have subject matter experts in attendance to staff the
displays, answer questions and record comments.
    Senior Vice President Exploration and Development, George Read, states:
"These Open House meetings are an important component of our Project Proposal
and will assist us in critical decision making as we move our Projects toward
a production decision. All members of the public are invited to attend and we
look forward to meeting with them and gathering their input."
    The Project Proposal and additional information about the Open House
meetings are available under the "Community" heading on the Shore website:

    Shore is a Canadian based corporation engaged in the acquisition,
exploration and development of mineral properties. Shares of the Company trade
on the TSX Exchange under the trading symbol "SGF".

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For further information: Eric Cline, Vice President, Corporate Affairs,
at (306) 664-2202

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