EarthFirst Appoints Strategic Advisors


    CALGARY, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - EarthFirst Canada Inc. (EarthFirst) (TSX:EF,
EF.WT) announced today that the Board of Directors has decided to commence a
formal review of the Company's strategic alternatives in order to maximize
shareholder value.
    The Board of Directors has appointed a Special Committee of the Board to
oversee the strategic review process. Blair Franklin Capital Partners Inc. of
Toronto, Ontario, together with GMP Securities Ltd., are being engaged to
provide independent strategic advice to the Special Committee and independent
legal counsel has been retained to provide independent legal advice to the
Special Committee.

    EarthFirst is a leading Canadian developer of wind energy projects with a
portfolio of over 2,500 MW of potential renewable generating capacity. This
includes the Company's 144 MW Dokie I project in British Columbia which has
commenced construction and is due to be completed in 2009. An additional 226
MW of fully permitted projects that are expected to be tendered into the
recently announced BC Clean Power Call. Common Shares and Warrants of
EarthFirst Canada Inc. are listed on the TSX under the symbol EF and EF.WT,

    Certain statements included in this news release constitute
"forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities
legislation. Such forward-looking information involves known and unknown
risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results,
performance or achievements of EarthFirst to be materially different from any
future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such
forward-looking information.
    Specifically, some of the material risks include not being able to
acquire required permits, delays in construction timing or turbine delivery
and not being able to complete the financing for Dokie I Project. In providing
such forward-looking information we have made various assumptions regarding,
among other things, turbine availability, timing of the receipt of permits,
interest rates, foreign currency exchange, projected construction costs,
timeframes and the costs of and availability of skilled labour.
    The forward-looking information contained in this news release represents
the expectations of EarthFirst as of August 21, 2008 and, accordingly, is
subject to change after such date. EarthFirst expressly disclaims any
intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking information,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as
required by applicable law.

For further information:

For further information: Linda Chambers, President and Chief Executive
Officer, EarthFirst Canada Inc., Tel: (403) 513-0778, Toll Free: 1 (877)
513-0777, E-mail:; David Pyper, Partner, Blair
Franklin Capital Partners Inc., Tel: (416) 304-3990, E-mail:

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