EarthFirst Canada Appoints Linda Chambers President and CEO


    CALGARY, June 12 /CNW/ - EarthFirst Canada Inc. ("EarthFirst") (TSX: EF,
EF.WT.) is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Chambers to the
position of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 2, 2008.
Mrs. Chambers brings an extensive background to the role from 11 years at
TransAlta Corporation, including President of TransAlta's U.S. Operations and
Executive Vice-President of Generation Technology with fleetwide
responsibilities in Australia, Mexico the United States and Canada.
    At TransAlta, Mrs. Chambers had responsibilities for Project Management,
Supply Chain, Marketing, Corporate Communications and Human Resources
functions in a variety of roles. Mrs. Chambers' experience has provided her
with a strong background in hydro, wind, coal, gas-fired and geothermal power
generation. A considerable aspect of her portfolio included strategic fleet
planning and new technologies, focusing on addressing emissions and
environmental policy issues. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree and completed
the Queen's University Executive Management program.
    Company founders, Mr. Ron Percival and Mr. Robert Toole, will continue to
be actively involved in the Company's continued growth and strategic direction
as Vice Chairmen of the Board of Directors. It is anticipated that
Mrs. Chambers will join the Board of Directors.
    Commenting on the appointment, Mr. David Erskine, Chairman of the Board
of Directors said "We are indeed fortunate to have someone of Linda's talents
and experience join EarthFirst. She will lead the company as we complete the
construction of our 144 Megawatt Dokie I, wind energy project in the
Peace River region of northeast British Columbia. In addition, we will be
aggressively pursuing the commercialization of the rest of our 2,500 MW wind
power development pipeline across Canada, including two other fully permitted
projects ready to be bid into the recently announced Clean Power Call in
British Columbia."

    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 including submission of bids into the BC Clean Power Call, the
timing of the construction of the Dokie I project and anticipated completion
of the financing of this project. 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 at June 12, 2008, and, accordingly, is
subject to change after such date. However, EarthFirst expressly disclaims any
intention or obligation to update or revise any 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: Derren Newell, VP, Finance and Chief Financial
Officer, EarthFirst Canada Inc., Tel: (403) 513-0766, Toll Free:
1-877-513-0777, E-Mail:

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