El Nino Ventures Inc. 5,000 meter drilling program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is underway

    -   Drilling has started on the DRC properties.
    -   Airborne geophysics survey is completed.
    -   Presently negotiating acquisition of new research permits.

    TSX.V: ELN
    Frankfurt: E7Q

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - El Nino Ventures Inc. ("El Nino") (TSX.V: ELN;
OTCBB: ELNOF; Frankfurt: E7Q) is pleased to announce that their 5,000 meter,
reverse circulation drill program is underway on its properties in the
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The drill program will focus on the Zone 1
identified by the remote sensing survey completed earlier and will also test
the area covered by artisanal workings on the property. Furthermore a new,
discovered copper zone will be drilled off to determine the extent of
    The airborne geophysics survey of our properties is now completed and
preliminary results are being incorporated in our drill program. The drill
program will comprise a number of short holes each averaging about 100 meters
in length, with approximately 50 holes projected to be completed in the next
six weeks. All core chips samples will be collected under strict supervision
and will be assayed by ALS Chemex laboratories in South Africa. ALS Chemex is
a internationally recognized and respected assaying company.
    Jean Luc Roy, President of El Nino states: "I am very pleased with the
substantial progress we have made with our program in the DRC particularly
taking into account the very short time we have been there. Our camp is fully
operational, our very experienced team has done a tremendous job getting
everything into place to allow us to drill 5,000 meters before the rainy
season in the DRC. The start of the drill program is a very telling statement
in our ability to operate in the DRC and we look forward to sharing the
results of this drilling program with our shareholders over the next few

    About El Nino Ventures Inc.

    El Nino Ventures is a junior exploration company, whose corporate
objective is to revisit former mining regions and apply the latest
technologies to advanced stage exploration targets. El Nino has acquired a 70%
interest in over 350 square kilometers in the world renowned copper belt in
the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to our copper project in the
Congo, El Nino is currently in the middle of a 25,000 meter drill program on
the Bathurst Mining Camp via an option/joint venture agreement with Xstrata

    On Behalf of the Board of Directors


    Jean Luc Roy, President and CEO

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release
    CUSIP No. 28335E-10-6

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accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from
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actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are
disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the British
Columbia Securities Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange
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