General Jim Gervais joins Board of Northern Gold Mining Inc.

    TORONTO, July 17 /CNW/ - Northern Gold Mining Inc. (TSX-V NGM) is pleased
to announce that Lieutenant-General J.C. "Jim" Gervais, CMM, CD (ret'd) has
agreed to join its Board of Directors and will serve as Chairman effectively
    General Gervais was born in Noranda, Quebec. He studied at the University
of Ottawa before joining the Canadian Armed Forces, and then graduated from
the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Science
degree. He later attended the Royal Military College of Science (UK). His
military career concluded with General Gervais holding the second highest rank
in the Canadian military and included tours as a Commander of a mechanized
brigade group in ValCartier Quebec and Chief of Personnel and Senior
Appointments in Ottawa. In 1991 he was appointed Commander Mobile Command,
implemented a major army restructuring, and directed the training of a
significant increase in troop commitments abroad. He retired from the Canadian
Forces in 1993, and then served for twelve years as Deputy Secretary (Honours)
to three Governor's General.
    According to president and CEO Martin Shefsky, General Gervais brings to
the Board not only his leadership, organizational and strategic abilities, but
a keen interest in the mining sector having worked at mines located in Elliot
Lake and Quebec prior to joining the military and has an intimate knowledge of
the Kirkland Lake area of Northern Ontario, home to Northern Gold's Bourkes
and Kirana properties.
    General Gervais replaces Michael Dehn who served as Chairman of the Board
from May of 2007 until his resignation on Friday 11 July 2008. The Board of
Directors and management of Northern Gold would like to extend its sincerest
gratitude to Mr. Dehn for his hard work, guidance, and friendship.

    CAUTIONARY STATEMENT: The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No stock
exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or
disapproved the information contained herein. This News Release includes
certain "forward-looking statements". All statements other than statements of
historical fact, included in this release, including, without limitation,
statements regarding potential mineralization and reserves, exploration
results, future plans and objectives of Northern Gold Mining Inc., are
forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There
can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual
results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in
such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from Northern Gold Mining Inc.'s expectations are the risks
detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by Northern Gold
Mining Inc. with securities regulators.

For further information:

For further information: Northern Gold Mining Inc., Martin Shefsky,
President and CEO, Tel: (416) 366-7300, Fax: (416) 366-7301, E:; Jeffery Boykin, VP Investor Relations Regulatory
Affairs, Tel: (416) 366-7300, Fax: (416) 366-7301, E:;
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