Harry Barr to step down as Chairman of CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.

    Barr to focus efforts on other International Metals Group companies

    VANCOUVER, June 13 /CNW/ - CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (CVV - TSX.V, CVVUF -
OTCBB, DH7 - Frankfurt) - Harry Barr and The Board of Directors (the "Board")
of CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (the "Company") have announced that effective
immediately, Harry Barr has elected to step down as Chairman of the Board of
CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. Mr. Barr will concentrate on the other member companies
within the International Metals Group, as President of Pacific North West
Capital Corp., and Chairman of El Nino Ventures Inc and Freegold Ventures
    Mr. Barr stated, "I would like thank our shareholders and the financial
community who supported CanAlaska over the years. Without their continued
support and belief, CanAlaska would not have been able to accomplish its
objectives. I am exceptionally proud of the team of people I leave in charge
of CanAlaska Uranium. Mr. Peter Dasler, President, Dr. Karl Schimann, Manager
Uranium Exploration Division and Mr. Emil Fung, Vice President Corporate
Development, are in my opinion one of the finest senior level management teams
in the Uranium exploration business. Together they have built one of the best
technical exploration teams in the industry and I look forward to continuing
to be a shareholder of this dynamic Uranium Company. I would also like to make
special mention of Mr. Gordon Steblin, CFO, Ms. Taryn Downing, Corporate
Secretary, Ms. Charlotte Brown, Assistant Corporate Secretary, and Mr. Peter
de Guia our IT manager. I would also like to thank all of the past and current
directors, employees and consultants of CanAlaska whose countless hours of
work and dedication have helped mould CanAlaska into the aggressive and
focused Uranium exploration company that it is today."
    CanAlaska continues to build a strong technical, financial and
administrative team of people and projects in Saskatchewan. CanAlaska has 20
mineral projects in the Athabasca Basin area and is becoming internationally
recognized through exploration projects. In addition Mr. Barr stated, "I am
very proud that CanAlaska Uranium has matured to its current position as an
industry leader in the search for uranium in the Athabasca Basin, which is
host to the world's richest uranium mines. CanAlaska has recently secured
significant long term international partnerships, and needs to become more
fixed in its role in the Energy Industry. These international partnerships
will allow our company to develop its projects. I am very sure that my former
partner, Mr. Kelly Dolphin (deceased 1995) would be as proud as I am of
CanAlaska which we co-founded in 1985."
    President Peter Dasler thanked Harry for his strong guidance and support
with the rapid growth of CanAlaska. "We would not be here now without Harry
starting us on this path and supporting us. "On behalf of the Board of
Directors, I would like to thank Harry for his years of service, guidance and
    The person responsible for this news release is Peter Dasler, P.Geo.

    About CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. -- www.canalaska.com

    CanAlaska Uranium (CVV -- TSX.V, CVVUF -- OTCBB, DH7 -- Frankfurt) is
undertaking uranium exploration in seventeen 100%-owned and two optioned
uranium projects in Canada's Athabasca Basin. Since September, 2004, the
Company has aggressively acquired one of the largest land positions in the
region, comprising over 2,500,000 acres (10,117 sq. km or 3,906 sq. miles). In
2005/2006, CanAlaska expended over Cdn$15 million exploring its properties in
the Athabasca Basin and has delineated multiple uranium targets. Initial
drilling results from the West McArthur Project revealed uranium
mineralization and significant zones of hydrothermal alteration, indicative of
a favourable environment for uranium deposition. Active drilling and
exploration continues in the Summer, 2007 exploration season at West McArthur
and at 4 other significant projects. The Company's high profile in the
prominent Athabasca Basin has attracted the attention of major international
strategic partners. Mitsubishi Development Pty., a subsidiary of Japanese
conglomerate Mitsubishi Corporation, has undertaken to provide CanAlaska C$11
mil. in exploration funding to earn 50% of the West McArthur Project. An MOU
has also been executed with Hanwha Corporation, a S. Korean conglomerate, to
enter into joint exploration of CanAlaska's Cree East Project.

    On behalf of the Board of Directors

    Peter Dasler, M.Sc., P.Geo.
    President & CEO, CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.

    The TSX Venture has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for
the adequacy or accuracy of this release: CUSIPNo. 13708P 10 2. This news
release contains certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of
Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein 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 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 Commission.

For further information:

For further information: Emil Fung, Vice President, Corp. Dev., Tel:
(604) 685-1870, Toll Free (N. America): 1-800-667-1870, Email:

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