Pacific North West Capital Completes Phase One of Drill Program on West Timmins Property; Phase II Underway

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    VANCOUVER, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - Pacific North West Capital Corp. (PFN) is
pleased to announce that it has completed Phase One of a 4,000 metre drill
program on its West Timmins Nickel property. The first phase consisted of
8 diamond drill holes (2534 metres) testing deep EM and off hole Pulse EM
targets south of Xstrata's Montcalm Mine. The balance of the program
(1,500 metres) will begin shortly. The drill targets are geophysical
expressions similar to those that have been noted over the Montcalm deposit,
as well as, off-hole conductors identified from the down hole surveys in the
2005 drill program. The hole locations are indicated on the attached map.
    The Phase One drill holes intersected multiple zones of disseminated to
massive sulphides in 5 of the 8 holes with anomalous copper and nickel assay
values. Drill hole WTM-16 returned 0.11% Cu and 0.16% Ni over 2 .0 metres
within a wider envelope of mineralization, 0.07% Cu and 0.09% Ni over
5.0 metres (see Table below). All analysis from the drill program have been
carried out by Accurassay Laboratories from Thunder Bay, Ontario.
    All of the holes are being evaluated with down-hole pulse EM surveys for
possible extensions of better sulphide mineralization away from the hole.
These results will be tested in the next phase of drilling.

    Drill Hole    from       Depth     Length       Cu         Ni       Cu+Ni
                   (m)       to (m)     (m)        ppm        ppm        ppm
    WTM-07-16      210        211          1        307        310       617
    WTM-07-16      336        341          5        445        469       914
    INCLUDING      339        341          2        691        565      1256
    And            415        420          5        673        913      1586
    INCLUDING      416        418          2       1123       1518      2641
    WTM-07-19      140        141          1       1017        140      1157
    WTM-07-21      302        303          1        447        530       977
    WTM-07-22       66         69          3       1016       1367      2383
    And            270        273          3        126       4707      4833

    PFN announced the doubling of the West Timmins Drill program to
4000 metres on June 15, 2007. Phase II is focused on testing additional deep
conductor targets south of the mine, and airborne EM conductor targets. These
conductors have a direct relationship to anomalous MMI geochemical results in
Cu, Ni, and Zn.

    PFN Nickel Division
    In late 2004 PFN established a Nickel Division and currently has an
Option/Joint Venture in the Timmins Mining District with Xstrata Nickel. The
Project covers 355 square kilometres (87,720 acres), 60 kilometres west of
Timmins, Ontario. The West Timmins project is adjacent to Xstrata's Montcalm
deposit. The Montcalm deposit contains a proven mineral reserve of
4.1 million tonnes at 1.38% Ni, 0.64% Cu as of December 31, 2006 and has a
remaining mine life of 4.5 years. Ore from the Montcalm operation is being
trucked to Kidd Metallurgical Site, a distance of approximately 90 kilometres
to the east. An extensive geophysical and ground proofing exploration program
has been completed. PFN has expended approximately $2.0 million on the project
to date with plans to spend an additional $1.0 million during the winter
2007/2008 program. In May, a diamond drill program commenced to evaluate EM
conductors to depths of 2000 meters south of the Montcalm Mine claims. The
targets are within the strike extension of the interpreted mine stratigraphy
of the Montcalm Intrusive Complex (MIC). The program was expanded to
4000 meters in June 2007. The West Timmins Project was obtained by a Joint
Venture with Xstrata Nickel, whereby PFN may earn a 100% interest in the West
Timmins Project.
    PFN has recently acquired additional nickel projects including the
NickelPlats project in Saskatchewan, the Nickelmuir property in the Timmins
Mining Camp and projects in the Voisey's Bay and King Lake districts of
Newfoundland and Labrador.

    About Pacific North West Capital Corp.
    Pacific North West Capital Corp. (TSX.PFN OTCBB.PAWEF Frankfurt.P7J) is a
North American industry leader in the search for Platinum Group Metals (PGMs)
and Nickel.
    Management's corporate philosophy is to be Project Generator, Explorer
and Project Operator with the objective of option/joint venturing projects
with major mining companies through to production. To that end, Pacific North
West Capital's current option/joint ventures agreements are with Anglo
Platinum, Stillwater Mining Company, Xstrata Nickel and SOQUEM.

    Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE:   SWC), the largest producer of palladium
and platinum in the Western hemisphere, recently purchased an initial 11% of
PFN and has followed its position in two recent financings and currently has
approximately 10% of the PFN.
    PFN and Stillwater have entered into a non-binding Letter Agreement
pertaining to ongoing exploration of the Goodnews Bay Platinum Project. The
Letter Agreement also provides for Stillwater to fund reconnaissance on other
Alaskan PFN exploration projects with the provision for Stillwater to enter
into an option/joint venture agreements on the Goodnews Bay Project and one or
more of the reconnaissance projects in Alaska.
    Under the terms of the Letter Agreement, Stillwater will spend $4 million
to earn 50% of GBPP by December 31, 2010. Stillwater may elect to increase its
interest to 60% by incurring an additional $8 million in exploration
expenditures within an additional two year period or upon completion of a
Feasibility Study, whichever occurs first. Stillwater may increase its
interest to 65% by arranging for 100% of the project financing required to
place the Property into Commercial Production within an additional three
    Under the Reconnaissance Agreement, Stillwater may expend $500,000 in
2007 which will allow it to inspect several of PFN's proposed projects. In
event Stillwater elects to continue participating in one or more projects,
they will be able to enter into one or more agreements identical to the
Goodnews Bay. Pacific North West Capital is the project operator.
    In addition, PFN is exploring the River Valley Project, located near
Sudbury, Ontario, joint ventured 50/50 with Anglo Platinum Limited ("Anglo
Platinum"), the world's largest primary producer of platinum. Anglo Platinum
has committed over $19 million to the River Valley Project to date and may
earn a 60% interest in the project by completing a feasibility study and a 65%
interest by funding it through to production.
    Current measured resource is 8.53 million tonnes containing 353,200
ounces of palladium (1.29 g/t), 116,800 ounces of platinum (0.43 g/t) and
20,400 ounces of gold (0.07 g/t) and an indicated resources of 22.02 million
tonnes containing 600,700 ounces of palladium (0.85 g/t), 212,800 ounces of
platinum (0.30 g/t) and 39,000 ounces of gold (0.06 g/t) with an additional
inferred resource of 2.39 million tonnes containing 67,000 ounces of palladium
(0.87g/t), 23,800 ounces of platinum (0.31g/t) and 4,000 ounces of gold
(0.05 g/t) using a 0.7 g/t cut off (pt/pd) (PFN press release March 22, 2007).
The objective of the 2006 $1.1 million Phase 9A budget was to extend the new
Platinum Group Metal mineralized horizons discovered during the 2005 fieldwork
and to better understand the structural controls on the mineralization.
Management recently presented Anglo Platinum with the 2008 work program and
    In 2006, PFN signed a Cooperation Agreement with SOQUEM Inc., a wholly
owned subsidiary of the Société Générale de Financement du Québec ("SGF"),
mandated to put new mines into production. Under the terms of the Agreement,
PFN and SOQUEM are participating in a 50/50 joint venture with the objective
of identifying viable PGM and base metal properties for further exploration.
PFN and SOQUEM recently announced a Phase Two 2007 budget of $460,000 to
advance work on reconnaissance properties in Quebec. The summer exploration
program has begun on this project.
    PFN management is currently negotiating and acquiring several new PGM and
Nickel projects throughout North America more specifically in Labrador,
Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Northwest
Territories and Alaska.
    The company has over $11 million in working capital and securities.

    The Qualified Person for this release is John W. Londry, M.Sc, P. Geo, VP
Exploration, Pacific North West Capital.

    On behalf of the Board of Directors


    Harry Barr
    President and CEO

    The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release

    Disclaimer: This news release may contain 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 Toronto Stock Exchange, British Columbia Securities
Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission.

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