Wescan-Alto joint venture exploration update on the Mud Lake, Beardmore-Geraldton Gold Belt property

    Stock Symbol: WGF: TSX-V

    SASKATOON, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - Wescan Goldfields Inc. ("Wescan") is pleased
to provide an update on the Mud Lake property exploration program, a joint
venture between Wescan and Alto Ventures Ltd. ("Alto") in the
Beardmore-Geraldton Gold Belt in northwestern Ontario. The prolific
Beardmore-Geraldton Gold Belt has produced over four million ounces of gold in
the past with grades comparable to the Red Lake mining camp in north western
    The 2008 program includes airborne high-resolution magnetometer and
XDS/VLF electromagnetic surveys as well as surface work consisting of
prospecting, mechanical stripping and sampling. The geophysical work has been
completed and follow-up prospecting was carried out. Mechanical stripping and
sampling are currently in progress and the targets generated from this program
will be combined with those identified from previous work for a core drill
program later in the year.
    The property lies adjacent to Kodiak Exploration Ltd's ("Kodiak")
Hercules Project and hosts the Mud Lake Shear (MLS), a major gold-bearing
shear zone that extends for over six kilometres along strike. Several gold
occurrences have been exposed in surface trenches along the MLS and sampling
of these has returned gold assays as high as 50 grams per tonne (g/t) in grab
samples. Drilling in 2007 and 2008 tested six of the surface occurrences and
intersected gold at each one returning results up to 13.9 g/t gold over
1.0 metre; another seven surface gold occurrences remain to be drilled.
    The 2008 program is part of a longer term strategy to evaluate each of
the surface gold zones with core drilling as well as to delineate in greater
detail those zones that display continuity of mineralization and show
potential for hosting economic deposits at depth.
    Under the terms of the Mud Lake Option Agreement, Wescan can earn
50% interest in the property by funding $600,000 in exploration and issuing a
total of 150,000 Wescan shares to Alto over two years. Upon completion of the
work, Wescan will have satisfied the work expenditures commitments to earn its
interest in the project. Mike Koziol, P. Geo., P.Eng. and Alto's President,
CEO and Director is the Qualified Person for the joint venture.

    Wescan is a Canadian based corporation engaged in the acquisition,
exploration and development of mineral properties. Shares of Wescan trade on
the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "WGF".

    "The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release."

    Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    From time to time, Wescan makes written or oral forward-looking
statements within the meaning of certain securities laws, including the "safe
harbor" provisions of Canadian securities legislation. Wescan may make such
statements in this press release, in other filings with Canadian securities
regulators in reports to shareholders or in other communications. These
forward-looking statements include, among others, statements with respect to
the receipt of dispositions and permits from Saskatchewan Energy and
Resources, Wescan's objectives for the ensuing year, our medium and long-term
goals, and strategies to achieve those objectives and goals, as well as
statements with respect to our beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations,
anticipations, estimates and intentions. The words "may," "could," "should,"
"would," "suspect," "outlook," "believe," "plan," "anticipate," "estimate,"
"expect," "intend," and words and expressions of similar import are intended
to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, statements regarding
Wescan's future operations, future exploration and development activities or
other development plans contain forward-looking statements.
    All forward-looking statements and information are based on Wescan's
current beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently
available to Wescan concerning anticipated financial performance, business
prospects, strategies, regulatory developments, development plans,
exploration, development and mining activities and commitments. Although
management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information
currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect.
    By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks
and uncertainties, both general and specific, and risks exist that
predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will
not be achieved. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on these
statements as a number of important factors could cause the actual results to
differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations,
anticipations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking
statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the receipt of
dispositions and permits from Saskatchewan Energy and Resources, developments
in world gold markets, risks relating to fluctuations in the Canadian dollar
and other currencies relative to the US dollar, changes in exploration,
development or mining plans due to exploration results and changing budget
priorities of Wescan or its joint venture partners; the effects of competition
in the markets in which Wescan operates; the impact of changes in the laws and
regulations regulating mining exploration and development; judicial or
regulatory judgments and legal proceedings; operational and infrastructure
risks and the additional risks described in Wescan's most recently filed
annual and interim MD&A and Wescan's anticipation of and success in managing
the foregoing risks.
    Wescan cautions that the foregoing list of factors that may affect future
results is not exhaustive. When relying on our forward-looking statements to
make decisions with respect to Wescan, investors and others should carefully
consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events.
Wescan does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, whether
written or oral, that may be made from time to time by Wescan or on our

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For further information:

For further information: Darren Anderson, Investor Relations or Kirsten
Marcia, Vice President of Exploration at (306) 664-2422.

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