Wescan commences drilling programs on Fork Lake and Jojay Projects

    Stock Symbol: WGF: TSX-V

    SASKATOON, Oct. 4 /CNW/ - Mr. M. F. (Moe) Lindsay, President of Wescan
Goldfields Inc. ("Wescan" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the
commencement of drilling programs on its 100% owned Jojay and Fork Lake
Projects in Northern Saskatchewan's Greenstone Belt. Both projects are
approximately 135 road kilometers north of La Ronge Saskatchewan. Wescan has
awarded contracts to carry out drill programs valued at approximately $900,000
for these two projects with possible extensions to the contract based on the
results of the initial phases of the drilling programs.

    Fork Lake Project
    Drilling on the Fork Lake project will include the follow-up of targets
identified from soil sampling programs carried out during the summer of 2006
and 2007. An initial drill program of an estimated 2,500 meters will be
carried out and additional holes may be added depending on the results of the
initial program. As of October 3rd, 2007, drilling has commenced with
126 meters of drilling completed.

    Jojay Project
    Drilling on Wescan's advanced stage Jojay project is planned for October
2007 following completion of the drill program on the Company's Fork Lake
project. An initial drill program of approximately 3,500 meters is planned for
phase I with a possible extension to a phase II and phase III. Wescan
previously announced (Wescan News Release June 13, 2007) the award of a
contract to a Saskatoon based consulting engineering firm (AMEC) to carry out
a scoping study of the Jojay project to evaluate the economics of the project
in anticipation of moving to an underground bulk sample phase and with the
intention of completing a NI 43-101 compliant technical report and resource
estimate. The initial program will be targeted as an infill program to assist
in the completion of the resource estimate. The additional phases of the
program will be focused on extending the resource and testing for new areas of

    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".

    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 the Ontario Securities Act and the United States Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Wescan may make such statements in
this press release, in other filings with Canadian regulators or the United
States Securities and Exchange Commission, in reports to shareholders or in
other communications. These forward-looking statements include, among others,
statements with respect to 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, 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

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

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For further information:

For further information: M. F. (Moe) Lindsay, President or Darren
Anderson - Investor Relations - at (306) 664-2422

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