Staying Fit Through the 2011 Summer Season

Summer is upon us and that means, BBQ’s, Patios and good times. When the summer heat is at its best, many people choose to grab an ice cool drink, light up the BBQ and enjoy.

However how do you make the summer of 2011 healthy and not gain that dreaded weight that most of us try to get rid of come September.

Lets take a look at a few ways that you can make the summer of 2011 the healthiest without sacrificing the fun times along the way.

1) BYOD – (Bring Your Own Drink) – Alcohol can sure increase your waistline fast. Alcohol provides no nutritional value and can actually decrease testosterone levels in males and increase estrogen levels in females. Your body also views it as a poison which creates a very toxic environment within the cells of the body. As an alternative, why not bring your own fruit smoothie which will not only help keep you cool but will also feed the body proper nutrients in the summer heat. Check out this great smoothie recipe:

Pineapple Mango Smoothie:

1 banana
2 dried dates
2 cups of cold water
1/2 medium papaya
1/2 cup pineapple
1 tbsp of flaxseed
1 scoop of protein powder (Vega is recommended)
1 tbsp of coconut oil

Put all ingredients into a blender, blend and serve. Makes about 2 large servings

2)What’s Your Beef…..with Beef! – Red meat is a summer favorite on the BBQ, However there are a number of disadvantages when eating red meat to stay healthy and lean. Red meat has a lot of saturated fats that can increase our waistlines. As well did you know that there is not a lot of usable protein in red meat? Most red meat such as steak offers very little usable protein for the body to repair muscles after a tough workout.

As an alternative chicken or turkey breasts serve as a great BBQ food. It is extremely low in saturated fats and your body uses 80 percent of the protein in chicken or turkey as opposed to less then 20 percent with steak and beef.

3) Show me the….Vegetables – Increasing vegetable intake has lot of benefits when trying to stay lean for the summer. First many vegetables have a lot of fiber which helps you stay full and stops cravings for sugary carbohydrates. (Like Beer) In addition vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals which are often void in other “summer time favorites” i.e – potato chips, cheesies etc… Lastly vegetables help keep you lean and trim throughout the summer because they keep the blood sugar levels stable. All vegetables have a zero impact on the blood sugar levels in the body which is key when trying to lose weight and keep it off for the summer months. A fun fact is that 12 cups of lettuce is equal to only one cup of pasta in terms of total calories consumed. So eat lots of veges!

4)Step-up to Shape up! – StairClimbing is the best way to stay healthy and not increase your waistline over the summer months.


Because you are moving your entire body vertically which actually burns double the calories you normally would in any other activity performed. StairClimbing also increases core strength and shapes the lower body, particularly the butt and the legs.

Want to try out one of our stairclimbing groups in your city?? Then try our stairclimbing program for one week, on us!

Just click the link above and print out the week free trial card.

Join us in any one of our meet-up groups across Canada

If your interested in starting your own meet-up chapter in your area, check out our meet-up chapter website!

We hope you stay fit and healthy in the summer of 2011!

Step Strong!

Trevor Folgering
The Canada StairClimbing Association

JF Hillebrand Brings Old And New To 2011 London Wine Fair

Liz Palmer Direct from LIWF

Renowned wines and spirits logistics expert JF Hillebrand, which has been entrusted with shipping the world’s oldest bottle of Champagne to the London International Wine Fair, is also using the event to showcase its supply chain management services for wines of more recent origin.

The bottle of 18th Century Champagne, believed to be from the house of Veuve Clicquot, was recovered last summer from a shipwrecked schooner that had lain 55 metres below the Baltic Sea off Åland – an autonomous region of Finland – for 230 years.

Still drinkable, this find, which predates the previous oldest Champagne in the world by at least 25 years, has generated tremendous interest in the world of wines and Grayling (the world’s second largest independent Public Relations, Public Affairs, Investor Relations and Events consultancy) has been authorized to host a bottle at this year’s event, at which JF Hillebrand is also exhibiting for the 12th year.

Understandably, given the high value of the shipwrecked champagne, Grayling sought the help of experts for the intricate shipment from Åland, which required meticulous packing, protection and temperature-control combined with expedited service to ensure that it arrived at London’s ExCeL in good time for the exhibition opening on May 17.

As the world’s leading specialist logistics provider to the wines and spirits trade, JF Hillebrand is used to serving the needs of clients with a much younger product than the shipwrecked Champagne, but who still require a exceptional level of transportation and inventory control.

Visitors to LIWF are invited to contact JF Hillebrand to arrange a meeting by e-mailing Alternatively, just turn up at stand L22.

Roughrider Doubles in Size as Hathor Confirms an Additional 30 M lbs at 11.58 % U3O8 for the East Zone

Vancouver, May 17, 2011- Terra Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: TAS) is pleased to provide an update on the Midwest Northeast Uranium property in which Terra owns a 10% production carried interest. In a press release dated May 17, 2011, Hathor reported:

“Hathor Exploration Limited (TSX:HAT)is pleased to announce the first mineral resource estimate for the East Zone of the Roughrider Uranium Deposit located in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. The estimate identifies 30 M lbs grading 11.58 % U3O8, and doubles the overall size of the Roughrider deposit, as currently defined.

Table 1 below shows the Mineral Resource Statement (“MRS”) for the East Zone at the Roughrider Uranium Deposit, as determined by SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc (“SRK”), using the ordinary kriging (OK) method. Table 2 below lists the global model quantities using various cut-off grades. Table 3 shows the total resource for the Roughrider Uranium Deposit; this total does not include the recently discovered Far East Zone. Graph 1 is a grade tonnage curve, which in combination with Table 2, illustrate that the East Zone is relatively insensitive to cut off limits up to a value 1.00 % U3O8.

Table 1: Mineral Resource Statement for the East Zone, Roughrider Deposit, SRK Consulting *

[Tonnes]U3O8 [%]As [%]Co [%]Cu [%]Mo [%]Ni [%]Se [ppm]U3O8 [million lb]
Total Inferred118,00011.580.020.010.860.100.0226.6530,130,000
* Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. All figures are rounded to reflect the relative accuracy of the estimates. Reported at a cut-off of 0.4 percent U3O8 based on an underground mining scenario, metallurgical recovery of 98 percent, and metal prices of US$80.00 per pound of U3O8.

Table 2: Global Model Quantities and Grade Estimates,
East Zone, Roughrider Uranium Deposit *
U3O8 [%][tonnes]U3O8 [%]U3O8 [lb]
* The reader is cautioned that the figures in this table should not be misconstrued with a Mineral Resource Statement. The figures are only presented to show the sensitivity of the block model estimates to the selection of cut-off grade.
Table 3: Total resources, Rougher Uranium Deposit
Mineral ZoneFootnotesCategoryQuantityGradeContained
[Tonnes]U3O8 [%]U3O8 [million lb]
East  Zone1,3,4Total Inferred118,00011.5830.130
West Zone2,3,5Total Indicated394,2001.9817.207
West Zone2,3,5Total Inferred43,60011.0310.602
1Cut-off of 0.4 percent U3O8 based on an underground mining scenario, 2 Cut-off of 0.05 percent U3O8 based on an open pit, using all material above 200 m elevation, 3 Metallurgical recoveries of 98 percent and metal prices of US$80.00 per pound of U3O8 , 4 Disclosed in this news release, 5 Disclosed in news release dated Nov 29, 2010

Geological Framework

The East Zone is the middle of four zones currently identified at the Roughrider Uranium Deposit, as shown in Figure 1.

The resource model for East Zone was developed using data from 21 drill holes completed between September 2009 and September 2010 (Figure 2). The surface projection has a surface trace approximately 120 m long in a north-easterly direction, which corresponds to a down-dip length of approximately 125 m. The East Zone is a series of stacked, parallel lenses (>0.5 % U3O8) that collectively dip moderately to the north-east (Figure 3). The mineral lenses are separated by intervals of weakly mineralized or non-mineralized rock (<0.05 % U3O8). The contacts between these zones are sharp. Unlike the West Zone, the mineral lenses are not uniformly mantled by a rim of low grade mineralization. As shown in Figure 3, there is abundant low grade mineralization intersected in drill core which is not included in the mineral lenses of the current resource model, and which represents additional resource potential.

As shown on the cross sections in Figure 4and Figure 5, the lenses at East Zone span an aggregate thickness of up to 40 — 50 m, with mineralization spanning a vertical extent of up to 80 – 100 m, starting at approximately 250 m depth from surface, and some 30-50 m below the unconformity.

As shown in the three dimensional model for the overall Roughrider Uranium deposit in Figure 6, the East Zone is positioned along-strike but slightly deeper than the West Zone. At East Zone, mineralization is hosted within basement rocks of both the Wollaston Group (pelitic gneisses, graphitic pelitic gneiss) and the Hanging Wall Wedge (granitic gneiss and granites). Overall, the Roughrider uranium system developed atop the Midwest Dome of Archean granitic gneiss, as shown in the 3-D model in Figure 7.

Mineral Resource Statement

The Mineral Resource Statement for Roughrider East Zone was constructed by SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. A completed technical report prepared following Canadian Securities Administrators’ National Instrument 43-101 will be available on SEDAR within 45 days of this News Release.

The boundaries for uranium mineralization were modelled by SRK based on Hathor sectional interpretations for seven high grade zones and wireframe grade shells generated with Leapfrog software by SRK. The Leapfrog grade shells where generated using a 0.5 % U3O8 threshold. SRK used both the Hathor interpretation and Leapfrog shells to generate a wireframe outline of uranium mineralization (>0.5 % U3O8). All interpreted sections strings were snapped to drill hole intersections where possible.

The database used to evaluate mineral resources for the Roughrider East Zone consists of twenty-one diamond drill holes completed between September 2009 and September 2010. The database comprises approximately 368 sample intervals assayed for U3O8 and other metals (including arsenic, cobalt, copper, molybdenum, nickel and selenium), and forty-six specific gravity measurements.

All assay intervals within the wireframe solids were composited to 0.5 metre to provide common support for analysis and estimation. Ninety one percent of all assays had sample lengths of 0.5 metres. SRK evaluated the impact of high grade composite outliers in each zone using cumulative probability plots, histograms and examining the spatial distribution of higher grades with respect to other drill holes and adjacent composites. SRK concludes that no significant outliers are present in the database because high grades above the 95th to 98th percentiles for each resource domain are supported by adjacent composites or composites in nearby drill holes with grades ranging from 2.00 to 40.0 % U3O8.

Normal scores variograms were used to model the spatial distribution of U3O8. A single variogram was developed for the combined zones, as each zone contains too few composites for analysis. Variogram analysis was not conducted on potentially deleterious elements. There is insufficient specific gravity data for variogram analysis. The U3O8 variogram is orientated parallel to the general strike and dip-direction of the resource domains. Variogram model ranges (second structure) are 30m by 30m by 9m in the strike, dip direction and normal directions respectively. The U3O8 variogram model was assumed for the estimation of potentially deleterious elements and specific gravity excluding domains 4, 5 and 7.

Table 4. Summary of Variogram Model Parameters.
VariableDomainZoneC0CCModelRx [m]Ry [m]Rz [m]Datamine Rotation Comments
Z AxisY Axis
U308%AllAll0.200.15Exponential1515313045Normal Scores

A sub-blocked model was generated using Datamine Studio 3. The block model coordinates are based on the local UTM grid (NAD 83, Zone 13). The parent block size is 4.0 by 4.0 by 2.0 metres in the X, Y and Z directions respectively. The estimation strategy consists of estimating U3O8, potentially deleterious metals (arsenic, cobalt, copper, molybdenum, nickel and selenium) and specific gravity into a block model informed from composite data and constrained by seven resource domains. Specific gravity was not estimated for Domains 4, 5 and 7. Domains 4 and 5 have only two and four composites, respectively
and specific gravity was not measured on core samples from domain 7.

U3O8 grades were estimated using three estimation runs using ordinary kriging informed from composite data from each domain, separately. The first estimation run is based on a search ellipse with ranges equal to the largest variogram model structure. The second run considers a search ellipse equal to twice the variogram ranges, while for the third estimation run the search ellipse was generally inflated to four times the variogram ranges. The bulk of blocks are estimated by the first run. The second and third estimation runs add only about ten and twelve percent more material, respectively to ensure that all blocks in the resource domains are estimated. Estimation of specific gravity using composites provides the most reasonable results maintaining the variability of the original composites. Specific gravity was estimated using an inverse distance function. For domain 4 the average of two specific gravity composites was (2.14) was assigned to all blocks of that domain. Blocks from domain 5 were all assigned as specific gravity value of 2.23, the only data available for that domain. The average of all specific gravity composites was assigned to all blocks for domain 7 (2.74). Only parent blocks were estimated. Sub-blocks were all assigned parent block values. Potentially deleterious elements (arsenic, cobalt, copper, molybdenum, nickel and selenium) were estimated using ordinary kriging. Variogram models for U3O8 were assumed for these metals. The same
estimation parameters as U3O8 were used for estimating these elements.

Estimates were verified by conducting checks on Zone 2. Verification procedures included visual examination of block grades to drill hole composites, and comparing estimated grades at zero cut-off to nearest neighbour estimates and declustered means for each zone. All validation checks confirm that the block estimates are appropriate and reflect the underlying
borehole sampling data.

Mineral resources for the Roughrider Uranium East Zone have been classified according to the “CIM Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves” (December, 2005) by G. David Keller, P. Geo (APGO#1235) and Sébastien Bernier P.Geo. (APGO#1847) both “independent qualified person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101. After review, SRK considers that all modelled blocks in the Roughrider East Zone should be classified as Inferred within the meaning of CIM definitions because the confidence in the estimates is insufficient to allow the meaningful application of technical and economic parameters or to enable an evaluation of economic viability worthy of public disclosure and justify an Indicated classification. Additional infill drilling and sampling is required to support a higher classification. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an Inferred mineral resource will be upgraded to an Indicated or Measured mineral resource as a result of
continued exploration.

Midwest Northeast Property

The Midwest Northeast Property is within the main uranium-producing eastern corridor of the Athabasca Basin. The Property comprises 3 mineral leases covering 543 ha. Infrastructure is excellent. The Property is connected to Highway 955 by a 6 km winter road. The property is 8.5 km north of the community of Points North and the Points North commercial airport, the main service hub for northeastern Saskatchewan. The Property is within 25 km of operating uranium mine, mill and tailings facilities established at Rabbit Lake and McClean Lake during the past 35 years of production in the Athabasca.

Terra Ventures Inc. owns a qualified 10% interest in the largest claim on the Property, carried to the completion of a positive feasibility study and announcement of intent for commercial production. Terra and Hathor recently announced (May 9, 2011) a definitive Plan of Arrangement, which remains subject to a number of conditions including, but not limited to, receipt of all regulatory, court and shareholder approvals, and will result in consolidation of 100% ownership of the Roughrider uranium deposit.

Alistair McCready, Ph.D., P.Geo., Hathor’s V.P. Exploration with responsibility for all of Hathor’s exploration in Saskatchewan, and Michael Gunning, Ph.D., P.Geo, Hathor’s Chief Executive Officer, are Qualified Persons as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and have reviewed and approved the technical disclosure contained in this news release.”

Terra Ventures is a junior exploration company focused on acquiring and developing quality uranium projects which have world class potential. The Company is dedicated to building shareholder value by acquiring strategic uranium properties in this period of strengthening global demand for uranium supply. The Company’s combination of strategic land positions, prospective exploration projects and no risk carried interest projects – combined with technical expertise and management’s fundraising ability – are the foundation for growth in the uranium business.

For further particulars about Terra Ventures, please contact Ryan Johnson, Investor Relations, at 1-866-683-0911 or visit the Company’s website at

On behalf of the board of directors of


“Gunther Roehlig”

Gunther Roehlig, President

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

This News Release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements which relate to future events. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may”, “should”, “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “predicts”, “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our or our industry’s actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. While these forward-looking statements, and any assumptions upon which they are based, are made in good faith and reflect our current judgment regarding the direction of our business, actual results will almost always vary, sometimes materially, from any estimates, predictions, projections, assumptions or other future performance suggested herein. Except as required by applicable law, the Company does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements to actual results.

Trelawney Announces Filing of Preliminary Prospectus


Toronto, Ontario – Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. (“Trelawney” or the “Company”) (TSXV: TRR, Frankfurt: RTW) announces that it has filed a preliminary short form prospectus in connection with its previously announced bought deal public offering of common shares.  The Company has entered into an underwriting agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Capital Markets and including Jennings Capital Inc., BMO Capital Markets and Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. (the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which the Underwriters agreed to purchase an aggregate of 12,500,000 common shares (the “Common Shares”) of the Company at a price of CDN$4.00 per Common Share (the “Offering Price”) for aggregate gross proceeds of CDN$50.0 million (the “Offering”).

Trelawney has granted the Underwriters an option (the “Over-Allotment Option”) to purchase up to an additional 15% of the Offering at the Offering Price, exercisable in whole or in part, at any time prior to the 30th day following the closing of the Offering.

Net proceeds of the Offering will be used for:

– drilling, stripping/mapping, compilation work, resource expansion and definition, assaying and other related costs at the Côté Lake Deposit (approximately $11,375,000 during 2011);
– drilling, stripping/mapping, compilation work, assaying and other related costs on the other areas of the Chester Property (approximately $2,965,000 during 2011);
– drilling, metallurgical studies and pre-feasibility studies at the Côté Lake Deposit (approximately $30,660,000 within the following two year period); and
– general working capital purposes (approximately $2,500,000).

The Offering is scheduled to close on or about May 31, 2011 (the “Closing Date”) and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

The securities offered have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registrations requirements of such Act. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, sale or solicitation would be unlawful.

Copies of the preliminary prospectus may be obtained from RBC Capital Markets, Attention: Distribution Centre, 277 Front St. W., 5th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2X4 (tel: 416-842-5349).

For further information contact:

Greg Gibson, President and CEO
416-363-8567 or

– or-

Andres Tinajero, CFO
416-363-8567 or

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc.  Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore, involve inherent risks and uncertainties.  Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

Top 10 Nutrition Tips

Looking to lean out and lose weight fast! Here are 10 specific things that you can do in order to lose body fat and get ready for that hot summer weather!

1) Meal Frequency – It is very important to eat every three hours even if you’re not hungry. Every time you eat a small meal you increase your metabolism. This is caused by your body using energy to break down the food (called Thermal effect of food)

2) Meal Composition – Each meal must be comprised of three main macronutrients – Carbohydrates/Proteins and Fats – Generally when trying to lean out and decrease body fat levels – protein is always increased in each meal as a protein molecule is more complex and takes more energy for the body to break down. This in turn increases your metabolism further due to your body increasing its own effort to break down protein.

3) Alkaline vs.; Acidity – Having a more toxic or acidic diet will stop you from losing weight and getting super lean. Most starchy carbohydrates are very acidic forming – for example potatoes, pasta, breads, red meat, wine – You should aim to alkalize the body by consuming more greens and vegetables. Every meal past 12 pm should be loaded with greens, like salads, kale, spinach, broccoli, etc, Th more you eat of these foods the more alkaline your body will become the easier you will lose weight

4) Nutrition Combination – Make sure that each small meal you have has more proteins then carbohydrates, and is rich in greens. For example – Spinach salad, green drinks, fruit smoothies with whey protein, egg salads, fish and spinach or fish and any type of greens.

5) Load up on Essential Fatty Acids – Speaking of fish, make sure you supplement with essential fatty acids. These essential fats are found in fish, but should be supplemented as well. Hemp oil is a great way to get your essential fats – It has the correct balance of essential fats and actually tastes great! Taking these fats will make sure you are not deficient in any of the good fats and will actually help your body burn off fat faster.

6) Releasing Sugars – Sugars increase insulin into the blood stream to help push down high blood sugar levels. Sugars should be eliminated from the diet to help keep blood sugar levels stable. This includes anything ending in ‘OSE” for example Lactose – which is milk and milk derivatives should be avoided. This included yogurt.

7) Water – Drink a minimum of 2-4 liters of water a day – Make sure that your urine is clear and that you do not feel thirsty. Water will help keep you full, release toxins from body, increase your metabolic rate and super charge your fat burning capabilities

8 ) Eat like a king in the morning and a pauper at night – In simple terms this means that your biggest meal is in the morning and your smaller meals are in the afternoon and night time. 6pm meals should be comprised of greens and a clean burning protein – I-e fish, salmon, eggs, etc

9) Carbohydrate Cycling – Refers to having high, medium and low carbohydrate intake days. Cycling carbohydrates helps lose weight by burning glycogen in the muscle and tapping into fat stores for energy. This is not endorsing a low carb lifestyle, but allows you to manipulate your carbohydrate levels based on your level of activity for the day. For example on workout days, try lowering intake of carbohydrates and then on recovery days, increase the carbohydrate intake to allow for adequate recovery of glycogen in the muscles.

10) Intuitive Nutrition – Basically this is getting in tune with your body and actually feeling what it needs. This may take some time to actually develop. This is a very instinctual type of eating which requires to really get to know how your body behaves and reacts to certain foods. – This can take some time to develop – but when you start to know your body very well – you will begin to hone what you are taking in, which will lead to better overall body compositional changes.

Nutrition and Exercise go hand in hand! Check out our stairclimbing meet-up groups to help you melt the fat away!

Till Next Time, Step Strong

Trevor Folgering
The Canada StairClimbing Association

Western Copper Files Casino Pre-Feasibility Study Technical Report

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – May 16, 2011) – Western Copper Corporation (“Western Copper” or the “Company”) (TSX:WRN)(NYSE Amex:WRN) is pleased to announce it has filed a technical report as required under National Instrument 43-101 that summarizes the pre-feasibility study prepared by M3 Engineering on the Casino gold-copper-molybdenum deposit located in Yukon, Canada. This report details the results of the pre-feasibility study first reported by the Company in a news release dated April 7, 2011.

The report is available on SEDAR ( and EDGAR ( and is also posted on the Company’s website (


Western Copper is a Vancouver based exploration and development company with significant copper, gold and molybdenum resources and reserves. The Company has 100% ownership of four Canadian properties. The two most advanced projects are the Casino Project and the Carmacks Copper Project both located in the Yukon. The Casino Project is one of the world’s largest open-pittable gold, copper, silver and molybdenum deposits. For more information, visit

On behalf of the board,

F. Dale Corman, Chairman & CEO

Cautionary Disclaimer Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Information

Certain of the statements and information in this press release constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information generally express predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, or assumptions of future events or performance and do not constitute historical fact. Forward-looking statements and information tend to include words such as “may”, “expects”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “targets”, “forecasts”, “schedules”, “goals”, “budgets”, or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements and information include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the future price of metals; the estimation of mineral reserves and resources; the timing and amount of any estimated future production, costs of production, and capital expenditures; success of exploration activities; and permitting time lines, currency fluctuations, requirements for additional capital, government regulation of mineral exploration or mining operations, environmental risks, and unanticipated reclamation expenses. Forward-looking statements and information are inherently subject to significant business, economic, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies and are subject to important risk factors and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that are beyond Western Copper’s ability to control or predict. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements and information. Examples of potential risks are set forth in Western Copper’s annual report most recently filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Canadian Securities Administrators as of the date of this press release. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

Western Copper Corporation
Paul West-Sells
President & COO


Western Copper Corporation
Julie Kim
Manager Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Fax: 604.669.2926

Hanlan’s Point Beach (Clothing Optional) Effective Season Begins This Weekend

Toronto’s only clothing optional beach, known as Hanlan’s Point has entered its effective season. This is when tourists and the summer crowd decide to start frequently the beach to capture that all-over body tan.

At any one time there is a minimum of 50 people on the beach and during the summer weekends that number increases to over 500. On average, a quarter of the beach goers are women and there has been an increasing number of families attending over recent  years.

If you’ve never visited the beach and want to try something ‘refreshing’ (LOL) this weekend, pack your water and suntan lotion, leave your swimsuit behind and head on over for one of Toronto’s spectacles.

For information on how to get to Hanlan’s Point Beach, as well as information on other Toronto attractions visit –

Yorbeau Engages Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. for Resource Estimate on Augmitto Deposit

Montreal, May 10, 2011 – Yorbeau Resources Inc. (“Yorbeau”) is pleased to announce that it has accepted a proposal from Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. to prepare a mineral resource estimate and supporting NI 43-101 Technical Report for the Augmitto Block on the Company’s Rouyn Property.

 The Augmitto deposit, which was the focus of much historical work by previous owners, lies at the western extremity of the Rouyn Property.  Detailed compilation work by the Company over the last several months, which integrates new information on the geological structures coming from the drilling programs over the last two years, has led to a re-interpretation of historical drill data and the recognition of important controls for gold mineralization. The current drill program, which is on-going and focused on the Augmitto deposit, has been designed to include in-fill and definition drilling with a view to growing the Company’s NI 43-101 compliant resources.  It is anticipated that Roscoe Postle will be able to deliver the resource estimate during the month of June.

 The Rouyn Property, which is located four kilometres south of the city of Rouyn-Noranda, covers a twelve kilometre stretch of the Cadillac-Larder Lake Break.  Over the last two years the Company’s drill programs have shown the continuity of the ore hosting structures and rock types on the property for a distance of approximately six kilometres from the Augmitto deposit to the Astoria mine.

 At the present time the Company’s only NI 43-101 compliant resource is at the Astoria mine where there are 349,100 ounces of gold in the measured and indicated categories (2,000 ounces in the measured category and 347,100 ounces in the indicated category).  Both Astoria and Augmitto benefit from the existence of extensive surface and underground infrastructure which would represent substantial savings in development cost in the event of commercial production.

 About Yorbeau Resources Inc.
The raison d’être of Yorbeau is to identify a world class gold deposit in a major mining camp. Against the backdrop of a market that is steadily more welcoming for gold, Yorbeau is poised to significantly increase the known gold resources on its properties in Northern Quebec.

For further information, please contact:

Thomas L. Robyn, Ph.D.                                             David Crevier
President and CEO                                                     Chairman of the Board
Yorbeau Resources Inc.                                              Yorbeau Resources Inc.                        
Tel.: 514-384-2202                                                    Tel.: 514-284-3663
Toll free in North America: 1-855-384-2202
G. Bodnar Jr.
Yorbeau Resources Inc.
Tel.: 514-384-2202
Toll free in North America: 1-855-384-2202

 Forward-looking statements: Except for statement of historical fact, all statements in this news release, without limitation, regarding new projects, acquisitions, future plans and objectives are forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate; actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

Forget the Elevator!

While the thought of climbing stairs in an office building, or anywhere else, makes most people cringe, it’s become one of the best all- around methods to develop a strong and fit physique, as many people use stair climbing as a method to their improve strength and endurance. However, as its popularity has taken “flight”, thousands of very fit and adventurous athletes have taken stair climbing to the next level: as the latest extreme sports trend, a new breed of extreme athletes has emerged, turning stair climbing into an international phenomena, racing up many of the most famous and prestigious buildings in the world!

So, what exactly is tower racing? Tower running is a sport, which involves running up tall manmade structures. Usually, races take place on the internal staircases of skyscrapers, but the term can cover any foot- race that involves a course that ascends a manmade structure. Over the past 10-20 years, an influx of competitive tower races has emerged throughout the United States, but also internationally. Many of these intense stair climbing races and endurance events are held in some of the world’s most prestigious skyscrapers. Notably, races have been held in the Empire State Building (New York), Willis Tower (Chicago), Tower 42 (London), US Bank Tower (Los Angeles), Columbia Tower (Seattle), Bank of America Plaza (Tampa), and newly added races held in the Taipei Tower & Las Vegas’ Stratosphere Tower. All of these buildings are considered iconic landmarks that are immense in size and have an abundant amount of stairs, making them ideal for an extreme race.

Arguably, one of the most famous stair-climbing races is the Empire State Building Run Up, which is held annually in New York City by the New York Road Runners (NYRR). This race, which receives extensive international media publicity, is held the first Tuesday of February and attracts some of the most diverse and well-trained athletes in the field. The event is by invitation only, and typically, only a couple hundred, out of thousands, are selected to participate in one of several waves. Every year, athletes flock from almost every state and close to 20 countries, creating a diverse field. The race, which offers an extremely intense and quick start that you don’t want to miss out on, also adds a dose of adrenaline by racing up the stairs of the most iconic building in NYC and finishing outside on the observation deck with panoramic views of the NYC skyline which is, literally, quite breathtaking. If you think you have what it takes, athlete registration opens shortly after the New York City Marathon and selected entrants are notified by mid-January. For more information, see

Stair climbing any major building is definitely a very impressive athletic feat, but nobody knows competitive tower racing better than Germany’s Thomas Dold. A numerous world record holder, Dold has won the Empire State Building Run Up five consecutive times (2005-Present), along with winning the Taipei 101 on June 15th 2008. Mexico’s Javier Santiago is also an all- star when it comes to international tower racing, with multiple top placements in prestigious races throughout the world, including ESBRU, Stratosphere Las Vegas, AON Center Los Angeles, and La Torre Mayor. Other internationally well- known champion tower climbers includes 3- time ESBRU Champion Suzy Walsham from Australia, and New Zealand’s Melissa Moon. The USA’s most accomplished tower racers in the World Cup have been Jesse Berg, Tim Van Orden, Oz John Osborn, Braden Renshaw, Master’s star Mark Trevosky, who’s the managing director of the West Coast Labels’ Elite Tower Racing Team, newcomer Justin Stewart, and female sensations Kristen Frey, Cindy Harris and Kacie Fisher. Other notable athletes include USATF Mountain- running star, Rickey Gates, who finished 3rd in the 2009 ESBRU behind the Germans, and Kevin Crossman, who finished 10th in the 2010 Towerrunning World Cup standings. While competitive tower racing has been growing at an extremely fast pace, only select US races have substantial, if any, cash prize- purses, while many international races offer large sums of prize money. For instance, the Taipei Tower’s generous total prize amounts to NT$1,010,000 or over $31,000 USD. On the contrary, the Empire State Building Run Up does not currently offer any kind of cash prize structure, but is considered the most prestigious and competitive by others involved in the sport. Despite the lack of a prize-purse, NYRR flies the male and female champions back to NYC the upcoming year, and all athletes walk away with a well-earned medal and an experience they will never forget .

While not everyone who wants to venture into stair climbing is lucky enough to be selected to run the ESBRU, there are plenty of other options throughout the United States. Some better-known events include Seattle, LA, and Chicago. The Fight for Air Climb, a popular race series held throughout the United States, aims at fighting against the major causes of lung associated illness: asthma, second -hand smoke, lung cancer, emphysema, and COPD. The event held by The American Lung Association, attracts more than 20,000 participants and grossed $4.9 million dollars last year alone. This charitable event has multiple races in almost every state, and thrives through local participation and sponsors. Other charitable stair climbing races include: Climb to the Top (National Multiple Sclerosis Society), Climb for the Cure (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation), and Tackle the Tower (Ronald McDonald House). To find races, like these, and more, visit

For those who aren’t necessarily competitive athletes, but seeking alternate ways to exercise, stair climbing is extremely beneficial to one’s health. According to Trevor Folgering, the founder of the Canada StairClimbing Association and a fitness expert, stair climbing is a highly effective workout. Folgering explains that Stair climbing is more efficient then running or walking on a flat surface because climbing stairs is a vertical challenge. Because of this, the individual must push his own bodyweight vertically, which when looking at overall calorie burn and overall muscular endurance is more efficient then running. Folgering goes on to explain that stair climbing produces better results when looking at overall body compositional changes (Losing body fat and gaining muscle) because the calorie expenditure is greater than running on flat surfaces, which allows the body to change at a greater rate. Lastly, Folgering cites stair climbing as a safe workout due to the fact that it is a low impact exercise.

Additionally, Folgering gives some tips on how to successfully complete a stair climbing workout:

•Always warm-up. Some great exercises would be jogging on the spot, butt kicks, high knees, side shuffles, arm-circles, and squats. A warm up should be 5-10 minutes long.

•When starting a stair climbing workout always start off slow. The best part of climbing stairs is that you do not have to run up stairs or do long workouts to make great gains. 10 minutes for a rank beginner is amazing, and then increase from there.

•When starting make sure to always put the whole foot on the step, this will ensure that you will work the major muscles in the legs more efficiently and also protect the Achilles tendon.

•The best way to climb stairs is to actually push from your heel, this will help contract more muscles in the glutes (buttock muscle) and hamstrings

•For the first few workouts, so not overextend the body. The body will adapt quickly. The key is consistency to keep pushing beyond what the person did in the previous workout. For example if the person did 5 flights of stairs, they should try to do a minimal 3-5 flight more per workout or 5-10 more minutes. This will ensure the body will continue adapting. Unlike running, the body will adapt quickly to a stair climbing routine.

To learn more about Tower Racing or stair climbing for fitness, make sure to check out, Run2Sky-Europe, and the Canada StairClimbing Association. With tower racing becoming a very popular extreme sport among athletes looking for another challenge, look for many new business opportunities to emerge such as event sponsorship, travel and accommodations, and more. Business and organizations like West Coast Labels, MMF (Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation), McDonalds, Wawa, Corona Light, Canada Life, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Gold’s Gym, John Hancock, Fleet Feet Sports, Hilton Suites, Competitor Magazine, and Puma have all sponsored major stair climbing events. Due to the high media exposure that many of the more prestigious tower races generate, stair climbing can become a great way to build brand awareness and recognition, especially in a niche market


Monday, 09 May 2011
Vancouver – The Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) today announced this year’s recipients of the Mining Person of the Year award: Jim O’Rourke and Robert Pease.

“This year MABC honours two outstanding contributors to BC’s mining sector,” stated John McManus, Chair of the MABC and Senior Vice President, Taseko Mines Ltd. “Both Jim and Rob have played major roles in ushering in BC’s mining renaissance, leading the developments of the Copper Mountain and Mt. Milligan mines, respectively, both now in construction.”

Jim O’Rourke was instrumental leading the Copper Mountain management team in completing the final updated feasibility study confirming the economics of the proposed Copper Mountain Mine development. Mr. O’Rourke played a vital role in arranging a strategic alliance with Mitsubishi Material Corporation, an international diversified materials company. This alliance was essential for the $438 million project to be financed that allowed for the development of the 35,000 tpd copper-gold porphyry Copper Mountain mine that is on track for production startup in June 2011. This new mine will bring 272 well-paying jobs to the community of Princeton, as well as economic growth to the region with spin-off benefits. Through an Impact Benefit Agreement with the Upper Similkameen Indian Band, the Copper Mountain project will also bring important benefits to local First Nations.

As President & CEO of Terrane Metals, Robert (Rob) Pease successfully obtained in 2010 all federal and provincial approvals to develop the Mt. Milligan mine in central BC, while simultaneously leading the friendly takeover of Terrane Metals by Thompson Creek Mining, thus enabling the 60,000 TPD, 400-employee project to proceed to production by 2013. The Mt. Milligan Mine will be an important employer and economic driver for central British Columbia for potentially multiple generations. The Mt. Milligan mine is only the second in the province to include a revenue sharing agreement between the Province and local First Nations.

“It is rare that MABC is in a position to honour two remarkable individuals in the same year,” added Pierre Gratton, President and CEO of MABC. “The significant economic activity now taking place in Princeton and north central BC as a result of both projects is exciting. The successes of these men to successfully advance both mining projects will benefit British Columbians for decades to come.”