First Global Data Appoints Vicki Ringelberg as New CFO

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TORONTOOct. 2, 2017 /CNW/ – First Global Data Limited (“First Global” or the “Company”) announces the resignation of Nayeem Alli and the appointment of Vicki Ringelberg, as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

Nayeem Alli is a founder and has been a key contributor toward the vision and success of the Company. The decision to resign was a deeply personal one for him. The Company is working with Mr. Alli toward establishing a consulting relationship as he becomes ready. The Board of Directors, management and shareholders of First Global thank Mr. Alli for his dedication and contributions as Chief Financial Officer and sincerely wish him the best. Mr. Alli continues as a director of the Company.

Vicki Ringelberg is a high caliber executive with a track record of success. Ms. Ringelberg is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Governance and Administration Committee and previous Chair of the Audit Committee and Investment Committee of the OPSEU Pension Trust (OPTrust). Prior to that, Ms. Ringelberg spent over 20 years working in various senior financial capacities including Chief Financial Officer of Portland Investment Counsel and the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of AIC Limited (“AIC”). During her tenure at AIC, Ms. Ringelberg was also a member of various boards. Ms. Ringelberg has broad experience in the financial services industry including managing large scale initiatives, implementing complex accounting systems, evaluating business opportunities and executing the acquisitions and sales of various businesses. Ms. Ringelberg is a CPA and also holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto.

“We respect Nayeem’s decision to step down as our CFO. He has been a leader since the Company’s inception and instrumental in the Company achieving the levels of success it currently has,” said Andre Itwaru, the Company’s Chairman and CEO. “We are very pleased that Vicki has agreed to join First Global. She brings an incredible level of experience, financial acumen and discipline to the Company, and I look forward to working closely with her as we take the Company to the next levels of its evolution.”

The appointment of Vicki Ringelberg as Chief Financial Officer is subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.

About First Global Data Ltd. (www.firstglobaldata.com)

First Global is an international financial services technology (“FINTECH”) company. The Company’s two main lines of business are mobile payments and cross border payments. First Global’s proprietary leading edge technology enables the convergence of compliant domestic and cross border payments, shopping, Peer to Peer (“P2P”), Business to Consumer (“B2C”), and Business to Business (“B2B”) payments. First Global enables its strategic partners and clients around the world with our leading edge financial services technology platform.

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

The securities offered have not been 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 registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities offered in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Forward Looking Information:
This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Although First Global believes in light of the experience of its officers and directors, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors that have been considered appropriate, that the expectations reflected in this forward-looking information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because First Global can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Readers are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those contemplated by these statements. The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this release. First Global undertakes no obligation to comment on analyses, expectations or statements made by third-parties in respect of First Global, its securities, or financial or operating results (as applicable). First Global disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws.

SOURCE First Global Data Limited

For further information: Andre Itwaru, Chairman and CEO, First Global Data Limited, email: ir@firstglobaldata.com; Renmark Financial Communications Inc., Steve Hosein: shosein@renmarkfinancial.com, Tel: (416) 644-2020 or (514) 939-3989, www.renmarkfinancial.com

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Canadian FINTECH Company Enables Micro Finance in India

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TORONTO, June 8, 2017 /CNW/ – First Global Data (“First Global” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it signed an agreement with Bohdi Systems Pvt. Ltd. to provide among other things financial services such as micro credit, savings and mobile payments to the disadvantaged and lower income demographic in India.

First Global Data Limited (CNW Group/First Global Data Limited)

The service is called DhanMitra and it is currently being implemented on the First Global mobile wallet deployment in India. DhanMitra is an ecosystem comprised of Cooperative and Rural Banks and Micro Finance Institutions. The service will enable First Global customers to access micro credit loans, to withdraw funds from the microfinance accounts, load their mobile wallets, make purchases of eBooks and other eLearning products, access the other services that First Global offers on the mobile platform including payment of bills, etc, and to repay loans.

“This is an important initiative for First Global. We continue to focus on expanding our value-added services portfolio on our mobile platform, while at the same time finding ways to facilitate financial inclusion by utilizing proprietary FINTECH solutions. Financial inclusion is a major mandate of First Global and we will continue to add services and capabilities to those challenged by current banking systems”, said Andre Itwaru, Chairman and CEO of First Global.

About Bodhi Systems (www.bodhisystems.org)

Bodhi Systems is an enterprise that leverages technology and applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being. PUBLISHING Bodhi Systems offers seamless transition from traditional publishing to digital publishing. Our software assets have impeccable reputation in the international publishing arena serving large trade publishers, academic publishers and individual authors alike. EDUCATION Bodhi Systems is leading an initiative to deliver a student-centric personalized learning platform based on competency-based education framework. FINANCE Bodhi Systems’ offering DhanMitra is a platform that brings financial services such as micro-credit, savings, mobile payments, to disadvantaged and low-income sections of society.

About First Global: (www.firstglobaldata.com)

First Global is an international financial services technology (“FINTECH”) company. The Company’s two main lines of business are mobile payments and cross border payments. First Global’s proprietary leading edge technology enables the convergence of compliant domestic and cross border payments, shopping, Peer to Peer (“P2P”), Business to Consumer (“B2C”), and Business to Business (“B2B”) payments. First Global enables its strategic partners and clients around the world with our leading edge financial services technology platform.

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

The securities offered have not been 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 registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities offered in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Forward Looking Information:
This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Although First Global believes in light of the experience of its officers and directors, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors that have been considered appropriate, that the expectations reflected in this forward-looking information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because First Global can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Readers are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those contemplated by these statements. The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this release. First Global undertakes no obligation to comment on analyses, expectations or statements made by third-parties in respect of First Global, its securities, or financial or operating results (as applicable). First Global disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws.

SOURCE First Global Data Limited

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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 *

CategoryQuantityGradeContained
[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 *
Cut-OffQuantityGradeContained
U3O8 [%][tonnes]U3O8 [%]U3O8 [lb]
0.10119,09611.4830,140,000
0.30118,75711.5130,130,000
0.40118,03411.5830,130,000
0.50116,75111.7030,110,000
0.80112,30812.1430,060,000
1.00108,95012.4930,000,000
3.0088,97014.8829,190,000
* 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 www.terrauranium.com.

On behalf of the board of directors of

TERRA VENTURES INC.

“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

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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 ggibson@trelawneymining.com

– or-

Andres Tinajero, CFO
416-363-8567 or atinajero@trelawneymining.com

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.

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 (www.sedar.com) and EDGAR (www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml) and is also posted on the Company’s website (www.westerncoppercorp.com).

ABOUT WESTERN COPPER CORPORATION

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 www.westerncoppercorp.com.

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Western Copper Corporation
Paul West-Sells
President & COO
604.684.9497

or

Western Copper Corporation
Julie Kim
Manager Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
604.684.9497
Fax: 604.669.2926
info@westerncoppercorp.com
www.westerncoppercorp.com

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.
tlrobyn@yorbeauresources.com                                  dcrevier@yorbeauresources.com
Tel.: 514-384-2202                                                    Tel.: 514-284-3663
Toll free in North America: 1-855-384-2202
 
G. Bodnar Jr.
Director
Yorbeau Resources Inc.
gbodnar@yorbeauresources.com
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.

THE MINING ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA ANNOUNCES MINING PERSONS OF THE YEAR

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.”

Trade Winds Ventures Completes Preliminary Metallurgical Study on Block A

Vancouver, BC, May 2, 2011 – Trade Winds Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: TWD, FSE: TVR) (“Trade Winds”) is pleased announce the results of a metallurgical study by SGS Minerals Services (“SGS”) on the Block A Joint Venture project (50% Trade Winds / 50% Detour Gold), located adjacent to Detour Gold’s Detour Lake gold project in northeastern Ontario. Trade Winds is currently the operator of the JV on Block A.

The study completed by SGS Minerals Services (“SGS”) of Lakefield, Ontario was designed and supervised by Mr. Andy Holloway, Senior Associate Process Engineer of Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited (“WGM”). Results indicate excellent gold recoveries, ranging from 87.3% to 98.7%, using a standard gravity/cyanidation/carbon-in-pulp circuit (see table below). Three composite samples were prepared from diamond drill hole TWDDH253 (section 16460E) drilled in early 2010 near the centre of the deposit and submitted to SGS for a preliminary metallurgical study including grindability assessment (Bond ball mill work index), gravity separation and bottle roll cyanidation tests.

The Bond ball mill work index results varied from 9.0 to 10.2 kWh/t, indicating a low degree of hardness. Further testing will be required on a number of samples to adequately represent the deposit. Gravity gold recoveries were 72% for Composite 1, 20% for Composite 2, and 80% for Composite 3. With subsequent cyanidation of gravity tailings, the overall gold recovery ranged between 87% and 98.7%, depending on grind size and NaCN concentration. Bottle roll cyanidation tests were conducted at 8, 24, 32 and 48 hours intervals. The tests do conclude that higher overall gold recoveries can be achieved with the inclusion of a gravity circuit.

Further metallurgical and comminution work will be undertaken in 2011 along with detailed mineralogical studies to determine the nature of the gold.

CompositeHead GradeGravity recoveryGrind SizeNaCN ConcentrationCyanidation recovery (48h)Combined Gravity & Cyanidation recovery

g/t Au%K80 µmg/L%%

Composite 1 (47 kg)7.4271.5
Comp. 1 Sample 11080.589.096.9
Comp. 1 Sample 2750.592.998.0
Comp. 1 Sample 3620.593.998.3
Comp. 1 Sample 41080.3587.096.3
Comp. 1 Sample 51080.6587.696.5

Composite 2 (28.9 kg)0.6820.1
Comp. 2 Sample 11160.585.488.3
Comp. 2 Sample 2880.589.091.2
Comp. 2 Sample 3720.589.191.3
Comp. 2 Sample 41160.3584.387.5
Comp. 2 Sample 51160.6584.187.3
CompositeHead GradeGravity recoveryGrind SizeNaCN ConcentrationCyanidation recovery (48h)Combined Gravity & Cyanidation recovery

g/t Au%K80 µmg/L%%

Composite 3 (40.4 kg)1.6380.4
Comp. 3 Sample 11060.582.696.6
Comp. 3 Sample 2660.591.498.3
Comp. 3 Sample 3530.593.698.7
Comp. 3 Sample 41060.3582.496.6
Comp. 3 Sample 51060.6581.496.4

ABOUT TRADE WINDS VENTURES INC.
Trade Winds Ventures Inc. has been named to the 2011 TSX Venture 50, a ranking of strong performing companies listed on TSX Venture Exchange. The 2011 TSX Venture 50 is comprised of ten companies from each of five sectors; Clean Technology, Mining, Oil & Gas, Diversified Industries, and Technology & Life Sciences. The 2011 TSX Venture 50 companies were chosen based on the following criteria, with equal weighting assigned to each: share price appreciation, trading volume, market capitalization growth and analyst coverage. TSX Venture 50 is a trade-mark of TSX Inc. and is used under license.

The material in this news release has been approved by Mr. Andy Holloway of WGM and by Stephen Wallace, P.Geo, Senior VP Exploration of Trade Winds, both Qualified Persons as defined by NI 43-101.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Ian D. Lambert, CEO/President (604) 648-6225
Email: info@tradewindsventures.com Visit our Website at www.tradewindsventures.com

Forward Looking Information
Certain information included in this news release constitutes “forward-looking statements”. The words “expect”, “will”, “intend”, “estimate” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. The Company cautions the reader that such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from the Company’s estimated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements and the forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the mining industry such as government regulation, environmental and reclamation risks, title disputes or claims, success of mining activities, future commodity prices, costs of production, possible variation in mineral reserves, mineral resources, grade or recovery rates, failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated, accidents, labour disputes, the timing of estimated future production, capital expenditures, financial market fluctuations, requirements for additional capital, conclusions of economic evaluations, limitations on insurance coverage, risks associated with using third-party contractors and inflation. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Information Concerning Estimates of Mineral Resources
This news release uses the terms ‘indicated’ and ‘inferred’ resources. The Company advises investors that although these terms are recognized and required by Canadian regulations (under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not recognize them. Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted into reserves. In addition, ‘inferred resources’ have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian rules, estimates of inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies, or economic studies except for Preliminary Assessment as defined under 43-101. Investors are cautioned not to assume that part or all of an inferred resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.
Neither 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.

6.1G/T GOLD OVER 6.7M (0.18oz/ton gold over 22.0 ft) ON EAST-WEST PROPERTY

Val-d’Or, Quebec, April 28, 2011 – Knick Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: KNX) (“Knick Exploration” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that drill hole EW-11-30 on the Raven Gold Zone returned 6.1g/t gold over 6.7m (0.18oz/ton gold over 22.0 ft), down hole intercept from 73.60 to 80.30m. The 6.1g/t over 6.7m intercept represents an intersection of quartz veining and altered host rock. Sections within this intercept as well as other assays will be posted on the web site. http://www.knick.ca/projects/eastwest/ The 6.1g/t over 6.7m intersection is part of a gold shoot on the western wing of the Raven Gold Zone.

 Preliminary assay results in conjunction with Knicks previous work suggests gold enrichment as sub-vertical shoots within the Raven Gold Zone. The western wings shoot includes 8.5g/t at surface, 4.98g/t over 2.25m at 17m vertical in hole EW-11-05 and 6.1g/t over 6.7m at 55m vertical in hole EW-11-30. Intercepts are down hole widths.

 Metallic sieve and fire assays are pending.

 At present data is being processed in anticipation of the Phase II drill program.
 Samples are being sent to Expert Laboratory in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec for analysis. Fire assay and metallic sieve methods are being implemented for analysis as deemed warranted.

Gordon N. Henriksen, P.Geo., Vice President of Knick Exploration, is the Company’s qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. He has reviewed and approved the contents of this press release.

 Forward-Looking statement
Neither TSX Venture Exchage nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.
 This Press Release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties.  All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking.  There can be no assurances that such statements will prove accurate and, therefore, readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such uncertainties.

Jacques Brunelle
President & CEO
Knick Exploration
(819) 856-1387
 
Gordon N. Henriksen
Vice President
Knick Exploration
(819) 874-5252