Canarc Resource Corp.
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Canarc Resource Corp.

October 23, 2006 11:14 ET

Canarc Resource Corp.: Drilling Continues to Outline High Grade Gold Mineralization at New Polaris Project, BC

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 23, 2006) - Canarc Resource Corp. (TSX:CCM)(OTCBB:CRCUF) announces that the 2006 infill drilling program on the New Polaris property in northwestern BC continues to outline high grade gold mineralization in the C vein system.

Drilling highlights include higher grades such as 40.4 gpt gold over 1.9 m (1.18 oz per ton over 6.2 ft) in hole 330SW-6 and broader widths such as 14.0 m grading 10.9 gpt gold (45.9 ft at 0.32 oz per ton) in hole 1676E-5B. Significant drill intercepts are as follows:

Hole From Length Gold Length Gold
(No.) (m) (m) (gpt) (ft) (opt)

330SW-6 259.3 3.4 28.8 11.2 0.84
incl. 259.9 1.9 40.4 6.2 1.18

300SW-4.5 233.9 7.0 5.2 23.0 0.15
incl. 238.4 2.5 8.3 8.2 0.24
and 261.0 8.1 11.9 26.6 0.35
incl. 261.0 2.5 25.6 8.2 0.75

1737E-4 280.4 1.5 5.9 4.9 0.17

1676E-8A 386.3 0.75 8.7 2.5 0.25

1676E-5B 257.2 14.0 10.9 45.9 0.32
incl. 257.2 4.3 19.8 14.1 0.58
incl. 260.6 0.9 44.7 3.0 1.30

1646E-4 200.95 6.45 13.9 21.2 0.41
incl. 202.55 1.6 28.4 5.2 0.83

1615E-5 228.1 0.9 13.4 3.0 0.39

1615E-6 247.4 2.05 17.8 6.7 0.52
True widths are approximately 64% to 79% of core lengths.

In addition to the tabled drill results, Canarc also intersected low grade gold mineralization below a 5 gpt gold cut-off grade over narrow vein widths in drill holes 1615E-1, 1615E-4, 1707E-4, 240SW-3 and 240SW-4.5.

For drill hole locations, refer to the C Veins Longitudinal Section on Canarc's website All previous drill holes are shown as solid circles, proposed 2006 hole locations are shown as open circles and the holes reported in this news release are shown as stars. Note that this year's drill hole numbers refer to location along the section lines, not chronological sequence. Therefore, previous drill holes located along the section lines will cause some gaps to appear in this year's drill hole number sequence.

Each of the drill holes reported herein intersected arsenopyrite (quartz-carbonate) vein mineralization filling fractures and replacing wall-rocks, typical of the C vein system. Based on the 50 drill holes reported to date in 2006, some observations on the geological controls of mineralization can be made at this time that should assist in guiding future drilling programs and the resource estimation process.

The thicker and richer drill intercepts tend to occur in association with more massive, fine grained, volcaniclastic host rocks; where the C vein fault structure flexes along strike and dip; and in the vicinity of the No. 1 fault. The narrower and weaker drill intercepts appear to occur where the C vein structure intersects less permeable and brittle, coarse grained, intrusive host rocks, or where the C vein fault structure pinches down and weakens.

What is not fully understood at this time are the controls on the high grade, visible gold mineralization recently discovered along the western edge of the infill grid and the substantially thicker gold mineralized zones along the north-eastern margin of the infill drill grid. Additional drill is being carried out in these two areas.

James Moors, B.Sc., P.Geo, Vice President, Exploration, is the Qualified Person supervising the 2006 drill program on the New Polaris property. He has instituted a Quality Control sampling program of blanks, duplicates and standards to ensure the integrity of all assay results. All drill core is split by Canarc personnel at the New Polaris camp, and then flown to Vancouver for assay by ALS Chemex. The core samples are dried, crushed, split and a 30-gram sub-sample is taken for analysis. Gold content is determined by fire assay with a gravimetric finish on samples containing greater than 1 gpt Au, and other trace elements are analyzed by atomic absorption. ALS Chemex also uses its own standards for quality control checks.

Canarc Resource Corp. is a growth-oriented, gold exploration company listed on the TSX (symbol CCM) and the OTC-BB (symbol CRCUF). The Company's principal asset is its 100% interest in the New Polaris gold deposit, British Columbia.


Bradford J. Cooke, Chairman and C.E.O.

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