Freewest Resources Canada Inc.

Freewest Resources Canada Inc.

December 01, 2006 13:58 ET

Freewest Resumes Diamond Drilling at Clarence Stream, New Brunswick

MONTREAL, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 1, 2006) - Freewest Resources Canada (the "Company")(TSX VENTURE:FWR) is pleased to announce the resumption of diamond drilling on the Company's Clarence Stream property. The 100%-owned Property comprises 706 mineral claims (11,296 hectares) and is located close to infrastructure, approximately 70 kilometres southwest of Fredericton in Charlotte County, south-western New Brunswick.

The targets for drilling consist of a number of gold in-soil geochemical anomalies situated along trend from a number of gold deposits comprising the Proximal deposits. The Proximal deposits are hosted within a northeast-trending high-strain zone (HSZ) that has been drill tested over a two kilometre strike length. The most prominent of the Proximal deposits is the Central Zone, containing an Indicated Mineral Resource1 of 347,904 tonnes at a grade of 7.42 g/t gold (uncut), yielding 82,952 ounces of gold. Several other Proximal deposits within the HSZ contain an Inferred Mineral Resource(1) of 312,000 tonnes grading 6.88 g/t gold (uncut), yielding 69,000 ounces of gold. The hosting HSZ remains open-ended along strike and has only been drilled to shallow depth (100 metres).

Several gold-in-soil anomalies are situated along the projected southwestern extent of the HSZ containing the Proximal deposits. Such targets will be tested by diamond drilling during the balance of this year and into 2007 with the prime objective of increasing the gold inventory for eventual commercial production. Results will be released as they become available.

In other news, Noront Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:NOT) today announced a high grade intersection on their Windfall Lake project. This drill hole is within a hundred metres of the common boundary with Noront and Freewest joint-venture property with Murgor Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MUG). We plan to examine these results with a view to a new exploration program this winter.

Donald Hoy, P. Geo. (Ontario), Vice President of Exploration and a Director of Freewest Resources Canada Inc. is responsible for the preparation of this news release.

Freewest is a mineral exploration company exploring for gold, uranium and base metals within Eastern Canada. Corporate information can be accessed on the Internet at Freewest's shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol FWR.

(1) The Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resource Calculations are National Instrument 43-101 Compliant

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