North Country Gold Corp.

North Country Gold Corp.

September 14, 2011 08:30 ET

North Country Gold Corp. Receives Regulatory Approvals to Significantly Increase Exploration Activities, Upgrade Camp Facilities and Construct a New All Weather Road

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2011) - North Country Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:NCG) (NCG or the "Company") is pleased to report that the Company has successfully obtained the regulatory instruments necessary to significantly advance the exploration program, including upgrades to the existing Hayes Camp, the airstrip, and construction of a 10km all weather road from Hayes Camp to the Three Bluffs Deposit.

NCG has received the necessary land and quarry leases, permits and licenses from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Nunavut Water Board, and Kitikmeot Inuit Association (Kit.I.A.). NCG's upgrades will increase the capacity of Hayes Camp up to 100 people, and allow for larger aircraft to land and supply the program in all-weather conditions. Camp upgrades will include building a new work area (shop, office and core processing facilities, as well as core and fuel storage), new sleep facilities, commercial kitchen and washrooms, a new incinerator, waste water treatment system and generators. In addition, NCG will build a ten (10) kilometre all weather road from Hayes Camp to the Three Bluffs deposit to allow for safer and more efficient transport of personnel and goods to and from the deposit. All upgrades and new infrastructure focus on minimizing the environmental impacts of our work while improving the health and safety of all those working at the site. These upgrades will have an immensely positive impact on all future exploration at both the Three Bluffs Deposit and the entire Committee Bay Belt.

"We are very pleased with the prompt issuance of the permits and licenses from the Government of Nunavut, INAC and the Kit.I.A.," stated John Williamson, President and CEO. "With the continued strong support, NCG looks forward to progressing the Three Bluffs Deposit towards development and providing opportunities to local communities."

The Three Bluffs NI 43-101 Gold Project currently hosts an indicated resource of 508,000 ounces (2,700,000 tonnes at 5.85 g/t Au) and an additional inferred resource of 244,000 ounces (1,270,000 tonnes at 5.98 g/t Au). The Three Bluffs deposit remains open to the west and to depth. The deposit occurs at the eastern end of a package of auriferous iron formation bearing supracrustral rocks (Walker Lake Trend) that has been traced at least five kilometres to the west. In 2011, North Country Gold mounted its largest exploration program to date at the Three Bluffs high-grade gold deposit in Nunavut, Canada. The Company spent $25 million on an extensive drill program along the Walker Lake Trend and significantly expanded project access and camp infrastructure. A comprehensive drill program of 7 rigs in operation completed 30,000 metres of drilling on numerous targets along the trend. The Company is focused on delivering a substantially updated resource estimate in Q1, 2012. North Country Gold's 2012 program will be equally aggressive, with the potential for 8 to 10 drill rigs targeting over 40,000 metres.

North Country Gold Corp. controls one of the largest under-explored greenstone belts within Canada, and has numerous drill ready high grade gold targets, in addition to those at Three Bluffs. The gold-rich Committee Bay Greenstone Belt is located approximately 300 kilometres north of Baker Lake within Nunavut Territory, Canada. North Country Gold Corp. is the 100% beneficial owner of the mineral rights to approximately 557,323 acres (225,569 hectares) of land comprising 216 active mineral claims and 14 mineral leases.

North Country Gold Corp. maintains an extensive quality control program in the preparation, shipping and checking of all samples from the property. The program is supervised by Peter Kleespies, M.Sc., P. Geol., who is the Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. A detailed description of North Country Gold Corp.'s QA/QC program is provided on the Company's website at

North Country Gold Corp. is a member of the Discovery Group of companies, for more information on the group visit

On behalf of the Board

North Country Gold.

John Williamson

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the company expects are forward looking statements. Although the company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continuity of mineralization, uncertainties related to the ability to obtain necessary permits, licenses and title and delays due to third party opposition, changes in government policies regarding mining and natural resource exploration and exploitation, and continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, investors should review the Company's continuous disclosure filings that are available at

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