Torch River Resources Ltd.

Torch River Resources Ltd.

October 12, 2006 09:00 ET

Torch River Resources Ltd.: Red Bird Property Increased

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 12, 2006) - Torch River Resources Ltd ("Torch") (TSX VENTURE:TCR) is pleased to announce that it has acquired, for the costs of staking, additional ground which is adjacent to the Red Bird property in coast central British Columbia. Torch has acquired three claims which add 696 hectares to the Red Bird property. This brings the total holdings at Red Bird to 1952 hectares (over 4800 acres). These new holdings are strategic to Torch's future plans for developing the Red Bird molybdenum/copper deposit.

Torch has also been informed that results of its recently completed summer drill program have been delayed due to seasonal back-ups at the assayer. Further drill results will be released as they become available.

Torch is a company listed and trading on the TSX Venture Exchange, symbol: TCR.

The TSX Venture exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release

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