SOURCE: Trade Winds Ventures Inc.

July 11, 2007 08:00 ET

Trade Winds Drills 6.67 g/t Gold Over 8.0 Metres Near Surface at Block A, Detour Lake, Ontario

TIMMINS, ON--(Marketwire - July 11, 2007) - Trade Winds Ventures (TSX-V: TWD) (FRANKFURT: TVR) is pleased to announce additional results from its 13,000 metre 2007 winter diamond drill program on Block A at Detour Lake, Ontario. Block A is being explored as a 50/50 Joint Venture between Detour Gold Corporation (TSX: DGC) (50%) and Trade Winds (50%), the operator during the exploration phase.

The Company has received further encouraging results from four more holes, TWDDH-187, TWDDH-188, TWDDH-191 and TWDDH-194 on Section 15540E. These four holes are within one of twelve step-out sections, drilled to determine the continuity of the M Zone structural corridor testing the M zone from surface to a depth of 300 metres. Management continues to be pleased with the results of this program, as it continues to define the near surface M Zone. The M Zone is believed to extend up to the surface to bedrock with the amount of overburden ranging from 10 to 30 metres in this section. The gold bearing M Zone structural corridor has a strike length of over four kilometers, continuing west onto the 100% owned Gowest property.

Diamond drill hole TWDDH-187 returned 4.49 grams/tonne gold over 1.00 metre.

Diamond drill hole TWDDH-188 returned 2.25 grams/tonne gold over 3.00 metres and 107.50 grams/tonne over 0.50 metres from a hanging wall quartz zone.

Diamond drill hole TWDDH-191 retuned 3.80 grams/tonne gold over 5.28 metres.

Diamond drill hole TWDDH-194 returned 6.67 grams/tonne gold over 8.00 metres, including 40.3 grams/tonne gold over 1.00 metre.

In 2005 and 2006, Trade Winds had completed seven drill holes on this section intersecting the M Zone from 100 to 300 metres below surface. The best intersections are as follows:

Hole TWDDH-044 returned 2.52 grams/tonne gold over 8.40 metres, including 10.25 grams/tonne gold over 1.00 metre.

Hole TWDDH-084 returned 5.24 grams/tonne gold over 7.44 metres, including 23.20 grams/tonne gold over 0.44 metres and 22.80 grams/tonne gold over 1.00 metre, from the hanging wall M Zone ultramafic unit. Also 1.40 grams/tonne gold over 4.38 metres from a footwall quartz zone.

Hole TWDDH-092 returned 5.90 grams/tonne gold over gold 1.94 metres, including 19.85 grams/tonne gold over 0.34 metres.

Hole TWDDH-093 returned 12.25 grams/tonne gold over 1.00 metre and 3.37 grams/tonne gold over 3.47 metres.

Hole TWDDH-094 returned 1.44 grams/tonne gold over 7.00 metres and 1.30 grams/tonne gold over 9.00 metres.

Hole TWDDH-183 returned 7.81 grams/tonne gold over 2.70 metres, including 27.40 grams/tonne gold over 0.50 metres.

Hole TWDDH-185 returned 2.34 grams/tonne gold over 4.75 metres and 49.30 grams/tonne gold over 0.50 metres.

Details of the significant results received for the recent holes completed on Section 15540E are as follows:

HOLE NAME   FROM    TO      Depth     LENGTH     ASSAY        COMPOSITE
            (m.)   (m.)  Vertical(m.)  (m.)  (g/tonne gold) (g/tonne gold)
TWDDH-187  102.18  102.68   83         0.50      4.31

           114     115      93         1.00      4.49

TWDDH-188  127     130     104         3.00                     2.25
Including  127     128                 1.00      3.48

           149.67  150.17  122         0.5     107.50

           167     168     137         1.00      5.46

           303.05  307.34  248         4.29                     1.90
           306     307.34              1.34      4.49

           312     314     256         2.00                     4.60
Including  313     314                 1.00      8.73

TWDDH-191   89.72   95      73         5.28                     3.80
Including   89.72   90.25              0.53     25.90
Including   94      95                 1.00      4.63

           325     326     266         1.00      8.68           8.68

TWDDH-194  180     182     147         2.00                     2.92
Including  181     182                 1.00      4.07

           195     203     160         8.00                     6.67
Including  195     196                 1.00     40.30
Including  198     199.03              1.03      6.33

           211.25  211.75  173         4.75                     2.24
Including  215     216                 1.00      5.64

           235     236     193         1.00      3.32

True Width is estimated to be between 65-75% of core length. Trade Winds has now reported on 30 of 53 diamond drill holes completed from this winter's near surface M Zone program. A drawing for Section 15540E is available on the Company's website

Diamond drill hole location and final depths for the M Zone diamond drill program are as follows:

Section   Hole#      Northing   Easting   Azimuth   Dip    Length(m.)
15540E    TWDDH-187  20501.94   15539.31    180     -57      215.0
          TWDDH-188  20645.61   15539.35    180     -52      362.0
          TWDDH-191  20606.35   15541.57    180     -52      332.0
          TWDDH-194  20571.35   15541.57    180     -52      255.0

The objective of Phase 1 2007 winter drilling program was to explore the mineralization of this new zone discovered in 2006 along a 480 metre strike length between Sections 15380E and 15860E at 40 metres intervals, while Phase 2 focused on in-fill drilling of the near surface M Zone mineralization from Sections 15900E to 16740E. Drilled on a 40 meter by 40 meter spacing, both vertically and horizontally, these new holes are part of the drilling done to the west of the area encompassing the previously published NI 43-101 indicated resource. The 2007 drill program was designed to potentially add new gold ounces to the resource estimate, and upgrade the near surface inferred gold ounces, already included in the current resource estimate, to the indicated category.

In October 2006, Trade Winds reported an indicated resource of 14,158,000 tonnes grading 1.77 grams/tonne containing 804,321 ounces of gold and an inferred mineral resource of 24,796,000 tonnes grading 1.88 grams/tonne containing 1,499,552 ounces of gold, using a cut-off grade of 1.0 gram/tonne. The Technical Report prepared by Golder Associates Ltd. was filed on SEDAR on behalf of Trade Winds.

Management is looking to increase shareholder value by proceeding with the spin-off of its Tuole Gold/Copper and the Silu Zinc/Lead projects, located in the Peoples Republic of China, to a wholly owned subsidiary. Western China Mining ("WCH") proposes to list on a Canadian stock exchange following an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to raise up to a maximum of $7,500,000 to fund the development programs for these projects. It is expected that Trade Winds would own approximately 60% of WCH prior to the distribution to shareholders.

Trade Winds has indicated that it will look at similar spin-out strategies for other Canadian projects, which include a 60% option in the Birch Lake, Ontario gold project and its 100% interests in the Turner Lake, Nunavut project and its Treasure Mountain and Dardanelles gold properties in B.C. These spin-out strategies are being designed to improve the identification and valuation of each specific Trade Winds property and to enable Trade Winds to separately finance and develop its various assets, selectively reducing stock dilution.

Mr. Alex Burton, P. Eng., P. Geo., is the qualified person for Trade Winds' projects at Detour Lake and has reviewed the information contained herein. Trade Winds, as operator of the projects, has implemented a quality control program to ensure best practice in the sampling and analysis of the drill core. All fire assay results are being provided by ALS Chemex.

WARNING: The Company relies upon litigation protection for "forward-looking" statements.


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