West Hawk Development Corp.

West Hawk Development Corp.

October 09, 2008 14:27 ET

West Hawk Completes 2008 Groundhog Drilling Program

DENVER, COLORADO--(Marketwire - Oct. 9, 2008) - West Hawk Development Corp. (TSX VENTURE:WHD) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the drilling program at the Groundhog property in northern British Columbia has been completed.

The 11 hole drilling program was completed during the first week of October. The core samples have been collected and sent to the SGS Laboratories in Vancouver, British Columbia for analysis of the their quality characteristics. Information from the 5 holes that had previously been drilled on the property, past studies, and historical reports will also be used to build an accurate depiction of the properties potential. Geophysical logs have been generated and are currently being analysed. The data that is collected from the logs will be used to analyse seam correlations between the 11 drill holes. Based on the results of the analysis an accurate geologic portrayal of the surveyed portion of the property will be generated. The geologic data will provide an accurate assessment of the volume of resources in the surveyed portion of the property. Once the resources have been estimated geologic and economic models will be designed. The models will be used to determine the most efficient and cost effective mine plan for the Groundhog property.

"After two years of intensive effort the drilling program has been completed. We are pleased to have established the access agreements, raised the money, and to have had the historical NI 43-101 report updated. West Hawk is looking forward to reviewing all of the results from the drilling program once they have been compiled," said Roger A. Baer, Managing Director, Canadian Operations, West Hawk Development Corp.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Wm. Mark Hart, President and Chief Executive Officer

About the Company: West Hawk Development Corp. is focused on providing valuable, high-demand energy products from a variety of sources. Assets include the Figure Four natural gas property located in the Piceance Basin, Colorado, being developed under a drilling and development agreement; the Groundhog coal property located in northwest British Columbia; the Tulita coal property located in the Northwest Territories; and the Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Territory coal property.

Cautionary Note: This news release contains forward looking statements, particularly those regarding cash flow, capital expenditures and investment plans. Resource estimates, unless specially noted, are considered speculative. The Company has filed a National Instrument 51-101 Report on the Figure Four property. The Company has filed National Instrument 43-101 Reports for each of the Groundhog coal property in British Columbia, the Tulita coal property in the Northwest Territories, and the Nunavut coal property. Any and all other resource or reserve estimates are historical in nature, and should not be relied upon. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risk and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on factors that will or may occur in the future. Actual results may vary depending upon exploration and development activities, industry production, commodity demand and pricing, currency exchange rates, and, but not limited to, general economic factors. Cautionary note to U.S. investors: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission specifically prohibits the use of certain terms, such as "reserves" unless such figures are based upon actual production or formation tests and can be shown to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not yet reviewed and does not take responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news release.

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