WestCan Uranium Corp.

WestCan Uranium Corp.

June 27, 2008 06:00 ET

WestCan Uranium Corp. Applies for Manitoba Coal Exploration Permits

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 27, 2008) - WestCan Uranium Corp. (TSX VENTURE:WCU)(FRANKFURT:IAR) ("WestCan") ("the Company") is pleased to announce the Company has applied to the Government of Manitoba for a coal exploration permit on two sections of land close to the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border. The decision was prompted by examination of Manitoba Geological Survey maps which indicate the area to be underlain by the Swan River formation of the same Cretaceous age as the Goldsource Mines Inc. recent coal discovery.

The permitting process in Manitoba is considerably more expensive than in Saskatchewan, however management felt it was imperative to acquire an initial block of land for exploration as traditionally, coal deposits are quite extensive and it would be highly unlikely they would end at the border. Further acquisitions will be considered as WestCan geologists continue to do due diligence.

Recently the Company has applied for permits in Saskatchewan covering 3 townships totalling over 27,000 hectares, and has received a comfort letter from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources, on one of those 3 parcels.

Dr. K. Warren Geiger, Ph.D., P. Eng., P.Geo., a Qualified Person for WestCan, as defined by NI 43-101, is currently co-ordinating the research of the development in east-central Saskatchewan and west-central Manitoba.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Chris England, President and CEO

WestCan Uranium Corp.

Statements about the Company's future expectations and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward looking statements". The Company intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbours created thereby. Since these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ materially from the expected results.

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