WestCan Uranium Corp.
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WestCan Uranium Corp.

April 28, 2009 06:00 ET

WestCan Uranium Receives Saskatchewan Coal Exploration Approval

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) - WestCan Uranium Corp., ("WestCan") ("the Company") (TSX VENTURE:WCU)(OTCBB:WCURF)(FRANKFURT:IAR) is pleased to announce the Company has received notification from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment that the project proposal for the Company's exploration program on the Old Channel Project located near Tobin Lake, has been approved.

The program has identified 18 potential drill sites on Coal Prospecting Permits held by WestCan and 15 potential drill sites on Coal Prospecting Permits held by North American Gem and optioned to WestCan and Silver Fields Resources Inc. (see Stockwatch Feb 17, 2009).

Officials from Silver Fields, the acting operator for the project, will be in Nipawin in early May to finalize drill contracts and begin mobilizing the necessary equipment and personnel. It is expected exploration and drilling could commence early in June, depending on weather and ground conditions

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and reviewed on behalf of the company by Dr. K. W. Geiger, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.Geo., a director of the Company and a qualified person.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

WestCan Uranium Corp.

Chris England, President and CEO

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.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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