Weststar Resources Corp.

Weststar Resources Corp.

February 17, 2009 03:01 ET

Weststar Resources Corp.: Tobin Lake Drillers Mobilized

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 17, 2009) - Weststar Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:WER)(FRANKFURT:HN3) (the "Company") is aggressively working towards the commencement of its Phase 1 drill program. Immediately after acquiring Drill Permits, the Company began necessary work required to upgrade access trails and river crossings in preparation for drilling activities. Derex Drilling Services Ltd. have commenced drill-rig mobilization, with an anticipated arrival date and start of drilling on Wednesday, February 18th or Thursday, February 19th.

This first-phase drill program will consist of drilling 5 - 8 holes in and around the historic "18 Meter" coal discovery hole originally drilled by Consolidated Pine Channel Gold Corp. in 1994. Should the first phase drilling prove positive, the Company would look to carry out a second phase of exploration with the intent of outlining potential coal resources within the Tobin Lake "18 Meter" property. The current Drill Permit granted to the Company allows for the drilling of up to 25 holes.

The Company is continuing to compile publicly available information within the region, to gain a better understanding of the sub-surface geology and geometry of the known coal seams. Based upon its review, the Company believes that coal measures within the region were developed within areas with significant paleo-karsting in the underlying Devonian units. These sub-basins, have given rise to immense thickness of coal with restricted lateral dimensions, similar to those reported elsewhere within the Mannville Group Rocks of Saskatchewan and Alberta. Further, the 18-m coal property has potential to host significant amounts of coal, as demonstrated by the vast tonnages of coal known within the Mannville Formation, of Western Canada.

In addition, the Company would also like to provide a correction to the news release dated February 12, 2009. The news release incorrectly stated that Mr. Jerry Minni had resigned his positions of CFO and director of the Company. While Mr. Minni has resigned his position as CFO, he remains an independent director of the Company. The Company regrets any confusion caused by the error in the previous news release.

About the Company: Weststar Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:WER) is a mineral exploration company focused on discovering and advancing mineral properties by utilizing modern geological science to evaluate historic known discoveries. Weststar's portfolio is currently focused in Canada and is primarily invested in coal properties with known historical coal discoveries. The Company's Saskatchewan Tobin Lake 18 Meter coal property is currently the main focus of exploration activity. For further info on the Company please visit www.weststarresources.com or email info@weststarresources.com.

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 Jody Dahrouge, PGeol, of Dahrouge Geological, a qualified person.

On Behalf of the Board

Mitchell Adam, President

Weststar Resources Corp.

WARNING: The Company relies on litigation protection for "forward looking" statements. Actual results could differ materially from those described in the news release as a result of numerous factors, some of which are outside the control of the Company.

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