Weststar Resources Corp.
TSX VENTURE : WER
FRANKFURT : HN3

Weststar Resources Corp.

February 24, 2009 03:01 ET

Weststar Resources Corp.: Tobin Lake Drilling Commences

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2009) - Weststar Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:WER)(FRANKFURT:HN3) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that its Phase 1 drill program on the Company's 100% owned Tobin Lake "18 Meter" property has commenced. The property is located approximately 70 kilometres northwest of the coal discovery of Goldsource Mines Inc., near the community of Hudson Bay, Sask.

Derex Drilling Services Ltd. commenced mobilization the week of February 16th, and after completing necessary road improvements to enable ease of access to the drill locations, commenced drilling the first hole the afternoon of Monday, February 23, 2009.

The 18 Meter Property is underlain by sandstones and shales of the Cretaceous-aged Mannville Group. During a 1994 exploration program conducted by Consolidated Pine Channel Gold Corporation, drilling intersected an approximately 18.84-metre-thick coal interval between 47.70 metres and 66.54-metre depth. The discovery was made while testing a magnetic geophysical anomaly for kimberlite.

Initial drilling will consist of a single hole to twin hole TL02-02, while subsequent holes will be spotted to the south and west. Results of the first phase drill program will be announced as received.

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.

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 historical 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.weststarreources.com or email info@weststarresources.com.

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.

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

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