KWG Medivacs Blockader01 Feb 2011
Montreal, Canada – February 1, 2011 – KWG Resources Inc. (TSXV: KWG) yesterday had its helicopter evacuate a man injured in the campsite being installed beside the Koper Lake ice runway for a threatened blockade of exploration activities in the area. The man was given first aid by the cook-medic of the Webequie Logistics camp staff to stabilize him for transport. He was then flown by KWG, by contracted helicopter, to the Webequie First Nation Nursing Station where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries accidentally sustained while erecting a camp for the proposed blockade. He was one of three people sent this past weekend from the Marten Falls First Nation for the purpose. KWG’s drilling program is continuing.
KWG had previously asked the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry to consider studying the advisability of designating a town site under the provisions of the Mining Act, as an anchor to possible development activities in the Ring of Fire.
“It has been more than 40 degrees below zero Celsius out there,” said KWG President Frank Smeenk. “A few days ago, Noront had to mount a search for one of their crew members. This is challenging work we are doing and the development of an all-weather airstrip and storage facility launched by the Marten Falls First Nation has now been too long frustrated. The very sensitive biosphere of the area dictates that responsible development should not countenance a surfeit of temporary exploration camps all over the place. We have therefore asked MNDMF to consider the possibility of designating as a town site the development known as Muketei’. In this way the Marten Falls, Webequie and other Matawa area First Nations may focus there the businesses of providing the many required supplies and services for the numerous exploration programs underway in the area.”
“We feel that the Ring of Fire’ may perhaps need some creative and proactive thinking to help move things smoothly along to the profit of the locals, with less confusion, and without the need for all these militant statements and actions.”
KWG also advised that its previously-announced private placement of $3 million of flow-through shares was fully completed yesterday, and that Michael S. Harrington has retired as the Company’s Executive Vice-Chairman.
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