SAFETY: Kiena reaches 1-M hours without lost time milestone

QUEBEC - On Feb. 15, 2001, the Kiena gold mine reached 1.0 million hours worked without a lost time accident. The mine is owned and operated by Wesdome Gold Mines of Toronto.

QUEBEC - On Feb. 15, 2001, the Kiena gold mine reached 1.0 million hours worked without a lost time accident. The mine is owned and operated by Wesdome Gold Mines of Toronto.

"Our workers' health and safety and protection of the environment are always our priorities," the company said in a press release. "Our team's winning attitude, communication and desire to improve day after day give us confidence that we will be able to attain even loftier goals."

Wesdome reopened the Kiena mine 10 km west of Val d'Or in 2006. The company is developing and mining the VC, North and 388 zones. Drifting 2 km to the southeast will progressively explore and bulk sample the Wisik, Martin and Shawkey 22 zones. Drifting 4 km to the north will access and develop the Wesdome A zone while opening up substantial new exploration potential along the way.

More information, photos and maps are posted at www.Wesdome.com.

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