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Wescan Updates Prorgess on the Current Airborne Geophysics Survey in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan

May 8, 2006

Wescan Goldfields Inc. (“Wescan”) is pleased to report that an airborne geophysical survey has begun on its jointly held uranium claims located in the Athabasca Basin in northern Saskatchewan. Santoy Resources Ltd. (“Santoy”) is the operator of the project and Wescan and Santoy each hold a 50% working interest in these claims.

The Athabasca Basin hosts several of the largest and highest grade uranium deposits in the world and current exploration activity in the region is intense. The Wescan-Santoy claims cover approximately 160,000 hectares (395,360 acres) over a number of diverse geological settings within the Athabasca Basin and the Wollaston Fold belt. Selection of these claims and permits was based on favorable geological and geophysical signatures and/or known mineralization. The current airborne geophysics survey was commissioned to detect potential electromagnetic conductors that may be present on the properties and this program is being supervised by Mr. R. Tykajlo, a contract Geophysicist engaged by Santoy. Mr. Tykajlo is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists in the Province of Ontario and is a qualified person in accordance with National Instrument 43-101.  Mr. Tykajlo has reviewed the contents of this news release.   

The general locations of the uranium properties include the following areas: Black Lake (Fir Island), Hazempa Lake, Pattyson Lake, Dowler Lake, and Richards Lake.

The status of the current airborne geophysical program is as follows:

1.   Black Lake area (Fir Island): Company: GEOTECH - System: VTEM, Area: 25,179 ha, flown at 200 meter line spacing for 1,221 kilometers. This survey is now complete and the preliminary interpretation is being reviewed.

2.   Hazempa Lake area: Company: FUGRO - System: MEGATEM, Area: 44,296 ha, flown at 400 meter line spacing, total of 1,418 line kilometers. This survey is now complete and the data is being interpreted by Mr. Tykajlo.

3.   Richards Lake area: Company: FUGRO – System: MEGATEM, Area: 5,387 ha, flown at 400 meter line spacing, total 229 line kilometers. This survey is now complete and the data is being interpreted by Mr. Tykajlo.

4.    Pattyson Lake area: Company: FUGRO – System: MEGATEM, Area: 44,864 ha, flown at 400 meter line spacing, total 1,461 line kilometers. This survey will be flown shortly.

5.   Dowler Lake area: Company: FUGRO – System: MEGATEM, Area: 21,418 ha, flown at 600 meter line spacing, total 452 line kilometers. This survey will be flown shortly.

Significant results generated by this survey will be used to plan a more detailed ground exploration program to locate drill targets.

Wescan is a Canadian based corporation engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. Shares of the Company trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "WGF" 

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements 

From time to time, Wescan makes written or oral forward-looking statements within the meaning of certain securities laws, including the "safe harbor" provisions of the Ontario Securities Act and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Wescan may make such statements in this press release, in other filings with Canadian regulators or the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, in reports to shareholders or in other communications. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements with respect to Wescan's objectives for the ensuing year, our medium and long-term goals, and strategies to achieve those objectives and goals, as well as statements with respect to our beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions. The words "may," "could," "should," "would," "suspect," "outlook," "believe," "plan," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," and words and expressions of similar import are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, statements regarding Wescan's future operations, future exploration and development activities or other development plans contain forward-looking statements.  All forward-looking statements and information are based on Wescan's current beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to Wescan concerning anticipated financial performance, business prospects, strategies, regulatory developments, development plans, exploration, development and mining activities and commitments. Although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect.

By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, and risks exist that predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not be achieved. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of important factors could cause the actual results to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, developments in world gold markets, risks relating to fluctuations in the Canadian dollar and other currencies relative to the US dollar, changes in exploration, development or mining plans due to exploration results and changing budget priorities of Wescan or its joint venture partners; the effects of competition in the markets in which Wescan operates; the impact of changes in the laws and regulations regulating mining exploration and development; judicial or regulatory judgments and legal proceedings; operational and infrastructure risks and the additional risks described in Wescan's most recently filed annual and interim MD&A and Wescan's anticipation of and success in managing the foregoing risks.

Wescan cautions that the foregoing list of factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive. When relying on our forward-looking statements to make decisions with respect to Wescan, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. Wescan does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by Wescan or on our behalf.

For further information please contact:

Frank Hrdy, Exploration Manager or Wade MacBain, Corporate Development at (306) 664-2422.

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