Vancouver, B.C. – April 3rd, 2020 – Westhaven Ventures Inc. (TSX-V:WHN) would like to provide a corporate update on operations at the Merritt core facility and Shovelnose gold property in British Columbia, Canada and its plans to manage risks posed by COVID-19.
The Company's priority is to protect the health and safety of its employees, contractors, stakeholders, families and communities. The Company has temporarily ceased operations at the Merritt core facility, including drilling at the Shovelnose gold property. All employees and contractors are being encouraged to work from home. At this time, the Company is pleased to report that none of its employees or contractors have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Exploration and drilling activities will resume once it is safe to do so. Results from the drilling completed to date will be released in due course. The Company is well financed to weather this unprecedented global health crisis and to quickly ramp up operations and drilling when permissible.
Gareth Thomas, President and CEO of Westhaven, stated: "Providing a safe work environment for our employees is always priority. Taking measures to reduce potential contacts between people and practicing good hygiene will not only protect our employees, contractors, stakeholders, families and the communities in which we operate but also help to slow down the spread of the virus.”
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
WESTHAVEN VENTURES INC.
Gareth Thomas, President, CEO & Director
Westhaven is a gold-focused exploration company advancing the high-grade discovery on the Shovelnose project in Canada’s newest gold district, the Spences Bridge Gold Belt. Westhaven controls 37,000 hectares (370 square kilometres) with four 100% owned gold properties spread along this underexplored belt. The Shovelnose property is situated off a major highway, in close proximity to power, rail, large producing mines, and within commuting distance from the city of Merritt, which translates into low cost exploration. Westhaven is committed to the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility with a focus on generating positive outcomes and returns to all stakeholders. Westhaven trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol WHN. For further information, please call 604-336-6921 or visit Westhaven’s website at www.westhavenventures.com