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Advised Merit Mining Corp, regarding agreements with the Osoyoos Indian Band

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On May 12, 2008, Merit Mining Corp. announced that it had signed an Impacts and Benefits Agreement ("IBA") with the Osoyoos Indian Band ("OIB") with respect to Merit exploring, developing and operating its Greenwood Gold Project in south central British Columbia. Fasken Martineau's Kevin O'Callaghan provided strategic aboriginal advice to Merit in relation to the negotiation of this agreement. Michelle Pockey and Paul Wilson advised Merit in relation to the structure and drafting of the agreement. Merit also drew on Fasken Martineau's resources in specific areas, working with Georald Ingborg on securities issues and Josh Lewis on mining matters.