VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coalspur Mines Limited (ASX:CPL) (TSX:CPT) ("Coalspur" or "Company") announced today that it has entered into separate agreements with each of the Ermineskin Cree Nation ("Ermineskin") and the Whitefish (Goodfish) Lake First Nation, two of the four parties granted intervener status by the Alberta Energy Regulator ("AER"). Ermineskin and Whitefish will now withdraw as interveners in relation to Coalspur's Vista project.
- Coalspur and the Ermineskin Cree Nation and the Whitefish (Goodfish) Lake First Nation have concluded agreements in relation to the development of the Vista project
- The agreements entered into provide mutually beneficial opportunities to all parties, enhance environmental monitoring and mitigate impacts on the First Nations' traditional land uses
- Ermineskin and Whitefish will withdraw as interveners in relation to the Vista project
- Including these two agreements, Coalspur has to date concluded five agreements with aboriginal communities relating to Vista
- Negotiations with the two remaining interveners, Tourmaline Oil Corp. and Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation continue to progress