Northern Shield Resources has announced that the drilling program at Huckleberry has been expanded from 2,000 metres to approximately 3,200 metres.

The program is currently on the fourth drill-hole. It is estimated that 2,000 metres will have been drilled upon completion of this hole. Two more holes are planned, totaling approximately 1,200 metres.

The focus of the remaining drilling program is to continue to test the down-dip extension of the mineralized Lower Olivine Websterite. This effort is based on the observed geology and mineralization in drill-holes 16HK-01and 17HK-08, which suggest an increase in prospectivity down-dip that also coincides with increased magnetism. The additional drilling was also designed to test "leakage" of mineralization along a fault system that is observed in the Eastern Copper Zone and may originate from the feeder source of the Lower Olivine Websterite.

The drilling program is being led by Christine Vaillancourt, P. Geo., the Company's Chief Geologist and a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

Northern Shield Resources Inc. is a Canadian-based company focused on exploring for platinum group element ("PGE") and nickel-copper-PGE deposits. It is known as a leader in grass roots exploration for Ni-Cu-PGEs and the understanding of magmatic systems as it applies to exploration.