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West High Yield Resources updates drilling results

CALGARY, ALBERTA, – January 19, 2007. West High Yield (W.H.Y.) Resources Ltd. (“West High Yield” or the “Company”) announces that it has received its most recent assay result from holes SR06-12, SR06-14, SR06-15 and SR06-16. Significant gold values were returned from holes SR06-15 which returned 8.59 gram per tonne gold over 10 feet (3.048 meters) and hole SR06-16 which returned 15.89 gram per tonne gold over 13 feet (3.96 meters). The holes reported on formed part of the Company’s 21 hole drill program designed to test the gold mineral potential of its Rossland Gold properties. The Company’s 2006 diamond drilling programs completed in the 3 crown granted claims (Midnight, IXL and OK) are summarized in the following table:

CLAIM DRILLSITE TARGET DRILLING
Midnight 1, 2 and 3 Lower extensions of the easterly striking veins of the Midnight 3100 level 12 holes totalling 5,197 feet
4 No. 1 vein down dip below the Midnight

3100 level at the northern extremity

3 holes totalling 1,174 feet
IXL 5 Lower extensions of the easterly striking veins of

the IXL workings

3 holes totalling 1,847 feet
OK 6 Lower extensions of the easterly striking veins of the OK workings 3 holes totalling 1,856 feet
TOTAL 21 holes totalling

10,074 feet

The assay results reported in the tables below by the Company include the 4 recently assayed drill holes and updated information for the 11 holes previously reported and include intercepted core length and true widths.

RESULTS OF DRILLING

SIGNIFICANT GOLD INTERSECTIONS

CLAIM SITE DRILLHOLE FROM

ft

TO

ft

DRILLED WIDTH

ft

TRUE WIDTH ft GRADE Au

g/t

1 SR06-1 129

305

155

311

23

6

17

4.6

3.53

11.23

SR06-2 187 199 12 8.5 4.8
Midnight SR06-3 58.5

152

61

155

2.5

3

1.6

2.2

21.5

40.1

2 SR06-4 127.2

135.7

174.1

130.7

140.7

179.0

5.5

5

4.9

2.5

4

3

1.01

1.35

1.03

SR06-5 215

341

248

346

32

5

22

5

3.68

18.15

3

3

SR06-6 60 63 3 2 51
SR06-7 56

76

86

66

81.5

91

10

5.5

5

7

4

3.8

15

14.7

14.3

SR06-8 120.5

120.5

136

126.5

15.5

3.5

7.5

2

34.8

75

SR06-9 66 73 7 4.5 4.36
SR06-10 152

183.8

158

187

6

3.2

3

1.8

3.92

4.44

SR06-11 72.5

92.5

96

96

23.5

3.5

10.2

2.3

10.2

40.9

SR06-21 Not as yet Assayed
SR06-12 340 347.3 7.3 5 0.73
SR06-13 Assay in progress
SR06-19 Assay in progress
IXL 5 SR06-14 232

444

458

235

449

460

3

5

2.3

3.5

1.05

1.32

SR06-15 91

121

96.5

131

5.5

10

3

5.5

4.49

8.59

SR06-16 76

121

91

133

15

13

10

8.5

5.94

15.86

OK 6 SR06-17 Assay in progress
SR06-18 Assay in progress
SR06-20 Assay in progress

West High Yield Resources is a junior mining exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral resource properties in Canada with a primary objective to locate and develop economic gold properties.

For further information please contact:

Frank Marasco

President and Chief Executive Officer West High Yield (W.H.Y.) Resources Ltd. 28 Arbour Lake Drive N.W.,

Calgary, Alberta T3G 3N8 Telephone: (403) 660-3488

Facsimile: (403) 206-7159

Email: [email protected]

Craig G. Robson

Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations

West High Yield (W.H.Y.) Resources Ltd. Suite 520, 700 West Pender Street Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2T8

Telephone: (604) 685-5851 or 888-685-5851

Facsimile: (604) 685-7349

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

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