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Westhaven Announces Positive Preliminary Nickel Sulphide Results from its Ben Project

Vancouver, B.C. - October 21, 2014 - Westhaven Ventures Inc. (TSX-V:WHN) is pleased to announce positive preliminary nickel sulphide results from its BEN property, located approximately 50 km north of Williams Lake, B.C. 

A total of 55 samples from drill holes BN14-04, BN14-08, BN14-11, BN14-12 and BN14-13 were reanalyzed for nickel sulphides using ALS Minerals' ammonium citrate leach and hydrogen peroxide finish. The ammonium citrate leach results, which provide approximate sulphide nickel content, suggest the majority of assayed intervals contain a significant proportion of sulphide hosted nickel that may be available for recovery by conventional flotation methods.

Sulphide nickel grades from ammonium citrate and hydrogen peroxide leach analyses: For the full table of results please visit www.westhavenventures.com/projects/ben_property/

Hole_ID
From_m
To_m
Interval_m
Ni % (ICP)*
Ni % (ACE)*
Ni S %*
BN14-04
12.8
34
21.5
0.27
0.12
44
BN14-08
18
46.5
28.5
0.28
0.17
58
BN14-11
34
42
8
0.21
0.11
52
BN14-11
60
69
9
0.21
0.14
67
BN14-12
99
150
51
0.18
0.12
69
BN14-12
150
185
35
0.19
0.05
26
BN14-13
17.4
26.5
9.1
0.21
0.16
78

Note:  (ICP) denotes analyses derived from multi-element Aqua Regia ICP-MS analyses. (ACE) denotes analyses derived from ammonium citrate and hydrogen peroxide leach analyses. NI S% denotes percentage of Nickel present in sulphides.

Current Drill Program

Westhaven has started an approximately 800 metre drill program which is testing newly discovered ground magnetic anomalies within the vicinity of drill holes BN13-03 and BN14-12. Data from previous drill programs has indicated that higher nickel grades are associated with higher magnetic susceptibility readings.

About Westhaven Ventures Inc.

Westhaven Ventures Inc. is a Canadian based exploration company focused on the acquisition and exploration of prospective resource properties. Westhaven is focused on advancing its Shovelnose gold and BEN projects in British Columbia. Westhaven trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol WHN. For further information, please call 604-681-5558 or visit Westhaven’s website at www.westhavenventures.com

On behalf of the Board of Directors
WESTHAVEN VENTURES INC.

"Gareth Thomas"

Gareth Thomas, Director

Qualified Person Statement

L. John Peters, P.Geo., who is a Qualified Person within the context of National Instrument 43-101 has read and takes responsibility for this release.

The samples were assayed at ALS Minerals laboratory in Canada using theirNi-ICP05 method. This method is based on the selective decomposition of nickel sulphide. A solution mixture of 10% ammonium citrate and 35% hydrogen peroxide is used to leach the samples. Hydrogen peroxide, a strong oxidizing agent, oxidizes Ni sulphide to sulphate and releases Ni sulphide into the solution.

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.

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