BC Securities – Certificates of No Default

September 8, 2006

Dear Clients:Please note that effective, September 15, 2006, the BC Securities Commission will no longer issue certificates that:

an issuer is a reporting issuer

a reporting issuer is not in default of filing financial statements required by BC securities legislation or paying prescribed fees.

If you need to determine whether an issuer is a reporting issuer or is in default, you could:

refer to the definition of “reporting issuer” in subsection 1(1) of the Act

(www.qp.gov.bc.ca/statreg/stat/S/96418_01.htm) to assess whether an issuer is a reporting issuer,

refer to the list of issuers in default on the Commission’s website

(www.bcsc.bc.ca/crequirements.asp?id=271) to determine whether an issuer is in default, or

research disclosure about public companies and mutual funds on the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com)

For further information, please see BC Notice 2006/18 Eliminating certificates under section 77 of the Securities Act respecting status of reporting issuers or contact  BCSC Inquires Group at (604) 899-6854 or 1-800-373-6393, E-Mail: [email protected] FYI has been brought to you by Dye & Durham’s Urban Registries department. 

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