April 22, 2005 Vancouver, BC: El Nino Ventures Inc. (the "Company") advises that Smythe Ratcliffe, Chartered Accountants (the "Former Auditors") have resigned as auditors of the Company, effective March 31 st , 2005.
Accordingly, the Directors have appointed Staley, Okada & Partners Chartered Accountants, of Vancouver, BC as Auditors for the Company.
There were no reservations in the Former Auditors' reports for the two most recently-completed fiscal years or for any period subsequent to the most recently-completed period for which an audit report was issued and preceding the date of the Former Auditors' resignation. There are no reportable events between the Company and the Former Auditors. The resignation of the Former Auditors as auditors of the Company has been approved by the Company's audit committee and its board of directors.
This Notice of Change of Auditor, together with the letter from the Former Auditors and the letter from the new auditors, have been reviewed by the Company's audit committee and its board of directors.
About El Nino Ventures Inc.
El Nino is an exploration stage company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of a diversified mineral exploration portfolio in Canada and the United States.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Harry Barr, President
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release
This news release contains certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the British Columbia Securities Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission.