El Nino Ventures Announces Appointment of New President
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ELN News May 10, 2006

May 10, 2006, Vancouver, BC -- El Nino Ventures Inc. (the "Company") (TSX.V: ELN OTCBB: ELNOF FRANKFURT: E7Q) reports that Mr. Jean Luc Roy has been appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer ("COO") of the Company.
Jean Luc Roy, M.B.A, President, has over twenty years experience in the Mining Industry.  The majority of Mr. Roy's experience has been in Africa for companies such as International Gold Resources, Ashanti Goldfields Inc., Semafo, and First Quantum Minerals.  Mr. Roy has managed projects from exploration through to production in three different countries and has extensive experience in negotiations at all levels.  Mr. Roy, as Managing Director, played a crucial role in First Quantum Minerals' success in the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC"), by successfully placing a mining operation into production during a period of major unrest in the country.  During Mr. Roy's tenure with First Quantum Minerals, the company went from a $250 million dollar market cap to a multi billion dollar market capitalization.  Mr. Roy was also instrumental in securing First Quantum Mineral's extensive land positions in the DRC.
Harry Barr, Chairman, CEO and director, stated, "We are pleased to have Jean-Luc join El Nino Venture's management team.  Jean-Luc has a strong track record in acquisition, exploration and development of mineral projects through to production.  His combined experience will be invaluable as El Nino Ventures moves in a very aggressive acquisition phase to acquire a diversified mineral portfolio."
The foregoing appointment may be subject to regulatory approval.
About El Nino Ventures Inc.
El Nino Ventures Inc. is the newest member of the Gold, Platinum, and Uranium Group which includes, Pacific North West Capital Corp.(TSX: PFN OTCBB: PAWEF Frankfurt: P7J), CanAlaska Ventures Ltd. (TSX.V: CVV OTCBB:CVVLF, Frankfurt: DH7), Freegold Ventures Limited, (TSX: ITF OTCBB: FGOVF Frankfurt: FR4).
After a successful 2005 programs on the Bancroft Uranium projects, El Nino is now embarking on an aggressive acquisition program for new mineral projects, particularly in Canada, Eastern/Central Europe and Alaska.  El Nino Ventures Inc. is listed on The TSX Venture Exchange, (ELN) and on the United States OTCBB under the symbol: ELNOF and on the Frankfurt: E7Q).
On behalf of the board of directors
"Harry Barr"
Harry Barr, Chairman
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release
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